Video: Remy Metailler POV Clips on Untouched Freeride Lines in Utah

Nov 21, 2019
by Rémy Métailler  

I rode some completely untouched freeride lines in Utah. This was the most crazy location I have ever been. Far from everything, with barely anyone there. No digging allowed, just your tires straight to the dirt.

Dealing with the wind was hard, but also having no experience on that kind of dirt was a challenge! Will be back next year to carve some more turns!

To watch the edit we made out of that day, check out this:


Thanks for watching, see you on the trails or on Youtube.

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Utah is rad.

Utah trip 2019 Photo by Braydonbphotography and Kaylordastrup
Utah trip 2019 Photo by Braydonbphotography and Kaylordastrup

Utah trip 2019 Photo by Braydonbphotography and Kaylordastrup


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107 Comments

  • 86 23
 I hate to say this and some of you are not going to like this at all.....
While I love the freeride videos and admire those that do it, I think we all need to take some responsibility to nature and the future of it. We are encroaching upon wilderness (what's left of it) ever day for oil, coal, and yes, even recreation. I know this area where this was filmed. It's very barren and one would think that it's not a big deal to run a few lines down it. Well, it's probably not. However, this has just been publicized world-wide!!! Now everyone will want to take a wack at it!! The next thing you know, there will be resorts and gas stations and McDonald's and the next Red Bull Rampage staged here.
Maybe it's not such a good idea to publicize some things....??? Maybe one should keep their secret places to do fun things "secret" and to themselves. Believe me, once you tell someone of a magic place that is untouched, it won't last very long!!! These places are getting fewer and farther between.
Take some responsibility for them and their preservation.
Just my two cents.
  • 34 7
 Further clarification here - I think the video and riding is amazing!! Don't get me wrong about that. It's just now, in a world where we are compelled to show the world every breath we take via social media, etc., it can take a toll on nature and natural places that take thousands of years to develop into what they are today. I'm definitely NOT knocking Remy or other riders. Please don't take it that way. This was amazing and awesome to watch...for sure!!!
  • 14 6
 @YogiBear2018: I completely agree, and these landscapes are more fragile than many people consider. Places like this are very prone to erosion already, let alone with new bike traffic. I don't believe freeride in this style will become mainstream in mountain biking as far as actual participants, but it's certainly growing in popularity. Freeride MTB just isn't the same as, let's say, freeride skiing. Snow is a temporary covering you can shred all day, desert soils are unfortunately not.
Love Remy's riding! But we need to keep the larger picture in mind as sports develop.
  • 8 8
 Don't know why you're surprised or shocked by any of this. We live in a world now where you can make a living by just making Youtube videos of your selected sport/activity. I mean, people get paid for unboxing videos. Why should biking be any different? And the fact that "your working" is enough justification to do whatever you want, screw the consequences. As far as people coming and poaching this spot, I wouldn't worry too much since people have the attention span and memory of goldfish. There will be another video by someone else soon enough to grab their attention.
  • 18 15
 @SlodownU: People unboxing videos doesn't have a 100 or 1000 year consequence on the landscape! Plain and simple!
Do whatever you want? Screw the consequences?? Really? Isn't that how ISIS started? The Taliban?? Think about it dude!
it's those small minded people (memory of a goldfish, as you put it) that are the ones that ruin things and have no care or remorse for the destruction they've done.

The riding is awesome, unfortunately, it's the advertising of it that does the most destruction.
  • 44 3
 You're so right.
Most people don't know what is the Cryptobiotic crust and how much it is important as it sustains life in the desert.
www.nps.gov/glca/learn/nature/soils.htm
  • 9 0
 @dhmad: Thank you!!!
  • 4 2
 Wish they had included location. Kind of looks like Factory Butte which has historically been a BLM open travel area for OHVs.
  • 6 3
 @YogiBear2018: So let me get this straight, You are comparing Mountain bikers to ISIS now? just wanted to clarify. Everything else you said I am on board with.
  • 3 0
 @dhmad: "tip-toe through the Crypto"
  • 3 0
 @Three6ty: Yea, lets not compare Mountain Bikers to terrorists. ISIS and Taliban were formed following a very clear, but misguided, ideology with a clear objective, not a bunch of anarchists saying "lets just do this and see where the chips fall".
  • 3 1
 I thought about it during the Rampage, cool event but what a change to the landscape...and then in one of the YT videos someone said that old zones are now looking like they were never ridden.
  • 13 13
 Yup,this was totally inappropriate, desert soils are very fragile, the damage done will last a lifetime or longer. Shame on the riders, shame on the producers, and shame on Pink Bike for promoting this type of riding. This kind of stuff is going to lead to a surge in copycats, really sad. These soils are not snow, real creatures live in and depend on these fragile environments. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
  • 15 23
flag skerby (Nov 21, 2019 at 9:05) (Below Threshold)
 This is all BS. Let people ride their bikes in a desert and don't bitch about it. Landscapes will change when you ride them, you can't exist without having an impact.
  • 4 0
 @nurseben: I've hiked in Utah where they make you watch a video before setting foot on earth. The was a Nat park, however -the BLM don't care. Dumpty wants to open up the whole state to destruction. Anyone visited the Fiery Furnace zone near Moab?
  • 5 0
 I almost see what you mean. However, these Utah cliffs and canyons been around for 100s of millions of years, formed and shaped by volcanic activity, natural erosion, earthquakes, all sorts of extreme weather... a few bikes riding down them is not going to affect the environment massively. I've been to the old Rampage site and there's lots of trails and jumps knocking about, but it's not spoilt or damaged the landscape, nor affected any wildlife out there, which lets face it, is fuck all really. If the area was left untouched for a year, nature would completely reclaim it and it'd appear like we'd never touched it. Also Red Bull Rampage and youtube are't the reason there are gas stations and McDonalds around Virgin and La Verkin.
  • 5 5
 @SlodownU:
To Slodown and all others responding back about ISIS remark etc.
Here is what slowdown said....
"And the fact that "your working" is enough justification to do whatever you want, screw the consequences."

My response to him/her was solely to that train of thought. If you have that train of thought with everything you do in life, it's that kind of thought process that brings about screwed up people and things such as ISIS or whatever else you can think of that was or is a major catastrophe to earth and people. It was a comment toward that way of thinking, not mountain biking. You all knew DAMN WELL what I meant!
  • 3 1
 ..
  • 3 5
 @endlessblockades: Don't even go near the Cryto.......more fragile than a "snowflake"
  • 19 5
 Hey just replying on this. I'm very well aware of the impact of Mountain Biking on the world. It's a shame we can't ride without causing any issues, and damage of natural places, but just the making of any parts have an impact so does our riding. This specific location is not on a national park. Motorized vehicules, especially dirt bikes, quads... are not allowed, but it does not say anything about a MTB. Out of respect for the zone I did not comment on where it is and also did not use any shovel to move any piece of dirt or rock to keep this place as pretty as we found it. I can name more than one videos that required days of digging on similar locations. The only way anyone would recognize it, is if you have been there yourself.
  • 4 2
 @JamesGTi:
James - I hear what you are saying and know what you are thinking. I can tell you this, however; when the upper crusts of some of the delicate soil is broken and disturbed, it can cause erosion by water and mostly wind. Heck, Remy even commented how windy it is there! I have seen some areas where a truck has rode over and across some delicate desert soil and the marks are still there for more than 25, 30, sometimes 50 years! No kidding!!
I did some soil and land reclamation work for the US government many years ago and you'd be amazed how fast wind can destroy a "wounded" (for lack of a better term) ground cover.
Additionally, when referring to the old Rampage grounds - plants can be planted and things can be done to re-vegetate the area but many times, it's never native again. This is how invasive species of plants move in etc.

I realize that we can't just stop living. My concerns are more that many people will try this and want to sink their tires into that soft crust. Let's face it, it's an awesome feeling to crush into softness like ice layered over soft snow. Unfortunately, that crypto soil can take 70 years to mend.

I'm not against people wanting to ride down the sides of these things. I would love to if I could and HATS OFF to those of you that can! It's amazing!! Hopefully we can just keep it confined to one area and not the entire (name not mentioned of the area where he's riding) area where this soft delicate soil is. But then - now we're regulating, aren't we? LOL
  • 2 1
 I kind of agree with that comment, nevertheless, the level of ``irresponsability``here is relative compared for exemple to something we saw on video earlier about people riding forests freshly ravaged by fire - I think it was in California - In this case riding such zones was clearly irresponsible because nature has to restart and we know the time it needs and how fragile ecosystems can be.
Here, and as far as I can see, the zone is 100% mineral; no single plant or animal... but it`s not an excuse to kill the view.
When we see what Rampage caused on he landscape years after years, I wouldn`t like the same carnage for that place we see in the video. But I don`t think that trains of riders will come tomorrow with shovels, picks and bulldozers to disfigure that landscape... hopefully not.
  • 7 2
 @remymetailler:
Remy. I hope you didn't take this as any attack on you. I totally appreciate and admire you for the fact that you DIDN'T disclose the location of this area AND that you didn't use shovels. From that alone, I got the idea that you ARE wary of the delicate decision making there is to do or not to do this.
You are an "artist" on your bike as are the film makers that made the video. Totally awesome!!!.
My only concern - not with you - is that I hope everyone doesn't go out to the many places similar to this to try it. Again, no offense made toward you. It's everyone else's minds that need to be clear about the decision to do it more and more etc.

Thanks for your videos and riding and thanks for your respect to the land too.
  • 4 2
 @YogiBear2018:
I get your point. But at the end of the day, there are much bigger issues this planet is facing than some tyre tracks left in some soil in utah. We shouldn't be worried about some shrubs in Virgin, we should be worried about Japan starting whaling again, or palm oil plants destroying orangutan's habitats...
  • 4 0
 @dhmad: I was doing a hard cringe when I saw the tell tail signs of the crusty cryptobiotic soil.
  • 3 7
flag pkrides (Nov 21, 2019 at 13:55) (Below Threshold)
 Honestly there is really nothing to preserve in a place like that no plants, no wildlife. Once it rains no one will know remy was even there. I live like 10 min away from a place just like this I would know rather than someone who lives in a crowded area where they tell you this bullshit and people like you believe it. Where I live there is an ongoing debate about thinning the forest or just letting it grow. When I go out to ride in forests where logging has been banned it makes me sad to think of the eventual wildfires that will burn everything down because nobody thins the forest it is basically like dropping a lit match into a tinderbox. Sometimes yes its best to leave things the way the were found but other times human "enroachment'' is better for nature than nature is for itself if you know what I mean.
  • 2 2
 @skerby: unpopular opinion, but entirely true. All the folks who are pushing the land conservation virtue signaling have probably at least one time in their mtn biking life, made some kindof impact to the trail that disturbed the local ecosystem. Or, wait....are all my fellow mountain bikers a bunch of woke vegans now?! The world is huge and mountain bikers are not a huge bunch across the whole population. We all share in this planets environmental responsibility pool and none of us are exactly better than the other. Can't believe all the virtue signaling. Let em ride. I have an ebike and I could climb that shit but guess what? I already forgot about where it is or what it's called????????‍♂️????????‍♂️Oh well off to go watch another video of somebody wrecking a little lizards environment with a modern 2 wheeled human built vehicle that requires all kinds of potentially significant impacts to different environments as a community of consumers and enthusiasts LIKE US

Shut your old Schrader valves up and let these ppl ride. Or go burn youR GoPro camera and throw away your smartphone toO.
  • 3 1
 @remymetailler: how is it respect by not saying where it is? Im not trying to come here and throw shade but seriously, you go rally a zone which based on your response you just saw, cool no motors, didnt ask if bikes were ok and then you justify it all by saying out of respect im not going to tell you where this place is. I respect your talent no doubt but that was some bush leage ish bro
  • 1 0
 I think people should keep it in perspective. Think of all the bike stuff made from fossil fuels everyone buys, let alone all the stuff made from fossil fuels everyone buys for your life. Not saying just trash the environment, but guys riding bikes on desolate land for hundreds of miles around is very small impact compared to most things people do in their lives. When you travel abroad to third world countries, you will really see how badly trashed the environments are. There is always hiking for those who think mountain biking is too damaging to the environment. Wink
  • 3 1
 @tacklingdummy: So go ride it and don't post a video. The whole post it on IG for props and not disclose the location is such a douche move. Don't act like you're the first person to ever come across the place. Wanna keep it a secret then don't make a f*cking redbull video and put it online. Then say "out of respect for the place Im not going to disclose the location" Respect would have been not riding your bike there in the first place if you really felt that way about it.
  • 2 1
 Yo shut up , freeride is dope
  • 3 1
 Who gives af , it’s bunch of dirt n rocks , let them come @YogiBear2018:
  • 20 9
 Desert soil has a type of microfiber fungus on it that traps seeds and allows plants to germinate and grow. Without it, the desert dies. This fungus takes DECADES to grow and repair itself. Remy's lines here just set back 80-100 years worth of desert growth. And if you don't think this is an issue, you're uneducated on the impact it has. The desert dies as plants can't grow, and the soil, no longer held together by the crust blows across the desert and into the rocky mountains where it makes its way into the snowpack and causes further instabilities increasing avalanche severity and snow instability. Every decision we make has a lasting impact. Seriously uncool. Hope the magic internet points were worth it.
  • 8 3
 I love Remy's riding and channel, but I have to admit that it's painful to watch him plow through the first plant life to take foothold in that fragile soil.
  • 9 3
 @tripleultrasuperboostplusplus:
Funny - that's EXACTLY how I felt about it! I WANT to watch it but I just cant!! It's painful to watch yet so awesome too. It's like the S&M of Mountain biking! LOL
  • 7 4
 @tripleultrasuperboostplusplus:
DAMN!! I just watched it again and now I'm just upset about it. I don't think I can ever watch this again! People just shouldn't do this!

This is my last comment. I've said enough. Somehow, I feel kinda sick! LOL

Hopefully Remy and other riders and video makers will think twice about the negative impacts on the environment they create and negative publicity they might receive if they do something that probably felt in their gut that the shouldn't have.
  • 1 6
flag JamesGTi (Nov 21, 2019 at 10:32) (Below Threshold)
 My comment on a separate post applies to yours. I get your point. But at the end of the day, there are much bigger issues this planet is facing than some tyre tracks left in some soil in utah. We shouldn't be worried about some shrubs in Virgin, we should be worried about Japan starting whaling again, or palm oil plants destroying orangutan's habitats... Also your hint of the chaos theory here is kinda ridiculous.
  • 4 1
 @JamesGTi: Of course there are bigger issues, but that doesn't mean we can't put a stop to the silly little small ones right before our eyes.
  • 2 1
 @skycripp: interesting article

Let's be honest though, the effects of a few people riding their bikes compared to the larger picture, (dust storms for example) are infinitesimal...
  • 1 1
 @YogiBear2018: You should visit some third world countries where they dump sewage and chemicals into the same rivers where people bath and wash clothes. It will change your perspective on things. Riding a mountain bike on desolate land is tiny impact compare to what is happening in other third world countries.
  • 1 1
 @skycripp Why do you mountain bike? If I thought the way you do, mountain biking would be out of the question.
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: It's all about perspective. The reality is that as a human living on this planet, you're going to have impact. It's impossible to enjoy the earth without leaving any trace whatsoever. That being said, it's very possible to mountain bike while leaving a minimal impact: traveling on pre-sanctioned and legal trails is a great starter.

Mountain biking isn't synonymous with destroying nature. There are many sustainable trails that are fantastic. Remy's behavior here is not sustainable.
  • 2 2
 @skycripp: That is fine you think that way, but I don't think that way in the least. I don't think Remy's riding on desolate desert land is any less sustainable than you or me ripping your local trails. Go ride, have fun, and don't feel guilty about it. Cheers.
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: The difference is riding on sustainable, designated trails vs destroying desert landscape that takes decades to recover. To not see the difference is willful ignorance.
  • 1 2
 @skycripp: Please show me the scientific research behind the sustainable vs the unsustainable trails. I would like to read the data.

I have a BS in Biological Sciences and worked in research at Stanford briefly, so I like to read scientific research journals. Many research journals are very weak studies and have slanted information that doesn't hold weight. Just because it is printed, doesn't mean it is legitimate study.
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: If you need data to tell you what common sense should, you're beyond saving.

And with that last paragraph, I suggest you head on over to reddit and browse r/iamverysmart. You'll fit right in.
  • 1 0
 @skycripp: So, you don't have any data or research articles to back up your claims of sustainable and unsustainable land that has microfiber fungus that will set back the development 80-100 years if ridden on? I really wanted to read the data and the argument. Figures.
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: There is a plethora of data readily available on the internet that will tell you all about the fragility of the cryptobiotic crust, as well as its vitality to a healthy desert. Shame that having a BS didn't teach you how to enter things into a search bar.

If this was really about self-enlightenment and learning you would have looked it up for yourself. As it is, you just want to use your "BS in Biological Sciences" to pick apart every study put together by MS and PHD candidates. Go troll elsewhere.
  • 1 0
 @skycripp: I want the information that you have read that has made you think the way you do. Then, I can see if your opinions are valid or not. I really wonder what would make someone think that way.

Just because people have a MS or Phd and get something printed, doesn't mean their study holds weight or that is not slanted. Studies can be very slanted depending on who is paying for the study. I learned there is a ton of slanted/weak research studies done and many have been debunked.
  • 1 0
 @skycripp: I strive for the Truth and Facts.
  • 9 3
 Relative to biological soil crust of SE Utah ...

Unfortunately, humans can destroy soil crust and often do so without meaning to. Vehicle tracks, bicycles, and footprints are extremely harmful – even a single footprint can kill the soil crust immediately below. Continuous pressure can break up the crust. Then, rain or wind can scatter the pieces.

Impacted areas may never fully recover. Under the best circumstances, a thin veneer of biological soil may return in five to seven years. Mature crusts can take 50 years to strengthen. Lichens and mosses may take hundreds of years to recover.

Help us protect this fragile, but crucial, life by remaining on designated roads, routes, and trails at all times. Where hiking trails are not established, hike in sandy washes or on bare rock.
  • 4 4
 Some quick math (in freedom units):
3 inch average tread width damage (2.5 inch tire width + collapsed soil edges and/or misalignment of both tires)
x
1/4 mile per run
=
0.25 ft
x
1320 ft
=
About 330sq ft of cryptobiotic soil damage per run. That's about the size of a living room.
  • 4 1
 @tripleultrasuperboostplusplus:
now let the wind do the rest.
  • 8 2
 Good to see discussion of impacts on desert soils happening. Bummed that we as a community still don't understand that in terms of the big picture.
  • 5 0
 Oh yeah, that's fun. But towing the bike up each time must be pain in the ass...
  • 1 1
 Yeah, I ride uphill on all my rising but hike-a-bike sucks. I'd bring in the ATV to carry bikes to the top if possible.
  • 5 1
 Cant believe Remy didn´t get an invite or qualified to Rampage, one of the most talented, skilled freeriders today. Remy for Rampage 2020!!
  • 4 0
 Better impeach your president soon. The environmental impact of his golf courses and buildings have had way more impact.
  • 2 1
 So, I'm no biologist or geologist, but I think some of the posters might be jumping quickly to that any crusty soil is "crypto"
www.nps.gov/articles/seug-soil-crust.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_soil_crust

It's my personal opinion that we should 1) respect the boundaries of areas where different activities are and aren't allowed
& 2) recognize how to properly identify and respect those fragile, special things in this world.

If you think all of this soil he was on is cryptobiotic, I think you might want to discuss your opinions with those who have grazing allotments all over the west.
  • 2 0
 I don't think it is that Cryptobiotic soil either? I think that's usually darker and sort of mossy looking because of the organic component??

But I think there is another name for it, it's a crust that's built up and better resists erosion. (of which that still occurs, and for sure you can see the lines made through the crust from runoff,etc.) Anyway, I believe the issue is once the crust is broken erosion happens at a much higher rate. And depending on other factors it might not build the crust up again and just continue to erode and POOF your mountain is gone!

Anyway, since I've stayed at a Holiday Inn Express more than a few times I feel that I'm qualified to give a professional opinion... Smile
  • 4 0
 utah making men have wet dreams again
  • 12 0
 That's all they get in Virgin Utah.
  • 2 0
 HOLY SHIT that first blind drop... YIkes! And then the off camber curve you needed to make and stop before that gully at the bottom... dam dude. Nice!
  • 1 1
 There has been like a hundred MTB videos like this ripping Utah desert. This is the first time I have seen any comments concerned about the desolate desert land. Why isn't there comments like this about Red Bull Rampage? Wink Twilight Zone.
  • 1 1
 It looks like a lot of misunderstandings between people here yet the bickering back and forth brings us nowhere with a solution.
I don't think the original poster was suggesting this was all bad. Instead, it looks like he or she was saying that it's bad to publicize riding in untouched places. He or she didn't say that the rider was going to destroy the world by his one ride. Seems everyone read further than was suggested.

Here is the way I see it. The rider DID post this video set with the word "untouched" in it. For that matter, it seems he IS making a big thing out of riding on terrain that is untouched and even might be vulnerable to erosion or damage to the environment. By entitling the videos this way, it appears that he DOES know this was a questionable thing to do. Had it not been labeled this way, I think many people here would think differently or maybe not even brought it to topic at all. So, if the rider's intent or actions were truly careless with the environment, rather than argue with people here, just go after the rider and his filming crew.
From what I can see, it appears he's a professional rider. Why not hit up his sponsors and let them know that he might be a risk to them should he be destructive to the environment or whatever else he might be doing? Why not go to YouTube and do the same? Even this site has a reputation to uphold. Let these people and the sponsors be held liable or see the risk the rider might pose for them. This will make the rider think twice about being responsible in the future.
Much like our freedoms we have in the USA, to vote for politicians; if you don't like what someone is doing, then vote them out! That is the power we all have! If the rider here is being irresponsible, then let his sponsors know about it. Arguing over the type of soil, what the scientists say, or who did this or that isn't going to get anyone anywhere.
  • 1 0
 Wow... That's pushing it a bit. Do you know where is that zone? It's not Big Water, or Green River, but it looks similar. It is legal to ride bikes there, and it's a spot that a few locals like to keep secret. It's not forbidden to bike there, and plenty of people have ridden it. It might be a fragile territory (Like many other places of Utah or BC), but what I did is not a huge issue.

I'm very involved with several projects regarding protecting our beautiful planet as well as the community (and some of my sponsors are as well), and I'm well aware of the impact riding can have on it and on that zone in particular.

No need to push it that far.
  • 1 1
 @remymetailler:
I don't really care where it is. It seems that a lot of people here DO care where it is, however. You mention that a lot of local riders like to keep that area secret. Well, just as the original poster suggested and was his or her main point, you just announced it to the world!!!

You admit that this might be a fragile territory and then you turn and say its not a huge issue. What kind of a contradictory person are you? You say you're involved with projects that protect our world - do these groups know what you just did?

Pinkbike just posted an article about the US Forest Service being sued over allowing e-mountain bikes on the trails. This is the kind of bad publicity that mountain bikers don't need. It can put ALL of us in a situation where our riding privileges can be taken away from designated areas. You may not live in the US or give much of a damn about US open lands as, being a pro rider, you have more access to places the general public can't ride. Don't "F" things up for all of us with your "untouched" type videos!
YES, sometimes there IS a need to "push it that far" and I hope you can see that a bit more clearly now.
  • 1 0
 @Single-Rider: Look, nothing was built. It's not secret trail where builders did put hundreds of hours. I would not have filmed that. This a place that was shape like this by mother nature.

Our environment is fragile, just like this place is. You live in Las Vegas, literally a town built in the middle of nowhere for $ purposes. It is the same for us here in Squamish, and Whistler.

The way I rode that place was very respectful. Why do you decide to have a go at me when some film crew spent 10 days on similar places building a jump course for a 3min video? You also probably are a fan of Rampage were the damage made is 1000 times worst.

Let's not be hypocritical on the Internet. Also I do care about your country, and your rules. Which is why I respect these rules.

Cheers, enjoy the ride,
  • 1 1
 @remymetailler:
You still don't see the point here, do you?
Take down that video or at least change the title and information on it stating "untouched freeride lines in Utah".
Don't encourage people to go to the few untouched areas to damage them and don't tell people where it is.
That's the point!
If you don't, maybe someone else should or will.
  • 1 0
 @Single-Rider: You would not where it is unless you have been. I don't have the control on the tittle once Pinkbike has published it (They are the one who made the tittle as well). To be honest it's so far down that no one sees it anymore.

Why don't you go and see the government to pass a law about making forbidden MTB in any desert?
  • 1 1
 @remymetailler:
With regard to your last comment I still argue that you just DON"T get the point!

I've got an idea. How about if you post some or all of your sponsors names here and see if anyone takes you up on the challenge? Rather than making stupid remarks about seeing the government to pass laws (which you know is ridiculous) why don't you put your money where your mouth is? Post your sponsors names here!!
Let's see how "brave" (or brazen??) you are! Let's see if you truly care about things like this or if you're just spouting your mouth off like a typical celebrity.
What do you have to lose? You've already said that most people aren't seeing this anymore. Go for it!
  • 2 0
 Hey Remy, would love to see a bikecheck. Can't seem to figure out why your Cube looks alright and others don't.
  • 1 1
 The murdered out in black colour scheme always look good.
  • 1 1
 Hey I do have one of this bike on Youtube.
  • 1 0
 DVO in front ;-)
  • 3 1
 I'm offended... waaa waaa waaa. That's all I'm hearing. Go ride a bike and shut up.
  • 4 2
 Untouched...minus all the tire marks.
  • 1 0
 LOL! My first thoughts too. Maybe could have started the vid with an "actual" untouched line? Though I'm assuming those are all "their" tire marks practicing before the video...
  • 1 1
 @stiingya: It's all my tires marks. I did some stuff two or three times. People have ridden that same area before. Could not see any tire marks though as the wind and the snow covers it and make it disappear.
  • 1 0
 @remymetailler: nice shred! I figured they were you or your group. Was just funny VS the title! Smile

What are your thoughts on this kind "off piste riding" VS conservation, etc.?
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 @stiingya: Anyone who knows me knows that I car a lot about our planet. I do my best on every aspect to limit my impact. I'm mostly vegan for environmental reasons, I pick up trash, limit my waste, buy locally, limit driving, flying, ride share... No I don't feel terrible about a few tire marks on the desert. It is countless of times smaller impact than most of the other activities human do theses days. Just building an highway in that zone has a much bigger impact. Also, most people who recognized that zone (It's not green river) are locals who rode around there.
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 @remymetailler: Appreciate the honest response. I'm certainly not innocent of exploring some new lines in the middle of nowhere. Just like 800% LESS dangerous than what you were doing! Smile But it is for sure worth considering the impact it makes.
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 Yeah, but what about the wind? Did the wind affect the uphill climbs? It was hard to see the wind too...
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 There is zero cryptobiotic soil in that area, it is not the fragile snowflake environment many posters here are. Yes, us locals recognize that area. Us locals also know it isn't what it is being made out to be by a few here.
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 Wow...Remy your THE MAN!
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 ahhh there are the POV shots. so sick!
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 Booooo, bad on Pink Bike, this is getting ridiculous, stop promoting environmental degradation!
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 I do agree, just that it started out really cool and I got carried away with the stoke... There does seem to be a need for a little more added responsibility in some of these amazing videos. Hell even basic videos are full of skidding, berm blasting and occasional trail cutting that takes a toll...
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 This video got me so stoked on riding! Just came back from a ride, can't wait for the next!
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 Nice. Go somewhere deserted, bring your bike and ride !
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 ***after you do your homework on the status of the area!
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