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Old 12-19-13, 02:13 PM
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Road Bike Party 2

Not a touring video, but I thought I'd post for those who haven't seen it. These guys have amazing trials skills and they're riding road bikes to boot.

Bicycle Party 2.
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Old 12-19-13, 05:58 PM
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Those are insane bike handling skills. Also, amazed that those carbon rims held up to that abuse, but let's see them do that stuff fully loaded
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Unfortunately Martyn Ashton is reportedly now paralyzed from such riding.

Martyn Ashton, international mountain bike trials legend, ex-World Champion and star of the Road Bike Party YouTube sensation, was injured during a trials demo held on Sunday 1st September at Silverstone’s Moto GP, England. During one of the stunts on the Animal WD40 Action Sports Tour, Martyn fell backwards off of a 10-foot high
bar and hit the ground with enough force to dislocate the t9 and T10 vertebrae in his spine. His injury is being characterized as “severe”.

After paramedics stabilised him at the scene, Martyn was swiftly airlifted to Coventry Hospital where he received emergency treatment and was admitted to Intensive Care.
THE FUTURE
The initial prognosis is not positive: Martyn has currently lost feeling below the point of injury. He has now been moved to RJ&AH Hospital Oswestry’s Specialist Spinal Care Unit where he is receiving treatment and undergoing further tests to assess the extent of his injuries and to map the road to recovery.

The current medical plan is for Martyn to undergo six weeks of complete bed rest to allow his body to heal itself as much as possible. At that point a lot more will be known as to the long-term recovery he will be able to expect. Once the joint is stable he will then undertake a long and hard rehabilitation program.
“Since the accident I’ve received so many wonderful messages and well wishes. I can’t thank everyone enough for those–it has been hugely supportive” said Martyn “I’m also incredibly lucky to have amazing family and friends who are all rallying around myself, Lisa and Alfie, and helping us through this tough time. As a result I’m feeling very positive and ready to face the tough challenge ahead. I’m just taking it day by day, hoping that I can make enough progress over the next three months to be home for Christmas”

http://www.bikemag.com/news/news-tri...spinal-injury/
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Best wishes for Ashton's recovery.
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Originally Posted by arctos View Post
Unfortunately Martyn Ashton is reportedly now paralyzed from such riding.

http://www.bikemag.com/news/news-tri...spinal-injury/

That's a terrible shame. Thanks for the information.

Being a teacher, that information is much more powerful than saying, "Don't try this at home".
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Old 12-19-13, 10:49 PM
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His injury is why he says what he says in the first seconds of the video. "I'm glad I have such awesome friends to help me out."

Poor guy.
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Unbelievable riding skill. I hope he is able to ride again.
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