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Video: What I do in Whistler


Few places in the mountain bike world have the magical cache as Whistler, British Columbia. If you’ve never been, it’s home to not just the Whistler Bike Park, but hundreds of miles of trails throughout the valley and far up the mountains.

A lot of folks come here for different reasons, but it seems not everyone has the same idea of what’s going on…

Check out Matt Dennison’s hilarious winning entry in the 2014 GoPro Crankworx Dirt Diaries film festival:

 

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Video: RockShox – Prove ‘can’t’ wrong


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From RockShox:

Whether it’s pulling off your first bunny hop, or winning a World Championship title, we all have a “can’t” we’re chasing. People once said “suspension can’t make up for the added weight.” That didn’t stop RockShox from changing the face of mountain biking in ’89. And it hasn’t stopped riders from doing what “can’t be done” ever since. This short film salutes, amongst others, Danny Hart’s competition shattering World Champs run in 2011, one of the most prolific products in DH history – the RockShox BoXXer fork, Brandon Semenuk’s gravity defying Crankworx winning run in 2013, and many more of those who go out and prove that “can’t” is just a matter of opinion.

What does it take to progress the sport? A willingness to #ProveCantWrong.

See the film here.

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Video: The Town and Riders of a Hudson Highland Hotspot


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Dirt Rag contributor Brice Shirbach not only writes words and shoots awesome photographs, he also does a fair share of videoing as well. His latest is an expose’ of the amazing trails in Beacon, New York.

“Welcome to Beacon stands to showcase some of the amazing trails that descend from the summit of the town’s namesake mountain,” Shirbach says. “More importantly, it shows us the good-natured people who call this place home and their effort to ingrain cycling into the fabric of this community.”

Continue on to see the video and read more.

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Video: Spotlight on Hannah Barnes


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Yeti Cycles pro rider Hannah Barnes got into cycling relatively late (through her younger brother, Joe) and it was 2005 before she did her first MTB race at age 18.

“I love the variety of doing a bit of everything, and thats why I find Enduro such a good fit for me,” she says. “Our parents were fully into hill running in the summer and spending winters in Kvitavatn, Norway, to cross-country ski. When I was 14, mum and dad took Joe and I out of school for a year. We sailed in our yacht Te Bheag from Fort William around the entire Atlantic.”

Having grown up living the type of adventurous life most people dream about, she only has more adventure to look forward to, now racing full time in the Enduro World Series.

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