Video: Stylish Riding & a Feel-Good Story from 2 Portland Kids in 'Just Like Flying'

Dec 26, 2018
by Hope Technology  
Views: 6,693    Faves: 29    Comments: 2



Words by Hope Technology
Images by Roo Fowler
Filmed by Metis Creative / Clay Porter



Think back to those times as a child where real life problems didn't matter. What mattered was fun, riding your bike.

Just Like Flying showcases two young best friends, Gavin Stanton (11 years old) and Brooke Anderson (12 years old), from Portland, Oregon. Gavin and Brooke have been riding bikes together since they were 7 years old, pushing each other to learn, develop and progress every step along the way. Their story is one which many of us can relate to whatever the age. A story of friends who connect through bikes. Friends who squabble, fight, make up, laugh, ride again, plan the next trip, dream of adventures, debate which donut is the best, who can jump the highest, which pro rider is the most stylish.... Does this sound like 12 year olds or you and your friends?

Through Just Like Flying, Gavin and Brooke capture that escapism feeling, that feel good factor that riding bikes bring to us all. Just Like Flying takes you back to basics, why we all started riding.

Don't take yourself too seriously.



Just Like Flying

Just Like Flying

Just Like Flying



45 Comments

  • + 23
 Not only I have to congratulate them but also their parents
  • + 4
 So true ..! Both kids are awesome. But giiirl ! You´ve got skills ! I see some flow and style right there, you´re going places Smile
  • + 13
 How many lawns did they mow to earn the cash for those bikes? Lol.
  • + 2
 Underrated comment!
  • - 3
 There are not enough lawns in the universe for kids at this age to own bikes like this. She's riding a Santa Cruz for fucks sake. These kids, are spoiled.
  • + 8
 @patrickbatemanworldtour89: spoiled kids are gets who get stuff and aren't grateful or don't deserve it. You're just pissed because a 12 year old girl is better than you.

These kids are great and for all you know santa cruz hooked them up but it doesn't matter how nice the bike is, gotta ride it to have style like that.
  • + 7
 @patrickbatemanworldtour89: Hey dude, I'm twelve and I have a 2k dollar Giant Anthem that was funded entirely from my own pocket. I get it, but it seems a little premature to judge kids with this much style.
  • + 6
 Its great that kids get to start riding on sweet bikes!Im so jealous but I remember having just as much fun on my Balance hard tail and when the terrain got tough my Proflex with Girvin fork.Keep killing it kids!!Very inspiring.
  • + 4
 Super stoked to see these two on the front page. They are nice kids with amazing style and their parents are really great as well. I appreciate any chance to get inspired by these two, whether it’s at Whistler or The Lumberyard. I hope these two continue to chase their two-wheeled dreams.
  • - 8
flag patrickbatemanworldtour89 (Dec 27, 2018 at 1:19) (Below Threshold)
 What about all the kids whose parents can't buy them $7k USD in bikes? What do we do about them Mr. Feel good?
  • + 2
 @patrickbatemanworldtour89: It’s not the kids fault. Can’t we enjoy watching the next gen kill it? I bet they out ride most of us on any bike.
  • + 2
 @patrickbatemanworldtour89: they are sponsored so thats what pays for there bikes. Not there parents
  • + 4
 Whoa! Do The Grotto dirt jumps live?! Also, stoked to see Post Canyon appealing to freeriders at the young level still. Back in my middle school days my mom would shuttle us there every weekend. Portland rocks!
  • + 3
 Where are those trails at!? I wish I could justifiably afford a decent full suspension bike for my youngsters. The industry really makes it hard for anyone but the super well off to get up to par equipment
  • + 1
 The dirt jumps with the wooden ramps are at the gateway green in Portland. There is a fair bit of Hood River in there. I am kind of curious where the dirt jump park line is located. Not that I care to go just not familiar with that place.
  • + 0
 Post canyon in hood river, sincline or coyote wall in Washington across the bridge from hood river, gateway green biking area
  • - 1
 Oregon
  • + 0
 @gapsforlife: not all the trails are in Oregon in this video.
  • + 3
 @iantmcg: The Dirt Jumps are at Meldrum Bar along the Willamette River in Oregon City.
  • + 1
 @LilShredderBikes: I was mostly curious about that thanks!
I thought I seen some post canyon in the footage too
  • + 4
 Clay Porter captures magic like no other
  • + 4
 There's Hope for the future.
  • + 4
 Kids on bike = RAD!
  • + 12
 Kinder auf Fahrrad = WHEEL!
  • + 3
 Living the life! Be very greatful kids.
  • + 4
 Portland RULES!
  • + 2
 Is this all in their back yard? Last I checked the Portland mafia outlawed mountain biking because it isn't vegan enough.
  • + 4
 Love those #TLDgroms
  • + 1
 Junior rippers! You make it look so easy!
  • + 0
 I Hope my kid will fly like them one day. I can only imagine what their parents' bikes look like....
  • + 1
 Nice one !!! I love seeing kids shredding.
  • + 1
 Super fun I love it! rideOn!!!
  • + 0
 LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Super cool!
  • - 1
 Just gotta say, two rippers, one a guy, the other a girl, within a year of each other...... isn’t that a bit young?Wink
  • + 1
 the earlier he learns what the friendzone is, the better off he will be.
  • + 1
 So Dope!!!!!!
  • + 0
 great role models for us 40 year olds keep shredding!!!
  • + 1
 RAD!!
  • - 2
 These kids rip!
#ride_like_a_tween_girl
#ridelikeakid
I wish I could ride like either!
  • - 2
 These kids rip!
#ride_like_a_tween_girl
#ridelikeakid
I wish I could ride like either!
  • - 2
 These kids rip!
#ride_like_a_tween_girl
#ridelikeakid
I wish I could ride like either!
  • - 2
 These kids rip!
#ride_like_a_tween_girl
#ridelikeakid
I wish I could ride like either!
  • - 3
 These kids rip!
#ride_like_a_tween_girl
#ridelikeakid
I wish I could ride like either!
  • + 2
 sorry or all the repeat posts! Not sure what happened there...

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