Video: Brice Shirbach's 2020 in 60 Seconds

Jan 4, 2021
by Brice Shirbach  
Views: 4,844    Faves: 9    Comments: 1


There's not a whole hell of a lot that can be said about 2020 that hasn't been already, and quite honestly I'm a bit tired of talking about it and I can't be the only one. I think that shared experiences are among the integral dynamics to life as a human being, and if nothing else, 2020 was something that will forever be engrained in our collective psyche. The lens with which we choose to look back at the year is a bit of a personal decision, but to pretend that it was anything less than a trying period for humanity would take a lot of effort. My family did our best to adjust and mitigate risk to ourselves and to others while still actively trying to seek adventure and growth. My two sons drove us insane and melted our hearts. We added a third kid to the mix in December, a perfect and beautiful little poop machine named Hazel Elizabeth. My wife reminded me how much stronger women are than men. Oh and I rode my bike. Producing Local Flavours for Pinkbike presented some obvious challenges, comments section not withstanding, but I was pleasantly surprised at the rhythm I managed to find, producing these massive travel pieces while still adhering to social distancing measures and mitigations. I started a new monthly trail series for PEARL iZUMi called Underexposed as well as the Emblem Cascadia video, produced two massive edits for Pivot called Sight Unseen, was involved in the Mach 6 release video as both an athlete and editor, and still somehow managed to bring the Maxxis and Stan's NoTubes Intersections series back for its second season.

2021 is here and while life didn't just immediately change for us with the turning of the calendar page, I am hopeful of a few things. I hope that we find ourselves in a place where high fives and hugs are good to go after rides. I really miss Canada, its trails, and its residents. I've become good friends with a lot of you guys north of the border and I wanna ride bikes with you again. I look forward to not needing to add a "Note from the author: COVID-19 cases have begun to surge once again, etc etc etc" at the start of each Local Flavours. It cannot be overstated how challenging the last 12 months have been for most of us collectively, but I'm an optimist at heart and am hopeful that most of us have gained some perspective, practiced some empathy, and have a renewed appreciation for some of the gifts that are waiting for us outdoors. 2020 might have been a low bar, but I still did my best to make it work and look forward to seeing what we all can do in 2021. Happy New Year, fam.






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25 Comments

  • 9 0
 I don't think I've ever been so stoked to ride after watching such a chill video.
  • 4 0
 hahaha thanks!
  • 8 0
 Looking for the Brandywine love...think I got a couple right.
  • 4 0
 Yeah there's a shot from Brandywine at :17 Wink
  • 5 0
 God damn, brice...whole time I was waiting for it to fade out to an old man laying on his deathbed, reminiscing on a good life spent with bikes and friends. Music choice got me right in the feels lmao..loved the vid, cheers!
  • 3 0
 Haha thanks man!
  • 5 0
 Sweet video, but even better images.... they look so sharp and crisp. Nice work!
  • 1 0
 Thank you!
  • 6 0
 Piano + trail riding sounds = good stuff @briceshirbach Smile
  • 4 0
 Hey thanks for keeping me rolling! Looking forward to more good times with you guys this year!
  • 6 0
 nice video,awesome music!
  • 6 0
 Genuinely one of the most beautiful edits ever!
  • 4 0
 Yeah that was fun!
  • 4 0
 That was pleasant.
  • 3 0
 You live what looks like a dream sir, well done!
  • 2 0
 Fantastic video and commentary. Keeping it real in a surreal world. All the best in the New Year to you and your fam!
  • 2 0
 @briceshirbach living in Park City UT now but East coast riding still is my fav!
  • 2 0
 Spent some time in PC last summer for an upcoming Local Flavours actually...rad place!
  • 2 0
 Where is the second shot - green ridge line?
  • 2 0
 That was from Sight Unseen: Durango, CO. It's Cold Creek...about 20 miles north of town
  • 2 0
 This is a great approach thanks ! Let’s ride our bike
  • 1 0
 was one of these shots from the East Coast, USA?
  • 1 0
 Several were...I'm based on the east coast
  • 1 0
 @briceshirbach: nice looked like Glen Park, PA one of the shots
  • 2 0
 @GillKill22: Yeah good eye! There are a few shots from GP in here actually! Plus some Delaware, Vermont, and Georgia

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