• 12-26-2011
    FooFighter
    Interac mountain bike commercial
    Who is the actress (looks kinda asian) in this commercial, where she beats some guy while out on the trails, with the little Interac truck following? Is she an athlete on the racing circuit or just some fitness-oriented actress? Anyone know?
  • 12-26-2011
    rockyuphill
    Interac commercial available for replay here

    Interac TV commercials
  • 12-26-2011
    electrik
    Don't you have enough restraining orders against you?
  • 12-27-2011
    smokerings
    I think I read a post on these forums that had a talent agency looking for actors for this commercial?
  • 12-27-2011
    sweetfilly7
    While you fellas ponder who the talented cyclist is, I'm curious where this is. I'm pretty certain it's Kelso. Can anyone confirm or deny?
  • 12-27-2011
    SuprGrovr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by smokerings View Post
    I think I read a post on these forums that had a talent agency looking for actors for this commercial?

    Interac Commercial Seeks Mountain Bikers
  • 12-27-2011
    rockyuphill
    That's funny, they obviously wanted a gal that could spank the guys in the commercial

    Interac Commercial Seeks Mountain Bikers

    Casting company is looking for mountain bike enthusiasts who fit the following characteristics to be featured in an upcoming Canada National and Internet commercial for Interac.

    SEEKING:

    1.) MALE & FEMALE (25-35; any ethnicity) - EXPERIENCED MOUNTAIN BIKERS. Must have mountain biking experience and be confident enough to ride some of the more challenging trails;

    2.) MALE (25-35; any ethnicity) - RECREATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKER. Must have some recreational mountain biking experience
  • 12-27-2011
    rkj__
    Wow that little Interac truck is fast. :p
  • 12-27-2011
    Circlip
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    Wow that little Interac truck is fast. :p

    Explained by the wheel size, which looks like a 2.9er. Any vehicles with wheel size designations that are composed of the digits 2 and 9 are faster, regardless of where the decimal place lies.
  • 12-31-2011
    RidingWest
    Her name is Danice Uyesugi. She is a professional rider, though she seems to audition for a lot of commercial slots. I saw her at a milk audition and she was quite rude to the other female riders there. While she was a better rider than the rest of the girls (none of them were pro riders), I was surprised to find out that she was a pro rider. Okay rider - bad attitude..
  • 12-31-2011
    rockyuphill
    for the stalkers in the crowd, a Google search turns up

    My Daily Tread
  • 01-01-2012
    canadian-clydesdale
    definately looks like kelso, and they film alot up there
  • 01-05-2012
    Louda
    Yup, it was filmed at Kelso. I auditioned for the commerical! And so did alot of the gals on the Ocup circuit! I wonder where Danice is from? Never heard or seen her before...
  • 01-05-2012
    Louda
    oh she's a DHer... don't really follow DH riders.
  • 01-05-2012
    Enduramil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Louda View Post
    Yup, it was filmed at Kelso. I auditioned for the commerical! And so did alot of the gals on the Ocup circuit! I wonder where Danice is from? Never heard or seen her before...

    Probably BC.
  • 01-05-2012
    rockyuphill
    According to her bio on her website she's from Smithers BC and lives in North Vancouver and works as a nurse.
  • 01-05-2012
    electrik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    According to her bio on her website she's from Smithers BC and lives in North Vancouver and works as a nurse.

    Well well... I see you are an old hand at this? :arf:
  • 01-06-2012
    singlesprocket
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Louda View Post
    oh she's a DHer... don't really follow DH riders.

    i guess they wanted someone who had some skills... (disclaimer: this is banter :D)

    there was a couple more commercials where dh'ers are featured as doubles... will try to find...
  • 01-06-2012
    Enduramil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Louda View Post
    oh she's a DHer... don't really follow DH riders.


    Linda, since the DHers are the sprinters of mountain biking it's not really surprising.
  • 01-06-2012
    VVagabond
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    i guess they wanted someone who had some skills... (disclaimer: this is banter :D)

    Implying Louda doesn't have skills is not banter even if you put a smiley face and disclaimer. ;)

    Either way, Danice did a great job. Awesome commercial!
  • 01-06-2012
    rockyuphill
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Well well... I see you are an old hand at this? :arf:

    Immense Google Fu. I could have found Osama using Google, but no one asked me. :thumbsup: :skep:
  • 01-06-2012
    shirk
    Next time I run into Danice on the trails I'll tell her she has a fan club in Ontario from the commercial.
  • 01-06-2012
    Enduramil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by VVagabond View Post
    Implying Louda doesn't have skills is not banter even if you put a smiley face and disclaimer. ;)

    I spot a trap.
  • 01-06-2012
    electrik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Louda View Post
    oh she's a DHer... don't really follow DH riders.

    Don't worry, I feel the same way when somebody mentions how "awesome fast" a local xc rider is. My eyes really start to glaze over. ;)
  • 01-06-2012
    singlesprocket
    aha found it...

    lol canuks rule!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6CbQOLqZ8IA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 01-06-2012
    rockyuphill
    That paved road looked suspiciously like the LSCR recreation road in North Vancouver.
  • 01-06-2012
    shirk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    That paved road looked suspiciously like the LSCR recreation road in North Vancouver.

    Pretty sure it is.

    When they make that first turn into trail I think that is the entrance into Corkscrew of the road.

    The one bridge over the creek with the waterfalls looks like somewhere on Fromme.

    If it was filmed in N.Van there is likely reference to is on NSMB somewhere. Someone with mad internet skillz could likely find out...


    [waits 20 minutes for rocky to go find it]
  • 01-06-2012
    electrik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    aha found it...

    lol canuks rule!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6CbQOLqZ8IA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Lance Armstrong invented the 29r... is there anything he CAN'T do?
  • 01-06-2012
    cyclelicious
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Lance Armstrong invented the 29r... is there anything he CAN'T do?

    Motivational skills too!

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jGtfpzT4Lqw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 01-06-2012
    electrik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Motivational skills too!

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jGtfpzT4Lqw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :blush:
  • 01-06-2012
    rockyuphill
    Sorry it took so long, I was out for a while

    Dangerous Dan, our Inside Man! - Pinkbike.com Google Fu!

    Danger sent us this note regarding the "Enjoy the Weather" Nike Commercial starring Lance Armstrong --

    "So to set the record straight. You could say Bjorn Enga was a kind of assistant director and he did all the helmet/bike cam work. I was Lance's double i.e. all the pictures of Lance ripping the woods is actually me. One version of the commercial - the long version (1 min) actually has a nice ass shot of me at the very end (be sure to check it out ladies).
    Other riders in the pack were "Super T" Tyler Klassen (the star of Digger's latest NSX 5 "Lights Out"), Andrew Shandro, Sterling Lawrence, Ian Hylands, and James Wilson from Dizzy Cycles in North Van. It was a total blast ripping around on the trails with those bikes! I did one stunt (riding across the log). Although there was padding to fall on, it was still an eight foot drop or so and it was freezing cold rain topped with a really narrow line, tons of people watching, having to wait for five minutes for the cue, and a road bike with skinny little tires. I rode it 3 times and Shandro rode it once. We both got our "stunt adjustment" - it was all good."


    It turns out the Bjorn Enga worked on Nike/Armstrong commercials back in 2002, so he likely turned them on to the North Van location

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Pretty sure it is.

    When they make that first turn into trail I think that is the entrance into Corkscrew of the road.

    The one bridge over the creek with the waterfalls looks like somewhere on Fromme.

    If it was filmed in N.Van there is likely reference to is on NSMB somewhere. Someone with mad internet skillz could likely find out...


    [waits 20 minutes for rocky to go find it]

  • 01-07-2012
    singlesprocket
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by VVagabond View Post
    Implying Louda doesn't have skills is not banter even if you put a smiley face and disclaimer. ;)

    Either way, Danice did a great job. Awesome commercial!

    i think the person who had the better skill set for the job got the job. therefore the person who didn't get the job had less skills (never said no skills)...

    as a person who has hired hundreds of people the skill set is a key feature of my hiring decisions.

    dh'ers/freeriders/dirt jumpers/bmxer's generally have a greater skill set when it comes to catching air . where xc'ers have a greater skill set at climbing...
  • 01-07-2012
    Enduramil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    That paved road looked suspiciously like the LSCR recreation road in North Vancouver.

    :D

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6CbQOLqZ8IA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 01-08-2012
    saturnine
    if you asked this question on 4chan, there'd be a google maps image of her house with all her personal information posted within minutes. internetz ftw.
  • 01-09-2012
    Enduramil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Motivational skills too!

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jGtfpzT4Lqw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Much better.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zHtFixj0cWk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 01-09-2012
    Louda
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Linda, since the DHers are the sprinters of mountain biking it's not really surprising.

    I don't know what you're talking about... have you seen the commercial?

    The commercial didn't really have much to do with skill set. It was all about looks and if you had a moderate ability to ride. The audition was a joke. Rode a total of 2 minutes down a hill and up a hill. And then it was all about how you "looked" on camera while "purchasing" something with your interac card.
  • 01-09-2012
    Enduramil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Louda View Post
    I don't know what you're talking about... .

    Was agreeing with you. Back when I DH ski raced we didn't pay attention to XC racers and the same from them. Just the nature of of it all... XC where 3 hour events while we ours lasted maybe 2 minutes.
  • 01-09-2012
    Enduramil
    Okay.. I'm old.

    I recall the first ad I ever saw on TV with mountain biking. Around 1991 Kokanee ran one with long haired Ron Hawes.. BC Cup racer. Riding logs, wheelie drops, and log hops. If I recall it was a Off Road Toad he was riding as he was sponsored by Mountain and Beach.

    Ever since all have paled in comparison.
  • 01-09-2012
    electrik
    ...Not to say that the rider who was selected doesn't possess equal or greater skills than the other applicants.
  • 01-10-2012
    singlesprocket
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    ...Not to say that the rider who was selected doesn't possess equal or greater skills than the other applicants.

    perhaps "acting" was also one of the skillsets required?
  • 01-10-2012
    electrik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    perhaps "acting" was also one of the skillsets required?

    Only if it's acting like you have skills! :D