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Video: Giese Goes Metal in The Sunshine Coast

4/3/2020 : toni

Giese Goes Metal in The Sunshine CoastThe air is dusty and unsettled. Shadows fly overhead through the trees. Away from the crowdsof Crankworx, isolated in the woods, the only sounds come from a distant buzzing and branchessnapping. A dance with the devil is happening just out of sight. A dark figure blurs its way downthe mountain, leaving ruin to the dirt sculptures in its wake. Few have witnessed what happensdeep in the woods of the Sunshine Coast. But some things can only be seen in the shadows.

“Some things can only be seen in the shadows.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The ambiance around Coast Gravity Park provides a stark contrast to that found in mountainbiking’s mecca of Whistler. Those willing to sacrifice lift line glory laps will instead find a smallparadise welcoming those that seek isolation in the woods. The relaxed mood and mellow vibesare those that can only be found off the beaten path and away from the rest of the world. It’s acalmness only disturbed when the shuttle starts up the hill, giving riders a chance to glimpsewhat lies hidden under nature’s giants.

Each trail flows with the terrain, giving riders a sense of flight through the ferns and pines of thepacific northwest. The dirt sculptures of the bike park provide a canvas for riders to draw theirown creative lines through perfect berms and crafted doubles. For those willing to exploredeeper into the woods, ancient relics and dinosaurs from times past wait patiently for thosebrave enough to face them. Monster bridges, fallen jumps, and treacherous gaps show the workof unsung dark warriors who find their glory only in the eyes of ancient giants.

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Who is Giese?

Mike Giese rides like a bat out of hell by day and is instafamous at night. A former AMA motocross pro and now an EVIL design guru, his skills on two wheels are mind-melting. The crew at ENVE followed him to Coast Gravity Park last fall to see how he’d interpret it on hispartied-out Wreckoning, fitted with ENVE M730’s. Be sure to follow @steezygiese765 to see more face melters.

Thank you to the team at Coast Gravity who let our raggedy crew in to film, and who let Giesedo some shralps for the edit. Your trail builders are second to none!

Enjoy this edit and accompanying words if you’re hunkered down at home and remember to beresponsible if you’re out riding.Making the MusicTo match Giese’s speed and the moody natural lighting in the park, ENVE sought out theperfect soundtrack. Disappointed with standard royalty-free tracks, we took it upon ourselves tofind a local metal band to create something unique. We commissioned Swarmer, out of SaltLake City, to record an instrumental song for us. We’d like to thank them, along withCounterpoint Studios and Cal Cruz? for being up to make something special for us. ?Downloadthe song and support local music on Swarmer’s profile on Bandcamp?.


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