Video: Reflecting With Wade Simmons

Jul 10, 2015
by Freehub Magazine  
Views: 30,008    Faves: 303    Comments: 19


Faces: The Rider Chronicles is a series dedicated to telling the stories of mountain biking. Wade Simmons, Dylan Sherrard, Lorraine Blancher and Chris Johnston are four riders with a unique outlook on the sport and surrounding community. Each offers their own blend of knowledge and experience that encapsulate the mountain bike lifestyle. Join Freehub Magazine for a series dedicated to telling their stories. — Presented by Race Face #rfFaces

In This Episode: From the "Godfather of Freeride" to a father of two, for Episode One of Faces, Freehub Magazine takes us into the world of a mountain biking legend and explores a day in the life of Wade Simmons.


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @wadevsimmons / @dylawn / @lbbikes / @cdub09




51 Comments

  • + 84
 It's awesome to see this. Growing up watching all the kranked/nwd/collective series. Wade has always been my favourite rider by how stylish and smooth he could make even the steepest trail or biggest drop look. Not to mention how humble and personable he is. I got the chance to meet him at bike shop opening when I was 14 and after talking to Wade for a short while he convinced the shop owner to give me the big rocky banner that was suppose to go up in the shop and signed it for me. I was so stoked. That poster will always have a spot on the wall. If your reading this Wade, thanks for that and all the awesome video segments you made that still get me stoked to ride. Happy to see your still doing what you love and have an amazing family to share the ride with. Cheers!
  • + 34
 That's an awesome story, Wade's a class act!
  • + 6
 no joke, back in the day my buddy and I used to call each other Wade and Richie anytime either of us did something burly or stylish. "Nice drop, Wade!" "yeah, sweet table, Richie!" I love that he's still a big part of the scene and not pushing a mouse around a desktop somewhere (like me). Seriously, having him out there showing us what's possible is a big part of why I still ride and love to push myself to new heights. Trail blazer for sure and still slaying trails.
  • + 3
 He is a cool guy. He says he doesn't care about the houses and money but considering how crazy expensive B.C. real estate is, if you can afford a house in B.C., I'd say you're doing things right in your life. And his house looks pretty nice, cool looking neighborhood too!
  • + 29
 Great, mature perspective on life, family and our sport. Plus, he is and always will be the smoothest guy on two wheels. He makes those slick, tech lines look so easy.
  • + 17
 Someone neg propped me for this??? hahaha PB....stay classy.
  • + 10
 Probably someone with big thumbs I neg prob people accidentally all the time on my iPad cuz my stupid sausage fingers
  • + 2
 Hey, I hadn't thought of that! Cheers
  • + 20
 hey, this was really cool. im 36, also have two kids and love mountain biking. Having kids is the best thing in the world. The next best thing is when you switch off your phone, take your bike and ride into a forest where noone can reach you.
  • + 4
 Amen brother! I feel so lucky to be able to ride and when I ride I feel so lucky to have my family. Both make me stronger.
  • + 10
 When he jumped that Moreno Valley Gap in 2002 and I saw him pumping that bike in the air sort of to find that rhythm and balance… Man I was hooked. That NWD movie sparked something after I stopped riding. I got back on the bike and stayed on this time haven't stopped riding and I'm 47. Role model for every person calling himself a Mountainbiker.
  • + 5
 Thank you Wade for defining the spirit of Free Riding with your bikes skills, courage and passion. Its sad that the Free ride era is a dying trend. I like to take eager participants down old School gnar to keep the spirit of Free riding alive. Lola R.I.P.
  • + 5
 4 years ago I spen a day riding with him at Whistler, it awesome for sure, at the end of the day we had a beer at a pub in Creek Side after riding Ride don't Slide, he ask if I had kids I answered no he said you should they are best thing ever. Now we have a 3 year old that ride with us on easier trails and yeah Wade you were right best thing ever !
  • + 3
 Wade is such a fantastic embassador for Mtb and Rocky Mountain. It doesn't matter who you are he is always willing to chat and/or help you out. If only there was more Wade Simmons's in the world!!!
  • + 5
 Oh Wade, you inspired so many hucks and tweakers and skids. One of my all time heroes on a bike. Cheers bru.
  • + 2
 nobody has explained mountain biking quite like this , but it was such a clear and vivid explanation ( I get it all the time why do you mountain bike....folks just don't understand the peace it gives you ). I don't know much about wade simmons but from want I gathered , he Is legend..........so cool to see a family of bikers. yea man ride out!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 A rare thing when you can just be yourself,do what you were meant to do and inspire a generation of your peers. I'm sure many of our riding experiences have been influenced by Wade Simmons. Drop over the Marzocchi truck in NWD3 is imprinted on my memory banks for all time.
  • + 2
 Nice video. Never heard of this guy but I really enjoyed watching him ride. I'm always working on my turns so my favorite bit is the slo-mo sequence that starts at 3:07 - perfect posture.

Thanks for sharing this, I love the freehub mag.
  • + 6
 That was 7 minutes very well spent!! Absolute Legend!
  • + 4
 If you are a mountain biker, there are 20 names of OGs that you have to know and Wade Simmons is in the top five.
  • + 1
 I have sacrificed a lot to ride some amazing mtb: I have lived in poverty, broke bones, have been far away from friends and family and generally struggled to do everything I could to ride. Just like you Wade I have been addicted! I don’t regret any of it…thank you for inspiring me and a whole bunch of riders.
  • + 3
 I really enjoyed this. Makes me grateful that I'm able to ride when I have the time
  • + 4
 Best film i've seen in a while!
  • + 1
 Such a great guy and outlook on what he has done. If I could wish anything for my oldest son, it would be to be like Wade. Just love what you are doing
  • + 1
 What happened to the RM pipeline? Remember it had Magura hydro rim brakes?
Also the big drop on a flat tire?
  • + 2
 anyone knows what is that kid-saddle at 05:04?
  • + 1
 I was wondering myself. I think this is it ibert.bike. Thinking about getting one for my daughter. Looks way more fun and simple than a trailer. Plus if Wade uses one it's got to be good.
  • + 1
 That was great story,I have 3 kids and trying to ride as much as possible....
  • + 2
 Wade is so rad more of these!
  • + 1
 I will never get tired of watching wade ride the shore. It is the peak of the sport to me.
  • + 2
 Great vid and story, very interesting.
  • + 2
 Pretty inspiring, really stoked for this new series!!
  • + 1
 Wade is great but God that I intro logo, looks like two angry dildos in brawl.
  • + 2
 You are Superman. Wicked Video
  • + 2
 this guy gave me the best 9 days of bike riding in my life... ride on Wade
  • + 1
 What knee pads? They look super thin/comfy for all day pedal, with a bit of padding.
  • + 1
 Looks like Race Face Indy's www.raceface.com/guards/legs/indy-knee
G-forms also fit the bill, I ride with them every day: g-form.com/en/pro-xc-knee-pads.html
  • + 2
 "flirting with death" Love it
  • + 2
 My Hero! Ride on Wade!!!!
  • + 2
 It's pronounced- BOSS
  • + 1
 Is it just me or is the sag on Wade's forks set super soft?
  • + 1
 More talking less riding, loved it.
  • + 1
 legend.
  • + 1
 THE legend !
  • - 1
 "It makes no difference what a man does for a living,understand."

Don Corleone- The Godfather ,1972
  • + 1
 one of the legends
  • + 1
 Legend.
  • + 1
 Winning!
  • + 1
 Livin the dream
  • + 1
 That dude rules

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.030349
Mobile Version of Website