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Sunrise Street revisited

As the whole world stays home as much as possible in order to deal with the novel coronavirus, we are here to provide some eye candy to fill the emptiness in your active heart. Or at least to fill 10 minutes therein. Please welcome the special digest version of Sunrise Street, a MTB film we released back in 2004, that has actually never been made public until now.

It was actually not me but Kai from MTB team Tubagra that came up with the idea to introduce must-watch time killer bike videos for this tough time. So why don’t you visit Tubagra website to check out what other riders came up with in this relay series, if you haven’t already? Tonight’s the 6th night, and our team rider Kazoo will take the role.

In case you don’t know what Sunrise Street is all about, here is what:

This is a digest version of Sunrise Street, a mountain bike film with a major focus on street riding that we released in 2004, 16 years ago now, when the growth of MTB street scenes was still in a very early stage.

Technically, though, the “early stage” can include 20 years ago or even 30 years ago. What sets this particular era apart from others is the phase of transition it was in, where street-specific equipment started being mass-produced, recognition of street riding as one of many bike sport disciplines came into existence, and working on videos was not as difficult and demanding as in the 20th century anymore, though not nearly as easy as today. Also it was that kind of era that I had to sell a few copies in VHS format on demand.

This digest edition was born out of my curiosity in putting a little more effort, content and editing skills into a short clip than on other normal trailers I had made. However, its length reaching one third of the actual DVD left it nowhere, a little too much for a teaser but too little for paid contents. Then, I re-excavated this clip by chance just a few weeks ago, so that’s how and why you are seeing this here now.

So everyone, stay safe. Stay in the couch. Wash hands, gurgle, and generally take good care of yourself. And when this ordeal is over, I’m really looking forward to seeing you and riding with you all.