In the past year or so, TV producers have been lining up for the opportunity to shoot footage of off-road events that they think might be the latest, greatest craze amongst Gen-Xers and extreme-sports addicts. Their approaches vary widely, which is why we still enjoy the videos produced by Sidekick Off Road. Owner Rick Russell is a bona-fide four-wheeling enthusiast, who's been honing his film craft for more than 10 years, and he produces videos that are tailor-made for people who actually go out and four-wheel.
Rick's two newest releases bring viewers even more of what we've come to expect from his Off Highway Adventure Series - lots of great footage of the kind of adventurous trails we all want to go explore. The Colorado series consists of two DVDs, and both are more than an hour long, not including the outtakes and deleted scenes viewers always enjoy watching. Volume I covers Mosquito Pass, Holy Cross City, and the Mine Sweeper trail, while Volume II continues with the Kelly Flats trail, the Mt. Blanca trail, and the famous Rattler trail near Salida.
Each of these volumes features plenty of rockcrawling, stream crossings, hill climbs, and all the trail action you would expect of well-planned four-wheeling trips. These films also include specs on vehicles, map references so you can find your way there, and even tips on driving techniques for a variety of unique obstacles in the area.
For their level of fun and dedication to four-wheelers, these videos are worth a serious look.