Near the end of September, North Face athlete Mike Hopkins spent three weeks with filmmakers Andre Nutini and Liam Mullany of Absolute Zero on a road trip exploring America's West.
In total, we had traveled more than 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles), processed inconceivable quantities of roadside cheeseburgers, slept under the Nevada stars on the roof of the truck, poached multiple campsite showers, accidentally drove the wrong way on a 6-lane highway in a full-sized RV, slept in the crater of a volcano, lost a camera to the torrential rains and gone from Summer to Winter all in the span of just over three weeks.
Shlohmo - Your Stupid Face
Moby - Extreme Ways
The project involved a week-long trip to Mike Hopkin's home base of Rossland, British Columbia where he has been working in what he dubs the "Loam Factory." The loose soil is the mountain biking equivalent of a powder day, but before Mike can slash his trail to bits, it's time to prove that the freerider can hold his own on the streets...
Phontaine - Pleasure and Business
Digitalism - Miami Showdown
Cortland Thibodeau riding Fernie British Columbia's local singletrack.
Filmed and edited by Nick Nault