Video: Miller Goes Even Bigger on Brutus in Another MGM Alternative Production

May 4, 2021
by Miranda Miller  


Earlier this year, Miranda made a mental goal to hit Brutus, a sizeable road gap at the base of Cypress Mountain. She didn't speak it out loud to many people, but she did make a point to tell a few. Of course, once spoken, it would be much harder to back out!

In case you missed it, you can watch Miranda work up to hitting a smaller but similar feature in Squamish. Through the process of hitting both Poacher and Brutus it has helped prove to Miranda the strength of her mind, how to properly focus and how to methodically work on taking bigger risks again. Both Remi and Jesse were incredibly supportive and did a great job at offering constructive feedback.

bigquotesI'm really impressed with Miranda's desire to go bigger and take some risks. Miranda has always been calculated and a bit reserved so I'm happy to see her step-out from her comfort zone a bit more these days! - Remi Gauvin, the supportive boyfriend and tow truck.

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Miranda checking out her landing.

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63 Comments

  • 81 0
 Great message at the end; send it when you are ready - when you have the skills, the confidence, and aren’t being pressured (and I’ll add that you also have the right gear)

Nice job - I love these videos even if I don’t have the skills or confidence to hit big features myself.
  • 31 0
 It's true! It was great to see her process because sometimes I feel like I just want to get a feature done before I think about it too much.
  • 3 0
 If you haven't hit it by the 3rd run in, leave it for another day is my motto.
  • 36 0
 I'm nervous just by watching her in this scary moment were you know you can do it, but still have to do it!! I need to relax now
  • 20 0
 That's how I felt filming all of this!
  • 4 0
 She almost ate shit and kept trying...super ballsy and great perseverance!!
  • 32 0
 Best video I watched this week team!

Lots to think about...

That first landing though!!!

Then sooo smooth on the others after Smile
  • 31 0
 The first one I was like “Ohh that was so sketchy” then I saw the video and was like “NO that was way too sketchy!” Usually it’s the other way around... feels sketch but looks chill. Thanks for love!
  • 5 0
 @mkem: Sketchy or not, keeping it together and rolling it out anyway is damn impressive.
  • 13 0
 Looks at first pic: oh, that looks doable, about the first jump in Spicak, shouldn't be a big deal for a pro.
Looks at Pic from the side: what the f...
  • 2 0
 Exactly what I thought!
  • 3 0
 In person its just absurd.
  • 11 0
 Progression is progression. Last night I hit a gap jump that had been in my head for a couple years. The exhilaration was awesome and sitting at my desk working today I just want to go hit that dam thing again.

The best part is my 11 year old hit it first. Big time proud dad moment, followed by some serious "guess I have to hit it now" thinking.
  • 6 0
 That's awesome! Kids are getting too good these days, good thing you have him/her to keep you progressing at the same time!
  • 12 0
 Loving these vids, Miranda you went huge, super inspirational! Cool to see a feature I built in 2003 with homies is still around! Makes me want to T it up again!
  • 4 0
 Connor IS Brutus?!? Thank-you! I’ve heard that you can go bigger in your truck?
  • 6 0
 @mkem: haha, you been talking to ALN? a bunch of us OG's helped build it originally - Derek, Adriano, Nick Dent? Danny Brody? Gully? Its been rebuilt 100 times by countless others too!
  • 3 0
 @connormacleodvideo: Conner's boat-sends top the bike sends fo sho. But yeah, Brutus... So damn hot right now. Love these MGM vids, crankin it right outta the park.
  • 8 0
 Nice work! I've been wanting to hit that feature for over a decade and I think this video has given me the confidence and advice to do it. That is, until I get there and look at it again. At 45 I don't think I have too many more years that it will be possible to hit. Although, it boggles my mind that you could tail someone into a feature that big, even if it is Remi. I'd have to hit it on my own. I've been waiting for this video to come out, I'm happy it went well for you.
  • 12 0
 Thank-you! I knew that if I didn’t follow Remi in the first few times I would go way too fast. It’s all about learning from past mistakes and experiences, haha.

Things change as we get older, but doesn’t mean we have to stop, maybe just practice more!? Good luck
  • 3 0
 @mkem: Thanks for the response. Keep putting out the quality content.
  • 7 0
 Brutus looks big on video. But in real life it is so much bigger! I stopped by to see it the other day, and it just gives you the chills. It is frightening to just look at it. Amazing job saving the first awkward landing, and the sending it again so smoothly!
  • 6 0
 These are quickly becoming the must watch video series produced out of Squamish BC. So much talent and awesome vids being made these days! And Miranda, what can I say. Challenging herself in a smart way and kudos for the guys with their supportive approach. You're killing it guys!
  • 6 0
 I know it's B.C. and all, where the deep end of the female mountain biker talent pool is bottomless. But wondering how many women have hit this feature...? Possible Miranda is 1st?

I've looked at it in person, it's definitely world class burly.
  • 9 0
 What a save on the first attempt! had me holding my breath.
  • 8 0
 My reaction filming sums it up, wide-eyed turned to stoke.
  • 4 0
 Yeah- so much bike memory/skill to be able to have a huge wiggle like that with all that speed and compression and keep er' straight. Awesome videos. Love the honesty and thoughtfulness. Not something you get from a lot of bike media these days.
  • 4 0
 I did my biggest drop last week, about 7 feet, nothing to compare with what I just saw, but the mental games before hitting that kind of stuff are so similar. there are few related things I noticed; my friend was riding ahead of me, so I could adapt my speed, and really, no one pushed me and that is good because it has to be your decision, but I could always have his piece of advice. Big props for doing Brutus! cheers!
  • 7 0
 This trio is what's best in life.
  • 8 1
 Freeride Miller!
  • 2 0
 Brave stuff and good to hear the advice at the end about not being pressured into doing stuff you're not comfortable with. Vids like this show you how much prep goes into doing these big moves even from the top athletes.
  • 5 0
 Love this content and thought process. TOP NOTCH!
  • 5 0
 Thanks!
  • 5 0
 you guys are killing it with this series!
  • 1 0
 I love this...with 15 yr old twins that are progressing and starting to scare me a bit it is great that pros are putting out some reality like this...if the kiddos are just looking at highlight reels all of the time they can get over confident bc they aren't seeing the process that it takes to get this good...great job on the video...Keep it up!!
  • 4 0
 Awesome video and illumination of the process. Thanks!
  • 4 0
 Video does not do that road gap justice. Congrats
  • 1 0
 Wowie - that took guts! My nerves would probably short circuit and tweak my arms right before the takeoff. Next time on MGM you guys should really hit t--
  • 3 0
 Nice work on the video....good stuff
  • 8 0
 It was all Miranda! And Remi...and kind of me.
  • 3 0
 Gnarly drop, gnarly group of top notch riders. great video
  • 3 0
 Holy crap. i thought my first attempt was sketchy!!! Well held on!!!
  • 3 0
 Awesome crew! Excellent take home message Miranda! Well done.
  • 6 3
 Miranda and Remi have great chemistry...they should date.
  • 2 0
 This belongs on Saturday Sends! That save was like A Marlin out of water breaking free from fishing hook line!
  • 1 2
 Brutus is big, probably the next level up is blood donor gap in the wood lot, then after that you are like red bull rampage level, maybe toonie drop on the dark side?

Anyways major props for doing this Miranda, keep pushing it!
  • 1 0
 Proper gap. Funny how this kind of feature scares us all, including the pros, when in reality it is one of the easiest to execute, especially when you have a tow in lol.
  • 2 0
 Oh my Gooooooooooood ! Crazy !
  • 3 0
 Nice fuc%in save.
  • 2 0
 Excellent content y’all!
  • 1 0
 I saw it once in person. Its huge, but its been years. When did that road go in and how does it compare to before?
  • 1 0
 Jesus my hands were sweating watching this. Absolutely unreal Miranda. So sick! Inspring!
  • 2 0
 To pop, or not to pop
  • 1 0
 Loved it. Ah-mazing! Miranda you are my hero. Thanks MGM.
  • 1 0
 hell yes! Love these videos so far - you guys make scary stuff look fun!
  • 1 0
 sounds like snowflake culture to me....... CM!
  • 1 0
 So good this road gap is huge love the work up and thanks for sharing!
  • 1 0
 Large
  • 1 0
 Nice work. Great video
  • 1 0
 So good MGM crew!
  • 1 0
 Jaw Drop FTW!!!
  • 1 2
 wasn’t this already posted a few weeks / months ago?
  • 6 0
 No, that other one was her hitting a smaller gap to prepare for this one

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