Beyond the Bike: Jordie Lunn - Video

Jun 21, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  

Jordie Lunn is no newby to the mountain bicycle world, but for many, it may seem so. More recently, Jordie has been popping up more and more with his ridiculously large and crazy lines to match his obviously ridiculously largeā€¦ well. For many of us it started in the winter with the below and progressed to his Rough AF 1 and Rough AF 2 episodes. Now we have this amazing deep dive into the person that is Jordie Lunn, and looks are very deceiving.




53 Comments

  • + 107
 When I first heard about Bear Mtn DJ Park was from a friend who works in the bike industry... so before there were signs etc, I went looking for it. After some time I roll up to the park and to my surprise Jordie was there doing maintenance on the jumps... he stopped what he was doing came over and introduced himself and then proceed to show me around the park, offering tips for various obstacles etc. On subsequent visits to the park I'd see him hosting a kids camp and the guy just rocked. He was so good with the kids and got them stoked! The bike industry, no, the world needs more people like Jordie. #roughAF
  • + 4
 so crazy to relate to this man, in the way that with my wife we sold everything and moved to this island in Chile, where we practicly introduced MTB and i've been building since in a very similar environment, only about 5% of the gnarlyness he's got in his trails hahaha

keep inspiring people Jordie!!!
  • + 65
 Eat your porridge jordie
  • + 6
 I always think of that video part at this house with Cam McCaul saying that, funny.
  • + 5
 A snake in the snake hole!
  • + 2
 @frameworksusa: Yes! Haven't come across JL since that moment though...
  • + 5
 eventually we bought an excavator
  • + 28
 Great video and very nice and humble dude.
  • + 13
 I like these mini bio vids, its good to see other side to a riders personality.
  • + 10
 I hate it when my personal biases are proved wrong and thrown in my face. After watching the "Rough AF" vids, and of course, looking at Jordie's appearance, I made all the assumptions about a reckless, living-hard adrenaline junkie that will flame out in a "tragic accident" brought on by his own craziness. "Wouldn't want to expose my kids to someone like that!"

Apparently I am an a$$hole. Man, what an awesome dude. Hope my 3 year old boy finds values and work ethic at this level. Looks like I have some growing up to do at 43 years old.
  • + 9
 Not to take anything away from these athletes but now as a parent too I realize how important it is to inspire your kids, give them opportunities and allow them to actually take them. So many of our heroes have had parents, siblings or parents' friends who were already deep in the sport or in something related or at least have been very, very supportive. Stevie Smith, Anneke Beerten, Atherton, Manon Carpenter, Loic Bruni, Lunn here "... so eventually I bought my own excavator... ". And of course it takes the right kid to grab those opportunities and make the most of it. It doesn't mean I'd only be happy if my kids excel at "my" sport nor if they do at school or business. I'm happy if they develop a true passion. If your kids live their live (or have lived) their lives like those mentioned here and you've had your part in it, you know you've done well.

See, it takes a while until fathers day again so we need some half term (or well, 1% term) recognition to get by in the mean time.
  • + 9
 Those videos of Stevie's mum running shuttle laps for him as a teenager to help him get to where he did always warm the heart.
  • + 11
 I imagine 99.9% of the Jordies in the world are not as rough as Lunn. Add in the head tattoos and I'll go to 99.99%.
  • + 24
 I imagine that judging people on how they look is seldom worth doing.
  • + 10
 I recall him saying that the head was his first tattoo also. Crazy to look back at him 10 years ago! "The snake went into his snake hole"
  • + 5
 @UncleOrmo:
I actually judged his roughness based on his all in riding style and general badassness. I only gave him an extra 9/100ths of an advantage based on looks. But I'll bet he deserves more.
  • + 2
 @UncleOrmo: You can't judge the depth of the well by the length of the handle on the pump...
  • + 2
 I can't imagine any Jordie being as tough as Lunn. I'd say 100% is a pretty solid statement.
  • + 2
 @mountainyj: I love how you used that phrase! Money!!!!
  • + 6
 Woah! Hearing his voice in regular conversation makes me think of the interview with his Pops in ROAM. They sound so much alike now that he is older. That DJ scene in his backyard is what got me confident to start getting my bike off the dirt and into the air.
  • + 8
 To me, no one in this game represents the essence of mountain biking than Jordan Lunn.
  • + 4
 I started riding serious in about 2001! I only know jordie from movies and magazines but he is and was my alltime favourite rider! Such sick style and riding. It motivates me totally! So sick to see him being still top of the game!
  • + 7
 props to your parents!video was awesome.
  • + 5
 Nice work Lacy and Jasper! Really neat to see someone that rode in Ride to The hills, still pushing the sport. Bit of an icon IMO
  • + 2
 Thanks Landry. Yeah. Jordie is definitely an icon.
  • + 3
 I remember 10 years ago watching Jordie and thinking how dope he was. Then he kinda disappeared until now. Cool story, stoked to see him doing well. As the first poster said, the world and MTB need more people like this.
  • + 5
 Stoked on this. Jordie is so gnarly and such a nice dude.
  • + 2
 NIce! met Jordie waaay back in 03 I think at Summer Gravity Camp. He was killing it then and great to see him getting more exposure. First time I had ever seen someone go big live...
  • + 3
 Nice vid! First time Jordie came on my radar. Not what I expected. Perils of expectations. Sweet dude and family. Put me in a really good mood.
  • + 3
 Back in the late 90,s/early2000,s we would head to Hammerfest ever year and the Lunn brother,s where just on the scene tearing up the trails and jumping .
  • + 1
 Was hiking Mt.Finlayson with my lady friend and noticed this bear-like man. Turns out it was Jordie! Said hi and he was super cool - if approachable is what you're going for, you've achieved it dude! From a guy who grew up watching you in MTB movies, that was a really cool moment in life. All the best!
  • + 3
 Love that steep bit in the end. When rolls in and his dog starts to follow, then has second thoughts. Rough AF.
  • + 2
 great piece....I really respect people that work hard for what they want, even though its not the norm.
  • + 3
 Followed him from the beginning...great rider and ambassador for MTB Smile
  • + 2
 I hope that my kids end up close like that. Sure....there will be rough patches. But those two seem like buddies for life.
  • + 3
 One of the most impressive builder/ riders out there. PROPS!
  • + 2
 Rad!!! Never knew about Jordie's racing background, 11th at a WC is FLYING!
  • + 2
 And other 'oh yeah facts' like hanging out with Ryder....as in the Giro Champion haha. Island boys are awesome!
  • + 3
 Great piece. Jordie is one hell of an inspiration!
  • + 3
 My respect for Jordie is now on a totally new level...
  • + 1
 Met Jordie a few years back in Whistler, such a nice dude and an absolute shredder!
  • + 0
 Finally another black guy that is into MTB! Thought I was the only one lol!
  • + 1
 Just hearing that Ferrari line and I'm getting up and going to ride
  • + 1
 Awesome.....the end...RAMFB
  • + 1
 Dude.... you are now one of my favorite riders!
  • + 1
 I would like to know Jordie Lunn!
  • + 1
 I think I will be adding #GetSketchy into my weekly vocab from now on!
  • + 1
 Such a legend!
  • - 3
 I've had so many concussions, I mean at least... uh... what was I saying again?
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