Video: Frozen Ground with Britney White

Dec 18, 2014 at 16:18
Dec 18, 2014
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26 degrees (Fahrenheit), hoar frost, and frozen ferns. I pull into a muddy parking spot at work after a cold ride, followed by a 45 minute commute, I shift my truck into park and a sudden wave of calm overcomes me. All of the day comes flooding back into my head in that one instant. That corner, the icy berm I slid out of, that jump I finally cleared, and a smile washes over my face. The day has left me feeling so suddenly fulfilled and content knowing that nothing else matters, because that happened. Tomorrow I will ride again. It's more of my brain's demand than my own choice really, at least that's how it feels, along with a strong desire to do better than I did yesterday. But for now it's time to focus on work.

It's a slow night at the restaurant and with more time to reflect back on my day, I decide maybe I should have hit that jump again, yeah was that pinot noir or pinot gris? Would I be able to just go back and do it again tomorrow? I must do it again.

On this particular bone chillingly frigid fall day, the leaves were plentiful and flattened by frost. My memories are still fresh, painted orange and yellow, with rich brown dirt covered in roots, tangled, like Medusa's hair. Finding the trail in this cluttered abyss was half the battle. Yes, today was worth the battle.

The combination of my years biking has been a mixed bag of best days ever, close calls, and total biffs to say the least. This last year has been no exception with plenty of ups and downs between injury, life, and racing. I suppose it's ironic, how it's that simple feeling of riding a bike gives me a sense of balance again. In the years to come that laundry list of goals and dreams may or may not materialize, but whatever happens I relish in knowing I have felt such deep passion for something that I love so much. Thank you to all those who support my passion - Freehub, Fox Shox, Transition Bikes, Spank, Profile Racing, Continental, iXS, Alleycat Bike Repair (Duke), Shimano, Royal Racing, Chris King, Five Ten, Disidual and Coal Headwear.

Britney White
​Earning turns.

Britney White
​This photo was self taken earlier in the summer on a ride with my dog, Hueco.

Video: Jay Provins
Music: I am Hotep/Crazy Creepy


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51 Comments

  • + 44
 I read somewhere that regular bikes splode under 32 degrees, and only fatbikes can survive in such harsh conditions. Are you telling me this isn't true???
  • + 22
 that profile freehub sounds rediculous. 204 POE :-o
  • - 20
flag Bristecom (Dec 19, 2014 at 19:01) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah, that is one of the most irritating sounds ever. Ruined the video.
  • + 2
 Loving it! My e.thirteen is as loud as this. So nice!
  • + 17
 I think you mean "hoar frost"
  • + 25
 LEAVE IT IN
  • + 9
 Good catch, fixed. Sorry @owl-X
  • + 23
 Damn, I missed, whore frost??
  • + 13
 haha, yep
  • + 2
 RRRRRRRR
  • + 0
 Screenshot or it didn't happen Wink
  • + 12
 That lady can ride. Will you teach me how to ride like that?
  • + 5
 Binchaser! Thats hilarious! I call Brit Binny, The Bineral Lee, The adventures of Bin Bin, Bin lauderdale. Bit of a Bin Chaser myself, she's pretty fast. Anyhow sorry for the slo-mo guys hopefully do better next time.
  • + 3
 Ahh snap, that's cool. Don't worry about the slo-mo, I thought it was Ride-on. Keep up the good work jumpy.
  • + 3
 Thanks @BinChaser. The Royal Fern Photo above is the OFF CAMBER ROOT corner cut, the slow mo before the creek crossing. A tricky move for all, down hill off camber roots into a slap pocket uphill. Check it out
  • + 3
 dang if you tip the screen and look down the roots corner photo like you were ripping it, its pretty wicked
  • + 2
 what if you check @bzmncrew profile she has a freehub intro vid posted,dope
  • + 3
 Took her a few trys to say the least, making it over the hill after the roots with speed without peadleing is the hardest part
  • + 12
 Wow, great riding! That slo mo was the worst though. Just eeewww.
  • + 15
 That slow mo was like "What's going on with my PC, is it laggin?"
  • + 2
 its called; not everybody on the planet can afford a slow mo camera that costs more than all your bikes and car combined..
  • + 8
 A GoPro can capture 120 FPS and costs up to £360, your point is invalid
  • - 1
 its still expensive as shit either way
  • + 8
 You deserve to be a Canadian for the cold performance! GOOBA GABBA ONE OF US ONE OF US!!!!!!
  • + 6
 'ground freezes snow never comes' daayum i want to live there! southern ontario we only get about 2-3 weeks of frozen ground no snow and its the best riding of the year!
  • + 7
 Yeah another chick who can ride. Keep those videos coming. Way to go girl!!
  • + 3
 I've had quite a few days this year that felt like this. Been lucky to have a fairly dry fall. The trails remind me of my home trails and it makes me stoked to ride. Coll song too!
  • + 5
 I havent even watched the video yet but this is some great writing so thanks for that!
  • + 5
 Some trail braiding going on there...
  • + 5
 That was some lovely, smooth riding! Very jealous of that flow!
  • + 4
 WRRRRRRR! I love the sound of your hubs. Smile Rad video Brit! Jay... kudos to your filmming.
  • + 4
 I'd kill for some -5C riding right now...
  • + 2
 Thanks for inspiration...makes me want to throw a leg over the saddle and get out for ride today. Great video/ride, way to go!
  • + 4
 Damn what hub is that!?
  • + 3
 Girl on a Covert, awesome!
  • + 2
 Good riding! ... nice to know I'm not alone in my drive to ride the super cold
  • + 2
 What a great looking trail. Nicely ridden!
  • + 3
 Beautiful!
  • + 3
 i always miss out...
  • + 2
 nice trails, sound quality was a-pawl-ing
  • + 1
 Great vid, nice write up!
  • + 0
 I like this. Not straight up killing it, but definitely shredding pretty well nonetheless.
  • + 1
 Yeah Brit! Yeah Jay! Sending to my girlfriend to show her how to ride!
  • + 1
 Ha! Fahrenheit
  • + 1
 Weird
  • + 1
 Get it guuuuuuuuurl!
  • - 2
 Great riding, definitely fast!
On the video side, that slo-mo could have been removed entirely - just wasn't executed properly.
Otherwise, nice angles, good footage Smile
  • + 4
 such critics nice vid Jay aka Jason
  • + 1
 wheres the frost?
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