Won't Back Down - Online Premiere

Jun 17, 2014 at 8:30
Jun 17, 2014
by Clay Porter  
 
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Thanks to everyone that tuned in over the past 24 hours to enjoy the Steve Peat story - Won't Back Down. If you loved it and want to watch it again, please support the filmers and purchase the film here.



Steve Peat turns 40 today and in celebration of the big man’s birthday Pinkbike will be screening Won’t Back Down: The Steve Peat Story to watch for free for the next 24 hours!

Download the film on iTunes

From his humble beginnings in his hometown of Sheffield, England, Steve Peat has established himself as the one of the world's most iconic cyclists. Peaty has been competing at the top level in his chosen sport of downhill mountain bike racing for the past 23 years, longer than the lifetime of many of his current competitors. Through 20 years of archival footage and photos and intimate interviews with Steve, his family, close friends and competitors, Won’t Back Down takes viewers on a captivating tour of the history of the sport of downhill mountain bike racing and offers a never-before-seen view into the life and legacy of this enduring icon.

A film by Clay Porter and John Lawlor

Supported by Santa Cruz Bicycles, Crank Brothers, Monster Energy, BlackRapid, Troy Lee Designs, Smith Optics, Clif Bar, Muc-Off, Enve and Pinkbike

Also available on: Xbox-Live, Sony-Playstation, Google Play/Android, Cable Movies On Demand

The DVD/Blu Ray will be available this summer and will be available in the Pinkbike online store.

If you loved it and want to watch it again, please support the filmers and purchase the film here.
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344 Comments

  • + 348
 Can we expect " Won't RAT down" free on PB in 20 years?
  • + 22
 You sir deserve more likes :-)
  • + 10
 The word legend gets used way to much. But Peaty is one of few people I know that fully not only deserve the title, he should be in the definition in the dictionary for it. Here's to many more years of Peat on his saddle showing us all how its done! ;-)
  • + 9
 PLEASE leave this on the website for just one more day....
  • + 3
 A life well lived!
  • + 10
 thanks to PB and to the film makers and Steve Peat for such an awesome movie, the best thing I have watched in a long time

this took me right back to my early mountain bike days in the UK; racing alongside Steve Peat, Rob Warner, Will Longden, Andrew Titley and a host of other guys and girls seen in the film as we moved from XC into the DH world.

It was a very exciting time to be involved in the sport, and I went on to found my frame manufacturing company 'Bombproof Bikes' with a team including the Weavers and Adam Robertson who went on to battle the other UK racers in the National, regional and many local DH events that were being held all over the UK.

And of course this film brought back bittersweet memories of my former Hardisty Cycles team mate JMC, who Adam and I rode along side (JMC and his buddy Paul Plunkett also used to come riding with the Newcastle University bike club) until he inked his deal with Specialized USA and the rest is history as they say

Great to get a better understanding of Steve Peat's entire career as I had lost touch with the sport in the late 90's until I got back into it in the early 2000's

thanks to everyone involved with the film, and best of luck to Steve Peat for the future as he has been such a positive force for so many riders in the UK and all over the World.
  • + 2
 amazing film. beautifully told. continued long and happy life to you and your family, peaty. well deserved.
  • + 2
 Very well done. Great/bittersweet life story. Def have more love & respect for you now as i didnt know the history.
That feeling of 'making it'... when you got up from laying down on that truck.... wow! You my friend, are the definition of NEVER QUIT!
Age is just a f*cking number and you will remain in MB history forever. Legendary does NOT even come close to what you are Steve, youre jesus mixed with WHAT IT TAKES. You have the dedication of a f*cking PEAT! Nothing will ever match that...
Mads love and respect friend. Keep on keeping it real.
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  • + 185
 Dear coworkers, customers and supervisors, I'll be in meetings all day, don't bother me.

Now where'd my headphones go?
  • + 20
 What a legend and an amazing film to celebrate him. I definitely put my work to the side to watch this as well.
  • + 10
 same here... this man is legend... in stead of making as much money as possible... he gives his bikemates a free movie where he worked on for longggg times.. Ultimate legend Steve PEATYYYYYY I still buy it on ITunes anyways... He earns the money...
  • + 9
 Best part of the film is when Bas de Bever (young guys prob dont know who he is) was so stoked when Peaty won the World Champs and saying that was the most important day in DH, and how Peaty winning this one time is more exciting than Nico winning ten world champs (no disrespect to Nico of course). I would agree - the vibe is awesome when Peaty wins.
  • + 4
 Peaty you absolute LEGEND !! Long live the big dawg
  • + 7
 Great film and a great history of downhill too
  • + 6
 Movie made me quite emotional. Epic for sure. Buying this right as I get home.
  • + 2
 If that doesn't make you want to go ride a bike, and have fun doing it, you shouldn't be riding..
  • + 4
 A great film on an amazing life. Thank you, Lawlor, Porter, PB and Peaty!
  • + 1
 Okay guys! Back to work! Hahahahaha (Now when you can't concentrate on working and wants to start riding)
Super inspiring story!! True champion steve peat!!
  • + 1
 That was amazing there is nothing more to explain how awesome this film was. massive props to everyone involved. Only down side in the credits there was a editing fault usually it wouldn't matter but it was a pretty bad one. steve would like to extend an extra special thanks to. My beautiful WIDE adele.
  • + 5
 Cheers PB for this one, can't believe what a fantastic film it was and great guy JMC's dad is, inspirational is an understatement.

My version of the film would be called "won't get up" Wink
  • + 1
 No point in posting a review, wouldn't do it justice anyway. Few random highlights were the 10-15 minutes about McRoy, the early footage, and some of the race runs commentated by Rob Warner, I think it's safe to say he's a fan of Peaty's, and also one of the best story tellers in recent history.


Much like Senna, Peaty transcends his sport, his story is great even if you don't care about cycling. Which leads me to a question for the British PB users, why the hell has he no been Knighted yet? Get on it.
  • + 1
 Man, that comparison to Senna is totally correct! They both gave to their sports what nobody else did. Both had their charisma. I mean really. Honestly Minnaar deserve nothing less that movie for himself, but somehow it's Peaty who stole the show. I like them both a lot, but Peaty is simply my favourite rider. Maybe one day Ratboy may be the one, but for the moment I still keep crossing my fingers, for a 40-years old rider, starting race runs from about 20-30th place. I don't like Santa Cruz bikes, but they have the best guys in the DH world cup. Cheers.
  • + 4
 the thing with peaty is even once he retires he will still be alive in the sport even at worldcups, he has had a major hand in so many young riders every time they succeed you feel like its a victory for peaty too.No doubt he will probably retire from the worldcups and turn to coaching young riders. His imprint on the sport is so much more than results and triumphs but his major impact and part in the success of future and current riders.
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  • + 96
 This film was so good, I watched it on pinkbike and still bought it on iTunes afterwards.
  • + 43
 Hell yeah man! Support your MTB heroes and buy this film!
  • - 20
 unless your poor like me :c
  • + 12
 yeah me too. i do not mind spending my money on things that are worthy of receiving money.
  • + 16
 never knew nico was such a legend!! seriously, that dude is special
  • + 12
 The most inspiring film i have seen to date.... the legend will always live on in anything he chooses to do.
  • + 5
 Im definitely buying this, it blew my mind, the cinematography was superb and the music score and soundtrack was amazing. A very well made film about a true living legend. Happy birthday Steve Peat, and nice one Pinkbike for letting us watch for free. Is it coming out on blu ray does any one know?
  • + 12
 damn, i am still watching it and i just couldn't stop coming and commenting this, i mean everyone should have this movie in their shelves seriosuly this is not just pete's history you have the whole DH history in there amazing movie.
  • + 2
 I appreciate that Clay and co give credit where credit is due. Sure this film is about THE GREAT SUPREME BEING PEATY but Clay also gives credence to the fact that Nico is arguably the greatest WC racer of all time. I would agree, just by looking at his results. TEN world champ titles?! who's going to be able to match that? This film was well done. I compare it to the old school film Headliners, but with modern HD and mainly Peaty being featured.
  • + 4
 just finished watching it and gonna buy it on itunes! Peaty is such a legend
  • + 9
 tears were shed...amazing
  • + 3
 Such an emotional and inspirational film. Peaty is definitely a legend!
  • + 2
 That was really a great film. Perfectly capturing the emotions and making the viewer a part of it.
  • + 3
 Another thing this film really drives home, is how badly we need to see the return of some balls out top to bottom rough and technical tracks. IMO World Cup DH should represent the best riders in the world on the hardest tracks in the world. Of course, not every track during a season is going to be like that, but the scales need to slide back into balance and move away from the predominantly smoother bike park flow and super pedally courses.
  • + 0
 @idhi I bet you wrote that post on a smart phone / tablet / laptop so I doubt your poor compared to most of the world
  • + 1
 If you own a modern mountain bike, you are probably rich compared to most of the worlds popluation.
  • + 1
 @sewer-rat no actually, I'm on a old pc haha and I bought it straight after watching on itunes as its all for a good coarse
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  • + 67
 Watched it three times now and yup cried three times

Guy is such a hero/legend and so down to earth unlike certain riders i won't mention, always has time for his fans, be it a photo or a chat, top guy and hope he's still around when he's 50!! (Still riding i mean)
  • + 16
 I think all these emotional reactions say a lot about him as a person. To me he's the ultimate ambassador of the sport.
  • + 13
 He'll be around forever, be it racing or whatever he decides to do, people will never forget steve peat
  • + 7
 dude i fu%$· cried at least the last 20 minutes hahaha been watching him since 2009 and it's been just like the movie, friggin emotional hahaha nothing but good things to say about peaty, long live the king!
  • + 1
 "Lissie - Go Your Own Way" !!!! Happy Birthday Steve Smile )))))))))))
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  • + 51
 I have always laughed at my girlfriend for crying at movies, she is laughing at me now.
  • + 9
 i am not embarrassed to love mtn biking
  • + 3
 Same thing happened to me! Like a little girl.
  • + 1
 True that dude
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  • + 47
 So can we blame Shawn Palmer for the douchebag jock attitude this sport had for so long?

So glad those days are behind us.
  • + 2
 you forgot 'Alpha' too
  • + 10
 Shaun Palmer would slap you like a bitch on, and off the trail. If you knew enough about the dude you might understand his ego trip. Not excusing it cause he's an arrogant fuck, but you still have to respect the dude.
  • + 22
 You can admire Palmer as an athlete for sure... But respect him, I am not so sure.
  • + 14
 You all need to watch "THE MISERABLE CHAMPION" documentary about Shawn Palmer.
Then you will respect him as an athlete !!
  • + 27
 Like him or not(most people don't), if it weren't for Shawn, we may all still be wearing Lycra.
  • + 2
 nah, someone else would have came along and changed up the wardrobe anyway. DH is a masculine sport by nature. just depends on what your definition of masculine is Wink
  • + 13
 If it wasn't for Palmer this sport wouldn't be where or what it is! Are you for real with a dick comment like that?! For anyone who has followed the sport long enough and seen Palmer, this video actually shows him has pretty respectful. It didn't matter how much he got beat by Nico, and how pissed he was, he never ever bad mouthed him, called him names, or anything but have total respect for how good Nico was. He was a whirlwind, and I for one truly missed him in DH.

Your the only douchebag here with that comment I'm afraid.
  • + 2
 Watch miserable champion if you are in any doubt as to who Palmer really is/was, anybody that dogs on somebody with having no idea what they went through to get to the pinnacle of MULTIPLE sports needs to take a shit in their own mouth! And swallow.

That's you stevevstheworld !!
  • + 6
 wow, we hit a soft spot. i think he's a great athlete. and he did talk down to his opponents and totally bad mouthed them when he could. it's been documented and he doesn't care that people don't like that. he's a sports legend for sure. a consummate professional? that's up for debate.
  • + 3
 props to jmbrit + clarky78. doesn't matter if someone would have came along and done it later...fact is palmer changed our sport then and there. I wonder how many folk will have watched this movie that actually followed the sport from the JMC/kamikaze days
and how many folk spouting shit that have been into the sport only long enough to think that Blenkinsop is old school.
  • + 5
 what's with the overly angry defensiveness - it's funny. how dare anyone question my right to irrationally despise someone while on the internet!!!
  • + 3
 I have not seen 'The Miserable Champion'. I will check it out. I have no doubt he was awesome, and it is great that he had an impact on the sport. Still, he comes across like an arsehole tho. Apparently he is not the only one... On a side note I competed in my first DH slalom race in '94 so please don't hit me with all the newbie slander bullshit.
  • - 2
 @jmbrit Do not threaten me with a good time. Plus Palmer probably gave up the sport to become a full time Nickleback fan. And do drugs. "A lot of drugs". I rest my case.
  • + 9
 He is so much like Kenny Powers, it's hilarious!

youtu.be/XI_9Yxr0blo
  • + 1
 I can respect him as an athlete, the obstacles he overcame, and the changes he brought to the sport, but an arrogant asshole is still an arrogant asshole.
  • + 1
 Palmer didnt change only DH, he was the THE man in snowboarding. He was in 2006 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team at age 38 and could not go because he tore his Achilles tendon and so on and on.... How about 2nd in Boardercrossing Snowboard World Cup in 2008 at age 40.
  • - 2
 What the 'f' is Snowboarding?
  • + 3
 I can't find it anywhere
  • + 6
 Rumor has it he's heading to the next EWS round on a 26" hardtail.
With enough cocaine and whiskey he just may pull off the win.
  • + 7
 They all brought something to the sport: soul (Peat), professionalism (Vouilloz) and attitude (Palmer). I think the sport would look a lot different without these three guys.
  • + 2
 like him or not if it wasn't for Palmer you would all be riding downhill in lycra still.
  • + 3
 Nowt wrong with lycra, so long as you've got the bod! Some of the kit is getting a bit tighter these days as it has obvious benefits, just look at Graves' enduro jersey!?

Better than bloody Troy Lee pyjamas flapping about in the wind!
  • + 3
 Looking at some of these comments it seems that Palmer's bad boy image hasn't dated particularly well. That doesn't surprise me, I took an instant dislike to him when I first saw him on a snowboard documentary in the early 90s, and he continued to ruffle my feathers throughout his career.

He cuts a bit of a tragic figure these days, which unfortunately undermines his considerable achievements as an athlete, especially in the world of snowboarding where he's a real pioneer.

The mainstream macho version of "extreme sports" which he epitomised has always looked dumb IMO. I'm glad that our sport has been able to carve it's own path away from that world.
  • + 1
 He can still go riding enduro till his 50 i think. He's got power in his legs.
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  • + 34
 Ha, i get to spend my birthday watching Peaty's film for free, turns out sharing a birthday with your hero has its perks.
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  • + 27
 Sam Hill still fighting the tears 6 years later. It just shows the passion these guys have, absolutely insane
  • + 3
 That interview was conducted in 2007 and was featured in Clay's older movie the Tipping Point 2008. I'm sure he still feels the same way today though.
  • + 4
 How can the interview be from 2007 if he's talking about something from 2008?
  • + 2
 its not its from after worlds 2008, but yes its not new its previously filmed footage from clay.
  • + 1
 Alrighty thanks
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  • + 28
 That was emotional.. I think he should get a Knighthood.. Sir Peaty
  • + 2
 If the queen see the move definitely will give him the title Wink he is the living legend and true sportsman fully embraced with passion to the sport and dedicated all his efforts and life to write the history of Downhill, he outshines Niko Vullioz with his stronger will and dedication he WONT BACK DOWN !
  • + 1
 If he wore Lycra & rode on the black stuff he would have been in 2009, long before team sky "reinvented" cycling.
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  • + 16
 "My name is Steve Peat, and this is my story..."

Very simple words, yet contain so much emotions and power in them. Very calm narration, yet touching enough make me wanna cry...
  • + 8
 It's like "Hi I'm Johnny Cash"... Few people can do this.
  • + 2
 "My name's Johnny Knoxville. Welcome to Jackass."
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  • + 19
 R.I.P. Jason McRoy
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 (Ride In Peace)
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  • + 15
 Maribor, Slovania? Really? SlovAnia? Come on, we've been in the EU for 10 years now...
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  • + 13
 Thanks Pinkbike! My little boy asked me the other day when the last time I cried was...I couldn't remember I told him. I now remember. Truly an emotional piece of work this is and Steve Peat is such an inspiration.
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  • + 12
 Well I'm reliefed I'm not the only who cried ... the ending part is so well made. Anyway for a young rider like me who didin't live the uprising of the sport it's a great history lesson ! And Steve Peat's dedication leaves me speachless. After this movie I see much better how far this sport has come. Huge respect for Steve Peat who is coming from that far and is still on top of the game and not willing to let it go. Happy B-Day Peaty ! Thanx for being here !
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 I know a lot of people hate his attitude but I fucking love Shaun Palmer's attitude. I don't like the whole idea of clean cut professional athletes who do everything just to impress people, pretty cool to see someone just speak their own mind and do what the fuck they wanted to. But I've also got mega respect for Peaty, being in the game for as long as he has, I'd say he represents Downhill, if not he could possibly even represent Mountain Biking as a whole. Such an inspiration.
  • + 1
 Yep, totally agree. Palmer is fucking awesome.
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  • + 9
 I got into biking in 2003 and watched Peaty crash out at Les Gets and win in Canberra - the win and the losses as show in this movie had me choked up. Fantastic story, fantastic man and an inspiration to me despite being 2 years his senior! Now I should probably go ride my bike! Happy Birthday Peaty. Keep riding hard.
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  • + 9
 Steve Peat deserves a knighthood for what he has done for our sport in Britain. He inspired me to ride an mtb as fast as I can. Ad I know he's inspired thousands of other riders too. The man is a living legend! And as Rob Warner said, us Brits are one of the best countries in the world as far as DH is concerned. So why is everyone so hyped up about this football/soccer world cup (which we are doing worse than terrible in) when they could watch this and see their countrymen winning a real man's world cup and being far more exciting! I love mtb!
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  • + 8
 dear Steve,
thanks for the opportunity to relive so much of my youth, we spent so so long watching dirt and getta grip, it still moves me when i drive past Jason's memorial.
I doubt i'll ever forget the day my mate and i were down the local bmx track and he said "what would you do if peaty turned up?"
imagine my surprise when when you did turn up that afternoon for a magazine shoot.
Cheers for giving me the chance to see the rise of Sam Hill, i missed that when i was having a break from bikes.
This film seems to be about not only your life, but mine,
From rickety old bikes with no suspension, through Gt RTSs LTSs and i still have my lobo, to coming back to this amazing sport.

Congrats for all your achievements and i wish you all the best in the future.

Aidy
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  • + 12
 Speed of Sam hill at val do sole in 08 still blows me away
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 CAPPUCCINO STEVE!
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 Can i say one thing ? I cry yeah i cry i feel this movie 100% 16 years fighting for a 1st place to be world champion and today he have 40 years old and keep fighting, I think this is more than love for ride bikes too much love for downhill !! give this man a statue, STEVE PEAT YOU ARE THE MAN, THE REAL LEGEND !!!
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  • + 7
 I love when pinkbike does this kind of stuff. Please do these screenings more often for your loyal subscribers!!! THANKS PB!
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  • + 4
 to see steve finally winning the world champs was more then intense ..I fucking cried the hell out of myself ...because of happiness. thanks for the great film ..thanks to let us know the story behind steve!! happy geburtstag homie!!
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 I am a late bloomer to MTB but the first time I saw Peaty I was a fan and at the time I didn't know what he had done with his career and for the sport, a few years went by and I understood,knew and follow his career. But to watch this is an eye opener that brings it all into a new prospective. Every sport has its own legend for that particular discipline and non of them have done what Peaty has done for their sport like what he has done for MTB. The word legend well that's the only word that fits, Peaty you truly are a legend!! Happy birthday! Let me know when you want go ride!
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  • + 5
 I laughed, I cried and absolutely loved this. Thanks big guy, Happy Birthday Steve Peat, Legend.
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 People moaning because they have paid for this on itunes and now its free... GET A GRIP AND STOP YOUR FUKING MOANING!!! this movie/epic piece is well worth the buy... ive just watched it for free and ill be watching it a few more times before they close it down... then guess what..... IM GOING TO "BUY" IT SO I CAN WATCH IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!!! PEATY you LEGEND!!!! Oh and Happy Birthday Smile
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  • + 4
 That's a rather important typo in the credits!

www.pinkbike.com/photo/11081342


"Steve Peat would like to thank

My beautiful Wide adele"

Their typo, not mine Big Grin
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 Steve Peat, no words to describe what uve done for the sport so far and yet to come I reckon!
Thanks PB to share this movie! NIce!
Im so so so f*cking glad I was there in Camberra in 2009 and have watched live the legend been crowned world champion! At that time I could hear at the award ceremony someone shouting: STEVE PEAT FOR PRIME MINISTER!! f*cking RAD!!!
I wish all the best for you and keep it up with the "This is Peaty" episodes.
Give ratboy a lil extra push aswell! Bloody slacker should have won more races this year.
Good luck to you all!
Cheers mate!
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 They say "drop a pebble in a pond and the ripples will eventually reach the banks". Steve was a boulder and his waves are still coming. Legend in the purest sense!
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 Happy Birthday Peaty you absolute legend.
Thank you pinkbike, that is absolutely the best mountain bike film I have ever seen.
Tears in the eyes, now when is it out on DVD?
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 Peaty has always been one of my favorite racers since back when I started racing Downhill in 2002. It is so amazing to see how much he has accomplished due to the fierce determination he has shown during his lengthy career. ( Clay sure has come a long way since Spectacle ). I went there. Who knows whats up with Spectacle?
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  • + 1
 Actually I'm not so in DH-Races.. But this movie makes me speechless! Steve Peat is a living Hero, this movie is one of the best movies I've ever seen!
I am looking for an other great season for Steve Peat hopefully he will win another WorldChampionsshipSmile
P.S.: Unfortunately this movie wont get honored by an Oscar.. But for me its the most emotional bikemovie with a happy end!
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 Happy Birthday Peaty! Wow Mate what can I say, that was EMOTIONAL! You made a grown man cry a little bit? Even though you know the story from following you throughout your career, the story grabs you by the scruff of the neck & takes you on a roller coaster of a journey with you! Awesome!!! Flipping Awesome.
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 I would agree that Peaty is a DH legend like Vanderham is a FR legend. SPOUT off once you have reached their age and accomplished what they have in their respective fields. Most of who is in it now, today in the moment, will be at best in ten yrs, honorable mentions or worst, has beens, or a passing name to our way of life. So many newer hopefuls to carry the torch for the long run are based on guys like these men! These guys are the plankowners of the quote' extreme' side of the mtn bike genre. Praise be given to their accomplishments in the field , industry and influence on the younger crowd that helps grow this passion we all share in.
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 Peaty is the man. Seasons really brought my attention to him. Such a personality, but more importantly, a champion for the sport. That said, so many comments here I could give more props to than just one. Peaty...the legend.
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 He's reyt oreyt our Peaty, ad got tears in't eyes n't lot, mint that world champs win. i'm buying this video when it's out, make sure he's got a few quid spendin money f when he pack's it in, not yet though. Jolly good Mr Peat, your a legend keep up the good work.
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 Thanks to the film makers, PB for showing this and Peaty for being a great guy and awesome rider. GREAT MOVIE! Steve's definitely been a huge inspiration to just keep on riding. Peaty- I've got 13 years on you bud...and Im not backing down... Dont you! Thanks
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  • + 4
 so legendary and epic... still can´t beleave it
One of the best films ever.
It´s so good... that I cried
Thanks
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 I have a university final examn which I did not study for, but instead I just watched the whole movie.... right choice no doubt!!!!! tears rolled down my eyes when he won world champs!! LEGEND FUCKING LEGEND
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 I feel honoured to watch this! I am amazed completely in awe so mind blowing and emotional inspired so much! Peaty played such a huge role in getting mtb for the British where it is today truly inspirational! My words simply can not give it the credit it deserves ! Thankyou !!!
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 That was truely freaking awesome!!!! What wasn't awesome though was the gaff the type reader made when he let, "I'd like to thank my 'wide' Adelle", slip through. Thankfully Steve''s missus isn't wide or else Peaty would be right in the shit, ha, ha!!!!!
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 Proud that he won his first World Cup at my local snowboard hill Snoqualmie Pass! I love these videos where I feel like I get direct access to who these athletes are. I hope to see more! Happy 40th Steve Peat and thank you pinkbike for sharing this.
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 Happy bday bro and thank u for doing what we all only wish we could doSmile You truly are DH Mtn Bikings Godfather and i thank u for all your hard work and determination! U helped me to build some sweet terrain in my area with the motivation I got from your video parts and again I can't say thanks enough for putting it all on the line! See u on the other side! cheers...
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 Perhaps his greatest testament, the example made and the impression left with young riders who looked up to Steve, their ambition to emulate him... the sport, especially in the UK would be nowhere near the level it is now without this man.... No doubting McRoy (especially for UK riding), Palmer, Vouilloz, Tomac, Gracia, Barel etc etc shaped the sport, but none commanded the absolute respect and adulation of other riders (and prospective riders) than Steve Peat.... In virtually any other sport he would be recognised and awarded (sportsman bollox of the year?) yet his achievements and notoriety go virtually unnoticed to the general public... no matter Steve, you've impressed those that matter... us !
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 This film is brilliant. Seeing all Steve's ups and downs and his outright dedication over 20+ years couldn't fail to blow you away. Too often the careers of outstanding sports people who fly below the radar of mainstream media are never properly documented, especially when they have down to earth personalities and aren't the sort of character to blow their own trumpet. Thanks for setting that right!
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 The advantages of working for yourself, a 2 hour mandatory educational seminar is about to begin!
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 Cheers Peaty! Looks like you got a present early with Ratboy's win! I'm sure there will lots of celebrating with the Syndicate chaps. Big ups to the person that put the video online for free. Looking forward to watching it later. Truly inspiring bunch of guys you three. Ride hard, party hard!!!
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 Awesome movie !!! It s all mountain biking history in this movie But why so much complex with Vouilloz Peat have this amazing personality and he is the godfather of downhill . The sport is not only collecting titles but also Give something to the spectators and fans Peat did and keep doing what Vouilloz never did for the sport regardless of the results BTW i am french and great fan of Vouilloz
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 Fantastic, amazing, awesome film. Inspirational beyond words, really makes me regret now trying my chances at DH racing.

But several things I noticed about that film: DH races have become ridiculously short compared with the early days, look at those race times, 6mins plus courses! Now what, 3 min average. And I swear some of the old courses were gnarlier than nowadays even on those 4-6inch bikes! Another thing, who the f*ck allowed the 2009 World Champs course in Canbera to class as a DH!!? The footage from the finish line shows the track in the background, and there's barely even a hill in sight! All the amazing tracks available in the world and the use that shit?
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 Steve Peat man, one hell of a journey. Happy Birthday dude! I will be buying this film and sharing it with the family and friends for sure. May even skip class in place of riding the bike tomorrow.
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 Wheres my bike?!! Ive got to ride....
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 Shaun Palmer is a complete asshole... he looks like a crackhead...... But great movie really shows what it takes to be as successful as Steve Peat. RIP Jason McRoy seemed like a pretty rad guy
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 That was THE BEST Mountain Bike documentary ever! What a history lesson... 10x better than reading a book about Steve Peat. A true Legend! Happy b'day big fella! We all hope you keep living the dream for years to come!
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 Completely agree with ratboy....'the words thrown about to loosely nowadays but Steve truly is a legend'....Brilliant film, brilliant career and all round brilliant bloke! Here's to plenty more successful years with peaty!
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 Is that what he said? Just kidding, I understood..
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 Thanks to the persons, who involve in this movie, PEATY thanks for movie as well,and Happy Birthday, hard to not have this one in collection. There will be better day tomorrow.
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 Fuck it! Fuck Green Mile, 7 Pounds or any other movie I've seen to this day. This one brought me to tears and that's what none other could so far. Best movie 2014!!! Cheers Peaty!
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 One Word - LEGEND
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 As someone who just recently got into the mountain biking world, I have to say that this is completely inspiring and Peat's story is something that is truly incredible. Just embodies why people ride, because they love it.
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 Peaty truly transcends the sport of mountain biking. I follow so many sports...NBA, NFL, F1, MotoGP, Supercross, X Games, Boxing, Golf...but, Steve Peat my favorite athlete of all time. A true hero!
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 Happy birthday Mr. Peat. Long may you continue to do what you love and may it continue to bring you happiness and joy just as watching you do it brings so many of us happiness and joy!
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 fuck yeah. was so close to downloading itunes just to buy this movie. thanks PB for holding me over til the DVD is available
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 Great film about a true legend,got me so stocked to ride today,luckily I'm in Andorra so got the first lift up the mountain and got to follow Cedric gracia down a trail.what a day! Will definitely be buying this film.
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 Best quote in the movie from Palmer : there`s no f*cking drug that get you a high like that ! This is all about downhill in the end Wink Awesome movie, total respect for Peaty!
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 Saw this at the premier, and at the outdoor film festival. And still had to watch it again now. I ride bikes because I was inspired watching Peaty on the tv. World champs 2002.
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 First film since Forrest Gump that's made me eyes water. Steve. You and JMC inspired me to ride. Hill added to that. Thankyou so much. Ride hard and ride fun. Never give up.
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 Peaty thanks for sharing this. It was a emotional sunday night for me. Really wish you the best and have a great birthday. It's 40 now and I wish see you riding until 50 haha =D
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 always just reading and watching here, but now I HAD to make an account to write:

HAPPY 40th PEATY!!

What a career and what a guy! Keep ripping!
Great Movie too, defnitly gonna download as well!
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 Gutted, saw the link to this at work today, got home to watch it and I am too late Frown I don't want to be forced into getting I tunes just for this, but I can't wait till summer for the DVD.
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 siiiick, gonna have to watch this later
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 I became interested downhill scene when Sam Hill rips. I'm addicted of news about the MTB scene. It's super cool to see what happend back then and refresh some history.
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 Happy Birthday Peat! thanks for the dedication that you have showed us, that's inspiration for life and of course for riding! cheers!!
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 Beautiful, touching, amazing. PEATY FTW !
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 Anyone having problems with the video? can only watch half then it stops! Need to watch it all haha, feel obliged to now, such a legend peaty, a true hero and inspiration!
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 This is the greatest thing to ever happen on here, cheers Pinkbike, you are top banana!
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 63 : 06 Any1 noticed broken chain ? O_O
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 If you read this Mr. Peat, Thank you. It's not just the younger kids you've inspired. And at 40, that's damn young on my clock.
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 I have literally watched 2 and a half minutes and already I have goosebumps, what an amazing day that was Smile
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 AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Watching this really brings back fond memories watching Steve's win. I'm so glad I was able to witness history. Amazing film!
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 Wow! How many people can go out from their home in the morning for work wearing like that and just ride their bike? Truly a Legend.
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 im 38 still racing but i have to say Steve Peat is huge pinnacle stone in the history of Downhill !! i hope i see him until i got to my 50 Wink
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 The most inspiring film I have ever watched and probably will be, such a great film!!
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 PEATY is a legend. Great rider, great ambassador for the sport!
here is to 40 more Steve! from all of us, thanks for being the greatest.
(on a side note, Palmer is a prick).
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 Epic...ambition is what makes us humans.
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 This was even more fu..ing amazing than I could 'ever' imagine!!!!!!! Peaty is MTB an a true legend for life! God dam this was great!!!!! An happy b day u dog!!!! CHEERS
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 I like to add these one day videos to favourites to recommend about them when I watch my favourites video. And it is impossible to remove them without password Big Grin
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 this film just blew my mind comes up a real legend long live peaty he may not be the king of the sport wining all of the world cups, but he is defiantly the god of it
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 I didn't read all the comments, but ill probly say the same of all of the above. Thanks Steve, Live long and you are a fucking legend. Cheers to you!
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 watching Steve Peat win the world championship, makes every tough guy mtb bikers cry
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 Absolutely brilliant, this man now and when I was a young boy was my idol well done peaty Excellent film and nice tribute to the world of DH PEATY YOUR A LEGEND!
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 WOW That was one of the best videos I have seen so far! Steve will go down in history as one of the best riders in the downhill racing! GO ON STEVE!
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 This makes me feel old. "Back in the day" was when I started. "I had that helmet, those gloves, those shoes... Am I that old?" Guess so.. Haha
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 Super excited to watch this! been waiting a long time.. now if everyone else would stop trying to watch it, so I could watch more then a minute of it before buffering for 5..
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 If there's any MTB and inspirational film to get people into such a great sport and to better yourself as a person its this one. Steve Peat what an amazing bloke!!!
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 Absolutely overwhelming!

If this is somehow not the definite version, correct the word "wife" in the credits. It says "wide".
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 Wow I'd forgot how long I'd been watching world cups. Cant remember half the runs but always remember Peaty's. Thanks Clay and Pinkbike for sharing and Happy Birthday PEATY!
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 Steve Peat's World Champion Jersey was sewn with the hopes and dreams of every one of his fans.

This is hands down one of the greatest movie/documentaries I've ever seen.
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 I am half an hour along and this is excellent but what's with all the snap zooms during the interviews?
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 watched this last week, brilliant film Big Grin
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 Got an exam in 10 minutes but can't stop watching this so good almost finished
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 what a fantastic story and film about this man Steve Pete truly an inspiration to us all .
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 Superb film ,brings back memories of racing in Beddgelert for me. Happy birthday.
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 Steve you are a legend!
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 Shaun Palmer is a douche.
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 It'd be awesome if Nico had knocked him on his ass....after kicking It so many times
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 Unbelievable film. Even though I knew the results I've never wanted someone to win so badly! Happy Birthday fella
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 This guy's been racing world cups for as many years as I've been alive.
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 Happy Birthday Peaty! You are a true Legend! We love you!
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 Happy Bd Peaty! Thnx for the Vid PB Smile ...Awesome footage
with history lesson for free. Cheer's mate.
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 Super inspirational, his dedication is impeccable. Thanks for the viewing pinkbike
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 Thank you Steve for sharing your life with us. Amazing story!
P.S: Happy Birthday Big Grin
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 After watching it twice, still cant believe it, what a dedicated person, all around great guy. CHEERS PEATY !!!!!
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 Why do the whole 28 min need to load for me to skip to 28 min.. This "bug" must take loads of bandwidth for PB..
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 This makes me look at peaty in a different way!
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 What a legend! Still inspires me to get out and ride
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 a true legend and an inspiration to all still hoping he will get some more top 10s in the wc maybe even a win
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 Thank you steve peat and thank you pinkbike! Great man, great film.
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 A true Legend followed him for so many years, Im an emotional roller coaster after the film....
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 What a great video for a superb rider! And a lesson of downhill history - so much great footage from the older days....
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 happy birthday sir. thank you for everything. and thanks pinkbike for this movie
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 Cant wait to watch this - how long is it? Just so I know how long to skive for :-)
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 This was the most inspiring movie ever !!
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 Shawshank Redemption was slightly better
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 thankyou for this film, I cried, I laughed, I learnt stuff and then I cried some more
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 Happy birthday Peaty! Best downhill movie!
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 that was amazing had me tears twice brought back some awesome memorys steve is a legend
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 happy bday, sir!
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 A great movie highlighting why Peaty is one of the top role models in sport - work hard, play hard, live life to the full.
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 Happy Birthday Peaty! Words get thrown around a lot but truly a legend and inspirational chap! Keep racing!
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 Happy Birthday Peaty, keep spreading the fun of riding. nice work all involved.
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 WOW what a film, thanks for making our sport what it is today and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY Steve peat .
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 Gr8 movie !! Was waiting for one like that for sooo long !
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 Gracias a pinkbike
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 This couldn't of come at a better time, I'm away on a course. Jokes on you mrs rat
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 Incredible, a legend, the one and only Steve Peat. Nothing can be taken away from him !!!
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 Used way to often indeed, but the word legend absolutely applies to this man! Happy birthday!!
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 happy Bday dude !!! Let"s go for an other 21 years !!! Long life to Peaty Smile
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 Thanks to Peaty, the guys that made the film and pinkbike Smile Absolute quality!
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 Most inspirational movie ever. Not just in the biking industry. Well worth the money. Gotta love peaty!!
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 thanks for sharing your life with the world !! proper film as the brits say!!
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 plus 1 if you cried too... inspiration for us brits doesn't come close
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 Amazing film. cheers SP. Inspiration to generations, thanks mate.
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 My Hero !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Just watched it... Buying the Blu Ray when it comes out!!
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 Loved every second of it!!! What a true living L-E-G-E-N-D!!!!!!!!
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 no one compares to Steve peat.
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 This is an essential movie for anyone who rides a bycicle.
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 He is the DH King! Hope to meet him some day.
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 That was brilliant , what a legend !
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 Anyone knows the title of a song at 100:00? Smile
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 A great video, the bit abit Jason made it for me.
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 This was an actually moving movie. will definatley be buying it on itunes
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 When it comes to Sir Steve Peat one word sums him up LEGEND
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 MTB is COOL !!! Let will be more people such as Steve !
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 Thank you - and Happy 40th, young man!
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 Inspired! Thanks Peaty! Cheers.
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 casi llore :´( que emocionante pelicula, la ame
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 Amazing movie. Amazing rider !
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 Thanks PEATY! You da MAN!
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 Thank you Peaty... this movie was awesome!
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 That was an absolutely beautiful piece of work, long ride the king!!
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 Great film! Happy Birthday Peaty! Ride on!!!!!!!
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 Happy Birthday Peaty!!! Wicked vid, thanks for the inspiration!
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 Happy Birthday Peaty may God bless you more...
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 Endless love for the big dog
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 I'm 40 tomorrow and this made it all okay. Happy birthday.
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 watching them bikes and riders develope is just eyecandy!
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 As stated before,thanks PB for this. Awesome!
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 Steve is the all time best ! no question
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 "Thank you Peat"
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 thanks pinkbike...and thanks peaty
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 OH much thanks for the film! Happy Birthday Steve!
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 awesome, truly inspiring!!
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 Thank you Steve Peat and happy birthday!
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 I know what I'm doing tonight...
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 By the way - Happy Birthday Peaty!
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 happy birthday
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 who edited these interviews! It's like watching Bourne.
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 f*cking best movie ever
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 Sweet! What an awesome birthday gift. Thank you PinkBike!!!
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 Happy birthday PEATY!! Absolute LEGEND!
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 god bless online premieres!
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 Happy Birthday Peaty! Superb film.
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 one of the greatest athlete of all time!
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 WHAT AN ABSOLUTE LEGEND!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND KEEP RIDING!!
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 touching, passionate, thanks, Steve !!
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 Awesomely Watching Peaty...Heppi Beshday bigman...go get wasted....
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 Thanks peaty and pinkbike. I really enjoyed that
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 How come Nigel Page was bald in the 90's
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 Plus 1's for everyone. This film was rad.
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 nothing much to say than THANK YOU STEVE PEAT !
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 What can I say? absolute LEGEND!!! Best movie I ever seen.
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 Thoroughly "meh"!
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 What a LEGEND!!! AMAZING Movie!!!
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 Happy birthday Peety! Your a legend!
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 What and inspiration as he always been! Keep it up Sir and happy birthday!
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 woow awesome movie ! dude im like out of words !
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 wow, I knew what was going to happen and it still brings a tear to my eye
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 Maaan, this guy is into DH as long as I am living! :-O

Happy Birthday!
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 Great movie! Inspiring! Ive always liked peaty. Thanks pink bike!
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 Just want to cry after watching that
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 nothing comes close to this incredible film.
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 Happy birthday steve peat , keep riding , keep on lovin it !!!£
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 I have goose bumps! amazing, such a ledgend!!!!
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 Two hours of my life I will never forget. Thank your Steve for the great story that is your life. Truly inspiring, and fucking amazing!
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 Amazing absolute living legend ! Never stop riding !
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 That was B rilliant, I was caught out by emotion.
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 This was so good! A true legend of MTB and an inspiration to all. Smile
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 Absolute legend and a nice guy too,
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 Awesome work.
Peaty rocks \m/
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 I didnt like the way they used the word truck not lorry.
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 That's was an amazing film , Steve Peat is a Legend and is a perfect idol
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 Also, please provide Google Play link for download.
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 Thank you pinkbike!
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 Happy birthday Steve
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 Thanks a lot mr Peaty!
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 What a great document!
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 Happy Birthday, Steve.
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 Brilliant! Legend!
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 Happy Birthday Peaty!
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 Absolute LEGEND!!!
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 I love you steve peat!
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 absolute legend !
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 Epic, that is all.
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 well there goes me meeting my coursework deadline
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