Film Speed

Posted by on Apr 5, 2007 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I am a filmmaker. I am a mountain biker. Once, many years ago, the two came together. In the time since, I have gained experience in both areas. Significant experience.

It’s time the two met again.

The film I have had running through my mind looks nothing like anything you’d find here. Those type of movies have been made 1000 times over. I think the world only has so much room for heavy metal and drops. Those films have taken up that space, and then some.

The good people at Gripped Films are breaking new ground. Off Road to Athens and the upcoming 24 Solo are nice diversions from the loud and obnoxious world of free ride movies.

However, even those films focus on the people we hear so much about.

The film going through my head will cut to the heart of the sport, it will have a homegrown feel, a texture, a grit. And then again, maybe it won’t have any of those things. Right now it only exists in pulses of inspiration. They come at strange times. Sometimes I am riding, sometimes I am sleeping. When they come they are fleeting, I get hit with an image of the White Rim, or the Kokopelli Trail. Sometimes I see faces, or hear voices. Whose? I don’t know yet. But they are out there.

You are out there.

I feel the intangible growing thicker. Perhaps it is time to put pen to paper, and tire to dirt. Image to film, and film to the masses.


  1. Jason
    April 6, 2007


    You can do it man.


  2. Dave
    April 6, 2007

    Nice video, thanks!

  3. Cellarrat
    April 6, 2007

    Why not bring a camera to the ktr and start…. Maybe show to some other events…. Maybe follow a nobody a whole year of racing…. Good stuff Adam

  4. Chris
    April 6, 2007

    Nice stuff Adam, I really liked your old video.

    The scene needs a good video and I like your style. My MIL has more than one 3ccd camera for their business and some experience doing the sound in an improved studio at her house. Maybe I can drag her to one of these things sometime and help you compile some footage?

    Regardless I’d love to see what’s in your head start to come to fruition and I can tell from the other comments I’m not the only one.

  5. Ed
    April 9, 2007

    Adam – dude you totally outed me!! I had no idea anyone had found my fledgling blog, I had not even been on there myself for weeks. Well I guess I need to actually start posting to it 🙂

    A film Adam, a film! I’m bettin’ that film would awesome and match my ideas of what an mtb film should portray about our sport – it ain’t all metal music and hucking, that’s for sure. Good luck!!

    Ed E

  6. ExtrmTao
    April 12, 2007

    Interesting thoughts as I had some of the same lately.

    We need a “Warren Miller” of XC riding and racing.


  7. john
    April 15, 2007

    Good stuff. I hope to see one of the KTR.

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