Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Life Cycles Premiere

I'd been waiting for this one for ages and it the cherry on a hanging out with mates, er, cake. Chris and Kate were over and Daryl and Itzi met us down in Southend, to see Gav and Jen's new pad and hang out, drink wine and catch up. Excellent to see everyone, and nice for the lads to hang out too.

It was nice to hang out by the coast and see how responsible people are with Monty, whilst I was hungover!!!




We'd got Life Cycles premiere tickets and shot of into town, drank a beer, met some of the Goats and sat in a fully sold out cinema. Danny MacAskill's Red Bull short was on first and much better in large format, getting the audience gasps in all the right places... Then Vast, which I could have left. Some great shots, but a bit too many, too much TL mountains and riding that most f us could have done. ;p

About to be critical...

Then Life Cycles. Proper bo and I still can't believe how well it was filmed, it really is something different. Massive props to the guys involved and I think Daryl summed it up nicely, saying that although there wasn't tons of riding, it was the one film that made him want to get out and ride. Best flick in ages, I might even have to but an HD tv for that one...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Danny MacAskill

OMG (yes I did just type that) I was waiting for this full version as the filming and riding of the sneaky peeky were pretty epic. Not dissapointed!

Seems like a nice lad too. Filming is VERY good, nice one Red Bull...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Forest of Dean

Good trip to the FOD last weekend, for Mark's birthday. We booked the uplift and not having done one of these before, I was really pleasantly surprised. Good service, nice guy running the uplift at and a good vibe in general. The bus did 14 runs which is pretty fair considering the time of year. It was wet and I made a howler of a tyre setup (the less said the better) reslting in the crash on the flat - see vid - but then rectified it and really got into it. Everyone had a good run and came back thoroughly muddy.

Forest of Dean from Dave Branfield on Vimeo.

Fireworks and food at Jason's place afterward, thanks for a wicked spread and good times..

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Night Pump.

We all like a bit of night pump, so thought I'd pump some pics your way. Woburn night pumping pumperoony pump track, much fun and unpredictable.


Very hard to see the pump bumps and bits of the track, but you got a good feel after a bit. nice and dry, so good and quick. Tamn had it harder than me as his lights are on his bars, so you cant look round corners or spot landings as easily, but all good. FOD on sat. Very much looking forward to that and will hopefully have some filming from it!

Nice face...


As usual I'd prepared by not charging anything and forgetting the syport connectors which is why they look crap. Well done Dave...

Berm manny.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Thats who it was...

I can't remember why, but Gav and I had a long drawn out e-mail and phone marathon recently, trying to remember the name of a rather cool looking custom frame/bike builder that we'd stumbled across ages ago. This was him and aint it cool?!

Jordan Hufnagel: Custom Bike Builder from Souney Media on Vimeo.

Glad we remembered. Get saving.