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Video: 'Freeride Passion Project' ft. Russ Fountain

Mar 29, 2023 at 11:31
by Russ Fountain  

This edit caps off countless hours running the saw, hammering nails, and slinging dirt on my trail. A passion project years in the making, mostly as a solo trail-troll lurking around the deep dark woods. The occasional dig party around a big fire or help from friends to build a big feature over a couple cold ones really made this project possible. After tweaking lines and dialing in speed for the gaps, it feels amazing to reap the benefits of all that hard work and finally ride the complete line. Stoked to link all of these old school freeride features from top to bottom and call this trail complete.

JVW Photo
Party in the woods. Visuals by @moiistjer.

Video and Photo: Jeremy Van Walsh
Rider and Builder: Russ Fountain
Music: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Over and Over Again

Big thanks for the support:
Transition Bikes
The Sacred Ride
Backroads Brewing

And a huge thankyou to everyone who came out to help dig over the years. I owe you a beer.

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34 Comments
  • 15 0
 Can’t even imagine how much work this took to build, incredible work Russ!!
  • 3 0
 Thanks man! Was fun to build, fun to ride!
  • 7 0
 Impressive effort, that looked like a ton of work! Kevin and Kyle must have been so pumped to sponsor this rider and project building NWD freeride trails in the woods. I'd be surprised if they weren't planning a trip to come up and ride the trail.
  • 2 0
 Cheers! Very NWD influenced indeed.
  • 6 1
 Freeride Mountain Biking ;defined by building and riding big features including jumps and drops on steep trails.
Keeping it alive in Nelson BC,. Nice work Russ
  • 5 2
 Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but does this clip not show several different trails in several different zones? Just my two cents, I'm the guy in the Titan coming from out of town every Sunday with a load of jabronis to poach every unnamed trail in the area..
  • 2 0
 Fuck off back to Rossland! Put in some new good DH tracks or GTFO! Rossland punters
  • 1 0
 @skimtb1: Okay, i will follow your advice as best as I can. Have a wonderful evening
  • 6 0
 Some awesome features built on that trail. Good work.
  • 4 0
 Legend in the streets and a legend in the bush!
  • 3 0
 Yup - getting some NWD vibes here in a good way! Sick riding and amazing trails.
  • 1 0
 Yeah Russ, very fucking rad! So much work into those features. Easily the sickest trail around and I am looking forward to following your through all that hopefully sooner then later
  • 1 0
 Thanks man. We'll have to get up there once it melts out!
  • 1 0
 This was absolutely FANTASTIC! Been years since I've been in that specific area of Nelson, but looks like a revived Balls Deep for most of what was shot, and I must say Kudos on the work and the riding!
  • 4 0
 Absolute legend!
  • 2 0
 Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. Fantastic band
  • 2 0
 so good!
  • 2 0
 Rad!! dig it. freeride lives!
  • 2 0
 Best edit I've seen in a minute. 10/10
  • 2 0
 Such a sick edit/ trail. Nice work Russ!!!
  • 2 0
 BANGING
  • 2 0
 This is sick, props!
  • 2 0
 loved it!
  • 2 0
 MOOOORRRRRREEEEEEE
  • 2 0
 So sick!
  • 2 0
 rad rider, rad dude!
  • 2 0
 Very cool
  • 2 0
 Sickest
  • 2 0
 Yessss Russ
  • 2 0
 Sick!!
  • 1 0
 Thanks for all the glowing responses.. More builds are in the works!!
  • 1 0
 Very rad Smile Need to see more of this!
  • 1 0
 Badass, dude! Please keep up the great work!!







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