Video: Thomas Vanderham & Veronique Sandler Ride a Steep and Rugged Trail in Retallack, BC

Jul 31, 2020
by Ed Spratt  


bigquotesBritish Columbia’s Kootenay mountains contain some of the world’s most unforgiving—and beautiful—terrain. The peaks, ridges and valleys of the region are remote, extensive and rugged, creating the opportunity for a backcountry experience like no other. Less than four miles as the crow flies from Retallack Lodge lies Antoine Basin, a heavily mined, yet seemingly untapped valley. Follow Thomas Vanderham and Veronique Sandler as they sample what Antoine Basin has to offer.

Everyone interprets a trail differently, and while there’s no wrong way, there are certainly some more impressive ways. Perspective on Velocity aims to unravel the mysteries of speed, line choice and reaction that are unique to the best mountain bikers in the world. Hop on board with an array of fast, smooth and stylish riders as they take on select trails throughout North America.
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15 Comments

  • 13 0
 can't stand that glitch effect despite the fact that the riding looks awesome. Almost unwatchable.
  • 5 0
 Too bad the editing talent didn't match the rider talent.
  • 13 2
 Maybe sometime, a decade or two from now, the U.S. will sort out its pandemic response and I'll be able to go to Canada again.
  • 21 2
 Or after a new administration takes office...
  • 1 0
 @50percentsure: it's basically dumb and dumber down there, up here our's got caught with his whole families hand in the cookie jar, good times.
  • 6 0
 i hate that it switches back and forth between riders in such short intervals
  • 6 0
 That chroma-flash edit is super distracting too. Too bad as the riding (from the original story) was awesome. TV needs big, wide-angle shots to do his riding justice.
  • 1 0
 and it repeats the same trail section from each POV - killing any prospect of imagining flowing down the trail
  • 4 0
 Despite trying to kill one of the Pinkbike test riders, I really dig that Slayer more and more.
  • 3 0
 Me too. Frown
  • 3 0
 No gloves on that surface gives me the heebs
  • 3 1
 Legends need no words...
  • 1 0
 Couple's goals, right there.
  • 2 2
 This poor thread had no comment
  • 1 0
 meh.

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