Video: Rapid Self Shot Riding on Vancouver Island

Jan 16, 2021
by John McKinnon  
Views: 10,014    Faves: 43    Comments: 17


bigquotesI was thinking of ways to keep busy after my upcoming knee surgery, and thought it would be a fun project to make a self-shot edit while I could still ride. The next day, I borrowed a tripod and got to it.

The goal was to make a fast-paced no filler edit, and I think it turned out pretty close to the original idea. Hope you all enjoy it!



50 Comments

  • 34 0
 Simple vid. Great no nonsense riding. Nice work
  • 1 0
 Thank you!!
  • 2 0
 What camera did you use buddy? @i-ride-on-dirt:
  • 8 0
 Nice work John (the only person on the planet who managed to build a 'no expenses spared' Transition Smuggler that weighed in at 87 pounds Wink )! Healing vibes re. your knee!
  • 3 0
 Hahah thanks Will, that was certainly a unique build! Hope we cross paths again soon.
  • 7 0
 When I try this myself it looks more like I've filmed it in slow motion! Must improve my riding speed and style!
  • 2 0
 Great edit John thanks for sharing!

Because the content on Pinkbike is a bit British Columbia centric I often wonder what assumptions people from around the world make when they think about the culture of mountain biking and the accessibility of trails here?
  • 2 0
 This is great, I think this is how mountain bike clips should be. No filler, no talking, shows the angle, shows the features, you can see how the bike reacts, and how the rider carries his body. I feel like too many people rely on gopro, and I end up watching some dudes handlebars while he manuals over features down the trail. Well done!
  • 1 0
 Agreed, and no music please! Love the raw noise.
  • 3 0
 I like it very much! It's clean without too many cuts, well chosen nice spots! I like it.
  • 3 0
 Love it John, front page!
  • 2 0
 self filming is mad work. but the speed and strength of your riding makes it so worth watching......THRICE. Great work
  • 2 0
 Nice work! Inspiration to get the camera out and try the same ????????
  • 2 0
 This makes me wanna go ride! Where exactly was this shot!
  • 8 0
 It's all in Victoria! Beyond that, happy hunting..
  • 2 0
 Nice John! Heal up fast my friend.
  • 2 0
 Great video , nice looking dirt too
  • 2 0
 Sweet video John, killing it as usual!
  • 1 0
 I love it. Crazy how beautiful that forest looks on video. Must be unreal to ride in a place like that!
  • 1 0
 Ugh - being a utah moon dust rider these PNW Loamer vids get me all sorts horny.
  • 2 2
 i assure you, at this time of year us Vancouver Islanders would kill to ride Utah rock n dust.
  • 3 1
 @jamesbrant: rocks yes, dust not so much.
  • 2 0
 Hell yeah John! that was great!
  • 3 0
 dump represent
  • 1 0
 Nice video, very unique and simplistic. Very jealous of your trails. Got some riding skills too!
  • 1 0
 Homegrown...this is the kind of vid that makes me want to get out and rail some corners! So good!!!
  • 1 0
 Feeling inspired to bottom my bike out like John in that last clip tomorrow! Nice vid!
  • 2 0
 Looks like Hartland area nice shredding
  • 2 0
 Love it mate! Simple, no BS, just solid riding!
  • 1 0
 I’m looking for the line and he just airs over the whole rock face. Get a yeaaaaa boi from gee atherton
  • 2 0
 Sweet vid!
  • 2 0
 Nice one John!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Owen!!
  • 1 0
 This is rad! Nicely done! Sick bike!
  • 1 0
 Great riding and great soil!
  • 1 0
 I will always watch Kanye and great riding, nice riding!
  • 3 3
 HAHAHAHAH WTF I WAS NOT EXPECTING KANYE SONG LMFAOOOO
  • 3 6
 whos the wuss liberal who downvoted this
  • 1 0
 What camera was used?
  • 2 0
 Sony a6000
  • 1 0
 @i-ride-on-dirt:
What focal length? 24 mm full frame equivalent?
Really like it and makes me want to try a similar project (although with less rad riding)
  • 1 0
 nice trails
  • 1 0
 Killing it!
  • 1 0
 Sick!
  • 1 0
 Nice!
  • 1 0
 Looks fast
  • 1 0
 Nice edit!
  • 1 0
 Ya John!!!
  • 1 0
 Envy, sheer envy. Geek

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