Videos: LadLife With Josh Lewis

Apr 30, 2014
by Josh Lewis  
"A lad is a male who specializes in creating and distributing exquisite banter. Though most lads are youngish (late teens and early twenties) age is not a defining characteristic and you will find both young lads and old lads." As quoted from the English Dictionary itself (urban).

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The fun that comes from riding bikes with the idiots I call my friends, is the reason I spend every bit of time and money I earn on this hobby... I'm hooked. I'm Josh Lewis, an Elite mountain bike racer from the UK - like most other 20 year olds, my first thought when I wake up is; what, where or who am I going to try and ride today.

Rather than try and explain what LadLife is, I'd rather just give you the beginning... Episode 1, created with no intentions of gaining as many views as it did - just a bored hour spent editing some GoPro footage from a weekend with Ratty. It ended up with over 30,000 views and got some major love, so now I guess I've gotta follow these things up.

It's said so often but the buzz that was given off from Earthed/Sprung videos just made people go crazy for the racing and for the behind closed doors carnage. I'm certainly no Alex Rankin, but I refuse to be bent over and spanked by the slow mo puddle splash crew. So I'll do my best to bring you a giggle with this GoPro and 2005 Macbook that still runs on coal, to help contribute bringing the fun back into our videos online.

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Episode 2 was filmed over a few events, not just one weekend this time (you would earn top lad status for sure if you could fit all of this episode into one weekend). First up we had a This is Sheffield Dual race, this was one of the best ones Nick has put on yet. With a little bit of rum to loosen things up we had a rad day and finished it with a long jump contest, which funnily enough left me with an injured knee. After that I took my V10 for a day with the Hope guys at Hamsterley forrest where we set up our new bikes for the season and took some selfies. Then finally, a day riding Enduro (of the motor powered sort) with Steve and Ratty on our friend's private land where the Porsche lad bus got sideways and I got roosted to death as per usual. So I hope you enjoy it, let me know what you think.

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And remember... We didn't choose the LadLife, the LadLife chose us.

As always thanks to Stif cycles, Santa Cruz UK, Fox Europe, Hope Tech, BOS, KS, MRP and Burgtec.


  • + 5
 That's one f the best vids I've seen in a while, revolutions never dry is it lol
  • + 4
 back to the oldschool we go, love it, reminded me of the vids from late 90,s early 00s
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 Sound System by Operation Ivy on any video is a +1 from me. Definately reminds me of early UK MTB videos. Top stuff
  • + 3
 Love the videos, hopefully see you at steel city race!!
  • + 2
 great vid, bout time too as you get bored of slow-mo's and philosophical life rationalisation...
  • + 3
 Love the dual, more Wharncliffe weekenders please. You run em, we'll come.
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 wish i was doing hamsterley that fast !!!
  • + 1
 MX at top of wharncliffe?? near car park... probably mistaken.. great old school film of madness, passion and talent!
  • + 3
 no dude, private land. in sheffield though so it does look similar to wharncliffe. thanks man appreciate it!
  • + 1
 Lad Life is the best! keep it up!
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 Cheers bro!! Appreciate it
  • + 1
 Well good vids.... hehehe...... Lads having fun ...nice !
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