Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Powder filled days

Colorado saw a massive storm rip through dropping several feet of snow in a week. the resorts were struggling to open steep terrain and the back country danger was through the roof. What to do.... how about build some jibs on an old mining building on Red Mountain Pass. Sounds like a plan.


Alex Hotz enjoying the cold smoke.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cold Days

With Ullr finally making an appearance in Colorado, the powder is deep and the temperatures COLD. Kind of makes you think of ice.


An old shot from Rifle Falls, CO. I (with help from a friend) took this the same day I returned from Hawaii. Talk about a weather change!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mountain Flyer Photo Annual

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!! FULLY LOADED WITH GREAT IMAGES FROM AROUND THE ROCKEY MOUNTAIN AREA. If you can't find it near you head over the mountainflyer.com to get your copy.

oh how the sand hurts...


me during the start of the 24hrs of moab. i thought my eyes were going to fall out there was soooo much sand in them.

Monday, December 1, 2008

News paper news!


Recent printing of the Laramie Boomerang.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Looking like winter... maybe

I have spent the past two weeks boot packing at Aspen Highlands to earn a pass for the winter. Eight days down so far and seven more to go until i have earned my premier pass to ASSpen. that's right, i am getting paid with a $1768 pass(retard price ASSpen, you better think about lowering your price if you want to stay in business) for walking around in the mountains. from 8am until around 3pm we hiking all around the 900 acre highlands bowl, smashing snow to the ground. YOUR WELCOME! with our work, it allows for a safer experience for the rest of the human race that comes to ski/ride at highlands. But for the few short days while visiting the family in Montrose i had to get my snow stomping fix so i am headed over to Silverton Mountain (where the real mountains are... in the San Juans) to boot pack there and earn a day pass for each day of boot packing. Fuck Jenny Craig! Give me 12,000 feet, 45 degree slopes, rocks, trees and two feet of snow, that is my diet plan! plus i get to eat ALL day long. Look out ya'll cause come the first powder day i'm going to be sprinting up the ridge to get first tracks in the G-zones!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Banshee


Check out www.bansheebikes.com for the full line up of their sick bikes.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Packing the bowl


Highlands Bowl, Aspen Highlands CO

My new bike


Recently got my first full suspension bike of my life. kinda crazy! you can go SUPER fast SUPER easy. no bouncing rear end either. Special thanks to Jay for making sure my bike collection stays strong and Banshee filed

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Best location on I70


one of the best spots to pull off and get a good landscape.... I70 lake dillon overlook.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Old old stuff



To see the slide show in a higher quality please click here

Monday, October 20, 2008


Rachel and myself did a short loop here in Glenwood Springs this morning on our Runes. I must say that a xc shox would definitely make the uphill nicer.... oh but how fast you can go down! Myself i took the fastest section full steam. Screaming like a banshee i felt i hit my fastest speed yet on the tight canoed section of trail (pervious was 28mph) I ended up going off the trail... Thirty to zero on my forearm and shoulder breaking a tree. I want to thank Zach Bingham for having my head covered. My Bern helmet definitely saved me yesterday. I think i will go chug some milk now. This being my first full suspension ever i am on cloud nine going down hill. AMAZING ride! If you are in the Glenwood area come by The Gear Exchange to check out the large line of demos including the sycth, wildcard, pyre and rune.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Add photo


Recent add with my photo. THANKS DAVE!

Bellwether shoot

This past Thursday i did a photo shoot for Bellwether apparel. The images i got from the shoot are going to be used for the 09 website and catalog. Here are a few select pics from the shoot.


Seasons changing....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dtown dirt jumpin


Brandon Turman showing up at dusk to make sure i got a shot.

xtra fun

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Light


Light is the hidden language of the world

Rampage Update

After a full day of rain delay, the action was back on today. It was a full day of killer action and progressive freeriding. Check out redbullrampge.com to see what the Red Bull photogs are capturing. Here is a shot of Gabe Authier while building for finals tomorrow.



Check out superhumanmag.com for some footage from Butch.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Day two

Out here in Virgin for the day two of practice at the Red Bull Rampage. Been following around and assisting Ian Hylands, and from time to time snapping my own shots. Here Darren Berrecloth tests the wind.


"We might as well get use to doing this stuff in the wind, cause you know it will be windy for the comp." -Darren

A word from our SSWC champion...

Dudes and Dudettes,
Here is the schedule for the sweetness. Spread the word. We are looking for
a looking for a title sponsor for the Live awards show on Saturday night. We
have a week before we make the poster. Yep, crunch time.

Rally of the Dead

October 21st Tuesday, Movie Premiere,
Never Forget the Feeling, by Chase Orrick@Abbey Theatre, a film
documenting the 2008 Durango DEVO junior development team, doors open at
6pm. $8

October 23rd Thursday, Tour de Mort
Group ride to awaken the Dead, meet at Durango Cyclery at 530pm
Bring tons of beer and smokes

October 24th Friday, The Zombie Ball and Bike Porn Film Tease
@ the Powerhouse Museum, $10 to enter, 21 and over, doors open at 7pm
with DJ Tricerahops and the Rainbow Machete Skate Crew. Beer donated by beer
company.

October 25th Saturday, Rally of the Dead stage race
Registration at 945-10am at Stoner Park, $6.66 entry fee, (5$ for
Pologeist,) Race at 10amish, event duration will be around 4hours, 1.5
riding. Insured under Russ at DC, Hogsback HC and DH at around noon.

October 25th Saturday at 10pm, Live Awards Show
@ the Abbey Theatre, music and awards, open to the public at $10.00 a
head, Soft Hands from Long Beach, CA and Tunnel from San Francisco will be
playing for us. You can check out their myspaces if you want. After party to
follow.

October 26th Sunday, Pologeist
10am at Buckley Park, the 4th annual polo tournament. 5$ a head, will
play till 2pm

So get the weekend off of work
Tell your friends
Cheeney

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Headed to Virgin Utah

Hitting the road early tomorrow am to meet up with Ian Hylands. I will be shooting with him at the Red Bull Rampage which is set to go off this Saturday and Sunday. Check back for photos and always be sure to check mountainflyer.com to see more of my work.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mountain Flyer ACTION!

So i have been doing photo work for Mountain Flyer Magazine for most of the summer now. What is Mountain Flyer Magazine you may ask? Well it is a Colorado based publication that showcases the riders, races, events and culture of rocky mountain cycling. SO with that said, if you ride a bike and live in colorado (even if you don't live in CO) you should probably be checking out this magazine. It is printed in beautiful Crested Butte CO so you know the roots are stong. The past few issues have been awesome! the latest cover is SOOO dope i ordered my own subscription. This magazine is definitely worth $20 for 12 issues! check the site, and if you like what you see find the mag. Contact Brian Riepe if you can't find it near you. Thanks!

Monday, September 8, 2008

The NEED to UPgrade ???

I have been wanting to upgrade my current camera from about the time i bought it. don't get me wrong, my canon 5d is a killer. none stop detail stuffed images roll through my ccd but so does the dust. New sweet $$$$ cameras have an auto cleaning sensor, cleans itself every time you turn on the camera. So mine would get a good scrubbing 10x as much as i get. But beyond the dust, mostly it is the frames per second. the 5D is an amazing landscape and portrait camera, not so much action. The camera in my dreams? The Canon EOS 1D Mark III. maybe the cost is in the length of the name. ha! NOT! this is the sickest action camera on the market! canon does make one better, but who needs 21 megapixels??? crazy right? So the large price of $4999 for my said desired camera is far out of Devon Balet Photography's budget. SO! I am accepting any donations (karma works!) and offering any and all of my photos for sale. My landscape photos are definitely my strong point, and every home needs a great photograph. Please do contact me if you are interested. Thanks!

Canon 1D Mark III

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

crew race


way to keep it real brotha!

Single Speed World Cup 2008 report

Check it out on Mountainflyer.com along with many other totally sweet race reports!

Published work!

I had my first published images in Velo News in the Sep issue. Pretty cool to see my work starting to get out there. First of many!

Trails

Monday, September 1, 2008

SolVista G3


A little sneak peak on the action from this weekend's G3. Rachel Bauer of team Dead Bros Banshee killed it all weekend long and all season long. She earned first overall for the G3 series, and first overall for Pro Women gravity in the MSC series. To see more info on the racing check MSC

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Team Dead Bros Banshee

A weekend so jam packed with gravity racing, you are sure to feed your face full. It is all going down at SolVista Colorado for the Mountain States Cup gravity series finale. Three days of racing so there will surely be many a great photo. Team Dead Bros Banshee has been killing it with a total of five podiums so far this weekend. Check out Banshee Bikes for more info.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Singleminded

Check out this story in the Durango Telegraph.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Top Secret


Said top secret meeting location to build D9 team to over take the SSWC. Did i mention SSWC 09 is in Durango Colorado?

Anyone for a ride?


Preride for SSWC was a stompin good time through downtown san fransico. there was a huge concert going on in Golden Gate Park so I kicked it and listened to Radiohead for a sec just long enough to loose everyone. But my downhill riding skills brought me right to the Golden Gate Bridge. If you haven't ridden your bike across the bridge you should, just so you can say you have. Its that good.

point and shoot love


who said you can't get great images with a point and shoot? like it? download it!

Colorado REPRESENT!


Chainsaw Chad killing it and taking NO NAMES during the sswc 08 decider contest. the contest winner decides the next year host for the single speed worlds. This years contest was a two stage contest. Stage one: Bowling, stage two: Ms. Pack Man. Durango Colorado 2009 BABY!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

another old one...


Bryan Gallant... Colorado transplant via Mass. Thug, ripper, chill bro.

No limits


I am not limited to just action photography.

The way we train


Sprints on the bridge HIgh over Glenwood Springs. We be a little crazy at The Gear Exchange.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

"What's with that blaket over that pile of snow?"



Here you go. That is what's up with that blaket over that pile of snow.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Photog photographs


This dude is the man, out there as much as i am. we like to take photos of eachother... weird i know.

Crested Butte News publication


A little hard to see here, but if you download it you can open it up and zoom in.

Durango loco local



Max Hoener of Durango CO joined the Team Dead Bros and Monster Drop Shop for a weekend of riding bicis.

Dual Slalom Under The Lights

Sol Vista's Sol Survivor went off this weekend. There was downhill, dual slalom, super downhill, and cross country racing. Here is one select pick from the ds race.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Crankworx CO


Can't blow my best shots on here, but here is a crazy shot. Back flip gone wrong.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Take Care While On Road


Because you can't trust any car on the road. ThANKfully James was okay...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

pedal pedal pedal




Linden Carlson enjoying the expansive views while climbing up Red Mountain #1

Saturday, July 26, 2008

HIgh EleVATion BIKing!!!



My rig, single speed, it's all you need. Just a little meadow to kick it before the final push to the summit of red mountain #1 12,800ft

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Frontline Report for Mountain Flyer

Take a look see! Mountain Flyer Magazine out of Gunnison Colorado ran some photos and report from the Crested Butte race last weekend.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Photo of the day!


NORRA otherwise known as National Off Road Running Association. First place finisher... unknown... he was having fun though.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Teva Mountain Games Photo Contest- My submission

Here was my submission for the photo contest. Fell a little short... gotta keep pushing it!