Tasting The Dirt – Burke Bike Park, Burke, VT

Mason Moore and Evan Carlson at Burke Bike Park

There are few places on this earth that I would rather ride than the rolling grass hills of northeastern Vermont. I’m going to come right out and say I’m biased because this is where I’m from, but even still, most people who have visited can instantly appreciate it’s allure. Something about the lush green the landscape, the cool summer breeze, the twisting dusty dirt roads through the shallow valleys, all make it a very cozy & comfortable destination.

Back in August Mason Moore made a trip out to the east coast to help put on a learn to ride at the annual Bike & Brew Festival at Burke Mountain. After a savage night in NYC, we took the 6 hour drive to the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont and immediately got to riding. Staying par for the course with the Tasting The Dirt series, here is some raw footage from the always epic Burke Bike Park & a few other spots around the Kingdom.


Tour Lyfe – Episode 7, Part 1 – Colorado, USA

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So after a few months in Europe, Radface made his way to the United States. While staying with me in Denver, Colorado, Dylan ate all my food, drank all my beer and broke my couch and we occasionally rode. On one of those occasions we went down to Rampart Range where we met up with the rest of the crew, havoc ensued.


Tasting The Dirt – Cedar Ledge, PA

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Deep in central Pennsylvania, in a land where fracking is the big industry and cell phone service doesn’t exist, lies the best mountainboard course in the United States. Nestled on the hill behind his thriving apple orchard is Curtis Kelly’s escape, the endless terrain that he and a few other locals have been sculpting for over a decade. Every where you look there is a line, and with a few friends & the will you can ride anything. One of the first lines conceived at Cedar Ledge was by the late Jon Sever who was a local to the park for many years.

This past weekend we returned to the orchard for a few days of earned turns, cliff jumping & another segment of Tasting The Dirt!

Tasting The Dirt – Mountainboarding Cedar Ledge, PA – Carnage, Jereme Leafe & Evan Carlson from The Dirt on Vimeo.


Second Life – Episode 1 – Dubki in Kiev

I had the pleasure of riding with these guys at Breakthrough Fest in 2012. After spending a few days with them I believe they’re probably the most underrated group of riders in the world and super friendly to boot. That said I’m always excited when I see a clip from them pop up because I know I can expect some solid riding. Watch the Ukraine & Russia elite throw down at Dubki mountainboard park in Kiev.

Riders:
Anton Shalamentsev
Anton ‘Xima’ Khimenko
Roman Saulyak
Denis ‘Steel guy’ Priymak
Forest Gump
Evgeniy Vyborniy
Andrew ‘Yenot’ Yenin


Tasting The Dirt – Frisco Bike Park

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A few years back the town of Frisco, nestled high in the Rocky Mountains a mountainbike park was constructed for the public. At the time it was far from perfect, the jumps were just big rollers, the berms weren’t steep enough and speed was impossible to carry. They’ve since vastly improved upon the park and Benton Jackson and I had the pleasure of sharing a few runs together through it. This is the first episode of a new series(it might be a one episode series) i’m calling Tasting The Dirt, raw footage from the parks.


Dylan Warren Summer Clip

The long awaited and highly anticipated part by Dylan Warren is finally here. There is way to much to say about this video, but first and foremost DYLAN is gnarly. Rails, rooftop and cliff drops this clip shows how a mountainboard needs to be ridden.

Thanks for all the hard work Dylan, your efforts for our entertainment and I’m thoroughly entertained!


Pavel Dunaev’s Simple Life

One of the most amazing things about mountainboarding is it’s reach, I’m a rider living in New York City but on the opposite end of the world in Siberia there are rider, specifically Pavel Dunaev. Pavel has been riding hard for many years from podiums at the World Freestyle Championships to crazy freeriding runs in Siberia he is the definition of an all around rider.

Here is the latest, Pavel’s Simple Life.

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Tour Lyfe – Episode 6 – Winterburg, Germany

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This episode is for all the beautiful ladies out there(queue the crickets) who like pretty boys who mountainboard. In this episode more than half of the guys ride without shirts and rocking short shorts and it’s fucking gnarly. Winterberg is consistently building jumps and drops that are pushing the limits of mountainboarding, check out the old Winterberg gap footage here if you don’t believe me. So i’m not surprised that fellas went there and absolutely destroyed the place.

Adieu.

TOUR LYFE- Part 1, Episode 6 from Dylan Warren on Vimeo.

TOUR LYFE – Episode 6, pt 2 from Dylan Warren on Vimeo.