Video: Life Behind Bars - Episode 11

Sep 18, 2012
by Scott Secco  

80 Comments

  • 92 4
 Protour, dont comment
  • 6 0
 Ha ha, good one. this guys in the contest all have big big balls and lots of talent. Sorry about Brandon
  • 15 0
 hes not here so Ill summarize what he would say "this is bs hes a horrible rider! ive never ridden a bike but I know everything and like to type huge long essays about global warming and brits being depressed!" I think I nailed it?
  • 1 0
 brilliantly timed... so funny gouty...
  • 3 4
 @1049... dat asss...
  • 4 1
 @Bullitproof... fell for it! damn.
  • 1 0
 for everyone, i hope you know that was a troll
  • 51 1
 I wonder what it would feel like to be able to ask, "should I flip it or 360 it?"
  • 11 1
 and talking to Shandro about throwing a 720, if only he didnt crash on the opp 3.
  • 8 0
 "Do I flip-whip out of the dish then", holy crap I wish he didn't crash, the way there talking he would have flip-whipped the dish and 720'd the bottom...wow!!!
  • 3 0
 Yep, I don't think there's anybody (not even Tomas or Martin) that wouldn't have liked to see him put down the full run, even if that'd have probably meant him taking Joyride no doubt. I mean, if he was flipping from flat the start, what did he have for the 60 footer and the cabin?
  • 8 0
 he wasnt doing the 60 footer line...
  • 2 0
 No 60 footer, flip whip out of the dish and 7 off the cabin...would have been awesome. I wonder if he can 7 his DH bike?
  • 1 0
 It is such a same for him. But I have just back for whistler and amazingly I met mr semenuk while I was there
  • 1 0
 7 as in the corked 7 thing that he does, kinda like his signature move? That would've been sick.
  • 49 5
 I feel bad for Semenuk....Get em in Utah!
  • 4 1
 Only two and a half weeks!! Can't wait!!
  • 2 0
 all good things come to an end
  • 5 1
 i cant believe how easy going he is! If that were me i'd be freaking out!
  • 2 0
 @ rockyfloutbay: i agree, but i dont get why noone feels bad for everyone else who crashed.
  • 1 1
 its just the way the vid is set up....just watch the pilgrim vid....now i wish he did better!
  • 1 0
 We do, the "wish he could've done a full run" extends to Zink, Pilgrim, Delfour Barrasq, Lacondeguy... and so on. But Life Behind Bars is about Semenuk.
  • 33 0
 Cam McCaul, that was probably he best thing I've ever heard any one say about another competitor. What a guy
  • 1 1
 Second that. I remember when he first caem out on Drop In and I was wishing he would just ride and not talk. Took him some time but now I like what he has to say.
  • 34 0
 McCaul... so humble.
  • 20 0
 Good vibe wherever he goes
  • 21 1
 I saw him throw his lid and I was all like "NOOOOOOOOO !!!!!" XD
  • 5 1
 It's bad luck to not toss a new lid before you ride it the first time. I do it's every time I get a new one.
  • 6 0
 ? maybe i should do that.... every time i get a new one i end up needing it, if you know what i mean...
  • 4 0
 Has to be done.
  • 4 0
 The trick is, apparently, to only drop it once?
  • 1 0
 yeah, the whole luck thing didnt work out for him... its giving me second thoughts.
  • 14 5
 That was more depressing than anything. In a contest setting he does not seem to be enjoying himself at all and when he says "I can't wait for this day to be over" it just makes me start feeling anxiety. I much prefer to watch videos of people riding and being happy, not praying for the day to be done and being "forced" to ride their bike.
  • 25 1
 The pressure on Semenuk and other top riders is off the charts for an event like Crankworx. If he said he was having fun before/during the event, I'd assume he was lying. I started racing this year and usually feel like puking before the start. It's most fun just after its over and I've done well.
  • 3 1
 Exactly. When you're competing at a high level in any sport the lows are about as low as it gets, but it makes that feeling of absolutely stomping a run that much sweeter. The fear and the pressure are all so worth it if you get to look back after and realize you just redefined what's possible in some way.
  • 15 3
 That just made me cry a little Frown
  • 13 3
 This series is the best semenuk is a legend! So lucky to get such good content for free on pb!! Smile
  • 13 3
 I feel bad for him because he is his own worst critic...he is way to hard on himself, but hey thats what makes you champion
  • 5 0
 Hahaha I love that even Brandon put the emphasis in "Martin Soderstrom" from that video. Shows how popular that douche edit was!
  • 6 1
 Life Behind Bars is one of the best series on pinkbike. Love every episode.
  • 3 0
 gotta say, I don't think I've ever seen a video that captured the tension and fear of a big contest so well. good job guys. sucks for brandon, but he's been killin it in everything else this season. stoked for rampage!!
  • 6 1
 I want one of those Semenuk shirts!
  • 1 0
 Few months ago I bought a new Troy lee d2 and didn't toss it on the ground.... First ride with it I was doing a big rock face and caught my front tire somehow and fukin SMASHED my face right into the ground.... Knocked myself right outt..
  • 4 0
 Just in time to avoid the last 15 mins of work!
  • 2 0
 Honorable men, what I have always loved about mountain bike competition, respect for our competitors and humble about our accomplishments. Kill it at Rampage Brandon!
  • 3 0
 back flipping the 60 footer is monstrous.
  • 4 1
 Brandon is still the MAN. That Gold Red Bull helmet is mad pimpin too.
  • 1 0
 Brilliant episode, great to see the amount of pressure these guys are under, makes you appreciate what they do even more when they compete in these competitions.
  • 1 0
 so devastating, really wish we could have seen him do the full run! 720 the step down....
  • 3 1
 Semenuk you are a artist on 2 wheels!
  • 4 2
 What is with those nasty legs behind the intern!!???
  • 3 0
 Oi, That's my mum.
  • 3 0
 Holy tocoage
  • 1 0
 Shouldnt be contemplating runs so late in the game.. Semenuk does the banger run first time, every time.
  • 1 0
 am i the only one who thinks that martin made a 360 nac nac to tailwhip out of the wing?
  • 1 0
 3.46 in and he back flips in to that music i was gettin goose bumps . hes still the man in my eyes
  • 1 0
 Music from Commando hahaha Smile "All hell will break loose" fits in with Brandon's sick run Smile
  • 2 1
 i could have half as much skill as him id be happy
  • 10 0
 1/10....id be good!
  • 2 1
 Literally just yelled OOHHHHH YESS!
  • 1 0
 I cant believe that nobody was asked if they were jacked!
  • 2 0
 It was obvious
  • 3 3
 I love how sam pilgrim was like another new helmet. He seems to get a new one every few contests.
  • 1 0
 LOL....J4M3z420, I was thinking the exact same thing
  • 1 0
 does anyone else get chills when he nails that back flip at the start?
  • 1 0
 I think he won so many events he forgot how it feels to lose!
  • 1 0
 SHUT THE FRONT DOOR THOMAS GENON!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Big props to semenuk...
Anyone know the song title from 2:50 ??
  • 1 0
 The first beat was from cammando lol
  • 5 4
 The Champion has fallen.
  • 1 1
 Best episode eVar! Shit got emotional for a bit there.
  • 1 0
 Still the champ
  • 1 0
 a smile wouldnt hurt
  • 1 0
 i love these series
  • 2 3
 no homo but that guy is ripped
  • 1 2
 Bontrager wheels and tires ftw
  • 1 2
 squinny!!
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