Video: Mike Hopkins - There's No Place Like Loam

Jul 23, 2015
by Scott Secco  
Views: 82,930    Faves: 1,547    Comments: 76




MIKE HOPKINS - THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE LOAM



bigquotesThis is my version of riding. I know what you guys are expecting and I'll tell you right now. There are no massive hits, or lofty spectacles, but, and this is a big but, there is riding. Don't get me wrong. I, like most of you love, myself a proper jump. But putting a bike through its gears on the ground is the reason I ride. Heaps of speed, corners of every variety, and long and low hits. I mean if you are going to build something, why not make it a direct representaion of how you ride? Incorporate the aspects you love and hopefully others will enjoy it too.


Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins - Loam Factory
Mike Hopkins - Loam Factory
Mike Hopkins - Loam Factory
Mike Hopkins - Loam Factory
Mike Hopkins - Loam Factory

bigquotesIt's taken a little while but it's come to my attention that I've been doing it wrong all these years. Why the hell I've spent countless days building disconnected pieces of trail is beyond me. The whole build, film, abandon, format doesn't exactly justify the effort. Rather than build a ''One and Done'' I put the sweat into something that would see more traffic than my treads alone. So I built this trail, the one in the video, to serve as an addition, to Rossland's ever expanding trail network: it's something that can be ridden by anybody. I get to give back to the community that raised me, all the while you all get a new trail extension. Better for you and more rewarding for me, chalk it up as a Win-Win. The doors to the Loam Factory are ''Open.''


Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins - Loam Factory



Rider: Mike Hopkins
Video: Scott Secco
Photography: Paris Gore



Presented by:
SR Suntour


MENTIONS: @SRSuntour @hopkins @parisgore @scottsecco


114 Comments

  • + 136
 Could somebody please loam me some new underpants
  • + 54
 Mine are no good to you... Already soiled
  • + 27
 Now I've got dirt on both of you !
  • + 2
 No, just leaf me aloam
  • + 48
 I used to watch all DH movies but lately I just open the ones where I can see a single crown fork!.. More videos like this please.
  • + 10
 Single crown rules. Absolute Kings.
  • + 2
 that was rad. I always wonder what the same video would look like if you had say, Remi Thirion in it.... I still prefer DH movies - some of the top single crown ones are good but most are shit. Take Hucking and Super Trucking as an example.
  • + 1
 so fired up right now!
  • + 46
 Really wish videos would give the music credits, out of respect to the musicians at least.
  • + 15
 I agree, however short term maybe try Shazam? Just an option
  • + 8
 Yep fully agree....disrespectful to musicians but such a ripper/shredding edit and music complements beautifully. Out of respect the song is "Terrified" by the The Rural Alberta Advantage. Lyrics a bit dodgy but I still love it.
  • + 8
 Terrified by The Rural Alberta Advantage

Whoops posted this and then reloaded my page to see @cosby beat me to it.
  • - 17
flag gapos999 (Jul 22, 2015 at 6:41) (Below Threshold)
 Credidts are already been given to musicians the time their track is selected for the video.
  • + 2
 agreed @wobbem .. i find myself searching for songs when the video guys should be giving credits to the musicians. anywho... awesome song!!!
  • + 16
 darude-sandstorm
  • + 22
 If there is one area that Scott is always crushing it, it's those sweet sweet cable shots. They always give you a perspective of the speed / size of the stunts. Keep killing it buddy
  • + 9
 Hey Everyone! Thanks for all the love, stoked to have the opportunity to make these projects a reality. Mr.Secco is one of the hardest working individuals in the industry. Appreciate the support on all fronts! Cheers Mike
  • + 11
 secco crush fest volume 2
  • + 11
 That corner to corner transition made me shiver with joy.
  • + 6
 "But putting a bike through its gears on the ground is the reason I ride. Heaps of speed, corners of every variety, and long and low hits. I mean if you are going to build something, why not make it a direct representaion of how you ride? Incorporate the aspects you love and hopefully others will enjoy it too."

Love this quote, build the trail based on your style. But til the jumpers come in and top all your jumps to kickers.
  • + 3
 After that I was just expecting a bunch of high speed turns and alot of roost (which there was) but he was BOOSTING those jumps. Good lord!
  • + 10
 So fcking sick!!!!! Pinkbike needs more Hopkins and less Semenuk.
  • + 8
 Hit play, heard the first few seconds of the song, hit fav. Love me some RAA, and the stellar riding combined with it make this video a win in my book.
  • + 6
 Rossland is such a sick place with trails everywhere, I'm now stoked to go tick this one of the list!! Milky Way in rossland is probably one of the most flow full natural trails I've ever ridden!
  • + 3
 Milky way is one of the trails I get to pick from for my commute down to work most days. Yep. Rossland is a blessed place to live. Now...to locate this Loam Factory... Thanks Mike!
  • + 4
 Its too bad that Diamondback lost Mcgazza but Mike Hopkins was a great choice of a rider to sponsor
  • + 4
 Speed racer freak! Love it. Best vid seen so far that reflects how much he is haulin. Well done.
  • + 5
 So good! The new Durolux looks awesome!
  • + 4
 Mike, you are so right! Scott, such a good work! Love it....but for me to much musik,better is the bikesound...
  • + 4
 The first Loam Factory is probably the best video edit of all time. This one could definitely run for second place!
  • + 4
 Anyone have details on that new Durolux? Looks awesome.
  • + 1
 Not on their website yet. My 2013 RC2 is awesome!
  • + 1
 have 2 durolux.. this will be my 3rd..
  • + 3
 Scott Secco is the man! This edit features rad riding of course, but it just looks so good though Scott's eyes!
  • + 5
 Thanks so much @ChachiArcola! Really appreciate the kind words. Hopkins makes my job easy!
  • + 5
 what bike is that?
  • + 7
 Diamondback
  • + 1
 When did Hopkins get on DiamondBack? Last I checked he was riding for Norco
  • + 2
 He signed w/ DB Jan 1.
  • + 1
 thanks!
  • + 4
 how fast...by ek that was mint. Really enjoyed that
  • + 4
 I made no mistake by subscribing scot serco
  • + 5
 haha thanks @davidpr2! Stoked to hear you liked the video.
  • + 3
 haha oh man, didn't thought you would read this, sorry i misspelled your name wrong Big Grin
  • + 3
 No problem! I try and reply to anyone who writes to me.
  • + 1
 Actually prefer this to the seminuk
section on unReaL. Don't get me wrong, semanuks riding is amazing, just his section in unreal felt a little "sterile". This video feels more real..
  • + 2
 Repeat after me : S, e, m, e, n, u, k, Semenuk
  • + 2
 Damnyouautocorrect. Soorryyyyy @zede
  • + 1
 I was just kidding Smile
  • + 1
 I could help but just yelp a noise that started with blaaa or braaaap every-time dirt flew in the air... Which was the whole time..
  • + 2
 What a great video, gets people stoked to ride and that's what it's all about. Trail looks like a lot of fun, nice work
  • + 2
 I like these wonderfull "sequences shots" through the forest, like subjective camera ; the rider communicates great energy !
  • + 2
 Perhaps you can leave a link to the @Trailforks page where we can find a map of Loam Factory?
  • + 3
 Loam is love. Loam is life.
  • + 2
 If I could ride like any one in the world it would be like this. So pinned, so loose, so fun.
  • + 2
 You've done it again Secco. Your work captures the pure essence of mountain biking
  • + 1
 Wow, thanks @bwholco36! Such an awesome compliment. Really pumped to hear that!
  • + 2
 Loving the edit and adding the Rural Alberta Advantage always makes things better!
  • + 3
 MIKE HOPKINS FTW!!!
  • + 3
 not RockShox
  • + 2
 Straight ripping, best edit i've seen in a while.
  • + 2
 Hopkins getting rowdy, love it
  • + 1
 amazing, super awesome... I loam it so much...... may the loam be with you.... .... moab must be real loamsome.....
  • + 2
 That was fan-friggin-tastic. Well done.
  • + 1
 Video of the month!!!

I saw it around 27 times!

gaspiateam.blogspot.pt
  • + 3
 Very nice!
  • + 1
 I think I actually wet myself watching that. Best video this year. It was savage
  • + 2
 Does Hopkins ever ride without the hammer to the fkng floor?
  • + 2
 I still haven't slowed down! More plz!!!
  • + 2
 beautiful, the filming, the riding.the trail. works of art.
  • + 2
 Looks like the Durolux will be jumping to 27.5, huh.
  • + 1
 Just like sex...slow at the start to hectic speeds with sudden slows to a smooth finish...
  • + 2
 whoa
  • + 1
 Loamy dirt is somewhat of a unicorn for me. It is everywhere, except where I happen to be. Sweet video.
  • + 2
 I think that one section of trail probably featured more than 10 times!
  • + 1
 Finally a proper fork that bike!
  • + 1
 I loved that. Stoked me right up
  • + 1
 Amazing work Scott! Hopkins never disappoints!
  • + 1
 Thanks so much @lorin-whitaker! Hopkins rules.
  • + 1
 Great natural trail with tits thrown in. Nice.
  • + 1
 love it....the vid, the rider, most of all the 36mm dx..
  • + 1
 I feel for his poor brutalised rear wheel. Wink
  • + 1
 Watched this and just went to smash some trails...
  • + 1
 killer edit Mike, truly style for miles
  • + 1
 anybody got the link for the thumbnail?

nice pic
  • + 2
 mother of loam!
  • + 2
 I quit. ...
  • + 1
 He should totaly race DH world cups!
  • + 2
 I'm pretty sure WAKI was being sarcastic
  • + 3
 There are solo tire marks around Rossland that are in places no one else will/can go. Every time I see one, I think they must be his signature. Because I have not seen them in any video segments from any other pro, and he lives there.
  • + 2
 such a good rider. EPIC
  • + 1
 New durolux looks like sick. Great video.
  • + 2
 so fast!
  • + 1
 Amazing riding and awesome camera work!
  • + 1
 what is the song in the video ?
  • + 2
 Terrified by Rural Alberta Advantage. Such an awesome band!
  • + 1
 iep, home is where the loam is. Hopkins is skiing that bike!
  • + 0
 Wish I had trails like that. Stupid California park rangers would knock all the jumps down.
  • + 1
 love it.
  • + 1
 what a blast!
  • + 1
 unreal
  • + 1
 骑马???
  • + 4
 Totally.
  • + 1
 Braaaaaaap
  • + 0
 00.54 - 00.58 braaaap braaaaaap braap!
  • + 1
 100% pinned
Below threshold threads are hidden

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.043459
Mobile Version of Website