Video: Keeping the PNW Gnarly in 'Bat Outta Hell'

Jan 18, 2019
by Fanatik Bike Company  

Kelend Hawks is one of a contingent of OG hucksters that helped bring the gnar to Cascadia.

Photo by Skye Schillhammer Rider Kelend Hawks Bike Transition Patrol Carbon

With the Carbon Patrol V2, Transition has created the perfect tool to enable him to keep on pushing boundaries and keep the PNW gnarly.

Photo by Skye Schillhammer Rider Kelend Hawks Bike Transition Patrol Carbon

Filming and editing: Doug Jambor @sport_doug
Additional footage and photos: Skye Schillhammer @skyeride
Rider: Kelend Hawks @kelendh
Produced by Fanatik @fanatikbikeco
Music: Electric Mistress, by Stoned Jesus


54 Comments

  • + 24
 OG Huckster indeed
  • + 14
 Wasn't he one of the infamous Hick Hucksters in NC?
  • + 7
 @bizutch: the Hick Hucksters Live! They just all relocated to Bellingham
  • + 16
 Finally. Some real stoke!
  • + 5
 Best of 2019 so far!
  • + 12
 You boys down there always look like you just finished a week in the hills logging and ride like your making a beer run!!!
  • + 12
 Awesome video! But why is there no Meatloaf?
  • + 8
 MA!!! MEATLOAF!!!!!
  • + 8
 Banger. Love how Kelend went bigger in his last video on a smaller bike, dude don't give a shit.
  • + 2
 Where can we find that?
  • + 2
 @jefe: good stuff! thank you
  • + 5
 I recommend Fanatik Bike Co if you need to mailorder anything. They are fast, efficient, well-priced ,and of course, tax-free for all of us outside the great Cascadian State of Washington.
  • - 1
 i dont.
  • + 3
 @senormister: You made a PB account to say that? Did they screw you?
  • + 8
 Kelend is a ripper!!
  • + 5
 This video cured my erectile dysfunction.
  • + 5
 don't care about the bike...that guy rips. Mint vid
  • + 3
 How long are his chainstays? What about his fork offset? This riding is all bike setup and nothing to do with the rider. Moar polls so we can nail down this science.
  • + 1
 You ever have that feeling, where you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming? Twice now, this week, just before 5 in the morning, I'm laid there, a strong wind somehow picks up, the curtains move, the light flickers on and off, then the door bursts open, and in walks a woman, with a dress, that's all made out of leaves. Her hair is long, and dark, blowing everywhere, covering most of her face. Then, i hear what sounds like trumpets, and maracas, a shriek, and then boom!, shes on top of me. The wind picks right up again, the bed is really moving around, so i hold onto her hips, ask her what the hell she's doing, and then she moves her face forward, as if to say something, oh, she's a looker alright, then boom!, again, more trumpets, more maracas, really loud, and i wake up, grasping my duvet, and my curtains are on the floor. Idon'tknowwhatthisisbutilikeit.
  • + 5
 So good
  • + 5
 Gnar as
  • + 4
 Rowdy!
Just what I needed on a Friday lunchtime at work.
Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
  • + 3
 Way to bring the stoke -- riding, music, edit, all revin' high! Thanks crew
  • + 4
 How does he ride that thing with that seat angle being so slack!
  • + 2
 What?
  • + 2
 The guy absolutely shreds with complete abandon. Excellent edit. Most entertaining riding style I’ve seen in a while.
  • + 4
 Sick kit! Sick edit!
  • + 3
 ????????⚡????????⚡????????
  • + 0
 Been riding seriously in the PNW since the late 80's and I never recognize most of the trails in these edits. I guess I'm not with the in crowd. Great vid - I love the fast and loose gnarly trail riding style.
  • + 30
 Sorry you had to find out this way.
  • + 5
 Just spend less times smashing miles and more time smashing gnar and the trails will come Smile
  • + 5
 I almost spit out my coffee ????@AllMountin:
  • + 2
 @preston67 maybe you should change your user name from a trail that barely gets ridden any longer, to 'Invictus'.
  • + 4
 @twozerosix: Actually that's my real name (and birth year). Although that's a cool name, very Roman.
Invictus Gnarlius, elected Praetor of trails under the reign of Tiberius II.
  • + 3
 @preston67: Oh, I thought your name was "Preston Railroad Grade", born 1967. That's another guy. My bad.
  • + 1
 Followed by, "I swear it was one time only." You might want to consider counseling.
  • + 4
 I’m changing my name to “Iversongnar” to celebrate the raddest trail on all of the I-90 corridor. Or maybe “GrandRidgeback”!
  • - 2
 @Glendmcc: exit 38 is the best in that area,hands down.
  • + 3
 Another banger Fanatik!
  • + 2
 Kelend edits are always gnarly.
  • + 2
 Hell yeah Kelend! Some serious ripping.
  • + 2
 well, that kinda makes me want to go ride my bike
  • + 2
 Super bad! Dude's like MTB's version of Mike "Hucker" Clark.
  • + 2
 yea Kelend! making us NC boys proud, YEWWWWW!!!
  • + 3
 Kelend HONKS
  • + 3
 Can I ask for more?
  • + 1
 Of course!!
  • + 1
 Absolutely ripping. Best edit in months. I'm horny.
  • + 1
 NWT3K shorts look’n fresh.
  • + 2
 yeah @kelendh
  • + 2
 That was rad
  • + 1
 Fuckin rad!!!!
  • + 1
 This guy...SHREDS!

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