A decade ago, Ryan Gibb released Life Cycles, a masterpiece of a mountain biking film. A sequel never materialized, and he spent the next few years working on commercial projects. Then, in late 2018 Gibb made a return to the MTB world, traveling to New Mexico's Philmont Scout Ranch for an ambitious shoot featuring Nico Vink. The final film From the Ash was directed by Gibb and produced by Teton Gravity Research. The shoot was almost ruined by an unseasonable snowstorm, but Gibb and the team persevered, ultimately producing one of the coolest bike segments we've ever seen. With stunning visuals and a perfect soundtrack from Blitz//Berlin, From The Ash is a worthy follow-up to Life Cycles.
Photos by Bruno Long