PROJEKT ROAM: Day of the Dog

Aug 26, 2012
by Projekt Roam  
How do you put into words something that is indescribable? I'm sure that many of those that are blessed with the companionship of a dog understand what I am speaking of. The richness dogs bring to our lives; simply put, our dogs are an integral part of the heart and soul of our family.

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Who else would always greet you with a furiously wagging tail, big, toothy doggy grin, and be perpetually happy to see you? Our days are continually filled with love, laughter, and merriment because of these two. Therefore we decided to make a film in tribute of the dog.

Colt and his dog shredding whoops trail in Bend OR.

Haven't you ever wondered what your dog was dreaming about as you observe their paws twitching while they sleep? Well, i'm not entirely sure what they dream about, but I do know that every time I grab my bike and whistle for the dogs, they give me a look that says it all. "It's about damn time I found the means to keep up with them".

Jessee and her dog shredding Whoops trail in Bend OR.

Call me biased like any parent, but I for one, feel as if I am the luckiest person in the world to be able to share my heart and home with two of the best dogs on Earth.

Dennis and Carolynn and there dog shredding Whoops trail in Bend OR.

So remember to take a moment every once in a while to let your canine companion know how elated you are to have them in your life.

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Projekt Roam was founded by husband and wife, Colt and Jessee Maule in 2010. It has been their mission to travel North America in search of places that celebrate the unparalleled beauty and freedom of not only the bike, but the terrain we ride as well. Plan your own trip to Oakridge, OR and check out more photos, film, and riding locations throughout North America at

Words: Jessee Maule Photos/Film: Colt Maule (Filmed August 2012)

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  • 17 0
 I'm in the process of teaching my collie/staffie cross to chase me on a bike , only problem is she likes to take short cuts on corners and i'm worried i'll run her over :/

It's just such a shame they don't live for very long , it's quite upsetting to see so many good friends in dogs die in one life time...
  • 14 1
 Is she single and available ? Big Grin
  • 15 0
 I have the same problem with my collie, he cuts corners and when i stop he gnaws my rear tyre... less than helpful
  • 8 0
 You know what? They feel if you are scared to hurt them and going to brake and stop to avoid a hit or if you are convicted to hit them. It sounds terrible, but when your dog cut the corner and steps into your way try to not give him a feel you will stop or do anything to avoid a collision, give him a feel of upcoming hit. DonĀ“t hit him of course, but give him the feel, thats enough. It is hard, but once you do it he will learn it very fast
  • 7 0
 chyu , you could not handle this bitch Big Grin haha

And yeah Bok , thats the game plan , I think once she realises wheels hurt she will back off a bit ( not that i'll run her over but a little tap won't hurt)
  • 3 0
 yes yes, thats just it
  • 6 0
 The Collie cuts the corners because it's intelligent enough to know the benefit of cutting a corner. Less intelligent dogs are more likely to follow the path you lead.
  • 2 0
 So true krank-it, my dog can beat me down my trail, love my collie
  • 1 0
 Very good point Krak-it .
I'm pretty sure my dog can beat me down any normal track with no gaps in it , and will carry on once i'm tired:P
  • 1 0
 Ride slow at a corner and let her make the mistake and then correct her right on time. Do it until she gets it.
  • 2 0
 My dog, he can beat me in flat 1mile road sprint. Frown lol
  • 5 0
 bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark. cool vid
  • 4 0
 love to ride with my dog, some tracks she knows better than me, run fast as hell few meters in front of me and showing the best line to fly Smile ...sometimes not of course and she stay on edge of drop just in my way, but it is getting better and better
Have to make some video edit too
  • 5 0
 i love dogs, and i love cats too. i only wish cats would be able to follow a bike instead of sleeping 20 hours a day
  • 5 0
 I don't have a four-legged friend but that video rules, kapai
  • 3 0
 Two differents style : the "little" dog follows the track and the other cuts all the turns for the same aim : follow the rider. Good style, good video.
  • 1 0
 my dog is a australlian cattle/lousiana catahoula and she loves to chase me on my bike but she cuts corners and gets in front of me sometimes and i have run her over before but she is also still just a puppy (7months) so im hoping she gets better and doesnt keep getting in front me, i will always love dogs no matter what!!
  • 1 0
 a good command to learn might be "behind". we have been teaching our 12 week old puppy to do it, more for waiting at road crossings and meeting people who might be nervous of her. we have been using a treat to encourage her behind us and then waiting until she sits. maybe it would translate well to your riding and stop her getting carried away.
  • 3 0
 love my dogs and love riding with them.
here is a short video of my dog hitting a jump with me
  • 4 0
 man o man do i wish i had a dog like that!, great vid guys!
  • 2 0
 I have a dog. It's completely capable of running , and she's agile. But she would just run away Frown I dream of doing shit like this!
  • 5 1
 Befor I rode the bike I put treats all over it, on the tires, seat and pedels. She was afraid of the bike once I stood it up at first. Once she started going to the bike looking for treats without hesitation or cokesing I started my puppy on a long leash and had a big pocket full of lambs lungs (best treat I have found for my dog) and every time she got close to the bike I would give her some. Slowly we rode faster and faster, then I went slow but with nio leash. you have to let them know you have there faverite treat handy when they stay with you. Now I stop every 5 to 10 min and give her treats. She is 6 and a half months old now, I started when she was 4 months. Now she starts bouncing when I get a bike out. Maybe this will work for your dog too.Start off with slow and short seasions, keep it fun, its easy to over do it and make them see it as a chore, I made that mistake with my last dog. Good luck. Sorry about the spelling.
  • 1 0
 Great vid. I'd love to take my dog riding with me, whenever I try it though the crazy bastard dive bombs my front wheel. A 100lb ridgeback in my front wheel wouldn't end well!
  • 1 0
 I had to buy my 10 month old pit some dog shoes because his big feet get cut up too quick on any fun rocky terrain. Btw, whats the longet you guys run your dogs for while out on actual trails?
  • 6 2
 Trail dogs rock.
  • 2 0
 They are amazing creatures, give them a pet today and let them know they are loved
  • 1 0
 Great video!!! Beginning reminded me of my healer/collie cross I had when I was a kid, he used to hop through the tall grass like that to see where you were.
  • 2 1
 My Amber's got over 2.2 million views on YouTube and is known as the Downhill dog!! Smile
  • 5 2
 I like this so much =]]
  • 1 0
 Here is a edit I did awhile back with my two best friends.
  • 2 0
 This video is excellent. Great job!
  • 1 0
 my dog in action from 3:45, she so loves the trails :-)
  • 3 2
 great video .... I guess its not just my dog who loves hitting the trails
  • 1 0
 I like the way the dog can sprint down the trails without even looking where it's going.
  • 1 0
 that just made me smile soooo mcuh, thanks guys for the pure joy
  • 1 0
 My dog is just as passionate about mountain biking as I am
  • 1 0
 My dog and i r going 2 ride together now!
  • 1 0
 hope my dog doesn't go to the bathroom on my new bike
  • 1 0
 check one of ours out on a small allmtn ride::
  • 3 2
 I love my dogs!
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  • 1 1
 She was riding Alpine backwards at the beginning...
  • 1 0
 Cool story bro.
  • 2 0
 True story. ;-)
  • 2 5
 I wanted my bitch to come riding with me, but she said she wanted to go shopping instead
  • 3 5
 +1 for dogs, but that trail could have been ridden with a cyclocross bike.
  • 2 0
 You're getting neg props, but you're actually right Razz Not saying anything bad about the trail and the rider - looks super fun and as a XC rider I love such flowy, smooth trails the most, but a heavy full susser just slows you down on those.

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