Phil Kmetz is a Live Free or Die shredder out of our neighbor state who recently sent us this sweet vid of him on his Evil Undead. Recorded on Drummer Hill near his home turf of Keen, New Hampshire, the film is a fun combo of stellar New England scenery (think green foliage, roots, rock and loamy singletrack) and BMX flair…on a mountain bike. Here’s our Q&A with the DH Racer and up-and-coming filmmaker.
Hey Phil. Thanks for this. How long have you been biking?
I’ve been biking competitively for 18 years, which is hard to believe since I only recently turned 23.
Where are your favorite areas to ride?
That’s difficult to say, because there’s something to like about every trail I’ve ever ridden. I love riding Highland Mountain Bike park, the atmosphere is incredibly friendly and the trails are amazing. Though my best memories of the north east are from Killington Eastern State Cup races. At the end of the weekend, we’d get 40+ rider trains going down the trails and those trains are an experience like nothing else.
What’s special about this video?
I set out to film a video that was different from what I usually see in MTB videos. I looked at my local trails from a different perspective, added a dab of BMX flair, and this video is what I came up with. I think it highlights the different ways a trail can be ridden, and the only limiting factor is the riders creativity.
Cheers dude. Keep up the good work.