Video: Desert Sun with Mike Hopkins and James Doerfling

Oct 22, 2013 at 23:55
by Absolute Cinema  
Views: 58,888    Faves: 977    Comments: 39

Mike Hopkins and James Doerfling are two of the biggest names in big mountain freeriding. This summer, Mike and I headed up to Williams Lake to sample some of James' hometown terrain and test out some lines in a big mountain rider's dream area. The only hitch in our plan was the heat; starting our trip at the end of June, we bore the brunt of summer's anger, and the desert sun was our primary antagonist. The only thing to be done was try to build early in the mornings and ride as the sun began to set; this made for some good light while shooting, and some long days digging and hiking on the hottest days of the year.

Here is the fruits of our labour, aptly titled Desert Sun.

- David Peacock

Song: Numb by Gary Clark Jr.

Mike Hopkins getting his super scrub on this summer during a mega-heat wave. Heat waves bring good sunsets though and good sunsets mean good light. Happy to have been there for this moment
  Hopkins getting scrubby in the grasslands of the British Columbian desert.



60 Comments

  • + 78
 1:16. That is all.
  • + 30
 Rewatched it ten times. I have no clue how he got away with that.
  • + 6
 GETTING SO BUCK!
  • + 18
 Saw the names. Add to favourites. Then watch.
  • + 2
 completely sidewayz
  • + 1
 Braaap! So sick!!!
  • + 1
 gettn all ROOOWWWWDDDYYYY up in this
  • + 1
 Sooo FAST!
  • - 5
flag woodyc (Oct 24, 2013 at 16:10) (Below Threshold)
 That place is dryer than a maxi tampon!
  • + 1
 One of the sickest videos I`ve seen lately!
  • + 66
 Them boys roost so hard they must lay fuckin eggs
  • + 60
 Slight misfire on the biology knowledge, but diggin' it!
  • + 5
 scrubs make the panties drop and chicks dig roosts. it's good to be a freerider
  • + 2
 rooster dont lay eggs. the ladies lay 'em.
  • + 2
 Im not sure about grain fed but damn those would be some free range eggs.
  • + 1
 I just buy em from Asda
  • + 28
 YES! This is my kind of video. Good old-fashioned rock and shredding in the great outdoors. Watching people do laps at bike parks is cool and all, but this just makes me want to sell all my possessions and ride constantly.
  • + 3
 Reminds me of the first NWD movies. Those got me to start riding. This is gonna keep it goin'
  • + 2
 Just what I needed this morning! I love and respect all kinds of riding, but big mountain speaks to my soul lol
  • + 1
 real talk much?
  • + 16
 When Doerfling comes out of Hopkins dust at about 2:30! Thats wicked!
  • + 12
 Was that really 3 mins long ? waaaay to short ! awesome video
  • + 10
 I can ride a bike and I can ski, but I definitely can't do both at once like that!
  • + 3
 Sun's out guns out? Check
Heavy soundtrack? Check
Making everyone else look like they just got off stabilisers? Check

Must be a James Doerfling edit!
  • + 1
 Great video, good rider combination. Hopkins going sideways looked unreal as did Doerfling's suicide no hander, amazing scenery too. If I am not mistaken I think there's a video of Doerfling in the same area, perhaps in one of his Season video.
  • + 3
 Had little time left and decided to watch some faves... Boom! Hopkins and Doerfling in one edit. You just gotta love their style.
Riding, music ánd shots. Badass!
  • + 5
 I don't think that the fling owns a shirt with sleeves
  • + 1
 Mike and James both ride Gravity Components. If your looking for some badass product proven by big mountain shredders like Doerfling, McGarry, Buehler, and Hopkins check out our online store. www.ridegravity.com Hey, at least you know it's strong enough for these dudes...
  • + 5
 tank top shreddin!!! always
  • + 5
 Best video in a while
  • + 1
 this dude should basically just never wear sleeves. tuxedo, business suit, winter coat, rain gear, sunday brunch, country club... doesn't matter. tank tops only for Doerfling, it amplifies the rowdiness.
  • + 4
 G-Unit tank top and a Knolly....standard Doerfling attire
  • + 2
 I see some classic lines from Kranked 2, cool to see the next gen rippers shredding it!
  • + 3
 around 2:25 that's a POD !!
  • + 8
 To be honest, any frame of this video could be POD.
  • + 1
 i haven't watch a video twice siiiince looooong long time ago! but i did now.
  • + 1
 So increadibly sick! The two steezyiest guys, the hopkn an doerflinger haha!
  • + 2
 Real drifting! F*ck Ken Block
  • + 1
 Those coming downs remind me the movie Where the trail ends...oh the flourishing t-shirt and the speed, EPIC :O
  • + 1
 Insanely awesome! if hopkins ride a dirt bike as he rides his bike, he would lock the throttle full on!
  • + 2
 1:16 that's what we call STYLE
  • + 1
 Have to love when the terrain is so steep you have to back pedal to balance your body! Way to shred boys!
  • + 3
 braaaaaaaaaaaaaap
  • + 1
 WOW that drif in the sand at the 1:16 min....
  • + 1
 That kinda looks like the zone from where the trail ends
  • + 1
 you can literally see hopkins' wheel flexing in that drift......
  • + 1
 YES - I love all the huge skid lines, steep!
  • + 1
 is this matt hunters jump from seasons
  • + 1
 zbraa awesome video ! What camera is used ???
  • + 2
 that was SO rad
  • + 1
 Ammaazzzing video! Great song too! Loved it
  • + 2
 The Song is wonderfull
  • + 1
 Steezzz all the way though that easily VOD
  • + 2
 SO. GOOD.
  • + 1
 insane
  • + 1
 2:57 is HUGE
  • + 1
 Very nice!!
  • + 1
 luved it
  • + 1
 so rowdy!!!!
  • + 1
 great edit

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