Video: Solo Gravel Mission with Mike Hopkins in 'Spirit of Adventure'

Aug 6, 2020
by Diamondback Bikes  


Think of all those incredibly uncomfortable situations you have found yourself over the years, and they were right there with ya... hell, they were the ones that talked you into it. They have a way of making the unknown something we can't live without, you could even call them the curators of curiosity. They were the ones that introduced us to skids and wheelies, and the long way home. They are the master manipulators of "Just a bit Further", who can't even spell "Straight and Narrow". They are our best friend's and worst enemies, the curious, the wild, the irrational voices of awesome...


Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure
Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure
Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure
Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure


Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure
Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

SOA

Presented By: Diamondback Bikes

Written / Directed / Edited By: Scotty Carlson and Mike Hopkins
Produced By: Mike Hopkins and Juicy Studios
Rider: Mike Hopkins
Cinematography: Alex Fostvedt and Derek Frankowski
Narration / Spirit of Adventure: Colby James West
Sound Design: Keith White Audio
Colour: Sam Gilling
Adventure Rig: Haanjo 7C Carbon


Special Thanks: Kevin Erwin, Paul Clarke, Kristin Spearman, Jason Taylor, Gwen Johnson, Westin, Lola, Traharn Chidley, Illi-B and The Fostvedt Family


16 Comments

  • 10 0
 Great video! I just rode San Francisco to Seattle via the coast and it was a good time on my Santa Cruz highball with bikepacking bags. Much recommended to those into such things. Took the train back which was empty.
  • 10 0
 Kinda just makes you want to go for a ride. Awesome!
  • 7 0
 Nice little nod to Life Cycles with that "circles turning circles" quote
  • 3 0
 I am doing a road trip now, but without a fireplace, its so freaky hot in Europe right now. But still; it's a great way to travel and to see places. Keep it up ????
  • 2 0
 I just know I'm gonna find myself talking to myself in a "salty sea dog" voice whenever I'm riding backroads in the next month. And encouraging myself to just go that little bit further... again... and again...
  • 4 0
 solo or he's just very good at taking selfies?
  • 4 0
 They may have stolen the voice-over guy from SpongeBob for that.
  • 2 0
 I thought he was going to send that thing off one of those cliffs rampage style.
  • 2 1
 Give me that gpx track! Wanna ride that too!
Really if that was a continuous (or even partly) ride, it would be a fantastic trip I’d be happy to follow.
  • 3 1
 Sorry. Cannot handle cheese level 10,000.
  • 1 0
 Well its one damn good DB commercial, then. In spite of the cracks and flaws.
  • 2 1
 Fromage...total fromage. The ridiculous voice over ruined it.
  • 1 0
 Absolutely great video guys! That were some stunning locations!
  • 1 0
 Awesome ????
  • 6 9
 Bike companies produce some corny-ass promo videos...
  • 4 2
 Don't know why you're getting down-voted for that. It's totally gross, cringe level through the roof, and muzak to match. That said, the locations and shooting are great. We had to resort to watching it with the sound off, at which point it became a lot better.

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