Video: Riding Long After the Sun Sets in 'Night Shift'

Oct 26, 2021 at 12:44
by Tory Powers  

Everybody has that desire to continue riding long after the sun sets. With days getting shorter it only means less time to ride. Why let that be a deterrent? Why not ride until the sun comes back up, too?

Most of us chase golden hour, but not this time.

Local Colorado pro James Ontiveros never takes his time for granted. Sometimes the light at night is even better than during the day.

James' weapon of choice is the Fezzari La Sal Peak- a high travel equipped 29er that's perfect for steep ascents and technical descents along the Rocky Mountains.

Shout out to Outbound Lighting for the night vision!

It's a special feeling to chase the early morning light- but that experience is so much more memorable when you've been riding since the sun went down, too.

Shot by Tory Powers and Dane Cronin, edited by Tory Powers, James Ontiveros, and Dane Cronin.


  • 10 0
 I can't speak highly enough about that Outbound Lighting setup. No battery packs to worry about, and it's totally opened up the winter season for me. After-work rides aren't out of the question after October anymore, and I don't even feel like I have to slow down. Best money I've spent on biking. I had a stupid cosmetic issue with one of my lights and Tom was answering my emails from their van at a rest stop, mid-drive from Powder Ridge to Sea Otter, after 42 hours on the road.
  • 4 0
 Thank you for turning me on to Outbound Lighting. Their company seems to be very cool, and they make a nice product. I will definitely get the Hangover for my next helmet light. I'm so sick of the Amazon crap Made in China lights.
  • 3 0
 @Endurahbrah: Heck yeah! Those lights were a game changer when trying to ride at speed while filming.
  • 2 0
 Seconded, that's my new headlight helmet sorted, thanks :^)
  • 7 0
 It is incredible how a trail you've ridden dozens of times completely changes when night riding. The "local spots" you may have gotten tired of become an entirely new adventure when riding with lights. It definitely has added a fun/adrenaline factor to my local rides in the fall when the high alpine trails are covered in snow!
  • 6 0
 The woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep. Nice edit, motivational for the dark season.
  • 6 0
 Mtn lions love the dark too.
  • 5 0
 Why I always read Ferrari?
  • 4 0
 Night time is the right time
  • 3 0
 Still cheaper than a Coke binge
  • 3 0
 Dang, that's a sweet edit. Might have to try some night rides
  • 3 0
 Night rides are really cool - nice edit
  • 4 0
 Yeah James!
  • 1 0
 Love riding at night - we just did a couple of husky laps under the lights, it really focuses your attention to the trail at hand!
  • 2 0
 Wait, was that a drone shot in the dark?
  • 3 0
 Ripper mate! Fez gang.
  • 1 4
 sick bike, but for the prices ill stick to commencal. can sell my last kidney
  • 2 0
 The La Sal starts in mid 3's which is pretty good for the spec.
  • 4 0
 @babybikerboi: dang, its spec with DVO for 3600.... might have to walk away from Commencal then.
  • 2 0
 @Bangbrosbike: doooo iiittttttttt

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