As many of you know, I spend a lot of time putting together webedits. The tough part of that is when the session gets going hard, I want to ride and hate to ask someone else to film, the result? A lot of the banger tricks and shots don't get taken. Bring in Shelby Smith. Shelby is a local rider and high school student who kills it on the bike and has a true talent with the camera. He came out to our local jumps and put together an awesome edit.
Below is the edit Shelby put together. We spent a few hours digging and tuning up the lines and then of course shredding. Shelby and I were out fairly early in the morning, with our water source frozen over, snow and ice still on the jumps, and we were both seeing our breath in the air. The sun finally came out, the jumps melted a bit and the rest of the crew started to trickle in. A bunch of locals showed up to dig and ride including World Cup racer Joey Schusler. The local scene at these jumps is definitely growing. We will be filming a lot more out there and will have a video tour of the park once its complete in the spring.
The day was a solid day of riding and progression. It was the first day I spun my Transition Double which I had struggled with for a while now. A few tumbles obviously occurred which resulted in a busted up thumb, but I kept riding and felt really good on both the Bank and Double by the end of the day. The wind moved in shortly after that bringing an end to the day.
All in all, it was an awesome day. I really look forward to working with Shelby in the future as I believe he has a true talent and has a lot to offer the Colorado scene with his riding and filming.
I have been working on quite a few new things recently, but today was about making sure everything else is dialed before pushing my limits with the new stuff for 2011. From here it will be back to the desert to build and ride some more big mountain lines, so stay tuned for more!
Shelby shot with canon 550d rode mic rokinon 8mm 3.5 canon 50mm 1.8