Trek's C3 Project in Maui, Hawaii

Aug 17, 2011 at 17:08
by Sterling Lorence  
Most think of palm trees, mai tai's, sandy beaches and blue ocean water when the name Maui, Hawaii is spoken. For that reason, it is not easy to convince marketing heads at top brands that we should consider Hawaii for some mountain biking shoots. Truth be told, mountain biking is in its infancy in Hawaii when it comes to vast amounts of sanctioned riding, but all it takes is a glance behind the beaches to realize that the surrounding peaks are actually some of the tallest mountains in North America and the subsequent terrain and vertical access is incredible. Yes, you can combine a holiday to the beach, with a ride holiday to the world's other 'North Shore'.

This is the second mountain bike trip that I have done to the island of Maui. The first one was with The Collective, filming a segment for their first film. The trip back then was considered a huge success, and we knew that we had only scratched the surface of the terrain and trail possibilities on Maui. With much thanks to all the local rippers that opened gates, pointed towards trails, and drove us through hunting territories, we have discovered a few gems that the 'desert isle' has to offer. Returning to ride and shoot on Maui was certainly a priority, and we finally got the green light this year to do it with the Trek C3 Project.

Andrew Shandro, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, and Rene Wildhaber were the riders from the C3 Project that I was fortunate to work with on this trip. A perfect combo for revisiting and discovering all the various trails and terrain that we knew of on the Island, and to see what the progressive visions of McCaul and Semenuk could do with some of the terrain. The following is a collection of images from the trip- Aloha!


Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011
Trek C3 Team in Maui Hawaii 2011

-Photography by Sterling Lorence. www.eyeroam.com



106 Comments

  • 167 1
 SO MANY PODS!!!!!
  • 4 0
 Very beautiful place, and wants to ride)
  • 29 1
 Wtf which one do I put as my iPhone background!?
  • 3 0
 WANT TO RIDE THERE SOOOOOO BAD!!!!!
  • 11 0
 so many PODs that didnt even include bikes! ( and lots that did )
  • 3 1
 Who clears the spider webs on trails? I saw more spiders in 10 days hiking on Maui than the rest of my life combined.
  • 4 0
 "It's like a party for my eyes!" Those shots are out of this world! Lorence is untouchable!
  • 4 1
 @ thinkbike... your face clears them. sometimes it isn't fun...
  • 1 0
 Couldn't decide what pic i wanted for my background...
  • 1 0
 Is it possible to buy prints of any these?
  • 3 0
 Weelll.......my life sucks.
  • 1 0
 cam is bad bones
  • 32 0
 Surfing and biking - literally a wet dream
  • 2 1
 so accurate!
  • 19 1
 I didn't see one set of boobs. Still it looks like fun.
  • 2 0
 yah thats the only thing missing!
  • 2 0
 You read my mind.
  • 4 1
 fuck boobs, waves and trails are way better. overcome their power and you will free your mind.
  • 6 0
 no harm having the odd tit in there too
  • 10 0
 those pictures are the best pictures that i have ever seen on pinkbike congrats lorence !!! they all deserve to be set as desktop background Smile
  • 3 0
 Anyone else kind of have and aching in inside, knowing somewhere so perfect exists? .... Riding a world class trail down to the beaches where surfing first originated = Life not actually being able to get any better!! Had better get saving lol
  • 1 0
 Sterling - an incredible photo essay. The 'slice-of-life' shots here really convey the experience, and the layout somehow even adds to it as well. PB posts a ton of quality photo spreads, but this one is exceptional and at the top of my list!
  • 1 0
 I used to Live in Kailua Oahu, and there was some amazing riding, but at the same time so many people. but so few riders who want to help keep the trails good. Plus the city and county dont like people riding on some areas... But when you do get to ride its AMAZING. I miss Hawaii a lot now, even in New Zealand, Hawaii is a great riding place.
  • 2 0
 so fricken jealous of this trip not only as a viewer but as a filmer a photographer a surfer and a everything mountain biker. GET ME TO THESE PLACES!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH
  • 3 0
 why o why can i have only 1 background Frown
  • 1 0
 windows 7 you can alternate backgrounds to change like every 20 seconds. it's pretty dope. I just throw all these pics in a pinkbike album and boom, legit desktops.
  • 2 0
 Those pics are awesome, the colors are spot on. And a weekend with those guys would be epic-ly fun!
  • 2 1
 and back in reality, today I've already rode through some poo, spilt my brew and now will probally spend a life time paying of a newly planned trip to Hawaii. Awsome page.
  • 1 2
 Maui is beautiful, and these pictures bring it all the right way, I've been there to windsurf a few years ago and missed the opportunity to ride a bike on the mountains but had a chance to meet a few man'o'wars on the water, and they sting is way more painful than the spiders.
  • 2 0
 Don't judge me but I'm actually thinking Trek is giving Specialized a run for its money.
  • 1 0
 I just blew a money shot fuse. So many good photos, so clean and rich colors. I need to dust of the camera and get my groove back.
  • 1 0
 I must agree Those are some awesome pictures yo. I actually got my bike from www.2wheelbikes.com and will definitely have to plan a trip like that in order to see the world. Those are incredible!!
  • 1 0
 Yeah Trek FTW!!!! I wish i could have the trek slopestyle!!!!! haha I wish!
  • 2 0
 Amazing Pictures! Everything is so crisp and clear!
  • 2 0
 PaOY - Photo album Of the Year... Such excellence!
  • 2 0
 These pics ... just made my day ...Bloody AWESOME!
  • 1 2
 I think that the best collection of photos that I have ever seen . need to get back to Aussie very soon but not lift access trail's what a bummer. and yeah I know it's not australia but I don't have a USA passport
  • 1 0
 A lot of those lines bring back memories of The Collective - Sick photoset Sterl!
  • 1 0
 Amazing photography... kudos to the photographer on this one.... wow. Booking my winter vacation tonight....
  • 1 0
 surfing, building, shredding, and some dank maui-wowwie... what else do you need?
  • 1 0
 Awesome location. Lots of of amazing shots of amazing riding.
  • 2 0
 Except i dont like x spiders... they are fuckin ugly and creepy.
  • 10 1
 are you a fly?
  • 1 1
 Are u a smartass?
  • 1 1
 He's an easily offended fly. feed him to the spider.
  • 1 0
 im a bee, im gonna stick u!
  • 1 1
 well you're still gonna be eaten by that spider either way, and as i recall bees don't "stick" they "sting"...
  • 1 0
 well thats what i meant! im still gonna get u first before being eaten...
  • 2 0
 copious poddage!
  • 1 0
 riding there would be a dream, insane photos.. brilliant.
  • 1 0
 Hmmmmmm... i wish i can ride there Frown
  • 1 0
 amazing shots soo deep where is no air
  • 1 0
 oh man, i love that you guys cover the 808.
  • 1 0
 awesome photos and it looks like someone has bought a tilt shift lens.
  • 1 0
 Amazing shots! Struggled not to just fave virtually all of them haha.
  • 1 0
 great trip waiting for the video report
  • 2 1
 that's what I would call a dream life.. but... where are the bikinis?????
  • 14 0
 Do you really want to see Cam McCaul in a bikini?
  • 1 0
 you don't?
  • 1 0
 All of these are AMAZING pictures !
  • 1 0
 Is there anything not awesome about Hawaii?
  • 3 0
 Ya , Dog the Bounty Hunter.
  • 1 0
 good call.
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure the one in the 8th row made the BIKE photo annual
  • 2 0
 you guys are LUCKY
  • 1 0
 great photos, looks like such a sick holiday
  • 1 0
 sterling + hawaii + great riders = always amazing shots
  • 1 0
 Really amazing captures Sterl!
  • 1 0
 all of those are POD! all the scenery ther looks so great
  • 1 0
 Love the colors and context man!
  • 1 0
 I wanna go surfing now...and biking
  • 1 0
 Amazing photos! Why wont pinkbike upload them wallpaper sized!?
  • 1 0
 They should!
  • 1 0
 wow...right on man, thanks for sharing, those images are Sic!!!!
  • 1 0
 WOW I feel like I was there!
  • 1 0
 right click, save image as. for every photo. awesome.
  • 1 0
 These photos are absolutely incredible! I am very jealous...
  • 1 0
 THE BEST SPOT DUDES!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 I really have to go back there sum Day Big Grin Salute
  • 2 0
 Beauty images SL.
  • 1 0
 Absolutely beautiful...thanks for sharing!
  • 1 0
 Af100 in the second last photo, bam!
  • 1 0
 pretty sure everyone of these pics is going as a desktop.
  • 1 0
 finding it hard to find any words to describe it just so amazing!!
  • 1 0
 Neas pic trek love thos place PODS !
  • 1 0
 Neas pic trek love thos place PODS !
  • 1 0
 Neas pic trek love thos place PODS !
  • 1 0
 Neas pic trek love thos place PODS !
  • 1 0
 ZOMG! Bokeh! Care to share the detailed EXIF on those pics?
  • 1 0
 2 things that go together perfectly: Mccaul and a ukelele
  • 1 0
 stunning shots!!!
  • 1 0
 awesome pics!
  • 1 0
 SO BEAUTIFULLLL ! PODS !
  • 1 0
 What a dream!
  • 1 0
 Poor dog Frown
  • 1 0
 Unbelieveble.
  • 1 0
 Stunning work, Sterl!
  • 1 0
 paradise is there
  • 1 0
 great photos
  • 1 0
 NICE
  • 1 0
 Awesome photos. Ken
  • 1 0
 POD's!
  • 1 0
 cam-o-mcaul
  • 1 0
 wonderful!!!

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