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6 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Try On Your Bike… | GCN Show Ep. 254

6 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Try On Your Bike… | GCN Show Ep. 254

– From Lamar’s Moro Rock
California and Mexico, welcome to the GCN Show. – Welcome to the GCN Show. – This week, should you or
should you not try these at home. We attempt to give the definitive answer. – Try to touch your face, on the ground. – We have a recap of the
latest in the Wiggins Sky saga. We have all of our usual segments. And some big news, we are once
again trying to raise money for World Bicycle Relief. – Oh yes. (music, whips) – Anyway, Dan, what on earth is that clip got to do with anything? – You’ll find out
Si…………You’ll find out. – Seriously, mate, no one
needs to see that again. I’m not shaving anything mate. (cheers, music) – This week in the world of cycling, we learned that cycling with headphones in still enables you to
hear just as well as if you’re inside a car, even if
you don’t have the stereo on. – Very, very interesting research there, from Ride Magazine, although
I think it’s worth mentioning, that you rely on your
hearing an awful lot more on the bike than you do in the car, so for me, jury’s still out
on riding with headphones. – No definitive answer there. – Not yet. – We also learned this week
that while Si struggles to remount a moving Cyclocross bike, (in unison, ‘oh no’) – That’s embarrassing. – He actually struggles also,
to stay on it to begin with. (laughter) – Coming in on way side. – Jokes, ohhh, (laughs) – Yeah, that’s not me. That’s just generic
crash footage, isn’t it. – Are you sure, ’cause
we’ve go a second angle. (wind noise, crashing) – He’s got it. He’s got it on camera. – Likely the evidence
has been tampered with. I mean, that is my voice, but that’s…. Still, you can’t see that it’s me. – Fair enough, but we
have a third angle Si, this time, in slow motion. (wind noise, crashing, muffled voices) – He’s got it….. he’s got it on camera. – I’m going to have to go ahead now. (laughs) – (clears throat) Yeah, okay,
that, that is actually me. There is a full video
to explain that crash coming up very soon, so stay tuned. Now, not linked to riding
around a Yorkshire moorland on a Cyclocross bike, but we
have been thinking this week about things that you
shouldn’t do on a bike. – Yeah, this was actually sparked by a video by our friends over at Eurosport. They were investigating
that new sprinting position first adopted by Caleb Ewan. Clearly very aero, clearly very fast, but should you be trying it at home. – No (buzzer), I don’t
think you should actually. Now the problem here is that
it looks imminently doable, you know, it looks like
anyone could have a try, but therein lies the
problem, because it actually relies on quite a lot of skill. It relies, importantly,
on very safe roads, and it also relies on a
very safe Peloton as well. So if people started doing
this sprinting for town signs or mid-pack in a local race, I think it could spell disaster. – Definitely one best left
for wide open, closed roads, if that makes sense. – Eh, just about I think. – If you fall on your
face, it’s all my fault. – Alright, what about this one? Another very fast aero position, the full Froomie, that’s
where you are descending whilst on your top tube and
pedalling at the same time. Now Dan actually found out
that this was pretty fast using science. – [Dan] I do, but if you will remember, some actual science conducted on that same position suggested otherwise. – (laughs) That’s a good point actually. Proper science, done by the
University of Eindhoven, if I remember correctly. – Regardless, this for me, falls very much into the same camp as the Ewan, in that you have to weigh out
the risk versus reward factor and actually, I think this next clip very much puts things into perspective. You’re probably going to remember it. (wind rushing) – Fwah, um…………… – I do remember it, in
fact, it’s hard to forget that clip, isn’t it. – So painful. – I think the question that we
have to ask ourselves really, is how much of an idiot am I going to feel if this goes wrong and I crash. I think the answer to that is
going to give you a good idea whether or not you
should try something out. – Yeah, alright, well
with that in mind, then what about this next one? Super cool, San Francisco-based shop, and general cycling institution, Mash, regularly posts videos that have you on the edge of your seat, and this recent one featuring Matt Ray, shows some incredible skills but should you try it at home? (wind rushing) – [Simon] Leaving aside the
issue of riding backwards down a road wearing no
helmet and with no brakes, I’ve got to say yes to this, mate. – What……. – Yeah, seriously, I would,
of course, wear a helmet, and I would prefer to have brakes, but I actually spent several hours in my youth trying to learn how to
ride a bike backwards, so I kind of have to say
yeah, try it at home. – To be fair, I’ve spent the vast majority of my pro career riding backwards, and I’m highly skilled at that. (laughter) What about this next one, then, something else you might
remember from a few months ago, this is from Chris Akrigg
and it is the guide. (wind rushing, spokes whirring) – Amazing riding on a gravel bike there. Should you try it at home, no doubt? – But you, clearly shouldn’t, based on some recent and
very compelling evidence against it, but, in
general, riding off road is fantastic fun, isn’t it? And if you’ve got skills like Chris, it shows just what you can do on a bike. – [Simon] Yep, I agree, although a bit of practical advice, I would say actually that
cross bikes and gravel bikes, they don’t really like mega rocks, so if you are going to venture off road on your cross or your gravel bike, then aim for trails that
are just a little bit tame for mountain bikes, and then
you will absolutely love it. – [Dan] So your final answer
on this one is yes, and no. How’s it feel to be sat
on that fence there, Si? – Yeah, it’s kind of a
pointy fence as well, so I don’t really like it. Alright, what about this one then? The ultimate don’t try
this at home….. ready? (hard rock music) – Should you? – Yes. – What? – Huh? – Wait, hear me out on this one. Clearly, those manoeuvres
are just so dangerous, that you would never even
attempt to try it at home, unless you had the required
skills like they do. So if you do have those required skills, give it a go. – Humph, so what we’re saying is, don’t try apparently simple but actually really dangerous stuff. But do try really difficult and apparently really dangerous stuff. – Yeah, just don’t try it at home, I think is the safest advice and
in all seriousness though, we would like to hear your thoughts on the Froomie and the Ewan and do they have a place
out on the open road? Have you seen other riders try them out on the open road in a group ride? Let us know if you have
in the comments section, just down below. – Yeah, and what were the consequences? Have you got any crash footage? If so, you know where to send it. – Yeah, GMBN, fails and bails. – They love that stuff. (electronic music) – Next week is World
Bicycle Relief here on GCN with an aim to raise
money for the charity. Now you might remember
that Dan was out in Zambia the other week, looking
at the work being done by World Bicycle Relief
seeing exactly how and where the money that you donated is being used. – Yeah, across the channel next week, there will be four videos coming out for World Bicycle Relief. First out, we have an in-depth look at the Buffalo bike itself to find out why it is so unique. I also visit the headquarters
of World Bicycle Relief in Lusaka itself, to find
out how they are assembled. I even give a go at
assembling a bike myself. – Someone checked out of it, did they? – I think they just started again. – Okay, fair enough. Then we’ve also got two videos, actually following
people that actually use those Buffalo bikes day to day. Firstly, a farmer who uses that bike to help carry out his daily work, and then also, the story,
a very poignant story, of a student called
Lizzie, who now is able to ride the six kilometres to
her school and back each day. – Yeah it’s really moving
stuff I have to say. Last year, you were very generous and you raised a total of 16,666 pounds. And for that, I shaved my hair off. Thankfully, it’s Matt and Si
who’ve drawn the short straw this year and as they’re
about to find out, if we raise 25,000
pounds this time around, they will cycle across central London, wearing nothing but budgie smugglers, which are sometimes
known to you as Speedos. – Yep…….. he’s just found out. – Ehhhhhh, I guess as long
as I’m not riding a tandem. – It’s a tandem, it’s a really aero tandem so you’re very close together. – Oh, god…….. Shall I go out in the front, no… Maybe the back. Oh, god, I don’t know, that sounds awful. – You can draw straws again
and decide at the time. – (laughs) Right, okay. Now in all seriousness, the GCN page on the World
Bicycle Relief website is now open, so please,
let’s start the ball rolling, and get some donations going in. To put it in perspective, a Buffalo bike costs just 150 dollars, so you can see, very clearly, that any donation no
matter how big or small is going to make a big difference. – Now, here’s a clip which we made of us over in Zambia a few weeks ago. (singing) – So last year, you were incredibly kind in donating enough
money to raise 150 bikes for students over here in Zambia and other developing countries. And that’s kind of the scale of it, right in front of you here now. We’ve just been giving
out a few of the bikes to the worthy recipients,
because they do have to earn their right to use a Buffalo bike. And on each contract, it
tells you how many kilometres they have to normally walk to school. It varied between six,
and for one student girl, 17 kilometres, I mean how much difference is it going to make being on two wheels coming to school over 17
kilometres versus walking. This is about as smooth as it gets. It’s been quite emotional,
watching this celebration and the handover of some of
the bikes to the students. It’s amazing to see it first hand and hopefully, you will
appreciate back at home just how much it means to them, and you can see, just from
the smiles on their faces as they ride off. But the work isn’t done. There are a whole host more
schools around and about which need these bikes to help
the students get to school on time, or even attend
in the first place. All donations will be
very much appreciated and the details of exactly how to do it are in the description,
just below this video. (trumpet fanfare) (gong) – It’s now time, for cycling shorts. – Last week, the U.K. Anti-Doping agency finally concluded their investigation into that mysterious Jiffy Bag which was delivered to
Team Sky back in 2011. – [Simon] Yeah, and it’s
not terribly satisfactory for anyone is it, really? They concluded that it was impossible to work out what was in the Jiffy Bag because of a lack of medical records kept at British Cycling. – [Dan] It did mean, though, that Wiggins could finally break his silence. He released a statement
on his social media, in which he expressed his disappointment that U.K. had left a question
mark hanging over it, despite there being no evidence. – [Simon] No, it’s not
over yet, though, is there because the General Medical Counsel, which is the governing
body that oversees doctors here in the U.K., may now investigate the medical side of things
and they have greater power as to actually look into things
like private medical records so that’s one possibility. And then there is also the not insignificant matter of Shane Sutton. – [Dan] Yeah, his comments
caused quite a stir last week, didn’t they, although taken
in context, to be fair, they did make a little bit of sense, in that, if you could bring a rider back to 100
percent fitness and health through medication, you would do it, where the rules allowed it, but yeah, in those headlines, it
sounded really bad, didn’t it? – It did, didn’t it? This one is definitely going to rumble on. If there’s one thing we learned though, other than one should probably
keep adequate medical records is that actually, the
legislation around tea weeds does need to be looked at, doesn’t it. Just so that the rules and our ethics actually match up, to eliminate
that ridiculous grey area that doesn’t need to exist. – Definitely. Moving on then, I’m not sure,
Si, if you saw last week, but a thousand bikes were found in a bunker over in Orange County in California. – [Simon] I did actually see that, yeah. – [Dan] In the LA Times, and police were moving on some homeless people. And in doing so, they stumbled
across a hidden hatch. And when they researched
what was underneath it, they found this bunker. – When you say research,
do you mean, lift it up? – Yeah (laughs), it was
a thorough investigation. Went down underground, found this place, with a thousand bikes, so
if you happen to have had a bike stolen in Orange County
over the last few years, you might, just might,
be reunited with it. – Yeah, well that would be cool. Moving on though, from….. Well, fairly negative news surrounding two U.E. grey areas and stolen bikes, to something definitely more positive, if you pardon the pun,
because a Canadian cyclist called Travis Streb, has just hit his target for the year, of climbing, wait for it, 1 million vertical feet. – A million? – A million vertical feet, yeah. That’s absolutely incredible isn’t it? Even more incredible is the fact that he actually did the
majority of that climbing on the hill behind his house. When I say hill, it’s
actually Mount Seymour, so you know, pretty sizable. But nevertheless, isn’t that brilliant? And he actually raised
10,000 dollars for charity whilst he’s doing it. – Fair play, Travis. – Yeah. – That is quite a feat of
accomplishment, isn’t it? – I see what you did there, nice. – Yeah, a million, sorry,
I just got my own joke, million feet, well done Travis. Meanwhile, some interesting
reading back in the U.K. here last week, from a survey conducted by Sustrans, they are the charity based, they are in charge of the national network of cycle paths and roads. Anyway, the survey said, that 78 percent of all people would like to have segregated cycle lanes, not just by cyclists. – [Simon] Yeah, really positive, isn’t it although weirdly, only
75 percent of people were happy for any money to be spent on segregated cycle paths,
so there’s 3 percent that it clearly in cloud cookie-land, so. – Well maybe they’re waiting
for an anonymous donor as is the case for the
brand new Detroit velodrome. – Oh, I love this story. – This is a good one, isn’t it? Really enjoyed reading this. So this new Detroit velodrome,
in Motor City itself it has to be said, was funded entirely by one,
single anonymous donor. – Yeah, brilliant, isn’t it? Really short track,
just 166 metres around, but it becomes just the
third indoor velodrome in the whole of the U.S. – Yeah, that’s great news. What did make me chuckle
though, was the press release that I read by Lexis, who
are sponsoring, ironically, this indoor velodrome. And what they said is, we see cycling as a platform for reaching affluent Millennials. Our research shows that
Millennials appreciate cycling, and it’s actually, it is actually high, on their hobby list. – Actually high on their hobby
list, would you believe it. – Amazing, what you can
find out with research. – Yeah, I tell you what
mate, that is a good Detroit velodrome story, but it’s
not the best velodrome story to come out of Detroit. Because, it turns out, there was a hidden outdoor velodrome called
the Dorais velodrome, hopefully I pronounced it right. It was built in 1969 and
then fell into disrepair. And it was only found, many years later, by the Mower Gang. – The Mower Gang? – Yeah, seriously, this the
Mower Gang’s a lawnmower gang. They go around Detroit finding
hidden parts of the city. They discovered the velodrome
by using Google Maps, and then they mowed it. Basically they bring
this stuff back to life do a bit of gardening, and I just think it’s absolutely amazing. High fives all around to the
Detroit Mower Gang…. genius. – Ride on? – Yeah, ride on guys. – Ride on mowers
presumably, not push mowers. – Aye. (electronic music) – There’s Zwift has yet
another new development in that you can now
access it via Apple TV, which means a number of devices that you can access Zwiftware is getting bigger and bigger. So if you’ve got one, it’s a very simple way of
using Zwift on your TV. – Also, new products from Cycliq as well, so their Fly6 and Fly12 units combine smart cameras with lights. The idea that they would then be the perfect dashcam for cyclists. And now, we’ve got the next generation in the Fly6 CE and the Fly12 CE. – Yeah, CE standing for connected edition courtesy of the fact
they are now compatible with ANT+ and Bluetooth and the camera has also
been beefed up as well in that it has a wider field of vision and it’s a 1080p at 60 frames per second. – Yeah, they’re also lighter as well, lighter in weight and
lighter in brightness, as in brighter. – Okay, lighter and brighter. – Yeah. (electronic music) – The lights are dimmed,
change of t-shirts. It can mean only one thing, and that, is a very special GCN shop announcement, because of course Black
Friday is coming up this week, and so we figured, we would do a special, limited
edition Black Friday range at a very special price. It’s actually not just limited to Friday, but here all week. – First up, we have the t-shirts, modelled by Simon and myself,
short-sleeved and long-sleeved with reflective GCN logo. (shutter clicks) Further to that, we have some GCN fan kit. First up, the long-sleeved jersey, held up there by Simon, we’ve
got a short-sleeved jersey here as well, they look very cool indeed. We have a technical t-shirt there, and in addition to those,
we also have socks and caps in that special Black Friday black. – Yeah, they’re cool aren’t
they though, they’re mega. Now the sales starts
today, which is Tuesday if you’re watching the show promptly, and Tuesday if you’re not, if you’re telling me. But get in quick, because the sale ends the following Monday, so time is limited. Head over to or just click on the link. (electronic music) – The Cyclocross season continues and at the weekend, we
had the latest round in the World Cup Series. The first ever time that
it was held in Denmark, in Bogense, to be precise. – [Dan] I think it’s Boin-sa. – [Simon] Boin-sa, to be precise – It’s closer to the
correct pronunciation. – Bogense, yeah, apologies
to every Danish person, and every other GCN viewer in fact. Now, as well as being World Cup, it was also a great opportunity to preview what will be the 2019
World Championship course, and what the riders found
were loads of short, very steep climbs, a
little bit of sea spray to contend with and a lot of mud. – In turn, that meant, a lot of running. (heavy breathing, murmuring voices) Running, not daintily
tiptoeing down a hill with a bike on your back. – I’d just fallen off, I was
taking it steady alright. – Yeah, anyway, best in those conditions in the women’s event was
world champion Sanne Cant, who took her second World
Cup victory of the year, in front of an in-form Helen Wyman, who finished just nine
seconds further back. Meanwhile, in the men’s race, it was….. – Mathieu van der Poel….. – How did you guess,
as Mathieu van der Poel continued his unbeaten run in
the World Cups this season, this being the fourth round. However, there it was
quite a close four to fair, World champion there, Wout Van Aert finished just eight seconds down, whilst Toon Aerts was
further second back in third. See what I mean? – Just about, the most
important question though, Dan, where’s Maud? – What do you mean? – Where is Maud Kaptheijns,
it’s our new segment. (piano music) Basically, we’re so worried
that we’ve put the curse on her after asking GCN viewers to tell us how to pronounce her name,
because as we said at the time, we were going to be pronouncing her name an awful lot this season, because she was absolutely smashing it,
and now she’s disappeared. So where’s Maud? – Yeah, we haven’t had to
pronounce it much since, well you would have had
to look quite hard for her over in Denmark really,
because she wasn’t there. – Oh. – She decided to skip the
fourth round of the World Cup due to injury and illness. – Oh, god. – And slips from fourth to
eighth in the classification. – Don’t worry Maud,
there is plenty of time to turn it around before the big races over Christmas and New Year and of course, the World Championship so we’ve got faith in Maud. Right, back to Belgium, actually thinking of the home of Cyclocross, but this was the Gent six day, which took place last week. – I’ve got some great
memories of the Gent six day. – I’d be surprised, Dan,
if you had any memories of the Gent six day. But nevertheless…… – Blurred….. – But they come, also, for the sport, not only to drink beer,
but they drink a beer also. – I’m not sure what the
others have been drinking. – It was, as always, an
absolutely cracking event, won, this time, by a very popular duo, of Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw, probably powered, no doubt, by the two best names in pro cycling. – [Dan] Dynamic duo. Amongst other things, on their
way to winning that event, they set a new record on the
Gent track for 500 metres. It took just 26.595 seconds
to complete that 500 metres, which is an average speed
of 67.7 kilometres per hour, quite incredible, and I
think deserving winners this week, of a GCN
(ehoes) wattagebazooka. (trumpets, explosion, drums) – And we’re also giving a
wattagebazooka this week to young Thibau Nys, who is offspring of greatest of all time, Sven Nys. He’s putting out some serious power here, without a bike in sight. Fair play, wattagebazooka
for that young lad. – [Dan] Yeah, ff you’d like to
nominate yourself, actually, or somebody else for next
week’s viewer wattagebazooka, though I think Thibau’s probably a viewer, but nevertheless, use the
hashtag wattagebazooka on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. (drill spinning) – Are you ready? It’s time now for hack, forward
slash bodge of the week. Kicking off things this week, is Lewis Corbett, who has sent in this, which he made from the Ikea drawer unit, complete with shelves,
the helmets and shoes. I think that’s rather neat, the way he’s fashioned that out of the drawer unit. Plenty of storage space as well. – [Simon] Yeah, that’s good work. You only put that in ’cause
he’s got a bike like yours. – [Dan] Yeah, yeah with
the radioactive orange, very nice indeed. – Right, next up, we’ve
got this one, which I’ve got to put it out there right now, I think that’s a massive bodge. Winx over on Twitter, old box, bit of tape and a marker pen GCN hack. – [Dan] He’s done some hacking, isn’t he, to get it to where he’s ended up there. (laughter) Well, it keeps them all nice and tidy….. – [Simon] Fair enough. – [Dan] As to which one’s which….. – [Simon] It’s not like
a neat tool board but…. – [Dan] It might be a prototype….. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. Next up, from our friend Luis Lemus, you met him recently, didn’t you? – I did, he told me how
to pronounce his name. Luis La-Moose. – And we still get it wrong. Anyway, he saw this, out
on the streets recently, and we have no idea what to make of it or why he’s got that bike the way he has. – [Simon] To be fair, though,
that is one cool looking bike And that’s a serious hack, so… Fair play, thanks for
sending it in Luis, GCN hack. Right, next up we’ve got this one, which I absolutely love, from Woeful Countenance on Instagram. He calls it, the headwind neutralizer. He had to get a leaf blower
home from work today. It’s too bad the battery was dead, otherwise he would set a
record time, so he thinks. And you know what, odds are you’re there, that is a hack. – [Dan] Could have been
KOMs galore, couldn’t it? Very neat road, without any leaves on. Next up, from Sol Adams,
when your lockout is broken, got the first thing to
your right hand side. The customer clearly had a bottle top. Bodge……….. – [Simon] What, that’s quite neat there. It wouldn’t lock it out. – [Dan] Fits nicely I guess, but still. – Yeah, alright, and then last one. We’ve got this from the Svensation. It’s a whole bottle,
turned into a mud guard. Is that really a mud guard? – [Dan] I’m not sure, I
think that might be a bodge. I don’t think Pete Tomkins from Cross is going to be quaking in his boots there. – [Simon] I think even I might hit my calf muscles on that too. (laughter) – Anyway, if you’ve
got any hacks or bodges that you would like to show that’s ready for next week’s show,
the hashtag for that is GCN Hack across the same social media. (electronic music) – Caption competition time now, this is last week’s photo,
and the winner’s going to get ……a GCN Camelback water bottle. Who won Si? – Ohhhhh, the winner was…… Chris Coats, with this caption, And a lucky fan gets a souvenir…. (ba dum tsh) – Very good, I’ll get in touch with Chris, via Facebook or viewer address, and we’ll get this GCN
bottle out to you, ASAP. This week’s photo is this one….. of Alberto Contador,
newly retired of course, having done his second final race. Take it away, Si. – [Simon] After all that time, it turns out that Alberto, is actually a lousy shot. You know that whole (click,
click) pistolero thing. – Yeah, yeah, I get it. If you can do better than Si, moving on quickly, let us
know in the comments section down below with your caption. – Pow-pow. (electronic music) – Before we get on to what’s
coming up on the channel this week, we should start with a few of our favourite comments from last week. Beginning with this one from J.C. Boulay underneath the winter
riding mistakes video, he says, from Canada,
GCN’s winter riding videos look kind of cute. Like a bunch of fourth graders putting on a production of Hamlet. Good autumn riding tips there. Just a month late by our weather. – It seems like the division between Canadian and U.K. winters was also quite stark
in the comments section under last week’s GCN show, because in Hack or
Bodge, we featured a bike that had a lawn mower
fused to the head tube and a snow shovel in front of that, and a salt grinder
mounted onto the top tube. Now, we wondered out loud
what that might be for. First of all, Simon Lewis, from the U.K. suggested that it was indeed a lawn mower and the salt grinder
was for killing slugs. But then Randy stepped in from Canada. He said, I live in snowy as hell Canada, and the bike, lawnmower,
shovel, salter seems like something that could be utilised. He said that where the
snow shovel doesn’t manage to clear everything,
the lawn mower would act as an ice mulcher, I didn’t even know that was a thing Dan, and then salter could finish off the job. He basically said, it seems
like the person who made this is a genius, all in a great bike, and I actually stopped the
video in order to comment. So yeah, fair play, there we go. – So, should we deem
that a hack, then now? – Yeah, absolutely, yeah, it’s
being patented as we speak. – [Dan] Right, well what is
coming up on the channel? Incidentally, on Wednesday, winter hacks for you. – Should we say (air quotes) winter hacks? – Maybe autumn, or we say, fall hacks coming up for you on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, we’ve
got our top 10 Christmas present suggestions for cyclists, and as ever on Friday,
it is ask GCN anything. – Yeah, Saturday, we’re taking a little
break from pro bikes. We’re back in the kitchen, oh yeah, with top chef and
top bike rider Hayden Groves and then on Sunday, I went to look at the Tektro TRP factory
when I was over in Taiwan, did we mention that, this week? Not yet, and that is an absolute belto, brilliant, brilliant factory to check out. Then Monday, it’s the maintenance set. And on Tuesday……………….. – Welcome to the GCN……
(unison) show……….. (electronic music) – For this week’s extreme corner, we are in Switzerland
for the Red Bull Velodux. Coming up is a video from Claudio Caluori, who is famous for his
downhill, mountain bike World Cup previews. This time, he’s trying to get to grips with urban Cyclocross. – [Man] Hey, this should
be a cycling race, not a running race. I don’t know how my shifter works. (metal, tyres bouncing) Ohhh, my teeth are coming loose. Ahhhhh, ahhhhhh. Since I’m a downhiller,
I am not allowed to (ahh) Whoa! (brakes squealing) Whoa! Crazy f(bleep)er. I guess, this would actually be quite fun if you were in some sort of shape. – Ohhh….. – That looks good fun, I think – It does, actually, it
looks really, really……. And Fabian Cancellara was
there at that even as well. – Was he, how does he get on? – Don’t know, there’s no footage of Fabian riding down steps unfortunately. Right unfortunately, that
is the end of the GCN show for this week, do make sure
you give it a big thumbs up as always, and also, subscribe to GCN. To do that is completely free. Just click on the globe. – Couple more videos
coming up for you now. Firstly, Si, just down here, taking a tour of the Elite
factory over in Italy. And secondly, just down here, is my look at my own bike, a trek on my Emonda SLR disc. – And cycling brand with a blast furnace. – Really, haven’t watched your video yet. – What! – I should click on it now. – I’ll watch yours then.

100 comments on “6 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Try On Your Bike… | GCN Show Ep. 254

  1. Very good purpose for Trevis Streb for the climbing challenge, but for examples me this year i am at 1'012'926 feet climbed and a guy that i follow on strava by now is at 1'663'510 feet 😉

  2. GCN, I love your channel and watch almost all of your videos. I do, however, take issue at the ridiculous cost of having one of your jerseys shipped to Canada. Jersey = $51 (on sale) Shipping = $30. It could be sent in general mail for much less. Why the need for an expensive courier?

    at about 6 minutes my dad filmed me doing the froomy and sent  it to my mom…. she wasn't happy

  4. If this was Russian cyclists instead if British, they would have been banned from all competitions, winter sports, summer sports, doesn't matter.

  5. stoked to hear you guys promoting my home! Detroit! i'm too stoked on the velodrome. we already had an outdoor one.. but this is going to make our winters 100% better

  6. After the Froomie, there is "the superman" Check this position out. Seems even faster. You do need very good core stability.

  7. Hi , a friend of mine has also done 1 million feet and 25000 kilometres this year! He is a Cyprus resident and a very youthful 68 yrs old .

  8. Since all the Buffalo Bikes are painted black, it would be nice if each person had a decal with their name to identify their bike. Thoughts?

  9. Dan I take it you didn't watch the mens world cup cx race as you said it was close with mvp winning by 8 secs clearing didn't see him sit up for the last bit whilst the others were still racing.

  10. Can we have a feature about the best way to mount a camera – both forwards and backwards. A friend of mine had a van turn right in front of/though her recently. She was too busy smashing into the kerb to get the licence number. I often think that I should use one but they are very steal-able, fiddly to mount, heavy and I don't always get good results. Some guidance please.

  11. I admire the skill and guys of the jumpers and tricksters and all of that, everything from the Red Bull competitors to the freestyle artists to the solo roadie doing the Froomie to win a big race–will there ever be a more exciting win than Peter's in Richmond? But the risk has to be worth it, and for most of us, the risk is not worth it. I bailed on racing in '84 after flipping in a four-man break in a crit in Tysons Corner, Virginia, the Westgate series if I recall correctly. A spectator ran across the course and next thing I know, I'm landing on my back and breaking my fall with my wrist and I make my way to where the Whole Wheel Velo guys were congregated and everyone just looks around into the sky. And I got it, I was on my own with whatever was wrong with me. So I got into my GTI, somehow managed to shift it en route home to Building 406 at Fort Myer, and that was that for racing–I was about to turn 25 and I figured, you know, this is just too risky, I'm messed up and I was doing everything right. And that was my choice and I don't regret it. But I do still race from time to time, just waiting for the next speedster to overtake me without saying hello. I love it when that happens.

  12. #torqueback hi guys , love all the helpful tips I learn something new every week. Recently out on a bike ride I encountered a dog that tried to chase/attack me while riding . The owners of course were right there without a leash even though there were signs posted everywhere requiring them to have one. Thanks to my HIIT workouts I dropped the dog after 30 sec sprint . But it got me thinking maybe you can do a video on tips for dealing with dogs or similar hazards cyclists encounter and how best to deal with them ? I wanted to go back and yell at the incompetent dog owners but decided to take the high road and keep going . Thanks ! Andrew

  13. I did a caleb ewan on a chain gang going 40-50km an hour and my phone popped out and smashed into 4 different bits flying across the road, almost caused a crash even though I was in complete Control… I call for more zip pockets! (I just don't want to take responsibility!)

  14. I am a 186cm, 90kg rider with a body like an ice hockey player. I can ONLY descend! I like the Froomey for two main reasons. It certainly feels faster, so whether or not it actually is faster is a moot point; and the second reason is no one else in my riding group can do it!

  15. First comment to GCN. Years ago, on Record Breakers, they showed a guy who could eat metal. Years later such a showing is deemed bad judgement, the guy clearly had issues of a mental health type. Today GCN shows a guy risking his life employing his "skills." In twenty years time how dated and unacceptable will your showing seem?

  16. Check out the Million Foot Club on Strava: . 23 riders over 1 million feet so far this year.

  17. I use a blue tooth speaker for listening to music while cycling. I'm not in favor of having headphones for cycling. I think that it causes a distraction especially on city streets.

  18. grew up racing at Dorais in the late 70s, through the 80s. Broke a collarbone there, tore my rotator cuff, too. Got airborne through turn 3 on every lap where the concrete heaved. Ah, youth.

  19. #askgcn i just started racing cyclocross and ive been training harder than ive ever trained before, and i lost 80lbs about 4 years ago. How come when it comes to race time, it feels like i havent been training at all and i hit the wall faster than i ever do than when im sprinting at home on my wahoo kickr snap. about 5 days a week i ride for an hour doing intervals, what am i doing wrong?

  20. damn you two talk way too much.. just show clips with your background voice, no need to see so much of you i guess

  21. pretty sure sagan won the world RR in 2015 with the 'froomie' position before we ever saw froome use it, and a few other people before that… sammy sanchez?

  22. Regarding headphones, I don't because I'm a novice who's not yet even comfortable taking a pull off the H2O bottle enroute… BUT… as I become more skilled, I will… BUT… I will use my Bose Hearphones with the rear, left ambient sound turned up to emphasize traffic (here in the colonies)… It also strikes me that whatever elevated risk is conferred by wearing headphones would be largely offset by using a rear-facing radar and HUD.

  23. I sent it down ventoux (malaucene) doing the froomey and beat my time from 2 days before by 3.15 minutes – for me its and brainer as long as I am doing it safely

  24. Love the froomey and with a lot of practice you get very safe and stable on it, but I don’t pedal doing it. I even did one without hands on the bar for a photo and that was pretty nuts going downhill but fun 😂

  25. Absolutely love GCN, so inspiring and professional cyclist, thank you for all your videos, look forward to everyone, thank you.

  26. i have been practicing the " full Froomey " and here is my feedback on that.

    first of all, i am 172 cm tall but ride a 54.7 top tube, a Specialized size medium. the bike came with a short stem but i swapped it for a 130mm stem and switched to a zero setback seatpost. I can easily and safely descend rough roads at 60 plus kph, but i began experimenting with the cockpit length,and went back to my short stem

    on a descent at those speeds the front end shook and i fishtailed like mad and nearly crashed.

    i went back to my long stem and had no issues.

    my advice is that if you do want to try this aero tuck on a closed rode, you need to extend the cockpit for stability

  27. @Global Cycling Network i already did try the the froome and the sprint aswell, lose a teeth, half of my face and blackout

  28. I don't race but used to do lunch rides with a group of A graders from work. The ride was a generally gently increasing gradient following a creek flood plain out into the countryside. Not much traffic. We often did a rolling race for the steeper part of the return ride where some of the riders would Froome and dodge and weave as an anti drafting tactic. The other guys were eminently more experienced and skilled than me but allowed me to draft along for the experience. I never tried the Froome thing though as I just knew the consequences would likely be very painful and end my pride and joy. I still think that was the right decision. They were great guys and helped bring my cycling along, I'm retired now.

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