They say the third time is the charm, and in this case, it definitely was! My ongoing work with Brian Speice Photography has yielded an epic cycling video. Without further ado, here’s the video:
If you’re interested in how it was filmed, check out Brian’s post on it. As for what it was like for me, well, it’s been a blast! For this shoot, we got up quite early (before sunrise) and took a 20 minute drive our so out the the shoot location. When we got there, the gate to the state park was closed so we did some shots where we didn’t need a chase car. It was also quite cold and since I knew I wasn’t going to be constantly moving, I dressed much more warmly than I would have been. I had three layers on my upper body (under armor, PI jersey, and AdiStar cycling jacket), and two on my lower (embrocation on legs, bibs, and tights). After the gate was opened, we started doing some shots with them in front of me. Unfortunately, this location’s road wasn’t too interesting. There was one decent corner, no real hills, and no real extended portions of it. But, the scenery was great, especially given the dawn setting.
We did mostly chase shots while I was on the bike, but there were a couple takes of me at a full out sprint passing right by the camera. It really wasn’t hard riding for me.. especially considering that our first shoot consisted of climbing Lystra.
If you like this video, definitely let me know! Feel free to say exactly what you like (or dislike) as well because hopefully this won’t be the last video like this you see from me!
Finally, we also have a second order of business. The winner for the Road ID Christmas Giveaway did not contact me in order to claim his prize. Since it has been one week, I am doing a redraw. The new winner of $35 to use for Road ID products is…. Robinson from onceandfuturerunner.com. Robinson, just email me through the contact link on the right hand sidebar and I’ll hook you up with your code! Congratulations!