The seemingly annual tradition was a success again this year. Let’s look at where it all started So this year’s huck over the peloton of the Tour de France has been done. Almost every year someone dons a helmet, full-suss bike, swigs a Red Bull and then sends it over the peloton in order to gain some of the biggest bragging rights in the mountain bike world – and of course, stick a middle finger up to all those lycra clad, skinny wheeled MAMILS, reminding them which discipline is still (quite literally) on top. Okay, maybe that was a bit of an over exaggeration, but you get the picture. It’s pretty damn sweet to watch these guys send it over ‘Le Tour’ and bring a little fun to an event that’s usually only ever made exciting when Sagan pulls a no-handed wheelie or a cheeky spectator gets a thorough spanking. Certainement LA vidéo de cette année #TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/n91Ye1Pis0 — Tricotte (@Tricotte69) July 14, 2019 Anyway, here’s a brief history of the best Tour de France sends of all time, first championed by the legend that is Dave Watson. This is all my 30 minutes of post-lunch research allowed for anyway – let me know if I’ve missed any out and I’ll add them on (with video evidence, of course). Canadian Dave Watson Set The Bar High At Col de Galibier, 2003 A Perfectly Executed Huck From Romain Marandet At Le Semnoz, 2013 Was This Filmed On A potato? Montée du Plateau des Glières, 2018 Huge Gap This year By Newest Member to The Club Valentin Anouilh. Saint Flour, 2019 You May Also Like Mountain Biking In Utah | Watch Reece Wallace Riding Big Lines In ‘Flight Path’ Danny Daycare | Watch Danny MacAskill’s Hilarious Attempt At Child Care The post Mountain Bikers Jumping Over The Tour De France | The History of Peloton Hucking appeared first on Mpora.
Bored of watching 160 men cycle around France together? This might liven things up a little Just like the tabloids claiming it’s going to be ‘The Coldest Winter On Record’ or another Trump accuser coming out the woodwork, a mountain biker jumping over the Tour de France peloton seems like a guaranteed yearly occurrence. Canadian Dave Watson was first to make the jump, back in 2002 after he hoofed himself off a rocky takeoff, over the peloton and onto a pretty sketchy landing as the EPO fuelled cyclists wound their way up the Col du Galibier. This year’s jump looks to be a much less gnarly environment (but still bloody impressive) than that of Dave’s first jump, with a proper takeoff ramp and much less sketchy landing. Valentin Anouilh and his mates came prepared, too, with ample cameramen on hand in order to capture every possible angle of this pretty sweet feat. Give it a watch. You May Also Like Mountain Biking In Utah | Watch Reece Wallace Riding Big Lines In ‘Flight Path’ Danny Daycare | Watch Danny MacAskill’s Hilarious Attempt At Child Care The post Watch Mountain Biker Valentin Anouilh Jump Over The Tour De France 2019 Peloton appeared first on Mpora.
From street to summit, there’s a lot of really good stuff to enjoy here Danny MacAskill joining forces with adidas Outdoor. You love to see it. You really do love to see it. Your favourite Scottish bike wizard teaming up with Team Three-Stripe. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. Hook it straight to the veins, and all that. The street trials rider from the Isle of Skye, who shot to fame a decade ago, has developed a unique style of riding over the years; one that transitions effortlessly between the urban and the natural, and that never fails to entertain. In this latest edit, Danny is wearing the new Sleuth DLX (Five Ten x adidas). And, like with most of the stuff your man features in, there’s a number of ‘How’s he done that then’ moments of creativity. Bon appétit. You May Also Like Danny Daycare | Watch Danny MacAskill’s Hilarious Attempt At Child Care The Protection Project | Endura Serve Up Retro VCR Edit Featuring Danny MacAskill The post Danny MacAskill x adidas Outdoor | ‘Welcome To The Family’ Edit appeared first on Mpora.
With its old-school core skate edit aesthetic, this isn’t your usual slice of Danny Macaskill Not sure if you’ve seen it already, but Danny Macaskill’s ‘Danny Daycare’ is far and away the funniest thing we’ve seen this week. A non-stop banter fest that had us chuckling at our desks like absolute buffoons, if you haven’t watched it yet be sure to give it a look. Then, when you’ve watched that, give this properly old-school style edit featuring the riding skills of Danny boy and Stu Thomson. With its urban soundtrack, fisheye lens usage, and VCR aesthetic the whole thing screams core skate edit. Except, well, the forest setting and mountain bikes. You May Also Like Danny Daycare | Watch Danny Macaskill’s Hilarious Attempt At Child Care Here’s What Happens When You Put A Mountain Bike Helmet In A Hydraulic Press The post The Protection Project | Endura Serve Up Retro VCR Edit Featuring Danny Macaskill appeared first on Mpora.
Looks like the Anthill boys have done it again with another slice of MTB heaven Anthill Films, famous for producing visually stunning mountain bike films like ‘UnReal’, have dropped an epic announcement trailer for their upcoming film ‘Return to Earth’. “Time is either spent wisely, or it’s just spent,” says a voice over trademark Anthill slow-mo mountain biking shots. From the trailer, it seems the film will be another collection of the most aesthetic berms and whips the world has ever seen (seriously, why don’t my home trails look like this?). Seemingly attempting to capture the sense of community within the mountain biking world – Return to Earth has set it sights on communicating the feeling you get after a long day of riding with pals. The long climbs to the top of the track, the thrill as you all ride down together, and the beers afterwards. Return to Earth’s all set to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy as you think back to your best days at the hill Screenshot via YouTube There’s an endless list of big names involved in the film. Brett Rheeder, Ryan Howard and Casey Brown feature, just to name a few. You might also hear be interested to hear that Anthill have been documenting the making of the film in their web series ‘In The Blink’. Following the challenges of filming through all the different seasons and environments, the web series perfectly demonstrates the changing environments that mountain bikers face year after year. Screenshot via YouTube Screenshot via YouTube Screenshot via YouTube Screenshot via YouTube Screenshot via YouTube Screenshot via YouTube Return to Earth premieres June 14th 2019. For more information, visit the Anthill website. You May Also Like The Utah Madre | Andreu Lacondeguy Serves Up Big Mountain Lines On Planet Mars Here’s What Happens When You Put A Mountain Bike Helmet In A Hydraulic Press The post Return to Earth | The Trailer For Anthill Films’ New Mountain Biking Film Is A Must Watch appeared first on Mpora.
See how a mountain biking helmet copes with some seriously extreme pressure As potential sponsored video partnerships go, I guess we really should have seen the one between Specialized and the Hydraulic Press Channel coming. Specialized, after all, make very tough bike helmets and the Hydraulic Press Channel, well, they like to see just how tough things are by… putting them in the almighty jaws of an extremely powerful hydraulic press. The video which, let’s not forget, Specialized have paid for to demonstrate how durable their Ambush helmet is, sees a variety of helmets put to the test in the shape of a supermarket helmet, a 10-year-old motorbike helmet, and some military helmets (as well as the Ambush). While we obviously wouldn’t recommend you make your next lid-buying decision of the back off this slice of premium YouTube content, we still think it’s a strangely interesting watch. You May Also Like Here’s What Happens When You Put Mountain Bike Suspension Forks In A Hydraulic Press The First Time I Went… | Mountain Biking The post Here’s What Happens When You Put A Mountain Bike Helmet In A Hydraulic Press appeared first on Mpora.
Welcome to Mars. Population: Andreu Lacondeguy Utah is basically an alien planet, isn’t it? I mean, just look at it. It’s a straight up, no messing, sci-fi setting; the perfect place for Andreu Lacondeuy, a man with skills not of this world, to do his thing. At multiple points during The Utah Madre’s four and half minute running time, we had to pause the edit and take a screenshot. Arguably, got way too many screenshots of the film now but let these words be testament to just how goddamn cool it all looks. Great scenery, great riding, backed up by a couple of great tunes. Sit back, and enjoy. You’re in for a treat. Oh, and here’s some of the many, many, screenshots we took. Screenshot via ‘The Utah Madre’ Screenshot via ‘The Utah Madre’ Screenshot via ‘The Utah Madre’ Screenshot via ‘The Utah Madre’ Screenshot via ‘The Utah Madre’ Screenshot via ‘The Utah Madre’ The post The Utah Madre | Andreu Lacondeguy Serves Up Big Mountain Lines On Planet Mars appeared first on Mpora.