Video: Riding the Dark, Steep Woods of Sweden in 'Vigilant'

Feb 23, 2020
by Oliver Haggren  
Views: 10,551    Faves: 39    Comments: 2


You have to be vigilant when riding in the dark steep woods of Sweden. See Victor Rosenbeck, a talented Danish freerider shredding the steep tracks of Sweden.

Dark, misty and rain and no wind. Perfect conditions for loam shredding. Victor is the Danish ''Master of Loam'' It's his specialty and he makes it look easy. This project was as made for Victor! He blends really well in with the style of the video. Elegant and yet showing how technical the tracks are.

You have to be vigilant when riding in the dark steep woods of Sweden. See Victor Rosenbeck a talented danish freerider shredding the steep tracks of Sweden.

These very natural trails of Sweden is filled with rocks and loam. It's steep and fast.

You have to be vigilant when riding in the dark steep woods of Sweden. See Victor Rosenbeck a talented danish freerider shredding the steep tracks of Sweden.
You have to be vigilant when riding in the dark steep woods of Sweden. See Victor Rosenbeck a talented danish freerider shredding the steep tracks of Sweden.

Victor scouting his lines and thinking of not crashing. Got to be Vigilant.




I wanted to create this scary yet elegant scene video. Three years ago I saw a video with classical music with Remy Metaillier. Ever since I've wanted to create a similar yet my own style video. The first screengrab from the film is raw footage straight out the camera. The next is the finished look. I spend a lot of time trying to color grade the video to this dark look. I get a lot of inspiration from Rupert Walker. His filming has inspired me to make different types of mountain bike films that don't stick to the ''average'' style videos most are shot in.

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49 Comments

  • 19 0
 really good job there; riding and editing are a piece of art. I like the atmosphere there, made me want to ride in the rain.
  • 4 0
 Appreciate the feed back! Thank you Smile Rain isn't so bad Wink
  • 1 0
 @oliverurban: Nice work mate! Where is Sweden is this? Which town?
  • 3 0
 @bpnic: It's near Malmø. Genarp. South Sweden
  • 1 0
 Nice, looks like BC without the massive prehistoric trees.
  • 3 0
 @jorgeposada: Yeah exactly. I've been to Whistler and this place gives me memories from the park! It reminded me of the old video ''In The Zone - GARBO'' from Whistler 2014. Similar conditions. Fog, Rain.
  • 1 0
 @oliverurban: Genarp is where I started riding in the -90's Smile Usually go back once a year in the summer when visiting the old parents.
  • 7 0
 Different, inspiring and poetic. Thanks!
  • 1 0
 Thank you a lot! I wanted to create something different and didn't know if it was gonna work. Glad you liked it! Smile
  • 6 0
 Brilliant
  • 1 0
 ^^
What he said. 10/10
  • 1 0
 @jackalope: @shaerle Thank you both a lot! Smile
  • 4 0
 That was awesome, the scenery, music and yours skills mixed perfectly!!! thanks for creating it.
  • 2 0
 I really appreciate that! I worked hard and it makes me so happy with this response! But I couldn't have done it without Victor on the bike!
  • 5 0
 Uighur så lækkert pøjker
  • 7 0
 I plus-oned this comment because it sounded like Loic describing how his bike works to his mechanic.
  • 1 0
 @rrolly: part typo-/autocorrect part screwed up danish
  • 1 0
 Nice. I'm an ex-pat from California currently living north of Copenhagen (In Rungsted / Horsholm area) and ride Rude Skov, Geels, the roots of Stor Dyrehaven, and Tisvilde all the time (I'm mainly an XC rider). I haven't ridden over in the Malmo / Lund area yet and this has given me some inspiration to do so soon. Like, WAKI says somewhere above however, maybe a bit after the trails dry out a little more Smile
  • 1 0
 Let me know when if you want company. SoCal resident for past 20 years currently in Malmö for the foreseeable future.
More of an enduro/down country guy but love gravel riding in LA and built up a hard tail special for Sweden.
  • 1 0
 Nice music, lucky no ice to foul up the riding. In middle Finland there is little snow but lots of slick ice which is annoying. Been a weird winter such as it is.

The Piano was a nice change of pace musically. I would image from my travels through Sweden that Husqvarna would be alright down south to ride other than that - it's up north to Åre in the Alps as mentioned by our resident Waki. Then there is Norway - shout out to our Norwegian friends for giving Finland a mountain. Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Great filming and riding. Kind of unreal to watch my old stomping grounds since forever displayed right next to the usual, slightly more famous, riding locations
  • 1 0
 Lækker dyster video. Det er jo ikke meget dansk man ser på pinkbike. Vi er vist ikke de eneste i Skandinavien der drukner i regn.
  • 1 0
 Mange tak! Smile Ja der er en fed ting at få lidt dansk på forsiden!
  • 3 0
 This conveys the feeling of ballet perfectly.
  • 3 0
 That was an extremely well thought out and executed edit. It flows.
  • 1 0
 Thank you! It was pure luck we had that weather! The wind and rain stopped while filming and we got the foggy conditions. Made the whole video a lot better!
  • 4 1
 Saaavøw propaaa ladd
  • 2 0
 Where exactly is this place?
  • 3 0
 It looks like that almost everywhere in Sweden where you have hills. Quite frankly it usually is a much better riding than this. The issue is that there is no way to make something looking exciting in this landscape. You have to dig hell of a lot and be a master at planning the trail, otherwise... it looks like Down country. Few dudes I know did a good video long time ago and they were pedaling their lungs out to get anything looking even remotely fast. To get proper sendshreddage you have to go to real mountains and those are quite far away from civilization, like Åre. It takes me as much time to get to Finale Ligure than to Åre.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Waki I've infiltrated your city and am currently living here. Any top spots for a bit of downcountry gravel riding?
  • 3 0
 @Protato: try Änggården on Traiforks. Right now it’s one of few rideable areas and not everywhere. Eventually Lackarebäck area if yiu want some descents, but in general the forest is soft as hell with sht loads of water and mud. Even normally driest trials are one big mud fest. It’s the Magic Mary/ shorty time Smile My Enduro bike is in pieces now, I am only dirt jumping in Kallebäck. Then I got some inflammation issues with my joints again, this year I am resting out, won’t be as stupid as last year - so I don’t think I am heading into the woods before mid March. Msg me in a month I can guide you around.
  • 2 0
 really cool...... makes me want to go out in the rain as well
  • 1 0
 I did the video just right then! Smile Thank you
  • 2 0
 Very beautiful and simple. Nice job!
  • 1 0
 Big Thanks! Smile
  • 1 0
 Do you guys in Scandianavian countries always use -50% saturation on everything you do or am I imagining things?
  • 1 0
 Haha I havne't seen any like that yet. Here I tried to make a dark theme riding video Smile
  • 2 0
 @wakidesigns Jämtland is the very cradle of civilization you heathen
  • 1 0
 That’s like... Siberia bro. I need my preride Latte with hipsters and after ride beer.

Now that I think about it... actually in Gbg hipsters have been pushed out by pretentious DINKsters... or maybe hipsters just got well paid jobs... or their parents bought them apartments in the center
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: you’re just zealous.
  • 2 0
 What's the music? George Winston?
  • 1 0
 I've got it from Artist. The song is called ''Waiting by chromaticity''
  • 2 0
 Niiiice
  • 2 0
 Mossy greatness.
  • 1 0
 Excellent video all around.
  • 1 0
 Awesome to see a fellow dane on Pinkbike! Great and beautiful video!
  • 1 0
 What grips do you run?
  • 2 0
 He uses the 50 01 grips
  • 1 0
 Info on the song?

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