Chris Akrigg - Mind Games

Apr 16, 2012 at 8:42
by Scott Secco  
A more in depth look at what i'm up to at the moment and a bit about what makes me tick. As you'll see still not up to full speed but getting there. Shot and Edited by Alex Rankin.




66 Comments

  • 71 3
 Hill in spain is the VOY to me
  • 10 1
 It's amazing what people can do on a bike!
  • 11 1
 Welcome back, Chris. Im so glad to see him back on bike once again!
  • 18 0
 Love that video - Any english folk see him on Countryfile last night showing up Matt Baker?? :L
  • 1 0
 The place on Countryfile was right near where I used to live. But when I rode there I gapped what Chris only used for a take off!! He's a machine, glad to see him back on the bike after such a big fall.
  • 4 0
 for those that missed it, (inc me) watch from around 52:13 Smile
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01glv3y/Countryfile_15_04_2012
  • 1 0
 What was going on around 4:23?
  • 1 0
 Oh yeah he's the best...you gotta get fully recovered already!
  • 1 0
 Those bikes look fun! What's something like that going to weigh?
  • 2 0
 I have to add to favorites. oh shit. I cant QQ
  • 24 1
 After seeing him on Countryfile yesterday I was dying to find out a bit more about his recovery, good to see your back!
  • 20 0
 The guy is a true inspiration.
  • 9 0
 one the best bike riders/handlers in the world, fact
  • 2 0
 Absolutely agree! So creative with the terrain and super smooth, just awesome to watch.
  • 8 0
 I saw him just the other day on TV
  • 6 0
 My favorite rider. Glad to see him recovering. I look forward to his next edit.
  • 1 0
 def one of my faves too. guy makes it look so easy. can't wait to see what he accomplishes and where this journey takes him.
  • 7 1
 Yorkshire born, Yorkshire bred, thick int' arm n thick int' 'ead. Good lad.
  • 2 0
 Always love his vids, and can relate to them bigtime since his accident. Rehab is like going back to basics and being made to relearn them, an amazingly rewarding but frustrating process that, I reckon, results in a better rider ultimately.
  • 4 0
 How can he sit with balls so big?!? Mongoose. Mongoose. Love the bikes. Can't buy them in the USA in 2012??? What the f*ck?!?!
  • 1 0
 really? probably dealership conflicts with Wal-Mart. Which sucks because Mongoose high-end is a freaking sweet deal.
  • 1 0
 This is pretty strange. Sounds like a sign that Mongoose is heading down the toilet quickly. Hopefully Romaniuk, Kabbani and Akrigg (three of my favorite riders too) get picked up by better bike sponsors soon.
  • 1 0
 The High end mongoose stuff never sold that well here in the states and therefor they got dropped over here. I think they are still doing well over in Europe and thats why they are still sold over there.. I raced for Mongoose for a few years and I lover my Boot'r, my Khyber and my Teocali.. great bikes are sweet prices..
  • 4 0
 this guy has 6 balls for sure. here is the video of the crash: vimeo.com/24606775
  • 5 0
 I want to favourite this, BUT I CANT!! Frown Frown Frown
  • 1 0
 I remember watching this video right after i blew out my knee. Sometimes having a life altering accident can make you appreciate riding more than you ever have! I was out for 5 months this year with a torn meniscus and I came back stronger, faster and more more dedicated to riding my bike than i have ever been! Oh and now i think I'm gonna have to buy a moto trials bike cause it looks sick!
  • 1 0
 hit me up when your ready to go off and I will show you the ultimate video shoot location. This location is a total secret and super unique. This onewill blow away all the sweet locals in the danny macaskill vids. Hit me up if you want to see this spot.
  • 1 0
 Great video, good on you son. Keep putting in the hard yards and the sponsors will keep coming hey, good to see some of the big boys have picked you up. SRAM? Not too shabby!
I reckon what your next edit is crying out for is a bit of Mr. Scarface on the soundtrack. That would set it off fo sho! Do it!
  • 1 0
 Not only has Alex Rankin made some of the best mtb videos of all time it now appears he has learnt to levitate....unless he just invested in a steady cam! Akrigg rules, keep up the hard work man, I cant wait to see what he is going to produce once he is back to full strength.
  • 1 0
 Your riding is looking smooth already, Chris.

I severely broke my hand a year ago, and encountered the same difficult road to recovery (as a guitarist with an injured fretting hand). The mental game is tough, when you know what you are capable of, but your body won't deliver on. The good news is it does come back after the fight, and it will come back with a new perspective and more mature approach.

You keep your head up high, and I look forward to everything you contribute to the mountain bike scene.
  • 1 0
 So glad to see Chris back on his bike. The way he rides on those rocks is smooth and flowing, like a dancer! That's real skill. can't wait to see more of his inspiring videos coming in the future. Keep rocking, Chris!
  • 5 1
 Wow just wow!
  • 2 0
 You're in inspiration Chris! You're already back to being a better rider than 99% of us.
  • 2 0
 good to see you well on the road to recovery now chris.
  • 2 0
 Keep on the creative work!
  • 2 0
 Good to see a trials rider riding trials.
  • 1 0
 So inspiring. It's so good to see him back on the bike and practically fully recovered.
  • 2 0
 truly inspirational rider-one of my favourites
  • 2 0
 Same thing here. This guy is a true ambassador for biking in general... Same thing with Ryan Leech who is from the same generation of trials rider. Anybody who ever tried trials know how difficult the sport is mentally and physically. Trials is so much more than cycling...it's a Martial art!!! and this guy is black belt! Nice to see you such in shape and motivated.
  • 1 0
 Really cool video with awesome riding! Anyone know where that climbing was? Was that around the Roaches?
  • 1 0
 Chris is so damn steezy! Great to see him back. One of the best people to watch on a bike, so much style!
  • 1 0
 great to see progression, all the best! miss living in airedale :/
  • 2 0
 nice tattoo man!!
  • 2 1
 dany mac who ?? lol

mann that guy can ride wow
  • 1 0
 Glad to see him on his way back.
  • 1 0
 Keep it up lad. We're all watching and tracking your progress.
  • 1 0
 YEA Shad gettin some exposure!
  • 1 0
 Hes awesome, what a well rounded guy
  • 1 0
 triple xc haha its bike porn
  • 1 0
 I have the same shoes as him!
  • 1 0
 Says the video does not exist...?
  • 1 0
 vimeo.com/40308950 If it doesn't work for others.
  • 1 0
 I just can't watch the video
  • 1 0
 great video, sucks that you cant add to faves though
  • 1 0
 Can't wait to see him at 100%! Great vid!
  • 1 0
 A HILL IN SPAIN... VOY 2011
  • 1 0
 Love the Spain vid !!!! So happy to see him on the mend !!!
  • 1 0
 Great to see Chris on two wheels again! Can't wait for his next edit!
  • 1 0
 R A D !
  • 1 0
 Nice comeback !
  • 1 0
 Chris is the man.
  • 1 0
 Cheers!
  • 1 0
 He is inspiring
  • 1 0
 yey Chris is back!=)
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