Movies For Your Monday

Oct 9, 2017
by Scott Secco  
Waiau-toa Odyssey film - New Zealand Bikerafting Expedition: Waiau-toa Odyssey awarded the Hiddleston/MacQueen Award for the Best NZ Made Film for the 2017 NZ Mountain Film Festival! Three adventurers, a film-maker, and a photographer set off on a six day, 300km unsupported journey.

Views: 13,811    Faves: 84    Comments: 7

zam6 - Azerbaijan: A documentary movie about biking in Azerbaijan.

Views: 11,260    Faves: 45    Comments: 4

How to Get Your Girlfriend Hooked on Mountain Biking: As a female rider, guys I meet on the trail will often say "I wish I could get my girlfriend into mountain biking." So I made this video with some tips to help you fellas get your girlfriends hooked on mountain biking. I realize there's no magic formula but I hope these tips will help us all get more lady-gals out riding.

Views: 14,886    Faves: 80    Comments: 29

Winter Solstice: Filmed in the middle of an NZ winter. Riding in the Redwoods, and some other locations around Rotorua.

Views: 6,175    Faves: 17    Comments: 5

The Hangover: The Vanzac's 2016 Dirt Diaries entry still holds up.

Views: 19,176    Faves: 314    Comments: 19

Home: Lucas Bruder ripping his local trails.

Views: 6,365    Faves: 32    Comments: 11

Northstar 2017: They boys tearing up Northstar.

Views: 9,066    Faves: 110    Comments: 19

Lucas Huppert Summer 2017: Young gun Lucas Huppert ripping his local parks.

Views: 5,622    Faves: 71    Comments: 5

Big Bikes. Big Jump: All the boys hitting the massive new jump in Christchurch.

Views: 5,156    Faves: 53    Comments: 6

Kamloops - The Send Awakens Pt. 6: These days it can be hard to get everyone's schedules lined up for a long weekend trip, but in May 2017 the stars aligned, and the boys were in. Kamloops is a magical place with diverse riding. We hit some amazing spots, had some great camping, and rode some f*cking bikes.

Views: 4,723    Faves: 28    Comments: 3

Finn Finestone - Winter Edit: Finn is an all season ripper... kid crushes it in the bike park too.

Views: 3,134    Faves: 26    Comments: 1

Norwegian Adventures:On September 2nd 2017, Pinkbike teamed up with Bikester to send the winners of the Ultimate Adventure contest on a dream holiday to Norway, specifically to boat around the Fjords and then hit up some epic mountain bike trails.

Steffi, The Biker - Redefine Your Limits: “Limits don’t hold me back. They drive me forwards.”

Jeff Lenosky -Trail Boss: Bennett Gap: This episode I travel to my favorite place to ride in North America and I check out one of the most well know trails in the park, Bennett Gap. This fast flowy downhill has a few "hike a bike" sections that I needed to check out and find out if they were rideable. Follow along!

Dan Foley - Still Filming: Dan is giving Rich Forne a serious run for best rider/filmmaker in BMX.

Dakota Roche - Cinema 2017: Filmed in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Budapest, Athens, and Perth. Sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy Dak ripping through the streets.

Nikita Ducarroz - New Territory: Mongoose Bikes rider, Nikita Ducarroza moved from a tiny NorCal village to San Diego. Moves are always challenging but now that she's been there a little while Nikita said; "it’s hands-down the only place I’d ever want to live!"

Habit - Official Trailer: The new Level 1 ski film looks solid.

Devoted: Devoted is a tribute to people who spent their life documenting skateboarding.

Life Coach: When conditions became unfavourable for a first ascent of Alaska’s Ruth Gorge, Alex Honnold turns the camera on Renan Ozturk for a strangely beautiful discussion about life’s big questions.

MTB Heroes - Trailblazers

Title Photo by: Fast Fokus

To check out videos submitted by fellow Pinkbike members that didn't quite make Movie Mondays here.


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 Great video ! But this not only for girlfriends, those advices stay 100% valid for anyone you'd like to introduce to mountain biking! Mtbing is an individual sport, yes, but if you bring someone for a ride it is your "duty" to support him/her because 1) you are the reason he/she is there 2) it's funnier together 3) you are the one ensuring he/she is having good time.
I'll 100% try to apply this with my girlfriend... when I find one.
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 A lot of this applies to getting your kids out on the trails as well.
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 Plus flat pedals all the way. Flats for fun, clipless for racing.
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 @fartymarty: Yes! ( Actually it's me, who introduced my parents to mtb when I was 8 Razz )

I remember when I first did the switch to clipless, I had a pair with clips on a side and a regular flat face ( not talking about the spd's inserts). This relieved so much stress, I think it would be a no brainer once again.
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 why guys want to get their girlfriends into mtb; I can see my boys when I tell them:" this is my wife, she will spend whole weekend with us...."
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 @BartDM: My friends are friends with my wife as much as me. Not all ladies are alike, bro.
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 @BartDM: If you and your friends are bummed out when your girlfriends come along, I think that speaks more to your romantic relationships than your cycling.

That being said, I think it's healthy for couple to have interests independent of one another.
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 My girlfriend looks stupid in a flat brim hat. She'll never be a mountain biker.
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 I've never heard of this Dusty Betty outfit. Are they a subset of Wet Willy?
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 @fartymarty: Sam Hill disagrees with you
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 @HK-Mazur: I agree, not only that... when it's time for a new bike, my wife gets it when I want to shell out for a high end ride! Sometimes we ride together, sometimes we ride with our own guy/girl friends (for that matter plenty of my rides are solo too). They're all good!
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 @mikeyrides: It's a personal opinion of mine that if you seek hobbies to get away from your SO, you may have chosen the wrong person to be with for the rest of your life.

I will try to do anything I can to get away from dealing with the baby, though, lol!

Drop off baby at grandma's and go ride/snowboard/whatever with mommy Smile
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 @HK-Mazur: once your baby is 1 get a Weeride. I can't recommend it enough.
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 @HamsterPants: that is my idea too. I ride once a week with my wife and I have to say it is very nice time we spend together. But I do have that need to ride alone frome time to time. And when I ride with my boys, I just want to ride with them; when I fall off they just say" that was insane I got that on camera" :-)
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 @HK-Mazur: Plus doing things as a family//couple gives so much more motivation.
I'm now 21 and the whole family has pretty much stopped biking ( looking forward to start over) because we no longer have the time to do all of our activities seriously. But my parents used to pretty much be at the same level and it helped them more than one morning to go out and train in winter! ( I would be lying if I was not saying it wasn't my case too). I remember it created a great emulation, a lot of experience to share and great travel ( crossing alps, turkey, involvement in club etc..)
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 Thanks! And I absolutely agree that these tips apply to getting just about anyone into mountain biking. Women's topics are going to be a big staple for my YT channel but I'm glad you raised that point.
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 Even though I'll cover some women's topics, I hope a lot of guys will feel welcome over at dusty betty too.
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 Good tips, but next up please: "10 tips to get a girlfriend as a mounterbiker"
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 Ha ha, that's outside my wheel house. We got anyone in the community qualified to make that video?
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 My ex wife hated mtb
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 Sounds like you made the right choice.
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 going straight to the bmx edits...foley is so fluid...roche from another planet
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 Good work Betty, but the concept of a mountain biking girlfriend sounds to me like some kind of insane utopia, and it will remain so now that you've given me the entirely irrational fear that I might one day get smoked by a girl rider who has a few decades less experience than me.

Oh, and Dakota Roche is a f*cking animal. Looking forward to the helmet debate (I'm not).
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 To each their own... just don't want to hear any "oh it's such a tragedy" when he finally has a big one or can't string a sentence together in 10yrs.
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 My neighbor four doors down just died from massive head trauma. Not wearing a helmet. It's a dumb ass thing to do period.
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 In truth, I still can't out ride my SO but I'm having a great time trying.
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 @dustybetty: I hope you get there!
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 @fattyheadshok: No doubt about it. I can ignore the lack of a helmet in exchange for a bit of genius though.
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 The Hangover is one of the best vids I've seen in a while. As soon as she told Eddie "I wish all your friends were as mature as you" I knew I was gonna be good.
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 This version of the hangover actually beats all the sequels they tried to milk out of that movie.
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 Thanks Dusty Betty for this important contribution. For us euros the biggest challenge is finding interesting easy trails. There are really only manicured flow trails which are boring after two runs or hiking paths which immediatly have some tough switchbacks, loose rocks or off camber wet roots.... above a cliff.... That's been my wife's main gripe although she loves heading our every time.
BC was a different story...:-) You guys have it good!
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 Wow, I didn't realize there are parts of the world that don't have beginner trails. I guess my MTB universe is still pretty small!
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 Still don´t get why bmx'ers don't wear helmets
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 Because Dak is street as fuuuuuckkkkkkk
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 Same reason skaters won't. Same reason they smoke cigs and antagonize the cops on camera. It's a sport dominated by and marketed towards teenaged bad boys.
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 D Foley again, and again, and again. His collection of vids (most self filmed) are a breath of fresh air. Plus, smokin flat tables-out are the new, New.
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 Finn Finestone... He is one lucky kid to be living in Whistler so he's got the best of both worlds in the summer and winter- Biking and snowboarding!!
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 Massively skilful on a board too. Scary.
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 Yes Steffi, always admired your skills, some of those jumps were pretty substantial! Good work!
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 Pisgah...the land of happiness.You should do a video on Pilot now.
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 There's so many trails to ride there, it's hard to choose!
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 @jeff-lenosky: I agree.ive been going there for over 17 years now and am still finding new amazing trails.Place is amazing.
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 @nug12182: looks pretty, but very tame. Different in person?
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 @nvranka: oh yes my friend,oh yes.
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 Dakota Roche. Holy moly he's killing it!! my teeth are glued together after watching those sketch lines...
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 I thought the best part of mtn biking was to get away from your wife/girlfriend
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 If youre in the neighborhood of bennett gap, check out ridgeline, so worth it.
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 Ridgeline is so rad, I have a group ride video on my youtube channel of it.
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 The boy Jonny out here showin fools how to rip. Go peep that Northstar edit
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 Any one else do everything wrong with getting wife/girlfriend out riding?
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 Me! I did plenty of that stuff wrong. Started her out with an inadequate bike. Took her out on trails that were way above beginner level. Rode a head then waited for her to catch up sometimes. Threw lots of instructions at her while she was riding. But she kept at it. Inspite of me. Now she's on a Bronson and she's out there 4 times a week. With or without me. My wife's badass.
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 Ha, some of these are mistakes I saw other people make, but I made PLENTY of these mistakes while trying to teach friends.
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 @fattyheadshok: Ooh, I love your wife's bike. I'm loving my 5010 but sometimes I wish I had a little more travel...
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 Full support for Dusty Betty. Thanks!
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 Nice to see Spec Big Hit still going strong in that vid, great park bike.
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 Longhorns !!!
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 Sweet, Dan Foley is the first BMX rider in history (a little sarcasm there) to wear a helmet!
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 The Hangover--- Major automobile teabagging at :37 That is all.
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 Artist name for second video first song?
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 How to hook a girlfriend. My eyes.
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 Finn can board!!!

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