Video: Matt Damon on Leno - Mountain Biking Crash

Jan 17, 2014
by Tyler Maine  

126 Comments

  • + 93
 Matt Damon!
  • + 54
 America f**k yaaaa!
  • + 63
 "Matt Damon!"
-Matt Damon
  • + 19
 Yeah, you can't say his name properly after seeing that movie lol
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flag Creegz (Jan 17, 2014 at 10:23) (Below Threshold)
 I can.
  • + 16
 He's probably not used to having to do his own stunts. In the past, he just told his stunt double to go mountain biking for him.
  • + 4
 Good Will Hunting best film ive ever watched
  • + 13
 I bet he rocks a 29er..........looks like the type.
  • + 18
 @antmav: naw, a 29er would've rolled over a little rock Smile
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flag antmav (Jan 17, 2014 at 20:44) (Below Threshold)
 @ Chainbreaker. I s till think he rocks a 29er.......you think in this day and age that someone can go into a bike shop and buy a 26er??????????? Baaaaaahahahahahaha When I head into shops now, I don't ever look at complete bikes, 99.99999999999% 650's or 29ers. I think a salesman would be fired on the spot if they didn't put someone with cash on a 29er.

On a side not, I wonder if Damon's riding partner asked him while he was rolling on the ground in pain " How do you like them apples"?
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flag SithBike (Jan 17, 2014 at 23:53) (Below Threshold)
 @antmav, if you were rolling on the ground in pain and someone came up to you and asked, "how do you like them apples". I'm thinking they have their balls in your face.
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flag albrow22 (Jan 18, 2014 at 5:15) (Below Threshold)
 pussy!!!!!!!!!
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 The line was from the movie "Good Will Hunting"...............that was Matt Damon's classic line. You guys gotta get out more.

Here's the vid: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O4Ag4L2yQc
  • + 0
 Antmav, you are right. I thought the reference in the movie was just referring to Minnie Driver's b**bs. But now I know "apples" can mean anything, including a beating. I had to look it up. My bad.
  • + 59
 Jason Bourne would have found a used newspaper, folded it up, and crushed those rocks into gravel and brushed them out of his way before crashing... Too bad Matt Damon couldn't pull that off.
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flag dbox123 (Jan 17, 2014 at 10:19) (Below Threshold)
 I havent even watched this video so I may be missing something but does anyone care that Matt Damon crashed his bike!!! The guy is a good actor and the Bourne films are good (Books are better) but why do we have a story about a celeb falling off his bike?
  • + 33
 Because he is a celebrity that rides and we clamor for every bit of attention we get can get as mtnbikers, i guess. I don't know. i don't get it either.
  • + 15
 One does not simply injure Jason Bourne.
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flag bigburd (Jan 17, 2014 at 10:36) (Below Threshold)
 " the guys a good actor " Must of missed that film
  • + 4
 @Bigburd, The guy is worth $65millon, shit actors dont get paid that kind of money, next time you go to the video store look up the films you have missed: Saving Private Ryan, Invictus, The Departed, the Bourne films, there worth a look.

Also with refernce to my comment above I have nothing against Matt Damon, he seems like down to earth guy who is very successful in the carrer he has chosen, good luck to him. I just dont get that why on a mountin biking website this is news, I'm sure that many celebs in their private lives do things that we all do but we dont need to know about every detail of thier lifes because the majority of us dont care.
  • + 8
 Whether or not you like certain famous peoples or not. It is great when they talk about our sport. It gives the support great publicity! The more popular the sport becomes, the more trails, and trail workers there become! I love it whenever I hear a celeb talk about our sport! People love to do what famous people do.
  • + 5
 HOLY SHIT Matt Damon said "Mountain BIking" Biggest news article of the year
  • - 3
 I would pay almost any price to see that turtle head crash OTB and bust hit ass on the trail.
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flag bryantaber (Jan 17, 2014 at 12:12) (Below Threshold)
 I would have rather seen George W. Bush go OTB and bust his lip open back in 04. The secret service had to scrape dirt and pebbles out of his knees , elbows and chin.
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flag panzer103 (Jan 17, 2014 at 14:03) (Below Threshold)
 I would rather see Hussein go over the bars. But since hes a brotha i would settle to see him crunk his lay up. Anyone remember him throwing the first pitch a few years ago, lol. Talk about zero sports skills with his "dad jeans"
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flag thepwnstar39 (Jan 17, 2014 at 17:50) (Below Threshold)
 Not only does this get us coverage, but it gives us a picture of what KIND of coverage the average American is getting about the MTB world. I think it's good that they show us so we can thumbs up or thumbs down as far as whether it's good for our sport or whether the coverage is a bad influence!
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flag Jimmy0 (Jan 18, 2014 at 19:15) (Below Threshold)
 i wouldn't say this is coverage. Just because someone said they ride doesn't mean that people watching the show know what downhill or dirtjumping is. THis whole thing is dumb
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flag dbox123 (Jan 19, 2014 at 6:03) (Below Threshold)
 I love how I have -20 for my comment above and then the comment below where the guy agrees with the point I made has +30. WTF?
  • + 16
 Speaking of celebs who ride. Orlando Bloom is apparently pretty hardcore mtb rider. He does a gnarly shuttle from time time here in the LA area. No idea how fast he is but it takes above decent skills just to ride some of the trails.
  • + 39
 He rides a Carbon Nomad and a Miranda Kerr. Wink
  • + 5
 A band member of Rage Against the Machine is also a mountain biker.
  • + 2
 One of the guys from Skid Row (who's name eludes me right now) used to (and probably still does) rip it up with Dave Cullinan back in the day...
  • + 3
 Yup Tim- the bassist from the best band ever
  • + 1
 Actually, now that I've had time to think, it was actually Duff McKagan from Guns & Roses... (Where the hell did I get Skid Row from???) lol
  • + 1
 Ozzy Ozborne rides too!
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 He also raced motocross for awhile also
  • + 2
 Tim from ratm had a cover photo on MBUK and quite a long section in the magazine about 4 years ago, from what I remember he took it pretty seriously
  • + 1
 Ozzy made many great songs. Skid Row - one listenable song. Guns… some good ones and that Dead Boys cover rules!
  • + 2
 Ridden with Tim once because I ride with his father n law. BAD ASS! Mad Skills!
  • + 18
 Reminds me of Ben Stiller describing his first night ride to Jay Leno: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsHMnjIk-o8
  • + 6
 Haha! Cheesy, but "Look whatever happens, dont fight the mountain".
  • + 1
 Now that was funny... Thanks for sharing, Courtneywylie.
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 No brunch!
  • + 14
 I want to see this guy join Pinkbike!!!
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 How do you know he did not?
  • + 2
 Wouldn't it be cool, eh?
  • + 0
 Oh wow Matt, is it really you??? Can I have your autograph? Pffffft.....
  • + 10
 There is always a few celebs that ride you wouldn't think would. Former President George W Bush Jr is an avid mountain biker in Texas. Kramer from Seinfeld was a huge mtber. I remember when Dean Cain (Superman TV show) was on Leno. He was wearing a Bontrager T-shirt. This was BEFORE Trek bought them. I rode on a regular basis with the dudes from the band Chevelle before they became popular and moved to LA and bought Dodge Vipers. Robin Williams is a big time roadie.

It'd be cool to get these celebs out there to lobby for more bike access. Bike lanes, bike parks and open lands become easier when you have a popular group in the movement. I'd love to ride to work on a cool route to work, but I don't. I can go from road, to bike trails, to mtb trails, back to the road. 15 miles. I don't cuz there is a good chance I'd end up as a hood ornament with the Dip S#!*$ on the local shoulderless roads in my area. Sorry for the lasp into a political type tone, too much snow and ice too early this year. Stupid indoor trainer has me thinking too much..
  • + 2
 Saying GB is an avid mtn biker is being pretty generous. He used to ride dirt roads on his ranch in Texas and I wouldn't call that mtn biking.
  • + 1
 Ah ok, if u say so.
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 Michael Richards who played Kramer had a green Klein hanging on his apartment. I think he insisted in showing it off. Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols talked about mountain biking in the 90's. This was when he as fit f*cker, not the fat bastard he is now (still awesome though).

I think Jennifer Lawrence bikes too. Hang on, I think I have her schedule on my stalker schedule book...
  • + 1
 GB funds a series of awesome XC trails in Maine and rides them when he comes to his vacation home.
  • + 0
 @COnovicerider there have been several threads on r/mtb (reddit) with people from Texas saying GWB is actually a pretty decent xc rider. I think he rides a Trek Superfly
  • + 1
 Don't forget Woody Harrelson. The dude is a maniac on wheels. He's also quite involved in bike advocacy. I was sad to have missed him by a few minutes on a trail I helped build. My friends filled me in later on how they rode all our normal trails in my local park. We were at the bar and they were trying to convince me. No really, you missed woody by like 10 minutes. He was tearing it up.
  • + 14
 that would be cool to randomly find matt damon while riding
  • + 13
 What would be even cooler is to randomly find Tippe or Wade on your local trails rippin' past you.
  • + 5
 not as rare though, im sure you can go to the north shore in the winter or whislter during the summer and find them riding .
  • + 13
 ^True, you can even go to mars and run into those boys. They'd say hi too. Both great dudes.
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 Ha ha That would be cool! Thanks for the props gang! Let's ride!!!
  • + 4
 Fuck he's got his hair back.. I worked on the movie Elysium , he was bald then ,btw he has a very lumpy looking looking head. On a side note he got the mumps halfway through filming and main unit production was shut for 2 weeks.
  • + 5
 So his bike hit some rocks and he just stopped while he was showing off moves to his friends?

Nah bru... He went OTB in the tech while throwin ground steez...
  • + 7
 Matt Damon was from Boston before Mark Wahlberg was from Boston.
  • + 4
 Matt Damon may be older, but he is from Cambridge, Mark Wahlberg is from Dorchester. Saying they're both from Boston gives a good geographical reference to where they're both from, but those are two very different neighborhoods.
  • + 10
 Someone takes jokes way too seriously.
  • + 2
 Haha, sorry bro. Just thought I'd shed some light. Before living there, I always thought these guys were from "Boston." But there are so many unique neighborhoods throughout the area. Guess I felt the need to share it, didn't mean to take away from the joke.
  • + 3
 And on another note, Dorchester is not the place you wanna get lost in after dark. Cambridge on the other hand is full of hipsters and yuppies.
  • + 0
 You must not have been to Dorchester lately....
  • + 6
 Mr Damon, if you are on here. Hat's off to you. Keep drawing attention to the sport!
  • + 6
 Do you like apples?
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 How you like them apples?
  • + 2
 When it comes to using celebs to promote mountain biking. I say stay home, mountain biking it's no fun at all. Can you imagine if the trail head was like the golf course. I love trying to get a tee off time. Sheesh
  • + 4
 I want to know what he rides... im sure it's nice. Bone stock off the shelf, but nice.
  • + 3
 Good Will Hunting on a mtn bike. interesting. wonder what he rides and what trails he hits. xc trails in LA, so Backbone, Sullivan, ...
  • + 5
 Get a dropper Matt!
  • + 1
 www.mapsofworld.com/usa/usa-maps/united-states-mountain-ranges-map.jpg
besides we have Matt Damon and the vast majority of those mountain ranges are all rideable during the winter
  • + 2
 Now, it is time for him to donate to IMBA. And lobby for bike access in wilderness, or on Pacific Crest trail and such.
  • + 2
 Only available to residents of the United States. BUT WHO DOESNT LIKE CANADA!
  • + 10
 I just watched it in Canada?
  • + 2
 Samesies. I use Chrome with the extension "Hola".
  • + 5
 I watched it in Canada with no special extensions... Just had to wait for 30 seconds because they couldn't find an ad for me...lol
  • - 2
 The question is: Who wants to watch Matt Damon talking about how badly he rides is bike?
  • + 5
 I find it interesting to hear how "hollywood famous" people relate to my beloved sport. Best one of all time is Ben Stiller's night ride: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsHMnjIk-o8
  • + 4
 That Ben Stiller interview is hilarious. Thanks for the link.
  • + 1
 Idk, maybe because I'm on mobile, I clicked the vid and it said only available to the us
  • + 1
 WELL....I'm Polish, and I can watch it so....I guess SOMEONE hates the REST of the world (and they can choose who the "rest" is)
  • + 1
 Props Matt, heal quick and get back out there.

Apologies to Matt Damon; we ran
out of time- his bike
  • + 2
 matt damon - spandex or baggies?
  • + 2
 baggies
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 full aero skinsuit
  • + 1
 Too bad he didn't have it on video. It would have made Pink Bike's Fail of the Month. :-)
  • + 2
 Pinkbike pleeeeease upload mobile friendly videos you can do it!!!!
  • + 2
 Why is this on PinkBike? Who the F cares.
  • + 2
 Wonder if he has a PB account?
  • + 1
 At least his crash didn't made him like the matt damon we know in team america !

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUa5oHgYV2k
  • + 1
 Collar bone is definitely a candidate for "yeah, the first bone I ever broke was my ________"
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 jAY LENO HAS A BIG FING HEAD
  • + 1
 Waste of Pinkbike space...
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flag mudmandhbrazil (Jan 17, 2014 at 12:08) (Below Threshold)
 Big waste of space. I dont open PB to see what celebrity went OTB...
  • + 12
 Look, I don't click on every story on Pinkbike; only the ones I'm interested in. If this is such a shit post just skim past it and press on.
  • - 2
 I did not know it was a non-relevent story until I clicked on it.
  • + 5
 In my opinion this more relevant news to the mtb world than a "revolutionary" new grip that now comes in blue. we like reading about bikes, and people that ride them. everyone on this site has seen a matt damon movie so that gives it some newsworthyness in our world.
  • - 1
 Oh my god thats amazing he said the words "mountain bike" thats almost a miracle
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 Negative crap comments are a waste of space.
  • - 2
 Shure you prefer wacht your favorite soap opera than ride yoir bikes and after the sopa opera you go wacht your favorite celebrity program
  • + 2
 yeh Damon!
  • + 1
 Why can't I help but assume he was on an Ellsworth? But cool story, bro.
  • + 1
 I'm thinking Turner
  • + 0
 For a minute there, I thought i went to Tmz... I trully had to check if I was on a mtb site!!!!
  • + 1
 If only he had a GoPro
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 3 or 4 weeks and he still in a sling??? seriously.... my sling didnt make it out of the hospital door. Back on the track after 2 weeks. jeees what a poof.
  • + 1
 Awesome!
  • + 1
 Fat Damon
  • + 0
 I heard specialized is picking up matt damon for the 2016 season
  • + 0
 Jimmy crack corn and _ ____ ____!
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 entertainment weekly, can't wait for the next boring installment
  • + 0
 Jason Bourne fail Frown
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 Matt Demo 8
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 Really?
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