Martyn Ashton is at it again!

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  1. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Going backwards down a hill doing an endo? Wait wut did I even say that right? Serious skills.
     
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    I can't wait to see the out takes video from this madness! Both of those guys are insanely good riders.

    Still like the Sound Of Guns "Sometimes" soundtrack from his first video better, but this one is growing on me.
     
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    Ashton's Colnago C59 Disc featured: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pro-bike-martyn-ashtons-colnago-c59-disc-from-road-bike-party-2-video
     
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    He had a bad accident and is now paralyzed.
     
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    Damn. Just...damn.
     
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    That's sad news. He certainly presents as a man who is no stranger to hard work, I hope he prevails.
     
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    Article on his accident here:

    http://www.roadbikereview.com/reviews/martyn-ashtons-road-bike-party-2-video-released

    I was very amazed at what he could do on a road bike.
     
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    Trials riders are a different breed. I hope Martyn lives to see spinal/nerve injuries healed.
     
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    There was a British publication I was reading that had some good info on Martyn, his history, the making of Road Bike Party 2 and the injury and his reaction to it. Let me see if I can dig it up again...

    http://www.velouk.net/2013/12/11/feature-story-behind-martyn-ashtons-road-bike-party-2-film/

    Check out the links at the bottom of the page if you have time.
     
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    I only try to do safe flatland tricks on my bmx bikes, and I'm rusty on them all. That's one reason why I don't do dangerous tricks; I don't need to impress anyone and risk a broken bone or hospital bill. Especially nowadays when hospital cost too much.

    I hope he can some how survive and provide for his family now that he's paralyzed. But I don't see where he's gonna get future income.
     
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    If you enjoy smooth BMX skill, this guy is really, really good.

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    Good tunes, too.

    I guess we all push the envelope in our own ways.
     
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    Old age... I'm gonna be 45 soon and my muscles have atrophied... I probably can't do a good bunnyhop either. Maybe I should quit the sport and sell nearly all of my bikes. But owning them gives me a pleasure that I can ride them anytime. But I'm not good at bmx freestyle anymore and I look like a poser.

    I was never fast enough on a road bike to place in a citizen's race, not even Cat 5. I cruise 17 to 20 mph on my city bike rides though.

    I'm too scared to ride a skatepark
     
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