While the world was worrying about the warm weather for the Olympics, we were reveling it. Mike Hopkins, of many fames, came down to Roberts Creek to hang out and ride with us for a couple of weeks.
Mike is a fantastic guy to spend any amount of time with, his relaxed and calm personality, and most of all, he is really damn good on a bike. While he was here we obviously wanted to shoot and showcase some of Mike's pre-season antics. Why he was here riding on the coast with us and not up to his armpits in snow being a pro skier.
Dylan worked his creative magic shooting video as Curtis, Kyle, Callum and Mike tore a strip out of a rad local trail called Viper. Thanks to a little mild drizzle the trail was in perfect shape and Dyl captured the essence of why we spend as much time as possible riding together on our home trails. There is nothing better than hot laps with your best friends. Period.
It came time to shoot Mike ripping solo. We picked a couple of trails that we thought would best show Mike's power as a rider. After Mike blasting some RC loam was captured, the crew moved on to the final trail we had picked for Mike. This trail showcased the blistering speed and fluidity with which Mike can rail his bike down a mountain. With both cameras rolling and Mike pinning it, the shoot was wrapped up with all the footage in the bag. It was a great couple of weeks with Mike. After we topped it off with a few beach fires, ocean golf and Caribrews.
Photos courtesy of Nicolas Teichrob