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Rocky/Race Face All Mountain Web Edit

This one is for the All-Mountain guys. Strahan Loken rides the Rocky Mountain Altitude 90 equipped with 2011 Race Face carbon all mountain SIXC components. Filmed and edited on Vancouver Island, BC by Aaron LaRocque.

243 Comments

  • + 54
 Wow - makes Autumn seem fun again. Loving the colours and quality of the Video!
  • + 33
 Great Colours, Great Quality, Great Scenery, and a Great Video overall, what more could you ask for in a VOD? Nothing else!
  • + 20
 best video ive seen in a while
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 love it!!! that´s why i love mtb we can ride 365 days. Shimano will be jealous just because of combining bikes and fishing lol
  • + 14
 Yeah you can but i hate the salt on the streets in the Winter.
This video makes a good feeling while watching. Riding, fishing, chillingen in the nature..what more?
  • + 9
 Yeah XC is badass and the new altitude is dope!!!
  • + 13
 i just wanna go out and ride now, cheers for the inspiration Smile
  • + 37
 cool POD!!
  • + 7
 You mean VOD.
  • + 5
 ya whoops VOD!!!
  • + 2
 Sick Vod for sure... havent seen a good cross country vid in a while.
  • + 2
 favourite combintation of things, awsome video again.
  • + 3
 Nice video. A great mesh of a Canadian bike, Canadian parts and few great Canadian pass times.
  • + 1
 YEAH! go Canada!
  • + 24
 This is real mountain biking. i wanna see more of this. THIS IS ALL MOUNTAIN NOT XC!!
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 i call vod tomarrow
  • + 4
 best way to get in touch with nature
  • + 1
 a little bit cheesy, but good video Smile
  • + 27
 I believe this is VOD because its very, very different. Very rarely do videos get VOD that show a journey or travel, it's more about downhilling or street, or dirt jumps. Another reason why it's awesome is because there are so little all mountain movies around, especially ones that get VOD. Aaron, this is awesome!
  • + 10
 OMG my dream Life Big Grin

i faved this for sure Razz
  • + 2
 now that's a great video to end off the fall season. What was the song?
  • + 6
 i guess i need to move to canada!Smile
  • + 4
 truly one of my favorite vids on pinkbike, oh and that bike rack is sick!
  • + 9
 a VOD from LAROCK thats strange Wink
  • + 8
 Why some people always call cross country to all mountain?? I never saw XC racers doing that kind of jumps and riding with that flow! Nice VOD !
  • + 2
 haha i find this funny dont get the wrong image tho he has a tube for a mud guard and hes has all 2011 gear on his bike damn thats priceless! sick vid love larock edits!
  • - 17
 i bet if all the xc racers werent tired as hell when riding they would be a lot more flowy. also there seats are too damn high. these both hold true to me anyway
  • + 6
 ^^^^^ you dont know anything about XC then!!!!!
  • + 0
 Too bad XC rider's have a lot more stamina then most of us here. Enjoy the video boys, don't be hating it.
  • + 8
 All mountain! that exactly what i ride! Say what you want, but earning your turns is worth it and feels better, no doubt. great vod
  • + 4
 Pure Soul. Larock nails it again.
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 looks like a hella fun trail!
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 Thats the life!
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 wtf did i get neg propped? i dont care about props, but is this untrue? i never said this was xc did i? a was talking about xc dumbasses. wats funny is that this is gonna get neg propped too. and there will probably not a reasonable explaination either.
  • + 1
 this is how i want to live my life expect instead of all mountain. downhill
  • + 1
 quite possible the best video on this site.
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 whats the song!
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 The song is Surround by in flight safety.
www.inflightsafety.ca
  • + 1
 Remind me of Matt Hunter's vid.
  • + 1
 or matt hunter's remind you that ?!

LOL think a secound Wink
  • + 3
 yeah this video was done almost 2 years before Matt Hunters.
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  • + 3
 Excellent video, captures what mountain biking is really all about. Getting out side and enjoying all the outdoor elements. Not all of us have a downhill mountain to shred on, so we make the best of what nature has to offer us in our own area, and that's what so many of us can relate to. Would love to see more videos like this, very inspiring.
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  • + 2
 This mountain and trail is in danger of being opened to OHVs (quads, MX and 4X4).
Please help...please email the people on these two sites (CRD staff) www.crd.bc.ca/about/board/directors/index.htm
(Sooke council and mayor) www.sooke.ca/EN/main/contacts/feedback.php

Please sign our petition...http://www.petitiononline.com/not4ohv/petition.html

The OHV crowd have a lot of riding areas, we have two locally.
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  • + 3
 Best VOD in a long time.

rare to see nice "trail" riding in the VODs cause all ths kids want is DJ, and DH.

love it MORE PLEASE.
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  • + 1
 Well I thought All mountain is about riding in the mountains (preferably high ones) and this looks quite flat as for AM, especialy on a an XC marathon bike with custom wide bars. So please stop categorizing, it's just a release of AM group set. This is a one great piece of riding in superb scenery, and the video is just amazing! Makes me want to ride.
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 This was so beautiful ... great relaxing song, great camera, skilled rider, wild nature and that fire making and salmon fishing scene, it really impressed me, i was just staring with opened mouth. Huge respect to you man, first time in long term i saw something unique and different! Thanks
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  • + 1
 woOO,,,that is one amazing ride! like what we should all do in our life time! going fast is great but this one just shove the spirit of mountain biking out... mountain, nature, autumn, and a mountain bike!!! totally amazing!!!
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 I like jumps and extreme riding, but this story of all mountain rider and fisherman in one person is awesome. Good scenes, good music, good story ..... The art of MountainBiking was born. Smile
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  • + 1
 This is so great. All the reason to bike. I enjoy the colors, fresh air, fishing and camping with the best part exploring on the Mtb in the GREAT OUTDOORS!
Look at the dudes G-ride, black on black. I want a 4x4 Smile How could there be anything better? I want to go right now. I am excited. Roll it till da wheels fall off! 4evr
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 good guy, let this fish loose
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 this video is seriously badass. love it.

btw- can anyone lmk what riding pants those are? they look like knickers but i like the way they are a bit loose like shorts but don't flap at the ends. getting colder now and those look good...
  • + 2
 These are the Buzz shorts from the spring summer 2010 collection. They'll be in online/in stores as of March next year.
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 i find that this is one of the best videos ever made, the only thing i can say is vod, also what is the name of the song???
cheers men!!!
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 Surround by In-Flight Safety. Googling the lyrics took like 30 seconds.
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 That better be a Shimano fishing rod....
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 There is still sunshine in the darkness.
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 What are the specs on the rack build? It looks like a great, simple design. Spread the word (or get a manufacturer to produce it commercially).
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 i think that one made everyone tear up a bit, that was just awesome, i love dh but rides like that are what mtn biking really is
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 commercial or not, im glad you dug out this vid, my favourite two hobbies in one vid , Faved this vid! . . . . . Biking and setting fires................just kididng, its fishing, cant beat nature!
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 I'm not saying this because I now finally own a Rocky Mountain, but when it comes to all the bike brands out there, Rocky Mountain is definitely the coolest and most respected brand in mountain biking.
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  • + 1
 Well, it is raining outside and cold, do I sit indoors or get my bike out and ride it? Just watched this and I am getting the bike out. Amazing video, just love everything about it and the trail looked great.
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 Different to other VOD's but i loved it, a nice change, makes me want to ride now, Anyone know what the bike rack on the car was at the start? and also whats the song, thanks...
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 Awesome! Fall, beautiful all mtn riding, and fishing! Another great northwest video that reminds me why its so awesome up here! VOD!
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 lovin the catch and release trout,. lovin the bike, lovin the whole video! best vod in my eyes for a while
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  • + 2
 that has got to be the best quality VOD i have ever seen!!!
its good to see some all-mountain riding (and fishing lol) get some recognition...

WELL DONE!!!!
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  • + 2
 Great clip Larock and Strahan....I would love to see more like this...awesome!
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 Sweet!!!
And good to see something else then the regular dh/dirt – videos.
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 This is a Great VOD. Nice to see something other than DH or DJ or street. Only problem is it makes me want to move out to BC even more.
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 I thought he might be building that fire to cook a fish....
I was stoked when he released it. Smile
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 Better to cook it if you catch it, rathing that toying with someting just for fun. (And that looked like a tasty fish).
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  • + 2
 amazing shots riding loved the fishing bit looks like and amazing place props to all involved
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  • + 1
 This is what autumn riding is all about. Have a ride, make a fire, do some fishin' (if you have a lake with any fish in!) then just keep on ridin'. That's the life.
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 wow man i was watching this video and feels great! i wanna same life: to get out an afternoon and ride my bike bike in the forest. GREAT VIDEO!!
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 Ever time you make a video Larock...im just always amazed with what you come up with...and this is no exception...Amazing bro Big Grin
  • + 1
 Excellent video! It really captures the beauty of the outdoors and makes me want to get out and enjoy it even more.
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 Really good video... not all in the life is DH lol... i going to fish now...AM
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  • + 1
 Best VOD ive seen in quite awhile!!

Awesome riding, awesome scenery, great music and you captured the "lifestyle" side perfectly!!
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  • + 1
 I sincerely didn't want that video to end. I just got back from a ride very much like that but minus the fishing. Autumn, for the win.
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  • + 1
 this entire vid is amazing, the song, riding, bike, scenery everything. some people forget how fun all mountain is anyway cuz all they see is tons of jumps and stuff
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  • + 1
 Amazing video! Love it. Where about is this trail? Does it still exist ? I have done a lot of hiking around there and didn't know you could bike. Cheers Smile
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  • + 3
 great video Smile nature, bikes! its what life's about!
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  • + 2
 Larock Rocks! Best VOD in awhile. Something other than DH...
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  • + 1
 what what in the but i live two hours away from that trail and have thoght about riding it allot.
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  • + 1
 this makes me really want to ride some "all mountain" stuff here.. to bad we dont have anything thing great
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  • + 2
 VOD *_*

The song

The spot

Epic video...
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 I like this edit better than the one on youtube. The music gives it a better feel.
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  • - 2
 Hi everyone- just to clarify- the rack is designed, manufactured and PATENTED by NORTH SHORE RACKS INC.- check out www.northshoreracks.com.

The rack built and used in the video by Strahan Loken is a copy of the North Shore Rack design, which is patent infringement.

North Shore Racks is a family-owned business located in North Vancouver, BC. The racks are manufactured locally, not overseas. The demand for our racks has grown exponentially therefore predictions of sales are hard to determine until they start flying off the shelves. We take pride in our product and hope that fellow mountain bikers will appreciate the blood, sweat and tears that have gone in to our awesome racks.

Alison Hammond
North Shore Racks Inc.
  • + 3
 I thought that to constitute a patent infringement the rack, which is modeled around the design of the North Shore racks but not a direct copy, it needs to be commercially sold or used. The rack is nothing more than someone building something cool at home and using it for personal use. Sure, some credit is due to North Shore racks, but not in this video. The video was about Race Face and Rocky Mountain Bikes, not bike racks.
  • - 3
 Hi again,

The definition of "Infringement" under the Canadian Intellectual Patent Office is as follows:

"Patent infringement happens if someone makes, uses, or sells your patented item without your permission in a country that has granted you a patent, during the term of the patent."

Basically what this means that in order to make something which is patented you must have prior permission, even if it is for personal use. There is no need to profit from or to use commercially to infringe upon a Patent.

See link: www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/wr01091.html#sec21

The rack made and used in the video did not receive any such permission and is a clear infringement of our Patent.

While you are right about this amazingly fantastic video being about Race Face and Rocky Mountain Bikes, there are a lot of comments and misinformation above about the bike rack in the video, prompting my response.

Alison
  • + 3
 Hi there, our company has patented posting in internet forums on topics relating to patents. We'll kindly ask that you remove your post and infringing material. Thank you.
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 www.bikes.com/main+en+01_101+NomSousCategorie.html?CATID=1&SCATID=3

^there is no recognition that Aaron did it - Aaron you should be praised more Big Grin
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  • + 1
 bit of biking and a bit of fishing, and a fire Smile cant beat it (Y) awesome video
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  • + 2
 This just defines why i love mountain biking so much Smile
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  • + 1
 that was awesome, best VOD in a long time, shows the other side of biking, this might be one of my top favs
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  • + 1
 Nice to see a change not just huge jumps and awsome downhill all mountain can be cool lol
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  • + 2
 Like every VOD ever, is in BC
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  • + 1
 that my friends is where mountain biking started. its good to see some nice all mountain to come as a VOD
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  • + 1
 kool vid i liked it when you just took a break and decied to go fishing...hahahaha
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  • + 1
 very inspiring vod, props to the rider and filming. definitly one of my top favorites.
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  • + 2
 God those SIXC cranks are sexy...WANT...
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  • + 2
 right then, whos up for a ride?
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  • + 1
 vod.....nice trout i have been meaning to try riding in with my rod but no success yet
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  • + 3
 Goldstream Park!
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  • + 1
 hey do somebody know were can i get a bike rack like the one in the vid anybody thanks
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  • + 2
 Great video, we need more like this one! Cheers
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  • + 1
 sick video!! love the all mountain !! nice way to keep fit in the winter!!!
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  • + 2
 this is the first xc vid that made me think VOD!
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  • + 1
 Awsome video had such a nice flow to it. Makes me want to go ride sooooo bad!
WHAT SONG!?
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  • + 1
 You have some talent!IIs this already an ad for rockymountain?If not it defineitly should be one!! Vod
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  • + 1
 Sweeet video, kinda looks like a commercial for the Element in the begining, haha.
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  • + 2
 VOD. Thanks for that great vid!
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  • + 2
 Amzing video, I'd say Vod, nice to see something different two, props!
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  • + 2
 excellent...anyone know what bike rack that is on the element?
  • + 1
 Strahan, the rider in the video designed and built it himself.
  • + 1
 That rack is sweet! It looks like those North Shore Bike racks.
  • + 1
 anyone know what material he used? or if there are dimensions and plans available for one of these racks somewhere??
  • + 1
 Was thinking the same, need a rack that doesn't trash my bike!
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 thats Gotta make VOD
  • + 1
 Agreed, another amazing video. Anyone know what kind of RaceFace bars a stem those were?
  • + 1
 atlas am stem and sixc bars
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 What's the name of the first song? :p
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  • + 1
 Another perfect video from Aaron. Thanks again Wink
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  • + 1
 Band = In-Flight Safety, Song = Surround
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  • + 1
 that bike looks mintage
when is it out????
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  • + 1
 Great video!! Trail riding is the shizz!!
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  • + 1
 VOD, I love those trails, it's nice to see them getting a little exposure.
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  • + 1
 sure iss,and grassy lake,thats near shields
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  • + 1
 Awesome video, I got to get up there and fish.
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  • + 1
 nice pod, makes me wana go fishing...again lolol
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  • + 1
 Now that's a breathe of fresh air.
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  • + 1
 What an excellent video Smile
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  • + 1
 Amazing video and quality. VOD!
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  • + 1
 It's only good because it's a LAROCK. BEST EDITOR EVER!!!
  • + 1
 haha just livin the life...thats awesome
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  • + 2
 Looks pretty good.
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  • + 1
 SWEET. such good filming. has to be VOD
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  • + 0
 you know hes a good filmer and editer when he turns a less interesting part of the sport into a very entertaining movie
  • + 6
 Less interesting to you, not to everyone...Still, yes he is an extremely good filmer and editer.
  • + 1
 I ride DH, XC and Dirt and love them all as much as each other. XC/AM is very sociable and when going up you appreciate the scenery. Well most of us do.
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  • + 1
 sweet vid, just not my type of riding. Smile
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  • + 1
 when would 2011 components be out for any manafactuer?
  • + 1
 Sorry - we should clarify - SIXC is technically a 2011 OEM product, but is a 2010 product for retailers.
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  • + 1
 WOW one of the best videos ive watched
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  • + 1
 woww thats the life right there..... and that bike looks amazing!
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 i just watched 3 random videos with the same song today wtf
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 The song is In-Flight Safety - Surround
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 Sick vid! VOD Smile
What song is this?
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 In flight safety - Surround
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  • + 1
 purely amzing, loved every second of it!
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  • + 1
 That looks like an uber fun way to spend the morning
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 where would some one get a bike rack like that? oh yah sweet vid.
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  • + 1
 My favorite VOD EVER, so inspiring and just makes you want to ride.
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  • + 1
 all mtn not xc! noooo spandex! loved it
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  • + 1
 What's the differense between DH and Almnt
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  • + 1
 awesome vid! can't wait to get out on my bike soon!
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 personally i ride dirt but this was sick!!!! totally deserved VOD
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 amazing looking video and just like gloryfast605 said just living the life
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 fishing and a bike lovely!
VOD?
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 this video is a awesome video defiantily VOD!!
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  • + 1
 this is a cool xc Ride!!! : )
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 pretty cool Big Grin maybe xc is not so pathetic Razz
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  • + 1
 hey, does anyone know where on the island this is. i wanna go this weekend
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 that fish knows....and somehow so will its fish babies.
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 Just Beautiful... just want to go ride now.
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 sweet ! this is mountain biking !
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 Beautiful movie quality very good and good motive vod
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 best all mountain video ever, definitely going in favorites
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 awesome ride!!!!!!!love this vod
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 LaRocque 4tw Smile

Awesome video and riding.
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 Just a real "feel good" vid! Makes me wanna try fly fishing! YA!
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 I want to live in Canada!! Can I?
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 that was awsome man nice vid
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 One of the best VOD's I ever seen on Pinkbike.com
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 this is real life! if i'll be retired i i want to be like himSmile
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 esse é o verdadeiro espirito da coisa o//
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 what kind of bike-rack was he using ??? Or is it home-made ??
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 that what xc is all about
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 nice trout , to bad it wasn't on a fly.... nice riding aswell!
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 amazing love this XC video
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 that was unbeliavable, VOD
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 wooooooow......
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 That should be on TV....
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 amazing video man. Vod.
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 awesome video Smile
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 Thats such a sick video!
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 seems like harbour veiw and sheilds lake eh?
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 wow amazing!! VOD
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 really nice videoBig Grin
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 An advertising, but a cosy video. Very good and friendly.
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 In flight safety - Surround
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 the trails look so sick!
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 how come your vid did not come to my inbox
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 Lovit!!! Nice work.
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 great video aaron
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 Real nice vid..!
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 So nice! whats a song??
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 What an outdoorsman
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 why didnt he eat the fish
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 xc vod Beer
that is how all xc should be ridden,
props :VOD
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 video with soul
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 Nice job Aaron/Strahan.
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 hah thats a killer rack
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 sweet vid totaly vod
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 any body know if this is comox lake, if not then where is it.
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 best vid for sure
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 VVVVVVVVVVVVVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 love definition
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 Such a great vod
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 where is this
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 how can I made my video best video of day? a what is VOD?
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 VOD = Video of the Day
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