Video: GoPro - Combing Valparaiso's Hills

Oct 30, 2013 at 10:41
by Tyler Maine  

Aaron Chase, Brian Lopes and Chris Van Dine get lost in a maze of colorful urban streets. This is an ode to Valparaiso, Chile.

Music:
Shigeto
"Detroit Part 1"
"So, So Lovely"

Pablo Malaurie
"Carmencita"

Special Thanks
City of Valparaiso, Chile
DJI Phantom - Colin Guinn (http://www.dji.com/product/phantom/)
H5 Events (http://www.h5events.com/)

gopro.com


88 Comments

  • 115 1
 For some reason that was one of the best GoPro vids I've ever seen. Maybe it was all the color or all the speed, or maybe it was just CVD killing the wall ride!
  • 46 0
 Agreed. At 2:54 did he ride on top of that white car?? Or did it just appear that way?
  • 21 0
 I'm pretty sure he poached the roof... I questioned that too!


To my original point:
These vids make me both so depressed (to be sitting at a desk all day) and so happy (to be a biker) at the same time!!!
  • 11 0
 For sure, awesome headcam and the colours are so vibrant - notice 90% of the colour is from graffiti there is barely a wall untouched anywhere!
  • 1 0
 I hear ya ^^^
  • 4 0
 @crash-brother i literally thought the exact same thing !! then looked down to comment and you've got it down pat! literally came here to say this, the best edit ive seen in 2013 hands down
  • 6 0
 and again a wild doggie appears.. Really awesome vid!
  • 5 0
 I feel as if the video was one of their best because it really showed a story. It showed their adventure, it showed them speaking spanish and interacting with the people, and it showed that pros are real people too. It was also a nice switch up because of the multiple angles
  • 1 0
 Yup, he was most derfinitely on the roof of that white car at 2:56, haha, i disnt even catch that the first time around!
  • 1 0
 always a dog around. freeride urban downhill. ahhh i can only dream!
  • 1 0
 AC ,CVD always know how to have fun!!
  • 26 0
 sick video, sick edit, sick country, it's great to see so much spots and great riders going fast on places like this, valpo is a nice city, but the greatest trails here are at the south of chile. love the video
  • 1 0
 Even the bikes were sick! Like what was that blue and white framed bike? Anyone know? And i thought i even saw a cannondale headtube logo on one! Cool stuff guys!
  • 3 0
 Quite a few loose dogs around...
  • 2 0
 Bryan Lopes rides the Ibis. Blue white custom i guess, but that was def an Ibis Mojo.
  • 1 0
 CVD was riding a YETI, MR. Chase rode the Cannondale you seen, i think its a Jeckyl, and Brian Lopes' bike was if I remember well an Ibis Mojo!
Have a good day buddy Smile
  • 1 0
 As i suspected with the two, thanks guys!
  • 1 0
 Chase' bike is a cannondale claymore
  • 1 0
 My personal favorite am bike ever.
  • 18 0
 so sick... love urban DH
  • 6 0
 Wow, that's what POV is meant to be! I really felt I was part of this crew within the last 9 min! Best edit since Dean Tennants "Higher Calling"
  • 8 0
 the best gopro vid
  • 3 0
 beautiful living shit chile, pedaling with the ocean on the horizon through the streets of the big downhill wanted valparaiso main port and beautiful women that more!! ..... good edition to the team that performed this wonderful work and especially riders .. and many more vimeos come forward so long and narrow living the montanbike chilito ... shit ..
  • 2 0
 I lived in Santiago for two North American summers (South American winters). I was fortunate enough to have friends with a place in Valpo. I've been all over the world and this is truly one of the most amazing cities anywhere! The art, the people, the landscape, it has it all. Anyone going to Chile has to visit this gem! So sick!
Little known fact - before the Panama Canal the main shipping route for Europe came right through Valparaiso. They still have a pretty prominent shipping industry
  • 2 0
 I truly envy those guys. They travel the world, ride awesome places and get paid by their sponsors to show off new gear. It's the Peter Pan version of mountain biking, never grow up and stay forever a kid inside. Truly blessed they are.
  • 5 0
 'step 14 : start collecting plaid and flannel shirts, remember there is no such thing as to much'
  • 5 0
 how many cameras on one person
  • 1 0
 The only but of urban dh I have done is steep pot hole filled roads and steps on the way to the local dirt jumps. And then down a big road with some grass ruts on the side that I could jump up. From first impressions, I love it and sure would like to do more of it. I live in a hilly town in the country side too so there is lots of opportunity. I will have to see if I can get a race organised.
  • 2 0
 Narrow alleys, tight corners, dogs everywhere and no place for mistakes, cause you'll either end in someone's house or car... Damn it must be great to ride there! And that wallride was fkcing epic!
  • 1 0
 Awesome video! I hope to see them next year running "Valparaiso Cerro Abajo".

every day we are more interested people on this amazing event performed in the streets of this historical city!

check this out! www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hvfYvqS-bE
  • 1 0
 I am Chilean but have lived in the US since I came to go to school in the 90's. Valpo is a surreal city and this video shows a part of that. In high school I rode a lot BMX and used to take my bike to Valparaise with friends and had a blast free styling there, better than Santiago's skateparks for sure. I wish I had my Rocky Mountain back then. 160mm of travel could do wonders in those streets. Great edit, great riding and great riders. Being roughly his age, it is great to see Lopes still shredding hard. I guess I'll have to take my bike this summer and give it a try!!
  • 2 0
 This was an incredible video. Not only did it have great riding, and a good scene, but the directing of the video was just terrific. I love how it ended where it began. It really hit it home in my book. Terrific!
  • 1 0
 visual bliss, with the good angles, contrast of colors and the clarity. The transitional moment to speak with the elder street citizen cameo shoot the bus patrons and wave at the loclas adds to the warmth of the fun they were having and the absolute thrill of the ride. Sum it up. Makes me want to ride!!!
  • 4 0
 he hop on that van so nice Wink
  • 4 0
 lol. he actually rolled off that car's roof at 2:57
badass!
  • 1 0
 yeah man saw that too !! amazing !
  • 3 0
 that wallride was fricking awesome
  • 3 0
 Ha! Poor van, nice roof ride @2:58
  • 2 0
 These guys can take the streets for the project Google Earth! And on a very cool video, though, and very commercial ...
  • 1 0
 Awesome vid! Valparaiso is one of the rides we do on our 9-day Surf and Singletrack trip in Chile!

Check it out: sacredrid.es/HlAFLN
  • 1 0
 good vibe, super friendly riders and locals alike, and one of the raddest urban wall rides i've seen. so thankful I watched this.
  • 1 0
 I just watched the 1st wall ride and had to stop the video to say holy $hit!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 anyone have any idea what bike that blue/white/black bike that was? never seen such a beautiful bike
  • 2 0
 Ibis Mojo HD. Prepare to spend big bucks though... But I agree that yes, they're beautiful bikes
  • 3 0
 Probably HDR, but never saw any in that color even with Lopes. It looks awesome!
  • 1 0
 best edit I've seen in a while. looked like such genuine fun and epic riding.
  • 1 0
 Props to you guys for riding with 30 lbs of cameras all over you and your bikes.
  • 1 2
 At first I was like "three gopros on one helmet? Joey alert!"

Then dat wallride. And it only got better. Amazing video, and loved the Tarantino-esque take on the beginning/end.
  • 1 0
 Urban freeride with big full suspension bikes better come back. It is the best type of riding on the planet.
  • 1 0
 such a chilled out video, nice to watch something that isn't just focused on racing or tricks for a change!
  • 3 1
 Amazing ! so sick
  • 1 0
 that ride off the roof of the van was so sick
  • 2 2
 I feel that if I got a GoPro I'd be as cool as these dudes and have these amazing journeys
  • 8 2
 That is exactly what happens the minute you purchase a GoPro!
  • 1 0
 Just perfect ! What more ??
  • 1 0
 That dh manual!!! He was ripping down that road!!!
  • 1 0
 I hope to see Brian and Aaron in next VCA... Chris always come. Big Grin
  • 1 0
 words fail to describe how good this edit is, brilliant work
  • 1 0
 Unbelievable DH playground!!!!!! These guys make it look so easy!
  • 1 0
 Bang Bang!! That was sick. Lopes with the manualsSmile
  • 1 0
 what in the world is Lopes riding? Is that the HD-R that's coming out?
  • 2 0
 GRANDE CHILE! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 i dont want to go to work now f##kin pumped for the rest of the day.
  • 1 0
 downhill city is very dangerous
  • 1 0
 fukn sick video, pinche van dine cabron ¡¡¡
  • 1 0
 Chase is on a cdale claymore. Beefier version on jekyll.
  • 1 0
 surely the best video of the year!
  • 1 0
 amazingggggggggggggggSmile Smile Smile
  • 1 0
 anyone else notice chase ride on the van?
  • 1 0
 Jajajaja yes, WP, but this most be VOD plaesee! !! This one makes you ride
  • 1 0
 How many gopros can one man have on his helmet?
  • 1 0
 Flat out one of the best vid's in years...
  • 1 0
 Keep coming back to this video. Fantastic...
  • 1 0
 dope
  • 1 0
 sick
  • 1 0
 SO sick
  • 1 0
 THIS IS SO RAD!
  • 1 0
 RAD Vid!
  • 1 0
 ALL TIME!!!
  • 1 1
 where to get those rotating pole mounts for the gopro?
  • 1 0
 White people.
  • 1 1
 es q Chile es pal pico!!!
  • 1 0
 Lekker !!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 EPIC!!!
  • 1 0
 great video!!
  • 1 1
 I have lopes signature!
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