Video: Finding Tranquility Between the Trees in 'Eye of the Storm'

Jun 4, 2020
by Tristan Deggan  
Views: 8,906    Faves: 103    Comments: 27


I wanted to express the stress I felt when COVID-19 came close to home. The distant threat of the spread seemed like it would never affect us, but when it did I felt so privileged to have a sport to escape the downpour of awful global news and local anxieties. I am sure that riding has come as a necessity for many, but I still hope this film can inspire some to disconnect even for a ride and to appreciate this very special sport during these times.

In my hometown, Jay and Dangerous Dan cut a fresh loamer featured in the first segment of the video.

I have never seen a strip of trail as untouched as this one, Jay and Dan might be the only riders using it...

A moment of tanquility down by the Cape to end the ride.

COVID-19 has effected each and every one of us to a certain degree. I count myself lucky to live and work in an area where I was able to keep accessing my local trails and pick away at some build projects. Shooting this video with Tristan (from a safe social distance!) and building trails was my way of coping with everything. Hope everyone enjoys the video, we had a great time making it!

I’d also like to give a shout out to “Dangerous Dan” Cowan for building most of the trails on Bowen, it wouldn’t be the same place to ride without him. A big thanks to NF for keeping me rolling on awesome locally made gear all season long! And another big thanks to @dunbarcycles and @santacruzbicyles for all my bike and mechanical needs!
Quote By: Jay Boysen


Video and photos produced by: @tristan-deggan
Rider: @bikeronbowen
Brought to you by: @ennefdesign-nf


26 Comments

  • 6 0
 First-rate video and a award-winning message. Very inspirational. More items like your contribution to the common well-being of our species are what we need--every day, to mitigate and motivate us to persevere as this thing takes us to who-knows-where. Thank you thank you thank you......
  • 2 0
 One of the most wholesome comments I've received in a long while. I really appreciate it, thank you.
  • 7 1
 Drool. The Brian Jonestown Massacre is on point too!
  • 3 0
 BJM FTW.
  • 4 1
 Opening of the video reminds me of some zombie apocalyptic movie, where all those tv presenters talk about virus... Nice riding tho.
  • 6 1
 That was awesome really well made.
  • 2 0
 Wow! You really managed to capture those trails and the atmosphere. A much needed contrast to the current state of the world. And you definitely made me want to ride my bike. Now!
  • 4 1
 Yeah Jay! Awesome riding, beauty shots Tristan.
  • 1 0
 Thank you! Smile
  • 2 0
 Thanks for this, stoked!!
  • 3 0
 hell yeah brother.
  • 2 0
 isn't that second song from another mtb edit/movie?
  • 1 0
 Really well done. Felt fresh and fun. Nice pace, That's the kind of ride I like.
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah, stoked to hear that!
  • 1 0
 Hot damn! If that doesn't make you wanna escape to the forest I don't know what will! Sublime.
  • 1 0
 Sounds like it worked! Wink
  • 2 0
 This is my next look at every day for some calm and peace bookmark page Smile
  • 2 0
 yeeewww!
  • 3 1
 Excellent work boys!
  • 1 0
 Thanks boss!
  • 2 0
 siiiick
  • 2 0
 Slick stuff!
  • 1 0
 Sick vid and riding! Trails look awesome. 1st class production????
  • 2 0
 Cheers man, BC has the nuggets
  • 1 0
 Really nice framing and colours Tristan! and Jay did okay too
  • 1 0
 Thank you sir!

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