Chris Akrigg: Step by Step

Jan 23, 2012 at 8:39
by Scott Secco  
So this video is a little update on my progress. Its been a tough time since my accident but I feel I'm finally starting to get somewhere. I know it's not the best riding I've ever done but it's where I'm at at the moment, like I say in the vid I'm not 100 percent but I will get there and I can't wait to be back to full strength.


Thanks for all the support people, I will be back....


114 Comments

  • 75 1
 Good to see Chris back on a bike, it's a shocking accident that could have been so much worse....
  • 19 2
 He gets a full recovery, build his bike and go out to shred some trials! what a boss
  • 21 1
 he's the definition of dedicated. True Inspiration.
  • 21 1
 love it how he does the edits aswell
  • 6 1
 Keep it up Chris! Soon you'll be the one leading the dog around the trails
  • 2 0
 Chubawamba-Tubthumping
  • 1 0
 love how you can tell he had a LOT of time on his hands !!! sick edit
  • 1 0
 Sweet insight. Love the intro music too, reminds me of something from when I was young, juts can't remember what...........
  • 1 0
 What a champ. All the best for the recovery!
  • 2 0
 @ Jizsplatt. Your thinking of Hartbeat the kids art show on BBC with Tony Hart.
  • 2 0
 Cheers man, I have been racking my brain cell for the last couple of hours trying to remember.
  • 28 1
 You don't often see the biker chasing the dog! haha Welcome back Chris! It's always good to see riders make a full recovery.
  • 12 1
 The dog kept looking back as if to say 'catch up' haha. But so glad he's back after what could of been the end of riding. Can't wait for the usual amazing edits of his to come back
  • 4 2
 what kind of dog is that?
  • 10 1
 Boarder Collie. Basically a black and white wolf.
  • 3 1
 A clever one, I guess - he knew the trail well enough to run before Chris Big Grin I'm glad of his comeback too and waiting to see more sick videos with him!
  • 10 1
 That dog is awesome!!
  • 1 0
 We need to invent a bike based on how dog runs cuz that dog just won the race. Razz
  • 13 1
 So great to see you back Chris! You're far ahead of the curve in your recovery.
  • 9 1
 "like I say in the vid I'm not 100 percent but I will get there and I can't wait to be back to full strength."

Even at 50 percent he's still better than most! Such a skillful rider - great to see him on the way back.
  • 2 0
 my favorite
  • 6 1
 rad edit, makes me proud to be on a 'goose! It's awesome that companies will stick with athletes during major injuries like this, even when you're supporting such an awesome athlete as Chris. Really inspiring - good luck man!
  • 3 0
 great to see mongoose still being the main sponsor. Chris has definitely changed my perception of the brand.
  • 7 1
 woah, truely inspirational i say
  • 3 1
 Great to see you back Chris. Your edits are still one of my favorite ones to watch. I liken your style of work to a talented self-produced, singer, songwriter musician that plays really awesome music that keeps changing the game. Cheers.
  • 1 0
 I like this analogy.
  • 6 1
 This reminds me to do more physio. Good too see you back Chris
  • 5 1
 good to see you back on the bike mate, brutal fall, i have no idea how you kept so calm!
  • 3 1
 Ya good to see chris on the bike. I have same injury and hardware that chris have after seeing his xray. Keep chuggin away next season we back in action. This is one of the worst injuries a rider could ever have.
  • 2 1
 Good to see his recovery, and even better to see trails being used in their natural state in the winter! If we tried that here in the midwestern in the US, we would be arrested by the trail guard/IMBA fanatics. I used to enjoy the technical challenge of a well used trial.
  • 2 1
 Are they really that sanitised over there?
  • 2 1
 Very much so. When you are landlocked and have millions of people sharing the same trail system things are different.
  • 2 0
 Inspired me to make my first comment on Pinkbike. I'm sitting around with a broken fibula from a failed creek crossing. Keep up the hard work Chris. Your vid lifted my spirits, I'll be back as well!
  • 1 0
 i broke my femur 3 years ago now. man not that long ago when i think about it. but anyways broke it in a car crash. felt tingly when i felt snap when it was time to get out it hurt so fucking bad. i wanted to know what a broken bone felt like but not that one. i trip on a curb and i want to cry. this was my my junior year of high school. i was bummed out i couldn't skateboard or snowboard any more. but i always liked riding my bmx bike, didn't hurt. then senior year me and my busy got in to cyclocross and mountain biking. made my leg so much stronger. but when some time running up stairs in cyclocross my leg kinda gives out a lil. but any way femur breaks suck. you don't walk the same after words
  • 5 1
 Quality, good to see you back at it man! Nice wee edit too!
  • 3 1
 Chris is definitely a down to earth, no bullshit legend - and it's brilliant to see him back on the bike where he belongs....good man Chris!!!
  • 3 1
 You've made amazing progress already given what happened. You're an inspiration!
  • 4 1
 Legend!! Awsome trail dog!!
  • 4 1
 i want a dog to go biking with...
  • 4 1
 hahahahh at 41 seconds it says gash on the tail of the helicopter
  • 4 1
 That dog is a frickin rocket!
  • 2 1
 Sick recovery Chris... that fall woulda ousted a lesser man. Your "not at 100%" is about how I ride all the time, lol... Keep it up man!
  • 2 1
 Special Human, Super Human, more power to ya, the most entertaining personality in mountain bike and arguebly the most gifted.
  • 2 0
 Good to see Chris back on his bike. Can't wait till he's back at full strength his videos never ever bore me.
  • 2 0
 great to see akkrig back out there! I love that he rides mongoose too, great company.
  • 1 0
 Nice, amazing to see someone come back from a shattered femur, that shit is crazy. Also was anyone else impressed with how well that dog shreds!
  • 1 0
 Absolutely stoked to see this positive guy back on a bike and already shredding. And that's what you get when you are dedicated to rehab...
  • 4 1
 Yeahhh! He's back!!
  • 3 1
 Good Luck having fun this year
  • 2 1
 add my wrist broken last summer, now i m back on bike too, falling, jumping .. what else?
  • 2 1
 Great to see you back in the saddle Chris. Recovery looks to be going well.
  • 2 1
 Definitely great to see one of my all-time favorite riders back on the bike.
  • 3 1
 Even at your worst. You still ride better than most of us.
  • 2 1
 Good to see you back on bike! Would you like a sealed drive for winter riding? keep you chain nice and clean!!
  • 2 1
 What an awesome dog haha! Its great to see you making a comeback, best of luck sir!
  • 3 1
 As Fuzzy Hall once said "Get loose on a Goose"!!
  • 2 1
 That's what I call Nu-school XC! Awesome vid! The crash on the other hand, holy mother of free market...
  • 2 1
 I am glad you are back Chris, been waiting for your recovery pal....Good to see you riding again!!!
  • 2 1
 Hahah this was entertaining. Glad you hear you're taking it one day at a time dude!
  • 2 1
 Qualiteee Chris, looking forward to some Akrigg action... mountain bike videos!
  • 3 1
 Epic dog. Nice to see Chris riding again
  • 1 0
 Am I the only one who noticed the woman had the voice of a man at 0:55? Eek
  • 1 0
 haha, I think that's just the way the interview was cut...with the guy there actually being the voice you hear.
  • 1 0
 I tried to tell myself that but watch her lips match it perfectly lol
  • 1 0
 so happy for your comeback! your way of riding is so inspirational to me. you are my hero!
  • 1 0
 Awesome to see him back on the bike! don't forget to take it easy, can't push the recovery to much!
  • 1 0
 well done mate, it takes balls to get back on a bike after that sort of accident
  • 1 0
 Great to see you getting stronger Chris. Keep it up & very soon you'll be back at that rock!
  • 1 0
 Great to see Chris back on a bike. Forgot how much I love his videos...keep it up!!!
  • 1 0
 Inspirational rider... Cant wait to see what happens when he gets back up to full strength. Chris: Yurralegend!
  • 1 0
 Happy to see the Man back in the saddle! I ll be back this spring too, after 2 years off. I ve missed the mud!
  • 1 0
 RideOn! Its great to see your back in action. Step by step you'll become stronger and stronger. Stupendous video!
  • 1 0
 Man I love this story! Missed your clips with mongoose bikes and great dog coach Big Grin . Cried a bit also Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Great to see you back in the saddle!!! Keep your chin up, your legs spinning, and that comedic wit flowing!!! Cheers!!!
  • 1 0
 Great news Chris
Anyone know what Jacket he was wearing?He sat on it when he got in the van?
  • 1 0
 he looks a bit stretched out on those bars, they seem a little too wide for him.
  • 1 0
 good to see you back on the bike chris and all the best for a speedy recovery
  • 2 1
 awesome, good work lad!!!
  • 1 1
 great to see you back but put the poor dog in the front for the journey home mate
  • 3 1
 welcome back chris!!!!
  • 2 1
 I´m just like that brow, recoverin' n' ridin'
  • 2 1
 Keep it up man...you are a true inspiration.
  • 2 1
 YEAH! Finally you're back man! So good to see this!
  • 2 1
 i feel all warm inside ! The king is dead, long live the king etc......
  • 2 1
 what?
  • 2 1
 yeah dude! you're on the right way - good luck!
  • 2 1
 Glad to see Chris back on a bike!
  • 2 1
 awesome, good luck with the recovery
  • 2 1
 Nice work chris keep up the progress!
  • 2 1
 "I will be back...." With weaponds?
  • 2 0
 such a boss.
  • 1 0
 Mega like. Keep on chris....
  • 1 0
 his bushy little friend is just the cutest ever!!! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 that's good to see you on the bike slowly but SURELY!!!!
  • 1 0
 Chris keeps rock the mountain~!!
good to see him back
  • 1 0
 What a Border Collie:-)))) Coooool
  • 2 1
 Marvelous Soundtrack
  • 2 1
 good luck!
  • 2 1
 YEAH!! Go Chris!
  • 2 1
 it´s crazy !
  • 1 0
 RESPECT!!!!
  • 1 1
 Shit !! He really did fall off a cliff !!
  • 1 0
 Bentornato!
  • 1 1
 This dude is Chuck norris!
  • 2 3
 2 words Hero Legend
  • 2 3
 Chuck Norris approved
  • 4 2
 Yeah, Chris approved Chuck Norris to watch this.

Chris will only ever get back to 100% if he nails his nemesis rock.
  • 2 1
 i return to every scene.

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