XC race, it started pouring rain right at the start. The guy in front here came second against some pretty good riders on decent bikes, check out his bike and shoes
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XC race, it started pouring rain right at the start. The guy in front here came second against some pretty good riders on decent bikes, check out his bike and shoes

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  • + 370
 That is really cool. It just goes to show that equipment can only take you so far. Theres nothing like determination. Good for him! Great shot too!
  • + 50
 That'll be a trip to remember! So awesome!
  • + 98
 he looks like an absolute powerhouse!
  • + 123
 I really think this deserves POD, what that bike must cost less than one of the tires we roll on, seriously amazing dude. tup
  • + 57
 Some people need a Epic or a Scalpel to be a happy showoff. I love this guy, he kicks their ass big time (and steals the show without a 4000k rig).
  • + 71
 ...& i`ve found another reason for pod... xc-racing with sandals!
  • + 34
 this better get POD
  • + 51
 Yeah but his bike has something theirs don't... Many reflectors!
  • + 91
 usain bolt on a bike Razz
  • + 27
 "its all about performance"... yeah buddy
  • + 47
 id love to see this guy downhilling
  • + 15
 Pinned!Big Grin
  • + 24
 maybe if they forget about the helmet rule just for this once, it would be sweet seeing such a meaningful pic get POD
  • + 13
 All I can say is 'Bitchin'
  • + 18
 lol looks like hes runnin from something XD
  • + 36
 the black mans definitely not a weight weenie haha with all those reflectors on his bike

mighta gotten first with out them Wink
but im dam proud of the guy
  • + 8
 someone edit this for the "Follow Me" competition.
  • - 45
flag dtroyan123 (Feb 10, 2010 at 22:55) (Below Threshold)
 @ fr3erid3r "the black man" wow hello 1950s. way to be racist.....jerk
  • + 35
 This pic should be shown to every gear queer that shows up to the trail on overpriced equipment in spandex and gives a bunch of sh*t to other riders who are not "real" riders like them. It would be a humbling experience for some of those "real" riders to get smoked by a guy in shower slippers on a spray painted rigid bike. Congrats to that guy on the 2nd place finish.
  • + 13
 Should be the picture of the century
  • + 14
 haha im thinking there could be a cool runnings sequel about mountain biking Razz
  • + 47
 @ dtroyan im just curious at how that is racist. he is black? are you the kind of guy who would call him coloured? because that is racist for sure as it implys there are not equal. if someone called me a white guy i wouldnt go shouting racist that readily because i am actually white.
  • + 4
 its the way he said "the black man".......i mean why not say the pinner out front
  • + 11
 aye, i thought it was abit blunt too. dont think he meant any racist meaning in it though.
  • + 53
 wow i wasnt even thinking about that being racist... so i definitely didn't mean it

but go ahead and take offense if you want, he is black though, and the people behind him are white

i could have said "the guy in front" but w/e you are just over-sensitive
  • - 2
 its cool then just want everyone to get along thats all
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flag dtroyan123 (Feb 13, 2010 at 20:33) (Below Threshold)
 haha i got negative props for saying that ^ wow pinkbike just wow
  • + 25
 I'm Asian

negative props please?

Guess you're racist if you neg prop that

get the sand out of your vagina and stop being so sensitive. i said black, big deal. you know what i would have said if i was trying to be racist and i didn't go there.

w.e im done talking to you guys. and not dtroyan123, im cool with him
  • + 17
 for real lets all just move on. it was just a misunderstanding.
  • + 10
 I always wondered why you don't get many black athletes in Cycling sports. Their genes make it easy for them to develop muscle mass as their muscles are denser that white peoples (I think?), which is why you get so many black sprinters etc. I woulda thought they'd be good at 4X. Maybe they just don't get the opportunity...
wicked pic anyway. Shows how anyone can beat people without needing a superlight XC bike.
  • + 6
 All bodies are different, no matter what race. Whether this guy was black or not he kicked so much ass.
  • + 3
 this should be POD I have never seen anything like it, this guy kicks ass!!!!
  • + 8
 no helmet? NO POD!! i dont give a f*ck
  • + 2
 GO Jamaica he is my new hero
  • + 2
 haha he's on the pipe! fair play to him, thats true commitment
  • + 1
 imagine how effing pissed everybody that didnt do as well as he did would be
  • + 1
 now that last comment was verging on racism.
  • + 23
 I love those "racism" fragile people. If that was racist: what about that: white people are stupid, they should be killed for poluting the world as they did since ages! Dogs! Murderers !

or maybe religiously incorrect: recently catholic church changed the rules form young boys while confessing, they have to kneel down showing their back to the preacher! or how about sexual things: heteros are as modern as a pig playing a banjo!

fun for anybody? if yes change white to black, catholic church to muslims, and gay instead of heteros: not fun anymore? if not fun well: get some mental treatment cuz you have some political correction crap installed in your head... maybe too much MTV or just too much CNN... don't know...

But it is not fun being a white person, at the same time being catholic and a heterosexual being called around a dinosaur, a racist not tolerant bastard everytime I forget what is politicalt correct or not! So give the guy a break as he didn't mean anything wrong!

and remember: as in SouthPark they said: the word n*gger-Guy is illegal to use!
  • + 7
 the best speach i have ever read on pinkbike!
  • + 7
 that's the third speech i've read by him on pinkbike now, he seems to love getting his point across and i really respect that!
  • + 4
 @WAKIdesigns .........YES
  • + 5
 Someone shud sponsor him for being awesome
  • + 1
 unbelieveable.
  • + 3
 One piece cranks ftw!
  • + 2
 FTW= for the win...i am an oldschool bmx fan, i wasnt dissing him...he definately deserves props
  • + 1
 RobbyBriers are you sure you mean 4000k rig? That's like 40,000,000 dollars
  • + 2
 E.P.I.C
@WAKIdesigns

This pic deserves POD. 2nd, that's 100x's better then alot of riders would have done
  • - 3
 oh FFS mr-eric WTF?! Can U please explain what exactly has occured in your brain that triggered your fingers to write this last sentence? What was the thinking process? Something must have struck you real hard so apart of common sense your brain skipped grammar...
  • + 2
 is he refering to the sentence "he be the black sam hill"? i dont find that offensive at all.
  • + 1
 besides sam hill is a downhiller, and this is an XC race
  • + 1
 probs to that guy man, real rider!
  • + 2
 what a don!
  • + 1
 I agree, this NEEDS to be POD, so inspirational for people less fortunate than ourselves, you can still accomplish anything if you set your heart to it. Simply awesome.
  • + 1
 i wish that guys get sponsor because he deserve it
  • + 1
 I wanna shake this guys hand and go riding in jamiaca with him. he's natural talent
  • + 1
 natural talent? not really.

more of pure fittness.
  • + 1
 I'm sorry mate, but this guys got natural talent, pouring with rain, slick roads, slicks tyres and a shi**a of a bike, and he still comes second, he's bloody fit don't get me wrong, but he's also very, very talented to beat those guys, even on a normal bike, let alone that thing.
  • + 2
 tbh bud, i bet he lives there and rides pretty much everyday, he'll be used to riding in those conditions, and yeah he might be talanted but it seems everyones taking it over the top, i agree coming from what would seem to be a poor community on a bike most of us wouldnt dare ride and coming 2nd is impressive, but i think its more fitness then talent, i mean look at the guy behind him, he looks shattered, where the black guy (not racist so all you jumpy people calm down) just seems to be powering through.
  • + 3
 It's a bit of both, these guys ride bikes because they don't have cars, and they ride what they've got. They ride everywhere, up the mountain and down the mountain, no problems. So yes they are fit, and they have a bit of skill acquired from simply riding a lot.
  • + 1
 @IanHylands: If this doesn't get POD because of the missing helmet, I'm gonna eat all my gear, move to jamaica and ride with this dude!

Please make it POD cuz I can't afford doing that Big Grin
  • + 1
 howd that gear taste?
  • + 1
 salty, i assume
  • + 1
 The gear tasted terrible but jamaica is rad!
  • + 1
 black men don't need helmets Big Grin props to the rider for kicking ass Beer
  • + 2
 7 reflectors in front wheel = True Boss.
  • + 35
 Pinkbike turns everyone into bike whores. Another amazing photo, this whole collection is inspiring.
  • + 0
 crankworks , no helmet? NO POD!! i dont give a f*ck
  • + 1
 JACKO VVVV youur drunk no one cares!
  • + 1
 the more you learn about biking the more you realize there isnt much to improve. pinkbike only got me wanting more and more. i dont even want to know how much money in bikes ive spent
  • + 1
 "I don't need no fox crap. I just shred..."
-Jamaican man
  • + 1
 This just sometimes goes to show, it doesn't matter the quality of the bike sometimes but the skill, heart, and endurance of the rider.
  • + 20
 thats determination face there.
  • + 3
 just a plain amazing shot
  • + 4
 yeah by far. pure racers heart i would say. now just need lance and that guy to race each other and see who win then lol
  • + 5
 yeah this guy actually inspired me to go out and do a night ride on my downhill bike lol. You dont have to be mr fancy pants to win , i know he didnt win but he got 2nd tho, that says a lot about him, what he could be like if he gets some sponsors and stuf
  • + 1
 I know this is rough but it says allot about xc, you could turn up on a crappy bike and almost win, imagine that bike in a DH race down Fort William...
  • + 0
 haha well put! although with that determination he has on his face i think he might be able to win a DH race at Fort William
  • - 1
 true story, but i still think he would need a much better bike> Smile
  • + 1
 very true i think he would need an old giant dh one team bike from 2000 to match his old XC bike Big Grin
  • + 13
 LMAO at the guy behind him with the $2000-$3000 bike. I hope he feels like a real douche.
  • + 8
 no one owns a lid in Jamaica..it is a rarity. Parents sometimes have to choose between buying shoes or paying for food or school. If anyone here ever goes to jamaica bring old gloves, lids and pads and anything else they can use like BIKE PARTS and patch kits. my old tyres can be seen on tons of bikes years later....happy faces spreading bike love 2 wheels 1 love is our motto
  • + 12
 i know theres the no helmet rule, but it has to be pod!
  • + 7
 DEFINATELY ... I mean, look at those reflectors, that got to make up the missing Helmet!

Pinkbike, this one HAS to bee an exception, that Dude is so awesome that awesome isn´t enough to say.
  • + 2
 they always make exeptions look through the previous pod and there are some where they arent wearing helmets. they are more common in vods but i dont know if they follow the same rules.
  • + 7
 My God I love this photo... Its not just about equipment, as long as you love what you're doing and are determined! I especially love the guys in the back, all decked out with fox forks, clip pedals, etc...and this guy just destroys them on a one piece crank, reflector filled dept. store bike! WICKED!
  • + 3
 THAT is Ryan a kiwi rider and Andrew Memura a Toronto rider that kills it. They had their asses handed to them like the rest of us. Usually the guy kicking my ass is wearing no shoes and has a deathtrap beater with no brakes. This is the Rambo Race...to town and back 3 times...soon as it started it started pouring...killed the bmx demos but everything else went off. The Jamaican Bicycle Bash takes place here at James Bond Beach...an entire day dedicated to bicycles and stunting and FOOD and DRINK. The previous 2 years featured forign stars like McCaul and Vanderham doing flips for the attendees but now it is all about Jamaican talent. thanx to red Bull and Appletons Rum.
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  • + 1
 Lungs and legs of steel. Respect. Thank you Jamaican dude for making me feel good. I ride with people who just change parts and bikes like there's no tomorrow, and I sometimes feel that I get no respect because I ride a hardtail with a beat-up Drop-off.
  • + 5
 dude, it was the wheel spoke reflectors that made him go faster...hahaha
  • + 3
 If at any time I think to myself that I need a lighter or new bike to be faster, I will look back at this photo!
  • + 3
 this is riding in a nutshell.... its not what you ride its how you ride it!! why hasnt it had pod yet no lid mayhaps???
  • + 2
 yea maybe but i cant see the no helmet rule stopping this guy from getting POD
  • + 3
 dude black people are awesome.... and clearly hes kicking the white guys asses
  • + 1
 yeahh props for this guy
  • - 2
 what is all this black and white word using..... didnt you read above that those words are racist lol jk guys
  • + 5
 it was the bud..
  • + 4
 it must be the shoes that made him so fast...
  • + 5
 definatly POD material
  • + 3
 Amazing, we should raise funds for this guy!
  • + 3
 yeah congratulation to him! Pretty nice podium!
  • + 3
 WHAT A f*ckING SAV
  • + 3
 give him a contract , real power
  • + 1
 i think this guy should be sponsored by someone who can give him a decent bike and a decent gear and there they will find the next legent of xc
  • + 3
 lol i love this photo thats sick
  • + 2
 thats determination rite ther man !!!
  • + 2
 The cranks man! 1pc cranks. Haven`t seen those in ages... haha. POD!
  • + 2
 this guy is my new hero. awesome shot man.
  • + 2
 POD!! POD POD POD!!! THE GUY HAD BALLS AND SPIRIT!
  • + 2
 u can see that he's trying to get away with a stolen bike hahaha....
  • + 1
 just proves dosent it , aye fair enough having the kit and the bike but its not needed all the time
  • + 1
 aye mon fuck da shoes fuck da helmet get my bike outta back yard im gona win dis ding
  • + 2
 Applaud to him! This guy have charisma! Big Grin So siick !
  • - 1
 Disclaimer: The following joke is in no way intended to be racist or offensive to anybody, any nationality, or any religion.

Q. What do you call a three foot Jamaican?
A. A yardie.
  • + 3
 pod.
  • + 1
 From the the thumbnail picture i thought that it was a biker cop chasing him... guess not Razz
  • + 2
 POD!!! The emotion is awesomely captured
  • + 3
 please make this pod!!!!
  • + 3
 pod for sure
  • + 2
 ha ha, I love riding my bike with jandals, a beer in hand helps to:P
  • + 2
 awsome get this man a sponser
  • + 1
 haha get this guy a good bike and some riding shoes and he will distroy everyone
  • + 3
 POD Smile
  • - 5
flag jesusrendon (Feb 9, 2010 at 14:34) (Below Threshold)
 ..
  • + 1
 this is when you blame the No Helmet rule, it would've been a great POD, safety first though
  • + 1
 yea cuz its all about safety and not riding right? im saying this..... without any racism in my bones at all...... he couldnt afford a helmet so he cant have pod. it takes money to get pod lol
  • + 2
 A Rastifarian Sam Hill... LOL
  • + 1
 i love it! lmao i joined the xc team at my school and everyone has like pro xc bikes, i have a full street/dj bike setup:P
  • + 1
 i love it this. shows how much people think that their gear makes them better riders..it helps but it is all in u
  • - 1
 It remind me a joke that one of my friend already told me ahahah !!!

A Nigga Stole My Bike !!!

And You Answer ...

A Nigga What ???
  • + 1
 i like how many reflectors there are on the fron tire lol
  • + 1
 who says super cycles arn't good now
  • + 1
 wow, flip flops and no helmet ..
  • + 1
 hes black. what do you guys expect...?
  • + 2
 POD for respect!
  • + 2
 POD!
  • + 1
 haha he looks like a machine wouldnt wanna race againts him
  • - 1
 If this guy didnt get any sponsors out of this race......THAT my fellow bikers is.. drum roll please........... RACISM!!!! jk
  • + 2
 this is awesome!
  • + 2
 In it to win it.
  • + 1
 looks like he should be in world cup!! Razz
  • + 1
 POD! Props2 the Powerhouse! Remarkable indeed!
  • + 1
 he actually won this race
  • + 2
 POD please!
  • + 1
 I just watched that whole vid, and I must say... LOL!!!! lol
  • + 2
 pod
  • + 2
 awesome pic Big Grin
  • + 2
 POD!! sick pic
  • + 1
 A little elbow grease and a few drops of coconut oil goes a long way...
  • + 2
 so nice
  • + 1
 POD I don't care that he is without helmet!!!!
  • + 1
 Amazing photo! This one contains WAY more than 1000 words!
  • + 1
 usain bolt on a bike hahahaha
  • + 2
 POD all the way...
  • + 2
 He is the man.
  • + 2
 Jah make yaa!!!!
  • + 1
 look how loose his chain is!
  • + 2
 POD its epic !
  • + 1
 is there a hole in his sock ?
  • + 1
 there sandals mate ha
  • + 2
 WHAT A BEAST
  • + 1
 I think this could be Pinkbike Photo Of the Year! tup
  • + 1
 drugs.
  • + 1
 Get some!!!
  • + 1
 Ushen Bolt of biking!
  • + 1
 ya man super irie
  • + 1
 usain bolt?
  • + 1
 I love it Razz
  • + 0
 ride it like u stole it
  • - 5
flag KillaKHS (Feb 2, 2011 at 15:46) (Below Threshold)
 lol careful now! you dont want these guys to read into your comment like girls and somehow take your "joke" and turn it into kkk level racism.
  • + 1
 lol shit happens
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