Brian Tunney is back with a fresh one!
It’s the first day of August, and with every new month, that means that we get a look at Brian Tunney‘s latest video from the sessions he got in the previous month! Here’s just shy of 3 minutes of footage from Brian’s flatland sessions over the course of July! As always, Brian delivers with great riding and a song selection we’ve never heard. Take a look!
“To begin with, every single thing filmed in this month was done at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a first for me. (It also made July a little more productive than I thought it despite the weather.) I broke this video up into a few different sections that basically isolate the trick/combination and how I either expanded on it or made it look more sucky.
Beginning with the barspin to undertaker to gerator: I went for the smith out on the first day, tried it for two hours and failed. The next morning, it happened within 15 minutes of starting to ride. And I’m sure this isn’t limited to me, but here’s the scenario I return to often: I start trying something, I get pretty close, then as I continue to try it, my attempts become worse and worse. Unfortunately, it’s always better for me to walk away and come back, even though that choice is something I never want to do. Because basically, it means that I sit around for an entire night agonizing over the scenario I’m going to re-create the next day in the garage… As Foreigner once said, “Head Games!”
(In case you don’t want to walk away, try this Andrew Huberman trick: Put the bike down, pick something in your line of sight that is far away from you, and focus on that for 10-30 seconds. It’s supposed to widen your focus, let your mind drift and accelerate learning. And I’ve actually seen some small benefit to it.)
Then I went for the double barspin and the barspin to gliding backyard, but I didn’t want to drive myself nuts going for the smith again, so I didn’t.
Then I fooled around with two tailwhip to backwards hitchhiker things, which are kinda no-brain, feel good tricks for me. (I don’t make the rules of when my brain decides to get involved.)
Then came the double tailwhip to undertaker. I was going for more of a traditional old school double tailwhip but veered into pinky squeak territory, then came back the next day to add in that silly cancan on the next one. If you have a front brake and are bored, try a stationary double tailwhip. It’s super hard!
Next up was a random rolling trick that involved a switch elbow glide dropped down to steamroller, pulled back up to hitch. Nothing to write home about but it felt good. And then I did a frame change….
Put together my old S&M Intrikat as a brakeless bike and did a steamroller to feel it out, then popped into invisible hand before throwing to hitch. Again, it felt nice so I’m sticking with it.
And here is where I bookend the month with a repeat of the beginning of the month. The no brakes double barspin to undertaker took three days to land, over 5 hours of attempts, in 102 degree temps. I was finally coming to the conclusion that it wasn’t going to happen, and then it actually happened. That was Saturday, July 30. It’s now the next day and I’m still exhausted and sore, but it’s on video and I never have to do it again. Again, as Foreigner once said, “Head Games!”