Gee Atherton Shares Injury Update - Red Bull Rampage 2023

Oct 11, 2023 at 14:22
by Brian Park  
Heal up Gee
Heal up Gee!

We're relieved to get the update that Gee Atherton's injuries are "not too bad" after his massive crash yesterday—relatively speaking. He posted on Instagram that he sustained a few skull and vertebrae fractures, but it sounds like he's on the mend.

bigquotesHeavy day yesterday. Testing out the new drop on my Rampage run and a combo of slightly deep and a bit of a wind gust meant I couldn’t ride it out.

Injuries are not too bad tho, some fractures to vertebrae and a few skull fractures will mean I’ll have to chill for a few weeks.

What hurts the most tho is missing the event this Friday, especially after the dig crew have been putting in such an effort.

Big thanks to the medical crew on site, and to @alfraynor, @kuli_1995 and @moonhead_media for creating this beast. We’ll be back
Gee Atherton


Gee Atherton s massive drop attempt at Rampage 2023. Photo Izzy Lidsky.
Photo: Izzy Lidsky.
Gee Atherton s massive drop attempt at Rampage 2023. Photo Alexa Christensen.
Photo: Alexa Christensen.


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  • 429 13
 Gotta love that vertebrae and skull fractures are “not too bad” for Gee. What a beast.
  • 139 1
 Mere flesh wounds!
  • 245 37
 I don't know. I'm not fond of whining about tiny things. But I see this as either tough talk or complete disrespect for his own body. Sure, I can understand he's happy he's not dead or paralyzed or in a coma, which are all possible outcomes of a Rampage run gone bad. But it's serious by any standard.
  • 36 0
 And only have to chill for a few weeks!
  • 62 5
 @ak-77: I think it's all relative... compared to what he just went through, he probably does feel these injuries really are not too bad.
  • 219 2
 I fractured some vertebrae once. Chilled for a few years.
  • 164 149
 There should be no love for this. Those are bad injuries and they will absolutely catch up to anybody. This is unnecessary glorification of getting hurt and passing it off as cool. Posting a thumbs up picture like that is setting a terrible example. Gee should take this opportunity to let young riders who look up to him know serious this likely was.
  • 42 2
 My guess is from his viewpoint bone damage is relatively easy to address. skull and vertebrae sound scary since it's not a broken arm but from his statement it looks like he dodged major nerve and brain damage. Bones heal relatively quick compared to joints and ligaments and it sounds like internal organs were spared, so given the size of the hit it could've been way way worse.
  • 16 3
 @ak-77: Gee has a different mindset then the rest of us mortals.
  • 48 12
 Have to agree with some of the commenters above. Big respect for Gee but there comes a time when enough is enough.
  • 14 3
 Dude is hard af.
  • 30 1
 Tis but a scratch
  • 10 1
 @charmingbob: he sure does. I slid on a corner today, I have two stitches in my arm, a sore shoulder and a dent in my helmet. That's about the maximum I will shrug off as nothing serious. Then again Gee probably wasn't planning to take his kids on a trip next week and I guess he has proper medical insurance so he can afford to be recovering for a while.
  • 11 0
 @nilswalk: Me too, and I've had a 40 years of neck and back pain.
  • 8 0
 I'll never call a ridiculous movie scene bullshit again
  • 113 36
 @warmerdamj: Soapbox much? Given Mr. Atherton's life experience in this sport and previously suffering what could be considered more numerous and severe injuries, maybe leave it to him and his own perception as to severity and messaging. When you become an expert freerider you can tell whoever you want about whatever aspect of your injuries you want. For people like you who have no common sense of their own, just know that professional athletes are not required to be walking PSAs for anyone's kids.

Also, if you've watched (or played) any extreme or contact sport where injuries occur, the "thumbs up" is not flipping the bird to one's injuries or telling everyone that you're the coolest survivor around. It's universally accepted as the athlete signalling to observers/family/friends/audience that in the moment, they have most of their wits about them and have avoided truly serious injury. It doesn't mean they're out of the woods or that they think they're cool, but that there's some positivity in the moment and hopefully in the future.

At any rate, Mr. Atherton has infinitely more skills on a bike than I do and I leave it to him to determine if he's had enough. Kinda like you wouldn't want any of us telling you when you should quit riding, or typing, or whatever.
  • 35 0
 How do you have several skull fractures without concussion? Or should I say, can you have skull fracture without a concussion?
  • 27 94
flag warmerdamj (Oct 11, 2023 at 15:32) (Below Threshold)
 @iammarkstewart: I think your comment is much more of a soapbox than mine. Next time write a couple more paragraphs please.
  • 25 0
 Too bad for Gee.

I guess the $850.00USD First place payday is up for grabs again.

Get after it kids!
  • 16 0
 @BermJunky: come back here Ill bite your legs off!
  • 9 24
flag lifeofloon (Oct 11, 2023 at 16:01) (Below Threshold)
 @warmerdamj: I bet you're real fun on group rides. You're probably going to disagree with me and tell me I should be quiet too. Fortunately I own my own free will just like everyone else.
  • 15 2
 @warmerdamj: thumbs up means I'm ok.

And he is probably drugged. So expecting something like don't do this at home is a little far fetched at this point.
  • 10 12
 @warmerdamj: I’m assuming that you have never been in a situation where you know you can do something of high risk (whether it be in your professional life, personal life, or bike related) tried it, failed, and been left seriously hurt? (physically, financially, or other)

All you can think about during the recovery phase on the couch is analyzing what happened, why it happened, how it won’t happen again, and formulating a plan to coming back stronger and conquering what hurt you. I can ensure you that once you do that once, and conquer that demon, you will 100 percent understand Gee’s mindset.
  • 7 0
 @BermJunky: Your skull is cracked. No its not. Just fractured. Come on
Only Gee
  • 13 1
 @omegalung: you’re arms are off!
No they aren’t!
  • 9 6
 @ak-77: it's not insurance and responsibilities man, he's on another level. As much as this might feel like a totally unreasonable amount of risk, we ride on the shoulders of these giants. We benefit from people who push what is possible - on a bike, mountain climbing, science, all these endeavours that are high risk or result in social exclusion give us what we have today.
Just be a lad, wish him well and be thankful we get to witness this stuff.
/soapbox Smile
  • 2 0
 @PocoBoho: damn! That much?Did they raise it $250 this year? That’s gotta cover most of the tools they buy before heading out.
  • 79 0
 I have a group of 5 buddies in their 50s and 60s who've suffered plenty of consequences from a life in sport. We're all doing pretty good compared to our sedentary friends, but the two who got the most sun got skin cancer, the guy who fell the most rock climbing has fused vertebrae, and the guy who crashed the most snowboarding and riding had to stop snowboarding due to concussions and stop surfing due to chronic neck/shoulder issues. I've seen his weak arm give out twice while MTBing leading to massive crashes and have a feeling that might be an issue soon. We also have a hip replacement possibly tied to overtraining and a heart ablation surgery possibly tied to racing with an inflamed heart.

Each of the corrective surgeries was proceeded by months/years of troubleshooting and managing. We're all slowly being boxed out of things we love and if we'd moderated just a bit we could have avoided a few surgeries and might still be able to do more.

It took me a long time to figure out that I could have just as much fun riding at 7/10ths. Wish I'd learned it a little younger. A 55 year old dude with a limp actually isn't that cool.
  • 8 21
flag warmerdamj (Oct 11, 2023 at 17:08) (Below Threshold)
 @lifeofloon: No I'm not fun on group rides actually, I hate all the stopping and chatting.

@nhtowa421: of course I've been there, doesn't change my option at all.
  • 46 7
 He wont be able to get out of bed when he is 50. Ya dude no biggie. Enjoy the spotlight while it lasts. The depression from multiple concussions suck super bad being middle aged. The fucked, shoulders, knees etc. Being sore all the time. Not even close to what he is going to experience....I'm living it right now. Seemed cool at the time tho. -ex pro snowboarder Can am vert skateboarder.
  • 15 18
 @bucky99: No he's fine, listen to @iammarkstewart. His thumbs up and he has way more life experience with more sever injuries so obviously more adding some more severe injuries is A-OK. But what do we know, we have no common sense anyway.
  • 32 9
 You've reached peak Gee.
Maybe it’s time to chill the f*** out or at least stop filming your attempted suicides.
It’s getting disturbing.
There’s other good things to do in life.
  • 9 2
 @warmerdamj: No way, Redbull(shit) needs all the positive pr they can get right now. What if they were held accountable and CEO's lost their 5th house?Ever think of that? Like Gee said, fractured skulls and vertebrae are no big deal, just another day mountain biking. He'll be riding trails tomorrow, plomise.
  • 31 7
 No Gee, what hurts most is your broken neck and skull fractures, probably some brain trauma in there. Enough with the tough guy shit.
  • 3 2
 @warmerdamj: He's medicated. Glad no paralysis, he's lucky.
  • 1 0
 @robito: Yup. OnlyFans and Band-Aid stepping up big this year.
  • 2 0
 @DanKaplan: I think that's a given. There's no way he didn't get at least a moderate concussion. Hopefully he doesn't suffer from major symptoms in the next few weeks/months
  • 3 0
 @bucky99: We probably competed at a few hand dug half-pipes for the some BC Cups back in the day. Maybe even some Canada Cups and Westbeach Classics? Also, my body is fuxored too.
  • 5 11
flag likeittacky (Oct 11, 2023 at 20:45) (Below Threshold)
 @iammarkstewart:He could have signed up for a stupid war and sacrifice his limbs or life for a cause that a government brainwashed him to believe in, was honorable but turned out to be someones warmongering propensity that created conflict which claimed the lives and maimed multitudes of once strong young people with families that needed His/Her support. Pick your poison.
  • 16 4
 @warmerdamj: I actually think this is a really good point we need to start discussing in the mtb community.
What is the point where insanity and no care for personal safety get to be too much?
I think this is that point. Now don't get me wrong, Gee is an incredible person, and an incredible athlete, but I think he's been going too far.
And all for the YouTube glory, and it's feeling like he doesn't know when tk call quits. At least on things like this.
  • 13 3
 @lifeofloon: do you think it could ever be possible that someone is making objectively bad decisions?
I know you do, you probably don't approve of certain drug use (just a likely to the right guess) yet anything on mtb tires is a use of good judgement?

Someone can be right at the top of their game and make choices that are self destructive and idiotic. Not saying that line is not a 'reasonable' choice. But sending g it on a day most all riders thought there was too much wind seems like objectively bad decision making.

And quit being a dick towards @warmerdamj what did they ever do to you other than make a reasonable point about choices someone made and then their reaction to the consequences. I'll bet he's a voice of reason on the trails when someone thinks their skills are bigger than they really are.
  • 4 0
 @warmerdamj: we can agree on that. Group rides do kinda suck, I'm with ya there.
  • 4 11
flag lifeofloon (Oct 11, 2023 at 21:08) (Below Threshold)
 @BarryWalstead: are you or anyone commenting here racing on the world cup and competing at the highest levels of mountain biking? No, I didn't think so. Then no I don't think anyone here is qualified to offer what Gee should or shouldn't be doing. Now on the other hand if Dan or Rachel or any number of his peers were saying these things it would behoove him to possibly listen but it doesn't seem like that's what he's getting. I'm sure it's all a big conspiracy though so Red Bull can keep profiting. Usually when an intention is called for, it's by someone's closest friends and family not some armchair keyboard warriors.
The fun on group rides and parties is about the lamest come back comment I could make. Kinda like I think it's pretty damn lame to speculate that you think you know what's best for anyone else because your own comfort level is being pushed.
  • 19 1
 @lifeofloon: if we were to only comment on things we are experts in, then this forum would be very quiet.
People are allowed to have opinions and we are allowed to discuss them. Just stay civilised.
  • 3 4
 @ak-77: it's not tough talk it's cheerful British optimism. And with how fit Gee is and how hard he works on conditioning I'd say he definitely respects his body and that's why an injury like this isn't the end of the world for him
  • 2 0
 @Marcencinitas: man but it's sooo hard to proactively moderate isn't it? And hindsight, well....
  • 6 2
 Gee and everyone else can do whatever makes them happy. What I have problem with is presenting pushing yourself to the breaking point as cool. It sets a certain standard and may push people to do things they wouldn't have done otherwise.
  • 7 9
 @warmerdamj: I was providing insight into my enthusiastic counter point I suppose. I read your comment as you telling Mr. Atherton to slow his roll and for us to dislike his disposition as you do. Even if I agreed with your sentiment, I thought your delivery was quite poor. Some others have said similar but in a more thoughtful manner.

On top of that, you're picking a guy with a story in what is, globally, a fringe sport. Given your staunch opinion on what people should be doing to reduce harm, I hope you're lobbying to make alcohol and tobacco illegal, and encouraging yearly qualification for driving privileges. These are three things that many people enjoy yet also severely injure and kill many thousands every year. Or are you telling all those people to cut it out, because smoking and being an alcoholic will catch up with you? (*Disclaimer: I have experience in this arena, my mom was a lifelong smoker and alcoholic who passed from all the complications including having cancer twice, and my dad finally did quit smoking but was a lifelong alcoholic who also passed of cancer. Nothing I said or did changed how much they claimed to enjoy either vice or their behaviour.)

Maybe Mr. Atherton changes because you told him too, maybe he changes of his own accord, or maybe he's at Rampage next year. It's the long winded way of asking "who are you to tell anyone what to do"? It is a conundrum, as there are 8 billion opinions floating around on this.
  • 1 3
 @warmerdamj: He needs all the positive thinking he can find to heal. Playing it cool, might be a way to make his body and mind heal faster.
  • 4 6
 @warmerdamj: oh bore off mate
  • 1 3
 @iammarkstewart: Well said sir
  • 3 0
 @Marcencinitas: very wise Sir...
  • 4 0
 Ffs when I cracked one vert last year I shat myself. Sure my doctor told me A1 fractures are "not worse than a broken arm" but still. It's your back. I was scared af
  • 2 2
 @mitochris: ok. I'll refrain from posting and let you all continue to comment negatively on the intelligence of someone else so you can have your echo chamber of fear disguised as concern. I'm sorry you were so offended my group ride comment.
  • 1 0
 @ak-77: yes! fine line btwn badass and dumbass!
  • 3 1
 @Marcencinitas: I'm a bit younger, but I relate to this so much. Many of my riding buddies have suffered back injuries and dislocated shoulders. I suffered an achilles injury (inflamed and mad, not torn) that kept me off the bike this year. It has all been a bit depressing to be honest. I started building a gravel/adventure bike to give me some tamer riding options.
  • 1 1
 @nilswalk: u still sound fractured
  • 2 0
 @nilswalk: Same. Still chillin
  • 1 0
 @Swangarten: dam wich tree did u fall out of
  • 2 0
 @robdonovan: I was hoping I would read a bunch of " Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail" quotes
Thanks guys who contributed
  • 1 0
 @bdreynolds7: Yep. A few weeks rest and he can try that drop again!
  • 2 0
 Talk to me when your 50 Gee.
  • 2 0
 @warmerdamj: I tend to agree with you would love to see Gee bow out gracefully but sure he will be laying it on the line again, I truly hate to see riders getting this injured even though I admit to loving watching him and his peers shredding.
  • 1 0
 @kubikeman: Good luck with your achilles. It is probably solvable with patience. My group has all resolved issues that seemed impossible wben we were in the thick of it. My friend with the tachycardia worked with two separate cardiologists in parallel to implement corrective surgery and diet and lifestyle changes to cure tachycardia, get him off almost all his heart meds and back to racing. 8 years ago people were offering to carry my groceries out to the car and I can now dig for 8 hours and do epic rides and have to stop and think to remember which hip I had replaced. I wish I'd made a few better choices earlier in life but it is still amazing what we can heal from.
  • 2 1
 @lifeofloon: You literately said that unless qualified, one shouldn't comment, and I counter that we should be able to comment, regardless of qualification, just in a civilised manner. And you read into that that I suggest you to refrain from commenting?
How could you get that so wrong?
I have no beef in this. I am super happy for Gee to seemingly be able to walk away from this.
I don't even do group rides and never commented on that, so there is no need to apologise.
  • 2 7
flag adamkat (Oct 12, 2023 at 14:00) (Below Threshold)
 @warmerdamj: You suck man. There should absolutely be love sent to Gee. You're a sicko if you think otherwise. Some things you've said have some merit, but because you started with that comment you've lost any credibility you may have had. You're entitled to your opinion, but Gee doesn't have any reason or responsibility to listen to you. Not in the slightest. He's a grown adult and can make his own decisions regardless of if you think they're mistakes.
  • 7 1
 @adamkat: lol what are you talking about? You're like one of those guys that doesn't read the article then comments on something they have no context on. Except you just read every second word of one comment and flipped your shit. My comment was not directed at Gee. Re read everything and then come back. My comment was directed at OP and that they loved that these injuries were "not bad". They are bad. You're bad too- at reading.
  • 1 0
 @bucky99: aye aye
  • 2 2
 @warmerdamj: pretty sure you were bashing Gee for his pictured thumbs-up so I'm not sure what you're playing at then ... but like you said I'm bad at reading
  • 5 3
 @adamkat: No I'm not bashing Gee, he's rad. I'm speaking out in general that even though Gee is alive, he's not thumbs up alive. His post should highlight how lucky he is to sustain skull and vertebrae damage and still be able to use his hands vs just giving the thumbs up. Young riders see that shit and think it's cool to get injured. I've fractured my T3 vertebrae and had multiple concussions riding and there's nothing thumbs up about any of it. It's terrible and it impacts me as it will eventually impact him. It fuels these massively upvoted comments like what OP said about how he "loves" that it's not that bad but in reality it is f*cking bad.

Any top pro sports league is literally doing everything possible and throwing so much money at helping their players avoid any sort of head injury. They have older players dieing and killing themselves over the long term effects of head injuries. NFL and NHL players speak out against it and how important prevention is. But Gee is like, "thumbs up brah, it's cool". It's not cool. And that's not a dig at Gee.

Then you have idiots like @iammarkstewart claiming pro athletes don't have to be a PSA for this shit. Um yeah they do, it's basically ingrained in any pro athlete to do exactly that. Set a good safe example of how to be a professional athlete and not die at 45 because of past head injuries.
  • 1 3
 @ak-77: Gee is always trying to humble brag by means of exaggeration with his injury details, always sounds way more serious than it actually is. Multiple skull fractures without massive concussion, yeah right. The guy loves sympathy.
  • 1 0
 @islandforlife: He's in the matrix
  • 1 0
 @warmerdamj: Agreed, this has the smell of the painful prelude to the all too typical 'died doing what he loved eulogies'
  • 3 3
 @warmerdamj: wtf! Ok Karen! Let him live his life and your live yours azzhat!
  • 1 0
 @DanKaplan: You don't. If he fractured his skull he has likely sustained a TBI which a concussion is.
  • 3 4
 @warmerdamj: OK cool, thanks Mom.

Mountain biking used to be cool, now it's filled with humorless pussies who cry over a f*cking legend posting a thumbs up picture in the hospital.

"waaaah it's dangerous and he's glorifying injury and passing it off as cool"

Absolute soy comment.
  • 1 1
 @martis: 41 years old- "Life doesn't forgive weakness."

Holy f*ck that's pinkbike profile gold man, at least you walk the walk. Are you even a real person? Meeting you in real life would be exceptional I bet.

Rock on brah.
  • 3 0
 @martis: He's got a point. Look at the history of F1...people would die all the time and it eventually got to the point where they started doing things about safety. Romain Grosjean walked away from being in a fire and crashing through a barrier. I don't think mtb gear can get any safer at this point without being a mobility issue when riding.

Messaging matters. Personally I think the thumbs up was fine letting people know he's okay. However, I do agree the organizers, sponsors, and riders, should be more upfront about the long term effects of multiple crashes. Young riders don't have enough life experience to really understand these things in the context of your daily life. We don't need to bubble wrap the sport. The industry should advertise safety products more. One of my biggest gripes with rampage, and other events, is they hide the safety gear so the sponsors can get their visibility. Everyone just needs to be more responsible about educating and advocating for safety.
  • 3 1
 @warmerdamj: There is no glorification here - he is showing that he is doing alright (relatively speaking) and that he is in somewhat good spirits about what happened. When you get this injured if you let your brain go to a dark place that is when things get worse (been there done that). This sport (particularly rampage and freeride) is about pushing boundaries - you cannot push boundaries without getting wrecked sometimes and people who participate in it understand the possible consequences of their actions. If all you take from that photo is glorification of injury (a very dumb statement in it's own right) then I am not sure what to tell you because it is clearly wrong.
  • 3 1
 @BarryWalstead: What happened to this sport that people are getting all whiny about this. This is pushing the boundaries of the sport and Gee has been doing it for a long time because it is what he does. We would not have rampage or slope style at the level it is today without people pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and unfortunately that comes at a cost of injury sometimes.
  • 1 2
 @everest1: Good job summarizing the last 4 days of comments and passing it off as your own.
  • 2 0
 @Slabrung: That is how sports like this literally progress. If someone sees someone do something then they know it can be done and they can push it. If we didn't have riders doing this then mountain biking today would look way different. North shore riders were riding skinnies 15 feet up in the air back in the late 90s early 2000s on bikes that were 50 pounds and people would complain about the geometry these days. The sport has remained pretty damn safe considering how far it has progressed.
  • 150 10
 Broken back and concussions... Unpopular opinion: these sorts of injuries add up. You can get away with them in your 20s and 30s, but at the current rate Gee won't be riding with his grandkids. It's worth slowing down for longevity. Chronic pain is no joke.
  • 97 38
 I used to think that when I was young, now I'm almost sixty and it's just not true, all my injuries were severe and I had repetitive severe injuries to back, neck, etc... and I'm still riding hard and having fun. Don't drink the koolaid, there are a lot of old timers who beat their bodies in their youth and are still rocking it. The key is healthy eating, not smoking, and avoiding drugs and alcohol.
  • 8 6
 I concur, and assume he knew the risks. But they need to consult older folks who have suffered these injuries as a young person. The body doesn't forget this trauma.
  • 30 1
 @sanchofula: Getting lucky a couple of times in a row is also a big part of it. Some wounds heal with time, others leave permanent damage. Count your blessings.
  • 9 0
 @sanchofula: as a medium old person I am paying for my youth. But equally from just normal sports like running and soccer combined with big crashes from action sports.
  • 3 0
 does Gee even have a girlfriend? I don't know if grandkids are on any horizon for him...
  • 8 18
flag scott-townes (Oct 11, 2023 at 17:20) (Below Threshold)
 LOL yeah man, don't use your body while you still can because it will fall apart eventually. Great logic.
  • 2 0
 @sanchofula: also not stopping I imagine. Getting injuries then going sedentary for decades might cause it, though going sedentary alone likely does as well.
  • 3 0
 @sanchofula: Some people are just hard as hell. My old man is still hunting and farming in his 60s and he just says. You just get out of bed and keep going otherwise you hurt too much. I'm half as active at his age I'll be happy.
  • 3 0
 @snomaster: He's probably allready got secret grandkids
  • 4 0
 @sanchofula: yeah Kirt Voreis has lived a life of slams. He doesnt drink and he seems to be sending it into his 50s like a 23y/o
  • 12 3
 @sanchofula: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman.
  • 2 0
 @sanchofula: Kirt Voreis has emphasized this very thing is his catalyst to healing quickly from injuries and maintenance to keep shreeding hard, without the dreaded aches n pains that would come from not implementing such health habits and conditioning.
  • 1 0
 @likeittacky: not drinking? Got a source for that? I always love hearing professional athletes takes on that stuff.
  • 1 0
 @MortifiedPenguin: he's fascinating to listen to in interviews. Like if he crashes he spends 4 days resting as much as possible, then he gets right back at it. And he says he does prehab/rehab exercises and stuff like 15 rep kind of exercises
  • 8 10
 @sanchofula: seriously dude? Are you the literal antichrist?
Just because you've beaten the odds doesn't mean anyone else will.
Getting horribly broke while you're younger will almost always have negative repercussions as you age, fact. You saying that's not true 'for you' is absurd.

Go hit a f*cking tree ya dork.
  • 3 0
 @MortifiedPenguin: There is an interview of Kirt that is about the healthy approach.

When someone says anything about avoiding alcohol, do the actually mean temperance or very little and periods of time in between consumption, maybe long periods as well??? People get offended and defensive when it comes to recreational drugs and alcohol use, if anyone condemns it or suggest it to be unhealthy.

Personally, I can say temperance without question is the healthy avenue but i know many will disagree.
Although, I currently choose moderation with alcohol and longer periods of time between consumption.
  • 5 0
 @likeittacky: wear a sports tracker like a Garmin that tracks your recovery. Drink some alcohol and even the Garmin can tell that you are not recovering at night when you drink. Your body processes the alcohol instead of healing. Just depends on your goals in life.

I'm sure anyone with one of those watches or a woop has experienced this
  • 8 1
 @snomaster: not everyone wants kids and as a father I can understand.
  • 2 3
 @thenotoriousmic: looking at his life and the end of it, I'm highly suspicious of anyone that claims him as a hero.
  • 2 0
 @thenotoriousmic: That assumes we know when the end is. I'm more on the cautious side anyway, but hoping to still be mountain biking at age 75.
  • 3 8
flag bushwacked (Oct 11, 2023 at 22:38) (Below Threshold)
 @snomaster: His balls are so big and potent, he has kids, grandkids and great grandkids just from being in the same 20mile radius
  • 1 1
 @snomaster: Well he didn't fracture his dick.
  • 5 1
 @sanchofula: I agree with you. I'm in my 70s now and still riding pretty hard after broken bones and other stuff. Healthy lifestyle is essential - alcohol avoidance is key. It does far more harm throughout your body than giving your liver a hard time and making you act stupid.
  • 2 1
 @sanchofula: i dissagree dont do drugs kidds
  • 1 1
 @slime123: did u???
  • 1 1
 @bushwacked: 100% love th reproductive system
  • 5 0
 @likeittacky: I've seen some pretty interesting studies on the effects of alcohol on recovery. I love hearing professionals talk about it, and have found that most professionals at the very pinnacle of their craft completely avoid it.
  • 4 0
 @MortifiedPenguin: Check out @sleepdiplomat (Matt Walker) on twitter et al. One of alcohol's detriments is the impact on sleep quality - IE an important part of recovery from exercise and injury, plus training.
  • 1 0
 @bushwacked: Yeah, sure - and he probably needed help wiping his ass after the last prang, and will again after this one
  • 3 0
 @njcbps: will do. Sleep is so underrated. There is a doctor (who's name slips my mind) who talks about sleep recovery and how it's THE most effective restorative therapy the body can do.
  • 3 0
 I’m thinking of NFL players. Gee and some others are sustaining lots of NFL grade orthopedic surgeon required injuries and multiple concussions. A lot of NFL players aren’t able to play football with their kids.
  • 3 0
 I don’t know if these sorts of athletes can sleep and eat their way out of arthritis and CTE.
  • 4 0
 @sanchofula: What is survivorship bias?
  • 2 2
 Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I don't think you can determine for Gee if it's worth slowing down or not. To be fair, I'd be slowing down if I were him too (would've never got anywhere close to his speed in the first place lol), but all these people judging him for not doing what they'd do is pretty f*cked if you ask me. He's an adult and he's allowed to make his own decisions and mistakes. It's not like he's posting videos of him robbing banks or shooting up heroin. He's doing the thing he loves and honestly it's admirable in a way, how much courage and determination and sheer will power he's shown throughout his career. Will he be able to walk when he's 50? Who knows, but he could also die of a heart attack walking down the street tomorrow (ok not tmrw cause, you know, broken back) so I would never blame anyone for choosing to live their life in the moment. Besides, don't people have bigger things to worry about than what some mountain biker guy is doing to his poor body?
  • 1 0
 @sanchofula: I hear what you’re saying but I am talking about Gee and his peers specifically . Recreationalists who get concussions and orthopedic injuries are not sending 70ft step downs and falling off the side of some mountain in Wales. What these pro athletes are doing to themselves is nothing like aggressive trail riders getting a surgery every 2-3 seasons.
  • 1 1
 @snomaster: I don't know gee personally but I picture him just being annoyed by kids haha he's not the blippi type
  • 2 0
 @adamkat: With respect, I am not judging Gee. I am a huge fan and what he does in no way shape or form is some sort of personality flaw or indicative of him being defective. I still watch video clips of him that are ten or more years old, almost weekly. My intention was to draw attention to the fact that while he likes to downplay (or minimize) his injuries, they are in fact significant over the course of a lifetime or career. My comments were not directed at him, he should do what he wants. The comments were more so the MTB community is aware that this sort of riding usually comes at a high price, even though it is glamorized in the media in the short term.
  • 108 0
 The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything.
  • 4 1
 Maybe my favorite comment to come out of this whole sad incident.
  • 56 0
 Not much, just broke my back and my head.
  • 9 1
 Yeah my skull only holds my brain n stuff.
  • 2 0
 @Struggleteam: who needs a brain when you are famous, anyway..
  • 1 0
 He loves to exaggerate, doesn’t he?
  • 46 0
 “Tis but a scratch”
  • 1 0
 Double up vote for this guy!
  • 2 1
 Also…. Username checks out
  • 59 21
 So many negative comments, people telling the man how to live his life. Does Gee tell you how to wipe your arse?
Let the man live how he wants to live.
I'm gutted to hear he ended up in hospital, was really hoping he would, as all the other athletes out there, stomp their lines and ride off safely.
Get well soon Gee, see you out their again next year.
  • 43 11
 I dont see a single negative comment here, all respectful of Gee. There is however a lot of comments with common sense and there's nothing wrong with recognizing that a crash on a 60' drop that results in skull and vertebrae fractures is likely taking things too far. Let's all keep the ability to wipe our own arse please, regardless of how we do it.
  • 4 1
 @warmerdamj: Bender was taking things too far too. Now it's bread and butter.
  • 6 19
flag scott-townes (Oct 11, 2023 at 17:22) (Below Threshold)
 @warmerdamj: Oh please, people calling him too old, time to retire, all he knows is getting injured, etc. bunch of negative and fake bullcrap. At every stage of progression, every Rampage event, people always say they're taking it too far and they're always wrong.
  • 17 4
 @scott-townes: "all he knows is getting injured"

Is this a good thing to you? Look at ex pro boxers, hockey players and football players. That's all they knew too, now they don't even know their own name.
  • 6 1
 Advice is a thing though.
  • 4 3
 Im saying. Everyone gets excited for the most insane RBR rider that throws down crowed cheering runs, then turn into school crosswalk safety patrollers, writing up every injured rider with warnings or a trip to the Principles office!
  • 5 3
 @Adamrideshisbike:Advice is something someone seeks out when in need of and typically done with Whom they confide in. Advice is not a multitude of idolaters handing out opinions to the ones they idolize, as to retire, scale back, or whatever their ideal views for them are.
  • 2 9
flag scott-townes (Oct 12, 2023 at 3:40) (Below Threshold)
 @warmerdamj: Gosh you people are dense.
  • 2 3
 @scott-townes: shut the f*ck up you moron. Go fracture your vertebrae and skull and report back in 20 years. This is life changing shit. You likely have already had multiple head injuries 20 years ago and the effects are now being seen in your comments.
  • 1 2
 @warmerdamj: I'm assuming being a dick is one of those effects you're referring to? Go take a walk buddy, the internet isn't for you.
  • 32 4
 It feels like he is getting into a cycle where he gets injured, gets really hyped to get back out there and go hard again, goes out and does something insane, crashes, repeat process. Might be worth slowing down the ramp up post injury.
  • 20 23
 Might be time to retire
  • 9 1
 @KeithShred: maybe not retire, but definitely dial it back. With every additional injury like this, the less mobile he will be as he ages. At a certain point it can't be worth it
  • 3 1
 I'm sure nobody is thinking about this more than Gee. Its hard and really frustrating for any elite athlete to break an injury streak
  • 1 0
 At my age, can't count the number of 'died doing what he loved' eulogies I've endured.
  • 1 0
 @KeithShred: Time to retire from competition, yeah probably, he's almost 40. But guys like him won't ever hang it up. Just hope to see him dial things back, he has nothing left to prove. I hope we can see videos of him healthy and riding less intense lines for many years to come
  • 27 1
 Scary to think he was wearing a top notch full crash helmet and still received skull fractures. One hell of a drop he went off of.
  • 20 0
 Amen to that!
And, doesn’t a skull fracture come with a free concussion?
  • 12 0
 @Untgrad: Ya, think that's a permanent BOGO deal.
  • 4 0
 It's still a cycling helmet I guess? . Passing the test involves dropping it from 1.5m or so. Or do these guys wear motorcycle helmets?
  • 18 2
 @ak-77: Helmet safety is a complex topic. Some motorcycle helmet tests have been been deeply misguided and led to less safe helmets. For example, one test required the helmet to withstand two severe impacts from a sharp object in the same location, yet allowed a high maximum acceleration (g-force) load. The result was helmets that could survive a severe crash and still look good enough to sell in the classifieds as "lightly used", while the condition of the former wearer would be "non-functional; spare parts only" - and the helmets weighed a pound more than if the requirements were more reasonable.

Even a shallow drop, such as 1.5 m, could be a perfectly good requirement if the allowable acceleration is sufficiently low. The test does not simply require the helmet to not shatter into a hundred pieces when dropped from 1.5 m.

Thankfully, helmet design is beginning to focus on reducing acceleration - including shear - rather than staying pristine in non-survivable crashes. The whole point of a helmet is to keep the wearer intact, not the helmet.

Bicycle helmets have been subject to different requirements, leading to a different evolutionary path. Elements of both sets of standards may have poorly represented what a helmet should do, and both are likely to benefit from more stringent acceleration requirements.

TL;DR: A bicycle helmet may be more easily damaged than a motorcycle helmet, but this does not necessarily reflect the probabilities of minor or serious injuries.

P.S. Have a look at what 6D Helmets is doing. I'm not saying 6D helmets are necessarily better - and they're certainly bulkier and heavier than average - but 6D is taking a more complete approach to energy management and it feels like they must be on the right track.

www.6dhelmets.com/pages/technology
  • 3 0
 And not seriously concussed with multiple skull fractures.. As a skull fractured person, I’m not buying that for a second. The guy just has to make every injury sound life-threatening yet no big deal at the same time. It’s just a bit obvious at this point.
  • 21 0
 I'm by no mean a specialist but from his video it looks like what he was planning was in no way realistic according to the regualar physics rules. He literally exploded with the impact, it's like asking an egg to safely land after a 3 stories fall.. Maybe with 400mm of travel and Gee strength..
  • 17 0
 Apparently all of the other riders thought the same thing according to his interview with Matt Jones.
  • 6 2
 Haphazardly building something in a desert without doing the math seems irresponsible.
  • 7 0
 I genuinely think he could have landed it if he didn’t get blown slightly by the wind. That slight bit of wind catching him meant he landed one side heavy which caused him to fold
  • 48 1
 Specialist here (been featured on Friday Fails doing drops 4 times). What he needed to do was hit the rear brake hard as soon as his front wheel left the edge of the drop.
  • 6 8
 @Wabit: haphazardly slinging unfounded bs in the comments seems irresponsible.
  • 2 0
 @lawrence-s: honestly, blowing off aome impact energy sideways probably helped with the initial impact. He almost literally landed to flat. Not so sure that if he had landed properly that he would've even held on. The impact may have been even more brutal.
  • 9 0
 @GorgeousBeauGaston: this is the 'next level' analysis I come to Pinkbike for. Never stop dropping the bits of wisdumb!
  • 2 0
 @GorgeousBeauGaston: LOL, can you post the links? You're doing God's work, my friend.
  • 2 0
 @VtVolk: see ya on friday fails buddy Big Grin
  • 28 10
 I feel like every time I watch some video from Gee it should just start with the music from Jackass because at this point the man is just getting injured for the camera.
  • 17 5
 This doode gets it. I respect the heck outta this guy for what he's contributed to the sport. I doubt he'll read this but, I broke two vertebrea (t5/t6) and my right collar bone (again) racing vet class moto this summer and after 5 weeks was back on the horse. Came back and podimued 3rd overall on the season. Not too pretty bad! NEVER GIVE UP. ALWAYS CHASE YOUR DREAMS. Heal up and go hard Gee!!!
  • 10 0
 Coming from more of a skiing background: Gee exhibits much of a "Shane/Roner adrenaline junkie with a death wish" vibe except Gee doesn't even seem like he has fun at all. Like he's just one some weird mission. Robotic. Or maybe he's just British.
  • 3 0
 Yeah one does wonder if it’s about fun or fulfilling some kind of need. Hmmm Well of course as a far suckier rider I can’t relate, I mean it’s definitely a different mind set
  • 1 0
 Hahaha "maybe he's just British"
  • 10 0
 Got to wonder what scale of measurement Gee uses if that injury is "not too bad"
  • 3 0
 I'm more worried what he'd call "bad"
  • 8 0
 Did you see what happened to him a couple years ago when he fell off the side of that mountain? That was bad.

That’s the scale he uses now.
  • 1 0
 @sino428: it was barely more than 16 months ago.
  • 2 0
 @pmhobson: it’s been longer than that. i think it was June of 2021.
  • 1 0
 @sino428: ahh yeah. I didn’t scroll far enough down on his IG profile. (He posted the Ridgeline Crash in May of 2022 and in August 2021)
  • 2 0
 I guess a lot of mountainbikers use a different scale than people who don't ride. Breaking a collar bone usually is not a big deal to most of us, breaking a bone as such is super scary to a lot of people. Gee's scale might be a bit off, though. Once stuff get's life threatening it might be considered 'bad'. But that's up to anyone.
  • 7 0
 @Muckal: “breaking a collar bone is not a big deal to most of us”

Disagree. It f*cking sucks and f*cking sucks for nearly everyone. Time off the bike. Time off the rock climbing walls. Time not doing trail maintenance.

I commute by bike, so then I’d have to take the bus. I’d need people to cover for me when field work comes up.
  • 2 1
 @pmhobson: any injury and time off sucks, no doubt. It took me 3 months to ride without pain after a simple version of a broken collarbone, no surgery.
But relatively speaking it's not a big deal compared to spinal injuries or ligaments, for example.
  • 3 1
 Broke my fib, tib and fracture dislocation to my ankle. My foot was hanging off to the side of my leg, honestly, not that bad. I still have the foot and I'm making a good recovery, so I can completely understand when he says "not too bad", he's not dead and still has all his components. Some folk are being very dramatic on here
  • 9 0
 @BENGA: wait until you suffer a pedal strike to the shin.
  • 13 6
 Man, I hate to be a wet blanket, but I'm not sure id I can support these kinds of events. The stakes are getting too high. By watching these events, we are playing a role in encouraging these athletes to do this stuff, however small. It's a tough spot because they rely on viewership to support themselves, and they are making the choices, but damn I hate watching that shit.
  • 3 9
flag tigerfish50 (Oct 12, 2023 at 4:15) (Below Threshold)
 Watching this shit only encourages it to continue. Don't watch!
Apart from anything else, it's as boring as hell.
FWIW I suspect this celebration of macho man antics results in a lot of †he disasters we see every week in the Friday Fails compilations
  • 4 3
 @tigerfish50: The door is there. Don't let it hit you on the way out.
  • 2 1
 And it's all going to end in a hurry if someone dies on live broadcast. I've stopped watching. I kind of find it boring and cringy to see people huck bigger and bigger things where the only excitement comes from the high consequences when things go wrong. I'd rather watch more refined tricks and style on smaller features anyway where there's a bigger emphasis on skill than just how much your ballsack is carrying.
  • 1 0
 @Fill-Freakin: sounds like bullhunk r u kidding me grow up an grab a sandwich from the grocery store cuz it mit be ur last i dunno hey
  • 7 0
 Dear Gee we know you are a tough guy, you’ve proved that many times over and don’t have to anymore, or certainly not to this degree. We will still be impressed by you even if you don’t take on Redbull Rampage, We’d like to see you riding for many years to come, so please be kinder to your body!
  • 7 0
 Feel better man, glad it is "not to bad".

I wonder if the option exists for someone to borrow his line if they wanted to? Would be fun to see someone land it!
  • 8 1
 Can’t see any of the other competitors being too keen after that, but maybe that shirtless yokel kid who poached Brages’s drop will send it!
  • 3 0
 @simonusedtoskate: official_dannymac, it's his time to shine
  • 5 0
 Gee has been succesful in his career (worlds, worldcup, hardline), has his own bikepark and bikebrand, no needs to keep pushing, Man!! Keep managing a succesful dh team and a healthy life, nothing to prove at this point.. Just keep it healthy enough for enjoy je earned and deserves.. would be Silly to loose it all just for Ego's.. I Believe he could hâve cleared that jump, just don't wanna See him Badly Hurt trying..
  • 4 0
 This is one of the reason you will never see me watch RB Rampage live. It is all fun and great but sooner or later we will see a rider killing himself in direct. I don't want to be the one watching this with popcorn stuffed in my mouth. I've seen enough already.
  • 5 1
 “Injuries are not too bad tho, some fractures to vertebrae and a few skull fractures will mean I’ll have to chill for a few weeks.”
…broken back, broken skull…not too bad… WTF

You’re an animal, Gee.
  • 5 1
 Maybe, just maybe, is there a slight chance he may be sarcastic about injuries being 'not too bad'? I get he's been through worse, but he doesn't seem the type that would underestimate his injuries. Just sayin'
  • 3 0
 Not a fan of seeing Gee in a hospital bed. He's got nothing left to prove, so he must love the adrenalin. I wouldn't blame him a bit if he rested on his laurels and focused on making bikes and perhaps turning to doing more media. Having him in the world cup downhill booth would be awesome.
  • 3 0
 Wow! I can tell you from my own experience, broken vertebrae are bad and I wish him a speedy recovery. Would love to see him acknowledge how lucky he has gotten that he is not paralyzed. Missing the event hurts the most??? Really, I hate all this macho behavior and yes, I sit down to pee. Feel better and hope you make a full recover Gee.
  • 6 0
 Most of that will buff out...
  • 7 0
 Chuck Norris is scared
  • 2 0
 It would have been nice to elaborate a bit on what the injuries really are? I appreciate a good and accurate post crash debrief. It helps me to understand what I am looking at in the video regarding forces and severity. Probably like everybody else here on Pinkbike I ride a lot and do stupid stuff on bikes. After crashes, I try and understand my screw up through the Malcom Gladwell lens of every catastrophe embodies roughly ten misjudgments or condition that led up to the event. Rampage is like this but on the highest level, going either way toward success or failure. Details are interesting. We are all on a ride with these guys. Paint a picture.
  • 1 0
 I’m sure Gee had someone there filming and documenting all this. I assume at some point he’ll release a video with more detail about what happened.
  • 2 0
 Im glad he is ok, the guy is a beast. He is also a very nice guy to meet and pretty humble and down to earth, as are his siblings. That said, and I say this with the upmost respect but there are a few of us out there disturbed by the recent crashes and the potential trajectory of more similar risk. Keep it rubber side down G-Man.
  • 2 0
 Hi Gee.
From the heart of the mountainbike community (yes, that's me here):
You don't have to prove anything to us. We respect you. Always will.
You don't have to die for us. You've done enough.

Take care of yourself.

Nah, I genuinly believe you do this shit because YOU want to, but damn dude.. You're a beast.
  • 2 0
 Gee . . . We know you don't want to throw in the towel, we all want to ride forever. . . But dude you've had an INCREDIBLE career, built your own park, launched a family brand of dope bikes . . . It's okay for you to call it man. None of your real fans will feel any differently towards you or think less or anything of the sort. The only thing that you could do to possibly bum your fans out is push yourself too hard and, heaven forbid, have something REALLY bad happen by accident. The LAST thing any of us want is for you to become another tragedy like, R.I.P. Jordy or succumb to brain trauma induced depression like, R.I.P. Dave Mirra. Always do you first and live your truth, I just really hope you're not putting undue pressure on yourself for our sake. You've already given us a legendary career, the dopest bike park in Whales and a unique family brand of veritable dream bikes. Get well and more importantly STAY well Gee.
  • 5 0
 Wishing you a full and speedy recovery dude!
  • 4 0
 Gee you are going to be competing for the arthritis world championship someday! Heal up.
  • 4 1
 That sequence photo reminds me of the Decline Mag pages from early Rampage days. Sorry you got hurt Gee, but man, way to make the new feel like the old.
  • 3 0
 ^Was supposed to upvote this. It is an insane drop and encapsulates the sprit of rampage in my books.
  • 1 0
 @zyoungson: I immediately captionned it in my head: what could possibly go wrong?
  • 1 0
 Literal Iron Man. It's fine to have your opinion about this realm of MTB style but had he made it everyone would be like, progression, huge, sent, my inbox..blah blah.. This was hard to watch and as much as I love bikes and remember back when few riders were hitting this type of riding up. It's a little different now with corporate sponsorship so I feel that amassing this pool of talent and allowing them to go certain drop heights is kind of taking advantage of these people. After 60 feet I'd say it's not worth givi.g credit for that line. It's not to say that you won't have it under your belt but that pressure to perform might not yield people falling off of building sized drops. If not, that's fine too. I respect the sport and the dedication put in. Plus it's so fun to watch.
  • 2 1
 Mr Atherton is smart enough to know what he's doing. Mountain biking in this extreme form is his life and this circumstance not only provided him but also us viewers with a thrill. Thank you for that and get back on your feet quickly!
  • 3 0
 Has anyone ever asked Gee or other rampage guys on the record if they would be doing stuff this extreme if there was no publicity or sponsorships?
  • 1 0
 I don’t visit pinkbike much these days; mostly due to other commitments (life), and not consuming the media means I don’t want new bikes or bike stuff to replace my perfectly good gear. That being said, and perhaps purely coincidence, but hard man Gee seems to be injured each time I log in.

Here’s hoping he heals fast Smile
  • 1 0
 One of the most inspiring riders of my generation. Remember watching the team at Fort Bill when they were on Commencals with Animal sponsorship. Clearly Gee still loves the sport and is hungry for more but hope he calls it a day while he can still walk away to coach the next generation.
  • 1 0
 Injuries are not too bad tho..... Jeez, I'm no doctor, but skull and vertbrae fractures sound gnarly. Guess injuries, drops, jumps, and everything else in Gee's life are all relative to his massive cajones.
  • 3 0
 Honestly from watching the insta video and from looking at that last picture, it really doesn't look like he went that deep.
  • 1 0
 Dammit Gee! Heal it quickly and as fully as possible, that mountain or drop will still be there for you if and when you’re ready for what your fans know is the likely inevitable rematch!
  • 3 0
 I'm surprised they didn't just tighten up the screws, straighten out the metal and send him back out again...
  • 2 0
 Heal up big man. Nothing serious, just a few skull and vertebra fractures. Smile
  • 1 0
 glad you are OK, you are an amazing rider and I cant wait to see your next video part where you complete that line in 6 weeks!! LETS GO GEE
  • 5 2
 I respect the hell out this dude. Lives his life as he wants to.
  • 1 0
 Tis but a scratch. Gee being the real G here. I was surprised seeing his name in the line-up of this year. Better luck next year!
  • 3 0
 It’s all a bit Evil Kinevil isn’t it?
  • 3 0
 Is there a Chaplain on site for this event?
  • 3 1
 i feel like he should get back out there friday and give that drop another go
  • 1 0
 Working the angle of Single Speeding into my 60s with my kids as my beast move. Keeping my vertebra limber for all the beast moves with my wife.
  • 1 0
 glad hes ok, give all this 8-12 years he will surely feel it, the brain doesn't do ok long term with hits like this... respect all around brother
  • 2 0
 I'm pretty sure "not too bad" is also known by sociologists as the normalization of deviance.
  • 1 0
 That sequence shows just how sketchy that was. Wow. Gee we got nothing but love for ya. Hope you heal up soon and maybe… like chill out to 98% Gee?
  • 4 0
 Meat heads.
  • 4 0
 His aids comment in Tipping Point showed he has more limbs than brain cells.
  • 1 0
 @redrook: what comment was that?
long time ago mind
  • 4 1
 @droppedthelimes: I can't find the movie on youtube so can't find the exact quote, but it was a throwaway comment about hoping Sam Hill (I think) would get aids and have to go home (so that Gee could win). It was a joke but it was the joke a moron would make.
  • 2 3
 Just had a catastrophic injury myself. Destroyed my right ankle and I am 48. Cannot wait to get back on my bike and I bet Gee is thinking the same thing already. Some people cannot understand that mindset and I have to say GTFO to them.
  • 2 1
 I work with addiction in risk reduction Centers and they sound the same.. the problem comes when reality knocks the door...
  • 1 0
 @f*cktoryteam: Neat
  • 2 0
 Dude overly channeled his inner Bender
  • 1 0
 It's only a flesh wound......someone else will front up and do the drop.....
  • 2 0
 I'm gutted of people saying gutted.
  • 1 0
 Already looking forward to hit it again. He’s got that dog in him. Love it!
  • 1 0
 Maybe it's time to be thankful you are still alive and stop ignoring the warning signs.
  • 1 0
 Sad to see you won't be there in the finals but glad you will heal up. your an animal that sends it.
  • 1 0
 Is he going for the all time record of highest number of most insane crashes and injuries on an MTB?
  • 1 0
 GEE’s a beast, how’s he fit does Nuts in his pants. Wishing u speedy recovery. U da man
  • 3 0
 OMGee
  • 1 0
 The big question is if he will keep riding Rampage and Hardline or retire from those.
  • 2 0
 That drop is insanely massive, warrants a Bender style bike.
  • 1 0
 yup
  • 2 0
 Went so big the camera crew couldn’t even catch the landing!!
  • 1 0
 @Gee Glad it’s not more serious heal up well all the best in your recovery
  • 2 0
 Would have been alright with Super Monster Ts on the bike...
  • 2 0
 Bummed. Heal up properly Gee!
  • 1 1
 Usual flippant dumbassery from Gee.

"Everyone wants people they like to be right. That's why popular people are f*cking dumb"
  • 1 0
 Let’s give Gee the “Toughest man alive” award cause no one can recover from a hard crash like him. Props!
  • 1 0
 He needs to stop; its best for him to be a dh/freeride consultant and commentator.
  • 2 1
 What a beast! Super glad to hear he's going to be okay.
  • 1 0
 That landing looked way too pinner for that drop
  • 2 0
 more edits coming soon
  • 1 0
 contest didnt happen yet so get the chopper fueled up
  • 1 0
 Lifeflight cost $150,0000. Who's paying??
  • 2 0
 It's corporate event, so we pay for it. Drink up!!
  • 1 0
 check your credit card balance........
  • 2 0
 Up the wahs
  • 1 0
 Just a couple of skull fractures
  • 1 0
 Know your limit and play within it.
  • 1 1
 Here I am with a separated shoulder pondering if I should still be hitting road gaps at 43.
  • 1 0
 "Not too bad"................. :o
any other riders sharing that drop?
  • 2 3
 Enough of the public bs saying this is but a scratch . If he isn’t worried about getting injured this badly in private then he needs help
  • 1 0
 It's not all bad news, he's got an epic profile pic out of it
  • 1 0
 Zach Braff, are you ok??!?
  • 1 0
 That drop is massive!!!!! Healing vibes Gee!!
  • 1 0
 gee needs to travel with his own flight for life and doctor
  • 1 1
 not many people have the honor of taking a helicopter ambulance more than once in their life! Gee is savage.
  • 1 0
 Even legends have limits. Maybe it’s time bud.
  • 1 0
 this one reminded me of Josh Bender! pushing the limit to extremes
  • 1 0
 dang thats too bad
  • 1 0
 Basically just a scratch
  • 2 3
 Insane to be walking after such a heavy crash, but even more insane to be walking, ever, with balls that large.
  • 3 3
 Give it up man. Seriously.
  • 1 0
 "Tis but a scratch!"
  • 1 2
 who's going to volunteer as tribute and ride his line in his honor? i want to see someone nail that drop.
  • 1 0
 Bender!
  • 1 0
 Gee is made of iron
  • 1 0
 His hair looks great!
  • 1 0
 Mortality sucks
  • 1 0
 What a G
  • 2 2
 Fucking animal!
  • 1 2
 For some it's a warning sign, for Gee it's a warmup sign.
  • 4 5
 When Gee Atherton rides past, Chuck Norris steps out the way.....
  • 1 4
 Stiff upper lip, old chap. Gotta hand it the Welsh (they probably don't say the in Wales, but...)
  • 2 0
 He's English. He was born in Salisbury.
  • 1 0
 @redrook: oops my bad.
  • 6 9
 Pls retire
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