Video: Playing Around On Nelson's Trail Network in 'Our Backyard'

Jun 3, 2020
by jakob Mathews  
Views: 7,821    Faves: 44    Comments: 7


Missing my fall and winter of 2019 and being in full recovery was a hard one. I broke my T2 vertebrae, collarbone and a rib last September while riding in Golden BC. Two surgeries and a bunch of metal and screws later, I found myself layed up like never before, I was pretty curious as to how my future on a mountain bike would look like and now that the riding season has begun, I'm realizing how hungry that time away made me.

This is my third season riding downhill trails and as I set my eyes on some bigger stuff, I wanted to document it. It's not my best riding but working with what we got I'm happy and had a lot of fun during the process. We are spoiled here in Nelson with the trail networks and maintenance they get. So many passionate people getting out and supporting each other to just have fun in the mountains. Grateful for this place and how it's influencing my life.

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28 Comments

  • 6 0
 Nice style, sick trails, made me think about what it's like to send it for the first time after breaking your back. One helluva mental game. Now I wanna go ride my bike
  • 4 3
 You should stop telling people about Nelson. It totally gets my vote for the last unspoiled, authentic mountain town.

You've got Whitewater and incredible backcountry skiing in the winter, trails like these plus the lake in the summer, and a great (for a town of its size) restaurant/food/culture scene to go along with it.

Can't wait to get back there when cross-border travel is safe/allowed.
  • 5 0
 It starts then with you ; )
  • 3 0
 Yeah atourgates please stop telling everyone about it.. sheesh
  • 2 0
 Nelson is and will continue to stay rad because it's far away from everywhere!
  • 2 0
 Trails look great! I had the pleasure of riding some trails there during a road trip last year. Great zone! Look forward to getting back soon!
  • 3 0
 Sick edit dude, those trails look insane!!
  • 2 0
 Sounds like you musta taken quite a hit. Congrats , big time, for recovering from an injury like that.! Great video!
  • 3 0
 Sick vid Bud!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Neddy 3
  • 2 0
 So sick! I miss riding Nelson.
  • 2 0
 Fun to watch man - great vid!!!
  • 3 0
 Yeah dude!
  • 1 0
 Love Nelson, such a cool edit! What’s the trail with the step down to step up at the end of the video?
  • 2 0
 Great edit. Great riding. Keep it comin Smile
  • 2 0
 I live in Nelson! Great to see videos on my home trails
  • 2 0
 Nice one! Air high fives next time I see you out there...
  • 2 0
 Bronson ! Yeah
  • 1 0
 Are these trails the ones just above Kokanee Creek Campground?
  • 1 0
 Mtn Station, Svoboda and Sitkum
  • 2 0
 Pretty nonchalant...
  • 1 0
 yeah buddy. can I have your autograph?
  • 2 0
 Ill bring my Sharpie next time we ride dont worry!
  • 1 0
 @icjakob: saweeet
  • 1 0
 "Not my best riding" looks pretty damn rad! Way to put it out there!
  • 1 0
 Sweet edit! What is the name of the trail on Svoboda?
  • 1 0
 Thanks! Nonchalant
  • 1 0
 dope

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