from the filmmaker:
"My name is Brandon Schrichten and have been some what of a film maker since my early teens.
I have been a part of Scott Toepfer's photo journal project, "It's Better in the Wind" since the

His enthusiasm, and creative drive for his project, sparked something in me as well.
I realized the opportunity to start documenting our rides would help give me a whole new
perspective on the riding experience. Through the years, I lived in California and went on almost
every single ride and did what I could to capture the moment.
Meanwhile, Scott's project was taking off and the success of his vision made my projects get

I have never been a self promoter and have always made my videos just for our friends to see,
but it seems like other people started to take a liking.

In the recent months, I moved to Colorado, away from all my friends and family.
That meant no more fun rides every day in beautiful California.
Scott has been working on a film to go with his photo journal project and this El Mirage trip was
supposed to be the closing chapter on his project.
I couldn't wait for this trip and wasn't going to miss it for the world.
With the weather against us with rain, sleet, snow, and a tornado warning, I shoveled a path in
thesnow so I can load the bikes in the truck and drove off into the snow filled Rocky Mountains.

Two days of solid driving and my soul was rejuvenated when I saw my friends.
I have the best group of friends a guy could have and they are the life of any event.
I went months without being able to work on a video project because I was trying to get settled
in my new home and was itching for a new project. Even though I knew Scott was out there
filming for his project, I wanted to gather my own footage for my project and memories.
Making this video has done nothing but help me relive the best trip I have ever been on.

Every clip has a story behind it and I get to relive it through this video.
I am glad that everyone else has taken a liking to this video and even though it was a video to be
shared amongst my friends, I am glad it has the approval among the public.
I am so blessed in all that life has given me and there is one thing I am extremely grateful for and
it is the absolute time of my life I get to share with my friends.

Thanks again for all the support!"

Brandon Schrichten


one of superstars here!
everyone wants to meet her
pay attention! she bites!! 

congrats Nick, you've made an awesome job!

the Making of!!