Cross Country

Oct 25, 2011 at 14:00
by Liam Murphy  


A Liam Murphy film starring Traharn Chidley.

Thanks to:
volkswagen-vans.co.uk
santacruzbikes.co.uk


Some of us will remember Liam's first main page post with Traharn - Free
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146 Comments

  • + 76
 would of made for an interesting twist if the van ran her over at 1:39
  • + 8
 well, I for one would have cried!...
  • + 39
 Load of crap vid! Just a VW ad with a lame story line.
  • + 7
 yea rubbish!
  • + 72
 haha.. rubbish! i would suck a fart out of her ass tho
  • + 12
 Oops meant to neg props you...
  • + 13
 lol. that made me laugh so hard ryan. my day has been made
  • - 7
flag Caliber38heavy (Oct 27, 2011 at 10:46) (Below Threshold)
 haha!!!!!!!! would it taste like roses you think?
  • + 36
 Clicked this post because of the thumbnail Big Grin
  • + 13
 i dont know what you guys are all complaining about. Whats wrong with watching a pretty girl ride a bike?
  • - 1
 mad emo
  • + 2
 that was a funny comment, LOL!
  • + 16
 It defo looks like she has a t!t out in the thumb. Shame.
  • + 2
 Don't church it up. It's still a damn minivan.
  • + 10
 @ chyu: That thumbnail looks like.... a part of her shirt is.... y'know. Off.
  • + 0
 never in my life have i ever wished to be a bike seat more than now. maybe if I become a Buddhist I can hope to be her bike seat in the next life...
  • + 0
 I know a girl that owns a van. She lives pretty far out of the city so she parks the van close to clubs, goes out for the night partying then takes guys back to the van...
  • + 3
 ^i can assume you met this girls last night?
  • + 1
 Man Jervis, Australians really know how to live!
  • + 0
 i would ruin the fuck out of her
  • + 4
 i for one really liked the video. not all bike videos have to be exactly the same
  • + 3
 that's all well and good about the van and riding, but what i want to know is.... why was the women out of the kitchen!?
  • + 1
 Good ad for veedub...i like that bike though, looks sweet
  • - 5
flag Skid-Kid-Productions (Oct 30, 2011 at 19:03) (Below Threshold)
 i wonder if she would ever take one up the ass?
  • + 4
 from you...never
  • + 24
 Stupid car! Didn't even stop at that intersection, and then proceeds to chase down and tailgate that cyclist! And then it kidnaps her!
  • + 3
 Open up wide, let me jam this VW down your throat
  • + 1
 Or did she steal the van owners bike?
but didnt mind cause she picked him flowers? lol
  • + 4
 sounds like a terrible porno plot.
  • + 18
 i would take all three; car, bike, girl. Wink
  • + 1
 That's right!
  • + 2
 and the cameras!!!
  • + 7
 It's bike related, i thought no problem to being posted here on PB universed. Regardless of van commercial or not it's great to see a cute girl shredding some trails.
  • + 3
 ;Funny it says VW Comercial Vehicles and all I see is a Transporter... I wish we could get the diesel 4wd Transporters here in the US, they even have some in Germany that have portal AXLES Drool they're aftermarket conversions but man they're sure sweet as aye. Oh yeah, that girl's ok looking... meh, I like dark-haired women, blondes are for posers hahahahaha Wink
  • + 2
 ummmmm a van is a commercial vehicle
  • - 1
 Um.... No, that's just a Transporter, it looks like a basic "mini-van" kid hauler version, but I can't see inside. put it this way, where I'm from that's def. not a "comercial vehicle" it's a soccer-mom mobile.
  • + 1
 does that make a twin cab pick up not a pick up then??? its a van with a second row of seats.......still a van
  • + 1
 I think it's a difference of where were from aye. Here in the States that's def. not gonna be considered a Comercial vehicle. Has more to do with the GVWR and drivetrain then the configuration. Still a sweet toy hauler.
  • + 2
 cross country????...cough bullshat cough..all mountain maybe...she doesn't break a sweat, gets shuttled to the top..oh ya full decent with the only climb she jumps off to carry the santa snooze.......lame-o....but....excellent cinamagraphy!...I loved the one rear tire in the air when he came in too hot......is that vw's new 4x capabilities?? better look out mud puddles!!

I give it 1 big chainring outta 3....for xc you should have to pedal...alot!!!

an all you west coast ladies; I'm sure with all the videographers out here, ya'll could make a real killer woman cross country vid to show the boys -and Europe- what hard work really is!!!
  • + 6
 Jayzuz, chill! It's just a bit of fun!
  • + 1
 How are you gonna' show Europe what hard work is on your little Canadian mountains?
  • + 1
 hey there... the mountains in Canadia are humongous I'll have you know.
  • + 1
 Beat me to it... I find it funny that a guy from the UK is talking about mountains at all Wink Europe has the Alps...that's it. Beautiful, big mountains, but Between the West Coast of Canada (and the NW US) up to Alaska we've got alot more and bigger ones to boot...
  • + 1
 c'mon now... Mt. Logan... 19000 foot peak... so i guess Canada must be a lot flatter than the UK huh
  • + 2
 Hell I live in the valley underneath an 11240ft. mountain... May seem small by comp. to 19000 but it's bigger then anything in the UK by miles. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of UK and their country, Scotland (where all my family's from) is flat out amazing as is like Keswick/Lake district and Whales...Driving/hiking over Hardknot's Pass made me SO WISH I'd brought my bike last time I was there. it's amazing, but it's not real big for mountains, that's all.
  • + 2
 it's more a VW ad than anything else, it worked though. I was looking into purchasing that exact model for my business recently, might jus happen now but this is pinkbike, not youtube, even production value, Santa Cruz and a blonde chick, can't help preventing it from looking like VW is just punting their van
  • + 4
 oh what XC? she didn't even have a hydration pack or water bottle with her..........couldn't have gone very far?
  • + 0
 I wouldn't do that unless you have endless funds and are a mechanic.
  • + 2
 funny story .....so this was pretty boring from the start, i was debating if i should even finish, my wife who was sitting by me on the couch asked me what part of twilight i watching..........uuuuhhhh....... im not watching twilight....... that song on the video your watching is from the twilight sound track........debate over video stopped and here i am telling you all about it lol
  • + 3
 Cool video, but I thought the music was a bit out of place. At least for myself I could never ride AM listening to indy rock.
  • + 2
 could be better with the dubstep version of this song Smile
  • + 43
 Nothing is better with dubstep Facepalm
  • + 11
 Is it only me that can't tell the difference between "Dubstep" and "Tween wave"?
  • + 4
 haha! awesome comment seraph, mega props.
  • + 3
 i literally hear shit when i hear dubstep. It sounds like a shit covered garage door opening up underwater... shit.
  • + 3
 when i fart it sounds better than dubstep
  • + 1
 nudne jak flaki z olejem Wink
  • + 2
 so that random red vw van is following her and poluting the eviorment so she just doesnt need to pedal back, keeping in mind the headline says "cross country", it might be me, but i do not get it.......
  • + 5
 You don't have to get it, but the whole thing is just a fun chase, showing the bike can actually go places where the Van can't etc! The Van was never used as an uplift, there was even an uphill riding bit in the edit, so not sure where you get that idea from .. It's just a fun video made with no financial help, I Love riding bikes and Liam Loves filming .. simples! Hope you actually like it when you just sit back and apreciate the finer things in life Smile
  • + 1
 It`s a cool video Harney. You`re lucky to have Liam do some great videos too.
  • + 1
 Thankyou Smile Yeah it's always awesome fun filming it all!
  • + 1
 i guess it just wasnt what i expected
  • + 1
 Let's see....pretty girl riding a carbon full suspension over terrain 99.9% of pinkbike users won't ever get to see outside of videos/photos + a van that 98% of them couldn't afford = a whole lot of whining, bitching and moaning from the peanut gallery.
  • + 1
 i really wanted to like it more than i did. the whole cute girl mountain biker thing with the artsy filming was super cool. but the VW and emo music kept throwing me off and i had to keep myself from exiting the vid half way through. maybe she could have tossed back a few beers and rode in a wife beater to up the appeal.
  • + 4
 Ok now Santa Cruz, girls look good on your bikes - hire Tracey Hannah to the Syndicate Big Grin
  • + 4
 Cross Country? Looks like a shuttle to me...
  • + 0
 The 'riding out to an epic waterfall to pose in front of it' storyline is less impressive for anyone who knows that waterfall, and also knows that it's acessable by road, and that she's standing about 15 feet from the carpark with café and toilet facilities. So the message is "this van can drive on roads, and is excellent for menacingly stalking pretty blondes"?
  • + 2
 What about the first few scenes on top of the Stiperstones .. where you're not even aloud to drive to, and most people couldn't even get there vehicles up there in the first place .. just because you know one area where we spent barely an hour there out of the whole of the filming you think it's the main feature? ... Think you've very much missed the point!
  • + 1
 Great Video, very good driving style!, It's a very advanced cross country, it look like a enduro, but need remember that cars not bifits to nature trails Wink (nature is beautiful for her clean air)
  • + 3
 Beautiful girl, but I don't like product placement part. Without car this movie would be probably in my favs.
  • + 0
 I thought this video was great... A much cooler commercial then normal...

The flower child riding the bike reminds me of the flower child from the 60s. The hippies.. This girl and the feel of the video are very relevant to that time...

I liked the play and relationship between VW and Santacruz... made for a unison...

Most of all, I loved watching the bike n girl go down the trail...nothing like a trail in the woods...

Loved the music..

Whats interesting tho, is the extra takes at the end... it says that today we need to know both sides of the story to service.. first the fantasy..next that it is a fantasy....

I noticed the 5 10s. They looked good on her..@###

Nice Bike,,,,,
Over n out
  • + 1
 Should have used this version: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUGzY-ihqWc

The original makes me want to sleep, not ride my bikes.
  • + 1
 THATS THE STUFF!
  • + 1
 Throughout that entire song I was expecting a drop, and when there was no bass or drop I felt very disappointed .
  • + 3
 sometimes i stop to put a flower in my helmet too
  • + 1
 I don't find anything wrong with the song at all or any other part of the video. the editing was sick and so was everything else.
  • + 2
 They finally put up a XC vid and I can't tell if it's a bike video or a Vdub commercial..
  • + 1
 I think VW wants mountain bikers to buy their vans to shuttle. Too bad my Tacoma can do the same thing and in style too! hahahaha
  • + 2
 do girls pee in the trails like some guys when they're in the situation?=) I'd love to know....
  • + 8
 Girls don't pee, or shit, and their fart smells of roses.
  • - 2
 you'd love to know if girls pee? wtf is wrong with you? .....
  • + 1
 whats wrong with asking? obviously most people dont come across mtb chicks squatting offside the trail haha.
  • + 1
 wwow, aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrryaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh, nothing like a cat nap to make you feel refreshed, Now.... did I miss something in that video???
  • + 1
 So is this a car ad, a bike ad or did I miss something? Good thing I was on the toilet when I watched this so I don't feel it was a complete waste.
  • + 2
 Lame vid, pinkbike. this is a shameless ad! I do have one question... is Traharn single?
  • + 4
 Traharn and Liam did this project for VW in the UK and asked if we thought the readership would like it - I think it's been well received and as for single - that's something we're all wondering too!
  • + 3
 I can't believe that a car company had the nerve to support a cyclist and look to promote themselves in exchange. We should just rely on the bike industry to support riders. I'm sure that will help to grow the industry. I thought that the video was well done
  • + 5
 It's a good ad in the fact that it's not realistic. The VW wouldn't have made it that far without breaking down. I know, I've had many of them.
  • + 1
 why cant vw advertise with bikes, they support the sport, team trek vw was around for a long time
  • + 1
 Yea, Most riders I know either have a VW van or want one, they're rad an perfect for biking trips etc ...
  • + 1
 I have no problem with cross advertising. All support is welcome. The car company bike coops seemed to work out well in the 2000's, I just wish that this particular wasn't so damned boring. Reminds me of the DH bike videos of the late 90's where everybody was just doing wheelies on 4 inch travel bikes and screwing down fire roads , then funny scenes of guys going OTB when hitting a water bar.....ridiculous!!
  • + 1
 so bad in every way. and it't not XC if there's only 20 seconds of climbing.
  • + 2
 i liked the part with the car in it!
  • + 1
 I liked the video. I could care less what type of riding it is. It was entertaining and different.
  • + 1
 a to jest o aucie czy crosscountry? i tak nie kupimy volkswagena Big Grin No, dziouszka nawet fajna Razz
  • + 1
 Visually this video really good but this is a bike site, not a site for advertising vans.
  • + 16
 Yup, screw big, non bike companies that want to use mountain bikers for adds and put more money into the sport. It"ll clearly be bad for the sport, just look at what Redbull and Monster have done to the sport.

*This post has been brought to you by sarcasm*
  • + 2
 CRAP!!!!!!!CRAP, CRAP CRAP!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 overproduced and boring as
  • + 1
 That video was horrible. It was like an emo version of a "Yaz" commercial.
  • + 1
 now that's funny!
  • + 1
 ....do not take Yaz if you have the following.........
  • + 1
 Awesome video, something totally new. Where was it shot?? Looks like Wales to me
  • + 1
 that was the biggest waste of 5 minutes in my life!! Cmon pinkbike, why are you advertising vans on here?
  • + 3
 Traharn and Liam did this project for VW in the UK and asked if we thought the readership would like it - I think it's been well received.
  • + 3
 Come on Brule - this is crap and you know it. Anything with a chick in it is well received by the boys on pinkbike. mretard is right.
  • + 1
 awful...I even like girls, bikes and german cars and I kept waiting for it to get better.. and it did not.
  • + 2
 crap video, just another vw add with a cute girl.
  • + 1
 Suddenly there's less room in my boxers!
  • + 1
 Song pissed me off a bit, I kept waiting for the drop lol
  • + 0
 I think that most people can ride faster than her and she was fast forwarded...
  • + 2
 ... lol!! oh reeeally? So if you think i'm sped up then you must think i look fast, but you don't want to think i'm fast coz i'm a girl?? ...
  • + 1
 Awesome videooooooo. Finally a hot rider to watch...
  • + 1
 cutie killin it,very cool
  • + 1
 I'd tap that but nevertheless, that was a daft video
  • + 1
 pretty girl, no matter the video haha >Big Grin DD
  • + 1
 c'mon, with the tread on those tires, wheres the big ass tire slides?
  • + 2
 awfal
  • + 1
 I must not be on pinkbike. Not complaining.
  • + 1
 i wish it was summer and i had a van- ooop advertising is working
  • + 1
 the girl looks familiar......
  • + 2
 Meh...
  • + 5
 The only comment I agree with. This same video with a dude instead of a blonde girl wouldn't get a second glance.
  • + 1
 This totally deserves VOD.
  • + 1
 sweet! story is kinda strange though… don't quite follow. LOL
  • + 1
 agreed. all I know is there's a girl riding, a red van, and some emotional moments that didn't seem to be caused by anything in particular. in all honesty, it made me want to ride my bike so, can't be all bad.
  • + 1
 Great video, nice composition, nice editing, great shots. Loved it!
  • + 1
 I am a XC guy, so I liked it !
  • + 1
 That was weird
  • + 1
 Dumb.....
  • + 1
 hm
  • + 1
 very odd.
  • + 0
 is it me or is some of this video sped up by silly amounts?
  • + 7
 It's you
  • + 1
 what a cutie!
  • + 6
 her brother is hotter
  • + 1
 LOL. Smile
  • + 1
 whats the song on this vid
  • + 1
 It gives it to ya in the end credits. Just gotta be patient and you'll see it.
  • + 1
 My bad I didn't realize you meant the first song. The song: eyes on fire Artist:Blue foundation.
  • + 2
 The shouldve used the Zed's Dead remix. Then we'd be cooking..
  • - 3
 hot chick + same bike as me = pretty legit xc vid
  • + 0
 5:10s.. not even close to being XC Wink
  • + 2
 Flats too. She's legit.
  • - 3
 mint vid.... and a hot girl, happy days!!..

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