Hello, old friend. It's good to see you again. I've missed our adventures that grow without end.
We've all at some point in our life experienced the pleasure of returning to an old hobby that made us so happy once. It's like rediscovering yourself again, remembering the person you used to be and choosing to keep and cherish the pieces you liked.
This is the feeling DreamRide 2 evokes. It makes you want to get up, get on your bike and go riding, or give that old hobby of yours another go.
In the video, sponsored by Diamondback Bicycles, produced by Juicy Studios, Mike Hopkins, a professional freeride mountain biker from Rossland, British Columbia takes us on an adventure that doesn't seem to have an end.
Hopkins, together with Scott Secco, the cinematographer on the project made DreamRide in 2015. And now, they're back and still dreaming. With help from cinematographers Jordan Manley and David Peacock, a new dream has come to life.
The second part of what's planned to be a three-part series, DreamRide 2 takes us to Hawaii, Revelstoke, BC and Abraham Lake, Alberta.
Ever since DreamRide, Mike Hopkins has a recurring dream. He's dreaming of a never ending trail in the most beautiful places in the world. In this dream, he steps into a photograph and gets to ride his bike at the most amazing places the Earth has to offer. The team explains how they got this idea:
The concept behind this video (Mike literally stepping into a photograph) was conceived well sitting in a coffee shop staring at beautiful landscape photographs and wishing I could just climb through the frame and into that world. It turns out it takes a lot of pixel pushing to make that happen.
Hopkins continues his ride on what seems like a never ending trail, jumping from a deep green forest to a frozen lake, caves and snow.
It's a bit unusual for this type of videos, but this time it's not all about crazy dangerous tricks. In this video, the surrounding nature is as important as riding. There are tricks involved, but the main point is enjoying outdoors, absorbing the calmness of nature and freeing your spirit from everyday stress.
You hear that sound? The roaring silence when no one's around. There are stories in the wind that float on the breeze, whispering 'There's no better feeling than free.'
Away from the hustle of everyday life, there is just a bike, a rider and whatever nature has prepared for them, be it caves, snow, frozen lakes or a lush, green rainforest. It really is every biker's dream, but even if you're not into bikes, this video will make you want to go outside and explore. Just watch it!