PROJEKT ROAM: Chasing Gravity-Episode 2

Jul 1, 2011
by Projekt Roam  
It's hard to believe that nearly six months ago we said goodbye to everything we knew and stepped into a new world of unknowns. There have been many challenges, but who is going to complain about a life with a great freedom to roam and explore the bounties of North America's vast gravity fed trail networks.


Read Part 1 here.


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In April we hit the California beaches and were greeted with balmy weather and the illuminating rays of the sun sparkling across the Pacific. We met up with local rider Damon Jackson Williams and rode the dry, rocky trails clinging to the mountains above the quintessential coastal town of Santa Barbara, California.

Colt Maule riding Santa Barbara while filming for PROJEKT ROAM Chasing Gravity-Episode 2.

From the sunny, sand strewn beaches of California we headed up the coast with much anticipation into Oregon. Bend and Redmond, Oregon brought fun rides, new friends and interesting weather along with a very un-needed lower back injury.

Colt Maule hitting a wooden feature on Bend OR while filming for PROJEKT ROAM Chasing Gravity-Episode 2.
Colt Maule slashing a dry dusty berm while riding in Redmond OR.

Scrambling to make up for lost time spent on the sidelines, we dusted off the equipment and set out to test how good our muscle memory really was. Shellburg Falls in Lyons, Oregon was an ideal place to warm up. Jessee shredded the local trails while Colt used the solitude and serenity of the desolate forest to recover.

Jessee Maule riding Shellburg Falls Freeride Area in Lyons OR while filming for Projekt Roam Chasing Gravity-Episode 2.

June started off with all smiles; Colt's injury was finally subsiding so we headed up to Mary's Peak just outside of Corvallis, Oregon to frolic among the mountain's root riddled trails. It's a great thing to get back on a bike after an injury and even better when it feels good to ride, so we carried on.

Colt Maule tackels some roots at Mary s Peak OR while taking a break from filming PROJEKT ROAM Chasing Gravity-Episode 2.

We soon found ourselves in biking nirvana out at the Black Rock Trails in Falls City, Oregon, where not only was the riding stellar, but the two of us were able to meet up with Dan Shell and Jarod Kuenzi. These two were kind enough to school us in the art of trail building and upkeep of this meticulously groomed network of good biking times.

Helping out with some trail building at the Black Rock Trails OR with our new friends while filming for PROJEKT ROAM Chasing Gravity-Episode 2.
Colt Maule hitting a drop while taking a break from filming PROJEKT ROAM Chasing Gravity-Episode 2 in Falls City OR.
Jessee Maule riding some wood at Black Rock Trails in Falls City OR.


With elated thoughts dancing about our brains, we advanced further on into the Pacific Northwest and up into the frequently rain-laden peninsula, home of Port Angeles, Washington. Much to our enjoyment, we revelled in quite a bit of sun on the days we rode and filmed. Good friends were made, good times were had.

Colt Maule checking out the foliage while filming for PROJEKT ROAM Chasing Gravity-Episode 2 in Port Angeles WA.

A few more stops to come stateside and then across the border into the foreign dirt and forests of British Columbia.


Hope you enjoyed Chasing Gravity-Episode 2, for more photos and all the info you need to plan your own epic MTB trip please check out www.projektroam.com or www.gravityrideguide.com or Facebook and stay tuned for Chasing Gravity Episode 3.

Thanks to our sponsors for some great product and to all of our new friends who have helped us out along the way, ride on.



29 Comments

  • 4 1
 cool to see guys riding local trails that u do. SB. How funny is that Damon is my manager at work. hahaha. sweet riding keep it goin!
  • 1 0
 Just came across this write up. I was there with a group of three others when you guys were at Shellburg falls, thanks for doing some trail cleanup on the Bullit FR trail and it looks like you guys enjoyed the rest of your Oregon stay.
  • 3 0
 can't quite put my finger on why...but best vid for a while!...down to earth and real...thanks!
  • 1 0
 this is my fav video on this site, it really puts off a cool/fun vibe
  • 1 0
 Still livin the dream! Love it. Tsup Colt? Hi Jesee Wink
Sick video. Makes me want to quit my job and ride every where every day.
  • 2 0
 One of the best vids I have seen. Good job with putting the dub in. Makes me wanna go ride..
  • 2 1
 so your back came around eh?!! too bad you didn't get to kick it at our place in PA......maybe next time
-Seth (and Lily)
  • 1 0
 Yo Seth, I tried getting ahold of you, I must have entered your number into my phone wrong. We we're hoping to hang out while we were in town, sorry man :-( next time for sure, it was great hanging out with you guys in Redmond.
  • 1 0
 No doubt!!! I'm still on the road....about to head up to BC (again) and hit Merritt, Revelstoke, and hopefully Rossland/Nelson. Maybe we can meet somewhere?!! Nice vid too!!!
  • 1 0
 Sick, we are working our way up to B.C. as well, hope we can meet up and shred :-) keep in touch. colt@projektroam.com
  • 1 0
 Word to big bird!! Catchya on a loam tossing mission soon!!
  • 1 0
 you guys are livin' my dream! btw... nice caterpillar or centipede at 5:56
  • 2 0
 Great video, All the trails look pretty epic.
  • 1 0
 purple spokes on that ones guys bike were awesome , i want some on my bike now!
  • 2 1
 Another trendy dub-shit music in the bike film, where the riders are riding with broomsticks instead of handle bars. Kurwa!
  • 1 0
 came out bitchin dude. you guys really didnt need any schoolin you knew what you where doin
  • 2 1
 i want to know the names of those songs
  • 1 0
 sick sick vid, like a mini-Life Cycles in parts.
  • 1 0
 anybody know what the last song in the vid is?
  • 1 0
 Song: Daisy Artist: Adventure club remix..........just like it says in the credits.
  • 1 1
 I want to meet the girl//
  • 2 0
 My wife?? She is pretty rad :-)
  • 1 0
 Sick vid!! Sick music!!
  • 1 1
 nice video and super music
  • 1 1
 DUBSTEP!!!! must come from dubstep nation..... SANTA CRUZ sick vid
  • 1 2
 big up for the music!
  • 4 6
 soo sick

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