Video: A Couples Ride, by Darcy Turenne

From pro ripper and filmmaker Darcy Turenne and the crew at Dakine comes this look at something we’ve all probably seen if not experienced.


velorider - 06/24/13 - 7:43pm

Brilliant. Darcy clearly knows what goes on out there! Just brilliant.

MB - 06/24/13 - 8:40pm


Rain - 06/24/13 - 10:24pm


Scub Scout - 06/24/13 - 10:52pm

Kind of trying for a Portlandia sketch type feel, but the dude’s acting was a little much

dhbomber - 06/24/13 - 11:44pm

Thats why my GF doesn’t own a bicycle :)

bclarson - 06/25/13 - 1:10am

I wanted this to be funny. Unfortunately I thought all it did was alienate a large population of the cycling demographic. Poor taste.

Projek7R - 06/25/13 - 1:33am

haha truth.

Singletrackroadie - 06/25/13 - 1:51am

I had all those conversations with my wife before….what a great little short film.

Milessio - 06/25/13 - 6:51am

Missed out on the non-biker having a crappy bike!

So, one cyclist per couple – genious message, not.

haromania - 06/25/13 - 9:35am

Well dun guys!!!!

Ryan - 06/25/13 - 9:45am

Hahahaha, some of those really hit home lol. “I think you take me down the hardest trails just to show off.”

Brian - 06/25/13 - 11:50am

My wife got mad at me for giving away her bike she never used and didn’t like.
She now has a newer one she doesn’t use or like either.

dimples - 06/25/13 - 12:19pm

Holy f***, sounds like you all really love your S.O.’s

velorider - 06/25/13 - 12:34pm

Bclarson: so you’re saying that when non-cyclists (the significant others parodied in the film) watch this they are alienated from cycling? Maybe you’re too fast for me, but I am just not keeping up with that logic.

Or are you instead saying that hardcore cyclists watching the film will now see things from the perspective of their significant other and hang up the bike out of sympathy? Who is being alienated by watching the film? People who don’t ride a bike already, or those that do ride a bike but somehow never knew their partner didn’t enjoy it?

Sardinian Rider - 06/25/13 - 2:46pm

Nice noise,Avid brakes anyone ?

silverlining - 06/25/13 - 3:10pm

Funny. I lost it at right hand corners.

Talmage - 06/25/13 - 6:47pm

I find it interesting that nobody in the comments or apparently at the office @bikerumor recognized that “that guy” is a professional freeride mountain biker, best known for his sequences in films by “the collective,” and competitions like the Redbull Rampage. Knowing that he is a pro, makes the video even more hilarious in my opinion.

Zach Overholt - 06/25/13 - 11:28pm

@Talmage, We’re well aware of Gully’s accomplishments and abilities on a bike, thanks.

dave - 06/27/13 - 12:47pm

Makes me glad my S.O. is a PRO in three cycling disciplines and has crushed me uphill and down on several occasions.

Terror - 07/05/13 - 10:08pm

If one wants to hurt feelings and bruise egos, there is NO weapon quite equal to the truth.
very funny and smart video.

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