Video: Hitting 'Brutus' on the North Shore in a Gumby Suit

May 22, 2021
by Owen Kartusch  
Views: 11,353    Faves: 32    Comments: 3



Welcome to the Shore, Gumby!


Here I am, standing on the lip of Brutus, a popular and decently sized road gap on Vancouver’s North shore. It's a feature that I’ve hit many times, with usually no issues – take a couple pedals, hang a left, ride the corner, pump the bump and pull off the end. Boom! What a feeling.

Most of the time, the jitters are gone after the first run through, and it’s pretty easy to convince yourself to hop back up to the top, and give’r another swing. However; the normal “Pre-Send checklist” gets slightly modified when you’re cloaked in vibrant, oversized green threads, and looking through the small vision cutouts of a classic 1950’s clay character… Gumby.

Hell yeah, Brother.

Myself, and my good friend Cam Donohoe have always shared a mutual interest in comedy, and skit making. Combine that with my love for riding, Cam’s passion for videography, constant Covid boredom, and here we are!


Loving these spring conditions!


Gumby was a short project made in an effort to try and blend in some fun, lighthearted humor, with exciting, real riding. There are a lot of things to get upset about in today's day, Whether it’s the latest Covid restriction canceling your bike trip, missing out on that primo shuttle lap with the homies because you had to work late, or snapping your 12spd derailleur and not being able to find a replacement until 2054... whatever it is, times get tense, and its good to go for a spin and catch a laugh.


Gumby, steady relaxing after a good ride.


Bottom line, there’s just a lot going on, and Gumby is here to lighten the mood, just a little bit! It's always nice to take a step back, take the pressure off, and not take things so seriously. Have fun with it! After all, that's what riding is all about.

Gumby is one of our first projects so far, and we are excited to create more! We have lots coming down the tube for the future, so or more riding shots, videos, and edits, follow @dirtworksdigital on Instagram!


FILM / EDIT: @dirtworksdigital
RIDER: @owenkartusch
ADDITIONAL SHOTS: @telecamm


42 Comments

  • 77 3
 To hell with Brage, THIS video should have won Real MTB.
  • 18 0
 I liked this video waaaay more than I should.
  • 31 0
 Sorry darling, the gumby suit stays on in bed
  • 29 0
 Riding as Gumby helps you feel less stiff, corner better, and take bigger hits on the bike.
  • 17 0
 This is the content I've been looking for
  • 10 0
 That gap is way bigger in person than it looks in the video. Props for hitting that Gumby!
  • 9 1
 That was great. The Corona reduces the Canadian perfection by a few degrees.
  • 6 0
 Would you really stick a lime in a Labatt's?
  • 3 1
 @Sscottt: I love how American friends often refer to Canadian beer as Labbat’s and/or Molson’s
  • 1 0
 @n-lagasse: I know this comment is too old now, but... What would a stereotypical Canadian beer be from a Canadian perspective? Another American commenter also made a Labatts reference funny enough.
  • 8 0
 Where is my super suit?
  • 5 0
 Can we see the bloopers and Fails edits please?
  • 5 0
 "Corprate" was worth it. Hooked on phonics yo!
  • 4 0
 No, not Gum, I am Gumby dammit!
  • 7 3
 Corona... The most Canadian of beers
  • 4 0
 Oscar material, loved every minute.
  • 3 0
 Danny DaVito in the Back! Props
  • 4 1
 WTF's up with the Line6 amp? They suck shit.
  • 3 0
 This guy shreds. Green tortex thiccy boi picks and a Line 6 amp.
  • 3 0
 Gumbraten. His friends call him Gumby.
  • 3 0
 That beer is going to make this edit go Viral.
  • 1 0
 This is the kind of hard-hitting journalism we rely on you for, Pinkbike. Well done.
  • 1 0
 Stellar job lads. Straight to the favourites. Now do it again while you've got some momentum.
  • 1 0
 PB is evolving. Able to generate content and a full article from almost nothing.
  • 1 0
 made my weekend. party on gumby
  • 2 1
 Beautiful idea and proper choice of bike!
  • 1 0
 should have gone with a lLabatts
  • 1 1
 Pretty good follow-up to his spot on SNL, shows his flexibility, definitely here to clay.

youtu.be/uNKL9MMbjNg
  • 1 0
 That was awesome! Thanks for putting a smile on my face!
  • 1 0
 Ha ha good one, at least you'll never break a limb.
  • 2 0
 heh...heh...hehehehehe
  • 1 0
 Thats the new specialized kit, right?
  • 1 0
 Screw those deadlines, get out for a ride in a Gumby suit
  • 1 0
 Long weekend chuckles & huckles! Way to go Owen!!! Love the flick
  • 1 0
 Next up, The Stay Puft Marshmallow man!
  • 4 3
 Huh....
  • 1 0
 HIGH quality content
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