If you have seen the previous "Public Holiday" chapters, you might be wondering why you haven't heard from us since episode four, back in November, and why all of a sudden episode eight is here.
Although we did gather quite a bit of footage throughout the winter, I (Anders, filmer/editor) never had time to spare for editing due to school, work and a couple of other things. Then, in the beginning of April, things started to loosen up a bit, and I got to work. Episode 5 was as good as ready, and we had more than enough shots for a number 6 and 7 as well. Then, disaster struck. Whilst hanging out in a park in Oslo, my laptop and harddrive, that which held all of the shots from this season and was never supposed to leave my desk (but did for the very first time ever this day), was stolen. Stupid and naive as I was, I did not have backup.
As bitter as it is, let's not dwell on things of the past! Although this series now obviously didn't turn out as planned, we hope you enjoy this final episode! "Public Holiday" is no more, but you'll be hearing from us in the very near future. Stay tuned.
SHOT AND EDITED BY: Anders Stai Fougner
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: The riders (especially Kristian Leraand and Niklas Engebretsen)
FEATURING: Mikkel Jøraandstad, Mats Grøtterud, Magnus Solheim, Johan Berg, Niklas Engebretsen, Felix Usteurd, Lars Bjørum, Øystein Båten, Rasmus Engebretsen, Sjur Sætren, Edvard Dalsegg Strand.