TrivialMTB

Pretty much hate mountain biking.

Month: December, 2015

Cultural Appropriation.

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Here we see Phil Atwill, giving us all a good reason to never buy a used bike from Phil Atwill, in a video featuring a pasty white guy from the UK set to ironic traditional intro music swapped out for more contemporary British punk music once the gag is over less than ten seconds in.

Highly entertaining.

Here we see Logan Binggeli being an incredibly talented bike rider while dressing, if not literally then certainly metaphorically/emotionally in blackface, to try and sell any KHS bikes set to music that has nothing to do with Southern Utah and the gag goes on for 5+ more minutes.

 

For some reason, this starts out with a tracking push into Kevin Aiello’s bike. The stock footage of Logan’s bike was out of the budget due to licensing for the music.

Image of Logan courtesy of Fraser Britton:

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At least in this video we get some inclination that Logan realized there is nothing gangster about riding a bike really fast and that the reality of his embodiment of the spirit of Ice Cube is more the present day Cube.

Ice-Cube

So it’s not really serious but it also doesn’t really work.

Highly forgettable.

Swing And A Miss.

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The reason for no posts lately has been a couple of things. First, we lost the login to the blog. Just couldn’t remember it.

Second, why hate mountain biking when you can just hate yourself, right? It’s so much more effective to hate yourself and skip the middleman of mountain biking. The world doesn’t need more scapegoats. Straight to the source is a cleaner path.

That being said, we do hate this video of Hans Rey and Steve Peat and Some Other Guy riding across Iceland.

 

It turns out that you can’t simply take a couple heroes of the sport, plop them down into a beautiful location, point some cameras at them, sprinkle some aerials around, hit record, and get gold.

There is more story in a fortune cookie than there was in this video.

And I’m not saying that every Iceland video ever needs to have a score lifted from Bjork or Sigur Ros but god damn, this was some truly garbage music for the scenery and vibe of the riding.

Compare to the Yeti video with the more obvious post-rock style song and see which video holds your interest better.

 

The 10 minute video with living legends of the sport? Or the 5 minute video with the relative no-body?  (No offense to the Sam guy)

There’s a better Hans + Big Name + Cool Location video that you can watch here and it’s almost 20 years old.

 

Turns out one can screw up a sure thing and make me yawn at a Hans/Peat video enough to make me dig up the login to a long forgotten blog and spew about it.