Video: Jack Fogelquist - All Work and No Play

Jan 1, 2014 at 19:12
by Keegan Quiroz  
Views: 51,131    Faves: 547    Comments: 41

We've all heard it before: “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” It's a concept that gets so easy to lose track of when you've spent a few months digging-in the winter's new line. The trail is like a child to you at this point; you've been there for its development every step of the way, from the initial raking that uncovers the luscious loam, to the final packing of the shimmering landing. It consumes you, and it feels like it may never get finished, giving you all the more incentive to spend another day digging. But there is a balance.


Too much digging and you start getting unrealistic in your designs. Underestimating speed, building lips with too tight of radii, and overlooking g-outs comes to mind. More importantly, you seem to lose your creative eye for digging and begin to feel intimidated once the line nears completion.


When we finished up our own line and got the bike out, I couldn't help but think, “we've created a monster.” This fear is coupled with excitement however, as the slow build-up over the months has led up to this moment. The satisfaction of riding the line, and in a sense, conquering it, is profound. The seemingly countless hours of work are suddenly paid off. The transition is made from feelings of restraint and desire to feelings of freedom and gratification. This is the reason people build trails. Throw those shovels in the corner of the garage, it's time to ride. It's like the last day of school. Summer is here and with it comes elation and adventure.


This video is our interpretation of this series of feelings, as we strived to build everything new for the film. The project naturally had its ups and downs, like the Great Poison Oak Massacre of 2013 and the 2013 Pioneer Logging Excursion through Poison Oak Canyon. As rough as it got, there came an equal or greater reward. We were shown that when a task becomes discouragingly difficult, you just need to remember the light at the end of the tunnel and the enjoyment that your work will bring others.

All geared up for some poison oak clearing

We want to give a huge thanks to Ryan Stayskal for letting us use his property; we couldn't have done it without him!




Riding and Story: Jack Fogelquist
Video: Keegan Quiroz



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59 Comments

  • + 37
 Yes!! Jack killing it as usually, that whole trail deserves a serious A+ on the dank charts
  • - 1
 Bad boy ridin dude.....defo one of my fave vids of all time
  • + 21
 The music in the recent videos improved alot,no more dubsteps.
  • + 6
 Hard to beat Rory Gallagher, proper music!
  • - 4
flag jonny-norco (Jan 3, 2014 at 9:42) (Below Threshold)
 No, i prefer riding edits with EDM as it makes the riding look enjoyable instead of a boring old man chore
  • - 23
flag will-oddy1 (Jan 3, 2014 at 12:12) (Below Threshold)
 ye I agree, rock and roll is old, it should be kept to the shitty 80's. you need the newschool EDM/dubstep/ drum and bass/rap/ house/ progressive house. to make the edits fast and cool
Skrillex = proper music. silly old farts
  • + 11
 Always be optimistic, build stuff that doesnt quite work, then make it work. Thats how you get the best trails, push the boat farther than it should go then reign it back in. being scared of a new trail is one of the best bits. That :oh shit i hope this works" moment as you go off the lip... and the "that is one of the raddest things i have ridden" moments when you land... Ultimately most fresh builds need a tweak here or there. I say tweak something epic not something conservative.
  • + 4
 Sure, riding is fun, but killing poison oak is so gratifying. Tecnu is the shit. Great riding and building Fogel!
  • + 2
 as soon as I heard the song start, I knew this was gonna be good! fu awesome song-ridin-trl-everythin was great! lol when I saw the name fogel, I instantly thought the movie superbad lol dunno why , fogel!!!!
  • + 3
 Is this "Ryan Stayskal" goin to charge admission for these Jack Fogelquist's Signature trails? Competition for the Coastal Crew's Park?
  • + 3
 That just blew my mind! Epic trail, and epic riding for sure. Now I can't wait for the weekend
  • + 2
 Poison oak is the worst. Digging is hard enough let alone having to deal with the most wicked of plants. You're a brave and selfless soul.
  • + 1
 I recently found out I must be allergic to it. It looked like I rolled around in it & I didn't even touch any plants. It. Was. EVERYWHERE. I didn't go back to that dig...
  • + 3
 I swear sometimes all it needs to do is look at ya.
  • + 2
 Im stupid allegric to the oak. Last time i played in it and built a trail through it I had to go to the hospital. Not fun
  • + 2
 Captures what freedom riding is all about! Haven't been able to ride due to injury for 16 weeks so far but that made me go and sit on my bike! Inspirational dude!
  • + 3
 SUCH A SICK EDIT!!!!! PROPER MUSIC......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 5
 Awwwwww Yeaaaaa
  • + 4
 I love watching Fogel ride a big bike. Sooo sick boys!!!
  • + 3
 the Hugh Heffner of the MTB Scene ;-)
  • + 2
 Not a single slow mo fists full of brake skid shoot or techno in there, I like it!
  • + 4
 just a little technu.......
  • + 2
 yewww hats off to the builders!
  • + 1
 That was bada$$ riding. Wish I could ride my Scalp like that. Those manuals were rad!
  • + 2
 Rory Gallagher & mtb, can't go wroing with that combo!
  • + 2
 killer trail and riding! plus Basil Hayden's bourbon! he has it all.
  • + 2
 Jack is the Fogelquistatz Haderach of MTB...
  • + 1
 Daydreaming about this kinda stuff is the only way I get through school!
  • + 1
 Those are some bad ass trails!! Props!!
  • + 1
 mmmmmmmmmm basil hayden's Smile jack knows his bourbon
  • + 1
 Whoa sick trails! Great building work guys, i'd love to hit that.
  • + 1
 Inspirational. Keep it up!
  • + 1
 that trail is just straight "playful"
  • + 1
 watched this edit twice one after another THAT'S HOW AWESOME IT IS!!!!
  • + 1
 That was rowdy, and the trail has some gnar!
  • + 1
 Love that vertical takeoff
  • + 1
 Such a fun edit to watch.
  • + 2
 sick flix!
  • + 2
 VOD!!!!
  • + 1
 Look Pinkbike!! its a traffic cone on two wheels!! Big Grin
sick edit!
  • + 2
 FoGEL!!!! you rule!
  • + 1
 Summer of '89! No parents!! That edit was fuckin rad
  • + 3
 89' no parents fuck ya
  • + 2
 Anyone care to explain "summer of 98 no parents"? I keep seeing it on Instagram and Google won't tell me
  • + 1
 nope
  • + 3
 it's clayton shanks gift to the world
  • + 1
 Killin it homesteez
  • + 1
 sick edit like always!
  • + 1
 Doing it right!
  • + 1
 savage on the steeps!
  • + 1
 killing it Fogel !!
  • + 1
 well done
  • + 1
 Wowww ....
  • + 0
 Jack is a mack! What is that cognac?
  • + 1
 Cognac?
  • + 0
 BRAAAP!
  • + 0
 Yes! Wheelies is FUN!
  • + 0
 gooooooooooooooood

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