Archive | May, 2012

#VendrediVideo – Motorbikes, Bicycles and Violins

Sorry for posting these so late in the day, but they’re worth the wait…

“The Luthier” is a short documentary about one of the most well-knowed luthier’s around the world.
I wanted to find more details about his life, his work and his passions.
I am very greatful of the change that he gave me and I hope this is a good way to say: Thank you and I hope it was worth it!
You can find some photos here:
Shot & edited by Matei Plesa (
Second Camera: Emanuil Iova
Soundtrack: Tom Fahy – Watchers

Motorcycle builder Andy Carter from Pangea Speed has been invited to build a custom bike for an upcoming show in L.A. Take a deeper look at Andy burning the midnight oil while he mashes some metal for his newest creation. Music: Rest Your Bones by Waylon Thornton

Documentary of the Fuoriscala Associazione-Culturale Onirical Lab ‘Tornemo Indrio’ 4 day bicycle frame building workshop with Dario Pegoretti (including the Makers’ Festival @ Interzona), Verona, Italy.

“Well, the only way I see this happening is in an extended ride north. When I say that I mean a long, terrible, trying trip…”
Wally Maclean, The Idea of North by Glenn Gould, 1967

A documentary about bike messengers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe with only 4% cycling traffic.
Please watch in fullscreen.
(2012 – 19 min)
Directed, shot & edited by Sander Vandenbroucke
2nd camera: David Doom
Music: Mathieu Vandekerckhove
Translations: Thierry Eeckhout


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Tornemo Indrio

Whilst we’ve been beavering away to get up and running we had an opportunity that was too good to miss. Earlier this month 17 participants were selected from all over the world to take part in the Dario Pegoretti “Tornemo indrio (Back to the roots)” workshop organised by Onirica Lab at Interzona in Verona, Italy. Thanks to the magic of twitter and my poor handwriting skills I was lucky enough to be one of them. I wrote an article about the experience which you can read, in full, over on

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Good News!

To all of our lovely backers still awaiting news on course dates… we’re thrilled to say that we can finally give you the good news. We’ll be sending an e-mail out tonight with details. Sorry about the wait, we’ve been working our socks off to get to this point. Thanks!

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Erlestoke 12, back to racing

This weekend I’m racing Erlestoke 12hr a race which means a lot to me as its run by one of my local Mountain Bike Clubs, SPAM Biking and last year I won the single speed category, my first proper win. Build up for the race hasn’t been ideal, it has been only three weeks since I crashed at Gorrick 100, putting myself in hospital, luckily I’ve healed quickly with only a few scars remaining. I feel strong but judging by the pre-race entry its going to be a tough race!

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An interview…

A snippet of an interview I did for the people at Onirica during the Dario Pegoretti workshop last week…

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#VendrediVideo – Bikes n Ballet

We’ve got a few different videos for you this week… some high end aluminium mountain bike construction, contemporary art, whisky stones and ballet shoes…

Take a look behind the scenes to see one aspect of our our process, prototype fabrication.
Presented By: Yeti Cycles
Filmed By: John Reynolds & Craig Grant
Direction By: Craig Grant

The 19′s are an exploration of sand casting technique. Essentially a shape is pressed into sand to create a void, and metal is roughly poured into the void. Some “overspill” is a by-product of this process, which is, in conventional circumstance, cleaned up after production and re-finished.
Instead, in this project we explored the expressive possibilities of the “overspill” giving the piece a phenomenological identity.
In the 19′s, a large and generous overspill is encouraged during the production process, which is designed to occur at the rim of each bowl. The brass overflows around the perimeter of the bowl in a completely unpredictable manner, making each piece completely unique from any other ever made.
19′s are made of recycled brass at the oldest foundry on the West Coast of Canada, located in East Vancouver. The ‘overspill’ oxidizes instantly during the pour, producing a highly textured surface which stands in contrast to the interior of the bowl surface, which is polished to a near mirror finish.
Music by Brasstronaut
Video by Gwenael Lewis and Geoff Hunt
Sound Mixing by Post Modern Sound

“We produce a product that I guarantee forever, because I think it’ll last forever”

The story of ballet shoes, from the factory to the stage. Filmed on location at Freed of London & the New York City Ballet. Client: New York City Ballet Director + Editor: Galen Summer Producer: Kristin Sloan Director of Photography: Hillary Spera Sound Mixer: Guillermo Pena Tapia

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Dario Pegoretti Workshop – Onirica Videos

There will be more to follow, but here’s the Onirica Lab output so far…

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