Mountain Biking Through A Forest Fire

Mountain Biking Through A Forest Fire


Mountain Biking Through A Forest Fire


This might be the mtb edit of the year. PinkBike did a writeup on its creation, marking the return of famed director, Ryan Gibb, who had been working in the commercial space for the last few years. Def watch the video and then maybe slide over to PinkBike for THE ARTICLE:

“From The Ash is a visual metaphor for pushing forward as the world seemingly crumbles around you. For those who’ve lost, please don’t give up. Everything was shot in a controlled setting on private land during the winter in a previously scorched wildfire zone. We were under the supervision of forestry professionals to ensure everything was executed safely. In May of 2018 the Ute Park wildfire burnt 36,740 acres; a large swath of it was on the Philmont Scout Ranch. Thank you to the Boy Scouts of America for allowing us to film on location at Philmont. For the best experience, please use headphones or a great sound system.”

“Riding through the fire wasn’t too bad – it got slightly warm sometimes, but other then that it was chill. The smoke got kinda sketchy because I wasn’t able to see the features I was riding that well. I rode some of them blind, judging my direction by staying in between the burning trees. Most shoots I do are based on capturing riding and the features we’ve built. It becomes a completely different thing if you add the elements of fire and smoke. It took a lot more time to prepare every single shot, and then to get it right was extremely difficult and required a lot of hard work.” –Rider Nico Vink



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