Video: Chilcotin Country

by Connor Macleod 
 
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Check out Margus' Photo Epic on the trip here.
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  • + 33
 what an awesome life,i dont need life in the city,all i want to do is go to the mountains and ride my bike forever.
  • + 14
 Agreed.

Yet people in the city had to sit in offices designing and making the bikes, components, the contour used for filming, and the computer(s) used to make this. Also a bunch of programmers & developers stuffed in a building had to write the software they're using.

When life was "simpler", we also didn't have the rad machines we have today.
  • + 8
 my gooch would HATE me if i rode with a pack like that.
  • + 24
 i dont think they packed enough
  • + 12
 This is where mountain biking fairy tales happen. There is gold in those mountains. Unicorns too. I'm sure many will agree.
  • + 0
 until winter. Then it all about heading south
  • + 8
 Amazing area. Probably would go with different bikes that I could carry gear on so it's not all on my back. Those packs looked awkward as hell.
  • + 6
 Wicked edit as always Connor! Cool terrain and looks like a classic adventure...hey, wait a minute....how'd Baker and Beth get the new Raceface all-mtn clothes that soon? ha ha
  • + 0
 ..
  • + 3
 Hey you don't need to ride with the big packs, we've got camps right around the corner from there where you can ride in with just your change of clothes... oh and there are also 3 day routes without the big hike a bikes, ask us! Check out our Backcountry Accommodations; tyaxair.com/Tours_and_Flights/Backcountry_Accommodations or guided trips and let us do the heavy packing for you!
  • + 2
 Very nice. Those packs looked really heavy though.
If anyone out there wants to ride the Chilcotins this summer via float plane...and a little Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and Vancouver's North Shore look us up! ridebig.com/trip_canada_seatosky.php
  • + 1
 I am glad you posted the link to your website - I forgot to book mark it when I saw it a while back. Switzerland and Peru are the top two locations on my list of places to travel with bikes, so that looks pretty good.

I was planning on trying to hit the Chilcotins this summer. I live pretty close so I can ride Whistler, Squamish, and the NS on any weekend. That said, taking a float plane to the Chilcotins sounds awesome! Do you guys do day trips?
  • + 1
 We're stoked to be on the Big Mountain trip Itinerary again this year! Get a bit of all the Sea 2 Sky then top it off with the Chilcotins... awesome oh and no heavy pack carrying, we do that for you. ridebig.com
  • + 1
 klopp - ridebig does week trips. TyaxAir does day trips
  • + 6
 That's a long ways to ride for a Heineken Wink
  • + 4
 no way would i carry all that gear on my back on a bike still it looks a nice place to go .
  • + 1
 GAH. Huge packs. Tough to ride with bags that big and heavy - went on a bike-hike-camp trip a last FEB and we rode with 20 to 30 pound packs. Fun time downhill but we had to push and carry our bikes up half the time. And having to run the shocks with higher PSi kinda made the descent not as fun. But the trip was GREAT overall haha. I can only imagine what it'd be like to have THIS kind of trip. Love the scenery.
  • + 1
 Beautiful video! Can't wait to go again, maybe this year.
This photo is taken at Powell Creek
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5597054
further North, on a week long, self-supported trip. We used Bob trailers.
And one more:
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5597099
  • + 5
 Isn't that the life we all want?!!!
  • + 17
 yes, minus the crap beer
  • + 1
 skunk beer
  • + 1
 no Tennents in Canada?
  • + 1
 Great Video and soundtrack! But really...who needs those vistas, trails, mountains, nature, whatever...when I can admire the plastic quality of the view inside my office and the industrial quality of the view outside my office in Toronto any and everyday?
  • + 1
 their bags shrunk considerably about 20 seconds in.... strange. reminds me of that winter series where they camped and rode steel hardtails. Every picture, movie, every thing about it showed them with a 10l camelbak... not exactly the height of realism. To be fair in this it did show them with the big bags but it still didn't look a huge lot of a fun, they were rather wobbly!
  • + 3
 awesome and super chilled. good choice of tune, folk music....fuk yeah the new death metal
  • + 3
 Great video, great location. Well done gang.
  • + 2
 Oh yes, watch this video, than wake up in the morning and start your boring weekday life.....!
  • + 0
 dirt biking here is much funner! always see these mountain bikers out there and on the same trails they ride theres big bear poop! better be careful hahah
  • + 1
 That's how to use a chesty! Turn the go pro upside down. Now I get it! Great Vid and soundtrack.
  • + 2
 great video, baker has never looked so good ...
  • + 1
 prepare to do a lot of "hike a bike" in the Chilcoltins... way way more than you think.
  • + 1
 ive always thought about combining backpacking and biking. stoked to try it this summer! great video guys!
  • + 1
 I loved that one. Huge thanks to the producers, what an awesome part of the world.
  • + 2
 you live in an awesome part of the world and al be down there saturday at inners and gt .
  • + 1
 Cheers. BTW still snow on all trails but hopefully BAU by Sat..check 7 stanes page for updates or phone the rangers mobile, season is very close but Sat might be too soon, depends on overnight temps..
  • + 1
 What is the name of the range/trail? Would be keen to explore this region some more!
  • + 1
 South Chilcotins
  • + 1
 Ending with creek beers.....well played. Great vid!
  • + 1
 What a nice time in nice place~
  • + 1
 it must be hard to shred with those backpacks =S
  • + 1
 This looks incredible. Need to do something like this,
  • + 0
 fantastic..... should have had a Blue or Molson at the end... but nevertheless great stuff
  • + 1
 Soooo cool... and I'm soooo jealous for sake
  • + 1
 That's my dream vacation right there!
  • + 1
 Amazing what it is to be yellow mtb?
  • + 1
 I wanna do this....NEED to do this
  • + 1
 Stunning edit, great track by the Lumineers too... Great work...
  • + 1
 thats why i love my knolly chilcotin....
  • + 1
 PRESENTS** I think you meant Smile Great video
  • + 1
 I've been planning that trip since december, SO excited for the summer!
  • + 1
 Does anyone even spell check anymore?


PRESSNTS, really?
  • + 1
 He was too busy editing a rad video, another rad video for the likes of you and all the rest to watch! just be happy for that!
  • + 0
 Don't get me wrong, it was a good video. And I do appreciate the effort. It keeps me from wasting time on failblog. But the quality was really good right up until there.

This is of course a bigger problem then just your video. It is important for all of us to demand better standards. Bad spelling has really started to creep it's way into the professional world (of all areas of society) and that is a problem. We have the technology and the knowledge so there is no excuse not to use it.

These days we all need to just slow down a bit and check ourselves before we finish ideas, projects, and/ or sentences.

Great video though. (And I am just after spelling, context, and basic grammar. If it is spelled right and reads right then I'm happy)
  • + 2
 Knolly Chilcotin
  • - 1
 my latest ride Wink
  • + 1
 Nope, it was a Banshee Rune Wink
  • + 1
 yeah obviously it was a rune..what i meant is that i just bought the Knolly..did wonder why i was neg'd for that, ta tonestar Wink
  • + 1
 the. life.
  • + 1
 Song?.?
  • + 1
 I think I'm in love.
  • + 1
 nice views!!!
  • + 1
 nice !
  • + 1
 Marry me...

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