Video: How the Grinch (Almost) Ruined MTB Christmas

Dec 24, 2019
by Orion Kroeger  
Views: 11,688    Faves: 45    Comments: 8

We made this humorous short to show bad behaviors on the trail and remind people that conflict on multi-use trails, particularly trails with bike friendly features puts access to those trails in jeopardy and that for access and the holiday spirit you should just be polite. If you can wait for 30 seconds and let the slower rider get far enough ahead to finish out the trail with overtaking, that's a nice thing to do. If you have to pass, don't run up on them and stress them out. If a hiker cedes their right of way, that's not an invitation to put on the gas. We don't like it when cars speed pass if we move to the shoulder so just slow enough to thank them, it goes a long way.

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 That was better than any of the Christmas specials on tv!
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 Tailwhip to the face!
  • 14 0
 I wish I was able to do that to people leaving their dogs' shit on the trail. Unfortunately I'm not too talented.
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 @Muckal: and now you have a goal for 2020. Looking forward to your video next year smashing dog shit people.

A useful way of making goals more powerful is to use the SMART mnemonic. While there are plenty of variants (some of which we've included in parenthesis), SMART usually stands for:

S – Specific (or Significant).
M – Measurable (or Meaningful).
A – Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
R – Relevant (or Rewarding).
T – Time-bound (or Trackable).
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 @MattyBoyR6: Nice! School teacher?
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 @MattyBoyR6: these are utilized in the business realm too. Keep the nebulous out of growth!
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 @MattyBoyR6: what are you talking about exactly. For whom is this context applicable and what what is the context, in general, in which this is to be useful??
  • 11 1
 So good!!
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 Love the dog tied to the bollard, then tossed a treat that he can’t reach! It’s funny. Sadly there are too many people that really do that kind of stuff.
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 I thought he would have been riding an e-bike.
  • 6 0
 Of course the Grinch has a rooftop tent.
  • 3 1
 This makes me laugh every time I read it.
  • 5 1
 Costume design china in the end title make me smile, and better than Christmas movie!
  • 3 0
 Great Vid!! That doggo is one cute puppers! Merry Shredmas! and bunny Hoppy New Year!
  • 3 0
 Wholesome as fuck and so true. Even I keep my head down too much. I'll say hello next time!
  • 3 0
 That was just awesome...well done!
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 We love Hoot! Great film.
  • 1 0
 Im hearing its all hero dirt right now!!! Only peanut-buttery on the climb out of scott's flat. Im going to try to get out there before the rain hits again.
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 @bobthestapler: Rode Scott's and Hoot yesterday afternoon. Upper Hoot was soupy mud and Scott's was epic. Try to ride before the mud thaws. But the frozen banked corners are slippery.
  • 2 0
 so that’s where all the people who got KT shut down are riding now...
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 Sooo much better than anticipated!
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 Well done, and thanks for making it!
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 Could make it shorter, "How spandex and anal hikers ruined mtb christmas."
  • 1 0
 The kids are going to love this one.
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 Awesome, thanks !!
  • 3 1
 But but but... Strava!
  • 2 1
 Even the PB vids are made in China now!?
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 Only the costumes.
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 Oh, wow...this made me cry…
Soooo nice video for Chrismas!!!
  • 1 0
 Man that trail looks like a hoot Wink haha

Great video!
  • 1 0
 plenty of grinches here in NM
  • 1 0
 Hell yes! Nice work guys! Hardest working local trail builders!
  • 2 0
 I just got back from riding Round Mountain and the whole trail was clear of leaves and there was evidence of recent maintenance done as well, pretty sweet!) Merry XCmas
  • 1 0
 This is fake! The Grinch doest own a Dodge Ram.
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 Love it Smile Merry christmas all.
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 Great production showcasing a great trail in Nevada City, CA.
  • 1 0
 oh my goodness! lol
  • 1 0
 Awesome, love it!

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