Is Mountain Biking All About Speed? Dirt Shed Show Ep. 102

Is Mountain Biking All About Speed? Dirt Shed Show Ep. 102


– We’re talking mountain bikes in a week where some dude hit
167 kilometres and hour on a hill in Chile, Neil! – No, it wasn’t me, but
we’ll be talking about that speed record, plus all the usual fun! – You know what time it is! – Welcome to the Dirt Shed Show. (loud punk music) – So this week, Markus Stockl from Austria went 167 kilometres per
hour on a mountain bike. That is the fastest ever, wow. – [Neil] Yeah, it’s the second
time he’s beat the record, actually, and this is MS of
MS-Racing, Markus Stockl. So he’s Danny Hart’s team manager. – [Martyn] Wait, Danny Hart’s boss is the fastest man on
a mountain bike, ever? – [Neil] Faster than
Danny Hart, officially! – That’s incredible!
– Not bad, eh? I’ve done a snow race in Saas-Fee and did about 85 miles an hour, but it doesn’t feel that fast because there’s nothing to look at, just snow. – Wow, you know, that did get me thinking. Because when I watched the
video of Markus going down that hill I did think it looked a bit, well, he’s going fast, don’t
get me wrong, it’s impressive. But it looked a bit, you know, kind of boring?
– I think they should have put a little ramp in there somewhere so he’d hit it and, you know, longest jump and fastest speed. – [Martyn] So a little
plastic, you know … – [Neil] Yep, wallop! – A supermarket ramp in the
middle of that downhill, and Markus, he’s missed
an opportunity there. I mean, that’s good,
because that’s bringing it back into my realm. Because I was thinking, is
mountain biking all about speed? And that feels, don’t nod. That feels wrong to me. Because for me it’s always been about, you know, style and tricks and stunts. So it just doesn’t feel
like mountain biking to me. So maybe putting a ramp in
makes it a bit more my thing. – I’ve always been about going fast. I used to race downhill
and race endurance. I’ve always liked trying
to challenge myself to go as fast as possible. – Well I don’t agree Neil, and frankly, I’ve had enough of your opinion,
so I’m getting rid of you. So Scotty, help me out. Neil thinks it’s all about speed, Markus Stockl’s going very fast, I get it. But it can’t all be about speed, can it? – I don’t know, man. It is definitely all about
speed for me as well. You know, race against the clock, it’s all about how fast you can go, top to the bottom. – Aw I got the wrong guy in here. Because you’re a racer, aren’t
you, it’s in your blood! – Yes, yeah. – You race to go and get a coffee! I mean, how fast have you
ever been on a mountain bike? Have you ever reached
the speeds like Neil has, like 85 miles an hour? Markus, 167 kilometres an hour! – Not quite that, I’ve done
90 kilometres per hour, and that was on snow. And that was seriously fast, you know, cuz everything’s white around you, you can’t really work
out what speed it is, and you’re just flying down the hill. – Well, it’s impressive, right? And I like that people go fast, you’re a speed demon, but
you’ve had your chance, you’re out of here. – Hey! (laughs)
– Bingers, help me out! It’s not all about speed, is it? – It’s not, no. Why do you want to go fast all the time? – Well going fast now and again’s alright. I mean, 167 kilometres and hour, that’s excessive.
– That is very, very fast. – I mean, it doesn’t even
really seem real to me. I can’t imagine what that must be like. – Imagine skidding at that speed. – See, there you go, skidding! We brought it right back to the people, right there.
– Yes! (laughing) – When he was doing 167 miles per hour, Markus, why didn’t you do a skid? – Imagine that.
(shrieks) Everything, world’s longest skid, at the fastest speed, with that, I’d put a jump in there. – Well, a jump could go in there, but I feel that’s dangerous. – I think you would die.
– I think that’s dangerous. But I think a big skid,
that’s a great idea. I mean, it does bring it back to show that mountain biking’s
not all about speed. It’s about having fun.
– Yeah, exactly. – Going out there and having a nice time. – Exactly, having fun,
playing with your mates. – I wondered what you was gonna say then. And for instance, what did you do on your
mountain bike yesterday? – I went to the trails. – Did some jumps.
– I did some jumps. – It’s not all about speed, is it? Let us know in the comment
section down below. Speed or not? (punk cadence) Now usually at this time of the week I’d throw over the Neil for the news. – The news.
– But the big news is, Neil, you’re back!
– Back in the shed! – Yes, you’ve been away, Andes Pacifico. You’ve already told me, behind the scenes, that it was fantastic.
– Yeah, hopefully you guys have seen the diaries as well. It was amazing, absolutely brilliant. Loved it. I’ve rode so much, like 12,000
metres descent, I think. That was over five days riding, so serious amount of riding. – [Martyn] It’s a serious
amount of descending! – [Neil] Yeah, absolutely
massive downhill. Some of them start off on
this really high plain, and you just work your
way all the way down, to the bottom of the valley,
22 minutes, I think it was, probably one of the longest stages? – [Martyn] Aw, some seriously sore arms! – [Neil] Really, like my
lower back and my hands were getting really sore
after those big ones. – [Martyn] I mean, it looked fantastic. The scenery was incredible,
and it looked really hot. – Yeah, 33 degrees every
day, exactly the same. There was a couple of big hikes
at the bottom of the valley, with a bike on the shoulders. Really steep, I think it’s
the hottest I’ve ever been. – [Martyn] It looked epic, the
trail diary that you sent us was amazing and very popular. And is it an event that
all us guys could enter? Is it realistic, I mean, to try? – Yeah, there was 91
guys and girls racing it of absolutely all sort
of level, skill levels. You got the pros, who were
taking it seriously, obviously, but still pretty season for them. I was asking Jerome about it, he said, obviously it’s great to win but it’s more about testing. Young Braddy on his new bike, said the same thing,
he was just going there to ride his new bike. Then on the other end
of the scale you’ve got, you know, sort of novice riders who are obviously loving it as
well, probably taking, you know, a bit more
time than anyone else, but, yeah, absolutely anyone can try. – It’s a seriously fun event. And like you said, pros there, big names. Tracy Moseley, Cedric Gracia, and yourself!
– Well! I came in 16th, I was
kind of happy with that, but to be honest, I didn’t really, if I check the results the
first day and the last day, the middle three I just rode. It was so much fun that,
it was almost, like, secondary to actually just
having fun, to be honest. – Right, and this is a hard
question: sum it up in one word. – Fun, very fun. – Fires, fires, fires,
Neil, they’re everywhere. – Yeah, Chile’s had a massive problem, but Young Braddy’s helping
out with a GoFundMe page. And the hashtag werideforchile. You can find that link down below. But also in Christchurch, New Zealand. Their newest bike park,
something they’ve just spent loads of money on, it’s just burnt down, along with 40 homes. So really sad news. – Oh, not good news at all. And we need something
to get us out of this not-so-positive spin,
so let’s head over to what’s happening on the channel
in your comments this week. Some great comments from you
guys out there this week. And I’m just gonna jump
back to last week’s Dirt Shed Show, where we were asking, can you even mountain bike in the snow? And Becca Howard and
Andy Strom both come in with great comments. Becca saying, she’s an XC trek
rider, she loves the snow. Not extreme stuff, but
she just loves getting out in the white stuff and having a play. – Good stuff.
– And Andy Strom says, most of the time you can ride
the trails faster in the snow than you can in the summer.
– Hmm! – Is that true? He says, obviously, all the
tracks are smoothed out, all the roots are out of the way, and you can absolutely nail it. – Woah, sounds good. And also a comment on How to Dab video. – Yes, classic.
– Andrew Boe said, as the number of views
on Martyn’s dab video has me in tears. – In tears because … – Because I think cuz the dab’s
so bad, I think that’s why. – It think it’s just cuz
it was a lot of views. And well-deserved views too. Over on our Facebook page,
Blake Sampson has started a new miniseries, Trick of the Week. Which is really cool. Giving us all some skills
on how to ride skate parks, cuz they can be tricky things to take on for your first time, can be very scary. And last week he showed us how to drop in. Martin Blick has asked a
very sensible question, Neil. – Yeah?
– Blick’s teaching us, for the first time, how to drop in, what on earth do you do when
you get to the other side, and you can’t get out! – I think you can just
paddle, just paddle it! – Paddle it! – Bling! I mean, Blake, how do we get out, man? – [Blake] That’s next week’s video! – Ahhh there you go. Coming next week on Trick of the Week, how to get out of that bowl you’ve been in for about a week now. Okay, hold tight, Neil,
because we did get absolutely tonnes of love for your
Andes Pacifico videos, which is ace.
– Yeah. – So I’m gonna read a few of them to you, try not to get too embarrassed. Jack Rice says, aside from
the shed, thiese have been my favourite videos so
far, congrats, Neil. – Well thanks very much, loved doing it. – [Martyn] There you go, BKXC says, thanks so much for these videos, Neil. It’s been great coming along with you and seeing you big boys ride. – Thanks, Bryan, shoutout to BKXC. – Sorry, seeing how those big boys ride. That’s different. – Yeah, no, not me. – And Nero Inclan, this
mini-series was absolutely amazing. Congratulations to everyone
who put it together. – Well thank you very much.
– There you go. – I’m actually, when
I’ve got a bit of time and I’ve unpacked my stuff, I’m gonna go through your comments and try and answer all
your questions if possible. But thanks for all those comments! (punk music cadence) Guess what time it is?
– What time is it, Neil? – It’s competition time!
– Yes. – We have got three Crankbrothers Highline dropper seatposts to give away! – Look at those, now it’s
very simple to win these. To try and win these. You click on the link in
the description down below, but not yet! We’re gonna give you a question. You’ve got one of three possible answers. Don’t put ’em in the comments section, don’t tell everyone else! Now the question is, what is,
out of these three options, an actual Crankbrothers product? – A, candy, B, sweetie, C, broccoli. – (laughs) Could be broccoli!
– It could be! – So, if you want to win
this amazing dropper post, and it is lovely, it really is lovely, then you know what to do. After the show click on the link in the description down below,
go and see if you can get it! Could be yours. (punk music cadence) It’s the time of the
week where we find out if your riding is going
in the right direction. If you’re progressing, it
is, The Progression Session. I’ve got one here for you,
Neil, from Caden Green, who’s built a little wooden kicker. Just goes to show you
don’t need an amazing piece of riding scenery, you can
just use your front drive, which is what Caden’s doing here. Let’s share this out, first
run-through on his kicker. Comin’ in, engh, yeah, but, this is Progression Session afterall. – Kinda reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite. – Yeah, no, it’s going
in a better direction than that great film, here he comes in, a bit more speed, bit
more confidence now … – Oh yeah, that’s cool!
– Yeah, like it. And then this last one, I
think he’s starting to get a little bit over-confident
here, because if you notice– – Too fast?
– You being the coach that you are, ooh, bit o’–
– Oh, little bit of skew left. – Bit of angle on the landing there. So, but nice video, thanks Caden. – Now this one is brilliant. This is Conor, in SoCal. 12 years old.
– This is serious. – Unbelievable what kids
will do at that age. – [Martyn] Oh, that’s
a big jump, isn’t it! – [Neil] It’s a big jump, casing
a little bit first, though. – [Martyn] Just keeps clippin’ the case. – That’s awesome.
– Dunk, here he comes in for this one …
– That’s amazing. Proper noses it in.
– Look at this. Comin’ in slow-mo, that
last one, he really, aw. – Look how high he goes!
– Flies over there! – Love it.
– Great progression. We love seeing how you
ride, moving forwards, and getting better all the time. It’s a great thing to
see, so send ’em in to us at [email protected] and you
could see yourself right here! (punk music cadence)
(chainsaw) Now Blake usually brings us
in teas and hacks and bodges, but you didn’t bring and
hacks and bodges this week. – I didn’t no.
– No. Fortunately, I did. We’ll start with this
one, Eugene H. Chavez who’s made this pretty ace disc guard. – Oh, wow!
– So when he’s lubing up his cassette on the
other side of the wheel, basically, he can spry
to his heart’s content, and none of that oil goes on his disc. – I get nervous when I do that. – Clever, Neil, clever?
– You have to be very careful when you remove that
though, because there’s oil all over that thing.
– Neil is not convinced by that one, Eugenio.
– Aw, sure it works. – Good effort, good effort. Right, what about this one? Minimal, from Dale.
– Minimal? – But it’s minimal use of bike products, but he has, in this beer barrel,
used two headset spacers. So it’s kind of a bike hack.
– It’s bike bits there. – A brewery hack.
– Sounds good to me. – And I can tell you that
the beer brewing in there is named after our one
and only Scotty Lachlan, it is called, Pedal Ale!
– Aye, perfect! – Here you go, that’s my hack
and bodges, what you got? – Oh, I’ve got, this
one’s from James Arthur, he didn’t have a GoPro mount
or anything for his helmet. So he tied it with string.
– That looks– – That’s an expensive
camera to hold with string. – It looks, sorta looks like
it’s in the right position, so. – I wanna see a POV of it.
– It looks like it, it looks like it could fall out. – Yeah, I’m not convinced, bodge? – Mm, bodge, bodge.
– This one, hack or bodge, this is from Darren MacAvoy. He wants to service his
fork so he’s made the stand to hold his fork.
(sounds of appreciation) – He’s used a lot of wood.
– Has he screwed that … – Ratchet clamps.
– No he hasn’t screwed it to the table.
– Looks as though he could have used a set of forks
to create this fork holder. – That’s pretty good.
– Yeah, that’s pretty good. – It’s ingenious, ingenious.
– Yeah. – And that’s what we like
to see in hacks and bodges. Keep them coming, let’s
see your ingenuity. Keep them coming to
[email protected] you can see it just down there send ’em there
and we’ll have a look at ’em. (punk music cadence) Caption contest! Right, we had a fabulous
photo last week of Blake and Scotty on a horse.
– Donkey. – Yeah, that might change things because, I’ve got this one to start us
off from Rupert S, he says, When Scotty and Blake just
can’t stop horsing around. – Mm, I would say assin’ around. – It was terrible anyway, sorry Rupert, you’re not winning with that. What’ve you got, Blake? – I’ve got one from BL
Productions, it says, Hahahaha Scotty you can’t pedal this one. – Well that’s true, but
the winner is MilesAlexMTB, caption says, Looks like they
are having a bucking good time on the mountain.
– Hahaha, that’s a good one! – Is that the winner?
– That is the winner! So send us your details, and, – Yes, you’ll win yourself a water bottle! And, to try and win a water
bottle for next week’s show, take a look at this week’s photo and give us your best caption for that. It’s your chance to win this! (punk music cadence) Guys this is the bit we
have to take really serious each week cuz we’re making movie stars. – Yeah, I love this bit.
– Our fellow riders. This is like, maybe the
best thing we can give back to mountain biking. – So the first one this
week is Adam Batty, who is riding downhill in Lady Donkeyland. This is Langothen, or if
you’re Welsh, it’s “Hangothen”. It’s near me, and it’s super
steep this place, I know that. And it’s in the snow!
– Ah, so you can ride in the snow.
– Something you haven’t seen for awhile, Neil!
– Don’t fancy that. – [Martyn] The sun is
not out in this shoot. – [Blake] Aw look how steep
it is, I bet it’s so slippery. – [Neil] It is really steep, good on him. – He’s shredding!
– Steep and slippery and! – [Martyn] Further going to
prove that you can get out in the snow and ride
and have a great time! – Just about.
– Just about, but only just. My viewer edit this
week is from Guy Fenton. It’s Guy, Reno and …
– Billy! – [Martyn] Billy, riding in this video. I really like it, they’re
having a lot of fun. Check it out guys, they’re
having a bit of a game. – Look at that.
– Playing on the burns before they ride them.
– Aw, look at that! – And they’re basically
having a really good day! I really like these edits
where it feels like, I don’t know, sort of feeling
of half-term, school’s out, you’ve gone out on the bike,
it’s a sunny day, good vibes. Like it, thanks for sending
it in, Guy, good video! – [Blake] Mine, I’m gonna throw to Zega. He’s just come out with
this, it starts off crazy. It’s like crash after crash,
they’re sending their bodies and meat everywhere and it’s gnarly. But, at the end, there’s success! – Yeah, big jumps.
– There’s big jumps on it, aw it’s so great, he’s
having a great time. Like, woods, yeah, I like this one! – Well, we said it at the
top, this is where you become a movie star, send ’em in and
you’ll be like all our friends we’ve shown today, a movie star. That’s what happens when
this, am I over-selling it? – No.
– I don’t think I am. Send in your edit to [email protected] and you will be at the Oscars, maybe. – Dirt Shed Oscars.
– Probably not. – We should bring one out.
– What? – Dirt Shed Oscars. (punk music cadence)
(man shouting) – Now this guy has definitely
not got to be in the mood for any crashes with this
nasty shoulder injury. What d’you guys think?
– Ah it looks nasty, it’s too much metalwork.
– Too much metalwork in that photo, it does not put me
in the mood for anything other than going to bed and having a rest. – Well I’ve got one, Michael Towler, he had this crazy crash. He’s 73 years old, he’s
been riding for a year, – Let’s have a look.
– He survived. He was hurt, and a little bit shaken– – [Martyn] Comin’ into
a little ledge, woah! – Crikey.
– There’s a little cliff there and he went off it!
– He went flying! – Look at his helmet!
– He broke his helmet! – He’s knocked the
chin-guard off his helmet! That is serious, I didn’t
know that could happen! – Look at him! – Right, well, I don’t want
to bring you guys down, cuz, you know, I was trying
to get you in the mood here, but I’ve got this one from Bex. Now I want to assure you that
before I show you this, right, no toddlers were hurt in
the making of this film. – Okay.
– They nearly were, okay? So here we go, prepare yourselves. She’s looking fine, good
form, slight over-steer and, whack!
– Oh, ow! – He was fine, he was fine. – Has that got is, got us in the mood? – No, dunno.
– Run the tape. (punk music) (faint groans of pain) (kids laughing in background) (punk music cadence) – Instabangerz, do it! – My one, guys, is going to Aidan Horn. This guy is a brakeless dude. He can spin the bars like
no one else, it’s insane. Check him out. – Mine is Milciades
Jaque, a Chilean rider, he came second at the Andes Pacifico, gave Jerome Clementz a run
for his money all week, super fast, word on the street
is he’s only been riding a mountain bike for three years. – Three years!
– And you said earlier on, you think this guy’s the next Aaron Guin. – Wow, I can’t believe how fast he is. – Wow.
– Really, really? – Right, I’m gonna throw to Richard Vokes who captured this amazing
clip of the 50 to 1 guys riding on the great
trail, it’s unbelievable how big these jumps are, and
it’s a great train of riding in the snow, pretty epic. – I’m gonna throw it to Jack Moir, Australian rider, he’s
gonna get some top 10s in the world cup down on this year, and he’s got the sickest compilation of whips, scrubs, and
just having a good time down in California.
– Is that top tens a promise? – Yeah.
– Scotty promise right there. (punk music cadence)
(loud yell) – It’s time for some shout outs, and I’ve got an awesome one this week. It’s from the boys back in Scotland, it’s from the Shredder MTB Zine page, and they’re actually
just riding these trails. They look so much fun,
you’ve got Ryan, Milton, and you’ve also got Rhys
Wilson, world cup riders who are just showing how much fun
they have riding their bikes! – It’s a good edit. – Mine is the Drop and Roll
Tour in the Philippines. Good vibes, Danny and the boys out there riding in front of some cool crowds, the kids are actually loving it. – Yeah, and I think we’ve
all decided after watching that video, we don’t
want to play a game of– – No we don’t.
– Hah, no. – Or maybe we do.
– Maybe, maybe. – In it, not to win it? Right, I’m shouting out to Connor Fearon. He’s riding his bike out in
BC, and this one is just, it’s just, thrives mountain biking. – [Martyn] Mm, certainly
looks like a lot of fun, and that’s a wicked-looking trail, too! – [Blake] It is a wicked-looking trail. – I’ve got two shoutouts
this week, first to Foxhead Europe’s little
trailer for an upcoming film, it looks amazing, it’s called
Ride Your (bleep)ing Bike. It’s gonna be amazing,
John Bryceland and crew, going mental, having a
great time, looks very fun. And also, I’m just gonna
lastly shout out to Ally C who put a video up on
Instagram the other day that just made my heart melt. He’s amazing, can’t tell you
how great this bike rider is, and I think this little clip proves it. – It’s very good. (punk music cadence) – Right, it’s time for a bike vault party! Scott’s got the horn in a bike vault way, and we’re gonna get in
there. (horn squeaks) (all groaning at sound)
(chain running through gears) Here we go, first one in from Alan Lorne. – What is that!
– That is nice! – It’s a cross-country bike.
– Why’s he got boxes on’t for? – [Neil] Cross country
bike with downhill fork on. – [Martyn] It’s a weird setup, that one! Is it so weird it’s right?
– No. – [Martyn] It’s a nice, okay. (everyone oohs and aahs in admiration) – I feel that.
– Christopher Lin Dinersen in Valberg, Sweden.
– I feel that he might get the first (squeaks horn)
– So nice! – [Martyn] Yeah, very,
very popular bike, okay. – [Neil] That’s a Rocky
Mountain Sherpa, is that not? – Yeah, look at that!
– It’s his wife’s! – [Martyn] Look, hang on a second, there’s a little gnome in the picture!
– Super nice (horn squeak) You can’t see the bike.
– Just hit the horn now. – [Martyn] Right onto
Emerson Apap’s bike, that is, a Specialised isn’t it?
– I think so. – [Scotty] I mean, again, I
feel that’s just a “nice”. – [Neil] Nice, just a nice. – [Martyn] I’m underwhelmed by that photo, got to be honest, sorry Emerson. Right, okay, moving one.
– That’s very nice! – [Martyn] No, this is only nice for me, need something with some kick in it. – Yeah needs a bit more.
– Nice bike, nice bike. – No horn. – Hmm.
– Again, mmm. – [Martyn] D’you know what
I think’s cutting us short here at the moment, the bikes are nice but there’s a lot of
snow, it’s a lot of white! – [Blake] It is, is it
winter or something? – We are out, keep your bikes
coming to the Bike Vault, we’ll put ’em in there
and we’ll just love it. You’ll love it, everybody’s
happy, super nices all round. (horn squeaks)
(punk music cadence) – On The Channel this week,
it’s a banger on Saturday with a balance video. It’s all about coordination
and getting better at mountain biking! And then on Sunday, it’s
the one that you’ve all been waiting for, it’s
endure versus downhill! – On Maintenance Monday,
it is One Stop Box! A cryptic name, but you’ll
have to wait and see. Tuesday’s Top Ten Reasons
to ride cross country. – And middle of the week, Wednesday, it’s how to set up a downhill bike. – Then, on Thursday, of
course, we’ve got our regular, it’s Ask Jim BM where we
basically answer any question you can throw at us.
– And on Friday! – What is it, Scott?
– We’re back in the Dirt Shed Show!
– Let’s do it! Then, not now.
– Next Friday. – What a show that was, top fun, top fun! – It’s good to be back in the
shed, but if you want to see how I got on in Andes Pacifico, click down here for my diary. – And if you want to be like Ken Block but on a mountain bike,
click here how to drift. – Oh, nice, and if you want to give Scotty a little tick on the nose and subscribe, then hit just there! – And you probably want to
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