Silvia Mondays - Jeremy Tenisch In Merritt

Nov 27, 2011 at 21:04
by Karl Heldt  

Views: 60,529    Faves: 1,242    Comments: 74


We are starting this out with Jeremy Tenisch. He is the most motivating guy to ride with, he has a ton of energy and is always positive, so all you can do is be the same way and try and keep up while following him on the trail cause he doesn't stop when the trail forks! Hopefully you will catch his happy vibe from this video and want to go shred!




"I never knew why every spring when I tried to ride the local trails they were snow damaged and covered in downed trees, then the next week they were all buff and perfect. As if someone went out, everyday, to build and maintain every trail I love. I always threw that idea away because no one in Merritt would be THAT stoked to build every day. So the tires kept turnin...

One weekend early this fall Matt and Karl came to my little hick town to make a video. You can be the judge of how it turned out, pree deece if ya ask me! And after they left I continued my vacation from work, riding every day in one of BC's hidden meccas. Not a bad life at all.

It was only a few days after Matt and Karl left that I met the one responsible for all the fun, Chris Post. After that I started following him on every digging adventure and ride day I could, as the two always come hand in hand. It didn't take me long to realize who made every single trail in this video, often from scratch and with little help. It takes a special kind of person to go out every day to build trails everyone can enjoy.

Chris taught me a lot about mountain biking, I no longer have the urge to ride bike parks, they're always beat to shit! Who ever wants brake bumps and crowed trails say I...gotta love the silence. Throughout fall, Chris showed me the gnarliest, buffest, flowiest, fastest, steepest shit I have ever ridden in my life and every line was natural and fresh! These fresh, flowy trails helped my bike never break once! I mean I only had 3/4 of a pedal, my fork seals were long blown and the bike makes noises not even the CAFE can understand, but considering what shape my bike needs to be in for me to bring it into the shop, that's good shape. Also, he showed me that in order to enjoy this high caliber of riding, you must work for it. Every day, except saturday, is a build day with a 50% chance of a ride, often with a pack sack loaded with beer, lunch and tools. Chris even has a mini BBQ set up half way down one of the trails he's building (definitely the sickest, almost complete trail I've ridden in my life), so we could have mid mountain burgers or hot dogs. That's dedication.

If you know someone like Chris, thank them, they are what make the world of bikes turn. Unless you're like me, where you show appreciation by bumming rides, drinkin' all their Luckys and smokin' all their treats. This one's to you Chris! CHEERS!"

- Jeremy Tenisch

Gold

Silvia: You rawed out your Demo?
Jeremy: Yep

Silvia: You gunna finish rawing the rear triangle?
Jeremy: Nope

Silvia: Why not?
Jeremy: Found something better to do.


Check us out next Monday to see Ian Killick and Matt Miles rip up Jamison in Kamloops!

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49 Comments

  • + 21
 The high speed steeps remind me of Voreis in NWD when he's riding in Invermere. Put your gloves on Jeremy unless they are for keeping your pocket from getting scratched up Smile
  • + 2
 Yeah! Whole movie was good. That last skid into steep was brutal. Keep `em comin!
  • + 11
 Well, putting some knee pads would be even wiser Wink Sick movie though, as always from Silvia Smile
  • + 1
 thought the same thing brule, one of my favorite sections of nwd10. Props to silvia!
  • + 1
 Of all things to focus on in a DH video... gloves?
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  • + 15
 Jezzz is he running 50% sag??
  • + 7
 Agreed, too soft on the front (seems like he's bottoming on every log Smile )

Still, cool vid.
  • + 2
 yes i found it very interesting too, looks like the fork bottoms out because of nearly every hits

But VOD for sure great video, can't wait for next Monday Razz
  • + 1
 Depends what sort of track you run on though. If they are smooth with no rocks and the occasional harsh hit then soft forks are alright.
  • + 1
 ahaa, i understand, thanks Smile
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  • + 7
 Where's the footage of him eatin' breakfast?

Nah, just jokes. That is one of those vids that makes you want to get out and ride. Today I work first, then ride. Yeehah! Gotta love daylight savings.

Thank you trail builder, rider, and videographer!
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  • + 8
 The Coastal Crew might have to watch out for these guys....
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  • + 1
 Could be the blacks are a bit too crushed for my liking. Something is amiss in the grade as it is not as easy on the eye as your previous vids. I noticed it in your last vid as well.

Without seeing the grade I cannot tell what it is! Anyhow keep up the good work, cinematography, editing and music are all great as per usual Smile
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  • + 3
 the more i see, the more i realize how much of a biking goldmine B.C. really is!!!
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  • + 1
 yeah jeremy!.... always pinning it bro!.... thanks for the help building this fall.... we'll resume when the snow melts.... get shit done son!
  • + 1
 Yeah and next year i'll be 19!
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  • + 1
 Awesome to see some trails I know on there. Thanks to Chris and anyone else working on those trails always some of my favorites.
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  • + 2
 i spy with my little eye something beginning with a tapped cant on a demo
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  • + 2
 awesome video, great soundtrack too.
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  • + 1
 Didn't even have to watch it to fav it. But then I did, and I knew I did good.
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  • + 2
 its just that simple silvia kills it
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  • + 2
 Amazing, guys, simply amazing...
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  • + 2
 i am jealous of not beeing a canadian !
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  • + 2
 VOD!! that was ace. nice work
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  • + 2
 Sick edit, just ripping shit up!
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  • + 1
 Honestly... I get a boner every time i see a Silvia vid, no homosexual though.
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  • + 2
 Just an amazing Edit.. VOD!!
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  • + 1
 Great vid til I saw he was driving a Ford! haha jokes, rad edit! Great riding and great filming as always!
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  • + 2
 is it just me or are his forks really loose? amazing riding tho
  • + 3
 Yeah...dude's a ripper, but it looks like he's +75% through his forks travel the entire video. If he can ride like that, imagine how fast he would be with a proper fork set-up.
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  • + 2
 i love the way silvia films! its to cool!
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  • + 2
 "Smokin all their treats" XD
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  • + 2
 Where's the full film from Silvia?I guess that we all want that
  • + 1
 rumour mill says there will be a Silvia full length vid.
  • + 1
 RIght now it's only a rumor as the guys are going to drop 5 webisodes featuring this season's work.
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  • + 1
 Nice vid. Not a fan of the contrasty look though.
  • + 1
 Thanks, footage was decontrasted more then anything.
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  • + 1
 this chris fella sounds like he knows the score
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  • + 1
 Nice work Matt, Karl, and Jer!! Sick! VOD
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  • + 1
 that demo is sexy as all hell. colours match so nicely
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  • + 1
 last trail looked so sick, great video guys!
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  • + 1
 Another great edit guys..! Can't wait for next weeks...
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  • + 1
 Put this on youtube please. Cannot play it here for some reason.
  • + 1
 You guys are the balls!
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