Dean Tennant: Days Gone By - Video

Apr 3, 2017
by Scott Secco  
 
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DEAN TENNANT: DAYS GONE BY


I think we're all probably a little bit biased about our own hometowns. I know I am. Growing up, bikes expanded my neighbourhood, carrying me farther after school than I could ever hope to walk. I rode my local tracks over and over until every root and pebble were familiar adversaries. There were no better trails in the world as far as I was concerned.

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Dean Tennant and I grew up on the southern tip of Vancouver Island – in Victoria, British Columbia – and though Dean would eventually race downhill for Canada at the World Championships in Champéry, most of our riding looks like what you see in this video. Now that I’ve traveled a bit, I’ve realized there are taller peaks and more challenging trails out in the great wide world. I appreciate the Island for different reasons today; riding amongst arbutus trees with a view clear down to the ocean is a rare privilege. Not unlike pedaling with a childhood friend. We ride these trails together less often now; when I'm back from film trips and Dean can get away from work. Even with all the traveling that I'm privileged enough to do, I still find myself missing these woods. I'm grateful to call this place home.


Dean Tennant Days Gone By

Dean Tennant Days Gone By

Dean Tennant Days Gone By

Dean Tennant Days Gone By


bigquotesI've been riding these trails for over 15 years and I still haven't grown out of them. I love this place.Dean Tennant


Dean Tennant Days Gone By

Dean Tennant Days Gone By

Dean Tennant Days Gone By

Dean Tennant Days Gone By

Dean Tennant Days Gone By


Rider: Dean Tennant
Video/Words/Photos: Scott Secco
Additional Cinematography: Rupert Walker



MENTIONS: @scottsecco / @dean / @dunbarcycles / @rupertwalker

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68 Comments

  • + 52
 *sees the names Dean Tennant and Scott Secco
*hits fav instantly
  • + 12
 That Scott Secco kid is showing some promise. . .

Wink
  • + 23
 @l8igz @rrolly haha well I'm just stoked you guys are enjoying our work! Thanks for watching.
  • + 7
 Gorgeous presentation, I always look forward to the next Tenant/Secco film, yall are bomb fire together. Like peas and carrots...
  • + 24
 You guys could film flys over bear shit in the woods at dusk and make it look good
  • + 30
 I did that last year! 0:14 in this video.
  • + 6
 @scottsecco: couldn't stop laughing because that really was some beautiful footage of bear shit, well played sir!
  • + 4
 @scottsecco: That is friggin hilarious... also, your new edit did not disappoint one iota
  • + 14
 Wow. Beauty edit. One of the best so far this year
  • + 13
 Awesome!!
  • + 8
 Every time I see a Dean Tennant/ @scottsecco edit, I know I'm gonna click: "FULL SCREEN"
  • + 8
 @bizutch That's awesome to hear! Always nice when people make an effort not to watch on their phone.
  • + 2
 @scottsecco: haha...I'm old school I guess...on the 23" or the 50"
  • + 5
 Well that makes me want to go ride up at Partridge Hills right about now! Would love to learn more of the technical steep trails in that area, I feel like I've only scratched the surface. Great video edit and riding!
  • + 3
 Giving away the secret. Going tonight. Smile
  • + 5
 Yeah there is nothing like riding in an arbutus forest (in Seattle we call them madrona trees). The riding above Ashland Oregon is full of madrona. Beautiful.
  • + 3
 *Googles Ashland Oregon and permanently stores in back of mind.
  • + 6
 Freaking art. Every detail is nailed; just wish it was an hour and a half longer.
  • + 7
 Decent!
  • + 4
 Well that was the best video I've seen. Not this month. Not this year. Not exclusively mountain bike films. Just the best video I've seen. Well done
  • + 4
 Dig it, can't wait for the forests to look green like that up here in Whis!
  • + 3
 Another killer edit from Secco and Tennant! Though I've got to say it's always weird seeing Dean on a single crown. Leaves you with that 'something's off' feeling : )
  • + 4
 I think this is my favourite from you two so far! That log ride is blissful.
  • + 4
 @EarthEater blissful... or terrifying?
  • + 1
 @scottsecco: Is the log ride at P. I have been there 100 times. How did I miss it.
  • + 4
 @happychucky: It's close to Durrance Lake. We took the mesh off the log after we shot it though so I wouldn't recommend trying it! Super scary in person.
  • + 3
 @scottsecco: Thanks going there tonight. Was just curious. I hear the trail gods are building something new in there right now.

Great Video..
  • + 1
 @scottsecco: Terrifyingly blissful.
  • + 4
 Great stuff. South Island riding is so underrated.. & that is just fine.
  • + 3
 Man, Burrito Killer, you have an AMAZING backyard!!!!! Video is awesome too!
  • + 3
 Pretty easy to be biased about your home town when you live in the world capital of mountainbiking haha.
  • + 3
 Stylishly rowdy! Great looking Vancouver Island trails. Bring on some more please!
  • + 3
 Another freakin' awesome Scott Secco vid.....keep it up! Loved the opening log ride. Great riding Dean!
  • + 5
 hell yeah Kurt Vile !
  • + 3
 That opening shot on the log ride...hell no.
  • + 3
 Killing it as always @scottsecco and @dean ! Nice work.
  • + 3
 Beautiful! Can't beat natural single track!
  • + 2
 Way to capture the feeling of mtb, that was awesome. BTW, anybody know the song/artist? Great tune.
  • + 3
 Thank you very very much!
  • + 2
 At first I thought, "oh no not this song again", then I really started to get into it. Great vid!!
  • + 2
 Nothin' makes me want to ride my local trails like a Scott/Dean combo vid. Brilliant work guys!
  • + 2
 Great video, thanks. This one is gonna carry me over till the snow melts in new hampshire.
  • + 2
 I need to find this trail.
  • + 3
 Couple Slayers Slayin
  • + 3
 Heck yes!!
  • + 2
 Those photos are stunning,video is awesome too...
  • + 3
 Holy sh#t. Amazing edit.
  • + 2
 Stunning video. Great job and thanks for the inspiration
  • + 1
 Great song and that first shot of him rolling down the log nearly had my crapping myself. Well done to all!
  • + 2
 That went well with my morning coffee.
  • + 2
 Such feels, nice one dudes!
  • + 2
 nice video, story and pictures ohh and the riding was pretty sweet to
  • + 2
 They forgot the music in the credits Smile
  • + 3
 Log ride...nice
  • + 1
 This guy can ride enduro pretty good.
  • + 2
 Pure magic !
  • + 1
 Unreal !! great job boys !!! @scottsecco @dean
  • + 1
 Thanks @Bazosh! We had fun filming this one.
  • + 2
 @scottsecco: Every video you put out is unreal ! Hope to be filming with you one day !
  • + 2
 song anyone?
  • + 2
 Pretty Pimpin' - Kurt Vile and the Violators
  • + 2
 That was awesome!
  • + 2
 Gold
  • + 2
 Awesome video Dean!
  • + 0
 FACT: Dean needs to be in Rampage
  • + 4
 Dudes an engineer, not gonna happen.
  • + 4
 @Bomadics: Tell that to Lance Canfield!

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