Video: Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides With Dustin Adams, Jordan Hodder, & Catharine Pendrel in Kamloops

Aug 22, 2019
by Jeff Kendall-Weed  

Kamloops, BC
LEGAL FREERIDE

photography by Eric Mickelson // video by Logan Nelson // words by Jeff Kendall-Weed


Almost without argument, modern day freeriding can be traced back to the original Kranked film, produced by Bjorn Enga and filmed by Christian Begin in 1997. Iconic shots of the breakout film featured large jumps, drops, and fast, loose scree line descents in Kamloops, Canada. For the next 20 years, Kamloops served as the dusty set for many quintessential pieces of mountain bike media.

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
Kamloops is home to the confluence of two branches of the Thompson river. It's also home to some sick riding, as you are likely well aware.


In the late 1990s, this style of simply “sending it” was just hitting mainstream for the first time. It was neither legal nor illegal. The sport’s expansion saw many of us enjoying the things that come along with growth: better bikes, more opportunity to ride developed trail networks, and a much bigger scene. Along the way, many of us have also enjoyed watching the progress of the best athletes in the world doing this sport. But back when the movement began, mountain biking didn’t have a great reputation.

bigquotesThe headlines in the paper were, ‘Illegal mountain bike trails in Juniper” [or] ‘illegal bike trails in Rose HillScott Baker, Vice President of the Kamloops Bike Riders Association


Following Dustin Adams and Jordan Hodder at Harper Mountain.

The KPCC does an excellent job managing Harper Mountain. This feature was a really neat utilization of natural terrain. It's the kind of thing that I wish the rest of the world would adopt into legal trails!

Photo by Eric Mickelson
Shortly after that fun rock drop there's a long, low line that set up for a few 30 MPH (48.3KPH) hits. These jumps were so much fun! Bonus fact- these were recently featured in a rad Thomas Vanderham edit.

Mountain biking has always been a bit of a “Do it yourself” sport--and that’s exactly what I love about it. The sport will always continue to have that aspect to it. A mountain bike rider literally can’t get into the woods if he or she isn’t taking the initiative to pedal. I don’t mean to portray the founders of the sport in a negative light by any means. Heck, I might not have found mountain biking at all if it wasn’t for Kranked! But as the sport grew, the pressures on trail access began to mount. And as we all know can happen, there was a certain segment of the population that was adamantly opposed to a non-motorized, two-wheeled enjoyment of the outdoor world.

This creates a cycle we’ve seen in many other places as well: mountain biking grows and other user groups feel threatened as a result. Then, mountain biking feels the wrath of litigation or governmental rules. The story of Kamloops is no different.

For the sport to continue in its current capacity, it has to be growing. It simply cannot exist without legal, public trails.

Leading Jordan Hodder through the long and low set. I met Jordan at some enduro races back in 2013 or 2014, neither of us could recall exactly when. It was AWESOME to get out for a rip again!

Jordan is a recent transplant to Kamloops. Here he leads his new boss through another fun, high speed trail at Harper.

Photo by Eric Mickelson
This right hand hip has me stoked to make a return trip soon!

Dustin leads his seven year old son, Levi, around Harper mountain. Levi was a trooper and impressed us all!

Dustin Adams, born and raised in Kamloops, experienced the lack of legal riding opportunities first hand, even being sued by the city after building some jumps. He has since spent time on the UCI World Cup circuit, owns a local mountain bike component company, and is a proud father. Dustin is a big advocate for the growth of the KBRA.

As a professional rider, I understand the need for progressive terrain that pushes the limits of what is possible on a mountain bike--even though riding that stuff clearly isn’t an option for the majority of riders. However, it’s amazing when the legal, public stuff is good enough to entertain top level riders plus provide a challenge for the rest of the riding public.

Kamloops has always had plenty of “off piste” gnarl, from the infamous “Jaws” drop Josh Bender attempted time and time again to the larger senders found in much of the late 2000s freeride media. But the riding mecca was not really known for trail access that the average rider would be able to enjoy. There was a definite need to grow riding opportunities, and the formation of both the KBRA and the Kamloops Performance Cycling Center (KPCC) have helped immensely in growing the local scene. The KPCC has built, and currently manages, several of the riding areas in town. The KPCC and the KBRA provide two very different approaches to growing the sport, which is a unique and strong set up.

John Osborne, KBRA club president, leads Scott Baker, KBRA vice president, through a fun section of trail on Pineview.

John only recently became the KBRA president, and in addition to owning a non-bike industry business, he also owns a local bike shop.

Scott has been working with the KBRA since the club's beginning, and can throw down some serious watts!

I really enjoyed hearing about the club's humble origins. It's exciting to see how the group has pulled in so much community support.

Glenn Buchanan is a recent hire by the KBRA. He has a part time role that allows him to perform trail maintenance duties. He also volunteers with the KBRA kids league.

bigquotesLike they say, you’re only strong in numbers. Community. We take a community focused approach.John Osborne, KBRA Club President

Photo by Eric Mickelson
The city of Kamloops is in a neat place, with mountains both to the north and the south of town, and the Thompson river running through the valley below.

Photo by Eric Mickelson
Some corners allow for hip jumps, others just make you want to wheelie through. This one? Well, it wanted to do both.

Photo by Eric Mickelson
Hop it before it gets cut out!

bigquotesWe only had one zone. There was nothingformer UCI World Cup DH racer Dustin Adams


The KBRA has taken the role of becoming the voice of the general community. I first noticed the group while I was searching for mountain biking trail grants in the area. The KBRA was recently awarded over $17,000 as a part of the Kamloops Sports Legacy fund program, much of which they set aside for their growing kids’ league.

bigquotesI was like, ‘We need to get something going with Catharine. We should race! Let’s do something!’ I fully cold called her. We met, and next thing you know, three years later: 70 kids, jerseys prizes… It’s been fantastic, we’re really proud of itChris Martin, KBRA Kid's League Director


Chris Martin and Catharine Pendrel introducing yours truly to an excited group of energetic kids.

We played a fun game of foot down. Even Olympic bronze medalist Catharine joined in on the fun!

The Kids League has been a huge hit for the KBRA, and it's receiving a significant portion of the recent Kamloops Blazers grant.

bigquotesIf we do it in the right way, where we get kids excited about being a part of the sport, they’re going to continue being a part of the sport, and give back, like we’re doing for the community.Chris Martin, KBRA Kid's League Director


Photo by Eric Mickelson
Brynn Martin's father Chris is a head coach of the KBRA kid's league.

Looking at the map, Kamloops has tons of public riding opportunities. From the high speed, dry and dusty trails of Pineview, to the endless jump lines of the Kamloops Bike Ranch, to the amazingly well sculpted network of shuttle trails at Harper Mountain, it’s clear that mountain biking is a key activity in the interior BC town. With the status quo as strong as it is, I was thrilled to see that the KBRA had won this grant.

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
Kamloops is a great place to grow up for anyone who loves two wheels.

The kid's league is available for boys and girls ages 7-12, and while it is currently capped at 40 riders, it has goals to expand. The program is designed to take place at the end of spring and beginning of summer, so that aspiring riders can bring a tool box of new skills to the playground of summer. As an added bonus, the social connections that the kids make within the league will provide them with a network of fellow riders.

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
I feel like we've all seen these jumps in countless web edits, mine being no exception. It's always a treat to get to ride something so iconic.

This recent success hasn’t all come easily. The KBRA had humble beginnings, as Scott Baker, who’s been with the group for 9 of its 10 years of existence, explains.

“I remember some of our early days, having our AGM [annual general meeting], putting it on the internet, expecting 100 people to show up, and instead having eight people sitting in the room, five of whom were board members,” Scott said.

“The hardest thing is building trust with the local community. Larger numbers give us a louder voice, more of a say if we want to increase our trail systems, or build bike lanes, or have a management team and process and manage our trails. We have a voice to go to whomever we need to talk to,” John Osborne said.

Photo by Eric Mickelson
Photo by Eric Mickelson
Taylor Munden, left, and younger brother Jesse Munden, sailed effortlessly through the jump lines at the Bike Ranch.

Photo by Eric Mickelson
Soren Farenholtz was absolutely shredding, sending the big set on his hardtail, and more times than not, spinning his away through some 25' in the air. Keep your eyes on this kid, he's going places!

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
A bit of a unique sponsor, Best Western helped me make this content possible. We enjoyed a great location, clean rooms, and hearty breakfasts.

bigquotesKamloops is in every magazine, right? But then, what is the actual users experience when they get here? A lot of those jumps are kinda out there, and no one knows where they are except a few peopleCatharine Pendrel, Olympian and current UCI XC professional athlete


Photo by Eric Mickelson.
Catharine's passion not just for riding and racing, but growing an amazing community really stood out to me. And bonus fact- Catharine helped my wife out a bunch at some cross country world cups some five years back.

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
Don't forget for a second that a top cross country pro like Catharine absolutely rips on the descents. I was blown away at her confidence with semi slick XC tires and a high post, as this trail was slipper, loose and steep!

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
These trails are Catharine's daily training trails. Fast, flowy and slippery, riding this stuff often will improve anyone's skills.

Photo by Eric Mickelson
Between the berms, plenty of fun little poppers keep these trails fresh.

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
Photo by Eric Mickelson.
Catharine got involved with the club a few years back and took her role very seriously. She was the club president for quite some time, and now assists as much as her race schedule will allow.

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
Catharine didn't hesitate at all to send it off this rock feature.

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
If I were riding this solo, I never would have found that this feature can be tripled. Catharine towed me in with more speed than I'd use on a casual ride, and that is what opened my eyes to the possibility of going even further. Thanks Catharine!

Photo by Eric Mickelson.
This photo sums up Kamloops nicely- high speed trails, some dust, plenty of stoke, and lots of good vibes!

A second local group, the KPCC, has taken a different approach. KPCC is focusing more on managing Harper, Kamloops Bike Ranch, and the Pineview Trail Network. This group has moved immense amounts of dirt, and has worked hard for these areas. In fact, every single member of the KBRA that I spoke with on this project gave a huge shout out to the KPCC.

I found it refreshing to see the growth of mountain biking in Kamloops, painting the sport not as a renegade activity but instead as one that any local citizen could envision themselves in, crafting the semi-arid canvas with their two-wheeled brush.

bigquotesI really wanted our community have this good feel. I wanted people to come to town and know how to find the trails, know who to ride with, and just have a feeling of stoke of being in my town, and seeing all the rad stuff here!Catharine Pendrel, Olympian and current UCI XC professional athlete


Kamloops mountain biking trails


Produced and written by: Jeff Kendall-Weed @jeffweed.
Video: Logan Nelson @loganpatricknelson.
Photography: Erick Mickelson @erickmickelson.




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105 Comments

  • 58 0
 Never dissapointed when a video of Jeff lands, makes ripping on a bike look deceptively simple. That gap to manual around that berm, djeez... Not many riders master tech, style and straight up sending it like Jeff. And on top of that a great ambassador for our sport and his sponsors. Absolutely one of my fav riders out there!
  • 26 1
 Thank you!!! That just made my day!
  • 11 3
 Usually, I produce the types of comments that swiftly land below the threshold by the soft serve mods and keyboard worriors here at pb. But, there are a few very talented individuals that I make effort to recognize; J.Weed is one of those individuals.

Plastic bikes still suck though.
  • 9 1
 @NYShred: hahaha I do have a titanium XC bike, an aluminum dirt jumper, an aluminum trials bike, and a rusty steel beach cruiser!

Thanks for the props man, I really appreciate it!
  • 4 0
 Legal freeride hahahaha, only in Canada.
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: ummm. does the states not have the biggest problem with trail access? I live in the largest trail network of any city in North America here in Edmonton Canada....
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: Blackrock in Oregon too!
  • 1 0
 @gorideyourbikeman: I don't know who has the biggest. In NY you have mega huck zone freeride but risk , tickets, crazy land owners, even seen traps set. Look before you leap. In NC it's more get off my land and forest conservation.
  • 16 0
 Catharine is underrated. She's a multiple time World Champion, multiple time World Cup champion, Olympic medalist, and still underrated. Not to mention she and Keith give back to cycling. I love what they've been doing with the development team. I really hope she gets to go to Tokyo!
  • 8 1
 TOTALLY! She is an incredible athlete. And her commitment to the KBRA really surprised me. I literally can't think of any other racers that have put that much energy towards advocacy. Not to mention, she rips the descents, too! Catharine earned a fan for life in me!
  • 1 0
 That really is the Best Western!
  • 15 0
 Jeff has the craziest riding style and he always looks so damn happy riding. Love it!
  • 9 1
 Thanks man! I really do look forwards to riding, and when trying to coordinate a trip like this, riding is one of the best parts!
  • 9 1
 Really liked the video, but saying that Dustin Adams "owns a local mountain bike component company" is an understatement. He builds some of the best wheels* right here in Canada. I assume you have some sort of sponsor contracts, but we should be proud of We Are One local jobs and ethical manufacturing.

* What I've been told, I'm still too poor to buy carbon wheels.
  • 15 2
 I had to be a little careful about that, as Ibis sponsors me to ride (and promote) their rims. I actually talked with Dustin about this before we met up and he understood that I had to keep the focus on the trails, the town, and the KBRA. Luckily for him, he's been so involved in the cycling scene that just his name alone works as good PR for his company! I would love to ride with Dustin, Jordan, and the whole crew in Kamloops again, that was such a treat!
  • 4 3
 @JeffWeed: Fair enough. But three of your sponsors actually make wheels, it doesn’t prevent you from mentioning them. Stating that Dustin is behind We Are One is a fact; not an opinion nor a promotion.

Anyway, no big deal. As I said, great vid! I went to your youtube channel afterwards and listened to your story. I respect that you’ve worked for most of your sponsors and you’re loyal to them.

Keep up the good work!
  • 8 0
 Jeff might just be my favorite pro rider. Going fast is cool but this guy is crazy stylish and always looks like he is having a blast on 2 wheels. Came to the comments and just the fact he is taking time to reply to comments bumps this guy up. no reply necessary but thanks for the great content. ...that jump to lanuall around the berm was crazy.
  • 1 0
 Thanks man, I appreciate it!
  • 4 0
 Jeff is the Every day rider ! What’s why we love him ! He’s not better than some guys I know, but better than other guys I know! His vibes inspire... and he’s doing an intense work publishing all those videos and those media datas, His faith in MTBIKING is huge
  • 8 0
 Thanks Jeff! I'll never be the "best rider on the planet" or the fastest (I've already tried that, had to stick with a desk job!), nor do I want to be, I just want to ride the way I do in my dreams! Bikes have been an amazing force through my whole life, and allowing others to feel that same energy for 2 wheels is a huge motivator. Perhaps that comes with becoming a parent?
  • 1 1
 @JeffWeed: who will be?? Nonsense
Answer, as long as results and sponsors are satisfied.
We line your flow, your sincere montage videos. Can see no much marketing has been influencing you. Simple and s that
  • 1 1
 @JeffWeed:
I am a dad, iam am in Darent Valley Hospital's Willow Ward UL : Children's & Adolescent Services.
I went Monday at 10am to my GP with my daughter, 20min later came an ambulance to take her immediately “ blue lighted in” in A&E. 150bpm- 38+ deg...
Doctors don’t know the root cause but apparently my daughter's been incubing this for at least 6-8weeks.
She’s a bit better today, I am sleeping in hospital every two days, in rotation with my wife .... You know what I mean...
  • 4 1
 @jefftrancex1xtr: Holy smokes man, I'm so sorry to hear that! That sounds absolutely horrible. Glad to hear she is starting to do a bit better. May you and your wife get through this tough time with your daughter recovering to 100% soon!
  • 4 0
 Really great video but I feel like it really misrepresents kbra's contribution to all those rad legal trails that are showcased in this video.

Kbra had nothing to do with the fundraising advocacy sanctioning or construction of any of those trails.

I think that the kids league and group rides and all that is great. I'm stoked they are doing it and i hope they continue to do so.

But the reality of it is kpcc has and does do all of the management, building, and advocacy for all of those zones (harper, Pineview, and the kamloops bike ranch) . This video would have been much more true to form if the clips were filmed in the Batchelor and stake lake trail networks these being the 2 areas that the kbra manages .

As one of the builders with the kpcc that is my 2 cents.

Cheers
  • 2 1
 Thanks for the note Uphill! I apologize if it seems that I didn't do enough to promote the KPCC, that has to be a big disappointment for you. Especially if you're put in lots of sweat equity into the local trails!

My goal with the entire project was to highlight how the KBRA had won that grant, and how they are working to get mountain bikers as a whole organized to have a stronger voice.

We considered going to Stake Lake, especially since we were riding with Glenn, but ultimately decided against it as Pineview seemed like a more quintessential destination for Kamloops. This series has never gone into the actual trail building, it's been much more about the advocacy efforts.

Perhaps my perspective of being in the states is different, but I've seen first hand several situations where mountain bikers are not represented well politically because our advocacy groups only have a few hundred members, and not tens of thousands.

From the article directly:

"A second local group, the KPCC, has taken a different approach. KPCC is focusing more on managing Harper, Kamloops Bike Ranch, and the Pineview Trail Network. This group has moved immense amounts of dirt, and has worked hard for these areas. In fact, every single member of the KBRA that I spoke with on this project gave a huge shout out to the KPCC."

I sincerely hope the KPCC is able to leverage the KBRA, and vice versa, as it seems each one employs a different strategy, and that they could make for a powerful dynamic within Kamloops.

Again, thanks for the note, and I'm sincerely sorry if it feels that the KPCC didn't get enough coverage in this! It must feel even worse when you've personally built the trails.
  • 2 0
 As always a great video. I'm 51 and still trying to shred and learn more tricks. You make the steez look so easy and you're always having a great time. You're a great ambassador for the sport and inspiring to a lot of people. Keep up the good work.
  • 3 2
 Thank you John! There are a few athletes in their 50s who absolutely shred to this day, so definitely stay at it! But maybe wear some good safety gear? Haha I'm getting to that point, too!
  • 2 0
 Always surprised Jeff’s channel doesn’t have more subscribers; his channel really has a mission of advocacy and the quality of the edits is top notch. No disrespect to some of the other high subscribed mtn bike channels, but I’d watch Jeff’s content x100 before re-watching a super garage build.

Keep the stoke going JKW!
  • 1 0
 Thanks man! The YouTube game is an interesting one, and I don't consider myself to be much of a "YouTuber", as in I'm not (yet... maybe one day!) very good at providing the content that the YouTube audience would really like to see.

I'm not too worried about a subscriber count, as that number doesn't really matter a whole lot. Instead, I've been trying to build a very targeted audience, and that's been terrific. Just about every time I bump into someone who recognizes me ends up being someone who is a pretty hardcore rider, and usually, they are around my age, too.

It's been a super fun experience doing this media stuff- kind of like a degree in marketing!
  • 1 0
 @JeffWeed: IMO, the exact right answer to have. Stay true to your vision. It is clear from these comments that you have a group of people who are picking up what you are putting down. It's sad that Youtube's format pushes volume over content: hence, my comment where creators are grasping for the next video ideas to put out. Must be a real struggle.

Good luck

p.s. the trails of the Midwest call to you!
  • 1 0
 @npejeau: Thanks man, I appreciate the positivity and the support! One day I'll make it to the Midwest! Maybe we can visit Logan's family, after all, he's from IL!
  • 2 0
 Thanks for the great coverage Jeff! We're lucky to live where we do and have great trails right in our backyard. Thanks to our partners in the community, the KPCC, and all our members. Keep up the solid work promoting mountain biking everywhere!
  • 1 0
 Excellent video and write up. These dives into the riding areas are great for bridging positive messaging out and connecting people the the trails and to the scene. I would love to see you do something on Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association doing work in southern Utah, Evergreen here in Washington. Keep it up Jeff.
  • 2 1
 Thanks for the nice note! Last year's video from your back yard (Invictus trail at Raging River) was the closest I've gotten to Evergreen, but I'd love to do more with them. It was Evergreen's work that I saw on my first WA state riding trip in 2015 that really blew me away. Duthie was way radder than I had expected!
  • 1 0
 Jeff, great to see a video that is focused on community, building the future riders and giving that group exposure. I definitely will add this spot to my #MTBucketList. Whenever you come back to SoCal, you should connect with MWBA. They do a lot of great work and have some awesome trails. I think you've been to a couple of them. Anyway, I'm glad you're healed and riding at your "fun-to-watch" level. Keep it Pura Vida!
  • 1 0
 Thank you Carlos! When we shot that Ripmo above Los Angeles video last year, I really wanted to involve some local advocates, but wasn't sure about the best way to do so. I've stumbled into this newer, sort of documentary format, and it's generally working well. Would be great to do another LA trip some day! Not fully healed yet, but am finally starting to ride a little again. probably another 4-6 weeks until 100%.
  • 1 0
 How many riding months does Kamloops get? Blows me away that places with long winters have such thriving mtb scenes and countries like mine that has 365 days of riding fall behind.

Also Jeff, great work as always! Would love to watch you ride with Kirt Vories sometime!
  • 2 0
 Thanks for the note, I appreciate it! Maybe a Kamloops local can comment about the weather?

I'd love to do a video with Kirt, he's such a freakin' ripper!
  • 2 0
 Normally we are on dirt from March to December. But during the snowy months we have about 50km of Fat Bike trails. A lot of us are riding 12 months a year.
  • 1 0
 Great video and write up Jeff! It was rad having you visit the "Loops" and talking to you about the great things happening here. My daughter "B" was especially stoked to be apart of the edit! Thanks for supporting and highlighting communities and their efforts to improve cycling for everyone!
  • 1 0
 Fun to see your live stream... really liked watching this video. I hope you make similar videos in the future. I also enjoy watching your videos of you riding trails, flexing your silky skills.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for tuning in man, I appreciate it!
  • 1 0
 Love the local loam series - getting the inside skinny from the local trail advocacy groups. And watching Jeff shred is always a "like"! Jeff's production crew does sick work as well - nice work dudes!
  • 2 1
 Thank you Aaron! Was hoping to do some Oregon trips with the series, but some injuries have shortened my scope a little. One day!
  • 1 0
 Thanks JKW for yet another mad vid that really captures what this whole mtb thing is about, just getting out and having fun on our bikes, it just so happens that you would destroy most of us on a bike but we'll forgive you.
  • 1 0
 Thanks Watchtower! I appreciate it!
  • 3 0
 Hordan Jodder is the essence of style on a bike.
  • 3 1
 YES!!! Jordan is so dialed!
  • 1 0
 Always so stoked on a JKW edit. Super positive vibe, awesome rider and presenting stories we would not otherwise hear about. Keep it up!
  • 2 1
 Thanks man!!!
  • 1 0
 Great to see you made it to the Okanagan Valley, hopefully you made it to Kelowna for a few rides. It's great to see you showcasing bike clubs and not just riding the trails.
  • 2 1
 Thanks Lex! I've always wanted to ride Kelowna but didn't have time on this trip. I'd love to get out there before the snow hits, but man, there are so many spots to ride, and so little time!!!
  • 1 0
 Jeff's big smile and good vibes are so contagious. I always find joy in your videos. Great energy, awesome skills! Keep up the good work.
  • 1 0
 Thanks man!
  • 1 0
 JKW is the man! Every time I’m on the trail I’m tying to send it like Jeff. Great video for reminding the importance of giving back to the sport as well. Keep it up!
  • 2 0
 Thanks Mike! This sport rocks- let's keep it rocking for a looooong time!
  • 1 0
 Kamloops it is! Great job on the community focus. There's a lot of wicked biking towns in the PNW and I want to go see them all. The Loops just bumped up a couple notches
  • 1 0
 Right on man! It's actually hard to plan a long riding weekend as there is simply too much to choose from once north of the border!
  • 1 0
 Awesome vid! I have totally skipped that area every year I have been to BC, need to check it out! Keep bringing the trail intel and keeping it rad Jeff! Many thanks!
  • 2 0
 Kamloops is rad! The Bike Ranch has some awesome jump lines, and Harper had some killer singletrack as well (and it's shuttleable!). Cheers!
  • 1 0
 Awesome video Jeff! Have you ever thought of making a local loam episode on the SLO area riding considering you might be very familiar with the area?
  • 1 0
 Thanks Aloz! Indeed, I thought about it, and was talking with some local key figures, but it hasn't materialized (yet). Maybe one day!
  • 1 0
 Jeff has style, said it before fella, if you’re ever in the UK look me up
  • 2 0
 Thanks rat!!! Would LOVE to visit with UK with a bike one day! Also want to ride with Ali C, Ben Cathro, Danny Mac, Lew Buchanan, and more!
  • 1 0
 @JeffWeed: cool look me up if you get over here, look up Dorset as a county, south coast beautiful place, nice xc but limited dh
  • 1 0
 @sewer-rat: Right on man! Will do, thanks!
  • 2 0
 Does this mean you are healed up and back on a bike now?
  • 3 0
 I wish! Almost. Starting to feel about 70% on the bike, but it'll be another 5-6 weeks till I'm fully back. We filmed all this in Kamloops a few weeks before I got hurt.
  • 2 0
 Awesome, video and article!!! Great work!
  • 1 0
 Thanks man!
  • 1 0
 Just here waiting for Lee Lau and Cooper Quinn to chime in regarding Illegal vs Unsanctioned designations...
  • 2 0
 Hahaha, great point, as a US citizen, I have no idea about the difference between those. Here trails are either legal, and on the map, or "illegal", and count as trespassing or some other sort of ticketable offense. Once in a great while we'll have a trail that's not technically legal, but it gets ridden so much that most just assume it's legit.

I'd love to ride with Cooper one of these days, hoping to be healed up soon for some more trips north!!! Thanks Owen!
  • 1 0
 Hi Jeff,
Great vids as always. What bike were you riding in this video?
Keep up the great work
  • 1 0
 Thanks Gravity Freak! That's an Ibis Mojo HD4. I'll be doing a bike check video on my YouTube channel very soon here, there are a few unique details to that build.
  • 1 0
 the high pivot bikes the we are one guys are riding are interesting. druids?
  • 3 0
 Yup Druids
  • 1 0
 Great video Jeff! Is this old footage or are you all healed up and back at it??
  • 1 0
 Thanks Gnar- yep, old footage from before the latest injury.
  • 1 0
 Sick riding and great smile as always, but Jeff you really need to get a helmet that fits your head..
  • 1 0
 Hahaha thanks Mat! That helmet fits great, but the GoPro stuck to the side with all the adapters and such weighs a ton, and really pulls it down. It's actually kinda hard to ride with it on the side like that, but I enjoy that camera angle a lot.
  • 1 0
 @konamat: LOL that's pretty on point!
  • 1 0
 Another good Local Loam vid. I really appreciate the historical perspective contrasted against the current scene.
  • 1 0
 Thanks man! I'm all about the old school!

If you'd like to see another old school perspective, take a look at the Durango video: www.pinkbike.com/news/video-jeff-kendall-weed-rides-durango-colorado-on-a-1995-ibis-mojo.html

Should I do more of these? They are super fun!
  • 1 0
 Am I the only one who has a sudden urge to stay in a Best Western all the sudden? ????
  • 2 0
 Great video!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Jacob!
  • 1 0
 That air you got going 30MPH+ is insane...
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 Such a fun section of trail! I had to roll into it a few times before feeling comfortable sending it. No one that was with us had done it before, and I took a really bad wreck on a similar feature down in Aus a few years back, so I'm trying to be a little more cautious on the fast stuff!
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 Another awesome video. It's fun to watch you ride, man.
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 Thank you Semi Rad!! Cheers!
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 @JeffWeed: hope to run into you soon up at Galbraith. Not that I could keep up, just to give a "yeeeeeeeew" as you fly by.
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 Jeff is straight sick!!! Sick!!!
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 Hahaha thanks Vutt!!!
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 Nevermind, found my answer in the comments above, feel better ASAP dude!
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 Thanks Gnar, should be another 4-6 weeks or so to be back at 100%.
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 best vid on PB in a long time. thx.
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 Thank you, glad you enjoyed!
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 Harper is awesome!
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 It was rad- I'm thinking about bringing the family up there for a long weekend!
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