Video: Fionn Griffiths 2013 (removed)

Jan 1, 2009
by Hiram Stelzig  
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Fionn Griffiths



159 Comments

  • + 107
 So awesome to see Missy Giove back on the bike! One of the fastest woman in the world on a mtb in her era and winner of countless races. One of the biggest personalities ever in our sport with lots of character. She's been down some bumpy trails but so good to see her shredding the mountain. Right on!!
  • + 9
 man I Miss MIssy!!!
  • + 18
 Missy's so gangster Smile
  • + 12
 I hate it when my bars can't see
  • + 45
 I miss old mtbers , Shaun palmer (know for being crazy and aggressive , rob Warner (known for being an absolute legend and a crazy one ) and missy (known for smuggling drugs .
Today , Aaron gwin , the most controversial thing he's done is leaving trek ! WTF !!!
  • + 20
 Lol....385 pounds of weed....
  • + 5
 Cool to see her ripping the old Foes Mono, cool bike that
  • + 5
 I honestly thought she was in jail! Love missy! Would always race as her in downhill domination!
  • + 16
 We should demand that Pinkbike put Chainsmoke up as the next old school video. Missy, Palmer, Tinker, hell even Cadel Evans!
  • + 0
 She has been on the bike for a while that I know of. People will see her from time to time riding. She is a blast to hang out with. That dog at the end is hers and her significant others.
  • + 3
 I remember Missy from downhill domination from i don't even know how many years ago.
  • + 3
 Welcome back Missy!! Glad to see you shredding again.
  • + 8
 @bretttippie - Missy back riding on video is awesome enough to get Tippie posting in the comments Smile
  • + 5
 @mnorris. I bet it was some bombass chronic. Missy only knows awesome
  • + 4
 The Missile is back! Smile
  • + 23
 I'll never forget watching Missy go down at the kamikazee and get up and finish. She and Tomac where my idols back in the day. Hopefully this is a sign that all that B.S. is behind her and she can carry on.
  • + 19
 Missy brought back on an Undead would be fitting. Get her a bike Evil !!!
  • + 4
 The only other bike would be a Phoenix.
  • + 13
 Whaaaaat? Video featuring Missy and no interview?
Please tell me there's on in the pipeline.
And not cos I wanna hear about the bad times, I'd really like to know if she's planning on riding pro again.
  • + 12
 the missile has been released! wonder where that pirahna is these days. more missy would work.
  • + 1
 I saw something dangling from what looked like a key-chain in one shot...dunno if that was it, though - she's still friggin' fast!
  • + 9
 Its cool to see missy riding again, but also nice to see an ex wc racer on a dh bike. You normally only seem to see them on all mountain bike and they havent ridden a dh bike in a decade
  • + 12
 I feel high just from watching that trippy video.
  • + 4
 Don't feel bad...I was already a bit high when I pressed play. I'm feeling real twisted now! Wink
  • + 7
 holly shit If I were some big ass bike company I would hire Missy just to hang around and smoke tons of pot and be in bike videos! She's such a legend and smugling 400 pounds of weed and making 2 million $ proves she's still got it! Get back on that bike and show the world how it's done the old school way, pot missile!!!
  • + 10
 Missy is back ?! She is a true Legend and and she has Bigger Balls than most of us Dudes
  • + 4
 sad but true.
  • + 10
 Holy shit, the Missile lives!
  • + 5
 Jeezus, who cares how old her Foes is?! She's back on a bike and that is all that matters. Go back further from the Volvo Cannondale years to the Yeti team when John Parker first picked her up. She went out there and she shredded it, she is a trail blazing pioneer, she was the first high profile female downhill rider with a balls out attitude, she's paved the way for every single female downhill rider today and has given so much back into the sport.

In my world she's the ultimate mountain bike icon.
  • + 4
 Missy and Fionn came out to the South East a few months ago and raced in one of our grass roots races. IT was so cool seeing both of them. Missy was still riding her last WC bike with her name on it. She registered as "Mary Jane" !! haha
  • + 2
 She still has her sense of humor. Rad!
  • + 4
 Hey everybody...Missy is a legend for sure...but let's not forget that the video is mainly about Fionn coming back from an injury, on a new bike, and she is killing it! She podium'd at the British DH Series and she's fully self supported so let's give her some props!! Fionn emailed me in mid February about shooting this video in Roanoke Va. and I was stunned!! it really was an honor to have her and Missy come out and shred the legit trails that we are fortunate to have. They are both awesome riders and great people and we look forward to seeing them back here again. If you are interested in riding Roanoke Va...please let me know!
  • + 6
 Someone please give Missy a new bike and get her back in the WC. (Or in he box with Warner)
  • + 1
 That bike is fine and she could most likely blast past you easily. Forget WC, just like Palmer, Nico and others who tried to return, been too many years away from racing.
  • + 4
 Yeah these are my local trails! I knew Fionn was in town but missed the party out at the cove. good to see they got it all on film!
  • + 3
 Unfortunately Fionn is being a little overshadowed by the surpise return of Missy (great to see her return) but she was killin' it nicely too!
  • + 7
 Missy!
  • + 3
 Not really prison... Read link bellow.
Great to see her shredding again, I go way back to my MTB debut in 1992!
www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ex-bike-champ-avoids-prison-in-pot-bust-2284283.php
  • + 0
 Just as long as she stays away from it and keeps with the bikes instead.
  • + 5
 Dude was sitting on $2 million AND 350lbs! Someone needs to learn better money managment while selling dope.
  • + 1
 Went to jr high and 2 years of high school with Missy. We used to ride dirt bikes back in the day, she'd double anything we tried on a motorcycle! We'd get pissed off and try to sabotage her by armor all-ing her seat/grips/pegs and other goofy kid pranks, all to no effect, she'd still stomp the shit out of us on the bike.
  • + 4
 Really takes a special kind of girl to ride downhill MTB as well as they do. Respect!
  • + 3
 Yup and her with Monkey as the mechanic was one sweet duo
  • + 2
 Whoa! Talk about falling off the radar! Missy was RAD! When I was a young teen, I always wanted to be fast like Giove. It's weird not seeing her with the dreads... or some dead animal hanging from her neck, for that matter.
  • + 3
 C mon no one talks about the piranha arround her neck?? I use to have one as well mixed with purple pulleys wheels ... That more important that the weed stuff....
  • + 2
 You would think Brent Foes would hook Missy "The Missel " with a up to date Foes bike, poor girl is riding a dinasour bike .That Evil bike looks sick to bad their customer service Sucks or I would of bought one by now .
  • + 2
 If Brent gave her a bike and made a video it would create more publicity for Foes than when they... ummm... the time that they... See, I can't remember footage of someone on a Foes. Put Missy on a new one and pan at camera at her as she rides past a few times. It'll get more hits than Ali took from Foreman.
  • + 1
 That dinosaur is legend , and will give most new bikes a run for their money .
  • + 1
 I remember Missy coming down to eye a gap jump at Snowshoe mtn. to see if she could make it, even though her rear rim had a horrible crack in it. She pushed up and nailed it perfectly. Here is the gap-> www.pinkbike.com/photo/1523687
  • + 1
 Great to see her back. Hey, we all make mistakes, some bigger than others. Hopefully she's put all that behind her like a bad crash and keeps riding in a positive direction. The racers and the bikes today are simply awesome but there's something magical about the scene with the pioneers of the sport back in the day. They were exciting times for MTBiking. Like the music scene of the 60s, a real revolution. Unfortunately, the rock 'n' roll lifestyle doesn't always work out so good. Good luck on your life trails, Missy. We're rooting for you!
  • + 4
 Legend from the past - good to see people getting on & riding! So many riders on EVIL!!!
  • + 5
 So stoked to see Missy riding again....
  • + 3
 Missy rocking the ole school bike ghetto cool an Fi on the new Undead, cool and weird era mix in one, good work!
  • + 1
 Can someone explain how a video with Missy Giove is put on PB, the first in probably a decade, and she's barely in it! No talking, hardly saw her face, you can't mention a legend and then not really show her!
  • + 1
 very cool to see them shredding my home trails! a lot of work has been put into them, really bummed I missed them that day. Rode with missy sat snowshoe, she still rips! very cool to see her riding again.
  • + 3
 wow, fionn and the missile, two of the raddest to have ever raced dh. call me next time, i'll drive shuttle!!!
  • + 3
 Did I just watch the sequel of the blair witch project? (Cam was too steady tho, haha)
...pure evil.
  • + 1
 Awesome to see Missy riding again. She got in with the wrong crowd and deserves a second chance. I used to love watching her race back in the day. I would love to see her do some world cup races again.
  • + 4
 Another good GB lass, the win or die trying Fionn!
  • + 1
 Totally checkers or wreckers style from her. Always like watching her race runs as she just lets it hang.
  • + 3
 Missy has massive balls like the German above said.
  • + 3
 Miss me some Missy and her fish.
  • + 3
 yeah!!! it´s so nice to see missy on a bike shreeding the woods! Smile
  • + 3
 Good to see Missy back on a bike!
  • + 3
 sick riding Fionn. Good luck for the season.
  • + 1
 Whattttt? Had to blink and read again to make sure that was right. Hadn't heard a peep about Missy Giove since the drugs bust, what a badass
  • + 3
 Is she still a drug dealer ??
  • + 2
 So what exactly is Missy's history? From the little that i know, it happened before i got into biking.
  • + 8
 She's one of the pioneer DH racers from the early days of the Cannondale Factory DH Team, and a collaborator with Foes, & Intense DH programs.
Her go for it style was legendary, and she was ahead of her time. She rode moto for training, wore baggy clothes and jerseys and was nicknamed the missile for being so fast. She came out of retirement in the mid 2000's to race a national DH and was the only female to hit the big drop on the "expert" line. She's up there with the best.
  • + 0
 Meh Cannondale.... Yeti FTW (obscure pun not really intended...)!
  • + 2
 Saw her race @ the Snoqualmie WC back in the late-90's and was blown away by her checkers-or-wreckers style. Unfortunately, it was wreckers on that day - fortunately, I was BEHIND the tree that her bike wound up smashing into. IIRC, she bounced right back up and got on with it. When she held it together, she was nearly unstoppable...aside from Anne-Caroline Chausson. There's another name for you young'uns to look up. Smile
  • + 1
 Haha, luckily Dirt mag ran a feature on Chausson, *Rummages through piles of accumulated biking magazines*
  • + 3
 She beat a fair amount of the pro men on a regular basis. So much that they debated having her race in the men's category altogether at one point. She was the Eddy Merckx of women's dh...period.
  • + 1
 Sounds like a set up, never trust the dea when trying to sell/buy. Free Marc Emery, buy hemp clothing, grow your own,bake your own, Ja!
  • + 1
 so.... what did she think of it? fkn sick i bet, cause this looks like my next bike!
  • + 1
 They're local to Seattle and Kevin, the owner, brings some to the local races and lift resorts for demos from time-to-time. Most that ride one tend to want one soon after. I'm afraid to try one for that very reason!!
  • + 2
 cool to see missy riding again .
  • + 1
 Fionn needs to sort her diet out. No wonder she lacks form and consistency.
  • + 1
 I was going to say this. Fionn is over weight, harsh as that might sound but the WC is not what it once was, you need to be at the top of your game and not just be able to ride a bike. Her fitness can't be as high as other girls, she has love handles, she needs to get a trainer if she wants to stand a chance! Atherton is walking away at the moment, and it's going to be a lot down to her intense gym training sessions.
  • + 2
 long live the MISSILE !!!
  • + 3
 Missy's back! Awesome :p
  • + 2
 She's out....thougt she got caught with weed???
  • + 1
 Who? What? Explain please.
  • + 3
 She was busted for trafficking weed. Went to jail.
  • + 4
 She got 6 months home detention, never went to prison... (Plus we were only talking almost 500 pounds of weed, minor stuff...lol)
  • + 1
 She got caught back in the day for smuggling weed across the border... or something along those lines, correct me if Im wrong
  • + 1
 it's amazing how much better quality HD videos are when not played on youtube!
  • + 2
 just missing jodie foster in that video
  • + 1
 It was bad to see Missy as a drug dealer but this is life. Choises are made... but she is back!
  • - 3
 sorry i do not know this story can you explain....
  • + 1
 So lame. This country is a joke when it comes to the failed drug war. I wish she had gotten away with it.
  • + 1
 Agreed. Weed is in an entirely different realm when compared to other illegal drugs, and far safer than many legal drugs... not hard to figure out if you listen to the side effects on the commercials. Problem is, it's too hard to tax and poses a serious threat to industries like textiles and yes, pharmaceuticals.
  • + 7
 Given the number of US states now moving to legalize it, it'd be nice if the executive branch would get around to removing it from the list of schedule offence drugs and put it into the hands of the states to regulate.
  • + 0
 i do not smoke so what they do with the law does not directly effect me, but if they did legalize it, the sates could bring in a lot of tax revenue from it. (tax it like they do with tobacco)
  • + 11
 The tobacco lobby is one of the groups who keep congress from legalizing/decriminalizing it across the USA... who the hell would smoke tobacco any longer if marijuana was legal nationwide. Hell had it been made legal ages ago, it could have saved twinkies from extinction in the USA.
  • + 5
 Deeeight_ It's only legal in Colorado and Washington state. I live in mass where it was approved for "medical use." One regulation says you need $500,000 in escrow just to open a dispensory! Sounds like the "commonwealth" only wants big wigs to be invovled and make money while the average joe who grows a killer kush is stuck working for peanuts because he can't get approved for the escrow.
  • + 6
 Yup ^. All this drug war nonsense has nothing to do with health or safety but everything to do with money and power.
  • + 4
 We've had "medical" pot in Canada for nearly a decade but our moronic conservative government, just announced legislation that'd make it illegal for medical permit holders to grow their own, and force distribution thru the mail of all things because pharmacists have said they don't want to be dispensing / storing the stuff. They're already a target for criminals for the other drugs they stockpile.
  • + 3
 "...saved Twinkies from extinction in the USA." Funny stuff, deeeight.
  • + 1
 wow i was just looking down the column of props and someone has a finger that's very negative. Razz
  • + 1
 Still laughing about twinkies....kind of miss twinkies.
  • + 2
 Why do you miss twinkies? We still have them in Canada.
  • + 3
 Holy shit, did I read that Wiki page right? 384 LBS of Marijuana??? That's nearly a weeks worth.
  • + 1
 That's funny... I bet Fionn's Evil is 15lbs lighter than that old Foes! Would still have the foes though Wink
  • + 1
 Its O-L-D,(but a testament to FOES ;-) ) someone get her on a modern Bike Already!?
  • + 1
 Good to see missy. I had the pleasure of meeting her at bike 98 at the jmc foundation table
  • + 2
 I remember Missy. Man I'm old. I'm so fucking old.
  • + 1
 More Missy please. Awesome to see her back on a bike. Here's to redemption.
  • - 1
 Thank you. That is the Missy I remember. Love the old-school DS tracks - bunt and flag a grass slope and let 'em rip.
  • + 2
 More Missy!
  • + 1
 Pinkbike please get an interview with Missy, she is such a legend
  • + 1
 Sweeeet!! Roll another fat one;-)
  • + 1
 Looks like they would also make great middle line backers.
  • - 1
 Wait, where is this trail at? Roanoke VA? I live in Northern VA....does anyone know the name of this trail? I so wanna ride it!
  • + 2
 Yeah Fionn!
  • + 0
 Missy riding the older Foes with one of the first gen Manitou inverted forks.
  • + 1
 Thats a foes fork. Saw it in person this winter in TN.
  • + 1
 That was very strange... but good
  • + 1
 Missy,you're rocking the long hair. SEXY!!!!
  • - 1
 sorry griffiths you were 100% filler till we got a glimpse of the missile! made my morning.. shifty marketing idea by someone..well done
  • + 1
 wooohooo nice to see Missy again!
  • + 1
 bout 10 years. Still cool as F$%k though. A retro classic in the making.
  • + 0
 Are those Shivers or Dorado's on Missy's bike? Or some other inverted fork I am unaware of?
  • + 7
 Vintage Foes XTD fork
  • + 1
 Yeah that Foes bike is rad
  • + 1
 Have to say that foes looks ancient. I'm going to be honest I have no idea who those girls are. Im sure ill get neg propped to death but ill do some research on this missy gal and her ancient bike
  • + 6
 Okay immediately did the research! She is awesome supporter of one my ol time favorite cartoon's, helping young guns in the sport and an advocate for all things Humboldt!!
  • + 3
 In the 90's The Missile dominated. She had a ton of NORBA and World Cup wins.
  • + 1
 Yup, research it. You are not old enough to remember her.
  • + 3
 @DARKSTAR63 - Not sure if you are talking to me, but I sure do remember her. I wasn't following her in my early days, but I remember reading all about her in my mountain biking magazines when she was on the Cannondale team. I remember I watched some video of her racing when she had the craziest hair and always followed her after that...

She just attacked the hill in such a fearless way.

Characters like her and Tinker Jaurez were the people that caused me to fall in love with the sport when I was a young teenager.
  • + 1
 Not you, RLogan, he replied before my post went up, haha
  • + 1
 No worries, I was just like WHAT?! don't tell me I don't remember her. Who could forget her...lol
  • + 1
 crap. i'm old! got a pic w/her when she won worlds in vail.
  • + 1
 I'm 22. Haro, GT, Redline, Elf, and Specialized were what I remember as a kid. I didn't own an MTB or even know what it was till 2005 or so haha. I grew up racing BMX like most of us I assume. Now bmx seems so ridiculous jk. Cant forget your roots. Anyways she definitely is a shredder!
  • + 3
 Hey, fullbug, it ain't so bad, bra. Age with grace and never grow up.
  • + 1
 Awsome riding!
  • + 0
 Good to see missy doing what she does best!
  • + 0
 Still rockin the old foes from 03 nice!
  • + 1
 I love missy
  • + 0
 Seja bem vinda, sou seu fã de longa data!
  • + 0
 missy's outta jail? thought she was in there forever
  • + 0
 She avoided it... pleaded guilty.
  • + 1
 Those chicks rip!
  • + 0
 Missy should start her own company 'erb bikes'.
  • + 1
 missy the missle
  • + 1
 Missy is GangStar
  • + 1
 sick
  • + 1
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