Video: Remy Metailler Followed by Kirk McDowall Down Live Like Lisa in Pemberton

Nov 12, 2019
by Rémy Métailler  

Many of you have asked me to be followed instead of following so here we are! I asked Kirk if he could ride behind me as close as he could and he did! He even managed to talk while riding. Not bad for a first!

Riding so close is very hard. We don’t know well the trails, what’s coming, and Kirk has never really followed me before, so he does not know my style. To make it easier and made sure the video will work out we cruised down instead of attacking. Tried to be as smooth and predictable as possible for the needs of the video. I hope you will still enjoy it! Next time we can ride more wild!

Live Like Lisa (old Stimulus) was named that way after a Pemberton local, Lisa passed away in avalanche not long ago. It's an awesome trail that features steep, fast, rock face, berms, tech sections as well as an incredible view on the valley.

Find out more about Live Like Lisa on Trailforks:
https://www.trailforks.com/trails/live-like-lisa-7557/

If you enjoyed this trail and want to ride it, I advise you to join the Pemberton Off Road Cycling Association: http://porcabikes.com this way you will be able to support trails like this one!

Thanks a lot to the trail builders for the work!

What trail should I ride next?

New trail preview up on Youtube https www.youtube.com watch v 8Y 4Klj0Gy4 feature youtu.be

New trail preview up on Youtube https www.youtube.com watch v 8Y 4Klj0Gy4 feature youtu.be

New trail preview up on Youtube https www.youtube.com watch v 8Y 4Klj0Gy4 feature youtu.be

New trail preview up on Youtube https www.youtube.com watch v 8Y 4Klj0Gy4 feature youtu.be

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65 Comments

  • 61 0
 While watching videos like this, I always feel like I could ride it like these guys. The lines seem obvious, drops are effortless and so on... And then I get on my bike Frown
  • 10 0
 @kisab same here, until u see this stuff in real life, most of it does not look rideable in person and not sure WTF those guys were thinking that rode some of this stuff first....
  • 8 0
 I thought I could ride some of the stuff Remy does. I was riding Gorangua in Squamish, where he dropped the rock to rock. Its HUGE with a snipe landing, can't believe anyone would even consider dropping that .
  • 3 0
 It helps understand what’s possible with the proper skill, technique, and commitment. That was exciting just to watch. Being able to ride it like that; priceless.
  • 3 0
 @RadBartTaylor: Just watching how fast they’re going blows my mind. Many parts of this trail are super exposed and the “gopro doesn’t show how steep it is” trope is very very true in this case. Another sick video and such a good combo with Kirk.
  • 52 0
 Built in 2009. Another trail with the hand of the Godfather on it. Lisa's husband Johnny Foon was a lead builder, along with Jim Franken, Brad Bethune, Seb Wild, and Jody Polson. Nigel Protter gets credit for fund raising. Recent maintenance courtesy of a PVTA/PORCA collaboration and completed by Mr. LOTS.
  • 9 0
 Respect.
  • 2 1
 Credit where credit is due.
#nodignoride
  • 14 0
 @Hyakian: Very thankful for the builders and people who maintained that trail. Don't worry we do our part of building and maintenance, + donation to the local community. Kirk and I also spend quiet some times removing dangerous rocks on the trails and removing a few branches off the way before that lap.
  • 11 0
 @remymetailler: For sure!
To be clear, my comment wasn't directed at you, but was a generalization and meant to honor those who dig and maintain.
  • 13 2
 @CircusMaximus: With regards to respect, I was remiss to not mention that all Pemberton trails are within the unceded traditional territory of the Lil'wat Nation. Thanks for the reminder.
  • 7 0
 Thank you Remy for that excellent video. What a great trail!!! It is such a pleasure to watch you riding, I think I learn quite few things each time I see your edits. Actually not a bad idea to be followed, but following is nice as well... Keep on doing great things like that, and don`t hurt yourself ;-)
  • 10 0
 Remy has the best mtb content right now, killing it
  • 7 0
 These videos are the best thing I've seen on PB in forever. Just really great raw riding footage without a huge gap jump every 2 minutes.
  • 5 0
 1) Remy + French accent, check.
2) Kirk needs to up his accent game.
3) "Rookie mistake" -> counter with knolly on rock slab. Excellent response.
4) Great change up with Kirk soiling himself on the follow.
5) Continue to ride stuff I could only dream of not taking 3 hours to get down.

As mentioned by another, one of few long video series I can watch. Way above my pay grade but no holier-than-thou condescension and a good vibe from a couple of dudes I'd like to have a beverage with.
  • 5 0
 This guy is my favorite youtuber.. I always felt like I ride with him Smile I learn so much form him like body position and what is the fun line to takeSmile even though I couldn't do all the line his hittingFrown lol
  • 4 0
 This trail, top to bottom, was one of the stages in the 2018 Pemberton Enduro. Insane to race it top to bottom, including the two climbs. More insane is that even the youth categories do the full course, often with some of the fastest overall times of the day. Something in the water.
  • 4 0
 not many 17 min MTB videos that I'll spend the time to watch but I really have enjoyed these! I get a few ideas on how to ride things, line choices, etc and the speed at which these trails are ridden at is truly impressive. However, I have to say that 6*C is not "cold" - its shorts and t-shirt weather for us prairie folk! haha :^)
  • 2 0
 ahaha. It felt colder than 6 on top!
  • 5 0
 When Remy mentioned the old trail name I thought: "that was a great trail name."
Only problem was I thought he said it was called "steamy deuce."
  • 4 0
 thats a proper trail in the mountains...respect to the builders for the non-imba style. reminds me of some trails I have been humbled by in nelson bc. this is one of the better ride edits I've watched in 2019
  • 3 0
 Amazing Remy with such fluent and precise style while still making it looks really “loose” and fun. I am stoked that you let someone follow you to show the viewers how it’s done. Keep it up, your videos are excellent and great way to showcase a particular trail with all it’s unique natural features and spectacular terrain with acknowledgement to the builders and local riding organizations. Truly awe-inspiring riding and informative/educational at same time. Thanks! Jon
  • 6 0
 What part of Epping Forest is this?
  • 1 0
 #secretrailswindon
  • 4 0
 I really thought that Kirk dropped to the river until I realised that Kirk was filming Remy looking for Kirk in the river. You got me, guys.
  • 5 0
 He said it was too cold to jump. Otherwise he would have..
  • 4 0
 Need these to get through winter!! Keep riding with Kirk, you guys seem to feed pretty well of each other
  • 1 0
 Remy, there`s something I don`t get: at 1:21, we see your bike from rear and you say that you use a 27,5 wheel back, but it looks like you don`t have any extra clearance in your wheelbases. It`s strange for a 29``frame, no? Did you modify the dropouts to shorten the wheelbase length?
  • 1 0
 No it's all the same.
  • 5 0
 Wow, awesome trail!
  • 2 0
 That trail had more loose rock and jank than my whole season! Love watching the different lines they take, making either line look easy.
  • 2 0
 What amazing videos...I watch Remy ride these lines effortlessly...Ive been riding a very loooong time and this dudes style is my favourite...keep ripping Remy!!
  • 1 0
 Thanks man!
  • 3 0
 Noooooo, where is the vid ??
  • 3 0
 Great content! Would love to see a lap down Jack the Ripper
  • 7 0
 Yes, I was told by a couple of locals that they wanted to keep the trail a bit secret.
  • 2 0
 "Please don't feed the bears."
  • 1 0
 Remy; did you just put a 27.5 wheel on the 29er keeping chainstays and seatstays, or is this cube¨s rear end shorter for the 27.5?
  • 6 0
 No it is the same bike. The bike is not designed for it, and I recommend to ride it 29/29. I just have a very particular style and I'm a smaller rider which was why I prefer the mullet. I can ride a 29 pretty much the same way, but the small wheel on the back makes me happy.
  • 2 0
 @remymetailler: you like the small wheel in the back eh! BIZZZZ
  • 2 0
 @remymetailler: Your lines a freaking mental! thanks for opening my eyes on such MANY line possibilities (that i would clearly not even try!!! ahahha)
  • 1 0
 @audric: I saw what you can do with your trials bike, MTB, and scooter mad man!
  • 2 0
 Remy, you've got so much pop. Every little bump is turned into a jump that goes into the next corner. So fun to watch!
  • 1 0
 @remymetailler Cant wait to see ya ride more wild on that in your next video. (that seemed pretty wild to me) BTW how often you ride that trail?
  • 1 0
 I had ridden it once 2 years ago, and one that day to make sure no branches was on the way, no dangerous rock..
  • 2 0
 @remymetailler. Please keep doing these videos! This is awesome. I’m really enjoying seeing this fantastic terrain.
  • 11 10
 every time he says "an hour and a half on the road" I open another tab to start looking at ebikes
  • 2 0
 Awesome!! Please keep making these vids.
  • 2 0
 Absolutely the very essence of mountain biking.
  • 2 0
 Awesome to watch you ride. Big respect on the lines and so smooth.
  • 3 6
 You guys are really pimping out Pemberton. We’ll see if this has impact on the area. Pemberton was pretty uncrowded last July when we were there. We’ll see what it’s like in June 2020 after all the hype. Cheers ????
  • 6 0
 It's generally quiet in July and August when things get dry and dusty and everyone heads elsewhere. It's really spring time and fall when trails are prime that the crowds really pick up. It's still a pretty quiet spot compared to Squamish and Whistler though.
  • 6 0
 Hi Evan, lots of those trails in Pemby are super loose when it's dry and get's damaged. A lot of them have a sign to encourage people to ride only when wet/moist. I do not go to Pemby in the summer normally. Only right after the rain in the fall or spring. It leaves much less impact on the trails.
  • 4 1
 It does have an impact for sure. The amount of people riding Cop Killer (a name we were hoping to move away from so maybe I'll call it CK1) has definitely gone up since the video. Same can be said for PHD. I don't really see it as a huge problem. One thing to be noted is that GoPro footage and @remymetallier make a lot of lines look way easier than they are in fact. For instance the main chute on CK1 is terrifying and they just flow down it like it isn't there. There's a few riders who maybe get in above their heads up there and on the other double blacks they make look so blue. Even Live Like Lisa is no joke.
  • 2 0
 Hey Remy, thanks for the reply. I guess we hit it pretty good when we where there. There were overnight rains and the frequent afternoon showers while we were there for a week in July which made the dirt quit good. Such a kickass area that we are making the pilgrimage back to BC for a month of this coming June. Cheers!!!!! Ride fast / take chances / Safety third @remymetailler:
  • 1 0
 Awesome video, well jel that we dont have trails that long here.
  • 1 0
 You guys are absolute animals!!!
  • 1 0
 Can you ride down Jack the Ripper sometime please ? Thanks
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