The Fast And The Vizsla - New Video Released!

Apr 26, 2015 at 11:15
by James Roxburgh  
It's been a long few months but it's been amazing! We had a baby boy 5 months ago who has changed our lives completely. There was a period where I was off the bike too much, lost some fitness, put on weight and found myself craving sleep like never before. Now he's a bit older, I'm back on the bike, trying to get my fitness back and weight down!

Our latest video The Fast and the Vizsla showcasing local riding talent and trails.

For all my efforts I thought I'd reward myself with making a new video. I already had a GoPro Hero 3+ but with the release of the Hero 4 I'd been slow on the uptake. Only after investing in the camera did I realise the huge benefits and rap up in quality. With this camera and it's 1080p 120fps I was able to capture some lovely slow motion footage. It's been tough though, lack of time due to baby, work and bad weather. Been difficult to get out and video let alone ride. With the support of @yzwilson (Mike) I've been able to finally put an edit together. It features Amber the famous YouTube downhill dog, Mike and myself hitting up some of our local trails. I wanted o try and capture the essence of one of our rides. OK, this was filmed over about 3 months, popping out for 30 minutes here, and hour there, but despite the lack of continuity of outfit etc, I think it still feels like we're just out having fun. I wanted to create a video that anyone watching, wanted to go and ride afterwards. Please enjoy the video!

Views: 7,566    Faves: 27    Comments: 15

I'd love to know what you think, so please have a watch and let me know. I wanted to try something a bit different with this edit, make it more about the riding than the dog. I want to learn from my mistakes and work on what I got right, so any feedback is hugely appreciated! We also have a YouTube channel, which has some 5.5 million views in total when Amber went viral back in 2012... Sadly I signed up with a partnership program that didn't work out well, after a few years of receiving tens of thousands of views a month, my viewing numbers started to decline. I managed to sever links with this partnership program but the damage is done... I was never making videos for the money, I just love doing it and it seemed that the videos inspired people to go out and ride. I'll keep on making videos and it's something I enjoy hugely and I hope you all enjoy watching them!

Thanks for your support and hope you enjoy the video!



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 Good write up James. Can totally relate to the balance between family, work and biking. I can also relate to the effort that goes into the editing of a video if not the filming. This as I just do boring PoV videos but I do it for the boys that were there to laugh at and relate to later on in the day, or more importantly, later on in life. Just imagine what Ethan will make of his "rad dad" when he grows up. As for the actual video - a great effort and one you should be proud of. The riding is great as is the cinematography. Keep up the effort and remember - sleep is for footballers not rad dad mountain bikers.
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 @Furious-Styles Thanks Jason, really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. Yes it's a tough one, biking tends to take a back seat, but it needs the time it deserves as it's what keeps us sane! Nothing wrong with PoV videos, especially with limited time. Ah bless, "rad dad" sounds cool, hope he feels that way! Really wanted to try on this video and create something a bit different, it's a learning curve but one I enjoy!! Thanks again!!

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