Nature Calls Shoot

Jul 7, 2010 at 9:55
by Dark Timbers  

A behind the scenes look at the most recent Dark Timbers Short, Nature Calls.

Dark Timbers hit some local San Diego trails with rider Andre Pepin and posse in efforts to film the new DT campaign: Nature Calls: Go Ride Your Bike. Andre killed the trail and showed his steelo while the Dark Timbers team rolled footage.

Pics and video inside,

Views: 5,633    Faves: 140    Comments: 18


The short was filmed over the course of a week and the schedule was pretty simple; sleep, eat, ride, and film.


The chaparral hills of San Diego provide some of the most diverse and challenging trails in America, and our trail of choice was no exception. We chose the 67 trail because just about everything will be thrown at the rider, making for some great visuals.


Dark Timbers’ 2nd film, “Nature Calls” did have a few speed bumps in the beginning. Originally Nick Wright (Dark Timbers President) was slated to be featured in the film but 4 jumps in, handlebars snapped and wrists were broken.


Unaffected, shooting resumed 2 days later. San Diego local Andre Pepin stepped in and brought a bag full of tricks and style with him.




Brought to you by people who share the love for the great outdoors.

Dark Timbers. Because nature calls. So go ride your bike.

-the Dark Timbers team

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38 Comments

  • + 6
 whats up with all the vids having the intro be half of the movie, and of the rider driving to the spot? dont get me wrong the sti is a bitchin car and makes videos all the better, but i watch videos on this site for the mtbing...
  • + 2
 We do agree with you and usually just do riding only edits. But this video has its place, it is for this months contest we are putting on. It is suppose to have a story line to get the point across. But be looking for more "to the point" riding videos from us in the future. Thanks for the comment! Below is the Contest details.

Don't sit around and waste the day when you can be riding your bike. Take advantage of the environment that surrounds us and GO RIDE YOUR BIKE. Nature Calls.

For July's contest the folks at Dark Timbers have decided to step up the stakes. Send them an edit of you riding your bike and the winner gets a package filled with Dark Timbers product (Kevin S jacket, 2 T-shirts, new era hat, stickers, and a beanie). Get your cameras rolling. Send videos/links to darktimbers@gmail.com
  • + 1
 Not trying to hate on your vid at all, it was well done. I entered!
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  • + 2
 In regards to the last pic.... Now thats how you rail a f*ckin berm!!! Mega props!!
Seein videos like this really makes me hate livin in socal. I need to get the f outta here and ride some real trails =(
  • + 4
 whats wrong with socal?, there are loads of sick trails to ride(if you know where to find them), sure most require some work but if you really love riding is that an issue?
  • + 3
 Nothing wrong with seeking better trails
  • + 2
 Umm yes I do love riding what kind of dumb question is that. But your gonna argue that the DH trails we have here can rival stuff like Whistler or northshore or heck even trails in Oregon and places that actually have woods!! I love SoCal and it is nice not havin to drive far to ride but I'm tired of tryin to build trails or findin a nice trail to ride and some a hole hicker or the city just comes and plows it down right away. I do apologise I shoulda started with I love some trails here but I'm over them. I'm over the half ass built stuff around here because theres no point in puttin a lot of time and effort into buildin something around here. I enjoy riding SoCal trails but when you see a video like this there is nothing like this around here. I'm over having to wait for every June (if we are lucky) or July for Mammoth to open. I want to be able to ride actual DH every day not every summer. Thats my only gripe with SoCal to be honest.
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  • + 2
 Sick vid Pepin, your still a little kid though! haha Oh and stay out of JD's closet grom, u look like a wanna be ODI Team rider!
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  • + 4
 There was a nice feel bout that vid.
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  • + 1
 Scooby Imprezea's seem to be the new MTB'rs car - what with semenuk's and now these guys! Nice ride!!
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  • + 1
 Am I the only one seeing a oval-shaped logo thing pop up all over the video?
  • + 1
 No we all got it. I think they were going for the "film" feel
  • + 1
 That little rainbow flash was due to an error in the rendering process for some reason. This was the best we could get it unfortunately.
  • + 1
 What the hell are you editing on? That's the weirdest shit I have seen from a rendering error.
  • + 1
 Final Cut, it had to do with the rendering of the color.
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  • + 1
 is this Andre from the defunct Beyond Bikes?
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  • + 0
 The still photo's were/are much better than that video. This MTB or selling pool noodles for the first minute ? Yawn !!
  • + 2
 I thought the video was much sicker then the pics! Just my opinion... very good editing and a great story line!!
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  • + 1
 What fork adapter was that on the bike rack?
  • + 2
 20mm Thru axle adapter. You can get one from REI.
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  • + 1
 @ that last pic, hey handle-bars, meet inside of corner. Razz
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  • + 1
 myface.jpeg when I see people riding in these silly jumpsuits.
  • + 1
 they do look pretty stupid in their pyjamas at times
  • + 2
 some of the tightest gear ive ever seen. stop hating bruh
  • + 0
 lol some of the fucking dumbest looking gear I have ever seen.
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  • + 1
 ya dude trails 69 though haha
  • + 1
 Knew it was in the 60's. Ha
  • + 1
 haha yea good video though super good filminmg
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  • + 2
 Thats pretty sick.
  • + 1
 LOL CAST
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  • + 2
 Starry eyed (jakwob remix) by Ellie Goulding
  • + 5
 Its called "Pay attention to the credits" by the Literates.
  • + 1
 Haha so true. Love the clip and so want to ride that trail!
  • + 0
 the song was tight. i'm glad new riding footage is getting away from all the butt-rock and generic rap. it's nice to hear something fresh. and lol at the title "Nature Calls" -isn't that a reference to taking a crap?
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