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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sam Jurekovic






Yesterday I went down to Colorado Springs and filmed olympian-in-training Sam Jurekovic on a local circuit of trails he uses to stay sharp. I had some doubts about how fun it would be to film a pro mountain biker because the few times I've hung out with pro bikers I have not left with the best impressions of their character. Sam is a different story. He is training for a go at the 2012 and 2016 olympics. He currently lives in the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs so he can have easy access to all the facilities there.
He doesn't own a car. Even when we were going from one location to another, he would ride... often exceeding the speed limit.... on uphills.
More filming is on the agenda today, and the weather looks good so I cant wait to get out the door and roll camera.
Have a good day wherever you are!

2 comments:

Situner said...

Sweet.

Sounds like you are marching right along on your project!

Keep it up dood!

-M@

Mike said...

I agree; Sam's a nice guy.
I met him at my 2nd bike race ever (where I showed up wearing a t-shirt). I didn't know who he was, and I asked him where to put my numberplate. Despite the fact that I was a total bike reject, he wasn't the least bit snooty to me.