Photos by Liam Mullany, David Peacock, Harrison Mendel & John Wellburn
The full movie is available now on Vimeo On Demand
, and we sincerely hope you'll check it out, but in the meantime, here are a bunch of behind the scenes and action photos we managed to grab while we were shooting the film.
This project came about as an opportunity for us to finally create some long-form MTB content. We have worked with a ton of athletes on a variety of short and long projects all over the globe, but never taken the initiative to produce something to call our own. Last spring, we decided it was time to just make it happen and head out into the woods of B.C. We had little to no idea of what to expect, some shady Google Earth images of a place we'd never been to, and a schedule that was loose to say the least. Inspired by film series from other arenas, this film is a cinematic documentation of what we saw along the banks of the Fraser and the steep, rocky hillsides of Northern BC's Sibola Range. It is unapologetically not a bike porn film, it's a documentary, meant to show the natural scenes that happen on a trip. Hopefully you enjoy these snaps and the film as much as we enjoyed making them happen. If you like it, maybe we'll make a few of these things.
Enjoying a beer by the fire after a big day of digging.
Norbz scrubbing over some nice red dirt mounds.
Scouting the sandy banks of B.C's largest river.
Norbz taking in the sunset...
...and boosting a table into the shrubbery. Everyone likes to ride different kinds of terrain, James (right) likes to find the fastest route to the bottom.
Kyle rails a berm in Meldrum Creek.
And chases James for the shot.
Making sure to get the shot of the Tracker, the real hero of the film!
After taking a big crash on his first attempt at flipping into a chute, James went back up and stomped it the second time. That calls for a beer.
Norbz's Tacoma doesn't have the same charm as the Tracker, but it gets the job done!
Shred, scope, repeat.
Talking shop and scoping lines.
Cameras standing watch for James' big night line from FTF. Waiting for the sun to go down.
Kyle riding out of his 3 drop.
Tom awaits the impending storm. Last July was very wet compared with the typical dry, dusty conditions of BC's interior. It made for wet nights in the tents but good riding.
The sun sets on the banks of the Fraser and we head north to Sibola.
Shuttle rig, Sibola style. John Wellburn photo
Shooting in remote places means you gotta get creative balancing the gear...Harrison Mendel photo
Weathered out. Harrison Mendel Photo
Norbz boosts an old mound left behind by mine explorations. John Wellburn photo
Gotta get up to get down! John Wellburn photo
James revelling in the redness. John Wellburn photo
At the end of the rainbow...gold slopes. John Wellburn photo
Kyle drops in on some serious shale. The hope was that these slopes would yield Fraser-like dirt and it would be a riding mecca, but the reality wasn't as kind. John Wellburn photo
DIY DIT tent. Tight/loose to say the least but sometimes you just gotta make it happen in the woods.
Cameras and the alpine, a match made in heaven.
Norbz signing out from Sibola. Thanks for tuning in, folks.
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