Striking Contrast Between Frenetic Summer & Dark Winter Rides - Video

Apr 12, 2018
by Bart  
Views: 34,235    Faves: 277    Comments: 24


Last summer was a blur of heli-drops, travelling across the globe, heat, smoke and sun. Then the dark season hit, and life changed just as the seasons did. Getting out in the cold and rain is more focused, more intentional. The cooler wet seasons bring a time to ride when it's not as easy to get on a bike. Forcing yourself to confront those conditions takes you into that part of your mind that opens in meditation. Riding forces your mind to be present, to shed the worries and stresses it brings on itself. It takes your brain into a state of flow it is the perfect manifestation of mindfulness. We all know what that feels like - leaving the house grumpy or frustrated, stressed and tired, and as soon as we get on the trails, take that first pedal, it all drips away with the sweat and the rain. Leaving us focused and renewed. After such a crazy and eventful summer, fall and winter riding gives me a chance to slow down and appreciate what the trails bring me - simplicity and peace. I spent some time with Robin in the forest, trying to capture these emotions and this contrast between what riding means in the summer and the winter.


34 Comments

  • + 41
 Holy shit filmer guy. Those shots where absurd. The shot of the tiny puddle with the reflection being splashed, panty dropper for sure. So well done. #wifeme.
  • + 14
 I do like the change of seasons but i'm so over having to clean my bike every week. At the end of each season you are always impatient for the next one to start, bring on summer!
  • + 13
 I was about to comment on how the instrument used in the soundtrack is something I would never expect to hear in a MTB edit but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone else. Well done.
  • + 11
 "I roost every turn, I scrub every fern"
  • + 2
 I ONLY RIDE NORTHSHORE!
  • + 6
 That was my kind of filming from the moment the clarinet kicked in.. The focus pull on the puddle shot was beautiful too.. Riding didn't overshadow the filming, filming didn't drown the riding skills.. just wonderful.. kudos.. @bartmoore and Robin
  • + 9
 I cried when his tire hit that fern leaf. F*ckin' beautiful.
  • + 4
 "Riding forces your mind to be present, to shed the worries and stresses it brings on itself. It takes your brain into a state of flow it is the perfect manifestation of mindfulness. We all know what that feels like - leaving the house grumpy or frustrated, stressed and tired, and as soon as we get on the trails, take that first pedal, it all drips away with the sweat and the rain. Leaving us focused and renewed."

Perfect sentiment and exactly why I ride
  • + 5
 I never knew I needed some smooth, relaxing jazz coupled with moody mountain biking in the wet. Beautiful!
  • + 4
 "Filmed over the course of one weekend with two different filters."
Wink

Seriously great cinematography.
  • + 2
 Just coming into winter here in NZ - completely feel this... love winter riding in the dark, it can be majestic in the right conditions
  • + 3
 Amazing Edit! Shorter travel Banshee Phantom can do it all when in good hands.
  • + 3
 Wow! Great cinematography!
  • + 2
 What is this Summer thing people speak of? Is that when it only rains 6 days of the week???
  • + 1
 Rain?...whats rain?
  • + 2
 so beautiful !!! awesome work, awesome riding!
  • + 1
 The trail is so well built, it's hard to notice that it's wet in the Dark Season..!
  • + 2
 Greatness right there. Faved.
  • + 1
 Honestly one of the best videos I’ve every seen!! Those shots were absolutely amazing!
  • + 2
 WOW! Great riding, great cinematography!!!
  • + 2
 "Oscar" material, right here!!!
  • + 0
 Winter riding? This must be some place where it doesn't snow...this is just a regular ride in the spring or fall...
  • + 1
 Seems plausible. Thanks for the response
  • + 2
 Beautiful.
  • + 2
 HI BART.
  • + 4
 HI COOPER.
  • + 2
 So Gaddamn Beautiful!
  • + 1
 Wow, beautiful !!
  • + 1
 A Solemn Production.
  • + 1
 big wordssss
  • + 1
 Beauty
  • + 1
 mad specs
  • - 1
 What's the significance of the new color coded comments?
  • + 1
 I think Pink is a new comment and blue/purple is your comments

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