those jumps look so hard to ride, and chase is on a road trip in a foring country no brakes…. uploaded 4 years ago!
that fit video, also uploaded 4 years ago
nathan beddow photo.
@texasmwade, One Hand Table, @xgamesbarcelona, 18/05/2013.
I would like to see a few regular riders giving it a go, mainly Mulville.
Like many people, I live near a road.
A few weeks ago there was a crash that closed the road for a number of hours, we knew it was a bad one and 3 helicopter’s were used to airlift people out. I didn’t run round with my camera for that one, but helped with traffic diversion questions.
A few days ago my neighbor heard a crash, I heard cars stopping and people shouting. I ran and grabbed my camera and ran though the woods. After all the rain we have had the stream was uncrossable without wellington boots which were all the way back in my shed, which was locked. Too far to jump, I considered getting my shoes wet, then decided to bare foot across.
Once again I emerged from the woods at a scene of a car crash. Its not the first time, the last time I did some english – french translations when a gumball style rally car forced a family car off the road. This time I was greeted with a beautiful ‘traffic collision’ – (hot fuzz)
Beautiful because there were no car’s involved that needed people cutting out the wreckage and airlifting to hospital, and just look at 3 big things lying on their sides! No one properly injured either.
I cleaned up some of the rubbish that had fallen out of the cab, the guy was looking for his phone but could not find it. There was a hissing noise and it stank of fuel.
The truck has come from where I am standing, in france driving on the right hand side. Its got two wheels into the grass on the outside, then its ended up tipping onto its right hand side. I heard the driver recount the ‘accident’ say that the two diggers tipped over in the corner making the truck unstable. … 70kph? I don’t think so.
Later, the driver got taken into the back of the pompiers van, medical truck, on a stretcher and had a neck brace put on. Later they took the stretch out and very carefully transferd him onto an inflatable bed thing that looked like a body bag.
Guy one sneaks past, driving over so much glass. I was impressed that he got though the gap. One day I was goingto pick my mother up to take her to the airport and there was a crash on the autoroute. It was clear no-one had died, the police were not there yet so I slalomed though the wreck site, the autoroute got closed within minutes after that and my mother would have missed the flight so I understand why someone would be rude enough to drive though a crash site.
The next guy had a go at gap one didn’t fit so tried a new gap. On the left is a ditch, he wheels are on the edge of it. I told him he was goign to have to drive though the gap straight so he is reversing out in this photo. I knew this from my experience of watching Bolivian cliff accidents on youtube , link contains death.
He got passed an avoided doing the 23km tour that’s required when this road is closed. The last time the road was closed it was closed for 5 hours.
First the pompiers arrived (firemen/ambulance) then the Gendarmes (military like police), so no more car’s got passed.
pretty banged up bobcat, spillt fuel.
road side bollards booted into a feild.
taking details from a witness
I went home, and then went back. They tried to winch the digger onto its wheels but it didn’t work. The digger was blocking the road so thy had to move it. In the end a big yellow JCB came along and flipped everything back onto their wheels with its big scoop. As I ran though the woods to go and watch as I rounded a corner I was greeted by a penis. A man was facing me taking a wee and his head was facing the other way looking at the accident area. We were on my side of the river, not the accident side. It was Mr M, the man I buy firewood from. So that was awkward, and he doesn’t understand my crappy french and didn’t have boots to cross the river so I was stuck with him asking me what was going on. Also he parked in the new boulodrome I built with my neighbor, which was extra awkward because we built it on his land without asking him.
So there we go, when your transporting multiple diggers which are unsecured in the back of your dump truck, don’t be surprised when it all tips over when you go round a corner over the speed limit.
The weather’s been typically english in the last week, It might rain it might not. I am making the most of it because soon I am going to be struggling in the heat for the next few months.
Thats race favorite and last years winner calling it quits due to illness.
- video of yesturdays breakaway crashing
flying pee break.
bradly wiggins, 2002
This is a track cyclist, he has a lot to learn.
why people watching live cycling, for moments like this.
At first look, this appears to be a simple comic act. Clearly Sam Pilgrim is an extreme rider and doesn’t ride cross country.
If he did he would not sprint everywhere, do tricks and constantly go downhill like he lives in a magical downhill world. Really I think he is paying homage to the roots of UK MTBing.
The similarities between his videos and the historic Uk MTBing video ‘Dirt’ which came out in 1995 are clear to see.
Both video’s capture the fun of having energy and riding over all terrain at speed.
This weekend, Jason McRoy’s bike from the video dirt went on ebay.
Unlike other bikes from the time, due to his death the bike has sat since then un-used and unchanged, apart from some trips to the shop by his mother, a change of seat and pedals.
The bike sold for £5,314.99
Don’t be suprised, Vintage mtb stuff goes for shocking high prices. If you were 15 when dirt came out, then you will be around 33 now. A 33 year old might be earning a nice wage and why not buy a slice of history that you witnessed growing up with your spare cash.
I expect this is not just a waste of money on a personal toy which will be worth close to nothing in the future like if they had brought a new bike. The next time that bike get’s sold I bet it will be for more than £5,300 + interest.
I present to you the video we used to watch when I was14 and would look up too and try and emulate….. Dirt (1995)