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My Mythic Wildcard: A Photo Bike Check

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I’ve had my Mythic Wildcard project bike up and running for a month or 2 now :D. I love it. 32.something pounds and pretty epic on the trails. Having such a light, balanced and poised ride totally transforms the riding experience. People may hate on weight weenies and bike techies, but seriously, it’s soooooooooooo much more fun riding a light bike. I’ve been meaning to prove the benefit of a light bike for a while now – ya know, using maths, physics and all that shiz. Maybe one day I’ll rummage up the effort to blog about it. Maybe I won’t. Who knows.

Anyways, I was planning on posting a detailed bike check/review about the wildcard, however, – as is common on this weblog (yes, “blog” is a derivative term) – I’ve taken the lazy man’s approach, and decided to simply post a Photo Bike Check. The photos are pretty decent, so I can kiiiiiiiiiiind of justify it 😛 … hehe.

If you have any questions or comments or whatever regarding the build, feel free to post a comment or email me or whatever :). I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Peace

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September 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Esher Shore Jam ’09: Photos

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Ok, so ONCE again, I procrastinate… Just like most of the media I create, by the time I publish it, it’s out of date :). Regardless, I thought I might as well post.

So these are shots from the Esher Shore Jam 2009. The jam was super sick, loved it. Wasn’t too gnarly, wasn’t too hyped, just nice and chilled, got to see lots of people I knew and didn’t knew – it was a good day out :). I was riding half the time, and shooting the other half, so naturally, I wasn’t expecting any properly decent photos to come out. And just as predicted, I got a whole bunch of very average ones. But still, they document the event, so it’s all good in the hood, as I say. Props gotta go to Ryan Nangle and Tim Peckham for sure. They were the two riders who really threw down. Tim especially. O yeah, and Monster Energy sponsored the event :D. I should probably plug them, given that I had like 5 free cans during the day :P, hehe.

Anyways, here are the photos from the day. Some of the photo credit has to go to Andrew Fletcher too, who took hold my D70 when I was riding. Got some pretty nice shots considering it was his first go with it.

Enjoy…

Rory riding the pumptrack, ripping round pretty quick I must say

Rory riding the pumptrack, ripping round pretty quick I must say

Some guy throwing a heelclicker off a super hard-to-trick gap

Some guy throwing a heelclicker off a super hard-to-trick gap

Tim Peckham: If any of you have seen Pinkbike recently, youll know this guy can throw super extended supermans off anything ;). Mega props bro

Tim Peckham: If any of you have seen Pinkbike recently, you'll know this guy can throw super extended supermans off anything ;). Mega props bro

Me ripping round the pumptrack

Me ripping round the pumptrack

Rory styling out the big kicker with a table

Rory styling out the big kicker with a table

Me again :P

Me again 😛

Rory again :P

Rory again 😛

Tim Peckham again: casually taking the feet off for a no footed can (off the big kicker of course)

Tim Peckham again: casually taking the feet off for a no footed can (off the big kicker of course)

And finally, me sending the big kicker :)

And finally, me sending the big kicker 🙂

Feel free to comment on any of the photos, or even the jam itself :).

Take it easy

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August 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Snow Day Photos

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Ok, so I’m bit behind. It snowed on the 2nd of February, and I’ve just taken all these photos off my camera, lol. Regardless, I still think they are worth posting. I mean, hey, how often do us British folk get snow?

A must say, I do like this :). I'm rather happy with the lighting.

Can't really choose between this and the previous photo. Why have one when you could have both?

Not much to say.. It's a tree?

A bit eery, but I like the vibe.

This was actually taken at night. Long exposure and some white balancing :P Freekyyyyyy

This was actually taken at night. Long exposure and some white balancing 😛 Freekyyyyyy

This is one of my favorite photos. I cant put my finger on why, but I guess ineffability is part and parcel with this game. And no, the sky wasnt ACTUALLY purple after it snowed. Bit of raw tweeking there :P.

This is one of my favorite photos. I can't put my finger on why, but I guess ineffability is part and parcel with this game. And no, the sky wasn't ACTUALLY purple after it snowed. Bit of raw tweeking there :P.

So there you have it :). Feel free to comment and/or critique. I wish it snowed more often :(.

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June 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm

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