Sent to us by Leo Ratha from Gothenburg, Sweden, the video was shot during December of 2013, which turned out to be the rainiest month of the year for them. They wanted to show that riding year-round can both build and demand technique, balance, strength and endurance. He said it rained almost nonstop during the filming, making some of the trails very slick and tough to ride.
FROM LEO –
“The terrain around Gothenburg consists of hundreds of kilometers of natural trails through rolling and rocky forests which makes a durable freeride bike advantageous in many situations. We ride the 2014 Canyon Torque EX Trailflow; a bike we think is made for this type of terrain. The natural topography of Gothenburg can make the trails somewhat muddy and depending on the time of year, it can be a downright mud fest. To look as representative as possible, we chose Mudhugger’s mudguards.”
The entire video was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and three GoPro Hero3s.
While most of us enjoy a day off today to break in the new year, check out 3 more videos sent in by Bikerumor’s readers, and of course, vetted by us as being awesome.
Reader Manuel Wenk submitted this film he made with some friends recently in Switzerland as the season was coming to a close.
Mad Productions gets out into the French Alps on this one submitted from Antonio Abreu.
Dirtyflows let us know that All Or Nothing 2 has been released, so chalk up the next half hour to watching bikes, turn the speakers up, and enjoy.