#887 – Ricky Garard | 2023 Season Is Over

Ricky Garard (00:00):

Oh, bam.

Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Bam. We’re live. It could be. It could be. It, it, I I time coded it. I sh I showed him, uh, Caleb ca I time coded it. It’s in my notes. It says, um, uh, uh, 6 45. In the video, you’re talking to Zach Thomas. And behind you, there’s a lady with the biggest boobs ever. And the thing is, is

Ricky Garard (00:22):

I did not know that.

Sevan Matossian (00:24):

Yeah. Well, you’re, you’re a good dude. You’re good. You’re, I not, you’re not, you’re not a a 51 year old guy that spends too much time looking at the internet.

Ricky Garard (00:32):


Sevan Matossian (00:33):

You, you, you’re, you’re hap you’re

Ricky Garard (00:34):

Back and watch it.

Sevan Matossian (00:35):

You’re happily, um, what are you holding in your hand? Why are you holding, why are you holding like that? Why do you got your pinky up like that? You are, you, you’re, what’s going on here?

Ricky Garard (00:43):

It’s a microphone. I don’t have a standpoint. It,

Sevan Matossian (00:48):

Do you hear him? Okay, Caleb? It’s a little weird, right?

Ricky Garard (00:51):

He’s kind of muffled. Yeah. Not very clear.

Sevan Matossian (00:56):

Hi, are you Ricky Goard?

Ricky Garard (00:58):

Yeah, please. Hello.

Sevan Matossian (01:00):

Can everyone hear Ricky good? Because he’s fancy. Look, it, is it working? Can, can you see the comments, Ricky?

Ricky Garard (01:08):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (01:09):

Yeah. I don’t, do you? I don’t know if you have Puerto Ricans in, um, uh, in, in Australia, but there there’s one that calls you sexy, risky. And they know. They’re like, if the highest order that’s like the highest con, like if, like a German dude called you sexy, you don’t want that Puerto Rican lady that’s like, that’s high, high props. They don’t, they don’t impress easy

Ricky Garard (01:32):


Sevan Matossian (01:33):

Old German dude would sleep with a rabbit. Good to see you. Oh my God, this audio is driving me fucking crazy. What’s going on?

Ricky Garard (01:43):

Can you not hear me? Very good.

Sevan Matossian (01:45):

Now I hear you. Good. What? Are you in Australia?

Ricky Garard (01:48):

Yeah, I’m in Australia. What about home?

Sevan Matossian (01:50):

Oh, is that a new setup?

Ricky Garard (01:54):


Sevan Matossian (01:55):

Why is there a place with an Asian name in, um, Australia Walling Gong? What’s the deal with that?

Ricky Garard (02:02):

I dunno. All everywhere in Australia got interesting names to you guys.

Sevan Matossian (02:10):

Hey, um, your arm is, is that, is that the arm? Is that the arm in the shoulder? Um, yeah. That one crazy dude.

Ricky Garard (02:20):

I’ve got a out of the sling when I’m sitting down.

Sevan Matossian (02:24):

So you still have a sling?

Ricky Garard (02:27):


Sevan Matossian (02:28):


Ricky Garard (02:28):

That, I swear when I go out and about

Sevan Matossian (02:31):

What? Let, let me ask you some things about that arm in hand. Okay. Um, can you drink a glass of water with it?

Ricky Garard (02:39):

Yeah, I can.

Sevan Matossian (02:41):

Okay. Can you, uh, are you right-handed?

Ricky Garard (02:44):


Sevan Matossian (02:45):

Uh, can you brush your teeth with it?

Ricky Garard (02:47):


Sevan Matossian (02:49):

Um, can you, when you pee, can you hold your pecker with it?

Ricky Garard (02:53):

<laugh>? Yeah, I can. You

Sevan Matossian (02:55):

Can? Okay. Uh, can you wipe your butt with it?

Ricky Garard (02:58):

No. God,

Sevan Matossian (02:59):

You can. You can’t.

Ricky Garard (03:00):

Not yet.

Sevan Matossian (03:01):


Ricky Garard (03:03):

Okay. Unfortunately, I’m getting pretty good with my left hand

Sevan Matossian (03:07):

<laugh>. Yeah. Hey, dude, you know, you brush your teeth with your wrong hand and it, it could be a little, it’s, it could be a little dangerous, but wiping your butt with the, with the hand that doesn’t have the proper dexterity could be messy. <laugh>, you gotta double down on the washing.

Ricky Garard (03:22):

Yeah. <laugh> a little messy.

Sevan Matossian (03:26):

Ricky, let’s be honest about two things. First. Um, have you ever used this podcast setup before? Like, do you think it’s a good idea to try your setup for the first time on the biggest podcast on the space with the greatest podcast? Who ever lived? Do you think this is a good idea?

Ricky Garard (03:41):

I thought it was a better idea than using my phone. <laugh>. I can revert back to my phone if it’s not working Very good.

Sevan Matossian (03:48):

But tell me the truth. You’ve never used this setup before, right?

Ricky Garard (03:51):

I have. I’ve done it once with, um,

Sevan Matossian (03:54):

With fucking hoop cut Peter from Coffee, wads and pods.

Ricky Garard (04:03):

Is that better?

Sevan Matossian (04:04):

No, it’s fucking horrible. Who, who’s giving you, who the fuck is giving you advice from over there?

Ricky Garard (04:09):

Uh, secret.

Sevan Matossian (04:11):

God, if she’s hot, I apologize if it’s Benny telling me he needs to be slapped up.

Ricky Garard (04:15):


Sevan Matossian (04:17):

Okay. Um,

Ricky Garard (04:19):

Uh, why don’t I, why don’t I change it to my phone?

Sevan Matossian (04:21):

Okay, let’s try. Yeah. Cool. Thank you. I appreciate it. You don’t want me to just keep ripping on you the whole time? Uh, like Jann says, use an AirPod. The thing is, is it doesn’t sound bad. There’s just some sort of like, delay or something, right, Caleb?

Ricky Garard (04:36):

It’s just kind of muffled. I don’t know if it’s a delay.

Sevan Matossian (04:39):

Oh. Or, or maybe I was thinking at first, I was like, well, maybe he’s just in, um, maybe he’s, yeah, that would’ve been better. Sorry, Judy. Yeah, that wasn’t fair to go after Pedro. Like that. I should have said it was the make wads great again podcast. You’re totally right. Take two. What is Ricky, do you think? This is the Make Wads great again podcast.

Ricky Garard (04:57):

Is that better?

Sevan Matossian (04:58):

Oh my God, you’re amazing. God, you’re a good dude.

Ricky Garard (05:02):


Ricky Garard (05:03):

Uh, I tried to do the right thing and get a, get a podcast thing, and turned out it made it worse.

Sevan Matossian (05:09):

You know, that happened to me the first time. I got a mic too. Don’t give up. Keep tweaking.

Ricky Garard (05:13):


Sevan Matossian (05:15):

Don’t give up.

Ricky Garard (05:16):


Ricky Garard (05:16):

Revert back to the phone.

Sevan Matossian (05:18):

Um, so you’re, you, I, I actually thought of this and I heard than I heard Justin Kotler say it, and he said it even better than I thought it. But you’re, you’re not, uh, Paul Tremble. You’re not Griffin Rawley. Uh, you’re, you’re not, uh, uh, Jason Hopper. You’re not falkowski sorry for Fk Kowski, but your days are done. You actually had a chance, like, like there’s no, like, there’s only three of you. You actually had a chance to win the CrossFit game. It’s so fucking hard. Win the CrossFit games, but there’s a dude named Justin Maderas, Ricky Gerard, and, uh, this Russian dude, Roman Koff. And the three of you, like, like you, no one has to like, come to your defense. Someone could be like, who’s gonna win it this year? And be like, Ricky and no, no one, no one’s like, nah, like no one no. Or Roman’s gonna win. No one’s like, nah. You know what I mean? Oh, Justin’s coming. Oh, the, it’s crazy.

Ricky Garard (06:20):

Yeah, it’s tough. It’s tough to,

Sevan Matossian (06:22):

Like, no one had to even defend you. Yeah. Who’d you pick? Ricky? Oh, that’s good money. Yeah. Look it, look it. Even Chris knows he’s Rick Ricky fucking Ard. I know. It’s fucking nuts.

Ricky Garard (06:35):

Yeah, it’s, it’s been a hard pill to swallow. It’s, uh, pretty devastating, but just gotta focus on next year. Now it’s, it’s all I can do. So I, I’ll get back there and I’m still confident I can win it, so I’m not gonna give up.

Sevan Matossian (06:53):

I mean, the good the good news is, is you are with those guys. It’s you guys.

Ricky Garard (06:59):


Sevan Matossian (07:01):


Ricky Garard (07:03):


Sevan Matossian (07:04):

Yeah. I mean, um, do, do you think that if you weren’t so close, let’s say you were a top 30 competitor, let’s say you didn’t have your eyes set not only on the podium, but at standing on top of the podium, do you think you’d give up?

Ricky Garard (07:20):

Um, I don’t, I don’t know. I, it, it would be a tough, tougher situation to be in, to come back from. But, um, just having that belief in myself that I can do it, um, as what is, what’s kept me going for all these years. And it’s gonna be the same with this. Um, not gonna let it stop me in. I’ve still still got that confidence, sir.

Sevan Matossian (07:47):

You, you can, you can still see it. You can taste it. You can smell it.

Ricky Garard (07:51):

Yeah. I was, could smell it very good until, till this happened.

Sevan Matossian (07:58):

Um, can you walk me through the day? Uh, like, like you woke up, you’re happy coffee maker’s working fine. You’re like, I’m gonna go for a bike ride. When, when was the first time you got on a bike? Ricky, how old were you?

Ricky Garard (08:12):

Uh, probably four. Three or four.

Sevan Matossian (08:16):

And it’s been a part of your life always, right?

Ricky Garard (08:18):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (08:20):

Can, can you walk me through that day? Did you ride somewhere new? What bike you were on, who you were with? Like what, what was the deal?

Ricky Garard (08:26):

Yeah, I

Sevan Matossian (08:27):

Was just, were you trying to stay out of the gym so you could give your body a rest?

Ricky Garard (08:31):

Yeah, pretty much. So quarter the finals finished and it was just like a week off to just relax, stay outta the gym, get active, and just have a bit of fun. Live my life before training started and things got more hectic leading into semi-finals. So yeah, I was out with one of my good mates that I, um, always go riding with. And yeah. Wa it was somewhere new. We hadn’t been there before. It was like a six hour drive from where I live to go check out these trails that we’ve always wanted to go to. We’ve seen them on YouTube and followed some people on Instagram and, um, seen, seen the trails. So we tracked it down there. We did a 56 K loop on the trail in the morning. And, uh, we finished up about lunchtime and then got some lunch and stuff. And then we drove about another 30 minutes to this other place where there’s some more trails and we were checking that out for the afternoon before the sun was going down.

Sevan Matossian (09:37):

Uh, so, so you, you rode for 34 miles, you drove six hours. What time did you leave in the morning? Oh, we can’t hear you. Something happened to your audio. Ricky, can you hear him?

Ricky Garard (09:47):

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>.

Sevan Matossian (09:49):

Hold on, Ricky. Wait, wait. We can’t hear you. We can’t hear you. No, no, no. We can’t hear you. We can’t hear you. I can’t hear you. Hmm?

Ricky Garard (10:00):

He can’t hear us.

Sevan Matossian (10:01):

Oh, you can’t hear us <laugh>. What the fuck? Oh my goodness. Uh, just jokes. Ricky is ha handsome. Bugger. Yes, he is definitely a handsome bugger. Uh, let’s talk about him while he can’t hear us while he works with his audio a little bit. No. Muted. Unmuted. Mm-hmm. No, uh, maybe log out and log back in. Should I just kick him off and make him log back in?

Ricky Garard (10:28):

Yeah, you can try it. Okay. Usually that works.

Sevan Matossian (10:31):

Okay. I’ll kick him off there. I kicked him out. Let’s see what happens. He goes again. So

Ricky Garard (10:36):

56 kilometers.

Sevan Matossian (10:38):

Yeah. So, so he drove six hours to this spot, so that means he got up early as shit, right? And

Ricky Garard (10:46):

Right. 35 miles in the morning.

Sevan Matossian (10:50):

Right. And then drove another 30 minutes to another place. If he’s on the phone. He’s changed the audio settings. Okay, here we go. Hey.

Ricky Garard (11:02):


Sevan Matossian (11:02):

Oh, good. Okay. So, so you, so you rode, um, so, so you rode 30, you drove, what time did you leave if it was six hours away?

Ricky Garard (11:11):

Uh, it was left the day before.

Sevan Matossian (11:14):

Okay, so an overnighter before

Ricky Garard (11:15):

The afternoon. We got down there about 10 o’clock at night. And slept in the van, right, right next to the trails.

Sevan Matossian (11:24):

And, and who and who is this dude?

Ricky Garard (11:27):

Uh, he’s a good friend of mine. He’s a CrossFitter and he has his own business. Um, yeah, I’ve known him, known him for a long time.

Sevan Matossian (11:35):

Is he a better rider than you or are you a better rider than him? I ask cuz I’m wondering like, was he pushing you too hard? Were you trying to keep up with someone you shouldn’t have been? Uh,

Ricky Garard (11:42):

We’re very similar, very similar riders. That’s, that’s why we love riding together cuz we pretty much get to share the trail together cuz we were literally like, like the same speed and, um, same like skills and stuff. So, um, yeah, he wasn’t pushing me at all. Um, just the normal, normal trail with jumps that, um, we’ve done before and just, um, on, on one of the runs down we’re just, we’re sending it. And, um, on one of the jumps before the one that I crashed on, I just probably didn’t clear it as smoothly as I would’ve liked and I probably should have pulled out and not hit the last jump. But I went, went for it anyway. And, um, came up short on the down ramp. My

Sevan Matossian (12:36):

Do you remember that as you approached it? Do you remember thinking, oh, maybe I should pull out?

Ricky Garard (12:41):

Uh, I didn’t think pull out. I just thought that I wasn’t quite going quick enough, so I tried to compensate by really like pulling up on the suspension and getting some extra height, so mm-hmm. <affirmative> clear the jump, but it, um, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (12:56):

What a tra what a shame. There’s no video of it.

Ricky Garard (12:59):


Sevan Matossian (13:00):

All that effort of crashing and, and, and no video Ricky, that, that original 34 mile loop, how many, how long did that take you?

Ricky Garard (13:08):

Um, almost four hours.

Sevan Matossian (13:11):

Okay, so you’re on the bike for four hours. Yeah. And then you drive somewhere else for 30 minutes. You kind, you eat something, you get your shit back together, your muscles arrested, and then you drive 30 minutes to a place that, is that, is that, are you guys headed home in the direction of home when you do that?

Ricky Garard (13:26):

Um, not quite a little bit further north. Oh,

Sevan Matossian (13:29):

Oh, okay. And so was that, but that wasn’t a new place.

Ricky Garard (13:33):

Yeah, both, both the new place. So we stopped at the first place on the way there. Okay. Did the loop and then continued on to the place where we wanted to ride.

Sevan Matossian (13:42):

And, and, and I’m, I’m just trying to figure out like why I, I know you’re an amazing bike rider. I’m just trying to figure out why that happened. Like if you were fatigued, didn’t sleep well, cuz you weren’t in your bed. Um, yeah,

Ricky Garard (13:53):

I’m not sure. Could, could have been fatigued just

Sevan Matossian (13:56):

Long day

Ricky Garard (13:57):

Or probably more so just too much confidence that I could, that I’d be okay. That I could do the jump when I had that split second to, to pull out and I was able to realize maybe I didn’t have enough speed, but I still had the confidence that I could do the jump. Cause I had already done the job before probably three, three times. And then it just happened to, happened so fast and it was like clicking my fingers. I couldn’t believe it happened to be honest. When I hit the ground, I jumped up and I was like, holy shit, that was crazy. And then I thought I was fine and I like looked at my body and my bike was okay and then I went to ride away and my shoulder just had no strength in it when I grabbed the bike and I was like, oh no. And then I like swung my arm around and it was like clicking and didn’t feel right. And then

Sevan Matossian (14:49):

When you say you swung your arm around, like you couldn’t bring it around just like this, you had to like turn your body to bring it cuz the shoulder was all jacked up. I

Ricky Garard (14:56):

I could still like, do everything

Sevan Matossian (14:58):

You could.

Ricky Garard (14:59):

Yeah. It was just felt funny and it was clicking.

Sevan Matossian (15:03):

Clicking. Uh, okay. Uh, uh, um, Ricky, next time you go for a job interview and they’re like, uh, Mr. Uh, ARD, uh, do you have any shortcomings? Uh, well actually yeah, I have too much confidence. <laugh>. I like I What happened on your bike crash? Too much confidence. I just, I I just have, I’m just filled with too much confidence and, and, and it’s clicking. And are you immediate, are you immediately like, um, CrossFit games? Like Yeah. Is it, it is that quick?

Ricky Garard (15:34):

Yeah. Yeah. Soon as first thought I was like, fuck, I think I fucked my whole season.

Sevan Matossian (15:40):

Yeah. It, it’s kind of like coming home and you’re, and your wife’s like banging some dude, you’re just like, divorce <laugh>. It’s like, it’s like,

Ricky Garard (15:48):

I couldn’t imagine. Yeah, it’s similar.

Sevan Matossian (15:50):

It’s just like, you just immediately are just like, oh shit. And, and, and your buddy knows too, right? He,

Ricky Garard (15:56):

That’s what I said. What? Oh, shit. And I, I got angry and I like threw my bike and I kicked my helmet and I was like walking away, just like, couldn’t believe it.

Sevan Matossian (16:06):

What did your homeboy say?

Ricky Garard (16:09):

He, he didn’t quite see the crash. She just heard it and then he came back and he was like, fuck, take your shirt off, let me have a look. And then he is like, fuck doesn’t look good. Fuck. Let’s get outta here, get you to a hospital and see, see if we can get an X-ray and see what’s, what’s wrong with it and we’ll try and get you home as quick as we could. But yeah, he was, he was pretty stressed as well.

Sevan Matossian (16:33):

And, and, and was it like what actually happened?

Ricky Garard (16:37):

I just, um, ruptured the AC joint. So the three ligaments that hold your collarbone down to the shoulder joint. Okay.

Sevan Matossian (16:46):

There’s like

Ricky Garard (16:47):

One’s, one ligament on the, on the tip of your shoulder and there’s two that come underneath and hold it down. Okay. All three of them snapped. R rupture.

Sevan Matossian (17:00):

Oh my goodness. Is that normal for, if, if one snaps, is it normal for all, all three to snap?

Ricky Garard (17:06):

Uh, it’s pretty uncommon. Normally just the one at the top?

Sevan Matossian (17:09):


Ricky Garard (17:10):

See in the photo. Normally that one just snaps in the col collarbone like sits up a bit, but all three of them let go and my collar is sitting right up, like pushing right up into the skin.

Sevan Matossian (17:23):

Uh, any pain?

Ricky Garard (17:25):

Um, it actually, they say it’s not as painful when you snuck ’em all because the ligaments just let go and it’s not as painful as if they don’t let go, but they’re more like stretched and, and pissed off. So it wasn’t too painful to be honest.

Sevan Matossian (17:41):

Uh, uh, sorry. Uh, Barry, my cocker, uh, you said you wouldn’t divorce your wife if she cheated on you? I I wouldn’t. It was, it was just a, a hypothetical I wouldn’t

Ricky Garard (17:51):

<laugh> what is name.

Sevan Matossian (17:53):

I, I, I appreciate you though of being clear on that in case my wife, uh, listens, uh, to this show. Uh, extra sloppy, uh, dear Savon, M F k Newberry, Ricky Kahn. Oh, what, uh, Mary Fuck Kill. Um, uh, normally I wouldn’t answer this, but for a dollar 99 I’ll do anything. I, um, uh, God. Wow.

Ricky Garard (18:19):

No pressure.

Sevan Matossian (18:21):


Ricky Garard (18:21):

Goodness. I don’t get offend.

Sevan Matossian (18:23):

Uh, well I’m gonna keep, I’ll marry Ricky.

Ricky Garard (18:26):

Oh, he says shit.

Sevan Matossian (18:27):

And I would fuck Newberry. I think if I fuck Khan I’d turn gay. So I don’t wanna fuck con sorry, con, I’d kill you. Uh, <laugh>. I wanna stay straight so I’ll fuck new Barry. How’s that? Okay, good. Don’t anyone ask any dumb questions like that again?

Ricky Garard (18:42):


Sevan Matossian (18:43):

Um, so, so, um, what are, what’s the, so those all tear and you know that right away what if and, and, uh,

Ricky Garard (18:52):

I didn’t know straight away until I got an mri.

Sevan Matossian (18:55):

Sorry. And that, and that’s what I meant soon as they took the R mri, they just know.

Ricky Garard (18:59):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (19:00):

And do you see it in the picture? They point to it and they’re like, uh, Mr. Gerard, uh, those, they’re supposed to be attached and they’re not.

Ricky Garard (19:06):

Yeah. I was laying in a hyperbaric chamber when I got the email of my MRI results and I was like, come on, please do grade one or two and like, open the email and straight away grade three, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I was like, no, you’re kidding.

Sevan Matossian (19:23):

Oh, what does that mean, grade three? It that it’s torn?

Ricky Garard (19:26):

Yeah. That it’s the three ligaments of torn. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (19:30):

Oh, so if it was grade two, it would be two grade one would just be one.

Ricky Garard (19:34):

Yeah, grade two would be the top one would be torn and the bottom two would be still intact. And type one would just be the top one.

Sevan Matossian (19:46):


Ricky Garard (19:47):

And type three is all, all ligaments, but most in Yeah. Graded one to or sometimes one to five

Sevan Matossian (19:55):

A and, and you trust your doctor.

Ricky Garard (19:58):


Sevan Matossian (19:58):

That? And you like, you like your doctor, you trust your doctor.

Ricky Garard (20:02):

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. He’s good.

Sevan Matossian (20:04):

And, and, and what were you doing in the hyperbaric chamber? Is that a normal? Um,

Ricky Garard (20:09):

Yeah, I just started using them. Um, I’ve known a lot about them and been wanting to use one for a while and I found out there’s one in Wollongong where I live, so only just, just started using it. Um, more so after I got injured I was like, maybe I can use this as extra healing and to get this shoulder fixed as soon as possible. So, um, yeah, I went, went there a few times and I was going there before I got surgery to try and get it healed as quick as possible and still have a chance to compete at semi-finals. But while I was there I got the email and when I seen grade three I was like, uh, I think I’m in trouble.

Sevan Matossian (20:51):

How, how long did it take before you got the email? Um, after you took, like you took the, the MRI and then how long does it take?

Ricky Garard (20:57):

Next day.

Sevan Matossian (20:58):

Next day. Okay. That, that’s good because I wanted to rip on your, uh, socialist, uh, medic medical, but you, you, you stopped that. I wanted to be like, Hey, that it’s cuz you’re fucked, but no, you, you win. Okay. And then, and then you do, they know your, obviously your doctor knows that you’re not, does he know you’re not a normal human being?

Ricky Garard (21:16):

Yeah. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (21:17):

He does. Do you think he really knows that? Because I don’t even, I go to the doctor and I look around. I’m not a normal human being and I, based on the pe I mean, do they really know you think?

Ricky Garard (21:26):

Yeah, I don’t know this, my was my osteo, he was the guy I was dealing with and, um, I seen him at, at his practice and he, he had, he was confident that maybe we could get it healed for semi-finals. So he sent me to get an X-ray just to check how much separation was in the bones, to have a clear idea if it was possible to, um, for it to heal itself. And he wasn’t too sure. He just kind of didn’t wanna break the bad news to me. So I think he was kind of like, let’s give it a crack and maybe we can heal it. But then I went and seen a shoulder specialist in Sydney and he was like, yeah, there’s no way. Like if you were a rugby player, I’d let you get away with it and you can continue to play, but because of CrossFit and the amount of overhead movements you want to do, and if you wanna get back to that level, then you’re gonna need surgery to have any chance of your shoulder being a hundred percent ever again.

Sevan Matossian (22:28):

Th that, that won’t, um, what if you didn’t have surgery? It won’t, it won’t heal by itself.

Ricky Garard (22:33):

Yeah. He said it’ll heal by itself. And he said at semi-finals, he was like, how, how much, how good are you with pain tolerance? And he said, you could probably push through it, but your career would probably at max last one more year and you’d be dealing with a lot of pain and bursitis and all these issues. And if you decide to get surgery later and don’t get the surgery within the next week, then it’s a much bigger surgery. We have to go in, put like plates in and cut out all the scar through and it’s like a 12 month recovery. So I was like, damn,

Sevan Matossian (23:13):

I, I like everything you’re saying because it lets me know that you’re not normal. Like, like of course you can’t do semi-finals, but the fact that you’re still trying like that, that’s all that matters. Not that you actually do them. And, um, those, those two, what are those things called ligaments that ripped those? That that white stuff? Yeah. How do they get them? Do they, um, tie them back together or is there, how do they get those things to

Ricky Garard (23:37):

Yeah, so I had what they call tight rope surgery. So they drill drilled through my collarbone and then they feed all these stitch wires down through the, the hole that they drill in the collarbone and it attach it to my, there’s like a little bone on your scapula. So then they, they lock it off with like a dog bone sort of clip, and then they pull it really tight so the collarbone comes back down to its proper position, which brings the ligaments back together and then they, um, reattach themselves.

Sevan Matossian (24:14):

So, so it’s not a wire, it’s not a synthetic wire in there that eventually keeps it together. The ligaments actually do those little things re reconnect.

Ricky Garard (24:22):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (24:24):

Crazy. God, the human body is nuts.

Ricky Garard (24:27):


Sevan Matossian (24:28):

We are fr uh, is Ricky’s doctor Crocodile Dundee <laugh>. Um, I I’m not suggesting e extra sloppy Thank you for the money. I’m not suggesting that that’s a mean comment. I, I, I cruised around on the internet, uh, earlier, um, and I saw people, uh, not a lot of people, but one or two people make mean comments and I couldn’t resist but to call them pieces of shit <laugh>. I, I just,

Ricky Garard (24:50):

I wish he was my doctor.

Sevan Matossian (24:51):

You wish what?

Ricky Garard (24:53):

I wish he was my doctor.

Sevan Matossian (24:54):

Crocodile Dundee. Yeah, that’d be cool. He would’ve just given you like something to bite on and he would’ve tied it in a knot <laugh>. Um, it, it, it’s, it’s crazy. Uh, I saw that, um, there’s this, uh, YouTube station called other human or overly human or something, and they released a video about you one month ago. That’s about the shit that happened five years ago. Did you see that video? It’s a short, it’s one minute long because I was searching YouTube for all the, uh, most recent re Ricky information. It’s fucking crazy. The shit that people will do for clicks <laugh>. It’s, it reminds me of what, uh, what, uh, Zach Tand just did to Greg Glassman, like just rehash a bunch of old shit. It’s not even, it’s not even accurate. Just, just Franken biting shit together. Are Do you, does that piss you off or are you just like, fuck it, that shit will follow me around forever. Whatever.

Ricky Garard (25:44):

Yeah. Fuck it. I don’t care, to be honest.

Sevan Matossian (25:49):

Um, so, so you’ve been bike riding. What’s the longest you’ve gone without bike riding since you’ve been four? You think you’ve ever gone a month?

Ricky Garard (25:59):

Yeah, maybe a month maximum. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (26:02):

So it’s a huge part of your life.

Ricky Garard (26:04):

Yeah, well maybe like, oh, even, I was gonna say maybe when I was prepping for the games last year when I was in Vegas, but we did, um, some riding on a, like, some cycling outside on the road. So yeah, it’s a big part of my life. I’ve always done it bikes and, and push bikes since I was boys.

Sevan Matossian (26:31):

So it’s not like it’s it’s not like you’re gonna stop it. It, it’s like, it would be like asking someone to stop walking for you for it’s a part of your life. You’re gonna keep writing.

Ricky Garard (26:40):

I mean, I’ll, I won’t stop riding, but I think I’ll stop, um, how extreme I ride and maybe tame down some of the trails and jumps and stuff that I do.

Sevan Matossian (26:53):

Can you pull up a, a jump on a, uh, uh, just a, a random YouTube video with a bike jump? Caleb, how, how, how big was this jump? Just so we can get an idea? Like, like one feet, like were you like one or two feet off the ground

Ricky Garard (27:05):

Would’ve been about

Sevan Matossian (27:06):

Like this high, like two penis, like three penises stacked on top of each other.

Ricky Garard (27:12):

Uh, about 10 towards that it

Sevan Matossian (27:14):

Would’ve been shit, 30 penises

Ricky Garard (27:17):

About 12 meters, maybe 10 to 12 meters. Oh

Sevan Matossian (27:20):

My god. You’re cr so you, so it is a little weird. So you, it is a little weird what you’re doing. I want it to be like, I, I heard people being like, you know, maybe he shouldn’t have been doing that. No fucking way. It was something like that.

Ricky Garard (27:37):

Yeah, similar. But that one was uh, wooden wrap. The other one was the dirt wrap, but yeah, it’s probably bigger than that. A little bit bigger.

Sevan Matossian (27:46):

And you’d never done it before. You just come around to turn and there it is.

Ricky Garard (27:51):

Yeah, for that video it was,

Sevan Matossian (27:53):

But the one, no, but I mean the one that you crashed on, you’d never, you just,

Ricky Garard (27:56):

I’d done it before. It was probably my fourth, fourth time.

Sevan Matossian (27:59):

Oh, okay.

Ricky Garard (28:00):


Sevan Matossian (28:02):

Okay, so you’re a legit writer. It’s not, it’s not, uh, wow, okay.

Ricky Garard (28:08):

Yeah, it’s not, it’s not, um, not some baby stuff.

Sevan Matossian (28:13):

No. No. And, and, um, look at, look at, yeah, I know Yandy, right? Oh, Ricky. I know. I didn’t like to see how big that jump is too. Oh, Ricky. And, um, uh, the, the, the bike, was it damaged or was your helmet damaged?

Ricky Garard (28:27):

My helmet was pretty bad damaged. My bike just snapped a cable tie on the front mud guard and that was, that was fine. But my helmet had two big dents in it. One near my temple and one at the back of my head. And then like the jaw part was cracked.

Sevan Matossian (28:44):

Oh shit. So that helmet’s toast.

Ricky Garard (28:46):

Yeah, it’s toast.

Sevan Matossian (28:48):

So it was a li Wow, dude. Sad. Yeah.

Ricky Garard (28:50):

Huh? Sad. It could have, could have been worse.

Sevan Matossian (28:53):

Uh, dude, that’s a crazy jump. Yeah, that is a crazy jump. And what’s cra how many of those had you done throughout the day? You think like just jumps from, uh, from three penises to a hundred penises. How many you think you’d jumped 50 times?

Ricky Garard (29:07):

Uh, yeah, probably 20. 20 times.

Sevan Matossian (29:10):

20. And that particular jump, it was the fourth or fifth time.

Ricky Garard (29:13):

The fourth time, yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (29:15):

Crazy. Uh, gr Trina did, uh, from one of your fellow Australians, Trina Mc, uh, did he face plant?

Ricky Garard (29:22):

I would’ve face plant, but I tucked my head and kind of like rolled in my shoulder. Took all the impact

Sevan Matossian (29:31):

As opposed to, as opposed to you could have gone like this and kind of scorpioned.

Ricky Garard (29:35):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (29:36):


Ricky Garard (29:38):


Sevan Matossian (29:38):

Some guy named Lampshade. Uh, Ricky is an animal. Yes. He, he is, uh, part crocodile. You know, I, I, I if, if, if, if Andrew Hiller, uh, fucked a crocodile, I think you could be its child, you’re like a more angular version of Andrew Hiller. Like Andrew, Andrew Hiller looks like you. If you use one of those like filters that the girls use, you know what I mean? Like you.

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