Video: Shredding the Backwoods of Northern California

Apr 26, 2019 at 19:38
by Jasper Wesselman  

Isaac Wallen rides the backwoods of Northern California.


212 Comments

  • + 41
 *faint laughter from Humboldt*
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 Jealous of yall up there.
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 @nexus-collective: mi casa es tu casa
  • + 5
 hahhahha. Too bad I do a x 100 green up arrow.
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 cuz you're high?
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 @garb0: cuz they call it "norcal" but there's still 6 hrs of land to drive north in CA.
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 Ah yes the good old backcountry of UCSC...
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flag nexus-collective Plus (Apr 27, 2019 at 13:47) (Below Threshold)
 Far from it!
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 @nexus-collective: I don't know if I'd call Felton "far from it!" haha
  • + 42
 I'd rather not discuss trail locations on a public website @serathestaii: Things in this town aren't in the best chapter right now.
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flag downcountry (May 1, 2019 at 7:36) (Below Threshold)
 Wow you're special.
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 Nope, just better to have things stay, than get torn down when the whole world finds em. @downcountry:
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flag jaydawg69 (May 1, 2019 at 10:10) (Below Threshold)
 @nexus-collective: why put the shop in the video? Easy to find name and Google location. Easy from there.
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 Rangers just blocked off UCSC with fencing after the Sea Otter. Been ticketing like crazy there too. NorCal's love of MTBers.

forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/rangers-giving-tickets-citations-ucsc-3-29-19-a-1100520.html
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 @tacklingdummy: Actually, they only blocked off one entrance to protect an endangered beetle. The sign told people how to access the trailhead from down the road.
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 STOP. POSTING. LOCATIONS. ON. PINK BIKE.

Seriously, what are you people doing???? Whether or not this video was actually shot there, why the hell are you broadcasting the location of sensitive trails? To show that you're cool and in the know? Is that really worth the incremental risk that every comment like this puts on these places of getting shut down?

Trails like this get shut down because people like you seem to take it for granted that they'll always be there.
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 @thevpfreerider: exactly, preach af
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 Thank you so much for this comment! Hopefully everyone else that truly doesn’t understand, will become
enlightened @thevpfreerider:
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 We are beginning an era of mass extinctions, logging thousands of the remaining trees is tolerated nearby, but riding a bicycle on a trail in the woods is met by law enforcement and fines. What a world.
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flag tacklingdummy (May 1, 2019 at 20:39) (Below Threshold)
 @thevpfreerider: Tell that to JackHowser. From the thumbs up of his post, you all like his UC comment. You act like it is some secret place when it is more known than Demo. Lol.
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 @thevpfreerider: That so-called secret sensitive trails place is the most ridden place in SC and the entire South Bay Area. Last time I checked the main downhill there had 45,000 attempts on Strava. That is only second to Flow Trail at Demo with 51,000 attempts. Those two trails get ridden the most by far of any trails in that area. I live 30min from there and every tom, dick, and harry knows of it.
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 @tacklingdummy: No crap it's not a secret, but if you want to go around publicizing this stuff you'll need to find a new place to ride. Don't be stupid. *try not to be stupid.
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 @downcountry: The municipalities and rangers have shut that place down numerous times. Just last week they fenced off the area and were ticketing heavily. One guy got carried away in an ambulance. And I'm the bad guy for talking about it vaguely in comments when the there was a video made of it, distributed it, and Pink Bike posted the video of it. LMAO.
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 @tacklingdummy: Yeah, the video is good quality, but it is a really bad idea. I ride that area 3-5x a week. I know the mess that will likely ensue. Unfortunately, the mtb industry is all about social media and marketing and right now it's all about content, the 'likes', marketing and 'bro-ness'. Thank god for social media. I thought these guys were OG and understood the cost of posting this? Whey not build in their home zone in Aptos? One of the guys has property....
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 @downcountry: The mess has already ensued over the years. I live 30 minutes from there and that place has had the most public battles (in the local news) with the municipalities of any park in the Bay Area. The next closest to public controversies is Marin. It is not a secret fight club spot. It is the most known riding zone for that area locally and people around the world. Before the Sea Otter, I saw dozens of pros posting videos and instagram pics of that place because all the pros from around the world went to ride there.
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 @tacklingdummy: damn dude you're still going strong! Location being from SJ checks out, of course you're way more involved in the local scene and trail advocacy than those of us who live less than a mile from here. And have fun going off on that "local business" the old, abandoned historical building isn't that rad.
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 @nicky-d: So, what's your point?
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 @tacklingdummy: trying to figure out why you're so bored to keep ranting to be Mr. cool guy. Why don't you go build rad trails in your bay area zip code? I assume you already went off on the X-Fusion video as well that wasn't filmed in a legal area? Still funny that this edit isn't even on trails that you keep debating lol
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 @tacklingdummy: Hey San Jose, since these are your "local trails", instead of using those worthless hands to type utter bullshit, pick up a shovel and maintain them for once.

I know that won't be enough so I'll dumb it down for you : We (locals) build hidden trails because we are tired of people (like you) coming up and sharing it to all of your buddies. So we will continue to build cool shit, post it on the internet, and leave mouth breathers like you unincluded because of your lack of involvement to the trail network we grew up on. Happy riding!
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 @jasperwesselman: A little, you're right. I do hate that fact that this area is being posted it's just stupid #instafamous #Idoitformysponsor #vloglife. Props for building lines and the work you guys do out there - no knocks on the shovel work, but putting this content out there is just plain dumb. You might as well use Strava...that's all for now.
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flag tacklingdummy (May 2, 2019 at 11:34) (Below Threshold)
 @Bamofo: I think you need to save your breath for all the pros and youtubers who visited that place just before the Sea Otter and other times and posted numerous videos and Instagram pics publicizing that place and sharing it. Do you really think my comments have exposed that place compared to the videos, pics, and social media posts? That is laughable to put me as some beacon shining a spotlight on the place to expose it to the world. It is the most ridden zone in the entire SC and South Bay Area if not the entire Bay Area.

Good for you working on those trails. I don't ride there because I have been ticketed before $400 bucks a few times. I also pay 10K a year in local taxes to support my local trails. How much do you take out of your pocket to fund your local trails?
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 @tacklingdummy: If you have a job that allows you 10k annually just for local trail support why are you debating a guy named "Bamofo" on the internet on a Thursday morning....
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 @jasperwesselman: Paying high local taxes doesn't mean high paying job, it means you own a house. County property taxes pays for local parks trails and maintenance.

Because I want to get the new fight club rules. So far I learned that from you guys:
1. OK to post articles, videos, and pics to websites and social media (youtube, instatgram, etc) of fight club riding zones as long as you are a pro, website, or creator.
2. Ok to post location if you have one of the top comments on the PB article.
3. Not ok to vaguely comment on video.

Glad I'm learning the new rules. Thanks for the education. I am enlightened. Cheers.
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 @tacklingdummy: you guys are still failing to realize you all blew this way out of proportion when the area this edit was built and shot is not even close to the location you're trying to call attention to. FYI that abandoned building you're all trying to google is quite far away from the private property this was granted to shoot. Truly funny to witness all this. But glad SC was brought up out of nowhere, gotta keep that hush-hush when it's the most blown up spot with the city, county, state, and local organizations already on target to figure out a plan for it. Again, truly entertaining the debates when all of your geography is so far off.
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 @tacklingdummy: You've got it, mate! Your final assignment is to read this book about taxes:

Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World

Hardcover – May 7, 2019
by Oliver Bullough
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 @tacklingdummy: I understand. Thought you were bragging about how much you donated.
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 @nicky-d: It is amusing my vague comments on SC got exploded and how they got singled out as exposing the spot and gonna get it closed down. So I was just pushing off the swarm of aggressive backlash. LMAO. I like the debates. I do recognize some of the spots though. Wink
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 @Bamofo: Fvcking children. Dig, ride, STFU about it. Quit shitting where u eat.

Let me dumb it down for you. Only an idiot promotes their home trails that are illegal.
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 @nicky-d:
Not in defense of @tacklingdummy but kooks only dude, no locals. Mnt biking isn't surfing.
  • + 29
 Think I got Poison Oak just from watching that.
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 Ya know, if a trail system is sensitive, maybe it's best not to film there and post to a website that's followed by thousands of mountain bikers? All it takes is one person outing a trail name in the comments and suddenly anyone can find the trail with a little homework. Once it's on the internet you're not in control of it, even if you don't say where it was filmed.

First rule of fight club...
  • + 4
 Thats usually not the issue. We build these lines to be filmed, and to show the world mountain bike videos to get people stoked to ride their bike. Posting a video of trails in the redwoods doesn't disclose locations. Some mountains are more well known than others. This was filmed in 4 different places, many miles apart from eachother.
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flag tacklingdummy (May 1, 2019 at 10:27) (Below Threshold)
 It is not fight club if everyone knows about it. Rangers blocked UC place off recently with fencing.
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 @nexus-collective: cool, makes sense
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 @nexus-collective: That whole argument falls apart the second you put something easy to Google in the film.
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 Toll house resort is an apartment complex. Feel free to google earth it if you need a spot to sleep tho. @scvkurt03:
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 @tacklingdummy: it's been illegal forever, it's not even UC...it's state park property. Get ready for it to be shut down for good officially soon with the countless near head-ons into the road and kooks killing themselves with zero common sense of their surroundings.
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 Thank you @NickyDiNapoli:
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 @scvkurt03: Please stop googling! We can't let secrets fall into the wrong hands!!!
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flag ssip (May 1, 2019 at 12:40) (Below Threshold)
 @nexus-collective: "We build these lines to be filmed, and to show the world mountain bike videos to get people stoked to ride their bike." Only to find that some of the places they're stoked on are illegal to ride lol I get where you're coming from, socal is no different. It's just a weird time to be a mtber or to grow the sport of mtbing in Commifornia right now...I only ever see this fight club bs and negativity when it's trails in CA which is sad considering all the mtb-centric towns elsewhere. Sometimes I think the entire state should burn down so we can start over.
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 @nexus-collective: I would have agreed with you 100% had you not included that random shot of a business, which, as others have said, takes about ten seconds to find the location of. That puts you in the region of these trails. Once you know the region, it's easy to find the trails themselves (or some other "secret" trails in the area). You've effectively given people--including anti-mountain biking groups--a "start your search here" location for illegal trails, for absolutely no good reason, when there a thousand reasons to limit the location information to "Norcal" at most.
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 @jasperwesselman: Sick riding and filming, dude. All attempts at humor aside, I don't understand the thinking behind exposing hotly contested areas to the masses, kooks included.
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 @thevpfreerider: Pipe down Menlo Park
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 @scvkurt03: ask Ibis the same question on their homepage vid too?
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 @scvkurt03: The hundreds of cars, kooks, and instagram stories must go completely un-noticed by the constantly patrolling authorities
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 @jasperwesselman: it's only sick when you have to rack up those hwy 17 miles on your way
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flag thevpfreerider (May 1, 2019 at 13:09) (Below Threshold)
 @JP199: Care to actually refute anything I said?
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 @thevpfreerider: He said "Pipe down" buddy.
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flag thevpfreerider (May 1, 2019 at 13:17) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: Your reading comprehension is second-to-none, sir.
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flag scvkurt03 (May 1, 2019 at 13:18) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: @nickydinapoli: Deflecting doesn’t change a thing. Yes, there’s a problem with that, too. It’s really simple, if unpopular with those who have means and motivation to film in there areas: exposure of unsanctioned trails on social media and the internet in general, especially when people whether in video or in comments name names, puts those areas on really shaky ground. Deflect all you want, but that remains.
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 @thevpfreerider: You're still speaking?
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 @thevpfreerider: UC scenes dead bud! Everyone knows about it. Brands lead demos on our trails. It’s blown out and there’s no denying it., Sure some true detective might be able to decode where this was shot, but the truth is, the people who come over the hill every day to ride it and never do any work to maintain it, are the ones who have ruined it for everyone. Besides, 90% of this video was shot on private land, legally. Criticizing these guys for putting some B roll in a vid that doesn’t suit your tastes because you’ve spent countless hours digging trails in the area is just pointless man! It’s too f*ckin late!
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 @jasperwesselman: "The hundreds of cars, kooks, and instagram stories must go completely un-noticed by the constantly patrolling authorities"

I feel like this comment misses the point though--I recognize that the trails in this area aren't some sort of perfectly kept secret. If someone is determined to find these trails and knows the general area in which to look, they'll be able to. BUT--what I am arguing is that it is counterproductive to spread awareness of them, and to further broadcast the riding and building going on in those woods.

Without that shot of the local business, this is a video of a dude getting rad in Anywhereville, USA. With that shot included, this is a video of a dude illegally building and riding in an area with very delicate rider access politics.

And hey, trail access issues aside, I thought the riding was dope! Loamy Norcal goodness is always fun to watch any day. But we can't set aside the realities of trail access politics here--and I can't see how that shot of the local business isn't problematic on that front..
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 @JP199: This argument is insane. You could rephrase it as "Hey we're the locals here, and things aren't perfect, so let us f*ck things up without criticizing it if that's what we choose to do". None of this is productive.

You didn't start the scene in the area. You didn't build all of the trails, nor do you do all of the pro-mtb lobbying that keeps the scene over there as healthy as it is. You're risking *other peoples* work and trails when you're not careful about these things.

90% of this video was shot legally...cool. So you admit 10% wasn't. So even you locals would seem to get some enjoyment out of these illegal trails. How about we try to work together to not shoot ourselves in the foot, access-wise then, eh?
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 @thevpfreerider: Access has already been shot, killed, and buried.
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flag thevpfreerider (May 1, 2019 at 14:09) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: It can be improved. We can all do our part to keep things moving in the right direction.
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 @thevpfreerider: Thank you for your concern sir. You have won the debate! Please visit clownsupplies.com to claim your unique prize
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 @JP199: Pipe down Carmel
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 @JackSC: Let "Big Sur" speak his truth.
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 @jasperwesselman: Exactly. Last time I checked that supposedly secret fight club's main trail had 45,000 attempts on Strava. The only other trail that beat in SC and the entire South Bay Area was Flow trail at Demo with 51,000 attempts.
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flag downcountry (May 2, 2019 at 8:17) (Below Threshold)
 @tacklingdummy: Making the movie was a good idea. Distributing it was dumb. Good luck with this not getting on the radar. @jesperwesselman also, make a damn plan and stick to it. Things are getting obscene and illogical out there.
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 @downcountry: @tacklingdummy: You boys are the issue, not the solution. We don't want to hear you input so keep it to yourself
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flag tacklingdummy (May 2, 2019 at 9:49) (Below Threshold)
 @JP199: I guess making a descriptive video of it, distributing publicly, and Pink Bike posting article about it makes us the bad boys. I get it. Good one.
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 @tacklingdummy @JP199 I, the true sleuth, have found the trail head. Here it is boys www.trailforks.com/trails/shooters
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 @jasperwesselman: I got more in the tank if you want debate it.
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 @Sgalusha: Every pro and youtuber that went to the Sea Otter posted Instagram pics and videos of, but I guess they get admiration and accolades for their publicity of the place. Lol.
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 @tacklingdummy: come get me big man.
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flag tacklingdummy (May 2, 2019 at 11:15) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: Sorry, not gay, but to each is their own.
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 @tacklingdummy: You wish I was hitting on you...
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flag tacklingdummy (May 2, 2019 at 11:18) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: Only criticizing the aggressive haters demonizing me for posting extremely vague comments on the subject when am I really the villain here?
  • + 2
 @tacklingdummy No I want to play the villain.
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 @jasperwesselman: Jesus dude. This thread has opened my eyes to the sorry attitude that apparently exists among certain people like you in the local riding scene, that I wasn't aware of before yesterday. This defeatist, closed-minded perspective on trail access I’m seeing is unnecessary and counterproductive. Worse still, I can’t get past how pathetically arrogant you’ve made yourselves sound in these comments.

You sleuth on people's profiles to see if you can throw shit at them for having to drive 30 minutes to the trails rather than 10, because your weak arguments can't stand on their own merits. You clap back with siiiiiick burns like “you’re still speaking?” and then jerk each other off with your own comments. Hating on people for being from San Jose or Menlo Park takes a special kind of contrived bigotry, but you’re somehow pulling it off.

I've built trail in Colorado and Socal, and had zero problem with others riding my work because….why the f*ck would I? This sport is strengthened by its community—ride my trails, and I ride yours, but ride with respect. Keep illegal trails as hush-hush as possible, minimize your impact, help out on trail maintenance days, and we can thrive together. Do it right, and a riding community can grow, like you see in BC, for example. Get lax about it, and you end up with another Marin County.

Every single rider I’ve ever met in the area has been f*cking rad, polite, and cool to chat with before dropping in for a lap. I’m starting to think they must all be my fellow 30-minute drivers, because you guys sure as f*ck ain’t any of those things.
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 @thevpfreerider: Take it easy Zuckerberg we’re all arguing on Pinkbike no one actually cares
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 @thevpfreerider: You're gonna get neg prop'd by all the dudes who want to support their bros, but let me just say that this particular comment articulates most of my exact thoughts on the matter, and this whole thread. Fast guys who spend a lot of time digging get placed on a pedestal around here. Maybe they spend a lot of time advocating for access and taking a more constructive long view on the places they build and ride, but that's certainly not evident in these comments.
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flag jasperwesselman Plus (May 2, 2019 at 13:18) (Below Threshold)
 @thevpfreerider: Nobody invited you to make comments of us apparantly "leaking" a riding spot. The least "hush-hush" allegedly secret riding spot I've ever come across in shooting MTB all over the world. If we play off the discomfort with a bit of humor reffering to your disconnection from the area and situation. Then you can deal with it the same way we had to deal with your "pathetically arrogant" accusations.
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 @jasperwesselman: You must be new to the world, if you think you weren't going to catch some flak for putting identifying markers in your video of an illegal trail network. "It's already blown up, so stop whining" is a total and complete cop-out.
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 @scvkurt03: Not new at all... Had a top rider I shot nearly get dropped from his Fox contract over this same crap years ago. You have every right to say what you want but we have the same right to refute every last word.
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 @jasperwesselman: If you're going to abandon responsibility for making a bad problem worse (how do you think it got blown up?), you could have done so properly by leaving out a marker and letting morons in the comments name the spot.
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 @scvkurt03: Will adopting responsibility to absolute secrecy, create a better situation on those specific trails given the current and historical circumstances?
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 @jasperwesselman: If fewer people were whoring out sensitive areas for their brands, their insta stories, or their budding careers, it would absolutely be a step in the right direction. Do you disagree?
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 @scvkurt03: I completely agree. Where we disagree is if we with our images potentially compromised access to the sensitive land in question, more than it already was. I don't think we did, and thats okay. Neither of us are objectively wrong.
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 @jasperwesselman: You agree that it would be good if people stopped using social media in sensitive places, but you don't think *you* need to stop because it's already sensitive. I appreciate your respectful tone, but that's a bit of double speaking BS right there. Kind of feel like this is an internet dead horse, so I'm just gonna leave it there. Hope to catch you out there some time and give you some in person shit about this. HAH! ✌
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 @scvkurt03: Its not a doublethink at all. I completely recognize there are instances and locations that require plenty of caution and responsibility in how and what you share. I believe that this is not one of those instances. It feels like a dead horse because you make us rephrase the same answer again and again by arguing our opinion is a "total cop out" or "abandonment of responsibility". Its not, its what we chose to think in this particular circumstance. If you disagree thats no problem at all to anyone.
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 @jasperwesselman: Ugh, all right... so... It's a dead horse because you're not getting it. You keep repeating yourself because you're not getting it. My bad, I guess? While people are getting tickets, you make a vid which inevitably draws more people to the area (don't act like it doesn't - when your riding is rad it makes every Joey think they can ride rad if they JUST RIDE THERE TOO).. Anyway, these people in turn get more tickets or cause more havoc on the road, and the area becomes more and more of a priority for enforcement. Enforcement of the area goes in cycles, but what always allows it to die down is people shutting up about it. There is currently a problem. Posting videos with markers does not help. Simple as that. I'm not sure how you can disagree.
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 @scvkurt03: I disagree, because people do those things voluntarily with their own decision making skills. Even if what I make influences that in any degree whatsoever.
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 @ssip: I have some gas and matches.
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 @jasperwesselman: It's advertising.
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 @scvkurt03: You're denying that people have decision making skills when faced with something that could be interpreted as advertising?
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 @jasperwesselman: You're passing the buck. You had a decision to make, too. The point of advertising is to sell something. If you want to avoid inadvertently selling something, you make it hard to find. You did not do that.
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 @scvkurt03: Well clearly I'm a sub-par salesman because I can't convince you of anything.
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 @jasperwesselman: What does googling have anything to do with exposing the location? Is there millions of zombies that are tracking rider's internet log to see their google searches for rogue trails? You have to have spy status for that. I don't hack other people's computers.

FYI, I like the video and have no problem with it, but @gumbytex and @scvkurt03 are right. Refresh your knowledge of fight club.
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 @tacklingdummy: Fight Club is for losers. We're closers.
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 @jasperwesselman: Ok, Lol. Then just advertise and promote the exact location more with GPS maps. Lol.
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 @tacklingdummy: I just AirDropped the GPS coordinates to the entire San Jose population. Lol ok lol
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 I still get confused if Santa Cruz now means San Jose though??
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 Luv u Nicky
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 San Jose - Check Intense bike - Check Mom's minivan double-parked at the bottom of JXgs - CHECK!
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 Awesome video. I am sorry to see the comments have turned into typical location arguments. I figured this would happen when I saw the screenshot for the video. Anyways, keep shredding and making awesome videos. Eff the haters.
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 Really enjoy the video, too bad Wally is a massive douche that will add you in a group chat with 6 of his buddies just to have some circle jerk of roasting and then come to your home trails and tell you to go fuck yourself. Santa Cruz is a cool place with a jaded local crowd. Wally youre a dick. Throw rocks at other peoples bikes and throw a hissy fit cause people rode a trail that you put a berm in and claim you built the whole thing. Sincerely the desert monkeys of Nevada
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 Woah! That’s a big accusation. I’d love to tell my portion of the story to shed some light! Circle up kids it’s story time.
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flag GiantGlory02010 (May 1, 2019 at 17:05) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: over gambled desert monkey if I remember correctly
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flag GiantGlory02010 (May 1, 2019 at 17:06) (Below Threshold)
 @nexus-collective: lets hear it chief
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 Geez bro watch what you’re saying on a social media platform!!
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 @GiantGlory02010: I'll bet a pack of cigarettes at the peppermill you're lying about my boy Walter
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 @Jaydenfarley: I think we need to talk to @brianpark about a Long Term Ban for @GiantGlory02010. He's absolutely unhinged today...
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 @GiantGlory02010: Desert Monkeys huh? Curious to see what Brian has to say about that slur
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 @JP199: I'm troubled by that statement as well, JP.
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flag GiantGlory02010 (May 1, 2019 at 17:23) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: go on then boys lemme have it
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 @GiantGlory02010 Bummer you feel the need publicly shade people inaccurately. I have never met a Luke Coley in my whole life. And here ya are
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 @nexus-collective: I wonder why he would do that?
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flag GiantGlory02010 (May 1, 2019 at 17:49) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: that would be weird. Wally just shot me a message, strange how he found me if he's never heard of me
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 Your name pops up when you search your tag on pinkbike! @GiantGlory02010:
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 @GiantGlory02010: take a long walk off a short pier
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 @Jaydenfarley: ur whole Santa Cruz squid squad should climb one of those beautiful California redwoods and take a leap of faith
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 @suckitwally: you made an account, to do.. this ?
  • + 8
 Suicide isn’t a joke dude! @huckmaster69:
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 @Jaydenfarley: Its okay man but thanks. I have no idea why Wally and I would kill ourselves after buying Lambo's with our edit money.
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flag GiantGlory02010 (May 1, 2019 at 18:28) (Below Threshold)
 @matinkhani: matinkhani: nah I'd try and be bit more clever than an account literally named suck it wally and looks like the dickweed changed his name anyway
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 @GiantGlory02010: I think you're lying to us.
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flag GiantGlory02010 (May 1, 2019 at 18:35) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: the dude joined in 2016 but yeah I made it specifically for moments like this so I can convienently back myself up. Not a bad theory actually. @huckmaster69 you're really putting me in a tough spot bud
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 @GiantGlory02010: you spilled the newgate baked beans on yourself fontaine.
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 @GiantGlory02010: How did you know he joined in 2016 dude. You obviously are trolling
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 @GiantGlory02010: throwing rocks at peoples bikes is cool. Its a sign of respect. Cmon kid.
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 People that actually live in N California would be on the fence as to if this location is northern or central CA. I'm surprised they put in that shot of a business that is easily google-able.
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 Amen - this drive me nuts, NorCal, aka Humboldt/Del Norte have as much in common with the Bay Area as a San Franciscan does with somebody from Sub Sahara Africa.
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 Geographic center line of California is 37.16° latitude, and by that standard the Santa Cruz area isn't even in the northern half of the state
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 I love keyboard warriors
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 Derek the entertainment is amazing today
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 Why are all the comment kooks blowing up the location?

A photo of a business in a video is hard to search via Google. Pinkbike comments are easy af to search, if an authority wanted to do so.
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flag tacklingdummy (May 1, 2019 at 20:54) (Below Threshold)
 Are you kidding? The comments on location are totally vague. The business in the video is way more descriptive. Also, the place is more known than Demo.
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 @tacklingdummy: you more than anyone else here keeps mentioning the area, kook. How many more posts are you going to make calling attention to the zone?
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 @rpet: That zone is the most ridden area in SC and South Bay Area by far. You are the kook thinking it is some secret trail. LMAO!!! The main downhill trail there has 45,000 attempts on Strava. The only other trail that has more attempts in the SC and South Bay Area is Flow trail at Demo which has 51,000 attempts. I live 30 minutes from there.
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 @tacklingdummy: there you go - making another post calling out the area. You sound like a narc trying to get trails shut down. Stop posting kid - you’re a menace.
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 @rpet: You are hating on me for commenting vaguely on it when they made a descriptive public video of it, distributed it, and Pink Bike posted it in an article. LMAO!!
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 I'd like to officially change the location of the greater Bay Area to CENTRAL California, please spread the word.
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 I really love the feel of this video. Jasper and Wally are an incredible duo. Stoked for more projects like this. I wonder how many people in these comments actually build trail.
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 Keep riding, keep filming, keep digging. Good shit Let them keep hating and poaching all they want
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 Cheers David. You’re the man.
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 That's definitely @Demo....too bad it's been manicured AF! All you need is a Mini BMX to ride that FLOW Trail!
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flag tacklingdummy (May 1, 2019 at 10:28) (Below Threshold)
 That is not Demo. It is the place near highway 9.
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 @tacklingdummy: Dude, just f-ing stop.
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flag tacklingdummy (May 1, 2019 at 20:26) (Below Threshold)
 @scvkurt03: Chill, no need to get your panties in a bunch. That place just got fenced off and rangers ticketing a lot. People act like it is some secret spot when it is more known than Demo.
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 @scvkurt03: You should be saying that to the top commenter @JackHowser for bringing up the location first and foremost and his comment of UCSC way more descriptive than mine. Highway 9 is 40 miles long buddy.
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 Nice work Jasper!
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 Doug! thanks ya legend
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 ooooo yes I love when you can tell youre gonna love the eddie right after pressin play
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 Good looking truck...did u get it like that or do some kind of resto.
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 All k00k location based commenting only diverts the focus from the true reality here. Sick shred paired up with absurdly good editing. This is what I love to see every time!
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 Thanks man! Positive vibes!
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 @nexus-collective: Backatcha homie. I've spent most of my life on that hill and it's always great to see someone shredding it at your level!
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 @jmlo: Cheers dude! stoked to meet you sometime!
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 Its interesting to see a freerider opting for the legend instead of the darkside?
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 I rode the darkside for the last couple of years! It is one of my all time favorite bikes hands down. But the legend is just another genre to experiment with.
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 @nexus-collective: awesome man and the video was sick!
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 also send me those skating pics please
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 Yo! Thanks galush!! I’ll send you the pics
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 @jaydawg69: good thing like 98% of that was private property tho
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 Stylish!
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 Raise your hand if you could smell this video
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 That's some nice dirt!
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 Video quality is incredible!

What camera was this filmed on?
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 I phone 6s
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flag huckmaster69 (May 1, 2019 at 18:18) (Below Threshold)
 @jasperwesselman: *potato
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 Song?
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 is santa cruz so cal???
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 @nexus-collective sick shit man! keep up the good work!
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 thanks westy!
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 Love the action you guys put out. Keep it up. Got me takin notes over here in Salas
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 Rip spotted owls
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 That seat bounce thoooooo holy shit bud! Sick one
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 Always dig the tunes you guys throw in these!
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 Just came from there during sea otter. Greatest trails my wheels have ever seen. I thought we had found some back country, but there’s probably stuff all over the place. It’s insane beauty
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 Rad edit, so much Steeze
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 best mountain bike videos in the game right now hands down
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 I thought this was a kick a$$ vid.......keep up the fine work!
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 #deathbeforestrava
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 @GiantGlory02010 relax brotha smoke a cigarette choose Christ
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 Not NorCal
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 Dude can shred!
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 it is a bigger ticket to get caught with a rake than a bike where that was filmed.........
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 #raketrailsgreatagain
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