The Most Canadian Teaser Ever: James Doerfling & Matt Hunter at Farwell Canyon

Dec 19, 2018
by Race Face  

Almost 20 years ago, before they were world-renowned mountain bike riders, James Doerfling and Matt Hunter were just a couple of kids who decided to shred the epic freeride lines of Farwell Canyon. Sadly, their busy schedules have kept them from riding together since.

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We thought that was a bummer, so while brainstorming on how to showcase our new Atlas bars, we decided that a project reuniting Doerfling and Hunter was in order!! The plan was simple, roll cameras and let these legends loose for a couple days to revel in the magic of Farwell!!

Check out some behind-the-scenes shots and thoughts from the trip to get you hyped for the full video launching on Thursday!

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You earn your turns out here – no shuttles or lift access.

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“I have been wanting to get back to ride with James here for over 15 years. That seems ridiculous but we were just kids the first time we rode together here.” – MH

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“So, this may be an oxymoron but James is both mellow and gnarly. When you ride with him you know you're going to ride something gnarly... but he's so mellow about it that it just seems like it's no big deal.” – MH

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Always looking for the next line.

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“James is actually the Prime Minister of Farwell Canyon. Almost the entire population voted for him. That's 23 black bears, 74 bighorn sheep, 1248 birds, 3 badgers, 5 cougars and 179 mule deer. A few muley bucks didn't vote for him though.” – MH

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Even our photographers and videographers needed to tap into their inner mountain goat to get the shot!

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“One of the coolest parts about riding in Farwell is the camping. The views are all time. There are just lines and trails all around you.” – MH


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Scenery aplenty, even from the campfire.

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“We even had to go for a little full moon shred because we couldn't take it anymore.” – MH

Full edit drops on Thursday!!

Riders: James Doerfling, Matt Hunter
Video: Connor Macleod, Max Berkowitz
Photos: Nicholas Kupiak


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18 Comments

  • + 14
 Matt and James are, HANDS DOWN, my favourite mtb legends. The yeahs in the montage made me laugh while my institute director was passing by, you costed me my job, Matt!

on a more serious note, is he riding with a WET SCREAM on the back? the dust must be deep...
  • + 5
 Amen Ragazzo!
  • + 2
 @worldsafckngtrail: Loks like Matt is on the Specialized Storm and James is on the 26 Hillbilly tyres, best tyre ever!
  • + 14
 Holy eh! Bout the most Canadian film since Fubar bud!
  • + 5
 "Think you broke the knob off"
  • + 3
 ya hoser. Snag a whiff of this...
*puff puff pass
  • + 7
 hahahaha that GoPro audio is just the best! Hunter is the man.
  • + 5
 No need for the edit...the trailer nailed it
  • + 6
 Did Matt take English lessons from Larry Enticer?
  • + 3
 If you needed to epitomise outdoorsy sportsmen to a brand it would be these two, (Claw too) any edit with either of them in the title and I'm excited to watch!!
  • + 3
 "I keep saying the same thing, but I can't not" - that's when you know it's epic!
  • + 4
 Love to see Matt back on a big bike
  • + 3
 Sums it up! Well done boys!
  • + 2
 It's all just a big party run out!!!
  • + 1
 Oh man...do all us Canadians sound like that.....I love it, great clip guys. Two thumbs up!!!
  • + 1
 So pitted bro!
  • + 1
 He sounds smart

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