Video: "Fortitude" with Dean Tennant

by Jasper Wesselman 
 
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Dean invited me up to Vancouver Island for a film trip on a holiday weekend of mine. I made the short drive from the confines of the Northwest up to the unknowns in Victoria open minded and without a clue what to expect. We had a long few days of shooting that came with a lot more obstacles then we initially accounted for. Dean's truck ended up getting caught in some deep mud up on Mt. Prevost, the rain caught us at seemingly every turn, and we ended up just wearing ourselves down to the point that it made getting up for the next film day seemingly impossible. Dean and I relied on our own Fortitude to keep up and finish what we started. For as many obstacles as we did seem to run across, every one of them was worth overcoming.



New Edit With Dean Tennant Dropping Very Soon

108 Comments

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 One of the best riders to watch! Awsome!
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 I loved the riding, hated the music.
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 1:35-1:38 he was flying, touched the ground only twice... Nice riding!
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 There's not much that inspires me to ride in wet and muddy conditions when so many videos are shot with amazing sunsets and dust, but that was awesome! Now as a brit, I can ride my bike!
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 Looked great, couldnĀ“t finish it with the shitty music.
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 @jumothatgap.. Funny how we all have our preference as I love the videos of coastal wet weather riding.
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 Dean, quit dicking around and go o rampage!!!
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 "It's not by MindSpark, But it's real tight."
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 well...... Next stop for him is world cup
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 i really liked the music....
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 HalfOrange, the music couldn't have been that bad to you. Watch The Throne was a great album, and that was a great track from it. I actually got excited when I heard it, but didn't think they'd use the track for the video part, just the intro or something. Glad I was wrong. Now do another edit and use Otis. I'd pay for that. Just, not censored.
  • + 19
 I hate when people complain about the music, its a mountain bike video not a music video.
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 I hate when music videos have rock, in them, ruins the video. rap and hip hop makes videos better.
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 Smooth as melted butta! Never used more than half his travel!
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 think about this. there is a huge subjective aspect to what makes a good song. i used to like jay-z and even kanye west but now i dont. im not going to bother getting into why but the point is that someones favorite song might be another persons "time to get the ice picks out" song. i loved the riding and editing, would have chosen a different song but i still watched the whole thing. try to be openminded people, and thanks to those who already are Smile
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 that was an amazing video, almost as good as higher calling, but next video you make, get someone else to pick your songs. rap and DH dont really work.
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 Dean Fairclough.
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 not quite
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 Close enough though
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 Hes got a shit load more vairety than faircloughs one type of whip.
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 hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate
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 Now calm down folks there both awesome riders! now let's see how many dislikes i get for this comment. Big Grin
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 i'd rather watch grandmas push empty shopping carts around a wal-mart parking lot on a sunny saturday afternoon than ever watch either of those two ride bikes again..
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 @VPPFREEDOM that's a pretty creepy thing for an 18 yo to say... You should probably see a therapist about that.
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 Tennant for Prime Minister!!
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 he'd definately be better than harper. bike trails on every hill
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 Lol! even the English hate harper! U just made my day Smile Tennant gets my vote!
  • + 11
 Be careful with your political comments. My fucked up government is watching ALL of us.
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 NSA in this sh*t
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 Higher calling then this.... Child please. On the hunt!
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  • + 8
 Dean Tennant is hands down my favorite rider. he is always SO dialed on his bike.
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  • + 6
 As usual amazing riding/filming...but the music? Notwithstanding..Dean you are inspiring!!!
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  • + 6
 Double D looks big...Oh, I get it!
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  • + 7
 Dat Triple at 1:42......
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 Way crazier in real life
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 And one of the nicest gentlemen you'll meet to boot. He's coaching as well, so if you're local to him go at it.
  • + 1
 HA! That makes total sense now. I was up at Hartland awhile ago and came rolling back into the Parking lot. A guy who I thought at the time looked like Dean was going over Bike setup with a kid in the parking lot. I did a double take and thought nahh couldn't be. Makes sense now!
  • + 5
 He coaches my kids, and my 10yr old is now 3rd over all in the Island Cup Series and My 13yr old is poppin some of the biggest stunt I've ever seen him do, Thanks Dean!
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 Him and Mark Matthews... Some styling coastal riders!
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 There's something about Dean's riding that looks sooo effortless...he has that quality that makes it seem almost natural...like he was born attached to his bike!! He never fails to impress me with his skills on a bike!!!
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 he looks even better in real life!
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 Anyone know where on Vancouver Island this trail is? Says Mt. Prevost in the description, but that doesn't look like Prevost from what I know of it. Would love to find this gem!
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 Great ride....but saying it was hard after you ripped a great ride. And it took "fortitude," to finish. I am watching and reading this while I am on my break........at work. Don't rub it in.
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 Mountain-biking brings the best value of yourself in general. You feel good before, while, and after riding your bike. It's just one of the best feelings ever!
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 I'm thinking, "Rad! I ride those trails too!... Oh... wait... not so much."
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 My sentiments exactly. Those are some of my favourite island trails and I would be personally pinned if I could hit half that speed. Outstanding riding and nicely captured island ambience.
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 I like the music, but the reason I wouldn't have chose it was because you had to go with an edited version. Otherwise, fun edit. Lots of solid fast riding. Dean is always a favorite of mine to watch.
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  • + 5
 fortitude? fiftytude!
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 Awesome Vid!!!! What music track is that?
  • + 1
 Why I love you by Kanye West and Jay Z

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHmLFgavzpI

From the album Watch the Throne (it's a pretty good album and I'm not the biggest fan of hip hop.)

My personal favorite song from the album (and the video is just ridiculous) www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEKWtgJQAU
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 Jasper we go to the same school and I see you everyday but we've never talked. You're super good at filming and I hear your super chill. Keep up the good work bro!
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 when I rode Tennant on the main page I simply had to watch it. Everything else could wait.
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  • + 3
 Great filming, great edit, great riding. Impressive. Well Done.
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  • + 3
 Damn Dean. Guess I shoulda had you sign that 450 you sent me.
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 So much style. Very nice Big Grin
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  • + 2
 That was literally the best edit... everything was perfect, you killed it Dean & Jasper !!
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 i wanted a video game with this one too Razz
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 Dean sent the Memphise triple! You have to be going super pin into that to even think about the triple!
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 When I saw the thumbnail on the the homepage, I expected him to start signing, " I'm fast, faster than you. faster than you and you too."
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 This guy is scary too watch! He goes so fast in tight tracks and jumps far away then turn at the last second. Really like vids of this guy! Keep em coming
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  • + 2
 Awesome video and I actually liked the music.Way to mix it up a little!
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 This guy has got to be the sickest rider to watch on a bike ever!
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 This makes me want to move back to the island!
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 VOD because it has Dean Tennant in it
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 Another amazing Dean Tenant vid. Incredible cinematography and riding. So smooth!
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 anybody know if he is making a go of WC DH this year? Didn't see him at ft William.
  • + 1
 he has been doing the local BC cup races and will prob go to saint ann
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 He's on the dirt fantasy league, so I would assume he's doing some
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 Exactly why I ask way2fast4u. I had to boot him from my team. Looks like I should keep him in mind for Saint Anne.
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 Music was epic right up until the rapping started. Killer vid in spite of the much choice.
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  • + 2
 so sick :') such a pinned and stylish rider its unbelievable !
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 Yaaaaa Dean!!!! ps...Love the colors that you put on the TR450 too!
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 1:06 is super steep in real life!
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 Another banger! They keep getting better and better mang.
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 Dean Tennant + Transition + Jasper ==> Stunning.
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 flawless....super pinned! thank you now I can get on with my day.
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 soooo dialed!! riding and editing
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 After watching this video, i had to go riding. Thank you!
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  • + 1
 One handed table was sooo good
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 fast as lightning
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 Good edit. Thanks for this evenings inspirational viewing.
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  • + 1
 SICK VIDEO! Whats the track Guys?
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 good vid, crap song good work anyway
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 Such a banger edit! is it right you filmed all of this with your t2i?
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 Steeeez! .. so awesome, all the way!
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 which camera and lens was used in this video ?????
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 Dean is the man! Crazy riding skills! The song sux though.
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 this has been one of my favorite songs for so long! im so stoked it was finally used in a bike vid
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 Videos like that inspire me to going out and ride my bike.
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 dropper on bike bike.
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 Video of the month so far....but the worst music in a pinkbike video....even the retros
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 Agreed Sweet Video terrible fucking music. No one wants to hear a song about a guy in love with a chipmunk.
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 definitely one of the most annoying songs i have ever heard in my life, just fucking terrible. Riding was good though.
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 Yeah Jasper! Killin' it!
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 GREAT... VIDEO!!!!
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 My favourite edit by far
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