September 16th, 2012
I have to admit, I get a little tired of the endless parade of mountain bike films with ponderous narratives talking about the journey and the connection and the trail. They’re generally accompanied by obnoxious soundtracks and a bunch of guys doing huge tricks that are a little hard to relate to when you struggle to clear a 3′ tabletop. The self-styled kings of the extreme world, Redbull, are about to release another one of these slick-as-black-ice epic-fests called Where The Trail Ends. That’s generally the point where I admit to myself I’m lost and turn around to try find my way home, but apparently these guys get into boats or helicopters and go camping. Here’s a bit of a behind the scenes look at it all. I’m sure it’ll be a good watch, but will it really be anything new? We can only hope.
Personally, I want more mountain bike films about trail riding and epic adventures that don’t require a hundred sponsors and an open account with the local helicopter pilot. Mountain bike films that reflect what riding is about for the average rider who’s hitting trails on the weekend, or exploring their extended backyards with their mates. Maybe something a little less extreme?
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