James and his dog Amber go for a downhill freeride at The Lookout in Swinley Forest. Filmed with GoPro HD, dog Amber is a Hungarian Vizsla, bike is a Transition TR250.

Thanks to David for the link.


  1. He’s shredding the trails and Amber has no problem keeping up. Used to take my parents mini schnauzer out DHing with me, he couldn’t cope so well on small legs, used to loose him on the fast bits.

  2. My Weimaraner does the same thing. If i don’t take him 2-3 times a week. He eats my gear in the garage.
    I have gone through 3 helmets and 2 Geigerrig bladders in the last few months. I need to ride more.
    You cannot beat him down the hill, he will race you. Top gear 34/11 100 rpm’s and he still will pull you kicking rocks the whole way.

  3. This is a travesty! Where is that dog’s helmet? When is the bike press going to wake up and quit glorifying dangerous behavior?? I assume that, at least, that’s a Road ID wrapped around his neck.

  4. …worse, I just heard that Specialized is suing Amber for patent infringement. Apparently, her design is eerily similar to a trail dog that the big red S has in development…

  5. Dear BikeRumor, thanks for posting this awesomeness. It really shows to soul of MTB’ing – at least for me. That dawg has some skills! Railing berms, bubba-scrubbing the jumps and taking the cheater lines. Amber has a future in Super-D for sure.

What do you think?