History Lesson: Old School MTB film library by Shredder

History Lesson: Old School MTB film library by Shredder

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Shredder Zine is the best mountain bike zine out there. It is RAD.

Stu Leel, Shredder’s commander-in-chief, is so deeply passionate about bikes and his history in mountain biking goes way back.

Shredder recently put this library of full-length old-school mountain bike film classics on the site. Amazing. Chainsmoke anyone? Superheros? Pulp Traction?

If you already know ’em, trip back down memory lane. If you don’t, then it’s time to learn about roots.

Check out 12 classic mountain bike films here.


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CO-DIRECTOR: Victor Lucas

Morgane Charre: Research
Harriet Jones: Management
Sven Martin: Photography
Boris Beyer: Photography
Sebastian Schieck: Photography
John Parkin: Legendary

Ric McLaughlin, Paul Aston, Lauren Jenkins, Tom Caldwell, Jon Gregory, Chris Kilmurray, Kerstin Kauffmann, Chris Jackson, Pedro Ballin, Alan

Dan Milner: Passport to Pain Photography Talk

Dan Milner and his camera have travelled to some of the wildest and craziest locations around the globe, including North Korea, Afghanistan, Patagonia and many more. 

On the 13th of March he’s giving a talk and slideshow of some of his images in London, with drinks at Cloud 9 Cycles at 6 pm and the talk hosted by New London Architecture from 7 pm.

For more information and to reserve a ticket head to the event page.

“The Bike: Ticket to Adventure… or Passport to Pain? Presented by Cloud 9 Cycles.

A talk by professional photographer Dan Milner.

Join us at Cloud 9 Cycles for an evening with the legendary Dan Milner!

Few people have ridden and carried their bikes through as many of the world’s wildest places as professional photographer Dan Milner.

In this absorbing slideshow, Dan talks about the places his passion for mountain biking has taken him, and the challenges he’s had to overcome to photograph such endeavours.

Illustrated by 20+ years of visually stunning photography, Dan highlights how the humble bike has proven to be the perfect tool for adventure —cutting through barriers of language, culture and politics to open up authentic experiences with inhabitants of some of the World’s most remote places.

Riding and photographing pioneering mountain bike trips in Afghanistan, North Korea, Patagonia, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq and Ethiopia, Dan uses humorous anecdotes from such trips to highlight not only the rewards that await the adventurous rider, but the hardships too.

Adventure, he says, is all about the learning experience… as long as you survive them.


Drinks at Cloud 9 Cycles from 6pm.

Talk hosted by New London Architecture next door at the Building Centre from 7pm.

Spaces are limited.”

Once-over: Can of Waves zine by Max Nerurkar and co.

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Max Nerurkar is a rider, skater, creator.

He’s a real scene shaper with his own ideas and style who no doubt inspires endless kids (young and old) to get out on a bike and express themselves however they want.

Nerurkar (aka 3dumb) is part of the Waves crew, a loose bunch of pals sponsored by Cannondale. You can see Max making shapes and getting blasted into the dirt in Alex Rankin’s awesome edit from Chiba Bike Farm (Portugal) or get clued up by reading WideOpen’s Wise Words.

This zine, Can of Waves, is issue one from Max, brought together by the man himself with some help from the folk at Cannondale. Hopefully the first of many.

At 1.25 iPhones wide, 1.8 iPhones high and 68 pages long, it is a little slice of reality that brings Max, Rat, Dave and Oily Pete offline and into a very nicely put together thing.

Max describes the crew using words, photographs, drawings and paintings. We get gritty on the road and at the trails in Europe and the USA, get the lowdown about his teammates, some insight from Bryceland (“I thought, ’We’ll go for a few drinks and see what happens’. One pub led to another…”) and generally enter into the world of some of the freest thinkers in mountain biking.

It’s a simple thing really. Short and sweet. But even when you’ve looked at it 10 times already today, you just can’t help having another flick through. Like Instagram, except it doesn’t do your head in (it’s really good).

Thanks Max and Cannondale for making this thing.

Check out Max’s website, 3dumb Designs, here.

Downtime Podcast Bernard Kerr episode — listen now

We are big fans of the Downtime Podcast here at Misspent Summers and we are immensely proud to be able to support episodes every now and then.

How could we resist the opportunity to get behind the Bernard Kerr episode? BK is one of our favourite riders to watch and his super stylish riding graces many pages in Hurly Burly.

To hear Downtime’s presenter Chris Hall dig into the makings of the man is fascinating listening. Turns out Bernard is all about having a fun time — could you guess it? Oh and of course there’s the issue of Anaheim 1…

Get your ears around this: Downtime Podcast with Bernard Kerr

Dean Lucas talks to John Hall and Aaron Pelttari – AOTE Podcast

Dean Lucas talks to John Hall and Aaron Pelttari -
An Off track experience

Dean Lucas is just off the back of a 10th place finish at the last World Cup in Les Gets, but he’s also been spending time with some of the most interesting figures in WC racing, for his (relatively) new podcast called An Off Track Experience.

During Les Gets last weekend he sat down with John Hall and Aaron Pelttari, the mechanics for Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan.

“On this episode of the podcast I sit down with two of the most well know and charismatic mechanics on the world cup circuit. They are both lucky enough to be able to wrench at a world cup level and call it a full time job. Former team members and now good friends John Hall and Aaron Pelttari along with their riders Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan have racked up countless wins and overalls together in recent years. With ridicules speed week in and week out and floorless consistency out of both of these rides you always wonder how much of that comes from them and how much comes from the people they have around them making sure everything is dialled.

With our sport being won and lost by the smallest of margins every little bit counts so having complete faith in your mechanic and being able to work through a race weekend more efficiently might just give you that 1% you were looking for.

Lets see what they think.

Enjoy the chat!”

Well worth a listen.