Mash SF: Rainier Mar 2, 2017

Tioga Pass in the morning and a track bike. Rainier is a beast!

  • andrew_spaulding

    Fun as it seems I just can’t condone zipping in and out of traffic as if a shared public road belonged to himself. He’s putting pedestrians at risk, freaking out drivers and generally giving non-cyclists an excuse to hate cyclists.

    • Aaron

      That all looked pretty clean to me. You should see old Mash. They’re all grows up now.

    • Lane splitting is legal in California. Aside from not putting his foot down on the right on red moment, I see nothing illegal here.

      Ever drive in San Francisco? The drivers put peds / themselves at risk.

  • This is the best. Rainier’s part in Macaframa was a driving force for me riding bikes. Keep crushing!

  • IE

    Please John, stop advocating such behavior on public roads.

    • Tom Braun

      Mom?

    • Lane splitting is legal in California. Aside from not putting his foot down on the right on red moment, I see nothing illegal here.

      • IE

        Fortunately standards seem to be different in Germany. I am simply with andrew_spaulding here. Riding in such manner does not make anyone appreciate cyclists or make them feel safe in traffic. Doesn’t matter how others drive/ride/walk.
        But that’s not really my point here. My problem is that I see your blog as an worldwide inspiration for many cyclists, also new ones. And surely some of them will be influenced or even motivated to take example. I believe you can guess what I think about MASH, but you don’t have to make it worse.

        • Limiting yourself to the perspectives of life that you personally invest in is fine. But, it’s a lot to expect the whole world to censor themselves the same way.

          This content is another side of riding a bicycle that is life itself to a lot of people. It’s a culture, style, and activity that really speaks to thousands of riders. it’s part of cycling. It’s not perfect and it’s not for you, but others connect with it. It belongs here.

          I’ll never personally ride brakeless or descend this fast, but I love watching it.

        • Zian

          Don’t die on this hill

  • Public_Parent

    Sooooo rad!

  • AdamBike99

    Well, my heart rate spiked a bit there for a minute… as it usually does watching Mash(ing) in the city.

  • Watched this in the theater at the premiere a year or so ago, and holy shit – talk about sweaty palms. Whole theater erupted in relief on his runout – was a pretty great moment.

  • Kyle Deven

    Please John, stop advocating such fun on public roads. Roads are for cars!

  • this is like one of the least sketchy mash edits ever.

    dudes acting like he kicked a bunch of cones over that were blocking the bike lane (to messy marv).