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Dec 21, 2012
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(Dec 21, 2012 at 0:07)
3rd photo doesn't look like a roost, looks more like an explosion...
(Dec 21, 2012 at 1:04)
Yeah, how the hell did he make that roost? It was either somebody else or it was one of them time-delayed roosts. That'd be nice so that you can actually see the roost that you create.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 1:53)
third photo is ace similar to the photo from stonehaven half way down this page
(Dec 21, 2012 at 3:17)
I love his position on the bike, looks so relaxed like nothings happened - and we know cool guys don't look at explosions.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 4:24)
in the original set of pictures it said he was riding in front of a quarry and that was a general explosion, they just timed it right
(Dec 21, 2012 at 6:34)
I can't figure it out how he got so far away from that roost in a so small amount of time that the cloud is still not falling down?
(Dec 21, 2012 at 6:54)
he's obviously riding the mountains of afghanistan dodging taliban mortar rounds!!!! cmon
(Dec 21, 2012 at 10:05)
no roost for you!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 12:12)
The 3rd photo to this day is still one of the most epic pictures taken and posted on pb. massive explosion/roost, epic facial expression, and rocking a ht like a boss.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 12:34)
It's the kamloops dust!!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 13:50)
I thought that we would see Kovarik on the list ...
(Dec 21, 2012 at 13:56)
is it that difficult to open the photo and read the comments. hahaha
(Dec 21, 2012 at 16:25)
It's just a photo shot in kamloops, you could almost drop a penny and create a mushroom cloud of dust!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 17:47)
Kamloops, Roost City
(Dec 23, 2012 at 4:05)
I believe picture 3 is actually a man made explosion for that video- this shot, If I can remember, was not timed right and was turned into a mockery by the riders and kept it for laughs. Great video! Where to find it?
(Dec 25, 2012 at 14:27)
@alexrob yeah, especially badass... EXXXPLOSIONS!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 0:12)
This is Rad!
Any chance of 25 Best Drops/Flips/Whips/Goons of 2012!?
(Dec 21, 2012 at 6:25)
(Dec 21, 2012 at 9:49)
King of Goons
(Dec 21, 2012 at 12:38)
Now way.. Trey is.. look
(Dec 21, 2012 at 12:42)
lol dude I'm pretty sure Trey is 'Ronnie Mac".
(Dec 21, 2012 at 13:43)
You guys do realise we're on a bicycle website right?
(Dec 21, 2012 at 15:39)
you do realize a dirtbike is a mountain bike with a motor right? sometimes other shit comes up, just cause were on a bike site doesnt mean we have to be on topic 100% of the time...
(Dec 21, 2012 at 0:48)
sh*t is getting real on tandem
(Dec 21, 2012 at 21:17)
For sure. Ive heard the a tandum V10 out there.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 0:16)
3rd photo wasn't actually roost.. It was a grenade in the background... Just clearing that up so everyone knows how much more badass it is.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 0:27)
deeerp - he was riding in Iraq! Support'R troops!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 9:47)
STOP DESTROYING BERMS.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 9:01)
Can someone clarify I looked up 'roosts' on the dictionary of mountain biking it says: to stop or accelerate very quickly??? to me it looks like its the explosion of dirt left behind when a biker DESTROYS A TRAIL or BERM !!! which can be accomplished by whipping out the back tier and letting it catch some dirt or by drifting upon entering a turn. lol!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 13:39)
roosts are usually riding thru a turn while spraying up dirt. skids are the same but with brake usage. powerslides are sliding with both tires thru a turn with both feet on the pedals. usually achieved by flicking/whipping the bike. shralps are same thing but leaning way farther and maybe with a foot off, but not using brakes.
(Dec 23, 2012 at 14:32)
Roosting comes from the world of motocross, and it refers to leaving a "rooster tail," which is when, upon acceleration, the rear tire kicks up a spray of dirt. As you can tell from the pics, above, in the world of mtb, roosting typically occurs from sliding in corners, but it can also occur from landing hard or even just riding fast in a straight line through a dust patch or mud or snow or whatever.
(May 6, 2015 at 15:50)
Kinda like photo #2, that looks like a real roost.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 4:55)
the roost with the front wheel in the air on the giant glory is my friend! hes only 16
(Dec 21, 2012 at 8:44)
Cool guys don't look at explosions... That's all I could think of as I scrolled down the page. Apparently its not true though. Half the people were looking at their own explosions. Shame on you, not cool.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 4:52)
(Dec 21, 2012 at 3:43)
Best . Website . Ever .
(Dec 21, 2012 at 8:46)
Yeah! GOTTA LOVE PINKBIKE!!!!!!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 3:05)
Well my desktops set for the next 25 weeks
(Dec 22, 2012 at 21:05)
Third one is awesome. dude looks like he doin nothin more than a cruise through the park aaaaand then you look behind him and BAAAAAM complete explosion!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 0:19)
3rd photo was the best! Comes out like nothing happened, looks like he dropped a grenade
(Dec 21, 2012 at 0:29)
He comes out like nothing's happened while still missing a finger... That is badass indeed!
(Dec 22, 2012 at 4:34)
Ha 3rd pic down looks like a super hero cruising away from blowing up the bad guys
(Dec 21, 2012 at 10:08)
i like the casual face of number 3.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 9:05)
2nd photo down, you can't see his mouth but I'd bet he's shouting "Brrraaaap!".
(Dec 21, 2012 at 7:19)
Some of these are weak.....not sure how they got on this list....
(Dec 22, 2012 at 5:05)
Atleast the shot of danny shouldnt be in there cinsidering its from last year...
(Dec 22, 2012 at 5:07)
Its not danny my mistake
(Dec 21, 2012 at 11:48)
A lot of Troy Lee Designs products roosting, like.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 3:06)
Thank you for choosing Eliot.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 21:58)
3rd photos wher its at bro but they wer all good
(Dec 21, 2012 at 15:20)
im sorry but some of these are squidders skidding into a pile of dust..
(Dec 21, 2012 at 2:47)
Very nice shots...some deserved to be in the "best photo" contest..unfortunately they weren´t :/
(Dec 23, 2012 at 3:12)
there is a few i wouldn't class as roosts :S
(Dec 21, 2012 at 16:13)
They are not all kovarik?
(Dec 22, 2012 at 5:47)
The tandem roost takes the cake.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 20:12)
3rd picture is the best! LOL!!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 7:57)
The bookend shots are the best!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 4:28)
at the end of a ride i always roost
(Dec 21, 2012 at 5:43)
I'm going to the velodrome to see you roost, should be entertaining
(Dec 21, 2012 at 14:15)
my drives covered in gravel from roosting the letter box on the way back from rides
(Dec 21, 2012 at 4:32)
The Black & White Roosts are the best!!!!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 6:22)
"skidding a bike is the fountain of youth." -some really smart guy
(Dec 21, 2012 at 8:49)
"Skidding" is fun but nothing is quite like the feeling of drifting without the use of brakes and hearing the dirt and rocks spray out over the trail behind you.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 11:56)
groghunter is on something....
(Dec 21, 2012 at 13:50)
I thought appending "some really smart guy" made it clear I didn't say it... I just live my life by it's teachings.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 16:05)
i thought you iz da smart guy....my bad...
(Dec 21, 2012 at 5:58)
it's a whole post of awesomeness
(Dec 21, 2012 at 2:07)
(Dec 23, 2012 at 2:41)
(Dec 21, 2012 at 13:29)
i'd throw out better roosts on my moto any day!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 2:34)
Great tillers !
(Dec 22, 2012 at 14:31)
Where's Claw's from WTE!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 18:29)
Pretty disappointed this photo I took wasn't included:
(Dec 21, 2012 at 2:47)
voah - awesome photos!!!
my small contribution - roost in your face
(Dec 21, 2012 at 8:53)
Got one to add to the mix
(Dec 21, 2012 at 7:49)
A picture of Commençal mechanic Chocho Dérap' is missing... Best roost guy of Andorra west coast ever!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 10:57)
(Dec 24, 2012 at 11:11)
grande foto pilha!!!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 1:41)
brutal! very nice catches. The best is the tandem pic jajaja
(Dec 21, 2012 at 1:07)
what about yesterdays POD?
(Dec 21, 2012 at 1:02)
(Dec 21, 2012 at 11:46)
This is the best website/ forum EVER!!!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 11:53)
sooo..... compared to some of the ones in this article, idk haha just saying
(Dec 21, 2012 at 7:24)
(Dec 21, 2012 at 4:32)
I don't always roost, but when I do...Nah just kidding. I always roost.
(Dec 21, 2012 at 12:09)
Hey you guys forgot one:
(Dec 21, 2012 at 1:17)
sick shots!! awesomeee
(Dec 21, 2012 at 13:12)
Nice Shot !!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 5:46)
skip to 2:33 for some radtastic roooost!
(Dec 21, 2012 at 8:37)
Hell yea sweet photos
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