Ratboy and Loosedog's 2017 American Road Trip - Video

Aug 8, 2017 at 10:52
by Pinkbike Staff  


During the Fox Proframe world tour, Ratboy and Loosedog used the opportunity to film at as many spots as they could! They met so many talented kids and got to ride with some wicked people, keep an eye out for yourselves in the video. Stoked! Big love.
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68 Comments

  • + 60
 I was confused when Ratboy quit the WC, but now I get it. He's touring the world with his friends just riding his bike for fun. What a great way to live.
  • + 19
 I met Ratty and Josh Lewis up in Big Bear a couple days ago and I gotta say Bryceland's accent is no joke haha. Other than that they're a couple of the most vibing dudes to be around, happy Rats doing what he wants #longlivetherat
  • - 39
flag Racer951 (Aug 8, 2017 at 19:57) (Below Threshold)
 Touring the world having fun and bashing the crap out of bikes riding on logs constantly and doing 'jibs' is definitely better for sustainability and the environment than racing after all.....
  • + 11
 @Racer951: pipe down hippy!
  • - 12
flag Racer951 (Aug 9, 2017 at 3:58) (Below Threshold)
 @cliffdog: you not read what josh said in sender mag then? About being aware of the abuse bikes get racing the etc circuit and how much stuff is wrecked and the impact of the travel?

It's not what I think, It's what he said about quitting DH and then jets off to the USA to help jib bash bikes to bits
  • - 14
flag Racer951 (Aug 9, 2017 at 4:00) (Below Threshold)
 Should read the WC circuit -you feel silly yet?
  • + 6
 @Racer951: He mentioned a couple of months ago that he's used two tyres all year so far, but at a WC he'd use two tyres each run, which added up to shed loads of binned tyres every weekend. That's the kind of stuff he found most wasteful about WC events.
  • + 2
 @Racer951: you are quite literally missing the point of cycling. It's not as if he is out in the wilderness tearing new lines down protected areas or scree slopes, that would have a negative effect, but in a bike park? Also, the guys lives on a canal boat, as far as low impact goes I'd say he is more green and has less environmental impact that most people.
  • + 1
 One way to force tire development and reduce costs would be to allow teams on a set number of tires per event.

Then you'd see serious effort on the part of tire makers to sort all this crap out.

@Eddkilla: Yeah man! He's a super freindly and easy to chat with dude, but he needs to come with a translator!
  • + 25
 Rat and loose are two of the best things in mountain biking right now
  • + 15
 yep, more skate style and less serious we need more of this.
  • - 17
flag Racer951 (Aug 8, 2017 at 19:59) (Below Threshold)
 Rat yes, awesome to watch, loose is starting to look tedious with him doing odd endo and footplant box style tricks on a big bike rather than ride the immense trail they have travelled miles to use- Can do that crap anywhere.
  • + 2
 @Racer951: Loose is a gift to the sport
  • - 1
 @Racer951: I'm with you on that one. Definitely don't need to see another sketchy footplant still 50:01 is the best riding channel on YouTube.
  • + 23
 I wish Ratboy could do this AND race WC while having fun. I always loved watching him race.
  • + 6
 he should probably be a commentator alongside Claudio and Rob
  • + 23
 @adrennan: as much as I love Ratboy, have you heard him speak? I think he should probably skip that idea...
  • + 14
 @wpplayer18: you just havent been drunk enough to understand him
  • + 3
 @adrennan: you mean alongside Rob?
  • + 5
 Ratboy reminds me a lot of Wade Simmons: Loves to ride his bike, can get a bit wild, as I understand, and is smooth and effortless in his riding. Well done. I do miss the 'devil may care' approach and attitude on the DH circuit for sure, but it is fun to see the man stoked to ride his bike. Something I'll always support.
  • + 7
 Snow summit park so boring one of two clips it got is in the parking lot.
  • + 2
 Has Ratboy never been riding in British Columbia before? I can't seem to find any media of him riding Whistler or anywhere else in the province. I kind of half expected that video to end up there given how close they were.
  • + 2
 There's footage of him from 'This is Peaty' from a few years ago at whis I think. @jayacheess
  • + 2
 There's a This is Peaty Ratboy special video in youtube where they ride a bit whistler and talk about him.
  • + 1
 Hey heres some BC footage... youtu.be/w9Z0NEvqbas
  • + 1
 Spoke to him halfway down Dirtmerchant once. This was right after his wheel completely collapsed at Monte St Anne ( 2013 if memory serves) Very nice guy and extremely approachable. Kept things very low key and was not actively seeking attention or anything. Just a great rider and sweet guy.
  • + 1
 @LadLife: Nice, that's what I was looking for. Thanks!
  • + 2
 Great footage of the new nomad, if i was santa cruz i would develop the bike with Bryceland he has special talent.
  • + 3
 I think 'loosedog' spends half his life on his arse!
  • + 2
 YEEEEE, AHHHHHHHH, OOHHHHHHHHH
  • + 2
 Anyone know what that Doors track is ?
  • + 2
 "Peace Frog" - a classic!
  • + 2
 @teamtoad: Cheers Dude Smile but i already found it and got the CD,was listening to the Doors all day yesterday because of it,in fact i can't believe i missed Peace Frog after listening to them for like 30+ years,feel like a bit of an idiot!! Wink
  • + 2
 @teamtoad: My fav Wink .......................https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPv12pjykVk
  • + 2
 @stigwierd: Cheers, long time fan as well! The Doors are one band I sure wish I could have seen live but I was just a youngster when Jim Morrison passed.

"I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then- whoosh, and I'm gone...and they'll never see anything like it ever again... and they won't be able to forget me- ever." - J.M. "There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors." - J.M.
  • + 1
 How much fun can U have riding a bike? I don't lnow, U should porpably ask RATBOY!
  • + 2
 The only shot from Northstar is a sign hahahaha
  • + 2
 This video makes me want to ride my bike with the boys, like right now
  • + 2
 Great video, that looks like an awesome trip.
  • + 1
 Love the dashboard urinal at 4:28.
  • + 1
 Poor widdle trails didn't have a chance!
  • + 1
 This video makes me horny in the most riding way
  • + 2
 Those Nomads look a little unwieldy. Are they much longer than the v3?
  • + 2
 @BenPea: try making a 7" bike look like a DJ. Looked like they had a lot of fun jibbing everything in sight!
  • + 1
 lol
  • + 1
 Mt Bachelor!
  • + 1
 Yes boys!
  • + 0
 Maybe the flag doesn't like Trump either. Don;t blame Old Glory,
  • + 1
 I miss the old rat.
  • + 1
 Break on Through bro!
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