Why You Should Get Your Mates Into Riding Mountain Bikes

Why You Should Get Your Mates Into Riding Mountain Bikes


– Welcome back to you beautiful people. The best thing about mountain
biking is it’s super sociable. You get to share all
the success you’ve had throughout your mountain
biking and all those flipping’ fails that we all tend to have. And also we’re a bloody
good time riding our bikes. – That’s it. Today we’re going to look
at why it is a good idea to get your mates in the mountain biking and maybe a few other
consequences, as well. – Yeah.
– There’s always a few. – Let’s kick it off. (upbeat music) There is no better feeling
than sharing mountain biking with someone who is like-minded as you. Having a buddy with you to
explore and experience everything that is about mountain biking. – That’s it mate. Being outdoors is great. You know, going out on
your own in the wilderness is always fun but sharing
that experience with a friend, even better. – [Blake] Even better. Training.
– Way better. – Training each other.
– And if you’re feeling a little down and you go you buddy with you, perks you right up.
– Exactly. When you fail there’s always
someone there to pick you up. ♪ You raise me up to
the highest mountain ♪ (gentle upbeat music) You’re a well experienced mountain biker who knows a thing or two
about the ways of the trails. You want to share that
amazing knowledge with your new to mountain biking buddy. – [Blake] The wisdom of jumping dropping, hacking and burn blasting should be passed on to
the new and uninitiated, and who knows maybe they
even have a nugget or two of outsider insight that can help you. – There’s always going to be someone a little quicker than you’re on the trail. You know once in a while it’s nice to be faster than someone else. So by getting your mate into it, you know, it’s nice just to have that
little upper hand now and again. – [Blake] Little edge, yeah. And it’s always good to just
cover that newbie in mud. I’m saying newbie, your
new to the channel. – Yeah, fair enough. – But you don’t want to
be doing that too much and it’s good to get to
the bottom of the trail, look back and see your
mate come stumbling down and just give them that
nice big grin on your face like, “I beat you.” – [Rich] But no embarrass them. – [Blake] But not embarrass
them, don’t do it too often. Could bite you in the butt. – [Rich] They might get quicker. – [Blake] He could get quicker than you. – [Rich] Show you up. – Exactly. I’m watching you. (Rich laughs) (upbeat music) It’s not often you get
to show off your skill, so you got to snap up these opportunities when they come along because the average
skill to a new man biker can blow their mind. Like a four-inch bunny
hop blows their mind. (Rich mimicking explosion) Blows it. – I mean you can totally do that. I think I’ve even seen you
even do a six-inch bunny hop. – [Blake] Oh, 100%, yeah. – [Rich] I think I’ve
seen you do tabletop? – [Blake] Yeah. – [Rich] Gap jump? – [Blake] Oh, hell yeah! – [Rich] Man, your math skills. I think I’ve even seen you pop a wheelie. – [Blake] No, I’ve done one or two. – [Rich] You’re crazy. You got skills. – So you’re new mountain biking friends can’t even do these skills yet, so taking that opportunity
to show off to them is a good thing, just to show you what
mountain biking’s all about. (gentle music) – Is anyone out there? – [Blake] Sessioning is
when you take the time to either learn one trick or to choose a small part of the trail to ride over and over again. Sessioning by yourself
isn’t all that much fun. (Blake yells) – No way! Yes! – [Blake] Friends! (hands slapping) – [Rich] But getting a friend
a session with is amazing. You can push each other
to try different things and enjoy each other successes. Learning from each other
successes and failures help you progress much faster. (upbeat music) – Woo! Crashing is as much
part of mountain biking as lies in politics. Having a buddy with you
when that time comes, when you’ve had an accident, can make a swift exit of a trail or make it a super tough one. – Yeah. It could even, in a worst-case scenario, be the difference between life and death. That’s pretty bad scenario. So it’s just better to
have someone with you. It’s always better with mates in it? – Is always always better.
– Always better. And then there’s always the case of having proof of what you did. Wherever that’s sending it off a jump or casing and going big OTBs. – [Blake] (laughs) Heaven forbid. Either way you’ll have
something good to send into the Dirt Shed Show,
your fails and bails. Woo! – [Man] Oh and there it is. You all right? (gentle music) – And finally what better
person to chat bikes to then your new bike buddy? You can talk anything to do a bikes. You can talk about the
state of your trails, the new bike parts, something
you saw on anything. You’ve got that new
person that you can now just chat away bikes to
without driving someone mad. – Exactly. And how expensive thing, is all the new bits and bobs that are coming out. You need someone to vent that all too. – All those standards now. Oh, there’s so many standards. – So many standards.
– So many. – Thank you very much for
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– A mistake, just like that one, Rich. Don’t worry mate, you’re new. Don’t worry
– I’ll get it, I’ll get it. – See ya.
– Thanks guys.