Video Roundup: Shreds of inspiration from Cecile Ravanel, Thomas Vanderham & extra
Hit a bit of a mid-week slump? Needing some inspiration for your upcoming weekend of shredding? Look no further. We have a selection of videos that will get you stoked for your next ride. Cecile Ravanel, Thomas Vanderham, Keegan Wright, Eliot Lapotre, Billy Meaclem and James Ontiveros bring the goods.
Feature Image: Billy Meaclem riding his DH Bike during the filming of Absolutely Furious – Credit: HT Visuals
Thomas Vanderham Blasting Blues
From OneUp Components: “Espresso and John Deere are two of North Vancouver’s most popular trails. But these blue flow lines are far from its gnarliest. So, it was surprising when North Shore local and freeride legend Thomas Vanderham said they were two of his favorites”.
“Surprising until you see Thomas’ lines and realize that, while he’s on the same trail, his riding is on another planet. Thomas runs OneUp carbon handlebars, stems, grips, EDC tools and pumps, chain guides and 210mm dropper posts on his Rocky Mountain bikes”.
Cecile Ravanel – New Beginnings
From Commencal: “Cécile and Cédric Ravanel’s lives have always revolved around riding bikes. They have done it all. And won a lot! In 2019, after three years at the top of the Enduro World Series, Cécile crashed whilst training and suffered serious injury. It was an injury which slowly forced her to retire from racing in February 2021, and to allow her to concentrate on a new goal; training young riders!”
“This quote alone sums up Cecile’s motivation and her state of mind. She said, “It’s definitely motivating, to look forward to seeing how far they can go, how far we can accompany them. It’s almost more stressful than when you’re on the bike!” A new beginning which is ultimately nothing more than the continuation of her entire magnificent career!
- Rider: Cécile Ravanel
- Film & Edit: Gaetan Clary
Eliott Lapotre rides the new Vee Tire Co Attack HPL
From Vee Tire Co: “Vee rider Eliott Lapotre hits the trail with the all-new Vee Tire Co. Attack HPL tire; the newest tire to join our gravity line-up. Attack HPL has been tested on and off the World Cup circuit by Vee Tire athletes, our freeride team at high-stakes competitions and our team at home and abroad”.
“The HPL represents the cutting-edge of fast high-speed ability, unparalleled precision and dampening qualities that pros and weekend warriors all appreciate. Traction defying Top 40 compound and our tried and trusted puncture protection ensures the new HPL is the tire to rely on in all conditions”.
Billy Meaclem in Absolutely Furious
From Commencal: “Not everyone has style. And certainly not style on every type of bike they jump on! Billy Meaclem is just too good to watch, regardless of the what he’s riding. In these cold and somewhat dreary times in the Northern Hemisphere, this video is a breath of fresh air”.
- Rider: Billy Meaclem
- Film/Edit: Hunter Paull
- Photos: HT Visuals, Josh Birkenhake and Hunter Paull
- Additional Cinematography: Andrew Costain
- Music: (The Gaslamp Killer x Drumetrics Boiler Room LIVE) (Wu-Tang Clan “CREAM”)
- Build Crew: Andrew Costain, Jonny Eden, Billy Meaclem, Nils Heiniger, Matt Begg, Finn Hawkesby-Browne, Josh Birkenhake, and Hunter Paull
Keegan Wright – Rooted in New Zealand
From Devinci: “From BMX to downhill, enduro to pump track and every slalom track in between, Keegan Wright’s resume has highlights from almost every discipline. At 24, the young man’s future in racing looks bright. But it hasn’t always been this way. Rooted In New Zealand tells the unlikely story of Keegan Wright’s path to life as a pro racer.”
Video by John Colthorpe & William Biname
James Ontiveros on his Fezzari La Sal Peak
Fezzari Ambassador, James Ontiveros, takes his La Sal Peak on a rip through the mountains of Colorado.
Video by Dane Cronin. Music – il:lo.