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wordupg canadaka's article
Oct 17, 2014 at 7:57
Oct 17, 2014
Pinkbike Announces 'Trailforks'
That's the saddest and most depressing comment I've ever read in my life. Clearly your not a fan of mountain biking
wordupg mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2014 at 5:21
Oct 16, 2014
Opinion: Mountain Bike Movies - Are You Still Stoked?
^^ love this. I also think it comes down to localisms. I grew up in Somerset so good = gurt lush! when I lived in Shropshire man/dude became mon/monner. I just returned from living in NZ for a year and everything was "sweet as bro, I was so amped on that trail I was peaking out". We all pick up the local lingo if you ride with the locals. It's just blending in. Ironically now I live in scotland I'm definitely more english haha. On the video thing I want to see more real adventurous stuff that's different. Something I've never seen before. I like story and a mission/goal. My recent favourites were the yeti crew who went to do a circuit of some mountain in Peru. And the nutty dude in the 'road to karakol'. He had a shit 90s rigid piece of shit. But the video was entertaining because no ones done that before. As for my own shit videos, you can watch a few here... https://vimeo.com/smalltalesepictrails I'm not a great rider and I only have a gopro because I like to spend my money on my bikes and traveling. I tried to make a conscious effort to not make a similar video twice. So I have adventures in different countries, trail building, heli biking, multi day epics, night riding etc. as I said to myself if I'm ever gonna put a video on line I want it to be a bit different to at least make up for my lack of skills. More adventures that we can all do please...
wordupg mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2014 at 4:00
Oct 16, 2014
Opinion: Mountain Bike Movies - Are You Still Stoked?
I went through a phase a few years back... If I was at the top of an epic view before descending, I used to spout Shakespeare at the top of my voice. "Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more...." Or my other favourite "Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war". Powerful stuff to get you going. I might start doing it again haha
wordupg mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2014 at 2:44
Oct 16, 2014
Opinion: Mountain Bike Movies - Are You Still Stoked?
I'm currently being a trail called "jolly good fun" :-)
wordupg mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2014 at 2:42
Oct 16, 2014
Opinion: Mountain Bike Movies - Are You Still Stoked?
It's funny, when I watched life cycles, I actually got bored. Even though I appreciated everything about it. It was beautifully shot, the riding was mint. Nice locales. But it just bored me. It was like watching Star Wars. I would love to be a Jedi knight. But if I start swinging a plastic light sabre around and trying to pick my coffee mug up with my mind, I'd probably get sectioned. So now I only watch proper adventure films. This one being my favourite... https://vimeo.com/67042197 Just some average guys on hard tails but on a mission. Half the film they seem to be touring but it still keeps my interest.
wordupg laurenjenkins's article
Oct 15, 2014 at 16:25
Oct 15, 2014
Video: Straight to the Point - Webisode One
It's simply dressing for the occasion. If I go for an hour spin from my mums house in pill to Leigh woods on a blazing hot day I see no need for much else than water. If I'm going on a 4 day adventure in the highlands where I live now I'll take food, tent, sleeping bag, cooker, tools, spares. If you only ever take what's in your bag right now, it might slow you down if you've only an hour to spare. On the other hand you certainly won't get far on a multi day. If you want to see the most I've ever carried check this out... https://vimeo.com/58341941 But I was only saying how nice it was to see a bottle and cage in a rad video. Peace out!
wordupg laurenjenkins's article
Oct 15, 2014 at 11:04
Oct 15, 2014
Video: Straight to the Point - Webisode One
If it starts pissing down with rain, you get wet... Big deal. I'll be home soon enough. Punctures/mechanicals... How many tools do you need bro? A multi tool fits in my pocket. Where do you draw the line? Should I take a chain whip? Bb tool? Headset press? Do I need any of these things when I ride down the pump track? Do I need to take any of these up a 25 min ascent to do a 3 min down? It's nice once and a while not to carry shit ALL the time. Yes I do for long rides. I certainly carry a lot more when bivi biking. But I managed to get through my entire childhood on a bmx without anything.
wordupg laurenjenkins's article
Oct 14, 2014 at 11:36
Oct 14, 2014
Video: Straight to the Point - Webisode One
Love the fact he's rocking a bottle + cage. Under 2 hour ride, ditch the bag.
wordupg TheRiseofEnduro's video
Oct 11, 2014 at 4:48
Oct 11, 2014
video
One question. Why does it say place name, country name, Except in the case for North America? It's an inconsistency that could lead to stupid people believing Marin county is in CAnada... Guess they have gone Hollywood.

wordupg mattwragg's article
Oct 8, 2014 at 12:05
Oct 8, 2014
Hong Kong Trails - Calm Amidst the Chaos
Hey everybody. I know this thread is a long time ago. But this article inspired me to ride in HK, here's my video... https://vimeo.com/108038025
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