Video: Dean Tennant - Island In the Sun

Nov 5, 2014
by Max Berkowitz  
Views: 62,648    Faves: 533    Comments: 24



The change of seasons is subtle at first. You know objectively that it happens each year, generally within the same time frame, consistent, predictable. And yet somehow it's always a surprise when the hero dirt turns to mud and trees shiver their leaves to the ground. You check the time in disbelief - how is it dark at 4:00 p.m.?

The endless gold of August has become the lifeless grey of November. Where did the time go? You may have blown by it in a swirl of dust and chain clatter. When you were chasing singletrack, summer was withering away. Maybe you even embraced the fall. But now it’s shoulder season – too warm to snow, too wet to ride (unless you’re a masochist). Purgatory.

Thankfully, we have videos like this to remind us that dust, like the summer, will someday return. Dean Tennant is a Vancouver Island local, and this place is truly a mountain bike paradise: an Island In The Sun.


Video: Max Berkowitz
Words & Additional Footage: Scott Secco


Supported by: Dunbar Cycles



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68 Comments

  • 53 3
 Damn Dean you're straight free-racing on that trail bike!
  • 54 1
 So freeduroracer
  • 9 0
 still one of the best vids:
www.pinkbike.com/video/251575
  • 1 0
 @chainzuck This Video ! :o
  • 4 15
flag maxlombardy (Nov 5, 2014 at 6:21) (Below Threshold)
 @chainzuck I'll take any Silvia video over that.
  • 4 2
 @maxlombardy
Silvia is good,too!
  • 4 0
 it's good as long you get stoked.
  • 8 0
 There are some videos on Pinkbike which never get boring. Dean's Spring cleaning is one of them, Silvia Sun Peaks with Matty and Karl is another one for sure.
I would name them Videos Of Eternal Time (VOTE).
  • 6 0
 New genre: Freeduro
  • 3 2
 FreeDuritos
  • 2 0
 sweet edit!!
  • 1 0
 We at Stop Components are super pumped to have Dean on our parts for 2nd year in 2015
  • 41 0
 Always psyched to watch Dean Tennant ride any kind of bike...but you should really hear him rap!! Ha ha
  • 3 0
 too warm to snow, too wet to ride (unless you’re a masochist). Purgatory.

no time to rest
november = remove the leafs for the next season
cleaning the backcountry for winter skiing
  • 3 0
 Ha! if its raining ride naked! Purgatory is being stuck indoors.
  • 2 0
 'too wet to ride'............. Really! This is the best dirt of the season now! But this isn't the coast.
  • 1 0
 But after all 90 some millimeters of rain in one day on the North Shore have you ridden any of the trails yet Sshredder? How are the conditions on the trails after that storm?
  • 2 0
 my fave is wood and rock. both are ridable when wet. This the best time to walk the trails and fix the damage from 90 mm of rain.
  • 5 0
 Amazing riding! We need a team Dunbar Dean and Sid video!
  • 4 0
 wow it's been awhile since i've heard the ramones in a bike video! Big Grin awesome riding Smile ?
was that a 29er transition?
  • 6 1
 Thanks glad you liked it! It's a 27.5 Covert
  • 3 0
 @Kristo I agree. Love the addition of good punk songs in riding videos.
  • 2 0
 Top shelf on the sound track! (And riding of course, but the goes without saying)
  • 5 1
 Wait, are those lyrics "Deaner is a punk rocker?"
  • 2 2
 It's the Ramones song "Sheena is a Punk Rocker".
  • 5 0
 Common man! Obviously haha, Dean.. Deaner never mind, some will get it. :p
  • 4 0
 shit is bad ass but i dont know what to pick enduro or dh
  • 5 2
 Ok, this was a full face trail . very nice riding Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Perfect. A fast song to match the riding and, thankfully, no 'plot'.
  • 1 0
 Amazes me how many riders in these edits don't wear any eye protection? One stick to the eye and your blind for life...how you gonna ride then?

Awesome vid though.
  • 2 0
 The faces he was making is priceless! But you can't say much when he's shredding like that!
  • 2 0
 Ripping! Makes me writhe in my office chair with excitement
  • 3 2
 Always stoked with dean edits, but u can't call this enduro riding, too fast for enduro Smile
  • 2 0
 sick buddddddddddaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!
  • 2 0
 Gapping like 50 feet of trail at 1:29 is ridiculous.
  • 1 0
 I notice you fly further when you puff your cheeks out too......
  • 2 0
 That was f*ckn' sick Max!!!!
  • 2 0
 the backflip at the end was SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 that guy like to ride is bike
  • 2 0
 Great video! Love the Ramone's song too.
  • 2 0
 Damn. Thanks For That Vid.
  • 4 2
 now go ride.
  • 6 0
 That gives me an hour until lectures start... enough for 25 replays! Big Grin
  • 4 3
 his face on 2:10 is priceless Smile
awesome riding!
  • 1 0
 I ride all-year long, am I masochist?
Sick hucks!
  • 2 1
 now thats how to ride a trail bike Smile
  • 2 0
 Dude can ride a bike.
  • 1 0
 Stoked to get out and shred! - awesome riding, awesome video!!
  • 1 0
 Where is this trail on the island?
  • 2 0
 Shredding!!!!
  • 2 0
 Enduro at its Best!
  • 2 0
 refreshing.
  • 1 0
 Single crown trail shredding... sweet!
  • 1 0
 way to go, Dean....another awesome vidder!
  • 1 0
 What's te name of the song?
  • 1 0
 Sick
  • 1 0
 He nailed the trail
  • 1 0
 What bike is that ?
  • 1 0
 transition covert 27.5
  • 1 0
 Is this enduro???
  • 5 5
 Giddie the huck up.
  • 4 1
 That's a covert he's riding.
  • 2 3
 no it aint its a bandit
  • 4 0
 It is a covert. 1:10
  • 2 4
 not enough slomo

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