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Motocross Testing



Testing the new 2016 KX450F. (Photo by Jeff Allen)

It’s really fun to get to still maintain my connection to motorcycle magazine work with Cycle World. As the off-road test editor, I still get to participate in regular bike testing and reviews in addition to creating features for the magazine. When I started Lutes Digital Media, it was my goal to still be in a position to produce content for a media outlet, and this is exactly that. I’ve been riding motocross since I was five years old and to be able to still make a living off of something that I love—and is a lot of fun—is a dream come true. Check out the stories on CW’s website. At the very least, maybe it will help you decide which new motocross machine is right for you. I’ve been riding the YZ450F a lot lately, and I’m beginning to really like the bike.


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In Front Of The Camera


Working hard at hardly working on set with Caile Noble (right) and Ricky Diaz (left).

Working hard at hardly working on set with Caile Noble (right) and Ricky Diaz (left).

It’s not too often—in fact rarely ever—that I get a chance to be on the other side of the camera at a major photo shoot. But when my buddy Caile Noble contacted me about riding my dirt bike for a top-secret Chrissy Teigan shoot last week, I couldn’t pass it up. Being on the other side for a change, I got a chance to watch how another photographer operates, and in the case of this shoot it was a major fashion photographer. Lighting, assistants, and a crew of almost countless people filled the desert set. It was an awesome experience and one that I won’t soon forget. Unfortunately, I can’t say much more about it until the photos are released, but when the time comes, I’ll reveal everything.

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Latest Fasthouse Video

Fast 1 – Two Stroke Championships from Fasthouse on Vimeo.

One of my first clients here at LDM was Fasthouse, and I continue to do regular work for them. A rapidly growing brand in not only motocross, but anything fast, Fasthouse speaks to the lifestyle of Southern California and taps into the deep roots of Hollywood stunts, film, and basic coolness. The most recent video that I did for them was one on Sean Collier’s day at the Two-Stroke Championships at Glen Helen. And thanks to numerous factors, it was a blast to put together.

The day as a whole was filled with ups and downs, and collaborating with friend Toastacia “Toast” Boyd, we were able to cover every facet of what happened. Aboard a super powerful KX500, Collier was easily the fastest all day, but a major mechanical failure in the first moto caused him to DNF. After scrambling to piece the bike back together, Sean managed to overcome a bad start in the second moto to take the win. But the fact that the action and story line was so good wasn’t the only thing that made the day so fun. Toast shoots exclusively on Super 8 film, and her footage provided a very unique flare to the finished film. I really look forward to working with her on more projects down the road. In the meantime, check out the finished film, and leave a comment about what you think.

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