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Dec 23, 2016
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79 Comments
  • 41 0
 Best beer commercial ever!
  • 6 1
 I think this one is 3 times better.

youtu.be/ateYPSIK0BU
  • 1 0
 [URL]youtu.be/Y9znA_dwjHw[/URL[
Best beer ad ever
  • 1 0
 [YT=https://youtu.be/Y9znA_dwjHw]
  • 1 0
 Hell Yeah for GTS IPA! I miss that stuff dearly.
  • 1 0
 Good god almighty, that was lovely. As if I didn't miss riding season already.
  • 2 0
 @ckalckabar: hells yes!
  • 1 0
 @kingsx: But it is still riding season...
  • 1 0
 @vicrider: Yeah, rub it in. Definitely not where I live.
  • 19 0
 We used to have a lot more trails like these that were legal to ride, (in Montana), but we keep getting banned. Thanks for nothing USFS, MWA, Yellowstone coalition...just to name a few of the anti-mountain bike organizations we are battling very unsuccessfully.
  • 14 15
 It certainly isn't the only reason, but skidding through every corner like the guy in the video only gives those organizations more excuses to close trails. I don't understand the trend to throw up dirt every time you turn - skilled riders can carve turns.
  • 7 3
 @snowFFFFFF: skidding is not the worse case, braking hard in corners is ugly as hell. Roll dammit Smile
  • 11 4
 @snowFFFFFF: You need to watch that video again, this guy is not skidding,in none of the turns is the back wheel llocked up.You need to get a grip, people like to ride and they like to ride fast. No one wants to watch someone crawl round a corner.
Merry christmas!
  • 9 6
 @lochsweed: Just semantics. If not skidding, then sliding. I'm not trying to be a buzzkill, but anything that tears up the trail surface of a multi-use trail gives these organizations all they need to close it to mountain bikers. If you are riding in a bike park, or on a bike-only trail, fine. But if you are in the National Forest, or any other public place, you are doing a disservice to me and other mountain bikers by tearing up the trail and giving people a reason to blame mountain bikers for erosion, trail damage, etc...
  • 9 2
 @snowFFFFFF: You sir sound like a boring rider.
  • 7 2
 @snowFFFFFF: grandpa - go get a walking stick
  • 5 0
 @bartmoore: @Murbahman: you both need to grow up, when mtb will be made illegal like all fun things in our lives then it would be to late, probably you hadn't been talking with law enforcement about that you are just riding your bike and didn't meant nothing wrong, when they don't even try to listen and still fining you with a nice amoutn of money... I like drifting skidding and doing all the crazy shit I grow up riding in the streets banging with pegs but anyway I had enough brains to understand, if they want they will take my freedom. You can be as badass rebel as you want, but there is no use of that when you are behind bars...
  • 2 0
 @snowFFFFFF: It's the way of the future!
  • 3 0
 @b-wicked: i just Initial D around the law enforcement and drift off into the sunset. Ain't got no time for growing up.
  • 1 0
 @snowFFFFFF: FWIW, this trail is also open to moto traffic. All the switchbacks are beat to hell. I don't think the featured rider did much to deteriorate existing trail conditions...
  • 12 0
 I don't think the fire needed a blow.
  • 10 0
 Holy f*ck, who did the sound in that? A+, shit's hard.
  • 8 1
 Tight. Montana has sick alpine riding. Stoked there is a yeti video for this place cuz its so good.
  • 5 1
 @yeticycles I've ridden the Curly Lake Highline trail (a few miles NW of Branham lakes) and I've since wanted to explore more trails in the Tobacco Roots. Could you name some of the trails ridden on the trip and in the video?
  • 2 2
 My buddy got married in Pony. I wanted to ride the Curly Lake loop but didn't have time/ended up partying way too much. Heard its one of the most scenic trails in MT. If you have a chance go ride Alpine 7 - Napa to Wire in the Swan. It's also unbelievably scenic. Love Montucky!
  • 5 1
 I wanna ride freshly mulched new trails and drink beers in places that should take at least a Camelbak to get to with Joey. But only if that f-ing eagle of his goes too. Sorry Joey, but no eagles....no props from this point forward. You did this to yourself when you broke the Internet that fateful fay.
  • 5 0
 Neat video. Music is way, way over dramatic. It's a guy riding a bike, let's not get too serious. Not like they are curing cancer. Well, maybe preventing it by keeping active...
  • 1 0
 +1 about the dramatic music. Less serious more fun
  • 3 0
 I always look forward to Yeti videos and stories.
Admitting I never cared to check if all the videos are filmed and/or edited by the same person(s) but they all do have this distinctive flow and character that I really really like and make it stand out from all the vast media creations popping up these days.
So I am left anticipating your next adventures and let me tell you I would surely not skip right to the video and photos but also read all the written story if you care to write some more text.
Keep up the good work!
  • 3 1
 I have a question, (totally unrelated to video) how many people ride with their left foot forward and right foot back on the pedals compared to the other way around? I feel uncomfortable when my right crank is more forward than the left for some reason.
  • 3 2
 I think it totally depend if you are left handed or right handed. I'm left handed and ride left foot forward.
  • 1 0
 @Spoof: Smile I'm left handed and left foot forward. Regular stance for surfing/skating/snowboarding too
  • 2 0
 Right handed and left foot forward (regular). Handedness (left/right) doesn't correlate with footedness (regular/goofy).

Seems to matter less for mountain biking than for board sports.
  • 3 2
 Both. I was stuck to one position (right foot back) for the first four years of riding. The opposite felt weird. A coach convinced me to put time into learning to switch feet in corners and it has made a world of difference. It felt really weird for a while and took several months of deliberate thought before it became natural but it has had a big positive impact on my riding and especially my ability to corner.
  • 1 0
 I am right handed but left foot forward......am trying to get more comfortable being able to go with either
  • 1 0
 @corvus1: that's true, if I have time I do that. Also drop the outside foot on flat to off-camber corners. Sometimes the corners come too fast to adjust feet though.
  • 1 0
 I'm goofy-footed so right foot forward in all the things for myself.
  • 2 0
 @Spoof: right handed, left foot forward. Barspin clockwise. Originally wanted to spin 180s/360s counter clockwise but had to force myself to learn the other way. left handed corners feel more natural. Hold a hockey stick on the left side, bat on the right. I don't think there's a hard and fast rule for anything like that, although certainly some trends are more prominent than others.

It's good for your riding to switch it up though. A good drill is to find a pump track, and ride one direction with the left foot forward, then the right, then switch directions and repeat. Try some technical descents with your "bad" foot forward. Also try learning to bunnyhop and manual with your bad foot forward (it's harder than you'd think, imo)
  • 4 0
 Very well shot vid. Props to the filmmaker.
  • 4 0
 IPA - how cliche! Otherwise, awesome video!
  • 14 2
 When can we all stop pretending IPA doesn't taste horrible?
  • 3 2
 @leftCoastBurn: strongly disagree lol
  • 1 0
 @leftCoastBurn: that would make a good Pinkbike Poll.
  • 1 0
 That is one of, if not the best looking Yetis I've seen in a long while. I prefer the look of that back end compared to older models, just saying. Lovely bike, and great vid.
  • 2 0
 That beautiful moment when you open that beer after a long day riding! Good video!
  • 2 0
 Exactly what the boys need. Riding hard, beer post ride, campfire. Yes please.
  • 2 0
 All hail Joey Schusler, the edit king!
  • 2 0
 Way to chew some tobacky.
  • 1 0
 song? This is definitely a song i would put in one of my videos... it gave me the chills!
  • 1 0
 Great vid, looks like a beautiful place to go riding!
  • 1 0
 Stephen can ride more than a bike????
  • 1 0
 Great vid, duel purpose pedals, love it
  • 2 0
 That. Was. Awesome.
  • 2 0
 This is the life!
  • 1 0
 Stephen Matthews so hot right now!
  • 1 0
 Truly amazing videography....
  • 1 0
 Exellent edit. it looked like that trail was just built!
  • 1 0
 i want that beer!
  • 1 0
 Well done, A+!
  • 2 2
 I demand this trail be added on Trailforks
  • 1 0
 right?! i need to know how to get here, it's only like 60 miles from my new house lol
  • 1 0
 Is that a lyric 170?
  • 1 0
 Mmmmm IPA in Creek!!
  • 2 3
 Yetis with RockShox feels off to me. I am so used to them having fox.
  • 1 2
 Amazing scenery, but that trail looks way too beginner for me...
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