Video: Friday Fails #113

Apr 10, 2020
by Pinkbike Originals  


It's Friday, enjoy some more glorious fails!








138 Comments

  • 152 5
 biggest fail was that annoying bell!
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 I was so relieved when he finally crashed
  • 26 0
 He got some trail justice.
  • 18 0
 I think the stump was annoyed too...
  • 42 0
 In Santa Barbara, you have to wear a bell on your bike, because all the trails are shared use. It’s super annoying. The horse people attempted to get mountain biking banned and the bell was the solution.
  • 38 1
 @sriracha: Nothing like a good fresh horse burger and fries after a long ride!!
  • 33 13
 While somewhat annoying bells keep multi use trails open to bikes in my local areas. Only selfish assholes ride without them. You tune it out after a while and it improves the trail experience for everyone. You won't believe how many friendly greetings and thank you's you will get from appreciative hikers and equestrians.
  • 8 1
 @curendero: Oh man, my wife was horrified when I ordered horse in Montreal and she's not even a horse person.
  • 7 0
 Tree was like- I got this, I’ll stop that ringing in a hurry...
  • 29 0
 I'm in Southern California and they are a life saver on trails around here. I routinely get thanks from hikers that heard me coming and weren't startled when I raced around a corner and many times have stepped off trail allowing me to pass at speed. Less startle responses from hikers = less trail conflict = more trails open for mountain biking in my area.
Aside from the noise, which you get used to, its a total win-win
Timber makes an excellent bell that can be turned off with a flick of the thumb. So no need to jingle on climbs and lines with good visibility.
  • 16 0
 @aschohn: I have had good experiences with peoples the timber bell in Marin as well as SoCal. As for the noise
I just pretend that its a cowbell rung by race fans, now if only I could also have a voice track of Rob Warner yelling at me to "stay on my bike".
  • 5 8
 Holy crap. If I had to ride with a bell, I'd buy noise cancelling headphones and pipe in maybe Skinny Puppy, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult, KMFDM, Ministry...every metallic speed thrash Industrial Genre thing I could to drown out that satanic tingle in my ears!!!!
  • 10 0
 obnoxious bells keep trails open to all users.
  • 2 3
 @sriracha: you dont "have to" it's just a recommendation.
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flag getsomesy (Apr 10, 2020 at 11:25) (Below Threshold)
 instead of a bell you can could also just blast some music from a portable speaker, way more fun. it doesnt have to be an annoying af bell, i think lots of passive agressive hikers just like that we are like cats strapped with bells. also instead of wearing a bell you could just ride in control to where you arent gonna hit anything you cant see and whistle around blind corners.
  • 43 2
 @getsomesy: Anyone who thinks that playing the music you like out to those on trails interrupting people outdoors for their own experience and forcing them to listen to your choice of what sounds good...we can't be friends.
That has got to be in the top 10 most inconsiderate and self absorbed actions I've ever seen on trails.

I was kidding about the bell issue. Playing mini-boom boxes as you go by, no matter the volume, is narcissism and passive aggressive behavior at it's pinnacle. Big Grin
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flag getsomesy (Apr 10, 2020 at 11:57) (Below Threshold)
 @blowmyfuse: how is playing music worse than the bell? they are both a bunch of noise.
  • 16 1
 @getsomesy: You're one of those guys Smile
Personally I can't get by making everyone else enjoy my taste in music...especially outdoors. The bell is WAY less specific ( and more consistent) as far as sounds go. It's volume is also a lot more subdued than the DB's than most crank out of their speakers.
Also. less is more on a bike ride. A speaker is just a non-starter for me.
Perhaps future e-bikes will include those in the frame too so we can all REALLY hate on them lol.
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 @blowmyfuse: I like your taste in music. Regular headphones do a great job of masking it and as other have said a Timber bell is the solution. On for when you need it and off for where you don't.
  • 6 0
 @getsomesy: The last guy I heard blaring music on the trails from his handlebar mounted speaker was listening to AC/DC Thunderstruck. Really shouldn't need to explain any further.
  • 5 2
 @sriracha: i use my loud freehub (Hope Pro4 and now DT swiss 240) for attention on trails Wink
  • 5 0
 @striveCF15: I use an Onxy silent hub and a Timber bell. People thought myold loud hub was a motor and they like the bell. I like it because I've done my part to warn that I am approaching at very high speed and barely in control rather that having to worry about surprising the unsuspecting (who then leap into your path to 'avoid' you)
  • 3 0
 might as well just ride a moto!
  • 1 0
 @Kiotae: How was it?
  • 2 0
 @lostinstates: put a card in the spokes like the good ol days.
  • 1 0
 @Kiotae: she would be if she tried one.
  • 1 0
 Anything to stop that bell
  • 1 0
 bell was definetly too heavy....
  • 1 0
 I've got a fever and the only solution is...
  • 1 0
 @Warburrito: Self isolation?
  • 39 1
 Watching these fails week after week I've began to notice a pattern to what people say after a crash. There's the "Oh shit!" The grunt on impact. The silent heavy breather videographer who doesn't help. The dramatic Eastern European. The English bloke with a witty comment.
  • 5 0
 35 seconds in. "Crashed." LOL
  • 2 0
 Also, some Italian guy saying "Cazzo!"
  • 6 0
 The guys who lose the front wheel and slide down always get an "oh my God are you ok". The guys who get annihilated by a 10 ft Gap jump get no reaction.
  • 12 0
 There is only one word used by Eastern Europeans which is KURWA!! (whore)
  • 41 0
 Some good ones in there but mr splits-to-nutshot has to be the winner.
  • 15 0
 It's like a 2-for-1. Bad enough that your groin is torn wide apart, but then the frame comes up and gives the ol' blunt force trauma. I'm still laughing about it and I type really slow.
  • 8 0
 I think that trick should be called the Little Richard.
  • 15 1
 @chubby5000: not the dick pound?
  • 1 0
 I agree! I'd be out of work for a month if I did that.
  • 1 0
 pedal to taint - ouch!
  • 40 0
 nothing like a flaming pit of death near the skills park
  • 6 0
 Yeah, I was waiting for the Friday fails first of a rider catching fire.
  • 2 0
 Sammath Naur.
  • 4 0
 It would have tractor beamed me right in...
  • 1 0
 Crash and burn
  • 37 1
 No video of someone jumping the grim donut over a shark?
  • 2 8
flag NYShred (Apr 10, 2020 at 9:37) (Below Threshold)
 The joke is as dead as Randy
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 @NYShred: Randy died??!!
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 @NYShred: au contraire
  • 32 1
 There was a theme at the beginning and the end, but I wooden go there.
  • 6 1
 They weren't comfortable, riding stiff as a tree.
  • 8 0
 @Ajorda: stiff as a board?
  • 18 0
 @thegoodflow: Not the former, definitely the ladder.
  • 2 0
 Pulp friction
  • 25 0
 “Go ‘Elp ‘im,” says the concerned friend whose camera hand stays completely steady.
  • 38 0
 He knows he is the most important person in area. Always keep filming.
  • 18 0
 Michael??
  • 9 0
 Michael!
  • 15 1
 Bikin' with Dwight. His camelbak is 100% full of beat juice.
  • 8 2
 Michael, are you ok?
So, Michael are you ok?
Are you ok, Michael?
You've been hit by
You've been hit by
A Friday Fails video
  • 1 1
 Micheal with the sweet little bar turn before the crash.
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 MICHAEL!!!
  • 18 1
 i thought we were getting thunderstruck for the rest of the video. gutted.
  • 16 1
 Thunderstruck >> Bell Ringing A-hole
  • 13 0
 Backflip-to-flat guy, nice front wheel explosion!
  • 7 0
 I can't get enough of Austin Powers kid at :30 Gonna be laughing about him the rest of the day and then some. Awesome
  • 6 0
 Yeah the look on that kid's face stoked some warmth in my heart this morning.
  • 1 0
 Yeah Babyyyyyy!
  • 6 0
 Thursday afternoon: "I don't feel like I rode well on that ride. Why am I so terrible at bikes after so many years?"
Friday AM: "Okay, I'm pretty great."
  • 7 0
 Bell rang , but trees won't step a side...
  • 2 0
 In the south east of France we sometimes use those bells during the hunting season... the trails we ride go through hills where people hunt... IMO it s usefull but a bit boring too, u feel like being a cow or a goat( no tribute to G Minaar...).. Safety first he?
  • 7 2
 jingle bells.......jingle bells........jingle all the UGGGGHHHH!!!
  • 3 0
 I preferred the old exploding biker theme in the beginning. It was way more fluid, and the rolling wheel and flying fiery shards made my kids laugh like crazy.
  • 5 0
 360-splits Smile 4 the win !
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 1:36 - am i watching a different angle of the same crash where a lad looked like he got ejected off the planet? friday fails #111 from 3/27, 2:12. or did this same dude go for it again with the exact same end result?
  • 1 0
 he did it twice
  • 1 0
 @iljahsimpkin: is that rockyj at 2:36?
  • 1 0
 @harrisonfilleul: yh. haha its hilarious
  • 1 0
 Is the thing even physically possible?
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 @oldmanhucking: doesn't seem like it
  • 2 0
 Having a good bike is fine, spending too much is discussable, but learning some technics to ride properly is certainly the first thing some people should do. It`s a Benny Hill festival...
  • 1 0
 TGIF but Y do all the Fails happen on Friday ,could we not get a few to happen through the week, you know as we are all shutins these days. Maybe one good one per day and we vote at the end of the week, prizes could be like Gauze, bandages, painkillers etc.
  • 3 0
 The most dangerous part of the 1:55 crash.....he could have got his finger stuck in the rotor grabbing the bike.
  • 4 0
 "MICHAEL!"
-Dwight Schrute
  • 3 0
 That homemade ramp at :51 would have made Evel Knievel proud
  • 3 0
 Carbon rims for you sir? Fxxk off. He hinted.
  • 1 0
 I can't believe that tree didn't move for that guy, I know it heard him coming with his Timber bell (hmmm, guess the tree had earbuds in)
  • 2 0
 Why do these eastern european trail features always look so scary, they are built to fail.
  • 3 3
 Poor work ethic ?
  • 2 1
 @rideronthestorm1: oooooooooh SNAP
  • 3 1
 @rideronthestorm1: It's not a work ethics thing, it's a no f*cks given thing. Like "Line is sketchy....is ok. I send it biiig!!". I don't ride that way, but my history with avalanches shows my Eastern European disregard for safety (at least on snow).
  • 1 2
 Starting to get a little thin on quality- understandably. A few great ones surround by a lot of Meh.

Stay tuned next week for an entire episode of moms filming 8 year olds falling off curbs while dads watch in their bathrobes.

I don’t think I can make it through all this without banger fails to look forward to every Friday!
  • 1 1
 Bruised balls and maybe a broken wrist or two. Pretty tame compared to some past episodes.
  • 2 0
 whenever there are multiple riders it's so fun to guess who will crash. quarantine drinking game?
  • 2 0
 @2:32 Bike: "Imma head out."
  • 3 1
 Y'all should put my Spring semester in this video
  • 1 0
 Is it wrong to feel bad for the unfortunate bikes in these crashes and not the riders?
  • 2 0
 Who can ride with the dinner bell on the whole time!
  • 1 0
 You know you did something wrong if you didn't even make it till the "unh, unh, unh" in Thunderstruck without crashing.
  • 1 0
 many of them where like, "you don´t have to know how to ride a bike, when bike rides you"
*Insert Eddy Murphy Meme here*
  • 1 0
 POV fails are so much harder to watch
  • 1 0
 "...many balls were hurt in the making of this compilation..."
  • 1 0
 @1:30 thats romanian ha ha ha ha Oi de pula mea ! ha ha ha ha ha funny
  • 1 0
 Who knew that there would be something more annoying than hub in a video?
  • 1 0
 Oh thank god that bell stopped.
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 2:12 - Thats one way to stop the ringing
  • 1 0
 Is the last one Megawatt at Tokul?
  • 1 0
 Doesn’t look like it
  • 1 0
 Why aren't these set to Benny Hill yet?
  • 1 0
 Best part of the video was 2:10.
  • 1 1
 Real fail of the week-another 7 days have gone by and no review of the Donut!!
  • 1 0
 moral of the story for most.. go faster
  • 1 0
 3:10....I built that feature! That's not how you ride it...
  • 1 0
 is that Lucas?
  • 15 17
 What kind of a bellend has a bell on their bike they use on the trails? Clearly the guy is a lunatic that would piss me off so bad!
  • 12 0
 Usually to warn folks around corners for high-use trails. In some situations, you use 'em for bears.
  • 6 7
 I would quit mountain biking if I always had to ride with that sound.
  • 1 3
 Yeah super annoying. I put bells on my dogs to let the bears know we’re around but that bell was awful.
  • 6 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: You need something to avoid running into people around blind corners on high use trails (read every trial in the Colorado Front Range). I personally went for the annoyingly loud hub (Hope Pro 4) rather than the loud annoying bell. Pick your poison
  • 10 0
 Bells are mandatory in Santa Barbara so you don’t spook a dumb horse that could trample and kill hikers.
  • 6 0
 @freestyIAM: Yeah these bells are popular around the Front Range for good reason. Me, I just yodel all the way down.
  • 1 0
 @freestyIAM: I have Hope Pros. Smile I'm no stranger to the need to alert people. Luckily these days I'm able to stick to directional trails that aren't too busy.
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 @bikekrieg: dinner bells.
  • 3 1
 Timber bells have an on-off slider so you can use it on fast blind corners and not JRA like a kook.
  • 4 0
 @bikekrieg: How do you get the bell on the bear?
  • 1 0
 That’s my kind of joke @martinhutch:
  • 1 0
 Huck to Taco
  • 1 0
 Hallo Patrik
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 Hallo Christian
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 2:30 YEET
  • 3 4
 I’m sorry, the guy with the bell got what he deserved...
  • 1 0
 In the end.
  • 1 0
 He`s probably deaf...
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