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Chris showing us how its done as usual. Just your usual XC ride? samneedham.co.uk
Photo 42 of 48
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Apr 18, 2012
- wow, amazing shot, and amazing color. The even cloudy day light helps this shot look super vibrant, and the dark stormy clouds really add to it.
Jan 19, 2012 at 1:50
Jan 19, 2012
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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(Apr 18, 2012 at 0:31)
Dressing for the occasion LIKE A BOSS
(Apr 18, 2012 at 5:00)
ice7 sorry for negpropping but ur comment is nor funny nor is it adequate
(Apr 18, 2012 at 6:43)
Such a sick pod nice colors sick riding! Great pod on my birthday!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 7:40)
^^ Happy b-day pal...
(Apr 18, 2012 at 8:35)
i gave ice7 +props for being edgy
(Apr 18, 2012 at 8:40)
Damn that place looks like it's taken from Alice in wonderland !
(Apr 18, 2012 at 9:27)
ice7 is living life on the edge
(Apr 18, 2012 at 9:54)
Artistic pic, I love it !
(Apr 18, 2012 at 9:58)
Would be bad timing to hit the button for your dropper seat post
One of the best PODs I have ever seen , looks so surreal
(Apr 18, 2012 at 10:03)
(Apr 18, 2012 at 10:46)
Purple isn't gay. Its a colour.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 14:50)
its a worry anyone would wear that jersey... gay or not!!!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 15:21)
Deserves to be POD simply because it's Chris Akrigg riding a bike again. Welcome back - we've missed you.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 17:48)
Hes not "like a boss" he is the boss!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 18:32)
I stand corrected
(Apr 18, 2012 at 21:21)
Wilkey! This guy's funny! I get it! Keep 'em coming.
(Apr 19, 2012 at 0:01)
yuss, gave him his 200th 'neg propz'
(Apr 24, 2012 at 12:57)
it´s a real shame that no more neg props are possible.
(Apr 25, 2012 at 13:45)
hahahaha love u guys
(Jan 19, 2012 at 17:06)
seriously epic. Im so jealous of this shot! This will prob get Photo Of the Day or POD. haha
(Apr 18, 2012 at 0:18)
Had no idea places with scenery like this exsisted! I need to leave the US for some riding one day.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 1:50)
honestly if they planned to match his sweatshirt with the flowers before the ride, thats just gay. but it does look cool, and that rock is pretty awesome looking too.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 2:22)
Even His shirt is teh same colour of the flours awesoem =]
(Apr 18, 2012 at 3:21)
Summers coming!!!! Bring the noise!!!!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 6:56)
I love the shot but I don't think it's awesome about the purple top- it's just a step too far. Makes it feel like Gok Wan was involved- that's never going to be cool.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 8:41)
the purple top leads your eyes towards Chris. he was the 1st thing i noticed in the shot. davio615xx, come to Yorkshire when you visit, it's got more to offer than London!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 12:25)
Yeah Yorkshires awesome
(Apr 18, 2012 at 16:18)
fire tire.... im giving you a big old face palm...
(Apr 19, 2012 at 2:53)
@davio: the UK may be a small island, but it has some epic riding, and it seems altogether too often overlooked.
(Jan 19, 2012 at 8:02)
Its not a true HDR no. Just a wee bit of dodging and burning here and there. The sky was pretty washed out in the RAW shot, so i toned it down a little (maybe a tad too much). This shot appeared in Singletrack Magazine a while back, I didn't burn the sky quite as much in that version of the shot.
The purple is pretty much natural. The colour is bumped a little but the heather on the moorland is pretty sweet!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 7:50)
I remember this when it was in Singletrack, it was definitely one of the better photos they have ever run. If you don't mind me saying it looked even better in the printed version. Good work!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 5:59)
Great color and terrain! However, I can't love a POD that is so "okay I'll climb up this rock and ride down it!" As sick as the whole shot is the rider part of it is to set up for me.
If someone knows this spot and confirms that this guy actually is flowin and rode UP that rock as part of the trail then I will gladly walk away with my tail between my legs :-)
(Apr 18, 2012 at 7:38)
I suggest you watch some Chris Akrigg videos. The man doesn't take shortcuts... For example -
(Apr 18, 2012 at 8:39)
knowing akrigg he'll have ridden up the rock!!!
(Dec 26, 2012 at 6:18)
Wow. And here I thought the pros weren't human anymore. Lol, can't believe he actually said fugetaboutit that day. I'm rattled when I can't land a trick... Not that I have many but still.
(Jan 19, 2012 at 22:43)
Dude, this has to be POD!
(Feb 8, 2012 at 18:45)
would love to see the original photo. very awesome concept and deserving of pod
(Apr 18, 2012 at 2:17)
Thanks to Ian Hylands and everyone else for the kind words on this shot! Much appreciated : )
(Mar 23, 2012 at 7:53)
Wow, love that. You really can see that this shot was more than just a snap, colours, composition and light all work together perfectly!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 8:48)
For Chris, it seems the trail gives him general direction for his ride but his tires don't necessarily follow the directed "path". Nice shot and colors.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 9:11)
Chris Akrigg back doing what he does best, riding anything on whatever bike he happens to be riding! Hell yeah! Looking forward to the new edits.
(Jan 19, 2012 at 5:19)
Nice shot. Did you have to play with the purple or is that natural?
(Jan 19, 2012 at 6:20)
Going by the sky and the detail in the green it looks 'HDRed' to me But not overdone, nice shot
(Apr 12, 2012 at 16:24)
Going by the current wind direction, my last bowel movement and this shape I just drew with my eyes closed; I'd say it was photoshopped.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 5:43)
Every image is photoshopped if it wasn't you are doing it wrong. That image is wicked killer colors.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 7:00)
amazing...no big jumps, no dh...great landscaping and biking+super composition + great color
(Apr 18, 2012 at 14:09)
another great pic sam doin well for pod recently bud and chris on his usual xc rides haha wish my xc rides were this good !
(Dec 31, 2012 at 12:56)
even the other side of that canyon has the purple flowers, pretty cool that the rider is camouflaged with his environment like a chameleon
(Apr 18, 2012 at 21:56)
There's a lot of great going on in this pic. Well done man! Its all about contrasts.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 8:14)
this has been my desktop since Jan 19. Epic photo!!!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 0:09)
Thats SWEET ! this looks like something from Dr. Seuss
(Apr 18, 2012 at 8:01)
Thats an awesome shot. dang cool to wake up and see today.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 10:53)
countryfile man chris riding, sweet photo
(Apr 18, 2012 at 12:32)
One of the coolest shots I have ever seen. Great job.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 5:20)
Where abouts in yorkshire is this? I NEED TO GO HERE.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 7:52)
Excellent shot, great colours, epic POD!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 11:53)
chris is such an inspiration
(Apr 18, 2012 at 18:28)
Awesome rock drop. Scenery is amazing though!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 14:59)
I will ride there one day.......
(Apr 18, 2012 at 12:43)
9x out of 10, this would end in endo for me.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 8:09)
where are you riding i have never seen so much purple in one shot
(Apr 18, 2012 at 5:15)
man, the colors are just perfect
(Jan 21, 2012 at 4:08)
It was in issue 61 of Singletrack Mag...
(Apr 18, 2012 at 1:03)
thank God this is not Holland, you'd look like a pajama in that case.
(Apr 18, 2012 at 0:14)
(Apr 18, 2012 at 4:29)
Purple all the things. rad pic in many ways...
(Feb 7, 2012 at 18:47)
I viewed it in 1600 x 1071 my mind is blown
(Apr 11, 2012 at 22:48)
One of the coolest shots I've ever seen.
(Feb 13, 2012 at 3:56)
Everything about this shot is amazing. Love it!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 2:06)
Awesome shot, congrats! Great colors!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 3:15)
full ack! great shot. would loved a bit more grain and overall darker / contrast. but hey - amazing work! great riding too.
(Jan 21, 2012 at 3:48)
why didnt you send this into singletrack or mbr????????
(Apr 18, 2012 at 4:18)
How in the world is the colour so vibrant!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 3:36)
FINALLY IT GET POD! FUCKING CHRIST
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(Apr 21, 2012 at 7:10)
I've been to Yorkshire - It does NOT look that good in real life!
(Apr 25, 2012 at 11:34)
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(Apr 18, 2012 at 3:14)
Nope... some local stuff to me
(Apr 18, 2012 at 7:55)
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(Apr 18, 2012 at 1:51)
Very nice work sir!
(Apr 18, 2012 at 0:55)
Danny is that you?
(Apr 18, 2012 at 14:03)
I love this one!
(Mar 23, 2012 at 18:27)
This has to be POD..
(Apr 18, 2012 at 9:32)
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(Feb 21, 2012 at 19:07)
*Does not compute*
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