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Chris showing us how its done as usual. Just your usual XC ride? samneedham.co.uk

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 Dressing for the occasion LIKE A BOSS
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 ice7 sorry for negpropping but ur comment is nor funny nor is it adequate
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 Such a sick pod nice colors sick riding! Great pod on my birthday!
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 ^^ Happy b-day pal...
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 i gave ice7 +props for being edgy
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 Damn that place looks like it's taken from Alice in wonderland !
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 ice7 is living life on the edge Razz
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 Artistic pic, I love it !
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 Would be bad timing to hit the button for your dropper seat post Big Grin
One of the best PODs I have ever seen , looks so surreal
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 desktop pic
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 Purple isn't gay. Its a colour.
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flag thenos09 (Apr 18, 2012 at 14:50) (Below Threshold)
 its a worry anyone would wear that jersey... gay or not!!!
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 Deserves to be POD simply because it's Chris Akrigg riding a bike again. Welcome back - we've missed you.
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 Hes not "like a boss" he is the boss!
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 I stand corrected
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 Wilkey! This guy's funny! I get it! Keep 'em coming.
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 yuss, gave him his 200th 'neg propz'
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 it´s a real shame that no more neg props are possible.
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 hahahaha love u guys Big Grin
  • + 19
 seriously epic. Im so jealous of this shot! This will prob get Photo Of the Day or POD. haha
  • + 9
 Had no idea places with scenery like this exsisted! I need to leave the US for some riding one day.
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flag ZachHinton11 (Apr 18, 2012 at 1:50) (Below Threshold)
 honestly if they planned to match his sweatshirt with the flowers before the ride, thats just gay. but it does look cool, and that rock is pretty awesome looking too.
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flag FireTear (Apr 18, 2012 at 2:22) (Below Threshold)
 Even His shirt is teh same colour of the flours awesoem =]
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 Summers coming!!!! Bring the noise!!!!
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 I love the shot but I don't think it's awesome about the purple top- it's just a step too far. Makes it feel like Gok Wan was involved- that's never going to be cool.
  • + 6
 the purple top leads your eyes towards Chris. he was the 1st thing i noticed in the shot. davio615xx, come to Yorkshire when you visit, it's got more to offer than London!
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 Yeah Yorkshires awesome Big Grin
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 fire tire.... im giving you a big old face palm...
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 @davio: the UK may be a small island, but it has some epic riding, and it seems altogether too often overlooked. Smile
  • + 8
 Its not a true HDR no. Just a wee bit of dodging and burning here and there. The sky was pretty washed out in the RAW shot, so i toned it down a little (maybe a tad too much). This shot appeared in Singletrack Magazine a while back, I didn't burn the sky quite as much in that version of the shot.

The purple is pretty much natural. The colour is bumped a little but the heather on the moorland is pretty sweet!
  • + 1
 I remember this when it was in Singletrack, it was definitely one of the better photos they have ever run. If you don't mind me saying it looked even better in the printed version. Good work!
  • + 2
 Great color and terrain! However, I can't love a POD that is so "okay I'll climb up this rock and ride down it!" As sick as the whole shot is the rider part of it is to set up for me.

If someone knows this spot and confirms that this guy actually is flowin and rode UP that rock as part of the trail then I will gladly walk away with my tail between my legs :-)
  • + 2
 I suggest you watch some Chris Akrigg videos. The man doesn't take shortcuts... For example - vimeo.com/2925527
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 knowing akrigg he'll have ridden up the rock!!!
  • + 1
 Wow. And here I thought the pros weren't human anymore. Lol, can't believe he actually said fugetaboutit that day. I'm rattled when I can't land a trick... Not that I have many but still.
  • + 5
 Dude, this has to be POD!
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 would love to see the original photo. very awesome concept and deserving of pod
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 Thanks to Ian Hylands and everyone else for the kind words on this shot! Much appreciated : )
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 Wow, love that. You really can see that this shot was more than just a snap, colours, composition and light all work together perfectly!
  • + 1
 For Chris, it seems the trail gives him general direction for his ride but his tires don't necessarily follow the directed "path". Nice shot and colors.
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 Chris Akrigg back doing what he does best, riding anything on whatever bike he happens to be riding! Hell yeah! Looking forward to the new edits.
  • + 3
 Nice shot. Did you have to play with the purple or is that natural?
  • + 4
 Going by the sky and the detail in the green it looks 'HDRed' to me But not overdone, nice shot
  • + 18
 Going by the current wind direction, my last bowel movement and this shape I just drew with my eyes closed; I'd say it was photoshopped.
  • + 2
 Every image is photoshopped if it wasn't you are doing it wrong. That image is wicked killer colors.
  • + 2
 amazing...no big jumps, no dh...great landscaping and biking+super composition + great color
  • + 1
 another great pic sam doin well for pod recently bud and chris on his usual xc rides haha wish my xc rides were this good ! Smile
  • + 1
 even the other side of that canyon has the purple flowers, pretty cool that the rider is camouflaged with his environment like a chameleon
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 There's a lot of great going on in this pic. Well done man! Its all about contrasts.
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 this has been my desktop since Jan 19. Epic photo!!!
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 Thats SWEET ! this looks like something from Dr. Seuss
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 Thats an awesome shot. dang cool to wake up and see today.
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 countryfile man chris riding, sweet photo
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 One of the coolest shots I have ever seen. Great job.
  • + 1
 Where abouts in yorkshire is this? I NEED TO GO HERE.
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 Excellent shot, great colours, epic POD!
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 chris is such an inspiration
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 Beautiful sceneryBig Grin Awesome rock drop. Scenery is amazing though!
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 I will ride there one day.......
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 9x out of 10, this would end in endo for me.
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 where are you riding i have never seen so much purple in one shot
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 man, the colors are just perfect
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 It was in issue 61 of Singletrack Mag...
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 thank God this is not Holland, you'd look like a pajama in that case.
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 Where's Alice?
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 Purple all the things. rad pic in many ways...
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 I viewed it in 1600 x 1071 my mind is blown
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 One of the coolest shots I've ever seen.
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 Everything about this shot is amazing. Love it!
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 Awesome shot, congrats! Great colors!
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 full ack! great shot. would loved a bit more grain and overall darker / contrast. but hey - amazing work! great riding too.
  • + 1
 why didnt you send this into singletrack or mbr????????
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 How in the world is the colour so vibrant!
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 FINALLY IT GET POD! FUCKING CHRIST
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 POD!!!
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 Great wallpaper.
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 jizz.
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 yeah buddy
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 I've been to Yorkshire - It does NOT look that good in real life!
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 ^^
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 amazing shot!!!!!!!
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 lee quarry?
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 Nope... some local stuff to me Smile
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 this guy...
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 WOW!
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 Very nice work sir!
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 Danny is that you?
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 I love this one!
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 This has to be POD..
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 Captivating!
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 medium photo..
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 *Does not compute*

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