Video: Rémy Métailler Joins Reece Wallace to Ride his Backyard & Local Trails

May 25, 2023 at 7:04
by Rémy Métailler  

Last week I went on a short trip to Vancouver Island. Even though it is so close to the Sea to Sky, I have not ridden much over there in the past ten years.

I met up with Freerider Reece Wallace who showed me his dream yard and then head out straight from his property to his favourite trail around: Meat Draw. A mix of rock slabs, loose turns, technical bits and fast sections.

Watch another video from Nanaimo: Uterbraten, Sexy Flanders and Max Power:

Next week's video will be at the new Jordie Lunn Bike Park in Langford.

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  • 66 2
 always good times riding with the World Champ!
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flag redrook (May 26, 2023 at 3:19) (Below Threshold)
 I must've missed it, did the title say Wilson instead of Wallace?
  • 4 1
 @OlSkoolJake: Well yes, I obviously missed something.
  • 21 1
 Great stuff. The champ has really lost his Scottish accent.
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flag redrook (May 26, 2023 at 3:19) (Below Threshold)
 *Wallace Wink not Wilson
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 @OlSkoolJake: Well duh
  • 6 0
 Mt Benson, best riding on Vancouver Island. Rode Meat Draw last weekend and it was in great shape. I do prefer to go to the summit and start with Chainsaw Ridge into Meat Draw though.
  • 1 0
 There's so much space for neverending trails. Incredible.
  • 1 0
 @yoobee: there is a crap ton of epic trails here in my backyard
  • 4 0
 Looks like Meat Draw goes all the down to Fawn Frenzy now. Guess I know where I'm heading this weekend to sample some new Smile
  • 2 0
 Ya, just noticed that the other day when planning a ride at South Benson... man if you start with Chainsaw, it's now a close to 5 km full descent.. so good!
  • 3 0
 Rode the new connector on Tuesday. Super fun lap but it was pretty dry and loose.
  • 3 0
 @islandforlife: It's actually over, it's 5.3 km
  • 6 0
 Those trails look awesome, as does BC In general.
  • 5 0
 Is Reece running a mouth guard?
  • 47 0
 Yup I am! Protect them chompers & brain
  • 2 0
 @reecewallace: Which one do you use?
  • 6 0
 @Sirrah: Gladiator Custom Mouthguards
  • 4 0
 @reecewallace: I'm always amazed that more people don't run mouthguards.
  • 4 0
 @reecewallace: I have a couple pairs of those! Honestly the best customer service of any company of all time. I know that's a hot take cuz it's a mouth guard company, but when I was in high school I got my front teeth knocked out. I needed one for a basketball game. So we ordered one, they called us and asked exactly what we were looking for, made me 2 for the price of 1 and one was a custom one for my specific situation, then overnight shipped them free of charge so I had them for the game the next day.
  • 4 1
 No spare link on an Ebike? Rookie
  • 2 0
 E-bike or not. Great riding in a fantastic setting! What I would give to have such a challenging trail on my doorstep!
  • 1 0
 Anyone else notice the dude jumping over Remy at 0:0:33?
  • 1 1
 @Fill-Freakin You have a choice to watch or not. Exercise it. No one gives a rat’s @ss what you choose.
  • 3 4
 I can't help but wonder if the ebike thing is supporting this video ...
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flag sanchofula (May 25, 2023 at 12:05) (Below Threshold)
 I do enjoy the videos, just tired of seeing people on ebikes when they're healthy and talented, kinda sends a bad message
  • 16 2
 @sanchofula: No bad message sent. We had a time limit to film. On a regular bike we would not have made it on time. My next video is on the regular bike.
  • 5 2
 @sanchofula: @sanchofula: This logic is just saying you're sick of people doing something they find fun, when there's a way to do it which is more exercise. Not everything is about exercise. I don't own an eeb, but I don't know anyone who does and doesn't have it for fun. Where I ride, it's boring, long climbs and all about the descents.

@remymetailler it doesn't send a bad message regardless of the circumstances.
  • 2 3
 U should see the climb to get up there 1000 meters.
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 @redrook: it’s 1000 meters the summit why not cruise up it makes a lot of sense trust me I live on the mountain and own a emtb
  • 4 3
 @remymetailler: this mountain is made for a emtb no doubt
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flag Fill-Freakin (May 28, 2023 at 9:38) (Below Threshold)
 @remymetailler: You should start a different channel for your ebiking videos. I have zero interest in watching moped riding and always downvote if it's aimed at mountain bikers. Eventually your videos stop popping up in my feed.
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 @jeff444: Sorry downvoted by mistake but agree, I know it and self-shuttling makes a lot of sense.
  • 2 1
 @Fill-Freakin: Lol he's not going to miss your views.

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