As you will no doubt be aware we do like to keep up with “Grass roots” kind of people. It would seem that we have a thing on this little Isle for making use of what we have and if not make what we need. So what happens if you combine someone who still loves to tear about on a Hardtail and having not found something that suits their needs, builds it themselves. Well you’ll soon find out when you carry on reading. He’s a racer, shredder, frame builder, and now a dad. He’s pretty bold when it comes to where he’s raced too. There are only a select few who have been brave/daft/mad enough to take on the might of Fort William. So here we go with a man whose is not afraid to more than make do. We ask..
Who are you?
We like to seek out all walks or rather rides of life, no matter what sort of riding they do. Now we’ve featured some well known faces and some unknown faces as well. One young lad has popped up on the HTN radar of late thanks to a former HTN interviewee Adam Groves. This lad is already getting some cracking results. I’m pretty sure he would school a good number of us in bike handling. He may be only 11 but he’s got a fairly mature head on those young shoulders. He’s not afraid to mix up his riding a bit with a bit of trials, Bmx, and Mtb. He certainly seems to have that “ability” that sets himself apart from the rest, and we all know what happened the last time a Trials rider showed us his work. He maybe a bit of an unknown now but I have a sneaking suspicion we’ll be hearing about him very soon. So we thought we’d get our foot in the door and ask..
Who are you?
Anthill Films – Not Bad
£21 ( ish)
Well the nights have well and truly drawn in, the trails are covered with leaves and it’s dark, wet and a tad cold out. So inspiration to go riding can be a bit sparse at this time of the year. Sometimes it’s just nice to settle down and throw on a DVD. But for those who are going out in spite of the weather and bit of encouragement doesn’t go amiss neither. Either way this latest addition to the Anthill Films collection will be right up your er..trail. It follows a mixed bag of riders From the Trek who take a trip to New Zealand and get up to some mischief and a fair bit of riding too..
You get to follow the riding and shenanigans of the group over 30 days as they hit up one of the tidiest Dirt jump spots in the world, some damned fast DH trails and some epic back country riding. With such a mixed group there’s going to be something for everybody from your Slopestyler to your DH shredder to your Trail rider.
It’s a rather pleasant change of direction in the world of action films. It’s rather amusing to see what they get up to off the bikes too (mostly mischief and Tomfoolery). As you would expect from Anthill films it’s well shot with some new and innovative ways of shooting the action with some brilliant tunes to accommodate the action you’ll soon be drawn into the film. The only real downside is that just as you get into it and all fired up it comes to an end. So the best thing to do is either watch it again or watch the extras ( well worth it) or simply go ride.
A great idea for a Christmas present or a cheeky treat for yourself. I really enjoyed this latest film from Anthill films and it’s been pretty much living in my DVD player since I got hold of it.
A big thank you to Catherine @ Liquidlines for sorting me a copy and if you ask nicely you may get a good deal too. Go on you know you want to.
As Sheep says ( Pictured) it’s Not Baaad.
By now you will be well aware that we like to hunt out all kinds of people for a “Who are you?” interviews, Racers, Dirtjumpers, Bmx riders, and out right shredders. Well I thought it was about time to get hold of one the Unseen hero’s of biking. Trouble is, who? Well it didn’t take long I can tell you. It turns out that this particular individual has been a very busy boy over the last few years. Well he was instrumental in bringing about a new a innovative company that provides lots of lovely lubes and cleaning products for your bike, and He’s also been behind a Bike shop down south and he wields tools for Wideopenmag, and that’s not half of it. He’s a big lad too who up until lately has been rocking a Hardtail mtb. He’s always happy to offer advice and help out where he can. So to say he is a unseen hero is a bit of a understatement. many of you may of seen him around the country, some may even of talked to him and some get to call him a friend. But for those who don’t know him or even for those who think they do, we ask ” Who are you?”