Cinema Sunday: “The Whole Enchilada”

I have heard tales of an incredible ride in Moab by the name of “The Whole Enchilada,” but I haven’t truly been able to grasp its epicness… until now. The Whole Enchilada drops over 7,000 vertical feet from Burro Pass down to the town of Moab, Utah over the course of 26 glorious miles. This …

Cinema Sunday: Exposure

When we talk about riding trails with “exposure,” places like Moab and other great Rocky Mountain destinations come to mind. But often, our brushes with “the edge” are very brief. The precipice is here, and then gone. After watching this video, I think I have gained a whole new appreciation for the term “exposure.” This …

Drift HD Helmet Cam Review

Judging by the number of new and improved helmet cameras that hit the market each year, manufacturers are still trying to find the sweet spot where quality, dependability, usability, and affordability intersect. Over the past three years helmet cameras have moved from disappointing to good-enough to… well, almost exciting. The Drift HD is part of …

Life Cycles Mountain Bike Video

There has never really been a mountain bike movie like this before. And it may be a long time before anyone else can capture a wisp of the feeling Life Cycles has captured. Derek Frankowski and Ryan Gibb, the creators of this masterpiece, have my respect. Life Cycles exhibits a paradigm shift in the way …

MTB Movie Review: Pedal Driven

10 Reasons to watch Pedal Driven, a BIKEumentary: 1. You saw the earlier Singletracks blog post by trek7k about the fundraising efforts to complete the movie. If you pledged, you’re part of the effort. 2. There are secret/illegal/pirate trails in your area and you want to watch the story of how a group of passionate, …

MTB Videos: Simple Editing Techniques

The vast majority of mountain biking videos shot with point-of-view cameras really aren’t worth the time it takes to watch them.Despite the access to excellent equipment, there are 2 main reasons for this poor video quality: 1) Unimaginative camera angles. 2) Poor editing. Hopefully in my last post I was able to provide you with …

How To Make Great MTB Trail Videos: Camera Mounting Options

With the advent of the many affordable HD helmet camera options on the market (especially the GoPro), the number of point of view (POV) mountain bike videos on the internet has exploded! To bebrutallyhonest, the vast majority of the POV videos uploaded every day aren’t worth the time that it takes to watch them. There …