Video: Jesse Melamed Breaks Down Pamplemousse Trail In Squamish

May 25, 2020
by Jesse Melamed  

Check out my breakdown of one of Squamish's most recent and most fun trails! The main line of this trail was built super well yet there are still plenty of possibilities to ride the trail your own way. In this video I talk about some things to focus on in tight, downhill corners. I also talk about the defining drop feature on this trail that can apply to drops on your own trails. Let me know what you think!

If you want to just watch me shred down it then check the 'full lap' video below.









Thanks to the builders for this one, it was built so well I barely had anything to talk about! (http://www.ridebc.ca.)

Regions in Article
Alice Lake & Highlands

Trails in Article
Pamplemousse


61 Comments

  • 18 0
 Love these types of “educational” bike vids. Thanks Jesse! Side note , the whole time I was watching this the voice of Remy saying “pampelmousse” in his thick French accent was going through my head. I know, I’m an idiot
  • 4 0
 Through all the trail previous Remy is really starting to become a bit of a signature for the BC area trails for me. Also, every once in a while I find myself commentating à la Remy Metailler style when out riding, you're not on your own.
  • 9 0
 To each their own! He did do it first!
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed: When things relax , I know a trail you should ride. It,s in the Fraser Valley. Protected by aliens Smile .
  • 6 0
 @cheetamike: oh? Well yes, I would love that. Especially the part about the aliens.
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed: check you PM
  • 14 0
 Nice Jessie! Glad you like the trail! Jumps to now where are grade reversals to push water off the trail, but also hucks to flat if that’s your thing haha.
  • 6 0
 Ah sweet! That's a win-win then in my books haha. Love it!
  • 4 0
 Jesse although I will never probably get to ride that trail i love how you broke down all those features. Those techniques can be used on similar features anywhere. I also think your presentation is fantastic as well. Looking forward to the next one
  • 4 0
 Yes! I'm glad you said that. Thank you!
  • 3 0
 Glad to see how fast this trail should be done. It's insane how fast he goes through the upper switchback corners (and how much steeper those corners are at the speed that I ride them)

Thanks for the rainy Monday video!
  • 2 0
 There are some really fun sections to open it up on this trail, which I why I love it. And hitting those corners at speed is really fun!
  • 2 0
 @JesseMelamed this video is rad too but, that clip you posted from one of the stages at The Nations Cup (you and Remi Gauvin)... oh man THAT was awesome! I'm thinking you probably have more POV from the other stages of that race. Those would be super cool too see someday soon. Smile
  • 1 0
 Trophy of Nations (before I get Pink-shredded Smile ha ha)
  • 1 0
 I may Smile They'll be out in due time.
  • 3 0
 Pleeze, pleeze, pleeze (I promise not to sneeze) open the border and let us in!! Must ride Squampton soon or my bike will cry.
  • 3 0
 Are you sure it's just your bike that is crying?
  • 3 0
 @JesseMelamed: yeah both of us miss Canada very much right now
  • 4 0
 Damn I miss Flight of the Conchords.
  • 3 0
 Which one am I?
  • 6 0
 @JesseMelamed: Murray (the band manager)
  • 2 0
 Murray: Okay guys, notes on yesterday's gig. We got several complaints about the noise. You gotta remember this is in a library. Bear that in mind.
Bret: Yeah, but it's so hard to play there 'cause everyone wants us to be quiet.
Jemaine: They keep shushing us.
Murray: They're trying to read!
Bret: We may as well not be there if we're not gonna make any sound.
Murray: Well, you can make sound, just make it so people can't hear you.
  • 2 0
 @shimanodx: Yea alright, I'll take it.
  • 2 0
 Wow. How can you lean the bike over that quickly to either side? I can't lean the bike to the right side that fast and much. haha.
  • 5 0
 Cut your bars
  • 2 0
 That's part of the 'scandi' flick! It helps lean the bike over really quickly, you can see it in the slow mo video in the trail breakdown video!
  • 7 0
 @JesseMelamed: you should do a vid just on scandis... including what to do regarding braking, body and pedal position.
  • 6 0
 @JaumeV18: Added to the list! Thanks!
  • 2 0
 @JesseMelamed: Great, thanks!
  • 2 0
 Thanks Jesse, are you able to talk about your braking points when you ride sometimes? Curious to see where pros are braking or not braking when they are riding. Cheers!
  • 2 0
 Can do!
  • 1 0
 its WAY outside of my skill level but is it possible to bunny hop to the left of the stump at 34 seconds and straighten that out entirely? It looks like there is enough elevation drop that it might work.
  • 1 0
 Someone already mentioned that to me! Next time I ride the trail I will scope it out properly!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Jesse! Any tips on the rock lipped doubles? They are pretty tough to handle when you suck too much to clear the doubles but slow you down too much if you try to roll.
  • 8 0
 It sounds like you are right in between the speeds for each of those moves, so in that case you could try and manual through them. It allows you to pump through them(with your rear wheel) faster than rolling through and you don't need as much speed as you would if you were to jump them.
It is a hard move to get but you don't actually need to know how to manual to do it, although it would make it easier. Because there is a lip your front wheel is already being guided up, so you can think about getting your front wheel to the transition of the second bump, and then push your rear wheel into the dip between the two. As long as you get your front wheel over the second bump it shouldn't be a dangerous move to practice!
  • 3 0
 @nanogram and @jessemelamed I’ll throw in my two cents if you don’t mind Smile . Those rock lips I built up like that so the lips maintain their shape with lots of roll overs, but they ride like a normal dirt take offs. That one step up you may be referring too it’s spooky but the jump
is well shaped. Carry moderate speed through the right hander before it and you’ll be surprised how easily you can clear it. Same applies for the jumps lower down on the trail. I’d suggest going to a trail like Slippery Salmon first to make sure you have your jumps dialled. And feel free to get in touch if you’re in Squamish and we can help you out!
  • 2 0
 @RideBCsquamish: Totally! Good advice.
  • 1 0
 Great vids @JesseMelamed, they have helped out a lot!
Keep them coming!????
  • 1 0
 Thanks! I'll do my best!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Jesse. I appreciate the time and effort it took to film and edit the video. :-)
  • 1 0
 You are welcome! Thank you!
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed: And your video reminded me that I have to buy a new bike helmet for this year. That Smith helmet looks sweet!
  • 1 0
 am simply drooling over such trails...sigh...
  • 1 0
 This is one of the best!
  • 1 0
 Great video! Thanks for taking the time to do this Jesse.
  • 1 0
 You're welcome! Glad you can get something from it!
  • 1 0
 Definitely on my list for the summer rip through Sea to Sky!
  • 1 0
 It's a good one, nice climbing trail up to it as well!
  • 1 0
 Thank you Jesse! Loving these!
  • 1 0
 You're welcome!
  • 1 0
 For one second I thought Jesse had another injury
  • 1 0
 Why would you think that!?
  • 1 0
 Melamed can pample my mousse anytime.
  • 2 0
 I don't like the sound of that.
  • 1 0
 Thanks Jesse!
  • 1 0
 You're welcome!
  • 1 0
 Melamed for Prez
  • 3 0
 President gets free tacos and margs.
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