Teaser - The Salvadorian Way

Sep 4, 2013 at 1:00
Sep 4, 2013
by SheGNARnigans  
 
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It was an idea that, just like the rest of them, was spawned during an un-eventful evening. And, like most ideas, sat in the back of our mind, waiting for the right time to emerge. Before any of us knew it, April rolled around and we found ourselves hurriedly packing bikes and kit, ready to travel to the most un-likely of biking destinations, El Salvador.

Every year a new corner of the world becomes cemented into the world of mountain biking, places that we can only dream of visiting and cultures we can only imagine experiencing. This is our corner and we found ourselves doing things a little different. We did it, The Salvadorian Way.

The Salvadorian Way

Exploring new trails in El Salvador

Getting the shot

Justa Jeskova entertaining the locals of Tamanique

Catching a view.

Trying to turn a truck around in a space smaller than the truck itself.

Being tourists for the locals.

Sunset in El Tunco

Thanks to Royal Racing, Ride 100%, North Shore Billet, Innate Gear, Punta Elephante Guest House for their help and support.

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43 Comments

  • + 11
 i'm guatemalan and its pretty awesome to see videos done up on riding in central american countries. i need to get down there with my bike soon and bring back some sweet riding stories and images!
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 If there was a good riding scene in Guatemala I can't think of anything that would keep me from moving down there.
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 It's amazing how many countries in Central America and South America that have great biking scenes! If only I had the money to travel to them.
  • + 4
 It's worth it and the scene is incredible. Such passion for biking! Once you're there it's pretty affordable and the locals are among the friendliest in the world if not the most. I was overwhelmed by the hospitality we were shown by everyone we met down there. We'll be back again, that's for sure.

Gracias un otra vez amigos! No podemos esperar a regresar Smile Y esta vez yo no rompere mi mano
  • + 0
 " If there was a good riding scene in Guatemala I can't think of anything that would keep me from moving down there.`"

The countryside is very unsafe. The murder rate is sky high. The food sucks. The people a re grumpy.
  • + 2
 The people are grumpy?? and the food sucks? ... the people there are some of the nicest around the planet perhaps. As for the crime, what do you expect? It's a third world country and there is a ton of people in poverty. REAL poverty. Its only natural that there will be some people that get desperate and resort to crime.
  • + 1
 not come through these lands is for real men of courage, have a nice day my friend !!!!
  • + 1
 There are MANY poorer countries that are much safer. I felt safer in Haiti!
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  • + 7
 Never thought such a short video could create such a strong feeling! Nice work
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 First of all, great video. I really liked seeing all of the bikes that they had in El Salvador. Really out of date by American standards, but I am sure they are more grateful for those bikes than some of us are about our tricked out bikes. ...just a gentle reminder to be thankful for what you have.
  • + 7
 The bikes shown in this video are from the poorest areas of my country, they wont be showing you what actual mountainbikers use because theres no point in travelling here if you're just going to shoot more of the same footage that is already flooding pinkbike.
My point is, you cant think you've seen all of the bike we have in El Salvador based on 30 seconds of teaser footage. I bet that if you go to poor areas in the United States you will get to see the same kind of bikes you just saw in this teaser.
And by the way what do you mean by american standards or do you mean United States standards?
  • + 1
 American standards from brasil to alaska you mean or USA standar........
  • + 7
 Relax, bros. pittman9 is simply recognizing how greatful the El Salvadorians are to have bicycles. I don't think he was trying to badmouth your country, its people, or its bikes at all. Nor was he trying to say we did not have similar bikes. If anything, he complimenting El Salvador vs. how snobby some US Americans can be.
  • + 3
 dan pena mara.... relax brothers! que mentalidad la que tienen men...
  • + 1
 Hahaha Got troll?
  • + 4
 Relax, no disrespect was meant, and I'm sure that there are very nice bikes there and all that. The point I was trying to make is that people who are less fortunate, weather they live in the US or El Salvador or any other part of the world seem to appreciate what they have more than a person who has more expensive stuff. I just wanted to remind everybody who has a nice setup to appreciate what they have. Nothing more than that. Would love to come to your country and ride with any of you guys. Cheers
  • + 4
 rbf192, don't kid yourself. Nobody is saying that the riding scene is quaint, but it definitely isn't the same as many parts of the world (I may be wrong speaking for Central America, I have never been to El Salvador.) You have seen more of it because are involved in biking, but I would say that 30 second teaser gives a pretty good impression about what it's like, especially in the areas where these trails would exist. I spent a lot of time in various areas of Guatemala and my wife is from a very well off area of the capital. Neither her family nor anyone I have talked to in other areas has any ideas about mountain biking in their country.

I think this video will probably do a great job showing what it is, and what it could be.
  • + 5
 The group of riders we met up with we're phenomenal. They gave up days to show us their trails. There isn't any higher body to build or fund these trails. They do it out of love and passion for the sport, and are developing an impressive bike park. There is a huge race scene down there also. The film will be showcasing life in El Salvador as we experienced it as well as a large portion focusing on the mountain bike scene. Stoked on the response the teaser got! Thanks for the support.
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  • + 5
 great vid. cant wait. so happy to see this kind f videos taken place here on my country
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  • + 3
 Beautiful video, its great to highlight a country that s not widely known,for mountain biking. This is great for the sport and means that the sport is progressing.
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  • + 2
 El Salvador is a beautiful place! This video catches it all really well. I am definitely trying to get some riding in as well as a surf sesh or two next time I am down there.
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  • + 4
 Props!! that's the kind of works that spread the sport over the world.
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  • + 3
 That babie will redefine the meaning of nappy rash!!!
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  • + 3
 no tease for me, did you actually watch it hahaha Wink
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  • + 3
 So happy to see this type of videos taken place right here on my country.
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  • + 2
 Another reason I need to get back to the motherland.
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  • + 2
 Awesome! Can't wait for the movie!!
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  • + 3
 good job, Justa!
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  • + 1
 i prefer salvanadian from salvanadia!
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  • + 1
 Thats so cool , can't wait.
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  • + 2
 Great vid, cant wait.
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  • + 1
 Looks great, can't wait!!
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  • + 1
 Great vid.....cant wait....
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  • + 1
 Can't wait to see The Salvadorian Way!!!!
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  • + 0
 why all these movies use the same shitty type of music ?!??
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 Nice! song ??
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 Medicine by Daughter
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 Thanks dude
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  • + 1
 very nice video!
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 Looks great cant wait
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 Baby*

Spastic Australian typo!
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