Must Watch: Gee Atherton Shares What Might Have Been in 'The Knife Edge'

Aug 17, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

"When you’re constantly seeking to go beyond your comfort zone, to do things that nobody has ever done before, sometimes the outcome balances on a knife edge" Dan Atherton

Gee Atherton’s 'The Knife Edge' is not the glossy action sports edit that we’ve come to know of late. In fact very little has been edited here, so while we get to enjoy the mind-blowing mountain-biking skills and the daring that we associate with Gee’s recent big mountain projects such as 'The Ridgeline' and 'The Slateline', he also talks of the fear he needs to overcome and shows the horrific crash that resulted in many broken bones, a punctured lung and a 2 week stay in the hospital.

Gee explains why he chose to share such a raw piece of footage and why he feels it’s important that we don’t shy away from the less glamorous side of extreme sports:

bigquotesThese Big Mountain projects are really important to me; they take a lot of physical and mental effort and they carry a lot of risk. It’s easy for people to forget that when there are incredible athletes pumping out perfect edits week after week; not just in mountain biking, it’s the same in all extreme sports. Looking back over the previous edits in this series I’m talking about how afraid I feel. That’s not a performance it’s very, very real. It’s important to me to show the reality behind this kind of project; when I talk about waking up in the night it’s the possibility of this level of injury that’s haunting me. I feel like when we’re demonstrating an unending line of successes the risk gets lost in the celebrations so I just wanted to pause for a moment and take a look at when and how things go wrong. I’m keen to show the process behind this series. The creativity is definitely something I’m drawn to and the potential to perfectly match the challenge to the very limits of my ability. I’m attracted to the boldness that’s necessary to push to that point. For me it’s all about overcoming an obstacle and someone just happens to film me, I don’t set out with a film in mind but I do constantly seek out opportunities to do things that nobody has done before, to go beyond my comfort zone. Without that drive nothing would change. It’s something that I recognise in Dan and Rachel too, that passion to pour huge amounts of yourself into a task, no matter the difficulties or the set-backs. The knowledge that it will take absolutely everything you have to succeed is a huge motivation. I want to show that I went into this with my eyes open.

There are sections in the film where I think it’s really obvious that I’m anxious. And that the crew are on edge. But that’s no different to the feelings I had at the top of the Slateline, or riding the Ridgeline, both had similar potential consequences and ridiculous small margins for error. I think it’s important to show that this wasn’t an impossible line to ride, it was very technical, very intimidating and it was right at the limit but in fact I successfully rode every section, several times for most parts. There is enough footage there for us to have edited together a complete clean run. But it wouldn’t be real. All of the challenges in the series have come about in their own unique ways, they emerge differently. This one started with me driving past the location again and again – thinking “no, it's not on”. But it’s an important part of who I am to feel that doubt but do it anyway. If I stopped every project when I first got scared there would be nothing. Every ridge has its own particular appeal and its own difficulties. You discover its particular personality and its problems, you get your head around it and figure out how to overcome them.

This location was defined by how exposed it was. We learnt from the first hike up that we needed to check every step. We were constantly looking behind us. I knew the risks and fully accepted the level of injuries that were likely if it did go wrong. I had figured out every detail and I knew 100% that I could do it. People think that I’m wild but I couldn’t have survived this long without being super-calculated. There’s a process; walk, scout, build, review, adapt, ride. Even now, six weeks on I can close my eyes and picture every rock on that ridge.

The mindset is not so different from racing. In both cases an athlete needs to put himself or herself in a position where if everything is done to the maximum of his/her ability the outcome will be good. You have to deliver to come out the other side successfully. It’s how we’ve approached our entire careers. I guess a World Cup track is slightly more forgiving, if there hadn’t been a massive drop inches to my left I’d have probably gone OTB, dusted myself off and gone again. The section that I crashed on was savage, there’s no contesting that but it was no more technically difficult than six or seven other parts of the line that I rode with no problems.

But it just goes to show, however much you plan, however great your support crew, your bike, your preparations, when you are riding at the edge nothing is 100%. I made a mistake, got slightly offline with a bit too much momentum and everyone knows the rest. It went wrong but I don’t regret trying.

I’m knuckling down, doing my time. It’s going to be a long recovery but I’m so grateful for the crew who supported me on the hill, the Coastguard, the Air Ambulance, the surgeons at Stoke. They all did an absolutely brilliant job and gave me a head start on the road to recovery. Red Bull hooked me up with the very best aftercare and I will always be grateful to all of them. I can honestly say that being injured hasn’t put me off this kind of riding. In fact it’s the complete opposite. The thought of more of these challenges is the light at the end of the tunnel, the reason I’ve pushed on with physio so early, it’s what helps me face the daily grind of painful rehab. Its my goal. I’m passionate about the projects and I plan to do more as soon as I can.
Gee Atherton

Huge thanks to the crew, to the paramedics, Aberdyfi Search and Rescue team, the Air Ambulance who transferred Gee to the hospital and the surgeons at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Gee is making a rapid recovery without lasting damage.

Any profits from this film will be donated to the rescue services.


239 Comments

  • 170 0
 That crash was so nasty. I just hope he can get back riding at that level. It's so hard to see the GOAT's of the sport go through stuff like this, cause you're never sure if they're gonna get back to the health they were at. Knowing how tough this MF is tho, I'm sure he'll bounce back, but hopefully it won't affect his career other than a few months of healing. Amazing job on this edit, and best wishes to Gee, and the rest of the Atherton clan.
  • 46 0
 Its Gee so its not unexpected. His career has been filled with the gnarliest crashes anyone has experienced. This might be the gnarliest crash we've seen from him (for me beats the landing on the shelf crash at rampage and the ski jump overshoot) but based on his previous shit like his high speed WC DH ragdoll, its probably top 5 for him, I cannot believe what his body has survived. That line is just beyond description. Once everything is said and done, its almost a guarantee he will be back ripping and once again pushing freeride beyond what we think is possible, or at some extent helping others to do so. f*ck, I need a drink after watching that crash.
  • 74 1
 "More big mountain projects next year. . ." Good god, man.
  • 44 13
 @gtill9000: I really don't want to see him doing bigger stuff. Please Gee - leave it for someone else. You have nothing to prove to anyone or yourself.
  • 34 5
 @neimbc: hey man, if he's capable, and wants to do a line, let him do it. It's his life, and maybe to him, there is something to prove. This sport is all about progression, and finding your limit. If he looks at this as a set back rather than his limit, he's gonna keep doing bigger stuff. To us, it's the biggest and baddest that anyone will ever attempt, but for him, it's another step on the ladder. Reading his statement, it's pretty clear, he has no intention of stopping. I just hope he doesn't break himself to the point of not being able to ride anymore.
  • 9 3
 @neimbc: Agreed. Being okay with who you are and what you've done is important and real.
Some people might want to step back, look inside, and really ask, "Why am I pushing so hard?"
  • 14 0
 @neimbc: I want him to progress and do what he's comfy doing to push our sport to the next level. If you have a slight understanding of his mindset, you'd know he's not doing this to prove anything to anyone but himself.
  • 8 0
 @gtill9000: my thoughts exactly. Like props 110000% but don’t sweat going huge for us, only do it if you’re doing it for you.
  • 7 0
 Imagine how steep that is in person. Heal up Gee man, that was a horrific crash.
  • 159 10
 This made me almost throw up seeing him bounce like a rag doll down the mountain side. Some things in life are not worth the risk, they are really not. He was so lucky he wasn't killed. I'm glad he is on the mend and healing well.
  • 28 325
flag SterlingArcher (Aug 17, 2021 at 10:11) (Below Threshold)
 we're all glad that you're glad
  • 192 36
 @SterlingArcher: F**k you
  • 25 9
 mod pls delete the troll
  • 16 102
flag SterlingArcher (Aug 17, 2021 at 10:47) (Below Threshold)
 @MattP76: lol why so angry? im on your side!
  • 14 24
flag MattP76 (Aug 17, 2021 at 10:57) (Below Threshold)
 @SterlingArcher: No you are not and you know it!!
  • 13 80
flag SterlingArcher (Aug 17, 2021 at 11:59) (Below Threshold)
 @MattP76: you need help, specifically anger management therapy. this is just a message board. relax... breathe...
  • 10 9
 @MattP76: It's okay mate, don't waste your energy on that.
  • 12 27
flag MattP76 (Aug 17, 2021 at 12:18) (Below Threshold)
 @SterlingArcher: Beleive me kidder I need zero advice from you. The response was appropriate to your comment.
  • 14 2
 And for other people, some things are worth risking it all. There is a guy called Wojtek Kurtyka and a book about him called "Art of Freedom" by canadian writer Bernadette Mcdonald. Really worth reading even if you are not interested in mountianeering. This Kurtyka guy is even far more extreme in his dedication, he did the hardest routes in himalayas where many people literally died and did not succeed and the best part about his story is that he is hitting 70 now. I really envy people who can do such things, the feeling of freedom, when you can go for something like that conciously, has to be one of the geatest feeling you can have.
  • 8 45
flag MattP76 (Aug 17, 2021 at 12:35) (Below Threshold)
 @SterlingArcher: Thank you my good friend accross the water.

I have a great life with great friends and amazing family. I have a great Wife. I have a fantastic son who is a serving soldier in the British army serving queen and country, I'm incredibly proud of him. Even got a great job to top it off. I am very lucky indeed.

I do appreciate your concern and worries about me but there really is no need for you to stress. Thank you.
  • 14 8
 @MattP76: Congratulations *slow clap*
  • 8 0
 Maybe your right, but then again the perspective on what is worth risking your life over is very subjective and personal. While I agree I think the majority of the masses would whole heartedly agree with you, some people are just wired differently. I think Gee may be one of the people who would disagree with you. I'm simply speculating, but I have tremendous respect for those who put their lives on the line for their passion. After all, what is life without actually living. Only you, and you alone can answer that question for yourself.
  • 2 0
 I’ve been hooked on watching the 100’ Wave on HBO, it’s part meditation on why these people literally kill themselves for surfing. One of the lines that stood out was, “It’s like dancing with god.”
  • 1 0
 I saw someone ragdoll down a rock cliff from a ski lift in France once. I was also close to vomiting.
  • 1 0
 I’m glad they put a warning on this at the beginning. I did not watch. I’ve heard how nasty it is. That’s enough for me. I don’t want to carry the trauma I get from watching something like this with me to the trail.

I wish Gee a speedy recovery.
  • 3 4
 @adamdigby: Thank you
  • 2 2
 @MattP76: he was making fun of you lol
  • 2 2
 @SterlingArcher: Same here! Touche
  • 2 2
 @MattP76: us making fun of you and you not understanding that are mutually exclusive lol
  • 2 3
 @SterlingArcher: I'm glad you have nothing better to do with one's life, my American very bestest of friends. Sleep well my lover. X x x x x
  • 1 0
 Had he fallen only slightly farther the shock impact would have killed him. He's very lucky to not be paralyzed. The height of the fall, the angle and looseness of the slope, and the full face helmet saved his life. I'm with MattP76. Although this was an impressive feat, its one that I'd be fine without observing. The risk Gee and similar big mountain riders take in these circumstances is just too high in my opinion. If riders keep trying to outdo one another there will inevitably be a lot of death or paralysis because the consequence of failure will be those outcomes.
  • 1 0
 @SuperHighBeam: Do you get the sense they’re trying to outdo each other? I don’t think it’s that. I do think they see something and think, “I bet I can ride that.” And then they make it make it a goal. Could be wrong.

I do think sometimes that these videos are great, but please don’t kill yourself for 5-10 minutes of our entertainment.
  • 2 1
 @SterlingArcher: Err.... you're the one being made fun of. Pity you're too dense to recognise the fact LOL.
  • 117 3
 That was terrible to see.

Likely an unpopular opinion here BUT as someone who works in the film industry I don't get why they were so woefully unprepared for a bad outcome. Any major shoot that involves people being put at risk ( stunts) always has an ambulance / EMT standing by.

Gee is a professional and doing this shoot to make money and it was planned and a known high-risk shoot. Ponying up for professional medical staff to be there seems like a no-brainer. Perhaps it says something about our sport in general with brands like Redbull and Monster expecting athletes to lay it on the line for content but not ensuring that things are done properly.
Hell. I've done shoots with an NBA star just dunking a ball and there was a medical unit on set.

I'm so happy that he made it through but what if a fractured bone punctured a major artery or something? It could have been tickets well before the heli got there.
  • 28 1
 Yup, you see the unsanctioned drifting Red Bull promoted without closing it off to spectators, and the crew f*cking up a historical site disregarding their damage as "it's better than just leaving it the way we damaged it"

jalopnik.com/unauthorized-red-bull-promo-run-reportedly-damages-unes-1847488639
  • 7 0
 100 percent agree.
  • 51 1
 I think people in the MTB world need to know and or remember that Red Bull owns a fucking F1 team. That's the most expensive sport in pro auto racing. THEY HAVE TONS OF MONEY! It's time they start taking better care of the MTB athletes.
  • 7 0
 This is an excellent point well made. I never even considered this scenario.
  • 22 2
 @mybaben: I would argue RedBull takes the BEST care of their athletes compared with other brands in MTB. I bet they are a BIG reason Gee was taking steps 3 weeks post-crash. Also, if you watch Vali Holl's Past Present Future documentary, she explains how Redbull has been a huge support in her recovery and they got her into physio twice a day. Any Redbull athletes rehab seems to be top-notch. Brook Macdonald is another big one. I know that these recoveries are going to be on the athlete's mental drive, but Redbull seems to always give whatever is needed to get their athletes back to (or as close to) 100% as possible in the quickest time.
  • 6 0
 @mybaben: Max Verstappen is Redbull's top F1 driver, his annual salary from Redbull is 25 million. They definitely have tons of money!
  • 2 0
 @leon-forfar: That's good to hear. I hope they are at the forefront of athlete support and care, especially financially. They more than any other brand in cycling can afford it! Some may argue this or that bike company is owned by another giant company, but those parent companies are diversified and made up of lots of smaller companies. Red Bull is Red Bull is Red Bull, and it's a 15+ billion euro/year company!
  • 2 1
 @leon-forfar: It´s real... but all this is after they have a big one.... they should give some support in the making to keep it safer
  • 5 7
 @mybaben: Yeah, Red Bull has so much money they should just give it to people who don’t return on the investment and/or don’t ask for higher paychecks! It doesn’t even matter because RED BULL HAS SOOOO MUCH MONEY!!
  • 2 0
 @leon-forfar: I couldn't have said it better myself. I know for a fact that Redbull athletes are given some of the best resources that any athlete can have. Reality is this, we know how bad that crash was in terms of results. We don't know how bad it could have really gone. I have seen people who have ended up in much worse situations for much longer periods of time, and have taken a fraction of the impacts Gee took in this edit. I also understand that each crash presents a unique outcome, but I don't think they did too poorly given the circumstances.
  • 2 0
 @ridingmate: Where do you feel that they could have made this safer? Understanding that the Athertons likely spearheaded this project as well.
(To be clear this is a legitimate question, with no sarcastic undertone)
  • 4 0
 @mybaben: Red Bull have sports rehab centers from what i understand in the states and europe. They also put money into spinal injury research as well.
  • 5 0
 @mybaben: Quote from Gee above…“Red Bull hooked me up with the very best aftercare and I will always be grateful to all of them”.
  • 8 0
 @sino428: any aftercare is useless if he had needed immediate treatment after the crash due to internal bleeding or stuff like that. Aftercare can only help healing, immediate treatment can orevent further damage in the first place.
  • 2 0
 @waldo-jpg: Yep. Exactly.
  • 13 0
 "You don't know where the edge is until you go past it" as a good friend once said to me. I can't even begin to imagine how brave you'd need to be risk finding that out on a line like this, or indeed on many of the edits we see.

I imagine for riders like Gee they do this sort of thing because they have to, it's their art, it's in them, it needs to be expressed. They'd do it whether they were sponsored by Red Bull or just scraping together enough to buy a can.

But, these riders *are* sponsored and we all make the choice to watch their edits, so could and should we be doing more to say no to shoots and events where basic risk management is lacking? These lines and race courses are a place of work and just because riders are contractors not employees should that exclude them that protection?

We vote with our wallets and our clicks on this stuff, could we as a community be pushing back against this? We could demand an opening shot showing the helicopter sitting nearby waiting to airlift the rider if the worse happens?

Over the last few years I've been trying to make the move to spending more on things that are responsibly sourced and recyclable/reusable. It means I can afford fewer of those things, but I value them more. Maybe we need to take the same approach to these edits.

I've no idea what the right answer is here, but I do know that I watch Gee ragdoll and feel like I am a tiny part of what put him on that ridgeline.
  • 4 1
 @Woody25: Honestly, I have to admit you bring a great perspective. I can see things from both sides of the coin, but ultimately the safety of the riders should always be of the utmost importance. Yes the sport brings with it, putting your safety at risk, but a proper Job hazard analysis should identify the majority of the "worst case scenarios" to mind, and a safety plan needs to be made for all potential known outcomes.
I think more people are responsible for the lack of this they care to admit.
Anyways, I liked your comment!
  • 1 0
 @minesatusker: Great to hear!
  • 1 0
 @sino428: That's great to hear. I'm glad!
  • 3 0
 @waldo-jpg: I'm not really sure what you would like them to do. Red Bull sponsors hundreds of athletes. Every day all of these athletes are out doing dangerous things. Whether filming, completing, practicing, or just having fun, all these athletes are risking serious injury on a daily basis. Red Bull cannot realistically provide on site medical personnel to every athlete they work with. If there is a Red Bull sponsored shoot or project I'm sure they provide it, but these athletes are all out there doing their own thing most of the time. Should Gee and his crew have had more on site medical? Maybe. I have no idea because I have no idea who was actually there. But I think blaming Red bull for that is silly.
  • 2 0
 @sino428: i didnt blame red bull. I don’t even know if this shoot was associated with red bull. I just explained why aftercare itself can sometimes not be enough
  • 1 0
 @waldo-jpg: Sure, obviously in such an emergency the initial treatment is very important. My original comment was in response to others saying Redbull needs to take better care of their athletes. My only point is that according to most reports they do provide world class care to their athletes. It is aftercare, or even initial care so long as its not an emergency, but there is not much more they can do beyond that if these riders are doing projects that don't directly involve Redbull.
  • 2 0
 @REZEN: The fact that a company that produces a sickly, sugared water can make so many billions, just flummoxes me, even more so than the way in which it wastes it...
  • 1 0
 @REZEN: That is appalling. Who at RB thought that was remotely a good idea??? Morons!
  • 1 0
 @Mulled-Whine: Agreed 100%.
  • 52 0
 Absolutely friggin mental and fair play to bloke...at this point in his career he isn't doing this because he has too his doing it because he still has a huge love & passion for it like the rest of us
  • 50 0
 That was some powerful footage. Seeing him roll down the hill has left me in shock.
  • 10 0
 Kept thinking he'll stop now but he just kept going! Scary stuff.
  • 16 0
 Yeah, that hit hard. The immediate reaction I had was to just start crying. So heavy...
  • 3 0
 @pgomez: I didn't want to mention it, but I had to do a quick eye wipe in the office myself.
We've all had bad crashes. But Gee's was something else. This was ten times worse than my worst crash. And I'm still hurting from that one years ago.
  • 4 0
 Those last few rolls were especially tough to watch. You can just tell by how limp his body is that he’s completely unconscious.
  • 43 0
 Jesus Christ dude. I thought the original footage was bad. Jesus. He looks fukn dead. Surviving that is one thing. Being back on your feet so quickly and talking about making more movies is another thing. Dudes like this are on a different planet. It's like Travis Pastrana. These dudes just have a different space in their brain that they can take doubt and lock the door. Legend has no better usage.
  • 11 0
 *Geesus
  • 34 0
 Probably the most stomach churning mountain bike wreck I’ve ever seen on film next to watching Cedric Gracia lacerate his femoral artery. Amazing story of pushing to the edge, touching the blade and living to tell about it.
  • 31 0
 Seeing Gee hit the deck and rag doll made me feel like puking. One of the worst slams I’ve ever seen in 25 years of following mtb.
  • 31 0
 each of us would be megadead.
  • 47 1
 also I don't think I'll watch it a second time
  • 29 1
 That has literally brought tears to my eyes watching that in full. Even though i know Gee is ok, it was such a horrific crash
  • 21 0
 Thank you Gee for keeping it real. And thank you NHS.
  • 16 0
 man, that was hard to watch....skipped some of it honestly. Appreciate the raw edit and knowledge he's going to make a full recovery.
  • 13 0
 Lots of posts mistaking his rescue as being paid for by NHS. The coastguard and Mountain Rescue are charitable organisations and need regular contributions from people who are at risk of needing their aid. I've not considered it until this video but will set up a debit for a regular contribution given the risks taken and the likelihood of needing them.
  • 15 1
 04:20 - Crash, bang, wallop, ragdoll, thud, thud, boom - " We need an ambulance!" - no f*cking shit! I'd be praying Jesus Christ himself would be piloting it!
  • 8 1
 They might have needed a body bag, so needing the ambulance is (very welcome) news!
  • 12 0
 I just had a very big, very nasty crash. I'm stuck in a neck brace for 8 weeks (7 weeks left), I've broken my back, and got plenty more nasty injuries. I'm facing 4 months of rehab to fix my tendons and ligaments before I can ride a bike again. I'm very lucky that ill be bale to walk again, but crushed that I cant be on my bike.

This was exactly what I needed to see. I'm definitely not at Gees level, but I'm by no means a low end rider. My enduro race season is over before it really began, and i wont have a proper winter of training and practice, and next season will be struggle.

It really helps to hear his perspective, and inspiring to see the journey he has been through. I'm starting a similar journey and it is intimidating.

Hope this made sense, but at the moment this video really hit me emotionally, and gave me some hope at a very dark time.
  • 16 5
 Couldn't watch, maybe ill try again another day. So glad he is alive after that horrendous accident.


war·ri·or (wôr′ē-ər, wŏr′-)
n.
1. One who is engaged in or experienced in battle.
2. One who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause, or conflict:
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flag dancingwithmyself (Aug 17, 2021 at 10:14) (Below Threshold)
 Kinda feel like "warrior" should be reserved for people putting their lives on the line to preserve freedoms and protect others - you know, like actual warriors. I'm not military and don't have immediate family that are, but do live near a large military base. Seems like it's something of a cultural understanding that not using that term loosely is a way to show respect for the sacrifices that have been made for all us. Any adventure or action sport is selfish silliness in this context.
  • 33 1
 @muscogeemasher: a fair response, but, he battles mountains, works for me. I didn't call him a hero.
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 @muscogeemasher: Eh' he's a god damn savage! Heal up brother!
  • 47 3
 @muscogeemasher: I have tons of respect for soldiers and for the career choice they've taken and the risks they take, but characterizing the US military as a faultless force for good that sacrifices on our behalf seems to me to be deluded thinking. They're out there securing natural resources and playing politics on behalf of major corporations and lobbyists as much as they are on the behalf of the American public and our freedoms/rights.

Using an idealistic soldier, ignoring all of the horrors and corruption of war, to say that Gee's endeavors here are selfish or silly seems simplistic.
  • 5 0
 @pgomez: well articulated!
  • 3 0
 @pgomez: Correct. If we're talking causes, who's on the side of the angels?
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flag dancingwithmyself (Aug 17, 2021 at 15:09) (Below Threshold)
 @stikmanglaspell: didn’t mean for it to be directed at you personally and as expected nobody agrees. Just think we have to remember mountain bikers are mostly middle/upper class white dudes engaged in a (albeit very demanding) leisure activity and we should be careful with words like warrior, courage, etc.
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 @pgomez: didn’t do that. Think we spend way too much of our GDP on the military and there are tons of issues. But, doesn’t change the individual sacrifices.

I’d happily label civil rights leaders and leading climate advocates as warriors, but not some dude riding a bike down a hill to make a video for YouTube.

I’m going to give up in the comments on this site, but I do a lot of trail advocacy and on my bad days I worry we’re a bunch of selfish people that would greatly benefit from some perspective. Wrong audience, I know.
  • 9 3
 @muscogeemasher: be careful with words like warrior and courage!? You must be one of the soft middle/upper class white dudes your talking about.
  • 7 1
 @muscogeemasher: Thanks for clarifying. I actually agree with and appreciate a lot of what you said to follow up. In a sense, yes, what Gee does is needless and dangerous, and he's very privileged in being a part of a family that has undoubtedly helped him in his endeavors to be one of the best mountain bikers in the world.

On the other hand, I would put this edit right up there alongside any other work of art or endeavor that explores the limits of our physical activities as a reminder of the rawness and depth of experience that each of our lives has the potential for. It's a reminder that life is a significant experience, and I don't see it as selfish to want to have that depth and rawness in one's life. I'd imagine Gee could be making money doing things that are much safer and tamer. If we do call it selfish, it's selfish in the purest, most worthwhile sense of the word, and I think it provides perspective we could all use more of in our day-to-day, Uber-safe, privileged lives.

Thanks for coming back with some humility so we could get into the nuance of the thing Smile
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flag DylanH93 (Aug 17, 2021 at 22:24) (Below Threshold)
 @muscogeemasher: I can't believe Gee is a white male! Makes me sick to my damn stomach!
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 I think it's good that he shows the reality behind this footage, and not only the nice edits.
For the less experimented of us, it's a reminder that our sport is dangerous, and that when you accept the fun of it, you have also to accept the potential consequences of it.
Get well soon, mister the point (joke inside), I'm looking forward see you on our 2-wheeled machines.
  • 14 1
 Well that escalated quickly.
  • 11 0
 Heal up Gee !!Can we donate some so the rescue-Team might have a drink in a Pub ?!
  • 18 0
 You can donate to the mountain rescue team here. They are all volunteers for the organisation which is a charity. I work and volunteer in the Search and Rescue industry and can guarantee that they will really appreciate donations. www.facebook.com/AberdyfiSART
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 And the air ambulance was likely the Wales Air Ambulance who are also a charity. You can donate here... www.walesairambulance.com
  • 11 1
 When I saw the POV footage I was certain that the GoPro must've come off his helmet and tumbled down the hill - I was wrong.
  • 7 0
 What a legend. I watched an interview recently on PB (don’t remember who) but they talked about racers are always essentially doing the same things, but these free ride/slope style guys have to bigger every single video. If you don’t push the envelope with every single new edit, you’re not going to get views. This requires a ton of creativity and courage, but also much higher risks. I’m rambling. Just hope all these warriors are safe out there.
  • 7 0
 Hats off. This puts into perspective all the incredible stuff Gee and many other top riders do. We've gotten so used to seeing amazing riding in amazing places that it's easy to forget just how close to disaster these riders push themselves. Hope to see you back at it soon, Gee.
  • 10 1
 Words don't suffice to express my feelings, I'll simply say I'm glad he's safe and I respect him as a person and an athlete.
  • 9 0
 knew what happened. seen the aftermath. still exclaimed an "oh my f@&king god out loud in office watching that crash.
  • 5 0
 Amazing he lived. Hope you heal well and get back at it Gee.

Going forward, we are likely to see much more of this though. Kids are pushing the limits so far now. Every time I watch Rampage or Crankworx I'm shocked there aren't more horrific injuries.

I guess its just in the human spirit to keep pushing the limits to see what's possible, but to what end? When someone dies as a result, will it be enough?
  • 5 0
 As an H&S manager I've seen some pretty gnarly footage of accidents (read:de4ths) in the workplace, and this was tame by comparison (all limbs still attached to bdy for instance) however it still made me cringe. Lucky Gee landed where he did, and stopped rag dolling, eventually.

Having guys standing on a blustery ridge above a steep & deep drop hoping to catch a moving biker wearing casual clothes and skate shoes, with no fall protection, seems like a breach of various laws and regs, and an oversight in the risk assessment...in any case, whoever is managing these situations needs to take greater responsibiltiy for their safety, be it defining the safety controls, or enforcing existing ones.

Living a couple of hours from Machynlleth I'm happy to lend a hand...Wink
  • 4 0
 Unbelievable crash!

If anyone wants to see other extreme crashes Gee has had so far, google the exact following words and hit the first result:
- Gee Atherton crash snow
- Gee Atherton crash balls
- Gee Atherton crash rampage
- Gee Atherton crash Mont Sainte Anne
  • 4 0
 Our sport is dangerous but it's also a reminder that this is not mountain bike like we do, this is a Evil Knievel jumping over the grand canyon type of stuff. When you have a crew and people to stop your bike going off the cliff it's a different ball game, I'm happy they showed that, It put in perspective that average joe shouldn't be trying stuff like that. Those people are wired differently to even be able to consider doing this in the first place. I'm happy he's still alive especially that he's an uncle now.
  • 1 0
 Yep - confirm that....Danny McAskill - any out-take or behind-the-scenes video. 400 attempts. Literally. The log slide. The railway line hop. Clearing everything the first time? Nope. Seamless? Nope. Committed, Yep. Persistent. Yep. Oh the value of the repetition.
  • 4 0
 We stood across the valley during a ride, looked at the ridge and were slack jawed at the competence it took to ride it.

Our view?

Red Bull has encouraged many in the sport to push boundaries to a point where life-changing injuries are likely. It’s not clear that they provide the full protection and compensation which goes with the risk. Young people undertake the risk consciously but with a mix of bravado and lack of consciousness about the implications of injury. Having said that, as an older and highly experienced athlete at the top level of the sport, Gee A and the Dyfi crew know the risks inside out, and know the consequences. He has been injured many times - and contains and controls risk very carefully.

Red Bull could fund full medical facility for all such shoots, and they should consider it. F1 was totally indifferent to the safety of drivers in the 60s and 70s, and it took Jackie Stewart and Bernie Ecclestone to get the right level of medical facility to reduce fatalities to a morally-acceptable level. We all ride things which could kill us, all the time, but these boundary-pushing shoots perhaps need something a bit extra. Red Bull should consider this.

It’s right that the coastguard is a State service, recently being tendered by the State for supply. The Atherton crew knew how to call it in and called it in fast.

A final thing. I know from many sports that you can practice and practice, and develop consistency. But humans are humans...you ride a line fifty times and for no apparent reason you screw it up the next time. The explanation is simple, and comes from cognitive science. As humans we do incredibly complex things - like serve a table tennis ball precisely, or jump a rock feature, or solo an outcrop. But it’s so complex that performance can break down suddenly: the unforced error. 100 times perfectly, the next a collapse in performance. It happens to us all, constantly, and periodically. You have to monitor the conditions which can bring it about: tiredness, lack of focus, over-confidence, and ‘just one more run...’. That’s part of performance at the edge.
  • 7 0
 that was the worst crash i've seen on an MTB absolutely brutal
  • 3 0
 That is hands down the most gnarly thing I've ever seen, it made me feel sick to see him ragdoll like that. Anyone else would be dead, no doubt. Gee is the hardest man to have ever swung a leg over a bike. I don't think I'll ever watch this again.
  • 1 0
 Yeah , me neither, brutality
  • 3 0
 Wow Gee, thanks for sharing this! Showing the whole process, the bas as well as the good, is so... Truthful. Such a crucial part of the sport that often gets overlooked. Seeing this really makes everyone appreciate the hard work and sacrifice involved.
I can tell you 100% that most riders will think more of you for showing the failure as well, not less. Heal quickly.
  • 6 0
 Yea, ok, how's the ridge doing, I wonder....
  • 6 0
 This is really cool, until it isn't. Damn...
  • 2 0
 Gee's edits have been the most inspiring things I have seen in the past few years. The drive to push and challenge yourself is an appeal in this sport and part of what keeps the fire burning. Thanks for stoking the fire Gee Atherton! Goddamn, that crash was properly savage!
  • 3 1
 Gee - I hope you and/or someone in your family reads this. You are a legend. A beast. Without doubt, my absolute favorite biker in any discipline. I am not sure what to say here except that it is truly a privilege to be able to even message a true legend like yourself. It almost defies physiology for you to have recovered so well, so quickly. Nobody but a super human being could have survived that crash, let alone recover from it at the speed you have somehow managed. As I sit here in Fernie, British Columbia waiting for the much needed rain to subside, I want to wish you and your family nothing but good things and continued success in life, wherever that may lead you.
  • 2 0
 This may be the best video I've ever watched on PB. I love the clean edits and outtakes of MacKaskill and Impossible Climbs and Maribor POVs, etc. But this one was just… REAL. Thanks Gee. Great work on the ride, on surviving, and on making something as raw and real as this.
  • 2 0
 Ive been lucky enough to meet the guy and he is hands down a lovely bloke. I might not be the only one who, while appreciating his efforts to push the sport and being amazed by the videos, feels uncomfortable with the edge of the envelope that Gee is putting himself in.

Of course he is a big boy who makes his own decisions but Id like also like to see him around a bit longer. A different arrangement of rocks and we might have seen a darker scenario. Heal up Gee and please be careful (said in my best fatherly tone).
  • 2 0
 Shocked. Bloody hell Gee, you are a monster. One of the gnarliest dudes in mountain biking EVER. Seems like you are well on the way to riding full capacity again , but jeez, that must have been brutal for everyone around you to witness. Full respect to you, may you live forever with infinite fine wines , a self cleaning yacht and 6000 tonnes of smooth chocolate
  • 6 1
 Jesus......T........F.........Christ!
  • 5 2
 Gee, I know you since I started mountain biking 13 years ago. You have always been a legend for me. And after seen this, you always will be.
  • 5 0
 Jesus christ that crash was stomach churning.
  • 5 2
 That was effing brutal but could have ended a lot worse !
I can’t believe the air ambulance is still a charity , disgraceful !
  • 4 0
 That was a spectacular ragdoll. So hard to watch that happen. What a beast to be walking 3 weeks later.
  • 3 2
 I have mad respect or Gee, for his skills obviously but also how he managed to control his fear in such harsh terrain, in this edit but in other ones as well. However, I’m just not a fan of that kind of stuff. I just don’t appreciate watching people taking so much risks. All good if there is a public for it and there are riders who feel comfortable with this, but I believe there are more interesting ways to push the sport forward.
  • 6 2
 dude......you can sell bikes and appease sponsors with regular vids. For god sakes man.....
  • 2 0
 fooking heeel , thats a bg hardcore ragdoll any normal human would not have survived.....the Gee 2000 model with metalpolyalloy ento skellington will return even more shredded.
  • 3 0
 That was hard to watch. Usually I watch edits a few times. Once is enough. Thanks for sharing though and giving your insight. Heal up.
  • 3 0
 That was worse than seeing Connor Cummins' crash. Martyn Ashton has really had some bad luck when you watch this. Gee you're lucky dude
  • 1 0
 It was / is The Knife Edge...Gee just didn't make it through the blade this time. Even though he didn't successfully nav this line, the fact that he even tried is Light Balls ahead of even 99% of most pro's and beyond worthy of viewing...just difficult to see him slam & take it so hard on this one. Its OK to show footage of "failure" and yeah - he "failed" in one sense, but he's even more a legend now than he already was. Go Gee w/ yr hard-rockin' self. Too many of us you'll never even know about are beyond inspired by even the fails.
  • 1 0
 That's the hardest crash i've ever seen and the only one which really got to me. Much respect and sympathy for everyone who was there that day. It is rough to watch a friend get that injured. Glad to see you walking about already Gee and I hope the recovery continues well!
  • 1 0
 That crash.... good lord. Found myself saying to the cpu screen "god just stop rolling, PLEASE!"

On a lighter note... Am I the only one who felt like he should have been on a Karpiel for this clip? Hearkening back to the days of old where you're doing things no one else even thinks of... sadly the high level of old school carnage came along with it this time.
  • 1 0
 Damn. I wonder if Gee ever told the cameraman that in case of a crash he should keep filming and that there are other people to make sure he's okay, because after about 10 seconds of him ragdolling it felt really weird to me that the camera guy just calmly stayed on him.
  • 1 0
 Eesh. That left me with a knot in my stomach. I could not imagine being family or friends watching someone I loved roll down a mountain side like that completely limp. Thank you Gee for keeping it real and showing what can happen when these things go wrong! I joke with friends regularly that I am a 90/10 rider meaning I won't ride it anymore unless I assume 9/10 times I will do it successfully. The one in ten it does go wrong though are usually broken leg/collarbone territory and not death. When I was younger it may have bene closer to 60/40. Important to remember that no matter how good you are, and Gee is one of the best that has ever done this thing, it does go wrong and that needs to be considered. The fact he survived that is probably a testament to fitness, strength and Gee being a superhuman- a lesser man might not have. Get better soon and thanks for the captivating edit and top notch riding.
  • 1 0
 a swear i thought "ok now he's going to stop ragdolling" everytime his body was touching ground. just to be incrementally horrified when he didn't. don't need to watch that a second time, but if possible my already high level of respect for Gee increased 1000-fold
  • 1 0
 It's strange, but I'd rather watch a crash like this than watch a newbie do similar damage on a much smaller scale. I think it's because just like Gee said, they are professionals, this is what they are trained for, this is what they know may well happen. And they have the support, not like the newbie who has to use parent's money to be able to walk again.
  • 1 0
 Gee and the Athertons has started a bike company and a bike with race teams and dig crews, he could easily retire and manage them, but he carries on riding and pushes the boundaries shows his love and dedication to the sport.
  • 1 0
 I really appreciate the acknowledgement of the severe existential consequences and questions related to extreme sports like this. Watching Free Solo really nailed down how important a subject it is, and how central it is to people who pursue these kinds of lifestyles. The crash scene was beyond brutal, but as Gee said, an important aspect of this kind of work to highlight.
  • 1 0
 When are they going to pave a road up that mountain? This way, he wouldn't be able to do this kind of sh!t again. Oh. No where in the video did he say that he did wrong (aside from falling). Did he slam on the brakes? Did he rub his butt on the rear wheel?
  • 1 0
 you can watch the video frame by frame by pausing it and then using the , and . keys. It looks like the bike bottomed out and his arse hit the back wheel, and the bike and him launching instead of rolling
  • 1 0
 Man that was a bloody hard watch. All power to Gee, mad respect.

As an aside, I'm in NZ and my dad used to climb around there when he was a kid, can anyone shed any (accurate) light on where that ridge is, I want to talk to the old man about it.
  • 1 0
 I suspect it's Crib Goch, but unsure.
  • 3 0
 @Wilm: I think it's a hill near Llanymawddwy near the top of the Dyfi Valley. But it leads to a fairly unpopular boggy mountain that can be climbed way more easily from the top of a road, so I would doubt that many people climb the ridge itself. The nearest well known mountain is Aran Fawddwy which is a few miles west.
  • 1 0
 Jesus f*cking christ. That was brutal to watch on an iphone, what a f*cking nightmare it must have been for Gee but maybe actually even worse for the people who were there and who did not pass out and had to deal with that situation after seeing what a passed out human freerider looks like. Damn. Borderline madness this stuff but yeah, people do what they do, i guess its something deeply human to reach for more and more and that puts some individuals frozen on mt everest. Cant stop that drive, its what some people live for. Kudos for sharing this, Gee+team. I think and hope it can be a good reason for extreme sports people to think twice. Even the very best make mistakes.

Greatest healing wibes of all time and best of luck in whatever you choose to do in the future!
  • 1 0
 To be honest this was the hardest Vid to watch since a while. I have huge respect for what he has done here and what he has done during his professional bike life. This guy is just insane and still hungry for his very own challenge... I bet this is what happens if even Hardline is kind of normal nowadays...

Can't wait to see what Gee will come up with in the future and I am waiting to see him back on a bike for sure.

Heal up buddy and stay closer to your comfort zone for the next edit Wink
  • 1 0
 It’s easy to forget how implausible and infinitely valuable our existence is sometimes, there’s more to life than pushbikes but maybe when your at the pointy end of anything it’s hard to see meaning beyond pushing the point further...hard to watch and wish you all the best with recovery dude
  • 1 0
 Wow Gee. Thanks for sharing this. I wish you all the best on your recovery. Our sport is such serious business sometimes, as best as we try to hedge against bad things happening, crashes happen to everyone at one point or another, even the most cautious and methodical riders. I've been following your career for the last ten plus years and your riding is so well rounded, skilled and inspirational. Good job mate! Get well fast!
  • 1 0
 Seeing the friday fails is one thing but this is just completely different, just seeing his body bounce like that, I still get chills. No idea how he survived that, the point is he did. Mad respect for him but i personally think that the risk was way too big when you think of the possible consequences.
  • 1 0
 First of all - that definitely needed the disclaimer at the start because seeing Gee ragdoll like that was ugly! Secondly, for something to look that gnarly on film, it must have been savage to ride so amazing balls to do it. I agree that showing the reality of this including the success and falure is a very responsible thing to do by someone who is held in great regard by younger riders who may otherwise think that its easy. It shows the truth of trying to ride at that level. Healing vibes Gee and see you at the Nationals soon! Tricky
  • 4 0
 The Knife's Edge of what is even possible on a bike. Gnarly. Heal up Gee.
  • 4 0
 Gee… we all love you, man. Heal fast and get back to riding swiftly.
  • 3 0
 That was a shocking watch...Gee, we're all pulling for you, but can you please stay off that fucking hill!
  • 5 0
 Respect.
  • 2 0
 Heal up my man.the athertons are the face of downhill riding along with peaty and minnar all goats imo time to kick back n have some down time
  • 4 0
 Got nauseous, had to lay down after watching.
  • 4 0
 Jesus that's the heaviest shit Ive ever seen.
  • 2 0
 Now that's mountain biking. Amazing stuff. No need for whips or shralps, just riding his bike down the gnarliest bit of mountain he could find
  • 14 14
 The last sentence about donating profits to the rescue groups was nice and at first made feel a little different about the whole thing, but then I started thinking, "I just watched it for free. Is there any sort of reasonable expectation of profit or was that just put in there for PR purposes?"

Love Gee as a rider and that family seems really cool, but I am somewhat conflicted about someone taking that level of risk in what is best categorized as a profit-seeking activity and then getting evacuated on what I assume is the taxpayer's dime.

It's a conundrum for all action and adventure sports and I'm not trying to criticize Gee at all. It could have been any one of hundreds of people spread across dozens sports. Just saying it ought to provoke a little more thoughtful response than "wicked crash, bro. heal up quick."
  • 4 2
 Profits from Youtube clicks?
  • 14 0
 In terms of burden on the health care system, I'm guessing high risk activities don't contribute that much. One of the fortunate things with a good health care system is that we can take those risks. Life would be pretty boring without it.

So is someone like Gee putting more load on the healthcare system over a lifetime compared to an average person? maybe, but it's probably no worse than someone that has an unhealthy lifestyle and will need a lot of medical care later in life. In the end we all pay for it through taxes and insurance. I'm not sure if there is a better alternative.
  • 12 0
 So if he was "just riding along" would it some how make it ok to be rescued? I work everyday to make a "profit" and may need "rescue" one day if something horrible happened. Would you think differently if my rescue was my own fault versus a pure accident? Understand what you mean, but not worth talking about, shit will happen and people will need to be rescued. To blame the the victim is kinda shit
  • 9 0
 Being able to live life without regards to whether or not you will have healthcare in the event of emergency / irrespective of the "taxpayer's dime"...

Hard to imagine as an American, isn't it? God bless the NHS.
  • 12 0
 Gee's no doubt made good money over the years as a professional mountain biker. He will have paid taxes on all that money which will helped pay for the NHS to treat others. That is how socialized health care works. To me is actually quite fitting that the same health care system that his career supported is the one that treated him for injury sustained pursuing that career. No different than a construction worker getting injured on the job.
  • 3 2
 I was thinking this too. The coast guard or mountain rescue are not part of the NHS and are volunteers, paid for by charitable contribution. I doubt the amount he earns from clicks will cover the costs of the operation to rescue him. So, will he cover the costs out of his own pocket? You know, so people who are just out for a hike and get caught out in fast changing weather have an MRT to help them in future? This goes for everyone, if you ride risky lines, subscribe to the cost of your rescue. I've needed it before; been stretchered out with a suspected broken back, broken bones and damaged ligaments. And I think I watched this and realised that I need to set up a debit to the charities that I might need again one day.
  • 3 0
 @oneloosecrank: mountain rescue are volunteers I believe, the coast guard however are a uniformed service funded by tax payers. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency which is responsible for Search and Rescue (amongst many other things) has an annual budget between 300 and 400 million pounds.
  • 3 0
 Perhaps the gnarliest line I have seen attempted on a bicycle. Simply unreal. Wishing Gee a complete and full recovery!
  • 2 0
 Glad you're still around Gee, unreal. This one and the one at Rampage in like 2012 or 2013... mannnn. Keep on keeping on and heal up soon.
  • 2 0
 That crash was bad enough to break his bike in half and that's titanium and carbon fiber! Guess Gee has some adamantium in him!!!!!! Get well Gee!
  • 3 0
 that was a tough watch , so glad your on the rode to recovery and back on the bike soon
  • 3 0
 He looked like he was dead watching him roll down the hill. That’s scary stuff and glad to see he’s doing okay.
  • 5 0
 Geesus
  • 3 0
 Thanks for sharing Gee - tough to see you beat up like that, you are a real warrior. Healing vibes dude.
  • 3 0
 Shout out to the emergency services. Shout out to Gee and a healthy recovery
  • 2 0
 How in the actual Eff did they not have a EMT on-site? This is like Bulldog MSA crash levels of lack of foresight. So lucky he made it through this.
  • 2 0
 It looks like they did. But it appears attempting to transport him down would have come with increased risk.
  • 1 0
 I’ve watched the crash and it’s gut wrenching. Seen some big ones but that’s just on a different level. The bike looked like it took a hammering too. Front of it seems to go all over the place. Healing vibes Gee.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, and you see Gee's face looking 5 years older and you listen to his weak voice and do you believe it is worth it? Do you believe publicity, likes or whatever is worth it?
  • 1 0
 What I don't understand is Gee wearing a full face helmet and not also wearing pads on the rest of his body. This terrain is to bonkers not to wear pads because it is not cool. Heal up Gee.
  • 1 0
 Nothing but respect for Gee for the riding he does, and for putting this out there. Man is a legend and has a massive set of balls. Look forward to see you racing the DH season next year.
  • 3 0
 insane----this guy is a beast ......
  • 7 4
 Meanwhile, brendog went to Woburn bike park
  • 2 1
 Is that a bad thing?
  • 3 0
 What a badass, heal up Gee, you are incredible.
  • 3 0
 wow - so glad he's ok after that one.
  • 2 0
 He should get a Special Award / Honorable Mention at this year's Red Bull Rampage for this.
  • 2 0
 I just hope Gee doesn't try riding this same spot again, but I'm afraid that's just what he's gonna do.....
  • 2 0
 Someone must have removed the practice ramp from that section without telling him.
  • 2 0
 The two guys acting as crash mats with zero protection are solid contenders for any squad. Talk about support.
  • 2 0
 That crash was brutal AF... Healing vibes for Gee. Did anyone notice his bike broke near the head tube 4:08?
  • 1 0
 Dudes a legend! Bow down to the King! That line is a double edged sword with no handle! Heal fast, the world needs more like you!
  • 3 0
 Oof that leg.
  • 2 0
 Lost the battle but he’s still winning the war.
  • 2 0
 How did he survive that. Worst mtb crash I've ever seen
  • 4 4
 The rag doll physics are broken. Those last few tumbles look fake. Seriously though it's hard to get a feel for how steep it is until you see him tumbling.
  • 2 0
 What an absolute legend. Heal up GEE!
  • 2 0
 That was so heavy, heal up G man!
  • 1 0
 Gee is a straight up G. I would never be able to ride a bike again after a crash this insane.
  • 2 0
 Good thing they have frre healthcare over there...
  • 4 0
 is not free, but paid through taxes. Money well spent, IMO
  • 4 6
 this is a fun look into the American psyche....It's like reality scares you so much that you're in total disbelief when you see what can happen. Most of you probably don't ride with any sort of first aid kit--probably don't even know basic CPR--Guaranteed not to know how to stop the bleed. This is the reason our snowflake country can't teach sex ed, can't teach first aid, can't hear any curse word, etc. in schools. Time to realize that life is not a game and you actually need to be a prepared adult to progress in life. Quit being like a Victorian era wife with a fainting couch.... Actually watch the video and learn.
  • 1 0
 More nails than IG Owen’s. Nothing here but respect, wishing a speedy return to doing what you do Gee, pushing forwards.
  • 1 0
 Holy shit!

There’s nothing more to say. That’s how a dead person rag dolls down terrain.
  • 1 0
 Gee is a beast. Nobody can question his passion for raising the bar. Hope to see him crushing it soon.
  • 1 0
 The way his limp body just keeps rolling....fuck....looks dead dead. Heal up my man.
  • 1 0
 @danielfloyd: Correct. I have no respect for people doing stupid stuff to get paid.
  • 2 0
 Take it down a couple of notches there squirrelly Gee
  • 1 0
 That was so much worse than I imagined it would be. It's incredible that he's alive.
  • 2 0
 Oh to be young enough to think Gee is an old man…
  • 1 0
 Fucking hell, I thought I wanted to see that crash and now I'm not sure I did. Glad you're on the mend Gee.
  • 1 0
 Gee 'Hot Rod' Atherton. On a serious note, it must have been awful for the onlookers to witness. Glad Gee's on the mend.
  • 1 0
 He has a good outlook about this. That was a bad crash. At least he was out for most of it.
  • 1 0
 That image will stay with me.... Amazing dude, heal up quick!
  • 2 0
 Fuck dude.
  • 1 0
 Gee must have the air ambulance on his speed dial. Heal up mate.
  • 1 0
 Loved "Geesus" What an attempt.
  • 4 3
 Its time to stop whith this crazy things old man
  • 2 0
 Gee is such a boss !!!!
  • 1 0
 Can't bear to watch the crash. Heal up soon Gee, you got this!
  • 1 0
 That was brutal, hope he heels up soon
  • 1 0
 2 worst MTB crashes i have seen were by Gee.
  • 1 0
 Does Gee have an extra set of balls that the rest of us don't have?
  • 1 0
 Gee’s such a f*cking legend
  • 1 0
 Freeride is not dead. Gee almost was.
  • 1 0
 no words.. just.. FK man No Words
  • 1 0
 I want to see Gee back on World Cup!
  • 1 0
 a true Fred Syversen moment.... You scared us there, gee!
  • 1 0
 I'd be interested to see if Danny Macaskill could handle that line
  • 1 0
 is there an un-watch option... Frown
  • 1 0
 Love it man. And Dyfi Bike Park is SICK!
  • 1 0
 Gee probably has the same wallet as Jules Winnfield.
  • 1 0
 i cant watch this twice, but thanks for sharing the raw.
  • 1 0
 incredible
  • 1 0
 incredibly scary
  • 1 0
 Gee's a fucking G!!
  • 1 0
 Insane!
  • 1 0
 Yipes
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