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ryann pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 8, 2014 at 9:49Oct 8, 2014
Video: Jackson Goldstone - 10 Years Old and Shredding
Great vid guys! We'll have to do a son & dad rip next year...
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Oct 3, 2014 at 9:44Oct 3, 2014
ryann dbaker's article
Oct 2, 2014 at 8:13Oct 2, 2014
Endless Biking: Where Have All the Ladies Gone?
I raced downhill in Western Canada for more than a decade and managed and ran a development team (that included women) for four years. I agree we absolutely need to encourage more women to participate in racing for all the reasons your article mentions. However, I would caution disregarding "enduro" with another tired joke. The reality is that enduro is tremendously fun on all accounts and will continue to grow, including women. It's less intimidating and a friendlier vibe as you inevitably make friends between stages, which has a calming effect not present in the more charged atmosphere of DH. And Enduro has proper DH in it - one day at the Golden race was at Kicking Horse including the Pioneer DH (but much longer), Rossland included the old BC Cup DH Course and Revelstoke included proper DH stages on Boulder Mountain. Most races saw 11-12 women compete, still vastly underrepresented. I talked to many of them and while the DH scared them, they raced because their strengths such as fitness also played into it. In the end, the women were stoked on the format and their accomplishment of having ridden the technical stages. All I heard was how much they look forward to doing more next year, and bringing their friends out. Don't get me wrong, I love DH but it's not that easy to disregard enduro...where the growth in the number of women (and men) racing mountain bikes will assuredly increase. Perhaps it will be a stepping-stone for some who discover they enjoy and are good at the DH stages to come out and try a proper DH race too.
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Sep 20, 2014 at 18:00Sep 20, 2014
Sep 16, 2014 at 13:10Sep 16, 2014
BC and KR Enduro Series Finale Results
This series was a blast. If you haven't tried enduro yet, make sure to come out next year. Made great friends, rode tons of new trails (to me) and enjoyed the friendly competition. Great work Megan!
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Sep 4, 2014 at 22:20Sep 4, 2014
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Sep 4, 2014 at 21:43Sep 4, 2014
Aug 5, 2014 at 21:09Aug 5, 2014
Race Recap: Rossland BC / KR Enduro
Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and racers for making this race such an outstanding success. And kudos to Mike Hopkins for donning a number plate and slaying it for the hometown crowd!
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Jul 29, 2014 at 9:46Jul 29, 2014
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