Andrew Young has been making a name for himself in the Calgary riding scene over the past two years. His “old school” style, work behind the lens, and a positive attitude have landed him sponsorship from Spank Bikes and Candie Co Clothing. This is a post he wrote up for his Pinkbike blog, recapping his 2012 season.
A Year to Celebrate
Words by Andrew Young. Photos by Peter Young.
Being a young mountain biker from Calgary AB, I see progression differently than most. My surroundings shape how I ride and encourage me to get creative with what I have. Being an avid filmmaker helps me show this style of riding to everyone and helps represent my true passion for riding a bike.
This past season has been focused on travelling, riding, and spreading the love of the sport. My goal isn’t to impress people on my bike, its a way of progressing and teaching myself how to be determined and achieve set goals. At the end of the day, if i’m not having fun on my bike I don’t stop riding, I change the way I do it.
After these two videos, I worked on a small film project called “Rider’s for Life” which is just a small project to get people stoked on getting out.
During the summer I travelled across the continent riding my downhill bike. I just wanted to be on my bike, stress free. Unfortunately this meant no filming. When I got back, I was stoked to hook up with Dre Visuals to produce “Streets of Cowtown with Andrew Young”, a video showcasing my latest riding and my favourite street spots in town.
The feeling I get when I achieve something on my bike is total self gratification. My 2012 season was full of this feeling and its what keeps me getting out my door everyday. This is truly a season to celebrate.