Video: Damon Iwanaga Rides Dusty Sierra Nevada Trails with Cam Zink & Jonathan Gibbons

Oct 22, 2021
by Marzocchi MTB Suspension  

Riding the unfettered dust with Damon Iwanaga and friends.

With multiple devastating fires and thick smoke blanketing the Northern Sierra Nevada area this summer, California native Damon Iwanaga was challenged to find time to do what he loves most... ride his bike with friends. In this creative piece from JP films, Damon made the most of limited weather windows along with friends Cam Zink and Jonathan Gibbons, as they battled poor air quality, hampered visibility and deteriorating trail conditions to put down one of most feel good edits of the year.

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  • 31 0
 Iwanaga is one of those riders who greatly deserves more exposure. Legit shredder.
  • 4 0
 Met him at sea otter in 2016, super down to earth and an awesome personality! Must be a blast to ride with
  • 6 2
 @Chives09: he’s a lad for sure
  • 3 0
 He's one of the most chill and most sincer dudes around for sure. Glad to see him getting some love, he deserves it.
  • 3 5
 Maybe not that interested in more exposure?
What does more exposure get you, apart from more cash from sponsors?
  • 6 1
 @aljoburr: I meaaaan. . . As a professional athlete don't you want more money and sponsors? Passion for the trade only gets you so far.
  • 5 2
 @aljoburr: yeah, cash sucks!
  • 3 3
 @SterlingArcher: No everyone needs cash or credit to survive but Social Media sucks the life out!
Increasingly more difficult to be self sufficient & wanting more & more cash does not get you what you really need!
  • 2 4
 @aljoburr: agree! Although I’m not really complaining about making over $100k/yr hahahaha
  • 2 3
 @aljoburr: you should not have commented if you did not want a proper and honest response - just sayin’
  • 9 0
 dude, does your bike have bombers?! (everyone in the early 2000's)
  • 2 0
 Z1 for life
  • 7 0
 Hell yeah, Damon!
  • 4 0
 summer dirt surfin' in the sierras
  • 3 0
 This makes me want to ride so bad. Only a few more hours...
  • 4 0
 Yeah D Bush!
  • 3 0
  • 3 0
 Marzocchi ‘38’ coil please!
  • 6 1
 I think what you meant to say was "bring back the 66"
  • 2 0
 Incredible riding. The fires were so gnarly this year you can see and feel a whole layer of ash added to the dirt in Tahoe.
  • 3 1
 Missing those Sierra NV trails. Already thinking about that trip home next summer.
  • 2 0
 more dope than the mexican border
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah Damon! Stoked to see you getting some screen time and killing it!
  • 1 0
 Yeeeeeew. Repping Garlic town boyeee!
  • 2 0
 good golly miss molly
  • 1 0
 Awesome! Looks refreshing!
  • 1 0
 Damon is the dude! Stoked to see him get more video time!
  • 1 1
 I was hoping Cam would be on some kind of 26" custom YT trail bike. Like Connors old process 111 with 27.5's
  • 2 1
 Solid yanks in there
  • 1 0
  • 1 1
 What?! He did that?! With no Kashima?!
  • 1 0
 Best manny ever at 1:35
  • 1 3
 Lots of fluff, reminded me of Cast Away...
  • 1 2
 Ride NV431!
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