Weekend in the mountains

Mar 22, 2011 at 0:01
Mar 22, 2011
by Throughtheroots Productions  
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We have been filming a documentary on the growth of mountain biking in Ireland for a year long college project. Every weekend we go out to the mountains to film mountain bikers on the trails around the country.

This one weekend we happened to bump into a guy I went to school with out on the trails who I hadn't seen in years. We got talking about the documentary we were filming and decided that we should meet up some weekend and do some filming. So we got in contact and were discussing some ideas when he mentioned that he usually goes biking with four other friends and we should do a segment with the five of them. We thought about this and thought it would be great as it would show the less serious, light hearted side of mountain biking. And the idea for the video was that... a bunch of friends out having fun riding trails. So we set a location and went from there. We hadn't met the other guys before, but they were clearly all good friends as the messing started the minute they arrived in the car park. We thought the best way to capture this side was to have them ride in trains as well as keep the weekend as light hearted as possible, which was no problem with these guys. It was a really great weekend and I hope the video reflects the fun we had making it.

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 great film guys, and great riding specially in that slick stuff.... i wondered if you could help me, my names Dan, i live here in the French Alps and myself and my wife run a bike specialist chalet here on Alpe d'huez, www.chaletribot.com , any way cut a long story short, we are selling up here and moving to Ireland, as my wife is Irish and i would love to know if you know what the riding is like around kilarny and cork area, both Dh and xc, would really appreciate any input from you guys.. ( apart from ...
" don't move !! lol )...

ps check my xc vids out on u tube... if you can be arsed!!


again , thanks in advance !!
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 Loads of good spots and a strong club/race scene (www.killarneycyclingclub.com are very strong XC club with top class DHers, mbcc.ie based in cork are a very welcoming club into everything AM, XC, DH, and 021racing.com are full on DH racing). Just get used to riding in the wet and cleaning your bike after each session.
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 www.pinkbike.com/video/182634 a vid one of the lads did from my local spot in Dunmanway, this is a video from a race held there a few years ago...http://www.pinkbike.com/video/74936/

as for XC you wont get the quality all day epics you get in the Alps but there's a lot of small spins around and if you dont mind a bit of road they can be linked up to good all day spins. especially in the Kerry/West Cork area, also the Ballyhoura trail centre is close enough (usually within 2 hours drive) but if your used to alpine riding Ballyhoura will be very meh. although there is a lof of natural singletrack up there as well.

and as mugen said be prepared to ride in a lot of mud and get good at cleaning bikes
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 Looks like a seriously good time. Good to see a video more about having fun riding with buddies than going big. It's the kind of stuff I can relate to.
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 That was great!
Hope we get to see your docu when it's done too.
Loved the crashes/ laughs instead of crashes/ hospital we usually see.
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 Sick video. I like the two Turners in it. especially the 2006 DHR. Yeah Son!
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 great vid great trails great riding!, sorry to be the douche to say but the songs getting really old..
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 good movies guys. sound fun with some nice bikes ( turner) and nice forest.

oh and
riders seems not too bad :-)
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 Song is sooo over played, but sick riding !
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 Sick film! Where is it at?
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 That was really awesome but i wish it was longer Big Grin
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 awesome video, hope u get the grade u deserve
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 nice vid, great riding. def made it look lotsa fun.
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 nice vid
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 Get loose!
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 that was still class after the 50th time
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 nice got on the front page too Big Grin
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 Aww man, why did that have to end?!
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 Nice video!
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 thanks guyz !!!

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