360 on a Big DH Bike!? I’m thinking YES!
Last weekend I was unable to go ride with some friends up Payson Canyon, so I decided to just go ride my jumps for a little bit. I then decided it was time to see how the bike would spin.
I have only done a few 360′s in the past and that was on my last bike which was a Scott Voltage FR. I have been working hard on 3′s for the last few years and finally stomped a few last fall right before I sold my bike and got the Giant Glory that I am riding now. It is definitely harder to spin but it only took my 10 tries to land a 360. So pumped to have accomplished one of my goals on the bike already this year!
Here is some of the footage from that evening and a few shots from Tuesday morning as well.
What do you do when its to windy to hit the big jumps or hit your freestyle ramp? You go out and find a nice little technical freeride hit in the hills and have some fun riding!
I have had the opportunity to start riding and learning from a local professional freestyle motocross ride Sean Neilson. Sean has been around since the beginning of Freestyle and he continues to ride shows all around the world.
This is some footage from last month when I went down and did some freeriding in the “White Hills” close to his house in Gunnison Utah.
I will admit, 2012 I hardly posted anything on this blog, but in 2013 that is going to change! Now that the 2013 season is here and I am stoked as ever to be building new jumps and riding again keep a look out for weekly posts and updates. I will be posting at least once a week to share with my sponsors and any of you who care to find out what I am up to in the 2 wheel action sport world.
Let’s start the first post of the year off with a short little edit of when I had the opportunity to ride the new redbull rampage site a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I was on my way to California and only had a few hours to ride, plus the weather was crappy with heavy gusty winds. Let me just tell you that riding this stuff is poop your self scary enough as it is, then add in heavy winds and things get pretty rowdy!! Nonetheless, I’m glad I got to ride and was able to get a feel for what the big boys ride during the rampage event. Hopefully I will be able to go down there and ride again soon when I have more time and conditions are better.
** Before you watch this clip, just know that the gopro footage from the chest mount is not the greatest angle of footage for this type of riding. So I dont want to hear any bitching about how shaky the footage is. Just watch it and enjoy it for what it is I’m no professional videographer or editor.
Hey everyone, Patrick Schooler here. Just wanted to let everyone know that I will soon be changing 2 Wheels 1 Mind. As my main focus for what 2.W.1.M. is and the direction it will be taking in the future has changed. The growth of my Adventure Fitness Company LIVE DEEP, as grown quickly and I would like to give my time and energy to both LIVE DEEP and 2 Wheels 1 Mind. In order to do this I feel that I need to change what 2 Wheels 1 Mind is and set some concrete goals as to where it is headed. This being said, look in the up coming weeks for there to be some new and improved aspects of 2.W.1.M. As the new face 2.W.1.M emerges I am excited to see where it goes! I am ALWAYS looking for feed back on this and would like to see it grow. Please feel free to give me some advice and let me know what you are thinking!
While you wait for the changes, check out the new edit!
Thanks Everyone, and hope to hear from you!
As we exit a very mild Winter here in Utah and move into Spring, I am looking forward to some great Freeriding on my Mountain Bike and Motorcycle in the hills. Freeriding is an amazingly different and more creative way of riding. In the Mountain Biking Industry, Freerding has become a huge part of the sport. In the Moto Industry, it has not yet received the notoriety or credit it deserves. Freeriding is such a unique style of riding, that I feel it needs to be covered more in Moto magazines. As most people will never reach the level of top Motocross Stars, or reach the X Games level in Freestyle Motocross, people can and will relate more to Freerding in the hills. Freeriding, no matter what level you are at, can easily be done.
Mountain Bike riding and trail/jump/stunt building is a big part of my life. This past winter I was luck enough to be able to ride throughout most of the winter months. This is a great thing for people like myself, but there is one drawback. Here in Eagle Mountain the dirt dries up very quickly. Once it is dry there is absolutely no building. I had been waiting for the next good rain or snow storm, so that the dirt would be primed and ready for some sculpting. On March 18th, just a few days before Spring I got just that. Although it was Cold and windy I knew that I needed to get out and do some shovel work.
Here are some pictures from a cold yet successful “Shovel Session”…..
This is what I call "Dirt Art"
Mike Larsen is a good friend of mine, and a amazing photographer and videographer (http://www.bigginsphoto.com/index.html). So when he asked if I would like to shoot an edit in American Fork Canyon, I was all for it.
Here is what we came up with….
Here is an edit that my good friend Zak Collings put together a few weeks ago of a Freeride sesh we had earlier this year during the spring time.
This past Sunday, my friend Allen Weston finally made the journey out to my local jumps and trails. There is so much potential out here, that I get frustrated when I seem to be the only person wanting to do any building out here! When I finally get people to come ride out and show them the trails and jumps I have built they finally get to see what I am always talking about. Allen is ready to start some building in Eagle Mountain this Fall, which I am glad that I will finally have someone to build with! Here are a few shots that Allen took of myself, while we were out in the heat of the day. Enjoy!