I've been on the road for 12 days now and it's been awesome. I spent my first week in Southern California shooting video with Aaron Gwin. We started in Morongo Valley and then headed out on a road trip hitting spots around the state. Aaron is an amazing rider and a really cool person to be around, he is super easy going and down to do whatever. We got a lot of great shots that were using for a new feature on yeticycles.com. From there I headed to Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, Nevada. It was my first team camp and my first time meeting some of the new riders on the team. The days were busy, filled with a lot of shooting and hanging out on the hill. Unfortunately I won't be seeing any of the regional and national team again until Nation Championships in July. Now I'm back in California where I spent the day with Joey Schusler filming in Pine Valley. We had a really productive day of shooting in the morning and evening. The above photo is from one of dolly shots we set up. We are heading out bright and early in the morning for Fontana.


I'm Off

I leave for California in the morning to go and shoot with Aaron Gwin for about a week. From there I will be heading to Bootleg Canyon for team camp, then back to California for the Fox media launch. I'm excited to finally start traveling. It has been a busy weekend trying to pack and get ready to leave. It has been a hard decision on what exactly to bring but I have decided on 4 bags. My Cinebag CB-25 Revolution Camera Bag, Burton Snowboard bag for dolly and tripod, 661 messenger bag for computer and hardrives, and 661 rolling gear bag. It's going to be a lot to carry around but i don't really have any other choice.


Employee Bios

Here are the first two videos that I made at Yeti, Seth's and Peter's bios. It was a lot of fun shooting, editing, and getting to know more about them and what they do for the company.

Yeti Cycles Employee Bio: Seth Ramsbottom from John Reynolds on Vimeo.

Yeti Cycles Employee Bio: Peter Zawistowski from John Reynolds on Vimeo.


New Dolly

One of the advantages of my job is working with one of the most talented welder/fabricators in the business. About a week ago i showed Shane my old dolly and asked him if he would be able to make me a new one. After a short discussion of ideas a few photos for inspiration and a couple of trips to buy aluminum this is what was made. A lightweight portable dolly. Thanks Shane, I'm so stoked!



I just got my new video camera and wanted to test it out so I went to Sunset yesterday and put together this quick edit.

Sunset Trails from John Reynolds on Vimeo.

Slow Motion/Timelapse Mountain Bike Montage

This is a montage of some of my favorite riders and shots from the 2008 season.

2008 Mountain Bike Slow Motion Montage from John Reynolds on Vimeo.

One Week

One week from today I leave home in Denver to work and travel around the world documenting the Yeti Cycles mountain bike team. I have created this blog in hopes of documenting my own life and travels for the next year.