‘Finding Myself ‘. After two failed attempts years before, a friend invited her to ride up Mount Ashland in 2014 on a loaner full-suspension bike, Kandace White returns to the trails that helped her discover that she is, in fact, a mountain biker.
I didn’t actually know there were such thing as full-suspension bikes like the ones we have now – and the difference was AMAZING. I was BLOWN AWAY by how a REAL mountain bike actually felt when it was set up for me properly with the real suspension. It was JUST LIKE A DIRT BIKE! I fell IN LOVE!– Kandace
Mountain biking helps me feel a sense of peace. A sense of being one with nature. It takes away all the overwhelming thoughts and weight of the world and the focus is forced into the trail. It gives me breath. It gives me adrenaline and makes me feel alive in those moments and I finally feel like the weight of the world and pressures have lifted in an intense physical moment. The excitement overrules everything else that is in my head.
Directed, shot and edited by: Damian Byington
Additional Photography by: Nickolas Stout
Sound Design and Post Mix by: Nicholas Decker
Additional Riders: Joe Cooper, Jeff White and Thom Weeks
Special thanks to:
Troy Lee Designs