Ride THROUGH mud pits, NOT around them

If the trails are closed or you know conditions are bad, you should be out riding road, gravel, skatepark, or a different trail with better conditions. However, even with the best of intentions you're going to encounter mud sooner or later. How can you keep from destroying the trail?
The answer is: Ride through puddles and mud pits on the same course as the trail. Try to find a dry route around it and you'll likely just make it wider. Simply put, stay on course and do not go off trail, even if it means getting splashed. This prevents giant traffic circles from forming on our narrow singletrack.
Thanks to Pisgah area SORBA for giving me the thumbs up on this message: www.pisgahareasorba.org
You likely have some kind of "ORBA" in your area (offload bicycling association) even if it doesn't have the same acronym. Consider a monthly donation so they can continue advocating for you!
All music in this video is from share.epidemicsound.com/trQSg


  1. poor mans mtb

    poor mans mtbПре годину

    Seth was that trail mix you was eating

  2. Shub Sharma

    Shub SharmaПре месец

    I do jumps on speed breakers, is that a good idea too. Also my friend tells me not to ride on sand with hybrid tires, cause it might damage the tires in some way. Is that true?




  4. egg go yeet

    egg go yeetПре 4 месеца

    real trail mix

  5. The Tazzie people

    The Tazzie peopleПре 4 месеца


  6. qt d4ydr3äm

    qt d4ydr3ämПре 5 месеци

    poor mans mtb 😂

  7. Jac Denniel

    Jac DennielПре 23 сата

    Earthworms shit in dirt bruhh

  8. Chris Slingerland

    Chris SlingerlandПре 10 дана

    Maybe I’m just a dick but I would rather mess up the trail than mess up my bike, which is probably why I ride road bikes instead of mountain bikes lol.

  9. ed Silver

    ed SilverПре 12 дана

    Mister you have subtitle Indonesia language, cause bike community in Indonesia very much, that can make new followers/subscribe from Indonesian bike community. Mantap👍👍👍

  10. Max the Bike man

    Max the Bike manПре 14 дана

    Just bunny hop it

  11. Kilroy was Here

    Kilroy was HereПре 21 дан

    I just ride through, I don’t care about getting muddy , it’s part of the fun

  12. Aayan Khan

    Aayan KhanПре 21 дан

    Riding through them is fun! 🤩

  13. Harrying :D

    Harrying :DПре 23 дана

    Did he actually eat the dirt? I’m concerned for his health

  14. festo 888

    festo 888Пре 28 дана

    Half the fun is ending up covered in mud

  15. StephenD MTB

    StephenD MTBПре 29 дана

    I always ride mud pits, infact I actually see how far I can sink my tyres into the mud and try and push the bike back out again, Deeper the mud pit, the harder the challenge.

  16. Victory Joao

    Victory JoaoПре месец

    Maybe u should feed u bike with mud.

  17. Random Person

    Random PersonПре месец

    I don’t understand how riding in mud is bad your on a mountain bike

  18. Praful

    PrafulПре месец

    Seth: I made this video short Nas:

  19. Shub Sharma

    Shub SharmaПре месец

    Hey Seth. I do jumps on speed breakers, is that a good idea too. Also my friend tells me not to ride on sand with hybrid tires, cause it might damage the tires in some way. Is that true?

  20. Amer Novalic

    Amer NovalicПре 2 месеца

    Or bunny hop over it

  21. The Pope

    The PopeПре 2 месеца

    Mud is nature’s smoothie. Eat it

  22. Billy Bowen

    Billy BowenПре 2 месеца

    Might not be a problem in America but in Australia (specifically southwestern Australia) we are told to go around puddles to prevent the spread of Dieback a root rot disease that spreads from mud in your tires and on the bike. There are also grids your ride across that shake loose debris you may have on your bike before starting a new trail. But if the trail is disease-free there's no problem with going straight through.

  23. Carl C Hedemalm

    Carl C HedemalmПре 2 месеца

    in fact the mud is fun

  24. Seb Davy

    Seb DavyПре 2 месеца

    1000 comment

  25. The_British_Bandit

    The_British_BanditПре 2 месеца

    Riding in the mud and rain is my favorite type of riding

  26. ONI

    ONIПре 2 месеца

    He actually ate the dirt lmao

  27. L Hanlon

    L HanlonПре 2 месеца


  28. River Rockholt

    River RockholtПре 3 месеца

    What if the spot is about 4.5 inches deep with water and you can’t make a drain cause it’s in a valley? It’s also about 6 feet wide in each direction.

  29. Tom 1010

    Tom 1010Пре 3 месеца

    I love mud pits haha riding through them is so fun 😂, were on mountain bikes, u don’t like getting dirty get a road bike 🤷‍♂️

  30. Jon Cocks

    Jon CocksПре 3 месеца

    Here's my 10 Bob opinion. Don't have Facebook. And ride through ever puddle - I ain't out to keep clean.

  31. Force Parradox

    Force ParradoxПре 3 месеца


  32. vihannes

    vihannesПре 3 месеца

    Mutaa suuhu ja vettä päälle

  33. Ben R

    Ben RПре 3 месеца

    'This is a switch bike'

  34. Aneliese Muir

    Aneliese MuirПре 3 месеца

    2 mil baby

  35. Jere ,

    Jere ,Пре 3 месеца

    I dont even mtb but i like these videos

  36. Mrpikileypop bikes

    Mrpikileypop bikesПре 3 месеца

    I made the same face when he ate the dirt

  37. Brad Schmaling

    Brad SchmalingПре 3 месеца

    I love how much commitment he took to literally eat dirt

  38. Sir1Tapp

    Sir1TappПре 11 дана

    That was take 23

  39. Ollie Hunt

    Ollie HuntПре 3 месеца

    Let’s be honest, we look a lot more rugged and edgy if we’re splattered in mud when out on a trail. All about image these days. You have to be a special rider to be covered in mud on a dry sunny day, just find a tactical mud pit to run through a few times

  40. r o b i n

    r o b i nПре 3 месеца

    Hello, I have a message on behalf of washington state and the pacific northwest. We do in fact have the best trails. Thank you for coming to my ted talk, Babu Frik

  41. Albert Tudoroiu

    Albert TudoroiuПре 3 месеца

    Great vidieo

  42. MauGalindo 14

    MauGalindo 14Пре 3 месеца

    That men literally eating dirt

  43. Jaiden Crossley

    Jaiden CrossleyПре 4 месеца


  44. Jaiden Crossley

    Jaiden CrossleyПре 4 месеца

    What u sayin g

  45. Jaiden Crossley

    Jaiden CrossleyПре 4 месеца


  46. Ian McDonald

    Ian McDonaldПре 4 месеца

    I really hope you don’t get an amoeba from that yummy dirt Seth

  47. Visualbree

    VisualbreeПре 4 месеца

    Eating dirt part wasnt nice or funny at all SHiiiiiiiiiiit disgusting more than whistlers trail

  48. John Wick

    John WickПре 4 месеца

    I feel like Seth was that kid at the playground by himself in the corner eating wood chips and dirt

  49. jackaboof mtb

    jackaboof mtbПре 4 месеца

    In chattanooga if it has rained in the past 3 months and your not a high up sorba member they get mad. So you can't ride ever. But they rarely maintain the trails, so when you do it for them they get just as mad.

  50. psyduck -ov

    psyduck -ovПре 4 месеца

    My next video will be how to do a bunny hop

  51. Sam Robinson

    Sam RobinsonПре 4 месеца

    Where is this?

  52. didi _cy05

    didi _cy05Пре 4 месеца

    Why am I watching this at summer?😂

  53. Dany

    DanyПре 4 месеца

    Just B-HOP it

  54. JS LEGO MOCs

    JS LEGO MOCsПре 4 месеца

    Seth: a manual or wheelie keeps you from getting muddy. Me: isn’t that why I go riding? To get muddy?

  55. Ashoka Skywalker

    Ashoka SkywalkerПре 4 месеца

    Damn Seth is good at foot down

  56. Squidoodlie

    SquidoodlieПре 5 месеци

    0:21 not good

  57. Harry French

    Harry FrenchПре 5 месеци

    Just got back from a night ride (I’m in uk)

  58. Mason Rapley

    Mason RapleyПре 5 месеци

    I love riding in mud

  59. David Larsen

    David LarsenПре 5 месеци

    Thanks for the tip, Seth! I've never thought of this.. but I'll ride through the mud next time! Greetings from Denmark, David Larsen

  60. Memes are my life

    Memes are my lifeПре 5 месеци

    M E

  61. Michael Sinclair

    Michael SinclairПре 5 месеци

    But here in the uk the mud pits are deeper than your tire so you have to go around :/

  62. Chavit Denninnart

    Chavit DenninnartПре 6 месеци

    Thanks. I started as a roadie so this is new for me when I ride my gravel bike. I searched about how to stay upright and not sliding on long mud section with 38mm wide gravel tire and reach this video. Although this is not what I search for but it is useful information as well.

  63. Random biker

    Random bikerПре 6 месеци

    When you live in an apartment it's other story when it comes to mud!Besides my struggles you're damn right!That day even with higher water pressure didn't managed to remove a heck of alot dry mud!It costed me two days!Nerves,unnecessary nerves I tell ya!The sketchy thing here is that only the trail benefits,not the biker.The problem is that I love abusing my frame to mud trails,but when there is only front suspension and lower drive stand...lets just say I learned my lesson the hard and most possible the filthiest way.

  64. Mostly Mountain Biking

    Mostly Mountain BikingПре 6 месеци

    I have been telling people this for years. It is amazing how much people people can despise getting their bikes dirty.

  65. Wintrxz

    WintrxzПре 6 месеци

    Ur dislike

  66. 10000 Subscribers With 0 Videos Challenge

    10000 Subscribers With 0 Videos ChallengeПре 6 месеци

    title makes it sound like he's about to rant

  67. NewEraFitted89

    NewEraFitted89Пре 6 месеци

    I watch this guys vids and find myself wanting to mountain bike again but know id Injure myself badly and can in no way afford a bike better than a Wal-Mart special lol

  68. Nicholas Gravkin

    Nicholas GravkinПре 6 месеци

    I eat dirt and mud for breakfast and lunch and dinner! Then my veggies are ferns

  69. Chris Denes

    Chris DenesПре 6 месеци

    Today is my birthday may 16

  70. Anadi Sharma

    Anadi SharmaПре 6 месеци

    Who are watching during lockdown

  71. Dylan C

    Dylan CПре 6 месеци

    Strong bunny hop gang 🐰

  72. Mikey Dakiddo

    Mikey DakiddoПре 6 месеци

    Everyone I ride with who is a non mountain biker: Eww mud ima go around I don’t want to get dirty! Me who mentally doesn’t care about his clothes: visible confusion and frustration😆

  73. Erafune

    ErafuneПре 2 месеца

    I need a bit of your mentality. I'm a bit too obsessed with keeping my baby I mean my bike looking pristine. And I'm lazy and washing clothes is a chore xD

  74. 6door 6four

    6door 6fourПре 5 месеци

    I love getting my dh bike and me filthy lolol

  75. Malachi Chanthasena

    Malachi ChanthasenaПре 6 месеци

    Jui Ce me goes right thru it

  76. Marponsa

    MarponsaПре 7 месеци

    honestly i dont get some people's obsession with staying away from anything that makes them dirty while mountainbiking, who cares if you get some mud splatters over you.

  77. Random fam 2.0

    Random fam 2.0Пре 7 месеци

    You could just bunny hop over the mud I mean like really who doesn’t go through mud I’ll just bunny hop over it as soon as I learn how to Bunnyhop but I don’t know yet keyword yet

  78. class[cool] music

    class[cool] musicПре 7 месеци

    Ride in the mud? I build jumps in the mud

  79. Ola Spenningsby

    Ola SpenningsbyПре 7 месеци

    ITS inposepole in norway

  80. Neji

    NejiПре 7 месеци

    just bunny hop over it lol

  81. Danny Perez

    Danny PerezПре 8 месеци

    Sounds like time to take the fat bike out

  82. Martin Pcn

    Martin PcnПре 8 месеци

    You looks like Abelard Giza.

  83. vonpupees

    vonpupeesПре 8 месеци

    generic riding in the UK comment

  84. Carl C Hedemalm

    Carl C HedemalmПре 9 месеци

    Guys if you have real mud tires and avoid the mud, why the fork do you have mud tires

  85. andrew munz

    andrew munzПре 9 месеци

    3:46 it looked just like that but 2m longer, it was 0.75m deep mud. in culoden woods on some lost bmx track.

  86. Alex Johnstone

    Alex JohnstoneПре 9 месеци

    here where i live it rains a lot so there’s a lot of these i’ve trained to go through mud pits or jump over them but luckily where the trails are there isn’t mud pits on the trails so it’s ok most of the time

  87. OptimisticPessimist

    OptimisticPessimistПре 9 месеци

    The front tire will throw a mess all over your front. Your rear will do the same on your back.

  88. Eric Dmochowski

    Eric DmochowskiПре 9 месеци

    OptimisticPessimist mud guards are a thing for a reason

  89. • Brian

    • BrianПре 9 месеци

    Tf is he eating dirt for

  90. Vlad Vilcov

    Vlad VilcovПре 9 месеци

    Imagine someone going thorough that trail and seeing Seth just eat dirt in front of a GoPro

  91. Angela Liu

    Angela LiuПре 10 месеци

    Me: *doesnt mountain bike* Me: *doesnt know anything about mountain biking* Me: *doesnt live near any biking trails* Also me: ... YoU nEvEr KnOw

  92. Nikhil Bawa

    Nikhil BawaПре 10 месеци


  93. Rae Summers

    Rae SummersПре 11 месеци

    The literal best way is vlounteer with ur local group in fixing the problem and pick up a shovel instead of picking up ur bike. No bunny hop no manual. A shovel is the best solution.

  94. Mike Greene

    Mike GreeneПре 11 месеци

    People avoid mud? Isn't part of having a big beefy, in my case, downhill bike is to hit that shit.

  95. Varg Smexernikernes

    Varg SmexernikernesПре 11 месеци

    Today I rode my first really muddy trail, my friend got stuck in the mud and I crashed. Wouldn't quite recommend

  96. Random fam 2.0

    Random fam 2.0Пре 11 месеци

    Why don’t you just bunny hop over it

  97. flemming s

    flemming sПре 11 месеци

    Buny hop fun and solves Al problems

  98. antsolja

    antsoljaПре годину

    mud is yucky i wish it just didnt exist

  99. antsolja

    antsoljaПре годину

    in england trails are all mud and nothing else

  100. Greggers Grunderson

    Greggers GrundersonПре годину

    I feel like the best solution to a mud pit is to drop napalm. It protects the trees like never before.

  101. Jack Abreu

    Jack AbreuПре годину

    How bout a actual berm

  102. Zyf3rr

    Zyf3rrПре годину

    The dirt is perfect... I should eat it!

  103. Luke McCauley

    Luke McCauleyПре годину

    In ireland waiting for the mud to go away isnt an option

  104. Joellol GT

    Joellol GTПре годину

    Delicious. Finally some good frickin food

  105. Hardlydan

    HardlydanПре годину

    I've been saying this for years. Walkers should take note too.

  106. nub

    nubПре годину

    One social trail in my neighborhood is so overpowering, even my dog uses it!

  107. Melissa Baker

    Melissa BakerПре годину

    what do you do when you have squicky brakes

  108. DankStuffBrahs

    DankStuffBrahsПре годину

    anyone else think that was water at 3:08?

  109. Den the Man

    Den the ManПре годину

    that might work for your trails but from where im from its mostly hardpack powder dust and gravel mixed in with cobbles the size of a skull which after a rain can form huge puddles that are not gapable (up to a foot deep and 10 feet long) and quite nasty to ride true because they form an almost clay like paste that will clog up any thread is extremely slippery and also is murky so you can see where those cobbles are

  110. M M

    M MПре годину