Video: Wade Simmons Breaks Down How to Ride the Shore's Infamous Ladder Bridges

Dec 6, 2020
by Race Face  

You asked for more and we're delivering! Episode 2 of Pick-A-Part finds Wade riding lower Fromme to hunt down some trail segments to pick apart, including some of the infamous technical wood features on Boundary.

If you want to learn how to conquer those scary high skinnies and slippery wood bridges - sign up to the Simmons masterclass by pressing play on this Pick-A-Part episode!


bigquotesThere are so many different facets of mountain biking, and one of my favorite things to do is session lines over and over. A lot of the expert trails found on lower Fromme have moves that accommodate this, and Boundary is a favourite. I could spend hours analyzing different lines and moves on various stunts...it never gets old!Wade Simmons





40 Comments

  • 55 1
 We don't age, we improve! Grey beards unite Smile Really dig this series cheers!
  • 52 1
 When The Godfather is speaking, I listen. Carefully.
  • 27 0
 Wade never gets old
  • 22 0
 The Godfather always making things look way too easy. Great series.
  • 12 0
 Please....Do a video on Bookwus! One of the last natural old school trail... Still has the original NS spirit" Commit or eat shit" all over it! Raceface if you need an hardtail rider ( Cove Hummer with RF Turbine parts)and make a video " Wade Simmons Vs Normal guy" hit me up! Wade makes it look way to easy ...Would be fun to have a normal guy hitting the trail and then the Godfather....
  • 10 0
 Great series. Keep it up Wade!
  • 10 1
 f*ck just 0:38 min in and i think wade simmons should start a youtube channel. that would be sick
  • 10 0
 Thank you for saying that a 10 foot high ladder bridge scares you too.
  • 5 0
 Great video. Wade makes the shore look so easy.

You don't want to spike the front break...

Spike is the new cool word for 2020. Smile
  • 6 0
 Cool series...Wade rocks the Air Guitar!!!
  • 6 0
 Grannies Grannies Grannies please !!! This serie is awesome ! Thanks !
  • 3 0
 Hey!! Giving the best trail on Fromme (IMHO) some love! The video makes those first rock drops/rolls seem like they’re just 30cm high.

Just hiked around it a bit today for a change of pace.
  • 5 0
 Wade you're a great teacher...more please
  • 1 0
 guys correct me if I am wrong: I always imagined double black diamonds as hardcore trails, basically for pros only, no chicken lines, crazy drops, doubles etc. This one looks technical but quite rideable with multiple lines to choose from. Or is it just a gopro which makes everything looks super easy (plus the godfather skills) ?
  • 5 0
 1. This was a double black way back in the day, where it was the cutting edge of what people could ride on a bike. It is true that it might not be a double black by today's standards a lot of places, but it is still way harder than it looks. Some of the bridges have serious exposure and are very very techy.

2. In present day, a lot of places are rated as either double black tech or double black freeride. There are plenty of double black tech trails without insane drops or jumps, but are still incredibly challenging to ride cleanly. The double black freeride trails are what you are thinking of, where they have giant drops/doubles etc.
  • 1 0
 @bonkmasterflex: good to know the difference, cheers
  • 5 0
 Awesome video!
  • 3 0
 Boundary is really challenging and so much fun. Wish I could ride it like Wade!
  • 2 1
 I've found that keeping your gears in the mid range helps give you enough power but also make it easier ro pedal slowly which helps with balance. Also you have to fully commit. No 2nd thoughts.
  • 3 0
 Rode that trail in '02. Scared the shiz outta me, but in a good way. I hope to come back some day.
  • 2 0
 And we also need video riding the wet and slippery shore... total different scenario when roots, skinnies and rocks are covered of rain and mud...just sayingWink
  • 4 0
 Wade is the master and the shore is his domain.
  • 4 0
 Keep these coming!
  • 4 0
 Just giver , eh .
  • 5 2
 Back when freeride was a bit slower yet gnarlier
  • 3 0
 Bridgey-bridge, skinny-skin. Preach!
  • 2 0
 Wade, I love you! But please ride the Pipedream on one of your edits (or all of them).
  • 3 0
 Wade is God, and skinnies rule....
  • 1 0
 Is it just me, or does the Wade sound like Ricky, Julian and Bubbles combined? Gotta love the Godfather! Scratch that, I just read the comment above. No its not just me.
  • 3 0
 Good stuff. Self shot?
  • 2 0
 Couple of 3rd person shots interspliced with good content already there would be perfecto.
  • 2 0
 Wow, most of the times, I don't even see the trail!
  • 4 0
 That's what I was thinking too. Multi-line. Now I just need to dial in my spike'n styles.
  • 3 0
 So, so good!
  • 2 0
 This is awesome, can't wait to see more episodes!
  • 2 0
 I'd like to see C-Buster
  • 1 0
 Big Grin Would make for a pretty short episode.
  • 1 0
 I feel like he could easily be part of the TPB cast...
  • 1 0
 Thanks Wade for showing us that old guys can still ride double black!
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