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Female Rights And The ISN

The following is another on of my Dirt Magazine Whistler Diaries column. This one was scribbled in 2010 so some of the references are a little obsolete – which kinda works with the subject matter, actually – but I was reading Cam McRae’s piece about standards and built-in obsolescence in the bike industry on NSMB.com and…

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How to Avoid a trip to the Medical Clinic

It’s Bike Park season, nearly. That means it’s time to roll out the reminders of how to keep it classy and rubber side down. In 2012, fourth year medical student, Zachery Ashwell published his study of the injuries suffered in the Whistler Bike Park. He analyzed 898 Whistler Health Care Centre case reports from between…

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THRIVOR – video

This is the best video I’ve seen in a long time. It’s not mountain biking but it’s still cycling and the story and the metaphors in this universal. A powerful half-hour film documenting one man’s experience of his body at war with itself. Founded in Australia by cyclist and former cancer patient Justin McLean, thrivor…

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Hey Neighbour

I’ve asked a lot of people a lot of questions in the course of my ‘career’ as a writer. I’ve always been fascinated by what makes people tick, what motivates them, what is the process of their critical thinking and what defining moments forged them into the people they are and the path that they…

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Dan Raymond’s Vision

[In another article about Dan Raymond I talked about Dan’s background in trailbuilding but here I want to uncover some of the truths and observations Dan has gathered through trailbuilding. Here’s five things to consider before building your own trail.] A few summers ago rumors of a new line secreted away high up on the…