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A TRIBUTE TO FAMILY,FRIENDS AND MTB

This is a very public shout out to everyone who helped me over a tough period in my life and to MTB.Im blessed to have you in my life.

71 Comments

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 Here I am just like the others. Definitely shed a tear or two for this one. Very inspirational movie bro. Over the past year I have been battling stage 4 colon cancer and had surgery just in November which came with a lot of complications. I managed to have a 12 min ride three days ago which was the first ride in months and being on the bike can truely be a healing experience. Keep up the good vibes, smiles and cherish your Family&Friends. We all need to do these things.
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 Wow mate . Can I ask if it hit you like a tonne of bricks when you found out and was it hard dealing with it after? I have never been smacked so hard as when I found out . Total surprise !
Hope you are doing well mate and all the complications you had are behind you. That 12 mins must have been wonderful ? I know I did a similar ride after two weeks and felt so slow and non connected to the bike.... But it was a huge mile stone. Thank you for sharing that . We are not alone mate and if you ever want to chat about it just say . Much respect to you mate
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 When I first found out it was a massive shock. There was no family history of it, and all I kept thinking in my head was that my little girl Emmeline was going to grow up without her dad there. After a couple weeks and starting chemo I got my game face on and chemo was actually great for me. My health improved greatly with treatment. I gained a massive amount of perspective through all of this along with a huge appreciation for life's little moments. I'm up to 30 minute rides now and feeling more comfortable on the bike. Obviously having a close family is a huge motivation to keep fighting but having a hobby like biking for a personal motivation has been a huge help in my physical recovery. I find out on the 14th if my surgery was a complete success or if there are more treatments ahead. I'll keep you posted. Hope you are doing well. Cheers.
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 @JimmyI: Mate I'm so proud of you.Putting the game face on is so hard.Took me a while to do it as I had the same thoughts as you. Its def a life changing experience.I cant believe how much ive changed in 3 months.I cant describe it but I just feel I have a bit more purpose and I'm enjoying the little things and savouring the big moments. Please let me know how you go on the 14th.Im cheering for you and praying for you.Im doing great mate thanks.I get the odd bad day thinking about what could have been but I expect that and have been told how to deal with it.All the best
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 @JimmyI: hey bro just checking in that you are ok. How you been buddy?
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 I think this is one of the affecting home movies I have ever seen, thank's Scott Sicco and pink bike take that kind of movie to Monday compilation.
Great to see everything goes good for you "samjam", and I wish full recovery for all who battle cancer.
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 hey mate thank you for watching.Im doing really well now thanks to a great doctor,beautiful and loving friends and family. I too wish anyone suffering from cancer or who has family battling cancer a full recovery...
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 wouw Mick !
I didn't knew about all this.
"m away from pinkbike and my best friends to much.
You made me drop a tear or two. such an great video the message was send and is received.

Hope all is good now and the cancer will never turn back on you.
Stay strong and RideOn!

Much love Salute
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 I didn't tell many people mate as it was right on Xmas and didn't want to destroy happy times. I'm good now . Have lots of tests coming up which I'm a little nervous about but it is what it is. Thanks mate
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 You are strong man Matey, thank you greatly for sharing your love and passion with us!! Im so happy all was successful and now you are on a new road of healthy happiness. Thank you for the inspiration and powerful message!! RideOn brother!!!!
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 Thanks mate, it was a tough time but I'm thinking it might be the best thing that ever happened to me . Thanks for the support mate
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 That was unbelievably beautiful Bro. I too survived my battle with Cancer and yes F*CK CANCER!
You have been in my prayers since you told me about your ordeal, and will always be, Brother. Big hug to that wonderful lady, you have one Hell of a support group Mate. I loved this video...now where's my f*ckin' box of Kleenex! Love y'all-
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 Thanks lars. I remember you telling me about your cancer scare and used it for motivation to be positive . My support group is world class and I don't know how I could have got through it without them . Thanks for watching mate
  • + 3
 So glad you get more time with the fam and on the bike. One of my biggest fears, it's touched both friends and family. Balled through this whole thing. Riding will keep us alive forever...it's truly what I believe.
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 Well I think that the whole time I focused on riding . When I got scans etc I would close my eyes and do a trail in my head. But knowing if I did everything they told me to do it would get me back on the bike was my inspiration . Thanks for watching mate really appreciate your comment
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 @samjam: You're welcome. Ride on!
  • + 1
 FUCK CANCER! This was a brilliant edit, and lovely tribute! Great to see PB have this type of clip on MM. You can see you have a real passion for both the bike and your friends and family. Getting out for any sort of ride does the mind and body the world of good, so I can only imagine how good it felt for you after the stumbling block!! Also, some great little angles and production.....keep em coming!
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 I kind of agree mate.We always get these sick edits with big productions and pro riders...That's really cool and I always watch them....they make me sick with their ridiculous perfection hahahaha.....this is more a story and a way of moving on from me.It was filmed on a low end go pro and I used windows movie maker to edit......I only made for the people in the vid but put it on PB just to show my MTB brothers and sisters how strong MTB can be for us.. I really do have a wonderful family and the support they gave me was world class. Mate I think in time this will be the greatest thing that has happened to me as I can already notice a change in me.Thanks for watching ,it means a lot mate.....FUCK CANCER
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 You're a good man Mick, we need more like you on this planet brother so nothing is allowed to happen to you OK!? All together now... "f*ck cancer"!
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 Steve thanks for that. it was s tough time . I remember sending you a pm when I was in my hospital bed . Man seems like yesterday . Alls well that ends well I guess. Thanks for the great support
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 You are amazing guy. Just wanted to let you know I’m thinking about you today. Steve
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 Hi mate. That was the most beautiful post I've ever seen. Thank you so much. That really hit my emotions mate .
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 I watched this with my morning coffee , and it changed my day! I have a little injury of my self and haven't been riding for two weeks.....I'm gagging for a shred Big Grin I'm very happy for you everything is clear and well!!! You are a very rich man to have so many friends and family you can count on. These are the best riches in our lives!!! If you ever consider comming for a ride in Europe, give me a shout! I run a mtb holiday company in Bulgaria. Very good video!!!
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 Hi mate, thanks for watching.I am doing great now and loving every ride ive been on.Family is so important.You get unconditional love and yes I am a rich man for this.I hope your injury is getting better and you can ride soon.If I'm ever in Europe ill drop you a line.....
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 Fuck cancer indeed! Very touching tribute to your family and mates and heartiest congratulations on your fight. I totally know how you have felt and what you have gone through. I agree that the feel good factor from MTB-ing is second to none and it does help with the recovery and fitness. I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2013, had a relapse in 2014 and rediagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Had a stem cell transplant in 2015 and was in remission for 2 years. Relapsed again in April 2017 and have been undergoing two chemo regimes since. The downtime sucks as the accumulation of chemo screws up my cardio fitness. Just had a CT scan today and wish me luck! Back to you, much much love from a fellow MTB rider. May drop by Brissy one of these days for a ride out at some of its trails.
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 Thanks for the comment and for watching.Mate I feel for you so much.Please mate can you tell me the result of your CT.Love and prayers to you brother
  • + 2
 Wow mate! I don't usually feel like this after a PB vid... Mtb has helped me in a similar way after some gnarly medical ordeals... If you're ever down Clandulla /Mudgee way hit me up.
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 Hey bud I was down Mudgee way a year ago for a wedding . I know what you mean . The vid was for family and friends but I wanted the MTB community to know just how much riding can heal so why not put it on PB ? Thanks for watching mate and for commenting . I have had a few PMs from guys who had similar dramas and how a ride clears the head
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 you're a top bloke Mick, i'm so glad all went well, stay healthy buddy and keep those pedals turning!
always thinking of you mate. tup
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 Hey champ . Thanks for everything hey . Life is good mate . Keep pedalling bro , it's what will keep you alive
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 You twat....making me shed a tear now....superb compilation bro, keep smiling and spinning. Team Gilly is the best .x.
  • + 1
 Loved this movie man, touching and there's something in there we can all relate to in some way. Best of luck and happy trails man. It's amazing what bikes can do for you, they can even give you a whole new family.
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 Hey Sam thanks so much for watching and for the comment. Biking is a beautiful hobby/lifestyle. I cant remember the amount of times ive headed out to the trails with a issue and came home with the answer.I just love riding my bike.....thanks again
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 man, that was a tearjerker. a great piece of work.
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 Thank J . Doing this vid was a huge step towards closure and moving on. I haven't even watched it since I finished it . Time to move on . Thanks so much
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 Thanks Scott. Mountain biking is my therapy as I stand by my wife's side during her ongoing battle with cancer. FUCK CANCER.
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 ahhh man I'm so sorry .Please give her our love and tell her I'm thinking of her.But mate you are a warrior . Having my wife with me,kicking my arse,sharing a cry and just being there was the best medicine ever. If you ever want a chat mate PM me your number and ill call you.....Best of luck to you and your family...FUCK CANCER
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 Told you from the start bro “you got this”. Love to the family and my little hero Matty #Leebrassgloves hahahaha. f*ck cancer!!!
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 Yeah nailed it cunt . Thanks again bro. No one has mentioned cedric yet haha
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 hahaha my mate CG in the background hahahaha
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 @Lzbones: a mate asked me today if that was CG.....about time hey hahaha....
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 @samjam: hahaha class, took a while hey.
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 @Lzbones: haha yeah but knew someone would spot the great man
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 I watched the whole flipping thing...just ace! So fresh and real and inspiring! Thanks for putting it together and getting it out there.
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 No mate thank you for watching.I think this was a great way to get closure for me. I remember finding out and telling loved ones and close mates and realising the impact it had on them.I just had to pay them back for everything they gave me . It was filmed on a low end go pro and edited on windows movie maker.I wanted it to be a message not some big production.So happy you liked it mate.Happy trails to you sir
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 Cheers for sharing your touching video - helps to remember what really counts in life! Ride on mate!!!!
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 thank you for watching . Yes ,I think we get thrown these problems to reassess where we should be.Really,life is about love and relationships.I have certainly been made to "re boot" my priority list
  • + 1
 Nice Mick! Lovely tribute. You are a top bloke and now you have beaten cancer, it was scary but now you are stronger and tougher than ever!
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 Thanks josh . I've certainly come out of this s different person . Maybe a bit more carefree in what people think of me and my view on life. Thanks for the years of support mate. Men's health is so important snd if doing this vid can show blokes that it's ok to love ya mates, kiss ya dad at almost 50 yo and show some emotion I'm happy
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 @samjam: thats awesome bloke! Showing and sharing our true emotions in a positive way is so important.. maybe we struggle with it sometimes especially in difficult situations but everyone around us is so much better off when we manage to get it right!
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 Just saw this video. Very inspirational. You got a good group down there. Cheers.
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 Hey thanks for watching . I have a great crew for sure, salt of the earth kind of people. This was just a way of saying thanks to them and thanking MTB for giving me so much. Really appreciate you watching this vid . Have a great day mate
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 Yep f*ck Cancer ,all the best to you and your family mate Smile
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 Thank you chevvy69....means a lot to my family and I.
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 Beautiful tribute and a beautiful message. Not much else to say. Stay healthy and keep on riding
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 Thank you sir . It was just a way of saying thank you to everyone . The whole time that I couldn't ride was terrible but sometimes you have to go backward to move forward . MTB is such a big part of my life. A solo ride through the bush has solved many problems . Thank you for watching
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 Amazing....may your heath and bike be there for you always.
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 Thanks so much mate. I love riding so much and couldn't imagine a life without it . As for health , I have years of check ups but I also have years of riding too so I'll be fine.
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 Good Family & fun riding!
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 Perfect family mate , perfect
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 Amazing... heartbroken...so happy you are okay brother
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 Thanks brother. I'm good now and ready to move on
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 Awesome! (Teary eyed) all the best for the future, keep shredding
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 Wow mate thanks. So happy you liked it. Have a great day champ
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 very touching brother...
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 Cheers bro. Cunt of a couple of months though I'll tell ya
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 Way to go man! All our support!
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 Thank you mate . I'm feeling the love and it means so much to me and my family .
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 cheers! touching!
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 thanks mate....all the best

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