Photo of the Month: August 2014

Sep 2, 2014
by Tyler Maine  
Check out the top Photo of the Day images from the month of August 2014.
  Check out the top Photo of the Day images from the month of August 2014.

Just relaxing after 3 minutes of charging stairs during Downhill Taxco 2013. Shot by Dave Trumpore. remymetailler
  1. Just relaxing after 3 minutes of charging stairs during Downhill Taxco 2013. Shot by Dave Trumpore. - 13727 views


Opening of snowbirds new trail
  2. Mitch Ropelato pops out of the Snowbird gondola. Image by Steven Lloyd - 11463 views


This is Andes Pacifico Chris Ball Andes Pacifico Photo Claudio Olgu n
  3. This is Andes Pacifico, Chris Ball. Photo by Claudio Olguín - 10403 views


Images from the Shotgun Invitational Finals at Silver Star
  4. Image from the Shotgun Invitational Finals at Silver Star by Silver Star Bike Park (Chris Pilling) - 10064 views


17.12.13. Solid Strike 650B test PIC Andy Lloyd www.andylloyd.photography
  5. Nikki Whiles pilots the Solid Strike 650B. Image by Andy Lloyd - 8861 views


<b>Honorable Mention:</b>
  Honorable Mention:

"Sam Reimer and Massey Baker, Yukon" by Tim Koerber. This is our runner up with 8777 views.

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34 Comments

  • 47 1
 They all bad ass .
  • 3 0
 The view count are soooo low on these pictures. Just a few years ago (maybe less) PODs would get 20,000 views easily. interesting.......
  • 11 1
 From my quick look, pod numbers have been down since early 2013. View count seems to have peaked from 2009 to 2013 where pods regularly had 20000 plus views. Now it is closer to 10000. Interesting, there was also a notable change in the type of picture. Before, the pictures would focus more on perspective and the dynamic movement captured in the rider. Now, pictures focus on the composition of the background more than anything else. Its as if the photographer wants to create a painting of a with good composition and then throw a rider in rather than focus on the rider itself. I imagine pod quality is not the issue though. Instead, I believe there are greater social shifts away from action photography towards amateur pov videos. I also think freeride might be dead.
  • 4 0
 Freeride's not dead, it's just gone underground. Like Hazel.
  • 1 0
 I'm referring to how "the experience" of biking is really cool now. You know... being in a beautiful scene with big mountains in the background and going on adventures for the sake of seeing new stuff, and high fiving at the top of a steep climb and going down a somewhat steep trail. Freeride was cool because it brought a different perspective to things. Its more like parkour in that you can make anything ridable - it just so happens that the woods were where people made stuff without getting into trouble. Freeriders were once creative. Its not creative anymore.

So I guess what I'm saying is that competitive freeride is alive and kicking, but I agree that its an oxymoron. The real freeride is dead.
  • 9 0
 Number 1, rare I pick a jump shot but this one is so vibrant and well shot- just makes me smile. 4 is bad ass too
  • 2 0
 I like to think he went from start hut to finish line like that...!!
  • 5 0
 no.1 is my pick then no. 2 then no.3 then no.4 then no.5 ahahahahahhahahahaha cause they're all dope as hell
  • 6 1
 #3 is so enduro. That is literally the picture next to the definition in the dictionary.
  • 5 1
 I can do that like on the 5th photo, just what I can't is to stay on the bike after :-D
  • 3 0
 4 and 5 are best for me and did anyone else notice the feet hanging 20+feet in the top right corner of the first pic? looks real safe to me haha
  • 3 0
 #4 for me. Takes skill to get so much depth in that terrain. Super inviting too. Makes me want to grab my bike and dive through my computer screen.
  • 4 0
 They are all kicking some serious ass, butr #2 is really impressive
  • 3 1
 Number 2. The landscape is just incredible and its mitch ropelato dropping out of a gondola.
  • 3 0
 No run in, big drop, beautiful views...gotta go with Steve!
  • 3 0
 Photo 5 Nikki whiles
  • 3 0
 4, or 5.
  • 2 0
 All five are great, but IMO number 1 and 2 are just too amazing !!!
  • 1 0
 Love the subtleness of #1. A relaxed no hander over the banner of a no hander.
  • 1 0
 Don´t forget Red Bull Down Taxco is coming soon this October, visit us guys!
  • 1 0
 1 - owh shit... 240V cables
  • 1 0
 #1 has some great timing, but god damn those power/phone lines!!!!!
  • 1 0
 nikki getting wild in number 5 takes it for me
  • 2 2
 number 3, pura adrenalina en Chile!!!
  • 1 0
 All great photos!
  • 1 1
 #1 isn't that a palmer move?
  • 1 0
 #4 WIN!
  • 1 0
 1 or 2 for sure
  • 1 0
 #2 is hard core!!
  • 1 0
 2 king
  • 2 3
 3.: seriously??? 3rd place???
  • 1 1
 #1, Obvious Mexico Big Grin

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