The more I learn about the New England motocross scene, the more I’m convinced it’s the most fun and unique place to ride your motorcycle. From the mind of Josh Prior, this is another recommendation from my ears on the ground correspondent Andrew Boccarossa, who appears in or captures some of these raucous videos himself. I’ve cherry-picked my favorites below, but be sure to view the entire Bad Dad Racing catalog on YouTube or Instagram. The boys in the NESC know how to have fun on two wheels. Peep it. Way cooler than any “vlog” you’re about to watch. (Prior edits some of these to music from his own DIY punk band… I thought that was worth noting.)
A new series from the Fox Racing Digital Cinema camp is hitting the web right now, with episodes featuring Adam Cianciarulo and Ken Roczen live on their YouTube channel. Episodes so far were shot and cut by Ricki Bedenbaugh, Ryan Marcus, Austin Hoover, Jordan Hoover, and Colin Kennedy. Foxhead always rolls with a hefty crew, and with Avery Rost in their wheelhouse now, the sky’s the limit. Honest and raw truths from AC below. Favorite quote: “I love you guys but, the cameras are too close. I’m going to kill someone out there.” Life of a motocross videographer.
I make mention of it below, but Kyle Cowling’s “No Runners” with off-road champion Trevor Stewart is live on the web. He’s pushed the envelope for narrative driven motorcycle filmmaking once again with a story of depression and desperation, as T. Stew grasps with the realities of the world around him. How can I be a world-class athlete without folding under the pressure of my own mind? Why do I feel like I have nothing when I’ve accomplished so much? What does it mean to be true to oneself? The duo pose a lot of interesting questions, almost like an essay. Truly the work of some individuals in a sea of copy-cats. If you don’t dig it, you can always just re-watch Steel Roots.
Last but certainly not least, Jake Juett of Flower Boy Films chopped up a full-length video following the homies at the Baja Brawl in Millington, MI. This event is always nuts, and the madness of 2020 increased the chaos ten-fold. Major props to Jake on his first full-length. The first of many, I hope. For someone who has been in the ranks on the IG edit wave, I’m surprised and stoked he came away with a 20+ minute piece here. I applaud any filmmaker who pushes beyond what they’ve previously done, and Jake has done that in spades. Be sure to wish him well as he heals up from ACL surgery. (Yes, he hobbled around on crutches to make this video. Shades of Seth Heggie for “Why We Ride.”) Respect.