Bonus Cut: Behind the Scenes of TGR’s ‘Esperanto’ Bike Film

Behind every rad shredder is an even more rad film crew.

Teton Gravity Research’s “Esperanto” looks ridiculously cool. In it, freeride MTB studs like Alma Wiggberg, Brandon Semenuk, Emil Johansson, and Chelsea Kimball take on breathtaking (yes, I dropped the b-word) high-mountain terrain in Ecuador.

Here’s a clip on how Jeremy Grant directed the crew who shot it so it looked cool, instead of like a bunch of mountain bikers doing tricks you couldn’t see through the fog.

Interested in the film? Here’s how and where you can catch “Esperanto,” which airs now through Nov. 3.

Runtime: 4 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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