XC Carnage

Mama nature knocks out cross country racers at the BUCS 2011 race in Sheffield. This is the stuff fail is made from. Awesome!

Comments

MA - 11/09/12 - 1:40pm

Well that made my Friday!

A big LOL.

Other people’s pain is my laughter.

satisFACTORYrider - 11/09/12 - 1:47pm

i can never pass this video up. classic stacks.

Mindless - 11/09/12 - 1:52pm

Awesome.

Mindless - 11/09/12 - 1:52pm

Sweet schadenfreude.

Charlie B. - 11/09/12 - 1:53pm

This is gravity calling; get some disc brakes, learn how to use them.

Matt - 11/09/12 - 1:58pm

That video never gets old.

Frank - 11/09/12 - 2:13pm

This and that fist-fight video from yesterday really have me thinking that XC courses in the US are pretty wimpy and lame.

MA - 11/09/12 - 2:19pm

@Frank – That’s because in the US we would sue.

Cole O. - 11/09/12 - 2:39pm

@Frank, Come race XC nationals at bear creek this year! You’ll never think that again.

For that matter there are plenty of gnarly XC courses in the US. Most of the PRO XCT courses are pretty crazy and lots of races here in the Mid-Atlantic have piles of rocks on piles of rocks.

Ricky Bob - 11/09/12 - 3:32pm

Check out the sweet catch at 2:50.

JAke - 11/09/12 - 5:49pm

WHo is the band and name of the song in the video?

Joshua Murdock - 11/09/12 - 6:21pm

There should be a prize for whoever can make it through the video with that song turned up.

rpdupre - 11/09/12 - 6:55pm

Standing on the sidelines of that turn with people running into you with mountain bikes has got to be the most awesome thing if you’re intoxicated.

jacob - 11/09/12 - 7:30pm

Who is that band and the name of the song?

Slow Joe Crow - 11/09/12 - 7:37pm

That doesn’t look any worse than the cyclocross circuits at PIR in Portland, you’d think the English would know how to ride mud.

chris f - 11/09/12 - 7:41pm

people should learn how to ride down hills. at least a few of them did.

Watchtower - 11/09/12 - 7:44pm

I’ve never seen this before, it’s freakin’ awesome!

dale - 11/09/12 - 8:05pm

Are these guys drunk or just beginners?

lolwut - 11/09/12 - 8:40pm

I would say they were xterra athletes but they appear to be wearing too much clothing

jim - 11/09/12 - 8:45pm

doesn’t anyone recognize the Banana Splits theme song?

bryant - 11/09/12 - 11:30pm

@dale best comment i’ve seen on here recently. haha

Grit - 11/10/12 - 12:10am

Had me laughing up until 2:45…Ouch!

JW - 11/10/12 - 2:38am

must be beginners who were told they’re entry fee is waived if they make down the hill.

It’s too funny watching people who clearly know very little about weight transfer.

Gotta love the frame banger guy in your face when you are on the ground ;)

Luke - 11/10/12 - 3:45am

This was actually in Moelfre in Wales at the trails where the Athertons train when they’re at home, not Sheffield.

The BUCS race is the universities championship and is split into two- Champs and Sport. Champs is for your proper racers (including, as you can see, a lot of roadies who have come for the craic) and Sport for less enthusiastic riders, a lot of whom have only been riding a few months by this stage. The descent was down and old DH course used in the British national series in the 90′s and that point in the video was very steep and loose with a few rocks.

It was brilliant to ride- a really tough XC course, the climb was brutally steep and the descent tough.

I think I’m in that video getting a scalp on someone, I managed to nail it every time but it is a lot tougher than it looks in the video. If you think it’s funny to watch you should have been there- one of the best weekends of my university career.

Fisho - 11/10/12 - 10:51am

The Dickies! sis the band.

Fisho - 11/10/12 - 10:51am

Always aim for the spectators since they are on solid ground.

Fisho - 11/10/12 - 10:52am

Their music video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs1NoBwsurI

Troy - 11/11/12 - 11:58am

I’m guessing it was a lot steeper than it looked (and very slippery) based on the way that one guy kept sliding down it on his ass. Video/pics tend to make everything look flat. That said, very few of them appeared to be getting their butts behind the seat to get their weight back.

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