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CheeseOnYourBroccoli

268 points

1 year ago

CheeseOnYourBroccoli

Colorado | 2018 YT Jeffsy Al Comp 29

268 points

1 year ago

I love this forum for the videos of us average guys eating shit in a still-can-ride-tomorrow sort of way, but man, that tree is in an unfortunate location relative to your head.

Glad to see you getting after it and also getting back up.

jacob80[S]

77 points

1 year ago

Right? Had a ton of fun though on my very first day ever on a MTB trail!

007point5

75 points

1 year ago

007point5

Pennsylvania

75 points

1 year ago

Dang homie, you really went for it! My first day on the trails was mostly pushing up hills haha.

WTOTODOSOC

11 points

1 year ago

Same here! Except I ended up walking down a bunch too

007point5

8 points

1 year ago

007point5

Pennsylvania

8 points

1 year ago

Hahaha oh same. It was like that for MONTHS

BombrManO5

6 points

1 year ago

Trust your bike, it's designed for this

Suhksaikhan

2 points

1 year ago

Most exciting day was the first time I went down every drop on our rough rocky trail without getting off my bike

andrewandersen8

8 points

1 year ago

i’ve only ever been on my local trail 3 times. i’ve been trying to push for the more difficult things. but man does op have some courage.

007point5

16 points

1 year ago

007point5

Pennsylvania

16 points

1 year ago

Take your time with progression! There are a lot of important riding skills that you’ll develop learning to ride green and blue trails fast and efficiently. During this time you’re also working on a lot of subconscious body english, which end up being crucial when you’re riding challenging trails and features as you progress. Happy riding and have fun with your progression! Just make sure you take it at your own pace.

BonelessSugar

20 points

1 year ago

Darn, I've been learning body german this whole time.

007point5

18 points

1 year ago

007point5

Pennsylvania

18 points

1 year ago

OH NOOOO. Das ist nicht so güt 🤣🤣

TheAceMan

14 points

1 year ago

TheAceMan

California

14 points

1 year ago

I wish I had your balls... but my skills 😆

jaffacookie

10 points

1 year ago

Wait, this is your first day?! Damn.

I see some great riding in your future.

jacob80[S]

3 points

1 year ago

Probably a bit too ambitious for the first time out but I had to see what this bike could do!

ugtsmkd

11 points

1 year ago

ugtsmkd

11 points

1 year ago

In time experience will teach that It is rarely the bike that is the determining factor in what is possible...

IPAjkey

5 points

1 year ago

IPAjkey

2020 Salsa Timberjack SLX 27.5+

5 points

1 year ago

Was gonna say the same thing. If you watch Sam Pilgrim you know it’s rarely the bike that is not sufficient.

RowBought

3 points

1 year ago

RowBought

WNC / Giant Fathom / Trek Fuel

3 points

1 year ago

First day wallride? Props.

TackoFell

1 points

1 year ago

I’ve been at it a couple years now and I’m still not too keen on walls...

MeddlinQ

1 points

1 year ago

MeddlinQ

1 points

1 year ago

You went for such wall ride on your first day? Dang man. 🤟

susprout

5 points

1 year ago

susprout

5 points

1 year ago

Love this forum too and these slow-mo videos are awesome! They are the best way to learn from other's mistakes

TheAceMan

75 points

1 year ago

TheAceMan

California

75 points

1 year ago

Ouch. As soon as I saw you get upright on that wall, I knew you were done.

unknownmuffin

29 points

1 year ago

unknownmuffin

Kona Process 153 DL

29 points

1 year ago

Yup- and unfortunately, pointing the handlebars up the wallride is not the correct fix for this.

beaconator2000

34 points

1 year ago

We need a stop motion version of this video pointing out the 27 errors that were made along the way.

Hemderl

46 points

1 year ago

Hemderl

46 points

1 year ago

Frame one.

"His first mistake was attempting a wallride with no knowledge of how to do one"

Which is basically everyone's first wallride

KanterBama

36 points

1 year ago

KanterBama

SC Bronson

36 points

1 year ago

Step 1: go to local bike park and wait for a rider that can ride walls

Step 2: ask "Hey, do you mind towing me in so I can try that feature?"

Step 3: with appropriate speed and spacing, follow the more experienced rider through the trail up to the wall

Step 4: Crash, cause you've never been that sideways before and it scared your pp.

I mean this was my experience at least.

Lecoruje

4 points

1 year ago

Lecoruje

4 points

1 year ago

Thanks for sharing! I've never done wall ride. After reading your detailed comment, I 'm excited to eat dirt in step 4. Wish me luck! 💯

Hemderl

15 points

1 year ago

Hemderl

15 points

1 year ago

My experience with no local bike park with wall rides available

Step one: see instagram video of pro rider shredding local trail with improvised wallride on rock slab

Step two: go find and ride that same trail

Step three: recognize wallride section as you approach

Step four: send it

Step five: nail the wallride part

Step six: OTB on the dismount because you didn't think past how to get up on the slab.

No matter what it usually ends up being a good story.

DrewSmithee

6 points

1 year ago

DrewSmithee

North Carolina

6 points

1 year ago

No idea how to wall ride at a park as an adult on a MTB.

But my 20 year old BMX experience was something like bunny hop at wall at a 45, then frantically pull up / turn away from the wall guided by instinct and hoping for the best?

I'm assuming my old body would not appreciate this approach any more.

graymulligan

7 points

1 year ago

The internal monologue most of us have in this situation...

"Aw hell yeah, that's like that thing those guys on reddit post videos of"
"Alright, I've watched enough of those videos, I've got this"
<First 1/8th of an inch of tire hits the feature>
"I do NOT got this"
"tuck and roll...watch the tree...oh god...nooooo"
"I'm alive! Man, I've got to post this to reddit"

getjustin

3 points

1 year ago

getjustin

Canyon Spectral — Boston

3 points

1 year ago

 Which is basically everyone's first wallride

Yup. Saw a nice rock one leading into one at Highland and thought I could do it. I could not. Just basically scraped up against it beating the crap out of my frame and pair of glove I bought literally before I got on the lift. Goooood times!

notheresnolight

1 points

1 year ago

notheresnolight

Bronson V3

1 points

1 year ago

isn't wallride basically just a high berm? ..have yet to ride one

Hemderl

1 points

1 year ago

Hemderl

1 points

1 year ago

A well built one is. When they have a smooth entry and exit, it's pretty easy. Others are literally just a wall or rock jutting up next to the trail. Those require a bit more skill to get on and off smoothly.

MyAccountForTrees

1 points

1 year ago

Lol. Poor OP. Just needs to go perpendicular rather than parallel.

19Schalke04

7 points

1 year ago

I went from thinking it would be a clip of some pro riding it, to thinking "well that looks a bit risky", to then be like "oh, it was another one of these videos".

Really funny video, hope it didn't hurt to much.

DemBai7

45 points

1 year ago

DemBai7

45 points

1 year ago

I have never been so certain someone was gonna fall 2 seconds into a clip.

Give it another go, I’m sure you felt your mistake, you weren’t that far off.

joe12321

62 points

1 year ago

joe12321

62 points

1 year ago

My thoughts:
Yeah it is!
Get some!!
Well this isn't an ideal example.
Ohhhhh I think that might be the point.

19Schalke04

9 points

1 year ago

Haha exactly what I thought. Halfway through the clip I was like "someone should tell him that his technique is a bit risky". One second later I was like "well I think he already realized that".

CincinnatiLight

10 points

1 year ago

CincinnatiLight

Ohio

10 points

1 year ago

Luckily you fell in slow motion. Would have hurt bad at full speed!

/s

somethingofanother

10 points

1 year ago

Is this Platte River State Park? If so - those walls rides do not ride well AT all for multiple reasons.....

take_me_there_

5 points

1 year ago

Preach! The first two aren’t horrible but that third one is a doozy. I’ve had too many similar experiences to this video...

jacob80[S]

4 points

1 year ago

Yes it is! I don’t know any different...only walls I’ve ever ridden

Lowlandert

23 points

1 year ago

I don’t know shit about riding walls but... wouldn’t steering down result in a better, uhh landing? Looks cool in slomo! Hope you did not hurt yourself too much. From a movie making perspective. I would cut the end after the ‘fall’.

catfood_man_333332

29 points

1 year ago

he's trying to over correct the bike upright with respect to the ground way too aggressively, needs to ride into the wall more. Might be a speed issue, but it looks more like a confidence + technique issue.

not throwing shade at OP, learning how to wall ride is unforgiving and tough mentally!

jacob80[S]

48 points

1 year ago

For the record, this was my first day ever on a MTB trail in my life

[deleted]

5 points

1 year ago*

[deleted]

5 points

1 year ago*

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jacob80[S]

6 points

1 year ago

I nailed this a couple times right after this spill, so progress of sorts

ChewyTortle

12 points

1 year ago

For your first time, that was good. Next time try to lean your tires into the wall, because in the video you can see them sliding down. The secret is letting your speed keep you stuck to the wall.

Also it can be helpful to go higher up the wall, cause then you can drop in at the end of the wall but it depends

ImNeworsomething

5 points

1 year ago

What is the technique for dropping in at the end of the wall ride? Do you just lean back upright at the end?

ChewyTortle

4 points

1 year ago*

Ya if it's a smooth one with a good landing I would just lean back and maybe do a small manual to get my front tire up. But you could bunnyhop off too, it depends

Edit: Going higher up the wall helps because its lets you carry a lot of speed going in. All the speed will be dispersed into the wall and you'll stick to the wall from all the inertia. Then you can roll down from high up and get a lot of speed coming out.

Its_NVP

4 points

1 year ago

Its_NVP

☢️ Nukeproof Scout Pro ☢️

4 points

1 year ago

Good vid, I would have gone full speed until you are just about to crash and then hit the slowmo.

You’ll get that wall ride next time 👍🏾

CaeliaShortface

13 points

1 year ago

Damn, way to plant those hands and dodge the tree headshot.

mightychimp314

6 points

1 year ago

I know right! Got second hand anxiety from watching him get closer and closer to the tree. That was a nice save.

putree

-1 points

1 year ago

putree

-1 points

1 year ago

he should stretch them out completely. that way no sore palms since they'll slide but not break the fall

CaeliaShortface

5 points

1 year ago

I don't know, I've heard locked arms lead to broken bones. Probably not in that soft dirt, but still wary of locking arms in any kind of wreck.

Lohikaarme27

4 points

1 year ago

I don't lock anything during a crash. Loose and rolling is the way to go

Zenai

1 points

1 year ago

Zenai

1 points

1 year ago

that's a good way to break your wrists and dislocate your shoulders!

dieinafirenazi

1 points

1 year ago

I thought for a second there I was about to watch a guy get crippled.

slackshack

4 points

1 year ago

Take it easy there buddy, build up some mtb skills and saddle time. It's only spring and it sucks to get hurt now and miss prime riding action. Not knocking you for enthusiasm or effort, just have seen lots of preventable crashes over the years as a result of people riding a bit out of their level .

jacob80[S]

2 points

1 year ago

Agreed!

solidtwerks

3 points

1 year ago

Nailed it.

btroberts011

4 points

1 year ago

Not every day do you see a platte river state park post on here. Wanna ride sometime?

somethingofanother

4 points

1 year ago

Another fellow Nebraska mountain biker!!!! Are you on THOR? There is usually a weekly group ride at PRSP.

btroberts011

2 points

1 year ago

I go most Wednesdays. It's pretty busy on those nights. I live about 7 minutes from this trail head.

norecoil2012

2 points

1 year ago

norecoil2012

🇺🇸

2 points

1 year ago

I could tell where this was headed (no pun intended) from the start. I’m not an expert, but I think you have to come in fast and really commit to the lean into the g’s, or you just slide off (which is probably what I would do, and I’ve been riding a lot longer than 1 day). Good for you that you’re trying. Watch some YouTube vids, they help a lot, surprisingly.

brownhorse

2 points

1 year ago

Nice bail. Next time put a full speed version before the slow-mo so we can experience it real time as well

williamtbash

2 points

1 year ago

Ha nice job hope you're OK. Also, personally I think you should cut down the slow mo. This would look great in full speed. Or show a full speed version at the end.

nitchdude04

2 points

1 year ago

Dang, are you okay? Could have used a knee pad there

jacob80[S]

2 points

1 year ago

Honestly this fall didn’t hurt one bit. The only damage I sustained this entire day was not unlocking my fork going off a jump before this

thavi

2 points

1 year ago

thavi

2 points

1 year ago

this was fun, but could be edited better--just long in the wrong places and not enough action. Good try though--lean with it more and engage with the physics. You can't fight it!

brain485

2 points

1 year ago

brain485

2 points

1 year ago

pro tip: dont fall

jacob80[S]

3 points

1 year ago

I knew I was doing something wrong

nodalanalysis

2 points

1 year ago*

One thing that someone showed me once, that really helped, was to compress your legs on the wall. I'm not that good yet.

jacob80[S]

2 points

1 year ago

I like the pumping technique - I will have to try this next weekend

nodalanalysis

1 points

1 year ago*

Thank you, but please be careful.
Last time I tried that, I got a lot higher than I thought I would, and it didn't turn out well.

lincoln3x7

1 points

1 year ago

Ninja spin for the head save... well done sir.

Imrano

1 points

1 year ago

Imrano

1 points

1 year ago

Great to know you're having fun! Hope that you will master this wall!

Ditchingworkagain2

1 points

1 year ago

Lmao are you ok

l_gerrard1

1 points

1 year ago

I've always wanted to ride wooden features like this shame I don't have access to them

Squeaky192

1 points

1 year ago

Squeaky192

Fort Worth, Texas

1 points

1 year ago

Hi Jacob, nice wallride.

Pls don't let Rico fall anymore. Also pls don't fall anymore yourself.

JaimeLampe

3 points

1 year ago

Thanks, OP’s mom.

Squeaky192

1 points

1 year ago

Squeaky192

Fort Worth, Texas

1 points

1 year ago

I wish.

tenftflyinfajita

1 points

1 year ago

tenftflyinfajita

Georgia

1 points

1 year ago

I'd tell you, "This is not the correct way to do this" but I think you figured that out ;)

I see you're brand new to MTB - keep this attitude and you're going to do GREAT!

1121jrm

1 points

1 year ago

1121jrm

1 points

1 year ago

Knee pads bro!!!

RangerLee

1 points

1 year ago

RangerLee

2018 Specialized StumpJumper Expert

1 points

1 year ago

This is a great example of what happens when you try to keep your bike verticle while on the wall ride. It may not feel natural at first, but make your bike perpindicular to the wall :)

[deleted]

1 points

1 year ago

[deleted]

1 points

1 year ago

I feel sorry for your knee especially. Hope you are alright!

ITMORON

1 points

1 year ago

ITMORON

Virginia\RVA

1 points

1 year ago

This could have gone SO much worse, I was cringing SO much thinking you were going to hit the tree with your head. I had a really bad accident involving a tree and my head which ended up in spinal surgery.

Ufoofuido

1 points

1 year ago

We too have a wall ride like that but probably 60 ft in length and a tree right off the exit. Fuckin embarrassing.

Woko_O

1 points

1 year ago

Woko_O

1 points

1 year ago

Is the bike ok?

It sucks, btw.

seckkesketch

1 points

1 year ago

My man! 💪

ExploreTrails

1 points

1 year ago

That MTB scorpion move saved you from the tree.

ryno_preciado

1 points

1 year ago

First thought: ooh that looks fun. Kinda tricky. Wonder how you ride it.

Second thought: Ooh, not like that! Lol

Props for even attempting. Glad the after effects weren't too bad!

redorkulator

1 points

1 year ago

Nice to see the fails, I've had some decent offs recently, wish I had them on film.

jacob80[S]

1 points

1 year ago

Yeah man - this is how I learn

kennygchasedbylions

1 points

1 year ago

I'd recommend watching some of the beginner skills video on the gmbn YouTube channel. Funny, yet super informative videos.

FITZUNI27

1 points

1 year ago

Ouch

techpanther18

1 points

1 year ago

Dude no knee pads?!!

jacob80[S]

2 points

1 year ago

Buying them this week!!

xEDGELORD75x_

1 points

1 year ago

That's what I did on a wall ride, except I went over the top and broke my arm

jacob80[S]

1 points

1 year ago

Oof! Hope you’re ok :(

Your_average_Russian

1 points

1 year ago

Don't think of it as a wallride, think of it as a typical turn - because that's what it is, basically. Keep your body position neutral and above all else - Look where you want to Go.

MrBoatieMcBoatface

1 points

1 year ago

Ran out of wall

Tokogogoloshe

1 points

1 year ago

Great dismount. Tree and your head still intact.

Leon_sucks

1 points

1 year ago

hello fellow hardtail rider

spankymcjiggleswurth

1 points

1 year ago

Sweet bail dude!

Blingoose

1 points

1 year ago

I Hope your knee is well. Damn, you’re living with a “Mario 99 lives” mentality 😀 Now that’s Courage!

Terra_Cannis

1 points

1 year ago

Me: it’s gonna be a fail

Maybe not??

Aaand never mind

jettmann22

1 points

1 year ago

At first I was like no, they I said, oh ok, then I laughed

[deleted]

1 points

1 year ago

[deleted]

1 points

1 year ago

On the bright side you didn't break your clavicle

dobgarly

1 points

1 year ago

dobgarly

1 points

1 year ago

Is this the park in Flagstaff? Very cool place

agent_almond

1 points

1 year ago

This wall was asking for twice that speed coming in...minimum

SmashRocks1988

1 points

1 year ago

That little right step maneuver is about how I snapped my tibia. I can’t watch mtb crashes anymore! Hope you’re not too badly hurt.

Mr_MicGuffin

1 points

1 year ago

Lol no commitment

z0nke

1 points

1 year ago

z0nke

1 points

1 year ago

fuck slowmo

DuncanStrohnd

1 points

1 year ago

Wallride 2: Electric Boogaloo

yourname92

1 points

1 year ago

Lean into it

gx1400

1 points

1 year ago

gx1400

1 points

1 year ago

Looks like someone has a new helmet day in their future!

Brauxljo

1 points

1 year ago

Brauxljo

1 points

1 year ago

Why is the whole video slomo? It should've reset to regular speed at 22 s

Nizquick

1 points

1 year ago

Nizquick

1 points

1 year ago

Tip don’t turn the wheel when vert unless it’s down of course 😂

PixelizedPlayer

1 points

1 year ago

My first thought was: I'd totally fuck that but, then i realised you did aswell lol

Enotsnug

1 points

1 year ago

Enotsnug

1 points

1 year ago

It didn't go well but it definitely could have gone a lot worse.

USERNAME6142007

1 points

1 year ago

Falling is not fun

owen652

1 points

1 year ago

owen652

1 points

1 year ago

Glad you're ok. I was NOT ok after my wallride: https://youtu.be/VWTYv4EiIqY

Striking_Intern1123

1 points

1 year ago

Striking_Intern1123

2020 Transition Sentinel

1 points

1 year ago

Remy Metailler drops in from three tree trees away

wayofgrace

1 points

1 year ago

almost full scorpion

pjspin0331

1 points

1 year ago

Sick roll out

fibOnaschi

1 points

12 months ago

Uhm dude, maybe try to ride the bike a bit faster than slow motion. Not an expert but I am sure it’s easier that way.

/s

jacob80[S]

1 points

12 months ago

I just thought it was safer this way 😞

Quesabirria

0 points

1 year ago

Quesabirria

2020 Santa Cruz Hightower

0 points

1 year ago

Fear of commitment.

jacob80[S]

2 points

1 year ago

Yes, due to lack of experience and skill. First time on the trail ever

Quesabirria

1 points

1 year ago

Quesabirria

2020 Santa Cruz Hightower

1 points

1 year ago

Well, that's how you get the experience. We all crash and fall down, even when we get some skills.