You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Video player is disabled while the embed window is open.

Copy and paste the HTML code below:


Color:
Size: X


|

| |

Iwasuyama Zen Ride

Just chilling with good friends, good trails and a visit from the chain snap fairy. June 2010.

36 Comments

  • + 2
 Wicked video mate!! chainless is the way to go, its got a good feeling to it if the the hill is downwards!!! Im super stoked to see you trail in the video!! I wanted to ride it more and of course film as well!! Love your shirt man, a drunken chicken is what riding is all about,hshshaaaa! Ride On and give my best reguards to everyone!!!
  • + 1
 Cheers bro. Yea, chainless rocks when gravity is on your side ! Really enjoyed this trail without the chain.. luckily it was a short roll back home with a little towing assistance from Hiroyuki. Thanks again for a wonderful t-shirt. Cant wait to see your RideOn creations ! Regards have been passed on please do likewise.. arigato !
  • + 2
 that was such a cool video !! the little track at the house is sweet !! damn it, i want to come ride with you guys. .....after i get my riding back. Smile
  • + 1
 Man it would be awesome if you could make it over. All the best getting the riding back !
  • + 1
 thanks man ! im really looking forward to getting back on ! ill send pics !
  • + 2
 mate,that's looks sweet ,your production is almost at pro level,those guys look like a right old hoot(that's a good thing btw!)thanks for sharing bud.
  • + 1
 Thanks jedi. Really enjoying the vid making. Great way to document our riding and also as I am heading back to Oz soon... These guys are a 'hoot' to ride with !
  • + 1
 Wow! very good allmountain vid josh! i saw you got a strange french canadien name on that drunken chiken shirt! i'm proud you are wearing it!!! awesome backyard trail!!!

do you still have lots of time left in japan?
  • + 1
 Gabe ! Thanks man. You know Niko's working on the artwork for some RideOn shirts ! BTW How was the Mont Saint Anne experience ?
  • + 1
 msa was awesome as always! we got some extremely dry/warm/hot conditions! and then i realized how much not in shape i am :p we hit almost all the trails exept the world cup one because it was to much destroyed to be riden.. (closed by msa stuff). i have few hours of gopro stuff...just didn't get a program/computer/time to put it all together! i'll probably go to an iron maiden show july 9 arount quebec and take a day off to ride msa again
  • + 1
 and i want one of these ride on shirt!
  • + 1
 haha...a whole new meaning to "home trails"...love it.
only ever done one chainless run and it was hell.looks like a nice trail that,would be a great time of year there now.its cold here but can still ride...
ride on mate
  • + 1
 Thanks Sammy. Was fortunate to have the chain snap where it did as not far from the top ! Wow.. how cold does Rocky get ?
  • + 2
 Great video, sweet soundtrack. Trail looks awesome, a "tunnel of green". Way to go!
  • + 1
 Thanks man. Yea, forest is really lush right now. Guess it must be same around your way ?
  • + 2
 Maybe you'll start a new trend: no chain is even more hardcore than single speed!
  • + 1
 Thanks man. Yea, a chainless ride every now and again is very refreshing. Recently had a few chainless experiences as I repaired my chain without guide pins ! Got them now though so should be securely 'chained up' for a while.
  • + 3
 another great one! Do these trails in Japan ever end?! Smile
  • + 1
 Cheers. Ha ! Not as far as I know. The mountain range undulates for a long way and as long as there are power lines nearby a well maintained access trail is also so pretty much guaranteed .
  • + 1
 your self-filming achievements make me think more and more about buying GoPro camera... tempting...
  • + 1
 For me its a pretty convenient way to document and share the ride.. compact, simple and robust. No problems thus far. Would be interested to hear more about some of the other ones though.. Contour looks pretty good too.
  • + 2
 I've just given props to the other guys' comments, and I love your zen philosophy of trail riding.
  • + 1
 Thanks slackliner. At the risk of sounding like a hippy.. Riding chainless really felt zen-like to me as it kind of left me no choice but to flow 'with' the trail even more than usual on the descent. It also taught me that on the ups you have no choice but to get off and walk which was also a humbling experience. So yea.. a lot to gain from going chainless every now and again !
  • + 1
 Real hippies do it chainless AND brakeless, www.pinkbike.com/photo/5184134 !!!
  • + 1
 Well there you go ! Guess I am in no risk of being a hippy then.
  • + 1
 What is that retaining wall system used there in the beginning of video? I dont see it any where else.........
  • + 1
 Good question... I have no idea ! There does seem to be an abundance of different systems in use throughout Japan. Have seen many weird and wonderful retaining wall systems ranging from ugly concrete capping to really beautiful stonework and everything in between. A lot of creativity and experimentation going on as well.. would be great place to visit if your int retaining walls !
  • + 1
 yea or just into RidinBig Grin
  • + 1
 amazing. loved the snap great edit. super cool flow track in back yard too
  • + 1
 Backyard trails are where its at.. this one needs work though. Still in first draft !
  • + 1
 WOW.......... that must be a different riding experience then Whistler
  • + 1
 Guess it would be.. Never been to Whistler though mate. Would love to get there one day but until then will make do with what we have here !
  • + 1
 cool riding man thats a cool vid.
  • + 1
 Cheers shane.
  • + 1
 awesome as usual, always love the vids of you guys!
  • + 1
 Thanks Trophy. The love is mutual !








Copyright © 2000 - 2024. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.010868
Mobile Version of Website