Dex Files Season 2 Ep 1, Beautiful Hood River Ribbons of Singletrack

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Coming off a successful season 1 of fimiling Dex Files, Fault Line TV is back with a bigger budget and more room to roam. Focused on the riding of Dexter, now on his Intense Tracer 27.5, season 2 will focus on riding spots that have a great reputation but are mostly undocumented. Take a break, make the video full screen, and thread the singletrack next.

From Eric Peterson, and Dexter Robson:

“For Season 2 we’ve re-worked our formula. Continuing a trend of well-documented, familiar trails was not the road we wanted to re-travel. We wanted to focus on areas widely renowned but otherwise undocumented. Places that offer something more than just great riding. To get creative we needed new settings that would offer up new opportunities, and get Dexter outside his downhill oriented comfort zone.” – Eric

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This season was all about taking a bigger footstep. To reach farther out into the northwest where we reside. We want to bring an even better experience to our viewers.

Episode 1 of season 2 takes things up a notch. With a larger budget, and more time to explore; we find ourselves in Hood River, Oregon.

Day 1, we decided to explore and get some static shots of the “old town”. Immediately coming across a range of characters, our trip started to take shape. After a quick history lesson by a curious local shop owner, we grabbed some coffee and headed over to the Syncline. We’re cheating slightly by calling the Syncline Oregon, as it’s across the bridge into Washington. But nevertheless winding our way along the Columbia River was gorgeous.

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The Syncline is widely talked about though not widely documented. The scope of the cliff edge and the scree slope at the bottom gave a totally different feel to the riding. Taking a tight turn 5 feet from the edge would have been terrifying at the least windy of times, but we managed to pick some of the windiest early spring days imaginable.

This episode was one of the first times I’d had a chance to really ride my Tracer 27.5, and some of the up hills I would not have been able to clean without it. An absolute shred machine of a bike and an amazing trip.

Thanks to Intense Cycles, GoPro, Easton, Fox and Outdoor Gear Canada for the opportunity to shoot this series. I look forward to continuing the season! – Dexter

Comments

jay - 05/10/13 - 3:54pm

at the 2:30 mark is a shot of an all new Shimano drivetrain.

FromWikipedia - 05/10/13 - 4:57pm

@Jay- Shimano XT LSD super top secret

adam - 05/10/13 - 7:03pm

Its left side drive half the time! CRAZY!!!! And FOX is spelled backwards on the fork

filibuster cash - 05/11/13 - 9:43am

hood river is “undocumented”? maybe it’s not as overworked as phil’s or black rock or mt a, but that place is crowded. and maybe there isn’t a ton of press, but word-of-mouth is better journalism than go pros and red bull. ima get me some of that left side drive!!!

deanopatoni - 05/12/13 - 3:43am

Great music. I have ‘Emancipator – Minor Cause’ on my own MTB riding playlist!
http://locirecords.bandcamp.com/track/minor-cause-2

Sean - 05/13/13 - 10:58am

Do folks usually ride these trails with full suspension bikes? From my east coast point of view, those trails look smooth enough to ride a cross bike pretty readily. Or maybe only the smooth flowy stuff was highlighted, and I zoned out on the gnarly stuff. But I am curious.

Ben - 05/13/13 - 11:30am

Thank you so much for posting this! I am from Oregon and living a long way away in Florida. What an amazing place Hood River is for cycling/skiing/hiking/wind surfing. Enjoy Oregon!

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