Video: Build and Ride at Home

Oct 10, 2012 at 13:31
Oct 10, 2012
by Pascal Knuchel  
 
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Some Obsolete members are traveling all around the world and the others are building and riding at the homespot.

Music: Karma by Weekend Wolves
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124 Comments

  • + 66
 Excellent edit, sick trails, makes me want to go shred! Always make sure to give props to the builders if/when you get a chance, they are the ones who make it all possible! Although I've helped maintain trails I've never actually built my own but I hope to change that the first chance I get!
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 i wanna hit that road gap!! sick video and good work on the trails!
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 Give it up for the Builders!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep on Diggin
  • + 21
 ..."first chance I get"...? 'Chance' is daily bro. just gota make time for it. Smile
  • + 13
 Hahaha! We don't all live on the side of a mountain! It's not every forest that is ok to do whatever you want!
  • + 2
 Brings to mind a phrase I say alot " I love Bikes ". Build trails, Ride bikes.......... Guerilla Bastards
  • + 4
 That edit was awesome! Makes me want to grab a shovel, pickaxe, chainsaw and start building a trail... if only it were so simple Frown
  • + 5
 what is the feeling of you spent hours building that ramp at 1:27, and your friend just cleared it easily.
  • + 2
 great edit,awesome riding and awesome trails! Got me in the mood to build!
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 Those wooden Berms are so rad! I envy that trail.
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 @chyu, I was thinking the same thing! Hilarious....
  • + 5
 All I could think was nice shoelace belt... it's practical AND economical! Great video btw VOD for sure
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  • + 39
 Trails building= most rewarding thing you can do! Puts a smile on my face everytime I get on my bike I just think to my self I built this.... But what could I do to improve it? Never ending task Big Grin
  • + 9
 if i had that at home i would never leave home!
  • + 12
 Coops, then grab a shovel do something about it!!


And Jester, what you said pretty much sums it up. Big Grin
  • + 8
 as fast as i would grab the shovel i would get nicked by the hong kong cops Frown
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 You look to have some pretty awesome places to ride were u are anyway judging from your profile? ..... In saying that it's not the same riding someone else's track as it is your own! Just add to it discreetly haha Smile
  • + 2
 Same here in Salt Lake City. You spit on the side of the trail the mountain nazi's cut your balls off.
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 Maybe that's a drawback for living in a modern and developed country. Serbia is a shitty place to live in, but we are not really concerned about forest services, because they are not interested too much in keeping the law.
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 @jester1826 those places are on my summer holiday Frown i would add to other runs but other runs dont exist. the problem is, hong kong is covered in thick jungle so the amount of cutting required would be huge. also it rains heavyly all summer so erosion would be a big problem. sometime the mountains are to steep etc. stuff grows soooo fast contsant cutting would be needed to ride the trail. i just wake up early (6;30) on weekends and ride walking trials (illegal) before the park patrol comes out on the patrol. but the trials arent challenging or very fun. I guess not every ones lucky enough to live next to sick riding.
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 @fade-to-black have you tried going over the boarder towards Shenzhen? there's alot of potential there,, no park wardens either..
  • + 1
 Building is 2nd only to riding. And the inspiration I get from doing one feeds right into the other. It's a viciously satisfying circle.
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  • + 21
 That was awesome! hard work pays off in the end and makes it well work the work. Wish my stuff could turn out like this being a 1 man team sucks sometimes!
  • + 8
 yeah building alone sucks ,but everytime i go out building alone (which happens alot) i just build my stuff as big i want and when the others complain i'm just like " yeah i know its big ,but thats how i like to ride .just build your own chickenway around it "
  • + 9
 Yeah I find working alone is often better , some times people don't share your vision , or have doubts about a certain section/jump.
When you are alone , as poritz said , you can build as big/scary/rough as you like , I find people want stuff that is either to easy to ride or way to much effort to build for little reward.

The best people are the ones tha go ' LIKE YEAH man you could build a 8ft tall berm there and then a landing there and and .. ' , you then you say you do realise that will take me 3 days on my own ... ?(hint hint) but as soon as you mention them helping they tend to f*ck off !
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 Yeah that is some of the good that does come out of it like both you guys said was about being able to build your own visions and build it how you wanted. I hate having to follow guidelines or having to build extra sections like an easier line or stuff like that! Building alone has its ups and downs but in the end it all amounts to the same thing!
  • + 3
 I love building alone. It's your mountain to play with and with a good eye for dope lines, anything is possible if you put the effort in
  • + 1
 yes true but is one most important rule "NO DIG NO RIDE"
  • + 2
 Would be a nice rule but I build in places that are umm... un-official so I have no right to enforce rules like that and I wouldn't anyway if I could.
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  • + 11
 I wish i had the freedom to build things like that in southern california... stupid park rangers
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 THIS! 1000 times this! Too many liability issues. Someone falls and breaks something then the govt gets sued.
  • + 1
 Couldn't add anything to that if i tried.. Same over here but its also the idiotic little kids who try to wreck things
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  • + 11
 It's videos like this that make the forest service feel bad about refusing to give us permits
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  • + 10
 Game plan for life, make enough money to buy a small mountainside, build sick trails on every square inch.
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 I'm lucky enough to own a 5 acre block of land right next to both of my brothers 5 acre blocks. Once i move home in the next few years and build me a house, the trails will be built everywhere - starting from the Verandah roll in. We are allready saving for the excavator!
  • - 4
 Nahh, gotta do it by hand. It makes it 10 times more rewarding.
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 Top199, he'll be riding all summer and you, digging! If you have the money it would be stupid to only buy a shovel...
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 Oh don't worry, there will be plenty of time put in with the shovel. Can move dirt quicker with a machine, then sculpt the shit out of it by hand.
  • + 5
 I want the 5 acres next to your brother
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 As someone whos done a bit of trailbuilding in recent times, nothing makes me more stoked than knowing the track is being used by the downhill/freeride community. Some jumps I've helped build, I don't even have the balls to try out, but when those who do hit them tell you they're sick, yeah, its a pretty good feeling...

Stoked on this vid!
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  • + 8
 My parents say im childish for going and building trails at the age of 19. Time to move out i guess....
  • + 9
 They probably watch TV all evening...
  • + 6
 ...aarrrrggghhh... I'm 37 and still building and riding...
  • + 2
 Shit kid I'm 29 got 7 Herniated Disc in my back and I'm still out buiding! I've been building since I was 14yrs old. Next time they tell you biking is childish, tell them they are right and you are going to give up biking! Get a job and start snorting cocaine cause that is what adults do! lmao they will love that.... They won't like that at all, but tell them riding is better then doing drugs like all the other kids! That will get them off your back.
  • + 4
 Ditto !! 45 in a few days here... work full time, college full time(still) and ride/build/ride as often as I can !! The clock never stops ticking for any of us...anywhere....so I say ....Go out and ride your bicycles and enjoy it while you can !!!
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 What I don't like about trail building. 1. You get obsessive. i.e. you don't want grass on your berms, you always want the berms to be perfect. 2. Most of the time it's just you, they only come out when it's time to play. ...But at the end of the day, you get to tap yourself on the back and get stoked when you're on the bike shredding it.
  • + 1
 So true, especially the 2. point! lol
  • + 3
 You are right about the obsessive part , when I build a new feature on one of my lines like a new gap jump I worry like crazy through out the week that some one may of taken a dissliking to the new feautre and ' modified ' it to suit thier own (low) skillset.
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  • + 5
 just imagine that you have a your own forest near your house somewhere in the wild but not too far from the town and making your own trails,jumps and everything that you can imagine.Thats life for me.
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  • + 7
 nothing better what having your own trail that your proud of!
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 I never realized how hard it would have been to build a trail, let alone one huge mountain for down hilling. Watching the guys at Red Bull Rampage building their insane lines was crazy. Lucky for them, the weather was sweltering hot. I once was in Utah around that area when it was 110 fahrenheit. I really wish we had that type of terrain and that type of hard-working trail workers here in San Diego. I think it is safe for me to say on account of all my fellow bikers, is that we are thankful for all of your hard work on the trails. Talking about trails, Brandon Semenuk's back yard line is insane! Smile
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  • + 2
 emotions are flowing through my mind that i have not felt in a long time great vid. makes me miss washington state and my old crew.
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  • + 1
 sweet trails! I always enjoy putting time in on trailwork when I can. Theres nothing more rewarding than building new trails for people to enjoy for years to come. Oh wait, yes there is... Riding them! Great video!
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  • + 1
 That's a nice track to have in the backyard, or any space. Community involvement is the key to maintaining and building these parks and tracks. We need more people like these guys around my neck of the woods.
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 Seriously bad-ass editing there. Great contrast and framing on it. Where is this property? My dream is to own a plot like that and build my playground. These guys are living the Loif!
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  • + 2
 Great trails and features - that's a lot of man hours put in there constructing that. Well done guys!
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  • + 3
 Gap at 2:17 is rediculous!
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  • + 2
 sweet edit, i think everyone wishes this was their home or thier garden at least!
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  • + 3
 What is he fuking with lime plate to sharpens the chainsaw?
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  • + 3
 is this neuchatel ???????
  • + 2
 yes, it's chaumont
  • + 2
 yes !!! best trail i ever rode ! really good flow and load of different thing !
  • + 2
 Yes It's Neuch√Ętel, best trail in Europe for me ! Not exactly a "Backyard trail", but made by local riders.
  • + 1
 this trail is so fucking genious. will come back as soon as possbile. A big thank u to bikeattitude.net for always improving this track. Someday i want to ride the whole line with the obstacles
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 Big props to the builder at 00.30 who agreed to steady the lumber while his buddy slams it down with his sledge hammer. -CF-
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  • + 1
 inspiring...... i think i might just do something like this one day.... of course with having a bike park a 10 minute pedal from my house idk if it would be worth it Razz
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  • + 1
 I wish I could build stuff like that know that it wouldn't be torn down the next day
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  • + 2
 Perfect trail and awesome ridin!
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  • + 1
 i wish i had that kind of terrain near me i just live in a pretty flat part of england:-(
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 That wood lander near the end is way sick!!
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  • + 1
 Wish I could build trails in my hometown...park rangers are gay tho...very depressing.. :/
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 That looked like a lot of work and really rewarding and fun once they got to ride it. Love to ride something like that.
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  • + 2
 that is excellent work, good use of terrain! damn the forestry commission!
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  • + 1
 So awesome. Much props to these guys for doing what they do so well. We need more builders and less poachers out there
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  • + 2
 That almost looks like a bike park! great jot!
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  • + 1
 This is probably one of the sickest trails I've ever seen! Great riding and great vid!
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 That's a true work of art. Respect.
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 what a sick ass trail to have BUILT. holy hell.
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 whats the name of that song ?
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 wow Smile ,where have i seen this before...? ah! www.pinkbike.com/video/259790 ,really nice trail !
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 Ya I build too when im not gettin chased out of the woods by parks and rec officials lol!
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 Hyper la Clwass! Sick Trail, Sick Bikes, Sick location, Sick guys, Sick sick,.... VOD!
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  • + 1
 looks like ya dreams came true Wink ..mind blowing!! trail, ride n filming, top! ...100% a clip for the 'top 10' in VOY.
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  • + 1
 This video has such a great vibe but holy shit I would not want to be the guy holding the post at 0:31.
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  • + 1
 sick video! that makes me want to leave work and work on my trail. that will be video of the month guaranteed!
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  • + 1
 That's amazing. Good job to the designer of the features and workers that went with it
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  • + 1
 Awesome vid!! Think about thing we could have made in Pico and we never did !!
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 Wow, can't wait to finish our trail!
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 I love building trails too, grate video!
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 Anyone know where that trail is? looks sick
  • + 2
 Neuchatel, Switzerland... too far for you I guess... sorry about that ;-)
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  • + 1
 I'm sneaking into his back yard to ride that!!
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 saweeeeeeeeeeeeeet! :-)
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  • + 1
 that's awesome guys. sick edit!
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 So sick going this weekend Smile
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  • + 1
 This looks very similar to a segment in "Life Cycles". Great filmography!
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 Nice project,place and idea.
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 The axe at the start of the video scared the crap outta me!
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  • + 1
 Yep I just jizzed myself... AGAIN!
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  • + 1
 the ride and the music make me really enjoy this pretty vid!
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  • + 1
 Excellent Movie, Track and Ride.
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  • + 1
 i only liked the building part and the riding part, awesome edit
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  • + 1
 BOOM BANG Super nice !!!!!
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 What is he fuking with lime plate to sharpens the chainsaw?
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  • + 1
 he make shit, I love this
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  • + 1
 Great vid, makes me wanna build : )
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  • + 1
 Great video, Awesome watching the trials being built and then riden
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 Dude how do you join a crew like that?
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  • + 1
 nice vid and trail guys..
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 If only we were all lumber jacks
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 VOD
I love you guys :-)
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  • + 1
 such a sick edit
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  • + 1
 this video made me happy
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 wow, sick vid!
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 building swag for days
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