Video: PROJEKT ROAM: Chasing Gravity - Episode 5

Jan 7, 2013
by Projekt Roam  
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Bike parks...feet dangling, the gentle swaying of the lift as it carries you upward. There is just something about being sky high, surveying the runs below from a bird's eye view that gives my heart a little extra flutter. It's almost as if my senses are heightened with anticipation, just knowing the moment I hop off the lift, it's time to shred.

For more info on Angel Fire Mountain Resort NM check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
For more info on Angel Fire Mountain Resort NM check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
  The month of June found us in New Mexico and Arizona, exploring a couple of bike parks nestled in the mountains of these southwestern states.

For more info on Angel Fire Mountain Resort NM check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
For more info on Angel Fire Mountain Resort NM check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
  The journey to Angel Fire Mountain Resort gave us a bit of a sense of pseudo-isolation. Absent was the feeling of the hustle and bustle, the rush that mainstream cities can often inflict you with. In its place, the solitary town of Angel Fire welcomed us with relaxed vibes and a small town feel.

For more info on Angel Fire Mountain Resort NM check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
For more info on Angel Fire Mountain Resort NM check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
  Angel Fire's slopes offer numerous run options. Divergent terrain gives the resort a unique characteristic, as well as providing any rider with a choice of numerous trails and varying levels of technicality to challenge themselves with.

For more info on Angel Fire Mountain Resort NM check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
  Remnants of volcanic activity from eons past are present still to this day in the form of porous rocks littering many of the trails across the mountain.

For more info on Sunrise Mountain Resort AZ check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
  A call of an elk resonates periodically through the air. The austere beauty of the surroundings and contented atmosphere of Sunrise Mountain Resort makes for a prime riding area to escape the searing heat characteristic of the lower lying Arizona cities in the summer months.

For more info on Sunrise Mountain Resort AZ check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
For more info on Sunrise Mountain Resort AZ check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
  Dense patches of forest had us dodging and weaving through the pines, opening up from time to time into high speed, chunky ribbons of singletrack.

For more info on Sunrise Mountain Resort NM check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
For more info on Sunrise Mountain Resort AZ check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
  In some ways, we found riding at Sunrise similar to taking a step back in time. The trails are raw, and generally seem to follow a natural course of their own down the mountain.

For more info on Sunrise Mountain Resort AZ check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
  For the most part, Sunrise Resort lets the naturalness of the mountain challenge the rider, only helping to complete or enhance the existing terrain with manmade additions when the need calls for.

For more info on Sunrise Mountain Resort AZ check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
For more info on Sunrise Mountain Resort AZ check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com
  As is common with any lift accessed area that nixes arduous climbs and provides ample gravity fed terrain to explore and tear up, we were hesitant to leave, but satisfied to know these diverse resorts awaited our, hopefully, eventual return sometime in the future. For, like any good trail or riding location, we departed with that driving, biking desire of wanting more.

For more info on Sunrise Mountain Resort AZ check out the gravity ride guide www.gravityrideguide.com

Projekt Roam was founded by husband and wife, Colt and Jessee Maule in 2010. It has been their mission to travel North America in search of places that celebrate the unparalleled beauty and freedom of not only the bike, but the terrain we ride as well. Plan your own trip to Angel Fire, NM or Sunrise, AZ and check out more photos, film, and riding locations throughout North America at www.gravityrideguide.com.

Projekt Roam 2012 sponsors. Check out more www.projektroam.com
  Thanks to our sponsors for some great product and to all of our new friends who have helped us out along the way, ride on.

Words: Jessee Maule
Photos/Film: Colt & Jessee Maule (Filmed June 2012)
Riders: Colt Maule & Louis Angeley

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80 Comments

  • 21 0
 This line: "Bike parks...feet dangling, the gentle swaying of the lift as it carries you upward. There is just something about being sky high, surveying the runs below from a bird's eye view that gives my heart a little extra flutter. It's almost as if my senses are heightened with anticipation, just knowing the moment I hop off the lift, it's time to shred." in my opinion couldn't have been said any better. That's exactly how I feel when at my bike park. With that, great little film you have going on!
  • 15 0
 dam you pinkbike.... i need summer to be here NOW!!!!!!!! o and angel fire is awesome Smile
  • 7 0
 Beautiful video! That TR250 looks hot with the durolux, Great riding! Im sorry to hear about your mothers passing 11 years ago. She was born the same year as my mother and feel your pain. Im happy to hear your grief with your mothers positive inspiration has helped create project roam. Please continue to create beautiful masterpieces! RideOn!
  • 2 0
 Thx for your support, we are loving our SR Suntour suspension, the Durolux are pretty damn awesome!! Cheers!!
  • 2 0
 Yes, I love my Durolux too, its super smooth!
  • 6 0
 Great video guys and gals! Saw you at Sunrise that day and meant to come up and say hi but I was having too much fun on the trails! To those that think there should have been more speed in the video. PR knows what he's saying. I have been all over the western United States and Canada and ridden most parks and Sunrise is one of the steepest, gnarliest parks I've ridden(and that's when the dirt is moist!!!) You shredded some lines this "local" has never seen. Gonna have to go back and jump the ladder on "Chutes and Ladders". Holler next time you're in the Southwest and I'll show you some great AM riding in the southern part of the state. Cheers Brah!
  • 2 0
 I agree with you. I live in lakeside, I'm up at sunrise almost every weekend, it's gnarliest of gnarliest.
  • 2 0
 Thx for the support friends!!
  • 8 0
 Ahhhh dust, such a distant memory. Cool vid btw.
  • 2 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 2 0
 Hey How do you like the TR250?? Also Did it handle the rough sections okay cuz it sure looked like it
  • 1 0
 We love riding our TR250's, they are great bikes, it will handle anything you put it through!! Transition also has a good crew of guys standing behind their product and will always help out their customers. Cheers, Colt
  • 2 0
 Nice vid Colt. I live here in AZ, first time I've seen anyone film Sunrise. It's not like a "real bike park", but it's still fun though... Smile
I've seen ya here & there around Northern Arizona... You gonna ever use any Flagstaff video? I know there's no chair, but DH shuttles there are a blast! Some of the best trails in AZ in my opinion. Smile
  • 2 0
 Haha, Flagstaff seems to be one of our most elusive areas to film!! First time we went there to film Colt blew out his back on an AM ride and couldn't walk for a week, second time we went there we had catastrophic equipment failure. We plan on shredding and filming Flagstaff in 2013. We enjoy riding all the trails the mountains have to offer up there, something for everyone!! Thx for the support!
  • 5 0
 Hells to the yeah! Projekt Roam, Gettin' it done! Well done y'all.
  • 2 0
 Thx Nick, can't wait to start releasing films featuring your Line Cam Systems!!
  • 2 0
 Myself as well Dudes! A crux level package is coming your way!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Made me want the fresh 3 feet of powder to melt away so I could shred the local trails.... Unfortunately I'll have to wait until late June for the snow to melt. Great edit by the way.
  • 1 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 1 0
 Always enjoy this series. But, those have to be Avid breaks ur running...chirping all the way down(brought back sme bad memories...lol)..I made the switch to shimano xt....and the silence is golden.

All the best...keep living the dream!!!
  • 1 0
 Haha you are correct!! We are running our TRP Dash Carbon brakes now and are enjoying the silence Smile Thx for the Support!!
  • 1 0
 The Chili Express. Over the pond, past the elk and wild turkey. It's a beautiful scene looking backwards. After a minute or two, you hit that steep part before the summit. When I reach that steep ascent, I get the mad butterflies. I play it cool for my two daughters riding beside me but my heart is beating faster. I don't know if its the height or the fact I'm about to launch. No sooner than I step off, my Demo is being handed to me. When we are all ready I tell my daughters to stop and look around, because when you're old like me, this will be one of those special days to remember. Then we take off and rattle our brains on Ziggy.
  • 1 0
 I live in Arizona and have been to Sunrise. It can get pretty gnarly! You guys should come visit South Mountain in Arizona as well. There is shred to be had! Thank you very much for the Arizona edit. Not much publicity is brought to our state in terms of downhill mountain biking and it would be nice to see some footage shot in the desert, which I have never seen on Pinkbike, besides Enduro riding and Rampage. Great edit!
  • 1 0
 Thx for watching, glad you enjoyed! We had the oppertinity to film South Mountain in our first ever Projekt Roam: Chasing Gravity film, check it out-http://pinkbike.com/video/189738.

We look forward to filming there again someday.

Cheers -Projekt Roam
  • 1 0
 That is right on. Did you guys use GnarGnar tours?
  • 3 0
 Well shot, well ridden, and BRMC for part of the soundtrack! Putting those trails on my travel list...... Thanks!
  • 2 0
 BRMC does rule
  • 1 0
 Thx for the support!!
  • 2 0
 This is the best thing on pb in the last few months. Screw Gwin and what ever bike he's on, I want to ride my bike!
  • 2 0
 Thx buddy! Glad to know hard work eventually pays off Smile
  • 1 0
 Great video - I'm envious of your travels. I think we crossed paths at Duthie HIll last year. Thanks for featuring it in episode 3!
  • 3 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 1 0
 You know you've got it made if you can coordinate your POC helmet with whatever kit you decide to wear that day. Man, I need a sponsor.
  • 1 0
 POC makes some rad protective gear and we are very thankful for their support. Thx for watching!!
  • 1 0
 Always look forward to your next vid; been keeping an eye on you guys since you came through Bellingham/Duthie. Keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Chad
  • 1 0
 Thx for the support Chad, glad you enjoyed. There will be plenty more films coming your way in the near future! Cheers -Projekt Roam
  • 1 0
 The perfect video to get me through my winter blues! This is why I ride my bike!
  • 2 0
 Thx for the support!!
  • 2 0
 Oh how I miss summer riding!
  • 1 0
 Technical sections are cool. Most movies are focused on speed rather than the slower technical sections.
  • 1 0
 this is true... I just wish we had something OTHER than technical sections in AZ... I want some flowy trails, dangit.
  • 1 0
 I feel the same way EVERYTIME I ride!!
  • 1 0
 Great vids. Makes me want to roam! TR's little shred sled looks fun! Solid riding and great cinematography.
  • 1 0
 Glad you enjoyed, thx for the support!!
  • 2 0
 Looking forward to summer!
  • 2 0
 What is the song used in the edit?
  • 2 0
 Middle Class Rut – New Low & BMRC - Ain't no easy way
  • 1 0
 Sunrise is my local bike park. It's great to see it get some love on pinkbike! Super stoked for summer.
  • 1 0
 beautiful dude! glad to see your still makin sick videos and railing trails
  • 1 0
 Thx for watching, glad you enjoyed!! Cheers!
  • 2 1
 Sweet edit guys looks fun
  • 1 0
 Thx!!
  • 1 0
 Awesome riding and inspiring message. One of my favorite edits for sure.
  • 2 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 1 0
 what is the song in the vid called?
  • 1 1
 It wa nice to feel as though I could keep up with a rider in good video edit for once Smile
  • 1 0
 Great video, captured what riding is to me. Flow, fun and stoke. Cheers
  • 1 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 1 0
 captures the fun of going to a bike park in the summer!
  • 1 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 1 0
 Great story man and I'm sorry for your lost
  • 1 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 1 0
 our dreams will be come true
  • 1 0
 Sun + Dust = Winter depression
  • 1 0
 The rider in blue rode pretty good.
  • 1 0
 He is a good friend and awesome shredder!!
  • 1 0
 Middle Class Rut!!
  • 1 0
 Rad vid dude!
  • 1 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 1 0
 Excellent! Thanks
  • 1 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 1 0
 Angel Fire!!!!
  • 1 0
 Very nice work Smile
  • 1 0
 Thx for your support!!
  • 1 4
 2 questions where is this place "sunrise" in az? and local dh peps from az hit me up! must moved here from cali and lookin for locals to ride with.

























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