Video: 12 Year Old Weston Lloyd Styles Big Gaps in 'The Dance'

Dec 23, 2019
by Steven Lloyd  

12 Year old Weston Lloyd enjoying the last few days of Fall in Salt Lake City at I street before the snow came. I Street's stunning view over the city, Great Salt Lake, sunsets and golden grass make it a magical place to session in the Fall months. Weston teamed up with his dad, Steve Lloyd to create a different vibe for a bike edit.

"We wanted to create something a little bit different from all the other edits we have seen. We decided to go with some chill piano and work on some cool sounds to give it a more connecting feel." -Weston Lloyd.

12 year old Weston Lloyd Whipping at I street
Weston dancing through the golden grass

12 year old Weston Lloyd hit the Money Gap at I street.
Weston worked all summer to hit the Money line gap.

FILM
Cinematography/ Edit Steve Lloyd
Music Yehezkel Raz - Ballerina

Special thanks to
Demon Dirt
Norco bikes
Enve Composites
Peak Refuel

Regions in Article
Salt Lake City


40 Comments

  • 30 0
 12? When I was his age I was 14.
  • 2 50
flag Marasdfg (Dec 23, 2019 at 2:52) (Below Threshold)
 How is that possible? How can you be two ages at the same time??
  • 28 3
 When I was twelve I was mainly polishing my lighthouse
  • 11 1
 At 12?? Wow, you must have been some sort of child prodigy of lighthouse polishing.
  • 17 0
 @nyhc00: yeah it just came naturally
  • 11 0
 That video and musical accompaniment have more class than I could ever aspire to. Lovely creation.
  • 2 0
 Thanks a ton.
  • 4 0
 Amazing riding for someone so young. I rember 25 years ago building a pile of sticks and shovelling some dirt on it, hitting it on a rigid v-brake equipped bike which was a bit too big for me thinking I was rad. The opportunities available these days are fantastic for little rippers. I hope my spawn have a third the skills and steeze this lad does when they grow up.
  • 4 0
 I remember 6 weeks ago hitting a 10 foot table on a modern full suspension bike and thinking I was rad Big Grin
  • 3 0
 I miss those sunsets over the Great Salt Lake, some of the best in the country. I use to live on I St. and ride that meadow 30 years ago. I had no idea it's developed so many jump lines. When did this happen?
  • 3 0
 It happened progressively over about the 30 years or so. Maybe a few less. About 4-5 years ago it went full legit and became an official park. It's now a staple.
  • 1 0
 @SpeedMountain: Yea, I street has been progressing a lot in the last 5 to 10 years. And its a fully legal park now. You should come check it out sometime.
  • 4 0
 No one talking about Isengard and the Tower of Ornthac in the background of the opening shot
  • 4 0
 I love that little dust devil his tire creates at about 1:05. Super fitting for the vibe.
  • 1 0
 Great work. Kid has the skills and will keep progressing. He must push a bit to progress and that will come naturallyfor him . Everyone can get hurt, no matter who you are, but if you put many hours into something and understand the basics,you will just have to build from there and the chances of getting hurt are way slimmer..
  • 3 0
 So much steeze for 12, excellent work
  • 1 0
 Young guy is great rider, definitely lots of potential but the video, wow. So well done and really different in a great way. Quality is sick.
  • 1 0
 Thanks so much!
  • 2 0
 But capturing the dust-nado from the scrub!
  • 2 0
 Sick dude, you and your dad make a good team.
  • 1 0
 what a stylish little shredder. Nice video too.
  • 1 0
 Rad riding spot. Oh, and riding as well of courseSmile
  • 1 1
 That's what I always say," if you re going to ride a full sus, you better be hittin Moto size gaps!
  • 1 0
 Great edit, great riding.
  • 1 0
 NIce edit with an excellent vibe and music choice. Props to you and Westy.
  • 1 0
 haha, thanks man. Haven't heard or seen this name in a while. Roguebuilder. You building still?
  • 1 0
 broooo this is hyped the video and riding are soo good!
  • 1 0
 So cool
  • 1 0
 Yeah Wes!!
  • 1 0
 Thanks bud!
  • 5 8
 I hope the parents are at least a little conflicted.
  • 3 0
 About what? Or did you mean supportive?
  • 6 1
 you'll be please to know his father is the photographer/videographer.
  • 1 0
 @jwcraw: Beat me to it.
  • 1 0
 I'm sure they're not but I certainly would be.
  • 5 1
 I approve of everything that Weston does. He is skilled more than 90 percent of riders our there. He is aware of the risk. He has put thousands of hours of practice into his riding and knows what he is capable of and what his limits are. I would say he is probably less prone to getting hurt than most of pinkbike viewers our there. I have no conflict at all. Of course, I don't want him to get hurt, but I am not going to hold him back from what he is capable of doing. I have worked with hundreds of big named athletes in the last 20 years of my work and trust him as much as any big-name athlete out there. He has earned my trust just like they have.
  • 1 0
 @stevelloyd: Hey! Like I said on your YouTube video - really nice edit and really nice riding. I hope I cross paths with y'all in Park City next summer.
  • 1 0
 @Buter: Yea, would love to say high if you're around.

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