Going out to Malaga in March to film the Onza team was probably the highlight of my year. We all had such a great time and to then have a video to look back on the time we had is a bonus. I loved everything about making that video; the interviews, the awesome riding locations, the beautiful scenery and weather. Sadly this trip wont be happening again this year, with the ownership of Onza having a reshuffle, budgets just wont stretch.
Looking back through the footage to make this edit I found a few nice unused clips but to be honest it was hard to find anything I hadn’t used. With the planning and structure of making a video abroad in just a week we had to be very careful with time. All the riders would try find something and call me over to film. If it got filmed it was almost certainly a keeper so inevitably there isn’t much spare besides 45mins of Joe Poyzer talking about Onza as a company after about 4 G + T’s!
I kind of got the urge to put a bit of effort in to editing this, it’s not really about big riding or originality its just a reflection on an awesome week away doing what I love most surrounded by people doing the same. We had some laughs, nobody got hurt except poor James Davies who was so ill he could barely string 3 words together without bursting in to a coughing fit. I think the whole thing was very professional and other brands should do more things like this with their sponsored riders.
I hope anyone can enjoy this and not just the people who were involved. Either way roll on summer!!
Oh and if you haven’t watched Onza de Paraiso then here….