Photo Epic: Dave Trumpore's Incredible 2020 Year in Review

Dec 30, 2020
by Dave Trumpore  



Just like everyone else, I took my 2020 plan and threw it out the window come mid-March. After managing to get 1 of the 20+ events and shoots I had on the calendar wrapped up in February, everything else ended up either cancelled or indefinitely postponed. I did manage a few trips for some commercial/client work towards the end of the summer for the brief time travel restrictions were reduced, but other than that I was very much at home. And while I did miss my little family on the road and the traveling circus that tis the EWS and World Cup series, the silver lining to this whole debacle has been the rare opportunity to slow the pace down and spend my first summer at home in nearly 10 years.

I'm left feeling extremely fortunate that I've come out of this disastrous year fairly unscathed, especially knowing that has not been the case for many many people in all of our communities. Let's hope 2021 gives everyone a bit more to be happy and positive about.

Cameras came out mostly for fun rather than work this year and the end result is shared below.


FEBRUARY 2020 - CHILE
What would be the first and last international trip of 2020. A few short weeks later the world came screeching to a halt.

Felipe Vasquez and Pablo Hobon - Chillan Chile
Felipe Vasquez and Pablo Hobon - Chillan, Chile

Felipe Vasquez - Chillan Chile
Felipe Vasquez - Chillan, Chile

Felipe Vasquez - Chillan Chile
Felipe Vasquez - Chillan, Chile

Greg Callaghan - Santiago Chile
Greg Callaghan - Santiago Chile

The Andes - Chile
The Andes - Chile

Nico Prudencio - Chile
Nico Prudencio - Chile

Greg Callaghan - Chile
Greg Callaghan - Chile

Pedro Burns - Chile
Pedro Burns - Chile

Greg Callaghan - Chile
Greg Callaghan - Chile

Chile
Chile

Josh Lewis - Chile
Josh Lewis - Chile

Chile
Chile

Pedro Burns - Chile
Pedro Burns - Chile


HOME IN VERMONT -
For all of the spring and early summer, rides were very close to home and with a pretty small crew of close friends.


Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

Richie Rude - Vermont
Richie Rude - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Richie Rude - Vermont
Richie Rude - Vermont

Richie Rude - Vermont
Richie Rude - Vermont

Richie Rude - Vermont
Richie Rude - Vermont

Richie Rude - Vermont
Richie Rude - Vermont

Richie Rude - Vermont
Richie Rude - Vermont

Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

Kori Gargano - Vermont
Kori Gargano - Vermont

Kori Gargano - Vermont
Kori Gargano - Vermont

Kori Gargano - Vermont
Kori Gargano - Vermont

Kori Gargano - Vermont
Kori Gargano - Vermont

Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park
Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park

Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park
Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park

Clayton Harper - Mountain Creek Bike Park
Clayton Harper - Mountain Creek Bike Park

Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park
Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park

Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park
Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park

Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park
Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park

Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park
Laura Slavin - Mountain Creek Bike Park


3 DAYS IN CALIFORNIA -
Bikes with and without motors as travel restrictions were briefly lifted


- California
- California

Charlie Harrison - California
Charlie Harrison - California

Cole Seely - California
Cole Seely - California

California
California

Carson Mumford - California
Carson Mumford - California

Cameron McAdo - California
Cameron McAdo - California

Tyler Bereman - California
Tyler Bereman - California

BACK TO VERMONT-
And the late summer Golden Hour


Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont


A CHANGE OF PACE HERE AND THERE WITH SOME RALLY CAR RACING-
It's Brandon Semenuk so I think it's relevant content here on Pinkbike


Brandon Semenuk - Maine
Brandon Semenuk - Maine

Brandon Semenuk - Maine
Brandon Semenuk - Maine

Brandon Semenuk - Maine
Brandon Semenuk - Maine

Brandon Semenuk - Minnesota
Brandon Semenuk - Minnesota

Brandon Semenuk - Minnesota
Brandon Semenuk - Minnesota

Brandon Semenuk - Missouri
Brandon Semenuk - Missouri

Brandon Semenuk - Minnesota
Brandon Semenuk - Minnesota

Brandon Semenuk - Missouri
Brandon Semenuk - Missouri

Brandon Semenuk - Missouri
Brandon Semenuk - Missouri

BACK TO BIKES AND THE FALL SEASON AT HOME -

Brooks Curran and Evan Booth - Vermont
Brooks Curran and Evan Booth - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Vermont
Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Alex McAndrew - Vermont
Alex McAndrew - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Alex McAndrew - Vermont
Alex McAndrew - Vermont

Alex McAndrew - Vermont
Alex McAndrew - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Sarah Howerter - Vermont
Sarah Howerter - Vermont

Ali Zimmer - Vermont
Ali Zimmer - Vermont

Mike Sampson - Vermont
Mike Sampson - Vermont

Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Corrine Prevot - Vermont
Corrine Prevot - Vermont

Max Morgan - Vermont
Max Morgan - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

Tom Sampson and Ziggey Ribetto - Vermont
Tom Sampson and Ziggey Ribetto - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Alex McAndrew - Vermont
Alex McAndrew - Vermont

Annie Henderson - Vermont
Annie Henderson - Vermont

OCTOBER SNOW
A rare opportunity to ski deep snow and ride trails on the same mountain in the same day

Joe Cavallaro - Vermont
Joe Cavallaro - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

Joe Cavallaro - Vermont
Joe Cavallaro - Vermont

Joe Cavallaro - Vermont
Joe Cavallaro - Vermont

Then the snow melted -

Joe Cavallaro and Evan Booth - Vermont
Joe Cavallaro and Evan Booth - Vermont

Evan Booth - Vermont
Evan Booth - Vermont

And the dirt was glorious -

Tim Cameron - Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Tim Cameron - Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Colby Benoit - Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Colby Benoit - Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Alex McAndrews - Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Alex McAndrews - Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Peter Ostroski - Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Peter Ostroski - Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Richie Rude - Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Richie Rude - Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Peter Ostroski - Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Peter Ostroski - Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Peter Ostroski - Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Peter Ostroski - Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Thunder Mountain Bike Park
Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Kevin Sweeney - Highland Bike Park
Kevin Sweeney - Highland Bike Park

Evan Booth - Highland Bike Park
Evan Booth - Highland Bike Park

Evan Booth - Highland Bike Park
Evan Booth - Highland Bike Park

Evan Booth - Highland Bike Park
Evan Booth - Highland Bike Park

The End

THE END

Brooks Curran - Vermont
Brooks Curran - Vermont
We'll see ya on the trails again once the snow melts for good in 2021...


55 Comments

  • 66 0
 Looks like we've got POD sorted for a couple months! Such awesome work Dave!
  • 3 0
 Yes that's a lot of good pics
  • 2 0
 Breathtaking work @davetrumpore Salute Definitely ALLTHEPODS!!!
  • 1 0
 For sure! Thanks for putting it all out here Dave
  • 16 0
 Beautiful shots! This tab will stay open for a while.
  • 5 0
 Been following Dave and Brooks on Instagram for a while now. Watching their adventures during lockdown has helped keep me sane and even inspired me to pick up my old DSLR and start taking pictures again. Thank you for the the amazing photos and riding guys!
  • 4 0
 Nice Dave. The prayer flag spot is such an iconic junction. I never really stop to think about how many awesome riders have passed thru there. Or any trail for that matter. Especially as Mtb was such a loner sport for me this year.
  • 3 0
 So many shots of Bolton! Which, I've personally invested a ton of time digging and building. So stoked to see so many pros like Richie Rude riding stuff myself, Andy, Ian and Jake have been working on over the years! Adam let the cat out of the bag.
  • 3 0
 I remember digging what's now called "race trail" in 1999 for a collegiate race... Can't believe most of the stuff we built in the early 2000's is still there... And even better stuff keeps coming
  • 6 0
 Dave is pretty ok at camera’s.
  • 2 0
 Amazing photography Dave! I always look forward to your posts on Pinkbike. I have a beautiful collection of desktop wallpapers now to keep me dreaming whilst I'm locked up. When I get out I am going to try and take some of my own shots, thankyou for the hope and the inspiration, you are my favourite MTB photographer.
  • 5 0
 Is always incredible watching your work!! See you in February !!
  • 5 0
 Quite a few eyegasms on this page. Thanks, Dave!
  • 4 0
 Amazing pictures Dave!
I’d like to purchase a poster - is that possible, and if so - where??
  • 5 0
 So many bangers! Awesome work Dave!
  • 3 0
 Great shots as always Dave! Hope you can make it to an event or two in 2021!
  • 1 0
 I fed Dave and friends a lot of tacos this summer at our local trailhead. Awesome people, just the absolutely best kind of people, it’s so amazing to see how his art reflects our locale. Thank you!
  • 1 0
 We have a pretty incredible community here... Very much why VT is home
  • 1 0
 Had the chance to live outside of Burlington for a year while I was on my internship for school, Vermont is definitely an amazing state and has a lot to offer for skiers and the MTB community. Amazing photos!
  • 3 0
 Amazing pics, also love the dirt bikes and Rallyecar :-)
  • 3 0
 That Kevin Sweeney photo is the best shot of that spot I've ever seen.
  • 1 0
 Always a pleasure viewing Dave's work!! So many awesome shots in here, making it equally difficult finding a favorite. Keep it up.
  • 3 0
 Nice work, Dave! Never thought I'd see the Intervale on PB. Secret's out!
  • 1 0
 Incredible shots Dave! A nice contrast to the motion pictures. There's something really neat about capturing motion in one instance of time.
  • 2 0
 I’m just gonna come down here to state the obvious: This guy’s pretty good at this photography thing.
  • 3 0
 best photographer on pink bike in my humble opinion.
  • 1 0
 A little gear check could be handy. not that I could make masterpieces like this or afford another expensive hobby, but just to know
  • 2 0
 Nikon D850 with a 24-70 in probably 80+% of the shots
  • 1 0
 The EXIF data by the side of each image shows what camera, lens and settings were used.
  • 1 0
 You can post rally content any of the week as far as I’m concerned, it’s just mountain biking on four wheels. Brandon freaking crushed it in his first season too!
  • 3 0
 Fantastic photos!
  • 1 1
 Hopefully more PBers follow Laura Slavin after seeing some of Dave’s shots. Absolute shredder that sends huge stuff with buttery style.
  • 2 0
 Damn, people be livin' that life!
  • 3 0
 I LOVE Perry Hill!
  • 1 0
 Well that's one way to make me miss living in northern VT. Always awesome to see friends ripping it up on PB!
  • 1 0
 Thanks for highlighting the nature beauty found at home here in New England Dave! Such beautiful pictures, all of them.
  • 1 0
 Brilliant work, loving the Semenuk ones, thanks for including some rally goodness!
  • 1 0
 So many incredible shots. Next time I go back east to see family VT is on the must ride list. No question.
  • 2 0
 Damn! Who knew Vermont was so epic.
  • 1 0
 Dam, nice work and Thank You. Ritchie is that white World Champ Jersey........ sweet.
  • 1 0
 So good! Thanks for sharing your work, it is fantastic
  • 1 0
 Top drawer set there mr @davetrumpore
  • 1 0
 Wow. Amazing shots. Got my background photos covered for 2021.
  • 1 0
 Awesome! Always love your photos Dave!
  • 1 0
 Amazing work! ???? What a highlight post on PB!
  • 1 0
 Please ignore the question marks..
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the eye candy! What a compilation.
  • 1 0
 Great photos, Dave! Cant wait for 2021!
  • 1 0
 Total stunners as usual Dave!
  • 1 0
 FCUK YEAH Brandon!! Future WRC champ!!
  • 1 0
 When I ride I like to pretend I'm in a @davetrumpore photo shoot.
  • 1 0
 Never stop shooting into the sun! Great pictures!
  • 1 0
 Man, your rally pics were out of this world
  • 1 0
 Great stuff, Dave!
  • 1 0
 Those ferns tho!!!!!

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