Video: Pinning it to the Trailhead in a Ski Boat in 'Wake-N-Shred'

Jul 29, 2019
by Locke and Stache  


Living just outside of one of the most prominent mountain bike regions in the United States and on one of the most expansive lakes west of the Mississippi certainly has its perks. Long days on the lake, wakesurfing, fishing, riding jet skis, are some of the most enjoyable summer times, but let’s be honest, we want to ride our bikes. So why not do both?


Spanning across the Arkansas/Missouri border lies Tablerock Lake. Littered with channels and creeks that edge away from the main body of the lake, Tablerock finds itself just a few miles from one of our favorite places to rip, Eureka Springs.


In search of a way to spend the day with our friends on the water and our friends on the trail, we found our ultimate shuttle vehicle. Shuttles are commonly used to take riders from point to point in order to avoid all of the undesired riding time. Arkansas is relatively flat with little elevation gain on even our biggest climbs, so our hurdle was the 2 hour drive all the way around the lake. Why not just throw the bikes on the boat and pin it to the trails. That is precisely what we do.



With the help of Kuat Racks, we built mounts that keep our bikes just off the side of the boat and out of our way for any boat use, which allows us to shuttle the bikes and wakesurf our way over there. We found our ultimate summer day, now we challenge you to find yours.

Riders:
Jimmy Smith
Spencer Rathkamp
Collin Sigars

Video: Locke and Stache
Photos: Dane Cronin

Regions in Article
Arkansas

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74 Comments

  • + 114
 Hey, dad, can I strap your 2 $700 bike racks to your $120k boat and go biking up the river with my buds on our $10k bikes?
  • + 18
 Just when we start to think MTB is an expensive sport:

Locke and Stashe - Hold my Beers!

Lol
  • + 39
 New wake boats are already getting to $200k. It’s beyond dentist income, it’s dickhead-finance-bro $$
  • + 19
 @stonant: beyond dentist ----> orthodontist.
  • + 5
 Bass Trackers are 12K. Bass fishing after a big ride is a great way to wind down.
  • + 12
 Yeah whatever that boat took them to the top of a descent trail, somehow
  • + 26
 Prestige world wide wide wide wide
  • + 5
 Damn i wish i was as cool as these guys
  • + 46
 That was the BROiest bike video I've ever seen.
  • + 21
 "Yeah BRO, railing ruts & nailing sluts!"
  • + 14
 @theee-a-team: skootin' berms & shootin' sperms?
  • + 2
 @chadtague1:
@theee-a-team
Thank you, these two friggen comments made my day. I CQMd (chuckled quietly to myself) rather than LOLd..
  • + 5
 @chadtague1: braapping trails and tapping tails?
  • + 27
 Could they be riding anything but Specialized?
  • + 24
 Just imagine the hate downpour if they were riding Yetis.
  • + 16
 Nothing screams authentic like full-speed sound effects over slow-motion video!
  • + 13
 There was a section that they walked up that they could have heli-dropped. No alligator wrestling either.
  • + 13
 New TOOL album soon.
  • + 1
 Damn you Manard!! Big Grin
  • + 1
 whaaaaattttt
  • + 2
 This is the only news anyone needs to hear today.
  • + 13
 Kelowna just got trumped
  • + 7
 Bikes in the morning. Water the rest of the day. That’s summer in Arkansas. Nice representation.

Oh: and for those hating on the bike racks on boats... you’d really get a kick out of the helicopters flying around the area toting bikes.
  • + 8
 These comments are so SALTY.... that looks like a FUN day! Who wouldn't want to enjoy some lake time after a ride... The trails look really cool too, nice footage.
  • + 10
 Thanks Walmart
  • + 9
 Terrible concept well executed.
  • + 1
 You mean to say great concept and fall on your face execution
  • + 0
 Lol
  • + 9
 Wasted a good beer in the end there!!
  • + 3
 I finished it
  • + 4
 What ever happened to proper wakeboarding? I grew up taking my kicks working on back rolls and tantrums, now it’s this whole era of bindingless wake surfing. The trick less generation?? Cool vibe in the video, that trail terrain looked other-worldly in a way.
  • + 1
 wake boarding = dope on a rope, wake surfing = wank on a plank
  • + 6
 Am I watching the beginning of a power rangers episode? Who let who pick the music?
  • + 6
 DH1 at Lake Leatherwood is well worth the long ass drive it takes me to get there. It's a work of art
  • + 1
 The people acting like these guys are some kind of extravagant trustafarians are cracking me up. When you live here in flyover country and don’t have the majority of your income tied up in just trying to provide food and shelter for yourself, you can afford frivolous purchases like boats.
  • + 3
 How Bro can you go! Judging the book by its cover, don't care to ride with this people!
  • + 4
 Some nice lookin' trails there.
  • + 4
 How many meth labs where displaced when they built these trails?
  • + 2
 Arkansas is the place to be. Hero dirt for all, low/no crowds, there's actually oxygen in the air. I'd much rather go on holiday to Arkansas than Colorado.
  • + 9
 Summer time riding in AR is rough, but yeah, fall, winter, and spring are amazing
  • + 9
 Hero gravel you mean? lol
  • + 1
 @mtbrider119: razor sharp, meat grinding pebbles, you mean?
  • + 1
 @msoetaert: so many tires I've gone through, I've even had the opportunity to got opened up and see my Tibia, anatomy is pretty neat...
  • + 3
 Dudes... That was Rad with an 80's vibe! Shred and destroy!
  • + 3
 This needed more Yeti coolers.
  • + 2
 Why did PB even publish about technical climbing when you can shuttle on a $200k boat!
  • + 3
 day in the life of the Walton brothers
  • + 1
 doing MTB Trips with Powerboat Shuttle = cool. E-Bike used as shuttle for the same Trip = no cool. Pinkbike gets stranger any day.
  • + 2
 So, $200K boat to shuttle across the lake, but they forgot their helmets, so somebody had to drive a truck around anyway?
  • + 2
 Boats and bikes sounds like a great day
  • + 3
 Boats 'N' hoes
  • + 1
 Wakesurfing is the e-biking of the lake. It’s fun, you don’t want to admit that you do it and everybody hates on it.
  • + 2
 I really thought Spencer was a Cali boy
  • + 2
 Ill just have to wait till my trust fund matures
  • + 1
 This video is awesome! I never once thought I would ever want to go to Arkansa until now... Such a neat piece!
  • + 2
 "I'm on a Boat" by Shawty and E-Bikes would have been killer.
  • + 1
 Fresh as a Summer's Eve...
  • + 1
 Bill and Teds Mostest excellence adventure 2020!!
  • + 1
 Bill and SHRED´s Wink
  • + 0
 Sweet video and riding highlighting the killer trails in Arkansas. Keep up the good work.
  • + 1
 How uphill can a boat really leave you?
  • + 1
 Still doesn't make me ever want to go back to Missouri or Arkansas.
  • + 1
 Tom Holland sure can shred!
  • + 1
 Captain Jerry McClean grippin' and rippin'
  • + 1
 its like a mtb rapvideo skip the bitches and go for bikes, boats and beers
  • + 0
 Yeeah boiz, nice shuttle rig and sick riding!
  • + 1
 HOOSKER DOO
  • + 1
 That looked fun as hell!
  • + 1
 Bitchin!!!!
  • + 0
 Looks friggin horrible... on Opposite Day!
  • + 1
 Arkansas is a mecca
  • + 0
 lovin it
  • + 0
 Nice viddd
  • - 2
 trust fund much?

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