Mongoose is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year in a way that is near to our hearts – bikes! Santa and his elves prove they can get rad when they’re not making
toys bikes. Here’s hoping everyone can get a chance to ride this holiday season!
Check out Cold Rolled Episode 3 on the outrageous winter setting of Lake Superior and more after the break!
The cold rolled action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema continues with chapter three, the Lake Superior Session. The fantastic icescapes of the Northern most Great Lake provide a veritable playground for fatbikes.
Cold Rolled is an action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and TravelMarquetteMichigan.com that will explore the history and progression of winter cycling culture in the small Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan.
Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected equipment and techniques used to launch its Snow Bike Route, a 15-mile winter singletrack developed for fat tire bikes. The fast narrow trail features flowy terrain, steep descents and large bermed turns. It’s believed to be the first trail of its kind–but more importantly, it’s pretty fun.
Chapter Three explores the ever-shifting moonscape of the frozen shoreline of the world’s largest body of freshwater, Lake Superior. This segment was shot over two days in late March 2013 about a half mile offshore within the city limits of Marquette. Over the course of the long winter Lake Superior’s legendary storms create an otherworldly landscape of ice and snow that shifts with each gale. The ice formations, created by wave action and freezing temps, are usually anchored on the lake bottom and can rise from the water up to 30 feet in some locations. Lake Superior’s water temperature hovers right around freezing, and is the leading factor in the region’s high snowfall totals that have influenced the winter cycling culture in this adventure-loving town on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Lie Down in Darkness (Photek remix) courtesy mobygratis.com
James Doerfling charges fresh lines like he has ridden them 100 times. In this new edit to end 2013 he goes on a mission to find untouched downhill runs that he bombs like a man possessed.
Filmed and edited by Mitch Cheek.
Music “Murdering Me” by The Smalls
From Nine Knights straight over to SRAM’s Backyard Jam for Best Trick and the Pump Track Challenge! No rest for the wicked… Early morning after Nine Knights we went out to the opening of SRAM’s backyard. It took us 6 and a half hours to get down there. Luckily we made it in time for the Best Trick and the Pump Track Challenge. Mountain bikers Timo Pritzel and Xavier ‘Sherwy’ Pasamonte did not compete in Best Trick because they were so tired from the drive, but they woke up for Pump Track Challenge with Timo getting 2nd place. It rained during the night and the next day in the morning it was too windy to ride the MTB jumps there so Timo and Sherwy had a bit of fun on the pumptrack. We also got a short tour around SRAM’s HQ. Despite the long drive it was still good times. Director: Dmitri Shushuyev Video Producer: Dmitri Shushuyev Athletes: Timo Pritzel, Xavier ‘Sherwy’ Pasamonte, Amir Kabbani and more SRAM Backyard Jam, Best Trick & Pump Track Challenge | RAW Season 2, Ep. 5
Did you miss out on the tv broadcast of the Rampage 2013 Red Bull Signature Series? Here’s a late Christmast present from RedBull offering the entire hour and three minute broadcast on Youtube.
Red Bull Rampage is the epitome of free ride mountain biking pushing the limits of what can be done on a mountain bike. No one’s ever won it twice for a reason. Tune in to Red Bull Rampage 2013’s shining moments including the execution of the biggest step down backflip in two wheel history.
AWOLNATION – Sail (ultimate gravity remix)