Video: Ripping Slick Jungle Trails in Costa Rica With Jeff Kendall-Weed & Surviving the Emergency Room

Jul 27, 2018
by Jeff Kendall-Weed  




Community. The Central American community. The enduro community. While a handful of days is nowhere near enough time to really understand a new culture, this one theme kept coming up during this riding trip to Costa Rica. Just how did this overriding sense of community grab me?

I had never been to Central America, though I had spent a great deal of time attempting to get to know the scene in Costa Rica before heading south from the Pacific Northwest that I call home. I had been working with local customers in the country, and from trying to understand the business side of the mountain bike scene there, I could tell there was something special about this place. But without a visit, I couldn’t quite put my finger on what exactly that was. Pura Vida... I had an idea about what that means on paper, but what would it feel like to live it?

All good trips start with an early wake up. In this case, we were out of the house around 3am.

When the opportunity came to finally make the trek south, I simply did what I’ve always done when I’m hoping to learn more about a place: I called a local bike shop owner. More specifically, I contacted one who appeared to be well involved in the riding scene. Sure enough, Oscar Avila, owner of Avimil Distribution, answered many of my questions. But what he did next really blew me away.

The man with the plan- Oscar Avila, former professional motocross racer turned bicycle fanatic, introduced us to many others in the Costa Rican enduro scene.

Oscar arranged for us to spend a great deal of time riding with Roy Mora, a young friend of Oscar’s, but for the most adventurous portion of the visit, our road trip to Providencia, Oscar had arranged for us to stay and ride with Andres Martinez. Andres is the premier racer for a competing distribution company. We didn’t share the same sponsors, we simply shared the goal of riding our bikes in rad places and as fast as possible. And this was really cool. How many companies would put a visiting rider in direct contact with a competing rider, who is actively pushing opposing brands, with the overriding goal of showing this foreigner the best possible example of the local riding scene?

My experiences with the bike industry have generally been that it is a friendly little community. Sure, there are always plenty of competitors, and generally, competing brands keep to their own tracks. With this sort of a background, Oscar’s vision of the Costa Rican enduro scene was far wider than what I had been expecting.

Adventure Park manages to include everything that a tourist might want to do, including wheelies.

Costa Rica is a very small country in terms of population as well as in land. What I didn’t realize prior to the trip is that while the country might look small on the map, it’s actually a bit like a skyscraper. It has a lot more land in the vertical plane than one might expect. The volcanos and mountain peaks provide ample elevation for some massive descents.

The rain forest is home to many creatures, including wasps (avispas), which managed to sting all of us by the end of our trip!

I was not traveling alone on this trip, as I’d be joined by fellow PNW residents Logan Nelson and Eric Mickelson. Logan and I have filmed many videos together, but I had never met Eric before the trip. Well, that’s not entirely true- 36 hours before take off, I made sure to stop by his home and finally introduce myself, but we’d never worked together previously. What could possibly go wrong?

When hardpacked, the rain forest dirt was ready to throw anyone to the ground, but once churned up from a few riders, it made for a tasty treat of tacky grip.

I was not traveling alone on this trip, as I’d be joined by fellow PNW residents Logan Nelson and Eric Mickelson. Logan and I have filmed many videos together, but I had never met Eric before the trip. Well, that’s not entirely true- 36 hours before take off, I made sure to stop by his house and say hello, but we’d never worked together previously. What could possibly go wrong?

Who says you can't ride an enduro bike on a downhill track?

Once in Costa Rica, we rode three distinct riding areas. The first venue we sampled, Adventure Park, is part logging forest, with an active operation to harvest local hardwoods. Along with the logging, the park is also shared by a paintball course, and all of this has a series of zip-lines running above it and through the vibrant forest canopy. Yes, we were riding trails while screaming tourists occasionally soared by overhead! Adventure Park had just hosted a local enduro race a day before our visit, and is a common spot for San José locals to ride.

The dark forest canopy hid the blistering central American sun from our pasty white PNW skin.




Similar to much of the PNW, this mountain combines a managed logging effort with a mountain bike recreation presence.

Much of the Costa Rican logging equipment was reminiscent of a time long since passed.

Providencia, with its requisite road trip south from San Jose, is a spot that I’ll never forget. The main road to arrive to Providencia was closed due to a massive landslide, so we were on a highly trafficked back route. The road never seemed either flat or straight. For a solid two hours, still grungy from our ride at Adventure Park, we were constantly zigging and zagging, not just left and right, but up and down as well. After stopping for a delicious truck stop dinner (seriously- amazing chicken gallas, like tacos but Costa Rican style, complete with beet salad, it was amazing), we eventually made it to a dirt road. Great, we thought, we’ll be there soon! As the crow flies, we weren’t terribly far from our destination, maybe 30 km. However, as the truck drives, we still had over an hour to go. And around 2,000 meters of descending. Once we turned onto that steep dirt road in Parque Nacional de Quextales, we began the most difficult part of the journey.

Arriving in Providencia late at night meant we got to witness an astounding stellar show. It also meant that sunrise would be eagerly awaited- we wanted to see this mountain rain forest with our own eyes!

When the town of Providencia was founded in 1948, only a few small dirt paths were used to transport local coffee bean crops from the 9000’ high mountains of the region to the nearest co-op in Copey, where the farmers sold their crops. Teams of up to 25 horses, all loaded with coffee beans, spent four hours crossing the jungle rain forest. They hoped to avoid any encounters with other farmers who might be going the opposite direction on the narrow trails. Around 1952, the first roads were built. The region continued with slow but steady upgrades, though the population only recently surpassed 300 residents. In 2002, the first electrical lines were developed.

Andres Martinez, our guide for the visit to Providencia, and holder of the local number 1 plate in the enduro series. That coffee was grown in the front yard of the cabin- delicious!

The searing smell of burning brake pads defined my first impressions of Providencia. For well over an hour, as the brakes smoked, we continued our way into this remote valley. The night was dark as could be, and after experiencing the more common trails of Adventure Park that morning, we were excited to ride something more remote and mysterious. Eventually we heard the sounds of a very swift river. This meant we were finally nearing our destination.

Waking up to a view of the Pacific in the far distance.

After we finally made our way through town--about three blocks long, with a handful of lights, a school, a bar, a temple, and a store--we stretched our legs in the yard outside of Andres’ family cabin. We felt incredibly fortunate to get to stay at the family cabin, complete with running water and electricity. The Milky Way was extremely humbling when viewed from this latitude, and the lack of severe light pollution made for an incredible nightscape. Andres’ father had worked with some locals to build this cabin years ago, and with the sole goal of making frequent trips to the remote mountain town more feasible. We planned to greet the dawn in a few short hours, excited to see a view of the Pacific some 70 km away, framed neatly between some steep mountains. Ah yes, mountains, we also looked forward to throwing some knobbies down these things!

The jungle tracks lend themselves nicely to shuttles. Here we join David Retana, and his father, Sergio, shuttles us to the trail. Sergio has lived in Providencia his whole life, and his father was one of the original pioneers of the region, leading teams of horses out of the valleys all loaded with coffee beans. We now ride our bikes on these old trails.

Wednesday morning, feeling the visceral effects of several days wide awake well before an equatorial dawn, we struggled out of bed at 4:30 am to watch the sunrise. Sunrises are very quick at the equator, and for a breathtaking ten minutes, we were treated to an other-worldly pink sky. Frantically “life-styling” as hard as we could, drones were flown, B-roll was shot, and coffee was made. Oh, the coffee: amazingly rich and full bodied, but with a taste closer to a light roast that we might see in the States. Lo and behold, Copey is known for some of the best coffee in the world, and I would agree. Knowing the coffee was grown only a few meters from the cabin gave “local” a new meaning.

Chasing Andres down El Pionero.

Andres and Roy made us an amazing Costa Rican breakfast of gallo pinto, and we met with David Retana, whose new Davinci Wilson we were delivering, at 7:45 that morning. David is known for being crazy, and has a rock star twinkle in his eye. He is a life-long resident of Providencia, for all his 23 years. He met us in a red and black Nissan 4x4, with his father Sergio, and his mother. David had been saving his money for 7 years, he was beyond excited to finally take delivery of his new bike. We walked across the street to show it to his sister, who runs the family business, the town general store.



As we shuttled to the top of the mountain, Sergio showed us his family’s home and mountain biker dormitory. Built entirely out of local hardwood, including cypress, ira, and magnolia, the guesthouse was amazing. Finely finished walls, beds, and floors were accented by a high end tile and glass bathroom. Sergio is 62 years old and has spent his whole life in Providencia. His grandparents did the original coffee route to Copey.


We met a couple local boys, William and John Paul, who had been doing trail work on the descent. After sessioning some jumps with them, it started raining. Hard. We pushed on, simply stoked to be in the rainforest, hearing the sounds of the monkeys, watching the rain drop from the enormous leaves, and witnessing some massive mushrooms. We finally escaped the mountain right as the lighting began to reach its peak for the day.

William and John Paul were doing some trail maintenance while David tries out his new bike. Many local kids LOVE the influx of mountain bikers on most weekends.

There's more than one way to ride a bike! Check out the differences between Andres and Jeff's distinctive riding styles.

Providencia was such a welcoming place. Everyone knew each other. The mix of old school farming community with a constant flow of riders, trout fishermen, and rock climbers made for a wonderfully laid back vibe. This town embodied Pura Vida.

As is to be expected in the rain forest, heavy rains every afternoon kept the dirt nice and tacky.

Wide-eyed to the Central American lifestyle, we left Providencia, aiming to ride the Senderos de Colón the next day. This was also a common spot to host races and events, and many riders I met mentioned they ride here daily. Warm showers that night back in San José never felt so sweet!

That red dirt hooks up nicely!

Senderos was the most heavily ridden spot of the trip, with an established infrastructure and trail maps. As is often the case, this local riding hub was the cornerstone for the local riding community. It was clear that Senderos de Colón, with its bike wash stations, picnic tables, and bike storage at the trailhead, was a perfect community hub. Roberto, the owner, was quite excited to see us, and gave us a personal tour of one of his favorite tracks. Once on the trails, we were lucky enough to meet Omar and Michael, two full-time trail maintenance workers. Omar helped us build a trial lip for a silly line we wanted to attempt, and Michael mentioned that he’d worked there for 2 years and 7 months, and that it had yet to feel like work.

When it rains in the PNW, we are quite accustomed to simply pushing through, getting wet, and continuing to enjoy our ride. Maybe we blew it by continuing to ride? It didn't seem too sketchy at first!

Quickly, the skies turned from a rich blue to a dark black, and by noon time the typical torrential down-pour began. I kept jumping. All was good. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I’m used to the rain. Then we got to the last jump, a small right hand hip. I looked at it to be sure it’d be OK to send without slowing or needing to accelerate. Looked great. Hit it, all still good. Then shortly after landing, maybe two seconds later, my wheels randomly blew out from under me and I slammed down on my left side.

A patch of clay about 1 x 2 meters was exposed, and I hadn’t thought twice about it. The dirt just beyond this section of clay had all washed away, exposing some cheese-grater rocks, hungry for unprotected flesh. Sure enough, at full tilt, I slid through these rocks, flesh exposed and all.

That red dirt hooks up nicely!

The bright Central American sun, some amazing dirt, and an excellent bike park. Yes!

I expected to be dizzy and see stars, but I didn’t. I had hit my head really, really hard, but the glancing blow was somehow deflected by the high tech helmet. My shirt was torn, and my arm was leaking a lot of blood. My pelvis, which had broken pretty badly just 2 years ago on that same side, was discolored and had a marble sized hole in it that had begun to pump blood. My hand had a pea-sized hole. And my elbow had some sort of a gash. We went back to the hotel so I could clean up and assess. In the shower I finally saw just how deep and long the elbow cut was, so we had Roy take us to a local urgent care, as this would require stitches.

Senderos de Colón, just outside of San Jose, is a popular riding spot that hosts a lot of local races.

Rain is pretty typical for us back home, so we thought we'd continue on as such here in CR.



One small section of hardpack clay had algae on it, and this was enough to put our riding to an end.

A broken acromion (front of the scapula), a mild grade 2 shoulder separation, a broken helmet, three stitches in the hand, and five stitches in the elbow.

We found a local doctor’s office, and met Dani and Adrian at the office, a husband-wife doctor combo. Like me, they are parents of a toddler. They charged me a reasonable $60 for the 8 stitches and assessment. They didn’t mind the pool of red blood that my arm left on their otherwise spotless floor. Unfortunately, they were out of stock of Tdap shots, but I wouldn’t mind returning to Costa Rica to otherwise capitalize on the wonderful medical facilities. Adrian examined my shoulder, which hurt in some unusual ways. After an amazing, traditional Tico (Costa Rican) style lunch of gallas, we were back to packing, enjoying a final dinner out with Oscar, and flying home. A few days later and back in the USA, I would find out that the acromion (front of the scapula) was broken.

Good bye Costa Rica, we'll be back!

Mountain biking is an incredible sport, but what really makes it even more special are the strong communities that form when riders and trails support each another. Costa Rica is a glowing example of this. The scene was small, and everyone knows each other. It was a breath of fresh air to be welcomed into it. Driving home from the airport, my shoulder hurt, but my heart felt full. I finally understood what Pura Vida means: a community that simply loves to have fun together. Sign me up! And if anyone has a line on where to get a Tdap shot, let me know.


Produced by: Jeff Kendall-Weed
Cinematography: Logan Patrick Nelson
Photography: Eric Mickelson

Supported by:

Camelbak, Ibis Cycles, Kali Protectives, Kitsbow Cycling Apparel, Avimil Distribution

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MENTIONS: @jeffweed / @loganpnelson / @ericmickelson / @kitsbow / @ibiscycles / @kaliprotectives / @CamelBak




146 Comments

  • + 69
 Just one look at Jeff Weed's smile makes me smile. A truly joyful individual.
  • + 13
 plus that dog!
  • + 26
 Thank you!
  • + 9
 @underhawk: So many friendly dogs in CR!
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 @JeffWeed: Vancouver to CR wtf man that flight had to be like 80 hours
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 @JeffWeed: so true, I visited there a few years ago, bikeless sadly, and so many dogs. Most were strays, but would joyfully lay beside me as I ate outside or walked on trail. I ended up creating a whole photo album of just the stray pups. Pura Vida!!
  • + 1
 @JeffWeed: also, you should come ride in western nc, pisgah area.
  • + 1
 @slayersxc17: Ah cool! We met so many friendly pups! And Riley at FlowPhotoCo even has a stray CR pup he brought back to the USA.
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 @slayersxc17: Will definitely get back, hopefully fall time later this year!
  • - 1
 when you're wearing $300 shorts and $150 jersey by Kitsbow, hell yeah! smile the whole way. Cool dude. Glad to see he got to ride a lot before the minor crash.
  • + 1
 I finally figured it out. JKW is the Euell Gibbons of mountain biking! Spreading happy stoke wherever he goes, and making you want to go there too.

—Look it up if you’re not an old PBS watcher from California.
  • + 1
 @nsteele: definitely an appropriate label for @JeffWeed. Would love to go ride the trails back in my beloved Costa Rica! Miss my mother land. Glad to see the scene getting so big everywhere. Such a great sport and outdoors activity. Pura vida, maes!
  • + 13
 @JeffWeed So impressed that you make time to answer people on here, in such a great number! I have to say - of all the people whose riding shows up here on Pinkbike, it's yours I admire most, and your attitude and perspective on the riding. Just back from some singletrack exploration in the Alps, and you'd never guess whose videos we were watching in the evenings for a bit of extra pep the next day... Thanks for the continuing inspiration.

I hope you're feeling better - last time I did that to an elbow I ended up passing out in a bush from the shock and getting it sewn up quite some time later - and that wasn't even with a break!
  • + 7
 Thanks so much Dominic! I try to be as accessible as possible, and it's always more fun when someone gets back your comment! Man, singletrack exploration in the alps- that sounds sweet! Hope your own elbow is doing well!
  • + 13
 Why does JK-W even have a front wheel?
  • + 5
 Right?! Haha thanks man!
  • + 4
 @JeffWeed: you fricken rip bro, inspiring watching you
  • + 1
 @twozerosix Smile )) Nice one
  • + 9
 Typically I don't get inspired much by trip write-ups or post of riding in remote places. A lot of them seem prestigious and main purpose is to market products. This is one is of the few post and pictures that caught my attention. Mainly because of the pureness, authenticity and the expression of freedom. Very inspiring article.
  • + 2
 Thanks Pawelw! We had a great time putting this together, and an amazing time meeting everyone in CR!
  • + 9
 Somehow Jeff manages to smile in every picture, I guess the smirk never comes off his face when riding...can't blame him!
  • + 3
 the hines ward of mtb...
  • + 2
 Seriously! Stop having so much fun while I'm at my desk working!
  • + 3
 I think the picture of him injured is the first I've seen without a huge smile. The technical stuff he does with a massive smile is awesome. My face is typically one of "I'm about to poop myself" in that situation.
  • + 1
 It's be pretty tough to not be stoked, riding in the rain forest and all!
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 @rocky-mtn-gman: Googling in 3, 2, 1...
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 @jasbushey: yeah smacking the ground that hard sucks! I broke that side of my pelvis two years ago and it hit the ground REAL hard in that crash, it even turned purple. Luckily the only broken bone was the front of the scapula.
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 @rocky-mtn-gman: Absolutely brilliant! hahaha
  • + 1
 @JeffWeed: great story as usual, seriously though if you are sponsored by kali protection why don't you wear elbow pads
  • + 1
 @mark3: Great question Mark! I had elbow pads with me and actually left them in the truck since when we started shooting early that morning it was HOT. And super humid. Once the rain started coming we figured get all that we could before things were flooded and running back to the truck wasn't an option. If I could do it again, I'd probably forgo the pads a second time since it was so crazy hot. Most of our lenses were fogged up from condensation we didn't get much footage that morning anyhow!
  • + 4
 Ah man! Love JKW vids. Sitting here in my hospital bed after a very similar crash that resulted in a very similar forearm cut. Sadly mine got badly infected and it's been surgery and 4 nights in hospital on IV antibiotics to get right. Take your cuts seriously folks...and consider elbow protection!
  • + 5
 Thanks Dustfarter! Hope you heal quick, 4 night stay at the hospital is no joke!!
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 @JeffWeed: Thank you.
  • + 12
 @JeffWeed: I bet Jeff never woke up this morning thinking he was going to type "Thanks Dustfarter."
  • + 2
 @rrolly: Hahaha there are quite a few awesome usernames here!
  • + 4
 All the slo-mo used in these videos makes some of JKW's maneuvers seem so doable. Then you watch the full speed shot and realize why he's the one in the video instead of you. Love watching his riding.
  • + 4
 Thanks man! We try not to over-do the slomo but it can be really helpful in showing what's happening on certain things. Glad you liked the vid!
  • + 6
 What a name for a riding spot: Senderos. Awesome!
  • + 2
 Hahaha totally sweet! Senderos means trails in Spanish.
  • + 2
 @JeffWeed: that makes it even cooler
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 You are an absolute master, the way you control a bike is ridiculous. As others have said, your smile and style are such a positive inspiration. Thank you for an awesome, and genuine video, and for being honest about the health care available in Costa Rica. That clinic looked absolutely spotless! I hope your shoulder heals fast!
  • + 1
 Thank you! Clinic wasn't so spotless after I bled all over their floor, hahaha! Seriously though, it was great to have such amazing health care so close and so affordably priced. If you can get down to CR, I'd recommend it!
  • + 1
 Love what you guys are doing in your films Jeff! They are not fake, they have humor, seriously good riding you rabbit you and are well put together! It actually reminds me a little of what Phil Rosenthal is doing with his food and travel show. It's kinda just delightful.

A+ to your sound engineer / cameraman.
  • + 1
 Thank you so much boxxerace! That means a lot! Logan is an amazing editor and filmer, stoked to have him behind the scenes!
  • + 1
 The adventure park is Barva Heredia just outside San Jose, the trails are excellent even by BC standards. The difficulty is renting bikes if you’re not bringing your own, as noted the riding community is awesome there- I randomly emailed the CR Loose Riders club for info when I couldn’t find any bike rentals, they put the word out to their members and came up with a private rental for me, a perfect stranger. Unfortunately I didn’t even get to meet the guys who helped me out in person as they were both out of town the day I rode, some beers of gratitude are owed on my next trip.
  • + 1
 Sounds like you had a great trip as well! Adventure Park was cool, and it'd be awesome to get back and ride a wider variety of the trails!
  • + 1
 Can totally vouch that the Adventure Park is awesome. Was just there in April to do the zip-lines with my better half. The guys that run it are super nice. I was bummed that they don't offer bikes to rent, so I'll have to find a way to bring mine down next time. And there definitely will be a next time because Costa Rica is amazing.
  • + 1
 Right on! Adventure Park had just hosted a race two days before we were there shooting. I had to spend those days with the family, otherwise it'd have been rad to do the race and meet a ton more of the locals! Next time indeed! Maybe you can do one of their races?
  • + 1
 Would this be Adventure Park near Arenal, or another? There are a few places in CR w/that name.
I saw the trails there years ago when we passed through, but didn't get to ride them - next trip!
  • + 1
 @lubes17319: Near Heredia, not too far from San Jose!
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 @lubes17319 @JeffWeed:
Yeah, we stayed at Hotel Chalet Tirol, which isn't that far as the crow flies, but is a 30 min drive around the Barva volcano. The hotel was excellent as well and you could tell that a lot of locals like to stay there to get away from the heat of the city in San Jose.
  • + 1
 Doesn't surprise me at all that a Costa Rican would recommend their "competition" if they thought they might be able to help you out in a batter way. They're seriously the nicest people on the planet down there, which is probably why I don't know many people who have only gone once, everybody seems to plan their return trip in the airport on their way home.

Definitely need to drop the wife off at a spa and get some riding in next trip, hero dirt everywhere!
  • + 1
 It was way cool, mellow vibes all around! I can't wait to get back as well!!! Considering a return in ~6 months to dodge the PNW winter!
  • + 4
 He IS mortal. Somehow I thought JKW was always one with the bike, like it could him no wrong.
  • + 4
 Hahaha! Mother Earth likes to remind us who is in charge sometimes! This was pure accident, and if I could go back in time, I wouldn't have changed anything. It wasn't some sort of sketchy jump or trick or whatever, just a random, crazy slippery spot.
  • + 1
 @JeffWeed: Ahhh so you ascribe to the "I only wreck on easy trails" mantra?
  • + 5
 @PHeller: Hahaha the easy trail crashes are often the worst!
  • + 1
 Jeff, awesome video man, love the channel. Ever since I moved to Bham I've been hoping to bump into you at Galbraith so I can watch you leave me in the dust while I delude myself into thinking I can follow you... Hope you heal up well.
  • + 4
 How does jkw only have 11k YouTube subscribers? That's crazy, get him on the Joe Rogan podcast or something jesus.
  • + 8
 Haha thanks Shaowin! I'd love to grow the channel but need to be a husband and dad first and foremost, so I've decided to focus my available time on making the content that I really want to make and watch. That means slower growth BUT it also means much more genuine growth. I'm pretty new to the YouTube game, and still have much more to learn!
  • + 1
 @JeffWeed: subscribing in 3,2,1
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 @kjjohnson: Thank you KJ!
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 @JeffWeed: Like how you are doing it Jeff, I'm sure it takes ages to put the videos together, especially with a great mix of POV and other shots like this one. I'm always excited when I see a new one to watch! Just need to stash enough cash to get me a Ripmo!
  • + 3
 Of course he speaks Spanish... is there anything he can't do?! I can hardly speak English....
  • + 2
 Hahaha! Lived in Spain for a year, and have worked a bunch with Latin America since.
  • + 3
 Jeff you're an inspiration to watch ride and why I work so hard on bike skills!!
  • + 3
 Thanks Mattrix! I appreciate it!
  • + 1
 Great vid Jeff always impressed on how much you can boost off of any lip; and always with a smile. Sure hope shoulder heals quick, I can't wait to see where your next production.
  • + 1
 Thank you! Shoulder is doing well, am just starting to ride again now!
  • + 1
 Every time I see one of @JeffWeed's photoblog/insta/youtube, it makes me want to go and ride my RipMo. Great writing, amazing riding and some really cool shots. That dirt looked amazing. Heal quick!
  • + 1
 Thanks Alex! Enjoy your Ripmo!
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 Wow, heal up soon Smile great adventure
  • + 2
 Thanks Ted, just did a Vlog yesterday about the healing process! youtu.be/2oq-IJ7oaB4
  • + 3
 Great video and great reading. Thanks for coming down. Hope you get ready to rad real soon.
  • + 4
 Thanks Billy! I'll be back! Thanks!
  • + 1
 Excellent video!!! Love your stuff even more since I got my own RIPMO. Please keep doing more trials like features for your videos with difficult ups rather than super high speed DH shredding - safer and differentiating!!!
  • + 1
 Thanks Shrinky!!! Enjoy your bike, and thanks for the feedback!
  • + 1
 Jeff your vids are always the best. One of my favorite riders to watch for sure. $60.00 to get stitched up?? Honestly would’ve cost 100 times that much at my local ER. Heal up quickly.
  • + 1
 Thanks man! And yeah, from here on out, if I get wrecked abroad, I'm going to get as fixed as possible BEFORE heading home!
  • + 1
 Now I feel a big home sick after watching @JeffWeed ripping on those trails!! I need to go back and ride them again!! Thanks @JeffWeed for making this awesome video!! Pura Vida!!
  • + 1
 Thanks man!!!
  • + 1
 The Ripmo looks great. Sure wish I could get mine up here in Canada. Still waiting but... starting to lose faith. Come on Ibis deliver me the goods already.
  • + 1
 Aw shucks it's super hard to wait for a new bike! You must be ITCHING to ride!!!
  • + 2
 Amazing video!! This is my country!! Coffee and bike is the best combination!!
  • + 1
 Are the best combination
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 Esteban, vives en un país increíble!
  • + 1
 Wow! What an adventure! Thanks for filming it and sharing with us. You've got me trying like crazy to learn to manual. Hope your arm heals up fast.
  • + 1
 Thanks for watching it Jordan!!! Shoulder is doing well, I just hit some dirt jumps tonight. Gonna take it easy for the next week or two, but recovery is around the corner!
  • + 1
 Great write-up; looks like CR is doing a great job. You're always welcome to sample the cloud forests and 13,000+feet peaks near Xalapa, Veracruz, México, @JeffWeed
  • + 2
 Thank you! We visited Nevado de Toluca last December with Haitman, check it out: www.pinkbike.com/news/riding-mexico-with-jeff-kendall-weed.html
  • + 1
 @jeffweed awesome trip.. we’re you the duthie festival this year? Did u almost lose a go pro? If u don’t know what I’m talking about carry on lol
  • + 1
 Thanks man! And YES, that was me!!! So glad you (or whomever it was!) said something!
  • + 1
 best thing on a saturday morning before going for a ride is watching a new jeff kendall-weed edit!!! amazing content as always.
  • + 1
 Thanks man! Hope you had a great ride!
  • + 1
 Looks very similar to a trip I did in Costa Rica: vimeo.com/219035628?ref=fb-share&1

We rode in all the same spots!
  • + 1
 Way cool! And you guys had to buy some Agua Oxigenada as well!
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 This has been said 50 times already, but these videos are top notch. Always my favorite on pinkbike. Love that this had a photo and write up with it. Well done Jeff and crew.
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 Thank you Zac!
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 Whoa, $60 for all those sutures?! Would've been 10x that here in the States. Billed to insurance, anyway.
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 Totally! Whenever possible, get medical and dental stuff done abroad!
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 You have some serious skills! Love your riding and the content. The crash looked nasty. I broke my collarbone last week myself. Heal up quick and keep the good shredding!
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 Thanks Chris! Heal up- hopefully no complications with that collarbone of yours!
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 Heal up stronger and ride way longer! Thanks for the great Vids, My two boys love them too.
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 Thanks Joey! Working hard on the healing bit, just started doing some easy, mellow trail riding again last week!
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 Damn you're a shredder! Love your style and speed! Did you consider racing the EWS constantly?
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 Thank you Eden! I've raced about a half dozen EWS events, my best stage finish was a 29th. I was never fast enough to be a top contender. At a different time in my life, I'd love to be pushing hard towards the EWS, but my new career direction is awesome as well! Thanks for watching!
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 Going tehre to surf in September, but might have to get on my bike as well after seeing this! Ripper video, looks amazing!
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 Thanks Torj, definitely give the guys in Providencia a ring!
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 The dog lying on planer chips @ 2:17 is my zen.
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 Yes!!! He was sound asleep until our cameras woke him up!
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 @JeffWeed a couple hundred comments and not one is negative or snarky in any way. only you could pull it off jeff!!!!
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 Thanks Marco!!
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 So stoked bro , wish i had a job like yours , just riding the whole world! ????
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 Thanks Geoff! I'm a lucky guy indeed!
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 Great video and glad you're healing up. Love to see you come back to SLO someday and shoot video here!
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 Thank you! Am definitely hoping to get back to SLO soon!
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 Jeff, are you thinking elbow pads yet, or still going to raw-dog it? I'm sure Kali would throw some your way.
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 Hey Max, I rock elbow pads quite often! I have some Kali Strike elbows that I really like. I have a theory that elbow pads help prevent broken wrists!
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 This guy has personality like hes came from LEGO movie: everything is awesome ! ????
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 Thanks for the note- getting to travel to Costa Rica to do something like this is pretty dang cool. I can't help but be excited to have such cool opportunities in life! Can't wait to get back!
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 My favorite MTB bike channel on Youtube.
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 Thanks Michael!
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 When I grow up I want to have as much fun as Jeff Kendall-Weed looks like he's having.
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 LOL thanks man!
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 Jeff kendal weed is a beast on a bike.
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 Thanks Mic!
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 Did this just happen? Shoulders are a b$&ch, makes sleep really difficult. Hope you’re on the mend!
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 Yeah, about five weeks ago. The mild grade 2 separation is basically healed, and the broken bone bit still hurts on fast movements but I'm starting to be able to ride again. Just hit some dirt jumps for the first time tonight, actually! Cheers!
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 Anyone know the artist or song playing in the video??
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 Best rider ever! Smiles for miles!
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 Thank you!!
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 Elbow pads ....? , cool vid & trails though
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 Thanks Goranga! I had elbow pads with me and actually left them in the truck since when we started shooting early that morning it was HOT. And super humid. Once the rain started coming we figured get all that we could before things were flooded and running back to the truck wasn't an option. If I could do it again, I'd probably forgo the pads a second time since it was so crazy hot. Most of our lenses were fogged up from condensation we didn't get much footage that morning anyhow!
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 Epic! Bucket list for sure! Heal quick!
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 Thanks NRZ!
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 So good!
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 Thanks man!
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 @JeffWeed: you’re the attitude that is fun to build trail for. Happy travels, sir. Jelly of the manuals!
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 @fullbug: Aw thanks man!!!
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 Such a cool video!
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 Thanks Bike!
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 cool
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 Thank you!

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