On The Road With James Doerfling and Garett Buehler

Jul 22, 2013
by Margus Riga  
 
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James Doerfling and Garett Buehler spend a lot of time on the road. It's the way it is for any world class freerider. Drive from town to town, fly from city to city, all over the world, all in the name of taking mountain biking to the next level. This past spring I had a chance to catch up with the boys on a couple of different missions in BC. This is a compilation of four days spent shooting with both Garett and James at some of their relatively local training zones.

Welcome to Spences Bridge bridge where anything goes.
  Welcome to Spences Bridge, where anything goes.

Doerfling and Buehler
  Doerfling and Buehler

Knolly s lineup of dirt smashing ego lifting monsters.
  Knolly's lineup of dirt-smashing, ego-lifting monsters.

A good way to get good at mountain biking is to take up dirt biking.
  A good way to get good at mountain biking is to take up dirt biking.

Yea boiii.
  Yea boiii.

Doefling and Buehler on the pipe.
  Doerfling and Buehler, on the pipe.

Out here in the perimeter things that matter don t.
  Out here in the perimeter things that matter, don't. Gotta' love BC backroads.

Mitch Cheek of Solos Productions getting ready to chase Doerfling down the mountain on his snowboard for some interesting POV angles. It didn t work out.
  Mitch Cheek of Solos Productions, getting ready to chase Doerfling down the mountain on his snowboard for some interesting POV angles. It didn't work out.

Doerfling digging in.
  Doerfling digging in.

Buehler and Doerfling getting there brown pow fix.
  Buehler and Doerfling getting their brown pow fix.

Check out the gap jump at the end of the line. If you let go of the brakes and send it all the way down you can launch yourself into another dimension.
  Check out the gap jump at the end of the line. If you let go of the brakes and send it all the way down, you can launch yourself into another dimension.


Buehler getting all video d by Bjorn Aunet for Barred for Life 2.
  Buehler getting all video'd by Bjorn Aunet, for Barred for Life 2.


Doerfling squeezing one out of the monsters mouth.
  Doerfling squeezing one out of the monster's mouth.


Ripping the steeps.


Doerfling perfecting the art of the slash.
  Doerfling perfecting the art of the slash.

Sending it.

If at first you don t succeed...
  If at first you don't succeed...

...try and try again. Doerfling with his first Indian Air in four years.
  ...try, and try again. Doerfling, with his first Indian Air in four years.

Way past fast.
  Way past fast.

You d hold your arm up in the air too if you did what Doerfling just did.
  You'd hold your arm up in the air too, if you did what Doerfling just did.

If you don t try you will never do.
  If you don't try, you will never do.

Doerfling cleaning house.
  Doerfling, cleaning house.

Doerfling first descent. Somewhere BC.
  Doerfling, first descent. Somewhere BC.

Another thousand-foot first descent in his back pocket. Doerfling Somewhere BC.
  Another thousand-foot first descent in his back pocket. Doerfling, Somewhere BC.

James Doerfling five point bad mother-f*cker.
  James Doerfling, five point bad mother-f*cker.

Homesteads of a long lost era.
  Homesteads of a long lost era. Somewhere between Kamloops and Cache Creek BC.

A bunch of sausages and no buns...story of our lives.
  A bunch of sausages and no buns...story of our lives.

Spences Bridge camp spot.
  Spences Bridge camp spot.

Cleanliness is next to godliness.Doerfling is a believer.
  Cleanliness is next to godliness.Doerfling is a believer.

Trainspotting with Doerfling and Solos Productions. Savona BC.
  Trainspotting with Doerfling and Solos Productions. Savona BC.


Doerfling charges harder than your mom.
  Doerfling charges harder than your mom.

Buehler s style is loose. So loose that it looks like he s out of control at times only he s not he s just having a better time then the rest of us.
  Buehler's style is loose. So loose that it looks like he's out of control at times, only he's not; he's just having a better time then the rest of us.

Doefling negotiating the Hoodoos.
  Doerfling, negotiating the Hoodoos.

There is no payoff without work.
  There is no payoff without work.

The payoff.
  The payoff.

Buehler getting his seggy dialled for Barred for Life 2. Mt. Harper Kamloops BC.
  Buehler getting his seggy dialled for Barred for Life 2. Mt. Harper, Kamloops BC.


Hood in the woods.
  Hood in the woods.


The trails on Mt. Harper are fast...really fast if you re Garett Buehler.
  The trails on Mt. Harper are fast...really fast if you're Garett Buehler.

  Buehler, Kamloops hip.

Buehler Kamloops hip.
  Buehler, Kamloops hip x2.


That s a rap.
  That's a wrap.
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37 Comments

  • + 36
 There are few (if any) other MTB photogs in the business that convey so much in each shot- location, action, awe, and contrast.
Gets me stoked to shred each and every time I see your pics.
  • + 23
 Yeah like the photo of the sausages Razz
  • + 3
 I'm hungry now
  • + 5
 erm... i dont understand where he's going in the drop shot, just before the Indian Air??? But its Doerfling, so i suppose i dont need to understand.
  • + 4
 Big props for Bjorn Aunet able to stand at such steep and technical terrain with big cam and backpack.
  • + 1
 every shot in here is bad ass!! speaking of bad ass, got any more pics of Doerfling's 1st gen cummins? =)
  • + 18
 A bunch of sausages and no buns... Haha couldnt have said it any better. Best caption ever.
  • + 2
 I drove through Cache Creek after leaving Silver Star on my way to the North Shore. I was thinking to my self "Holy Fack, this is steep terrain, I wonder if it can be ridden." Glad to see some things are possible if you are a world class rider.
  • + 5
 Yea Margus! Great work buddy.
  • + 2
 If my printer weren't such a piece of garbage pretty much all of these pics would be taped to my garage wall already, and since i just put a new set of v4's on my bike i'm esp. digging that one of the knolly's up top.
  • + 6
 Wow ! Amazing photos !
  • + 4
 Thank you steezy knoll riders for lowering my confidence, yet again.
  • + 2
 Testament to Hope brakes on Doerfling's bikes! There are okay photographers, good ones and then Margus. His work is phenomenal.
  • + 1
 Testament to Hope brakes on Doerfling's bikes! There are ok photographers, good ones and then Margus. His work is phenomenal.
  • + 1
 took me so long to get through this article because i had to keep opening the pictures to add them to my faves. really nice work margus, and Doerfling... just speechless.
  • + 2
 Thats about a month or so worth of POD's. Looking forward to seeing some of that footage!
  • + 3
 Well, that's PODs sorted for the next year.
  • + 3
 What happened to their STUND videos, those were awesome.
  • + 2
 KNOLLY day on PB Smile awesome pictorial and stunning pictures by Margus - thanks for sharing 52 photos!
  • + 3
 Thats amazing. Thanks Margus! tup
  • + 2
 Margus, your photos are rad!
  • + 2
 Margus: the Image Wizzard!
  • + 3
 Super epic
  • + 1
 double post - now deleted
  • + 1
 This shots just make me happy!
  • + 1
 POD's for a whole month! Really amazing photos.
  • + 2
 Excellent!
  • + 2
 Truly amazing shots
  • + 1
 Great pic Margus Wink Doerfling rocks.
  • + 1
 Epic! It's rare to see James ride with gloves.
  • + 1
 Doerfling has no fear I swear
  • + 1
 nor does he have any body fat! shredded!
  • - 2
 I have been trying to delete my pb account, how do I do it? pb is lame as hell!!!!
  • + 2
 and yet, here you still are, for some reason... don't go away mad, just go away
  • - 5
flag jumpman2334 (Jul 22, 2013 at 11:24) (Below Threshold)
 the only thing lame about this article is all the moto bikes.. i dont come here to read about moto or look at pics of dirtbikes.

sorry but i went to school with all those moto tools and they thought i was cool with all of em cause i 'rode too' (even though it was without a motor.), they also thought they new a lot about bicycles cause they 'wrench on their own moto' (which most of the times was a lie)

PB, please stop putting the two together! if we wanted to see moto pics, we'd go pick up transworld moto, or go look at vital mx..
  • + 5
 there's always been a huge crossover of the two cultures- tricks, clothing, protection, and general riding techniques. look at nitrocircus they do anything with handlebars and its extremely awesome. why the hate and general whining??

nobody likes to hear men whine. WHINING is for BITCHES and CHILDREN

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