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DanMilner yeticycles's article
Feb 7, 2016 at 9:49
Feb 7, 2016
Nepal Tribe Gathering
FYI , The Mustang region where this feature was shot is in the rain shadow of the 8000m Annapurnas. Its dry and dusty. Very dusty. Until it snows.
DanMilner yeticycles's article
Feb 7, 2016 at 9:47
Feb 7, 2016
Nepal Tribe Gathering
Its an interesting point, but one that begs us to look at the rich and poor divide globally (and domestically) not what brand of bike we're on. We are rich, they are 'poor" whatever brand we're riding. More important is to take any bike and do a trip to Nepal, guided or DIY. They need tourism (especially since the earthquake and Indian border blockade which have cut foreign tourism arrivals by 50%). Our presence and spend there on trips like this gives employment and puts important income straight into the pockets of local people where it is needed. You will not find a more welcoming people and a more incredible, beautiful country and a more rewarding experience than to go to ride there and share your western wealth.
DanMilner yeticycles's article
Feb 7, 2016 at 9:41
Feb 7, 2016
Nepal Tribe Gathering
You betcha. The Ninj' is everywhere, like a bad rash. The Trail Ninja was a sideline to my main profession as a stills photographer. As you can see this is kind of what I do.
DanMilner yeticycles's article
Feb 7, 2016 at 9:40
Feb 7, 2016
Nepal Tribe Gathering
Its bits of 4x4 road to connect, but mostly great singletrack. In fact the mustang area is some of the best riding I've ever done.. thats why I've been back to that area 3 times. One trail is in my top 3 ever. Throw in a taste of adventure and unknown and a fair bit of altitude (4000m+) and you have the recipe for a great bike trip. Go do it.
DanMilner scottsecco's article
Jan 13, 2016 at 13:44
Jan 13, 2016
Movies For Your Monday
Yep, first Lemmy, then Bowie and now the Ninja. Cripes. Yes sorry, its the end of my Ninja series for good. OK well at least until maybe I do a final, final best of episode, like a weird comeback tour of one date, appreciated only by goths and stalkers. But otherwise that's it, no more. I'll be 100% shooting stills photos for the time being again, until at least I find a new sponsor for some other fresh film ideas I have. But thanks for appreciating them while they were running! Its been a blast.
DanMilner pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 31, 2015 at 5:45
Dec 31, 2015
Chris Akrigg - A Winter Hard Tail - Video
Tune in next week when Chris will be pedaling the same Yorkshire river valleys on a pedalo-boat
DanMilner DanMilner's photo
Dec 1, 2015 at 21:28
Dec 1, 2015
Yep secretcompass.com sorted the logistics for this one just like our afghan trip with Matt Hunter 2 years ago. Great company to go with - they live and breathe adventure.

DanMilner GiroSportDesign's article
Nov 7, 2015 at 3:29
Nov 7, 2015
Video and Photo Epic: Five Tips for Riding Ethiopia's Simien Mountains
Good idea though in fact I do slideshows from such trips and donate the proceeds to those kind of charities. My shows have paid for 130 bikes through Hans Rey's Wheels4life and the last couple years my Afghan Matt Hunter trip slideshows have donated to build schools in Afghanistan through Central Asia Institute. My latest Ethiopia trip slideshow was seen by the U.K.'s dep ambassador to Ethiopia who thought it was the best advert for the country she'd ever seen. Go to these places. Touris dollars help. See them for yourselves and try to make a difference. I write this from Nepal after going photographing for the Nepal Tiger Trust NGO.
DanMilner GiroSportDesign's article
Nov 7, 2015 at 3:26
Nov 7, 2015
Video and Photo Epic: Five Tips for Riding Ethiopia's Simien Mountains
Good idea though in fact I do slideshows from such trips and donate the proceeds to those kind of charities. My shows have paid for 130 bikes through Hans Rey's Wheels4life and the last couple years my Afghan Matt Hunter trip slideshows have donated to build schools in Afghanistan through Central Asia Institute. My latest Ethiopia trip slideshow was seen by the U.K.'s dep ambassador to Ethiopia who thought it was the best advert for the country she'd ever seen. Go to these places. Touris dollars help. See them for yourselves and try to make a difference. I write this from Nepal after going photographing for the Nepal Tiger Trust NGO.
DanMilner GiroSportDesign's article
Nov 7, 2015 at 3:19
Nov 7, 2015
Video and Photo Epic: Five Tips for Riding Ethiopia's Simien Mountains
Shooting remote travel stories means I've had this discussion many times. I think the discussion is about rich and poor and capitalist world economy that can only exist with this wealth gap not whether we take our western toys to 'poor' countries. In my view the bike breaks down barriers on these trips, our money gives employment and both locals and visitors emerge with a new idea on the world. You don't have to go far in the uk to find somewhere the locals can't afford a £500 bike let alone a £4000 one but we ride in the uk. I'm not romantic and know I'm privileged but on such trips the value of our bikes is irrelevant to us and the locals. Here's a similar discussion previously: https://danmilner.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/unleash-the-tirade-is-there-still-a-place-for-travel-focused-features-or-should-we-all-just-ride-the-local-pump-track/
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