Thursday, May 25, 2006

Fell Off My Bike

Well this is a bit of a different post to usual, today readers I fell off my bike, now I know you are all shocked, as everyone knows how good I am on a bike. But as everyone knows even the pro's fall, so ye first I will share with you my bike before i go any further, so here it is...
There is my bike (click to enlarge) as you can see it has a Trek Bruiser frame, marzocchi bomber front forks (i dunno what model tho, so sorry to anybody who really wanted to know), rear hope hydraulic disc brakes etc, I did fall off a while back but it wasn't really that bad, but i knackered my back brake lever, so earlier on today i bodged it up with 2 elastic bands, works a treat..

Anyway now on to the more interesting part of today. Yes I fell off my bike, the joy, I actually consider my self lucky that I didn't smash all my teeth out of my face, but heres how it happened;

I was on my way back home from a small bike ride with my brother, and I was being a bit silly, and then we were goin down a very rocky road, which just so happened to be part of a stream, so it was slippy, and because it has been raining a lot recently that didn't really help, also, for some reason the road was nice and muddy, and I was prob goin summat like 15mph. so if you haven't gathered I was going down a rocky, muddy, wet and slippy road, and silly me decided to bunny-hop a stone in the middle of the road, little to my surprise, my wheel found a nice large rock to land on, I tried to avoid it, I failed, my wheel spun perpendicular to the way I was traveling, then I flew straight over my handle bars, n smashed my face on the rocky dirty floor. Nice ey?

So I shouted my bro, he came back up to me and sed "owch", then I set off home with blood streaming from my face, and poured what water we had left on my face n cuts. It had stopped bleeding a bit by the time we were back home, but you may be able to imagine what looked like.

Anyway the best bit; here is what I look like now...

Ha, and obviously falling like that makes your skin colour go a bit white, whereas usually im a well groomed well tanned, male :p . lol!

So get this, i get home n my dad says "don't go in the house like that, you'll get mud everywhere" so he then hands me the bucket n sponge he washes the car with, n makes me clean out myself in the back garden, charmin'.

Well sorry if i have waffled on a bit, but just thought id share this with you as I aint updated for a while. And THAT folks is what (can) happen when you fall off your bike! (please comment)


"You didn't fall off your bike, the bike fell from underneath you!" - quote Matty Garlick,

now the day after i still have scars, what a bummer, this is me being sad, with my scars even though i tried me best to not have them, ah well.. :(

As you can see my chin took most of the impact of the fall, thank god for that, the power of my almighty chin shines again!
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Anonymous hannah said...

oh josh u look horrible (but i suppose u always do anyway) so i wud just like 2 say well don bro nice one!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha mint fall and mint cuts and bruises to prove it well done josh true rider NO FEAR. Andy Armour

Anonymous Anonymous said...

u've just been pwnt by almighty nature, josh.

- Burl.

Anonymous Joe Firth said...

theres a little somethin on your face josh

oh wait, its the nature pwnage

Anonymous Smigers said...

Hey man, mint damage, u need 2 get a dirty big full face helmet, hows that for a suggestion lol.

Nah man, i feel for both ure chin n ure face and i hope they both recover real soon so we can go out n do sum more damage (that is metaphorical damage of course, im meaning to rip up sum serious trails, ive bin watchin biking vids and am now ready to throw maself at sum serious stuff lol)

Loadza love the Smiv man Smigers MEHHH!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pity the camcorder wasn't running for that one, eh!

Blogger _Chipwiz_Ben_ said...

I remember not all that long ago when we were doing the jumps I said something like 'We should be in full protective gear for this kind of stuff'. Then you said 'No Ben, us champion bike riders don't need helmets and body armor to cramp our style!'

Well, I won't say it, but I will say...
Joo Nublet!


Anonymous King Stott said...

Sick wounds! Its a good job your chin is a separate entity from your face, otherwise that would have really hurt. Glad your dad was so understanding of the situation. You washing with a sponge and bucket on your driveway is a well funny image!!!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

mint face josho, i know u will still say there is no need for a full face helmet but with a face like mine i cant take that risk. oh and i fell off cos of u an now devine retrobution has come and kicked your arse. BOOM, bitch

Blogger _Chipwiz_Ben_ said...

YEAH JOSH. Whittam had the brains to wear my helmet in that video when he jumped us so if he fell off he'd break our noses with the visor. You see, an eye for an eye!


Anonymous bethany suthers said...

hiya josh
u look awful lol!!
u r crazy!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

got my own full face now ben. full facing it up, googles an every thin. boom shaka lack mat whitham

Anonymous Anonymous said...

get some stablisers

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

2nd Bikin Vid - feat. Stuntman Whitham

Hello there my fellow Oldham Bros readers / viewers, today i have completed the biking video that I previously said I couldn't be bothered to edit. Well this entry scores high on the comedic value scale, as you get to see Matt Whitham fall off his bike! What more can you ask for, for those of you who don't know him, he's a nice fellow with a large beard, pity he cant ride a bike though, since he spent well over 600 quid on it.

Well now more to the point of this post... make sure to watch this video, included in it are some casual biking and jumps and stunts. I hope this video goes down as well as the previous bikin' video.

Anyway ill stop blabbering on now... so go watch the video!

Click here to watch the 2nd bikin' vid.

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Anonymous Ben Schofield said...

Funny day that was. Next time we have to make a wider launch ramp so I can go at it with some welly as the viewers probably think I'm a puff for taking on the jump slow. Well, if they only knew that the Warrior was 4ft wide and the ramp was 4ft 2inch wide, they'd see what I mean. Shame the camera wasn't rolling when I cleared the landing ramp. Shame it was rolling when I clipped the end with the rear wheels and making a nob of myself nearly getting thrown off the front. Ahhh well, my luck eh. Just thought I'd have to add that anywhoo :)


Anonymous Joe Shelmerdine said...

Extremely enjoyed that video. Ben we understand about the ramp because it did look rather thin. Hope to see more vids in the near future. All the best

Joe Shelmerdine

Blogger Josho said...

yah tis also a shame the camera wasnt rolin when matt whitha actually jumpd over me, but at least we got it the second time round, when he fell off, it was ALL worth it.

i rule

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mint video, keep up the sick stunts and camera work and i hope to see more great vids from this camera and stunt crew wat kind of bike does matt whitam have???????

Andy Armour.

Blogger _Chipwiz_Ben_ said...

It's a pedal bike Andy :)

Also, it seems to be raining today which means it'd be crap to jump in. No grip if anything goes wrong.

Another draw back is I broke the Warrior. Last weekend, Sunday the 7th May, Josh was there to witness me clear a 24ft jump which, when I landed, made a what I could best discribe as a deep popping sound from both from shocks. It's very soft on the front now so I think that the bump valves inside the shocks have split or been completely destroyed. It still runs and everything but will bottom out really easily now so we have to be a little more careful. I've been looking on eBay for some stiffer front shocks.

Also there's a squeeking noise that developed yesterday from the hindge on the rear swingarm, last night I just squirted some WD40 on it to let it soak in and I'm hoping for the best.


Anonymous Smigers said...

If anyones interested, Whitlish's bike is a Marin B17.
Mint vid Josho, lets try n keep this stuff up coz its da funniest stuff eva. Jus waitin for the weather 2 cheer up now ehh!!

Catcha later LAAAAADZ!!!

Anonymous Matty G said...

Great video Josh, you've done well again. Glad i could be in this one, and maybe if i dont have a crap bike (i.e. am with Norco) then ill try some... dont wana wreck anyone elses WHEN i fall off. Keep em comin my fellow bitter drinker, John Smiths Extra Smooth rules!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That video was ownage. I wish I could have been there to enjoy it fulley but hey I might. :D It's gonna kick arse once I get my mountain bike.

- Burl

Anonymous Matty G said...

Becareful Burl, ask these guys what bike to get and you'll be in debt to the devil... Smiv is obviously going to suggest a Kona bike or maybe the Orange GBR (apros £1500-£2500)eaither way - it aint cheap haha.

Anonymous Anonymous said...


well i'll be getting 100, 20 will go to a phone and i've got 100 in back to spend, so that's 180. im also gonna design an app for my dads business so im gonna try get 50 for that, maybe 70 as i'll be doing him an html order form for his site, too. so that should be 250 not including my birthday money in june. :D

- Burl

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my b-17 is a beast an i am a mint bike rider, only problem there was a big chin preventing josh from getting low down. oh an the fact that the faggot stood there for half an hour b4 ducking. GOON! matt whitham

Blogger _Chipwiz_Ben_ said...

Hahaha, Matt's comments are mint. Ahhhh. Anyway, my dad's planning to build a big ramp out of MDF but we're looking for a good place in the field that's not too wet or too rough.