Freeriding the Wasatch Range - Video

Jan 9, 2017 at 10:00
Jan 9, 2017
by Kenda Tire  
 
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In summer 2016, Sasha Yakovleff and Stephen Graham set out on a campaign to make the Freeride scene great again in Utah. Filmed in various locations around Park City and Salt Lake City, this video was created to inspire riders to get out on whatever bike you have, pick whatever terrain suits your riding style, and go send it. Mountain biking for us isn't black and white or driven by race results, it's about having fun with friends on whatever terrain you can discover or build. Thanks to Kenda Tires for the support!


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64 Comments

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 Right in my back yard. I love Utah.
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 I miss living in Utah. Used to pedal up every other day from my crappy apartment and ride a trail called bobsled that was a ton of fun. Any locals know if it still exists?
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 @dro-cfr: sure does. gets better every year
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 @dro-cfr: still there in all its glory.
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 @dro-cfr: Its probably the most popular and used trail in the area I'd say. Its insane how many people have gotten into riding or moved into state because of the riding in the past 6-7 years.
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 @dro-cfr: Bobsled was fantastic the later part of the summer. A lot of work was put in to make it faster/flowier!
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 @dro-cfr: I remember crashing hard on bobsled back in 1990.
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 Dirt jump place is one of my close neighbors! i remember seeing those guys over there
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 Anyone know where any of those Wasatch trails in the first half are?
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 @jpcrockett: Ha, every once in a while it gets vandalized by hikers- so i wouldn't say definitively that it gets better every year!
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  • + 15
 That 60fps... so silky smooth
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 so... much... framerate...
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 @colemanb: bro say something positive! Where are your videos at? Oh you don't have any! Tired of people and their stupid comments about frame rate.
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 @jgreer13: i think he is saying something positive
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 @hamncheez: then I apologize it seems like some people have been complaining about the way this was shot.
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 @jgreer13: forget the haters. I really liked the edit!
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 @hamncheez: That's good advice Smile maybe it's my love for Utah as well, Cheers!
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 haha yes. I'm saying I love it. And I love Utah. peace and love jgreer
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 @colemanb: Peace buddy I hope you have an awesome year shredding bro Smile Thank you for your patience in dealing with me haha
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  • + 8
 Great video! I live in Utah and the Wasatch is super underrated. Makes me want to go ride on my Maxxis Minions.
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  • + 5
 the goal was to make you go ride kenda tires - like, um, a Nevengal - have they had anything good since that came out like a decade ago?
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 @shredmdp: Mike!!! I miss the days of us all shredding Empire man!!
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 Fun video indeed. Though, I'm relatively certain some of those trails in S Utah (could be Moab or Virgin but looks like St. George to me) are illegal to ride I mean, you could tell some of them weren't even trails. Not sure I'll be buying anything Kenda in the future. (Like I would anyway; the bike I had when I was 7 years old had some Kenda components on it...)
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 @dbendixen: "freeriding" "illegal"
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 @Olboi: you mention those words like they go hand in hand. Rampage gets permission for the trails they ride. All the other official events ride on legal trails. Free riders with this attitude of "it's not free riding if it's on a legal trail" are the ones who get trails and entire trail systems closed for the rest of us.
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 frame rate issues made it almost unwatchable...
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 its giving me a headahce
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 it's so beautiful
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 Complain complain complain. Where are your videos at? That's what I thought try writing something positive troll
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 @MikeyMT: where are your videos? Go out and make a video then will see how good you are at filming and riding.
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  • + 6
 Great video.

However, with 250" of snow and counting in the Wasatch, I can wait until spring for this.
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 Going to be a green summer! First year in a while without a ski pass. I'm having withdrawals since I can't ski or bike!
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 @hamncheez: Coming off an injury/surgery? I'm coming off a damn near 2 year nightmare of limited to no skiing or riding. Hang in the man.
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 @thebigschott: Ha, had a baby. Well I didn't have one, my wife did. Sacrifice, but at least worth it. I've been lucky enough that all my injuries are always upper body injuries that come right before or during ski season, so I just ski without poles.
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 @hamncheez: I had shoulder surgery last winter so pretty pumped to be back on snow. So lucky to get this snow, too!
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 This video really made me miss riding these trails...then I remembered it just snowed a few feet, Utah sure does suck. Great riding and editing dudes, I have always thought of riding that gravel/sand mound on lower Empire Pass!
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 That was excellent, as pointed out by others the quality of FPS was immediately noticeable. Loved the riding and song choice too.
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  • + 4
 Nice. Looking forward to riding some dirt again in the Spring.
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  • + 3
 Missing park city and the Wasatch a lot right now!
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 So many bikes.. So jealous....... And that silky smooth frame rate, just an awesome video.
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 Best song I've heard on a vid for awhile but that's not exactly hard.
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  • + 1
 Very nice Sasha! Mad style makes it all look easy but many of those lines are super burly!
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 this was such a great edit, awesome trails and the music synced up perfect with the music Smile
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 Wow love this! I worked at Snowbird for years, one of my most favorite places on earth Smile
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 Yeah Sasha. Guy's a trail building maniac with a super relaxed style.
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 WoOOoOo Kendas are SO sick!
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 Look out! The Predator is in those bushes at 00:42!!!
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  • + 0
 WTF world &/or WTF year are you living in? WTF PB? Is the MFYM page too full or sump'm? Ô.o
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 Sick video! I was glad to see a little of my town in there! Salina/Aurora/Sigurd Utah...
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 Holy frame rate batman!
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 Bro I just watched your videos and your are talking crap on this? Go ride your bike and get a life instead of being negative.
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