James Doerfling - Up in smoke

Sep 30, 2010 at 10:03
by Mitch Cheek  

I set out on assignment to film James Doerfling for Lizard Skins to promote their newly developed website. James resides in Williams Lake, and this year Williams Lake was the hot spot for fires! One area alone was 52000 hectares, and there was up to 6 areas. There was so many fires they had to classify them to areas. The fires were so big it was smokey in Edmonton and the air quality was affected all the way to Manitoba. Manitoba is 3500 kilometers away! With our window short due to Interbike and Red Bull Rampage, we had a short meeting. At the end of the discussion James wanted to ride and I wanted to shoot. Bad air quality or not, it is all about doing what you love!

Check out "Up in Smoke!",



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I love this video because these are the trails that helped shape James' riding style! So if anyone wants to have as much fun as James and I have, you better get up to Williams Lake and stop by Red Shreds Bike and Board Shed. They will point you to one of the 140 trails in town! Hope to see you there.

Photo From Cary Olson.
Photo From Cary Olson.


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51 Comments

  • + 1
 Can anyone shed some light on the trails in this vid? are they located in Williams Lake? and would it be worth it to make a trip there to ride some of the local trails? thanx.
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 Oh yes, they are right in Williams Lake, Fox Mountain trail network to be exact. Aflo and Agent Gully.... my favourite trails in town. Certainly worth a trip. The riding in W.L. is great, no matter what you're looking for. Stop at Red Shred's to hook up with us locals or to get more info on the trails.
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 HHAA!! Man that makes me want to ride so hard!! I need a new bike and a flowing trails with a LOTS of jumps!! Well done!!!
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  • + 3
 Manitoba is 3500 kilometers away!....not even close
  • + 1
 Yep a little over estimated that one, if you drove from Williams Lake to Winnipeg its ~2200kms. AS the crow flies, or smoke drifts, much shorter.
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  • + 3
 This will get VOD someday.
  • + 1
 And it did. Nice one PB.
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 Rippper!! Ya James! Soo good. I know how it is choking on the smoke and dust, coming from the okanagan. Was the last bit up silverstar?
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  • + 1
 One of the best DH vids I've seen.....big props to the rider and vid editing!!
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 I have to say that is the sickest trail i have seen....and i love the gold rims and hubs on his bike.
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  • + 2
 Awesome!! thata boy James.
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 he rips sh*t up!
  • + 1
 pinnn it!!!
  • + 1
 definetly going to get VOD! great video.
  • + 0
 is that the "Life Cycles" bike?
  • + 1
 1st picture ... suicide cornering & suicide photographer ... SICK
  • + 1
 thats the best looking riding ive ever seen !
  • + 3
 up in smoke is the name of my other favorite video... Wink
  • + 0
 Life Cycles bike? What are you talking about? I assume you mean Mike Hopkins' bike?
  • + 1
 yeah it is the scott gambler which is in the life cycles trailer
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 James rides with such a sick style, so awsome to see him go, I really enjoyed it!
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 Sets a bomb off at 1:30, sweet! Awesome riding!
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  • + 1
 this is soo sick
great riding style + great music + great filming = sick movie Big Grin
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 absolutly awesome!!! the video is insane! =)
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 what is the soundtrack??!!
  • + 1
 it's Solid Gold - Bible Thumper Wink
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 Up in smoke is a sweet and nice video Wink
  • + 2
 james doerfling is a machine made my the government to ruin bikers trails. bye bye burms Razz
  • + 2
 berms, you mean berms right
  • + 1
 ummm you are so confusing 'i-ride-on-dirt man'...
  • + 1
 it means he DESTROYS berms
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 Yeah don't worry i still got what you meant after i realized most people spell wrong.
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 Shame about his fork. Ripper indeed. Sweet trails.
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  • + 1
 but wasn't he riding a knolly at the rampage?
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 Proper feel good vid
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 I smell a road trip...
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 vod tomorrow calling it
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 good call haha Smile
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 sooo fast, awesome Big Grin
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