It turns out there really isn’t much of an offseason, anymore. And I’m okay with that. Since cyclocross season ended I’ve had the opportunity to grab my camera gear and get back to shooting and editing video. Something that I never have time to do enough of during a busy cyclocross schedule. And without a doubt, it’s been a pretty awesome summer.
For half of May I headed over to Europe to catch the second and third rounds of the UCI MTB Cross Country World Cup. Embedded with Trek Factory Racing, I was there to produce a video series showing day-in-the-life footage of the riders and staff of the TFR family. Starting with the race in Albstadt, Germany, and then transferring to La Bresse, France, I got a crash course in the behind-the-scenes life of a professional mountain bike team. It was an amazing experience and one that I tried to faithfully capture in the Trailside Dailies series featured on Trek Factory Racing XC’s YouTube page. Here’s a sample of what we put together for that leg:
Soon after returning to the U.S., I headed to Morgantown, West Virginia, with my family in tow, to cover the Hilly Billy Roubaix. For the past four years, I’ve worked with ABRA Racing to put together a series of videos of this unique race to help show what the Hilly Billy is all about and to get more people excited to come out to the next year’s edition. 2016 was plagued by logistical snafus as far as filming was concerned, but you take what you get and make the best of it. Here’s this year’s installment:
After Hilly Billy, it was back to Europe for another World Cup round. This time to Lenzerheide, Switzerland. The TFR team was just coming off of Worlds and this race was a mix of pressure and relief. Along with capturing an eventful week for the riders, I also was able to get some fun insight from the mechanics. Here’s Tool Time with Matt and Ray, and the week’s race day installment of trailside dailies.
One more stop for me on the World Cup Tour, and that is Andorra, Spain, in September. After that, it’s all cyclocross. CrossVegas and JingleCross are coming on fast. See you out there.