What does a typical day look like for you?
When I’m in shred mode I wake up around 9, do around 30 - 60 min of yoga, cook up a mean breakfast, drink some fine Chinese tea, answer some emails, and then go shred with some friends and stack some clips! Basically just make the most of the day and enjoy life as much as possible. Remember, everyday is another day in paradise. How do you deal with injuries and recovery time?
When I get hurt my world stops. It sucks.
I usually lock myself in a room for the first two weeks and don’t leave the house. I quite drinking any form of alcohol and just do what ever it takes to get better as soon as possible. It can be hard on your head, no one cares about you when your not out there killing it, and you start to get a glimpse of what life is like without your bicycle. Getting hurt can take you to a dark place.
Athletes are use to exercising their strengths. You get use to taking risks and coming out on top all the time, so when you loose it can be devastating. That being said twenty fractures later and I can say that each one was worth it and made me a better, stronger person. Twenty fractures? Which bones?
Four collarbones, both feet twice, right leg in four places, both wrists twice, a couple fingers, most of my toes, and the list goes on. But in all honestly I’ve been very lucky; I’ll take a fracture over ligament damage any day! You have got to pay to play.
Then you have people like McDuff. Matt= Film segments and a couple of video's. He's an amazing rider but a company will probably prefer to sponsor somebody who does more than that.
In the words of Darren Berreclough last year: ''Just cuz you're a good rider, doesn't mean you should get sponsored. It takes a lot more than that. You need to know people an be very sociable.''
Either way Matt is f*cking sick
Matt have only some sick film segments...He isnt competing. And yes, many people know him just from street videos,and its sad-this people just didnt watch some real street riding(redbull edit from Garrett is great example),not parody...
But last years Matt have some good film segments in Breathe Easy and Builder,when he ride MTB actually like it must be.
NO ONE else that I know of made a rad video & donated all the money made to a charity.
Duffy just needs time. He's one of the raddest things goin' & everyone's noticing. Time for a frame sponsor to step up!
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Don't we all.
I like to hang out with bad asses with all my combat veterans and Airborne Ranger brothers. We go out and shoot and blow up some tannerite in the desert blowing up tv's and washing machines...thats always one helluva time! We get together and talk any bullshit we want and drink some beers, we stock up on our weapons, ammo and survival supplies, or maybe go down to the Vegas strip and what ever happens..happens.
Your still a bad ass though Macduff.
ODS, OEF, OIF