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Today on BCpov My top 5 rides of 2018 Nice Sick Wow This is so good! Sick! That was awesome! First up, Number 5 A solo ride, on the North Shore, in the snow I actually called in sick to work so I could do this ride I noticed it had snowed in the mountains and I wasn’t going to let that opportunity pass Nice I’m always up for an adventure and the snow is promising After a slow hike up the mountain Alright I dropped into “Ladies Only” a classic on the shore So far, not too bad Dropping in, my brakes sounded like a drunk orchestra but on wards I went It was still fairly cold out so the conditions were still pretty grippy Yes! Nice! Alright, now we’ve got the pond and the teeter totter If I fall in the pond, it’s not a good thing Oh, I made it! Shockingly, somehow I never crashed during the whole ride But I definitely chose my features to ride Ya, I think I’m going to pass on the gonna pass on the drop Any skier knows that snow can have a huge range of types depending on the tempature and it’s no different for mountain bikes aw, it’s so slushy here now Oh, it’s definitely slippery! I love snow rides when the conditions are right But I think most people would stay home on days like this but what a beautiful time to go for a ride It’s amazing in here right now For number 4 we head over to Japan After spending two months there, this ride turned out to be one of the best After previously meeting some new friends at a downhill race They invited my wife and I to see some of their favourite trails in Nagano And boy were they good! Sick They took us to 5 different trails, each with their own flavor And to make things even better, it even snowed on one of the trails! Sick! With unbelievable flow, the riding was truly world class Can you tell I like riding in the snow yet? The last trail we rode was absolutely covered in leaves Axle deep in fact It makes for interesting riding when you can’t actually see the trail Oh my god This may have been the perfect way to end our trip in Japan Number 3 has gotta be bikepacking in the Chilcotins with BKXC Brian and come up to BC from California to ride and I was tasked with showing him some of the best trails we had to offer Oh my god, it’s so magical in here such a task would be incomplete with out a trip to the Chilcotins A bike packers paradise this is the place to get away from it all absorb some unbelievable views and ride some world class single track Rowdy! With 3 days and 2 nights planned we had a big adventure ahead of us We glided through meadows Hiked over mountains Splashed through creeks and conquered ridge lines I actually get emotional talking about this place I love it that much After 3 days 95 km of trail and 3000 meters of climbing We could finally call the adventure complete What a place I love this, this is this is my happy place At number 2 in the list, we have Fuijten bike park in Japan With rain in the air, my wife and I did not expect much at all But boy were we mistaken We had such a blast there First off they were playing 80’s jams on the chairlift So every ride up was a chair dance party Secondly, the dirt was unreal Ah, man… This is so good! Being at the base of a volcano Mt. Fuji in this case Made for some amazing conditions in the wet and on top of all that They’ve built these wonderful flow trails that only seem possible in Japan In most other places, these trails would become giant rain ruts We had an amazing time at Fujiten And that ramen lunch did not hurt things one bit Yuka: Tasty Tasty! At number one, we have one of the most notorious trails in Canada Dirt Diggler Classified as a pro line This trail is not for the faint of heart and I knew that going in After reluctantly joining a birthday ride with some locals My anxiety was super high once we got to the top Ah come on.. With a mix of fear and trepidation, we dropped in And I crashed Why am I crashing? Wow, I was off to a bad start and we haven’t even gotten to the trail yet We finally got to the entrance of Dirt Diggler and I couldn’t bring myself to drop in I was not used to riding in these loose conditions All the locals were sending it easily But my confidence was in the pits F*ck, it makes me nervous Well, ya and for good reason! Ya.. Ya, buddy, you got it, pedal, pedal! It’s so loose down there What had I gotten myself into? Ya buddy! The biggest feature on the trail, was the black lung A coal chute Holy Sh*t A super loose and committing line Once, you’re in, there is no turning back Okay Oh, god Sick! That was awesome! Having finally sent the line, the rest of the trail wasn’t too bad Although, still pretty rowdy That’s cool We got to the bottom and celebrated Making it through one of the rowdiest lines definitely deserved a couple beers This was my best ride of 2018 Oh! and what do we have here? an honorable mention and the honorable mention goes to Japans half pipe trails Ah, so sick And because it wasn’t just one ride, but multiple rides Ah, sweet Japans half pipe trails are littered across the country These ancient trails many created 1000 years ago Were made by local people dragging sleds up and down the mountains This valley is massive! Over time they formed these beautiful half pipe trails that we can ride today When we planed our visit to Japan We had no idea these trails existed but they just kept popping up during our travels As I learnt about these trails I got giddy with anticipation when we had a chance to ride one Ah, I love these They’re calling them half pipes So cool These trails combined with beautiful autumn colors made for a fantastic experience And really defines what mountain biking in Japan is all about And that’s my top 5 plus 1 rides of the year If you’d like to see a longer version of these rides Check out the top comment where you can find links to the full videos 2018 has been an amazing year And I wanna thank you all for watching the videos, leaving comments and sharing I’m at 40000 subscribers now and I feel honored by your overwhelming support I’d also like to give a special shout out to my Patrons I couldn’t do this full time without you guys Thank you Until next time! Stay gnarly

90 comments on “TOP 5 MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES OF 2018!

  1. Thanks for the great year guys! Here are the rides listed in the video:

    #5 North Shore in the Snow:

    #4 Nagano, Japan:

    #3 Chilcotins with BKXC:

    #2 Fuji-ten:

    #1 Dirt Diggler:

    Honorable mention vids:



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  2. Thanks for all the great Videos for 2018! Very entertaining and inspirational. You have an excellent demeanour and such a great attitude that I believe a lot of us weekend warriors can relate to. Keep it up and I look forward tuning into your adventures with Yuka in 2019. All the Best and Happy Holidays. Hope to one day meet you in person!

  3. Number 3 was my number 1. Hands down the most majestic mountainbike trail iยดve ever seen. I wish i could get there with my bike.

  4. Great list of rides, Eric ! I remember watching them all when they first came out. Keep up the awesome videos for 2019 & beyond !!

  5. Got to love those half pipe trails. I felt for a few minutes in Japan riding this, one of the best trail Romรขnia (9 km)

  6. Watching you ride those snowy features at Fromme made me anxious! Great video, congrats on a wicked year for your channel.

  7. Super awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ as always. My favourite is the Chilcotins, very nice sceneries and one of my bucket list. Happy riding everybody and am super stoked for 2019 ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿป

  8. I'm living in Mie prefecture part of the year and this really makes me want to take my bike with me now! shame those trails are so far of a drive away though!

  9. 2018 has been a great year of riding – i really enjoy all of your quality content and inspirational riding. Thanks for the great work. Cheers to an even better 2019!

  10. Thank YOU for a great year, Eric! Couldn't have done it without YOU ๐Ÿ˜‰ See you in 2019! Thanks for sharing!!! Enjoy the Holidays!!!

  11. WOW! that's some world class rides right here ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm amazed and jealous at the same time! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Glad that your doing all this and sharing it with us! 2019 is almost here, plans are in the works i'm shure ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. This should be boxed, gift wrapped and placed under the Christmas Tree.

    Have a Happy Christmas Yuka and Eric .. hope your keeping warm and clean with all your latest purchases.

    40k ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  13. You are so my MTB hero. And surely you and Yuka must be the top power couple of the you tube mtb world. A very Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you both. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Keep em coming Eric. That snow ride down ladies only was so sick. Definitely my favorite video of the year. You showed some serious balls riding some of those features in the snow

  15. Great Stuff Buddy Cant wait watch more in the New year and your honey bunny Yuka channel will have watch you on my Patreon I have add you Eric while back ;0)

  16. Wicked! Sic top 5 (+1). Still looking for your playlist from the BKXC vids. Loved that series. The Chilcotans look incredible! Added to my MTB bucket list!

  17. Man the bikepacking vids with BKXC were awesome! IMHO those are your best work to date, great riding, great production, great company, great trails, the entire package!

  18. Hey BCpov! You should try Philippines, Indonesia and Bali trail there. They are damn fun to ride! One day I will go to Japan and stay 1-2 months there because thanks to you who share the videos of Japan trails. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Very cool trails :)! I would be in love with every whistler trail I think :D. So far I only ride in Europe and started doing some MTB Videos here :). Maybe next year I can travel to some regions more far away :)!

  20. Stellar list and video, man! I have to add two more: corkscrew in the snow ( which may have been one of your first 2018 vids) AND the ride in Squamish where your GoPro fell off. Love this channel.

  21. I am Japanese. I recently started a trail ride. The BC video always makes me happy and increases the pleasure of riding a bicycle. Also, I'm looking forward to riding in Japan with video.๐Ÿ˜Š

  22. Those were super cool! Congratulations on some great riding this year, you set the bar pretty high. Looking forward to bigger and better in '19, thanks for bringing us along.

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  24. Just came across your channel, and simply love it๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š Love it for your riding videos, your Humor, the interaction between your wife and yourself is epic๐Ÿ˜‚ I wish we had trails like yours in my backyard , I live in flat Denmark witch offers nothing like your trails๐Ÿ™ƒ closest to yours is my travels to Norway every sommer, but I dream of visiting BC one day.
    Keep the trail videos coming they are awesome๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    Marry Xmas from Denmark

  25. Great year, but it seems the number one trail you picked wasnโ€™t as fun. Maybe it was more of an accomplished challenge?

  26. Broo I got so jealous right now… It's exactly what I want to do from now on! Just quit racing to do this!!
    Awesome content!!

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