Crash: Josh Bryceland Goes Down at Fort William

Jun 5, 2015 at 15:09
by Pinkbike Staff  
Views: 144,514    Faves: 149    Comments: 15


Here's POV footage from Josh of his run:




128 Comments

  • 373 5
 Pizza'd when he should have french-fried.
  • 72 2
 Gonna have a bad time.
  • 22 9
 mmmkay
  • 249 8
 If there was a GoPro on his head he would of died... UCI
  • 54 3
 As you can see, the tree didn't hurt Josh, just the GoPro
  • 13 20
flag rcrdrvr (Jun 5, 2015 at 18:46) (Below Threshold)
 A split second to react and think give it a good shoulder, then Bam knocked the f out, almost. Serious props. That's like being hit by a 300 lb. tackle for sure.
  • 8 7
 Yeah been there , to many times
  • 8 16
flag H4m-human (Jun 5, 2015 at 21:39) (Below Threshold)
 @SpinningAddiction you can see one flying of when he hitts the tree
  • 97 9
 Judging by the grammar and typos going on in this thread, u peeps are either 10 or have been crashing into trees one too many times
  • 3 7
flag rcrdrvr (Jun 5, 2015 at 23:49) (Below Threshold)
 Maybe hit the ground one too many times.
  • 2 4
 Ended up in a yard sale
  • 37 0
 It's fine, this crash is just part of the montage he's putting together for when he has to do the big the final race and beat the bully who's a really good racer and who's dad is gonna turn the youth centre into a shopping mall. Then the hot girl who used to go out with the bully will fall for Josh instead all live happily ever after. You'll see
  • 11 0
 you gotta have a montage
  • 13 0
 even Rocky had a montage...
  • 8 20
flag rcrdrvr (Jun 6, 2015 at 18:53) (Below Threshold)
 @blackthorn. So many props for such a lame comment. Who cares. Do u even ride or just troll. The rat can get up from that. U'd be dead. How's that for grammar.
  • 3 18
flag freeride-forever (Jun 6, 2015 at 18:54) (Below Threshold)
 Hmmmm, I wonder @SpinningAddiction, would the UCI really be so stupid to believe that, even though he clearly survived the tree attack despite wearing a GoPro topside? Even more questionable is would they be as fvcking illiterate a tard as you are about it?!!!!! :o That's what I's wonderin'. O.o

Maybe if you ran your GoPro sub-visor you'd remember the diff' between "of" & "have"? Not sure though, better check with the UCI on that for clarification. Ô.Ô
  • 7 0
 Smacked a tree when he should have smacked a padded tree
  • 3 1
 @blackthorn dude it's 'you' not 'u.'
  • 2 3
 Haha. "If you pizza when you should have French fried, your gonna have a bad time."
  • 4 0
 Stan Marsh? Ha, more like Stan DARSH!
  • 1 0
 i think you mean french fried when he should have pizza'd
  • 4 0
 Okay I think we're getting away from the point of this thread now and what it all actually means.

I'm talking about a part time, limited liability ownership in a fabulous condo in Aspen for only $8000!!!
  • 78 2
 Redbull, Please please please put a camera or two in those muddy trees!
  • 51 0
 We did exactly that for BDS last year in the pouring rain. Scrub to the end of the vid to see Gee and Sam Hill weave through the trees. pinkbike.com/video/366096
  • 4 1
 @geebeebee dude nice!!
  • 4 1
 Great vid geebeebee.
  • 73 1
 God save the rat
  • 57 0
 No matter how hard you hit a tree, you'll never hit it harder then that guy from the Port Angeles video the other week.
  • 2 0
 Link!?
  • 21 0
 what the f*ck is he alive!?
  • 8 0
 Crazy hey, hardest hit I'd ever seen. In the comments they said he was ok.
  • 6 0
 How fast is that section at 40s!!! Crazy speed off that jump.
  • 2 1
 I think he only broke his collarbone.
  • 1 0
 Fucking hell!
  • 1 0
 Holy crap !!!!
  • 2 0
 Bob Stensen. Just raced with him at Mountain Creek ProGRT. He's a boss
  • 3 0
 Shit. That was a hell of a stop.
  • 43 0
 That was f*cking tense waiting for him to stack it at some point! Especially seeing how much he hauled it through the top section
  • 31 0
 The crash was worse, those 'hit a thing and stop dead' accidents are always nasty.
  • 49 9
 i dont like what they did with the course honestly sorry had to say it
  • 27 0
 it wouldn't be a British race without some mud
  • 9 2
 Nah, love the tech.
  • 5 0
 I feel so sorry for that tree.
  • 3 0
 Tree was laced with d-CON
  • 24 1
 looks like he got caught on a rat trap.
  • 4 0
 Don't Like Mondays?
  • 2 0
 Boom
  • 3 0
 Town
  • 2 0
 Bob Geldof
  • 1 0
 Fingers
  • 2 0
 My dog
  • 15 0
 Nothing to see here kiddies... It's all part of the master plan, let the other racers think he's hurt and doesn't have a race line, then come Sunday he'll pirate line 95% of the course and win by 7 seconds
  • 1 0
 ratboy and sam hill are my 2 favorite guys to watch, since sam wont be in it im hoping your insight is correct.
  • 2 0
 Pirate line?
  • 2 1
 I need him to take 3rd so I get my new Boxxer.
  • 1 0
 Arrrr, he be sinkin his rubber into a chest of booty
  • 15 0
 Trees dont move apparently. There arent any in san diegoso i wouldnt know.
  • 8 0
 It's amazing...a tree like 2" in diameter will break you in half.
  • 3 1
 Here we just have rattlesnakes and cacti.
  • 2 0
 If you want trees in San Diego ride the lagunas. Many trees and they are quite solid when you run into them.
  • 3 0
 If you had to choose between crashing into a rattlesnake, cacti, or tree... which would you choose, and why?
  • 22 0
 Definately a cactus tree covered in rattlesnakes. No pain no gain
  • 16 2
 In Soviet Russia you don't cut down tree, tree cut down you.
  • 2 4
 Ha, hilarious.
  • 10 0
 "I'm fine,no urgent thing" haha love that guy
  • 9 0
 Ratboy in Slomo looks like everyone else in real time
  • 9 3
 Now we know, groot is stronger than a biker mice from Mars

-------

or those who don't know what I'm talking about

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groot

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biker_Mice_from_Mars
  • 2 0
 welcome to the internet where I started looking and bike reviews turned into a bike video of a crash then reading a wikipedia article on a sentient tree...
  • 7 0
 Please don't do that on Sunday. Look after yourself Josh you've got to get some rainbow stripes yet.
  • 7 0
 Almost as nasty as Colin Ross' tree strike: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdaKaa3Aha0

Aaawwww maaaaaaannnnnn!
  • 7 0
 Hope the rats ok for race day!
  • 7 0
 Did this make anyone else want to watch some new "This Is Peaty" episodes?
  • 6 0
 The course clusterf*ck just prior threw him off his game.
  • 8 1
 winded as fuck...
  • 4 0
 And in stereotypical gopro fashion it made the hit look so much softer than what it actually was.
  • 2 0
 Am I alone in thinking the title picture for this article is a bit tasteless? It hurts to see a guy crumpled like that, and I bet he's not stoked. at least for video you have the choice to click it.
  • 1 0
 Hard as f*** that lad, and everyone racing there this weekend throwing themselves down the track... /respect

Also, we may all need to thank Ratboy for saving helmet cam footage. The break away mount worked perfectly judging by how the GoPro pro continued the run nicely without him. No helmet detonation, no drama, no danger... All good data points for the UCI do-gooders.
  • 4 0
 So onboard POV cams are allowed again? So confused....
  • 7 0
 Saw that, but it looked like his GoPro was on the top of his helmet or the standard "tele-tubby" mount. That's not really detachable, is it? Either way, that GoPro became detached the instant he shoulders that tree.
  • 2 0
 guessing it was attached near the back of his visor
  • 4 0
 Why there is no mattress on the tree??
  • 3 0
 Hope he hasn't damaged anything too badly would love to see Bryceland on the top step!
  • 2 0
 That's some tight trees towards the bottom! Let's see how many other riders get lost in the woods this weekend.
  • 4 3
 He's some kind as super hero !!! You or I would have had a spinal board for that impact !! He's as hard as a sticklebacks foreskin Smile . #ratfan
  • 2 3
 That's why Ive installed ampules of morphine in my jersey. I take a shot like that, I'm chasing the dragon to the other side in seconds. Seriously hope the Rat is back on it this weekend. A nasty tree tackle for sure, but he's a tough lad methinks, despite what his weed infused English accent might otherwise suggest.
  • 3 0
 Love his self diagnosis 'winded as fuck'.
  • 3 0
 Trees always win.
  • 3 0
 Speed ain't what hurts ya.... It's the stopping that does....
  • 1 0
 I've done that before, put me about for about 4-6 weeks. I dunno how these guys do it. He speared that tree
  • 3 0
 Stay on yer bike ratty!
  • 1 0
 if you visit vital theres's a raw edit with another pretty bad-looking Bryceland crash. But these dudes are tough as nails.
  • 1 0
 Ratboys hand position on the grips looks really bad before the crash. Any reason why he is gripping the bar that way?
  • 1 0
 He is probably squeezing the f**k out of his brakes to stop him hitting the tree!
  • 2 0
 ratboy pulled a gee atherton
  • 1 0
 He found the Gee-spot Wink
  • 1 0
 Might be a stupid question but I've always wondered: what are the whistles for? are they just another way of cheering?
  • 7 0
 Track Marshall's placed periodically along the track blow the whistles to let people know there is a rider coming down the track. Safety purposes broski....
  • 1 0
 ah I see. Thanks
  • 2 0
 This I why I wait to claim my podium picks @rockshox contest last minute.
  • 2 0
 Ok guys, plz put a pad on that tree for race day!
  • 2 0
 Fox helmet did its job! Carbon > Tree.
  • 1 0
 Is that a motolid or DH lid?
  • 2 0
 GOGGLES!!! WHERE ARE YOU GOING???? COME BACK!!!!
  • 1 0
 Did anyone else see part of his helmet flying down the track on just after impact?
  • 2 0
 That was his go pro flying off
  • 1 0
 I like how he was wheeling the wooden sections just having fun. Glad he's ok!
  • 2 1
 Jesus, that 2nd video is terrible.
  • 1 0
 Ya getting down voted, but I'm with you. Tilt you fu*king helmet cameras up! I blame UCI.
  • 2 1
 did not like listening to him hurt...
  • 6 5
 That part of the track looks shit.
  • 10 2
 Why? cos its not a straight line with loads of jumps?
  • 3 0
 This part of the track is downhill and technically difficult. Not flatter over big table tops. Fort bill woods are to be feared for sure. Many of us joey racers have done the same thing in those woods and more than once. Think I have hit most trees in those woods in different races.
  • 2 0
 I'm good...
  • 1 0
 Are you are you coming to the tree?
  • 2 0
 God Save the Rat!
  • 1 0
 Looks like with flats he may would avoid that narsty crash...
  • 1 0
 That section is very wet,rocky and full of trees with no line
  • 1 1
 Vamo Ratboy ql!!! Aposté por vo ctm!!
(C' mon F***in Ratboy!! I bet for ya, ass***!!!
  • 1 0
 Awesome how he sorta chuckled it off right after he smacked the tree!!
  • 2 0
 Hippies hate him
  • 1 0
 there's always a 50/1 chance of hitting a tree!
  • 2 1
 Is he ok ?
  • 3 5
 No need for cheese to catch the rat
  • 6 8
 William Wallace is somewhere along the course laughing his ass off...
  • 9 5
 Really?

f*ck sake..





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