Video: Bryn Atkinson in NorCal

by Jasper Wesselman 
 
Views: 82,970    Faves: 1,452    Comments: 51


Video: Jasper Wesselman
Rider: Bryn Atkinson
Photos: Ian Collins


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  • + 105
 FAST
  • + 46
 Faster than you
  • + 72
 my bike's clean; my kit is brand new
  • + 6
 Damn that was good, trails look unreal
  • + 31
 Way faster than you and you too
  • + 62
 30 psi in my minions; I don't care about your opinions
  • + 19
 Damn. I've ridden those trails. That was F*King fast.
  • + 10
 29ers are cool
  • + 4
 wha da hell ?!?
  • + 45
 Just kidding they are super gay
  • - 10
flag XxmojoxX (Feb 11, 2015 at 14:37) (Below Threshold)
 "Just kidding they are super gay"
  • + 10
 hello my name is joey
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flag WAKIdesigns (Feb 11, 2015 at 15:02) (Below Threshold)
 Who just dropped the 29" poop on the keyboard?
  • + 13
 I am surprised you dont recognize the lyrics @wakidesigns
  • + 10
 "Emergency redbull stuff up my sleeve " c'mon..... Check nsmb bro
  • + 14
 And its my first time here! I got my squid lid... And all my rental gear!
  • + 9
 I got my pads strapped tight on top of my jeans
  • - 9
flag scott-townes (Feb 11, 2015 at 19:17) (Below Threshold)
 What the hell is going on here?
  • + 5
 Gtfo if you have not seen ifht: I only ride park on YouTube.
  • + 3
 I understand every acronym kids throw out these days... but yeah I've seen it and its hilarious but unfortunately, I was busy other doing things that are more important than memorizing lyrics.... like eating a sandwich or watching House Wives of New Jersey.
  • + 84
 I'm suing you all for copyright violation.
  • + 7
 You're Canadian, eh. This aggression will not stand!!!!
  • + 2
 AHAHAHAHAHA

GOLD @ MattDennison !

You gotta put out another video/song - clearly
  • + 3
 I should be able to favorite this every day and have it count period.
  • + 71
 Psyched on all the fun comments people, thanks a bunch! Stoked the edit came out solid, Jasper always kills it! To the people asking about tires, they're Maxxis Shorty's 2.3 3C EXO TR
  • + 12
 Bro that shit was tight as hell
  • + 8
 Bryn, you are always so damn fun to watch. Smooth, precise, and crazy fast!
  • + 8
 I need to sell my Range. I don't ride it NEARLY as fast as that!!
  • + 5
 Please keep them coming Bryn and Jasper. You and Jasper are a great combo. Ever since "Sunday with Bryn Atkinson" I have become a great fan and looking forward to more of your clips. Thank you.
  • + 3
 Agree! That video - Sunday - was one of the best ever.
  • + 26
 If you put slo mo on this video, its a video of a guy mountain biking at an average speed.
  • + 19
 that exceeded expectations, I enjoyed every moment. absolutely pinned!!!!!
  • + 13
 Damn. I didn't know how good I had it when I was living there, riding some of the trails in that very area on a stupid xc hardtail.

That turn at 1:10 is rowwwww-dy.

Nice work Jasper.
  • + 3
 @ 1:40. Oh Lordy
  • + 12
 Bryn: "If Jill gets home and finds out I went riding without her I'm in BIG TROUBLE, Ride FASTER!"
  • + 6
 Hey I was there that day! We saw Bryn shoot a couple those sequences. We hollered like total fanboys!!! Speed is a thing you think you have until you see somebody who is REALLY moving. It puts things into perspective to say the least...!
  • + 10
 Sick work guys, killed it
  • + 5
 sure people seem to be turning their heads a bit more these days to riding those trails, but they are still illegal and we all know better than to film/shoot there for commercial use...
  • + 5
 we all know better than to film/shoot there? Like Specialized, Yeti, Santa Cruz Bikes? They might make it a little less obvious but they all commonly do commercial use on illegal Santa Cruz Co trails and sometimes legal trails by accident.
  • + 7
 I believe they were considered 'illegal' when I lived/rode there as well. This was fifteen years ago. Doesn't seem like its toned down the enthusiasm any.
  • + 3
 Thank you @malburd! We may all enjoy those trails on our down time, but glamorizing them in videos does not ultimately help with trail advocacy.
  • + 4
 No body would know where they were if they did not already ride them.. Not like they are directly showing you where they're located.
  • + 1
 I think the secret is officially out since the trail system now shows up on google maps
  • + 0
 THere is a trail map on UCSC's website for crying out loud...
  • + 8
 Now my face is all melted
  • + 20
 If I had a dollar for every time i watched this video I'd have 5 more dollars.
  • + 9
 I've ridden every inch of every trail shown in this vid at least 100 times and couldn't touch any of those speeds. F*king ludicrous speed in some of those spots. Just got re-stoked
  • - 2
 Lived in Bonny doon and rode allmost all of santa Cruz has to offer but I can't quite put my finger on these trails... Are they all the highway 9 descents?
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 all but one which is pretty hush hush
  • + 8
 Bryn is a true shredi night and quite a nice guy. Nice movie guys!
  • + 6
 after so many years of trying...I finally lost my shit.
  • + 5
 Bryn slaying the corners. So much style on a bike. And Jasper for best steady cam in the biz!? Good combo
  • + 4
 @dean... you know it thugggg
  • + 6
 That's it... Moving to Santa Cruz.
Who's hiring??
  • + 21
 No one.
  • + 4
 Thousands of hours of trail construction and maintenance locally for me the last couple years. Don't hate.
  • + 1
 they just killed post office jumps Frown
  • + 3
 It's a shame that these trails are illegal. The tickets aren't cheap, and when I tried to challenge it the court made me take bike traffic school. Oh well, see you guys out there Saturday!
  • + 1
 Ouch, dude, that's painful.
  • + 3
 that was totally sick. Going down to help out on the Flow Trail word day on Sunday, gonna cruise around on the bike some afterward. Super stoked!
  • + 5
 Wesselman, Atkinson and carbon range. guaranteed banger edit
  • + 5
 aaaaand I have a new favorite rider
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 TOO FAST I NEED TO HIT PLAY AGAIN
  • + 5
 Note to self............"LET GO OF THE BRAKES MORE!!!"
  • + 5
 he's got some serious tire faith
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 IMHO, your best edit to date. Nailed it! Congrats to both Jasper and Bryn! Now I have to close my eyes and dream that I am sailing down that trail as fast as you.... ;-)
  • + 4
 Fuck yea Bryn! Doing all the trails mad justice
  • + 2
 Well I learned two things watching that. 1. I suck at riding mountain bicycles and 2 my trails suck. Thanks Bryn. Thanks Santa Cruz.
  • + 3
 HOLY MAN he's got pace and style. How come we aren't this guy up high at world cup races? Incredible riding.
  • + 1
 He sure does. Its just that the ten or twelve guys in front of him move too fast for the shutter speed on the camera. You need that crazy high-speed camera setting to video Chainsaw Massacre etc.
  • + 1
 I think he's got a 3Rd before at a world cup.
  • + 1
 the trees and the loam. i believe now, that the region known as cascadia, should be extended all the way down to santa cruz. PNW in general, is the best place on earth to shred.
  • + 3
 I ride that trail 1:39 and it's fricken like straight down!
  • + 2
 RIP "Out of the Black" by Royal Blood. Because no one can rip harder than Bryn.
  • + 3
 redefining the definition of riding brakeless? awesome edit man
  • + 1
 Dear God that joker is fast... loved the last shot, nothing gives you a sense of how fast these guys are rippin' like raw footage
  • + 3
 hahaha holy moly! world cup downhillers sure as hell know how to ride!
  • + 2
 Just hold on and let go all at the same time!!!! Awesome Vid bro!!! UC Sanata Cruz RoDis ALLDAY!!!
  • + 3
 Mind blowing. Damn that was fast. An these awsome lines
  • + 3
 so sik! makes me wanna ride bicycles
  • + 3
 damn...that's how we do!!!
  • + 3
 Trailbike Clinic. Hell yeah Bryn!!! Great Video Jasper!!!
  • + 3
 great ride - pinned it! headin up there now!
  • + 1
 Heading to Santa Cruz this weekend from the NW.. Any recommendations on good bike shops in the area for trail advice and good service?
  • + 1
 another bike shop
  • + 1
 or Scotts Valley Cycle Sport- different town but equally close to the trails
  • + 1
 Sweet thanks!
  • + 1
 Find someone to ride with. Serrious spiderweb network out there... of course they are all good so you can't go wrong.
  • + 1
 Ask for Andrea at epicenter
  • + 3
 Nice work Jasper! Bryn is pretty decent at bikes too.
  • + 3
 Jasper, Bryn, just had my mind blown
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 I want to go ride my bike now.
  • + 3
 Cali Trails are amazing. Just not a sexy in the media as BC....
  • + 3
 Please make more films!!! That was the definition of fast
  • + 3
 oh good god daym! that was the definition of pinned
  • + 3
 great choice on the soundtrack Jasper
  • + 3
 range looks like a beast on them trails. shredtastic
  • + 3
 He was rippin it! Great video, got me stoked!
  • - 1
 The tracks in Santacruz are so much fun, rode them for the first time last week in the tropical storm, so much more grip than back home. Not that technical, but super fast and fun. Gotta ride Mailboxes (and whatever the one I rode before it was) in the bone dry this weekend and get my stoke on again.
  • + 4
 Had a bit of rain this week, might not be bone dry, but certainly drier than most areas. Might see ya out there if you're riding saturday
  • + 6
 If you think they aren't technical, you must've not ridden the right ones. there are a few that are pretty cheek clinching.
  • + 37
 wtf happened to the first rule of fight club.
  • + 7
 Exactly what I was thinking Joe.
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flag betsie (Feb 11, 2015 at 15:43) (Below Threshold)
 I rode with a local, nice guy on an orange santacruz 1050. The bottom of mailboxes was a little tech for sure. More fall line straight down flat out though. Come visit schotlander north for some tech nar. No think like whistler trespasser, now that is tech.
They were freekin fun. Was over 10C so I nearly melted on the climb. Hotter than our summers back home and even when wet (rode mailboxes in the worst of the rain late afternoon) your tracks are still mint for flat out grip.
can't wait for the weekend to shred them again.
If any locals are up for hooking up somewhere (I parked under the railway bridge near the bus depot) and cycled up to the first then past the 2nd water container from there. That would be mint. I am an ok rider, game for a giggle on the hill, just I melt in the heat.
  • - 2
 If you fancy meeting up for some shreddin Saturday. Please message me. I would be game. I am chilled out for anything on the trail.
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 Hey, me and my buddy are the new builders up at Mailboxes-- we've been putting up all the new stuff.. , and I've started fix'n up Juggs. U can hook up with us sometime if you wanna ride! . Just PB me!!..
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 everybody send @theArtiist a message and he'll show you all the illegal trails. he doesn't actually live here and didn't actually build these trails but allegedly he digs on them so it's totally cool
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flag theArtiist (Feb 11, 2015 at 18:55) (Below Threshold)
 huh?
  • + 18
 Jesus F*n Christ. Everyone shut the f*ck up about the god damn Illegal trails. Ride them. Enjoy them. Watch out for rangers. And remember the FIRST RULE OF FIGHTCLUB.
  • + 0
 Rangers... wow, we don't have them back home, we have the Forestry Commission... soz for boiling your eggs boyz!
RULE 8...lol...Never lifted a tool myself to build one of these "illegal trails", I am as white as white and only ride official trails with signs at the top and little paper maps to tell me where to ride... seriously though, I get ya, thats why we have a closed group off PB for trails and developments.
I love the fight club annology... a film about a paranoid schizophrenia
  • + 2
 Took me less than 30 seconds to find what I presume is the trail in question on STRAVA. Jus' sayin'...
  • + 4
 Wait, where are these trails and can I bring my horse?
  • + 3
 Only if it's Iron.
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 They are in Mexico.
  • + 3
 Speed of excellence ......
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 mmehh...*yawn*... I went a little faster in my car yesterday
  • + 4
 shredder!
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 no words for this vid.... holy sh****
  • + 2
 Wow. Love hearing the tires rip like that.
  • + 2
 Bryn rides his Santa Cruz in Norco, CA !!
  • + 2
 the range is one sexy beast
  • + 2
 That video just defined on rails.
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 SONG: Royal Blood - Out Of The Black
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 Ahaha! The title is now "Bryn Atkinson in NorCal" and not "Bryn Atkinson in Santa Cruz" anymore Big Grin
To avoid free advertising for an other very famous bicycle compagny I presume? Big Grin
  • + 3
 New Maxxis?
  • + 3
 Shorty 3c exo tr (see bryn's comment above...)
  • + 2
 I am applying to colleges next year. Soooooo should UCSC be my top choice?
  • + 0
 Can't go wrong with these trails literally in your backyard! I am going to be a freshman in college this fall and am, ironically, moving away from these trails. haha
  • + 3
 SANTA CRUZ!! trails #1
  • + 2
 SLAG CITY YO!
  • + 3
 Was he using clipless?
  • + 3
 Yeah was the mallet dh race. Also shoes appeared to be the new impact clipless.
  • + 2
 I hope he Strava'd this.... Razz
  • + 2
 These edits are the best, simple fast and fun!
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 1:39 ohmygod nioce
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 pickle tickler
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 Damn! It's even dry up north. Freakin California man!
  • + 1
 i'd have to clip the chinguard on to that bell. damn that was fast.
  • + 1
 Riding that area since the mid 80's, before it was cool.
  • + 1
 it was f...ing awesome fast! He almost came back to the future!
  • + 2
 Love these trails!
  • + 2
 RAW version please.
  • + 2
 WOW!
  • + 1
 Any Questions? That was SICK!
  • + 2
 Royal Blood!
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 Shred fest and damn he was cruising
  • + 1
 So many cutties... Sick video!
  • + 2
 OH.MY.DAYS !
  • + 1
 If ya names not Bryn, you ain't coming in!
  • + 0
 Great, riding... Vids are just getting better by the week!
  • + 1
 WC fast...
  • + 0
 Bryn may be getting old, but his riding is certainly NOT!
  • + 1
 Noice!
  • + 0
 Shout out to me. Thirty laps a day
  • + 1
 Sweet!
  • + 1
 So Fast. So Furious.
  • + 1
 Great Riding! FAST
  • + 0
 Royal blood ftw
  • - 3
 This is what happens when you put double ply tyres on Enduro bike!!!
  • + 3
 Bryn said they were shorty 3c exo tr, so no, not dual ply
  • + 4
 I want them then! Finaly! Up yer arse Hans Dampf, you loose round prick!
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