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DanMilner mikekazimer's article
Feb 4, 2019 at 11:09
Feb 4, 2019
AMI Purchases Bike Mag, Dew Tour, & Other Sports/Adventure Titles
@watchmen: The demise of factory media was a blow indeed. However just to correct you, Snowboard UK was not among them. That magazine was published by Freestyle and was killed off by an idiot, two-faced publisher who was good at making enemies instead of colleagues.
DanMilner mikekazimer's article
Feb 4, 2019 at 11:05
Feb 4, 2019
AMI Purchases Bike Mag, Dew Tour, & Other Sports/Adventure Titles
Whether you appreciated or subscribed to Bike or any Transworld titles or not, this news should be alarming to everyone. Why? Because what is really at stake here is the future of interesting, thought provoking, ride-inspiring quality features decorated by beautiful photography. Whatever the reasons behind the demise of print —lack of advertisers, shrinking readership, ADD, etc— the advertising spend online is spread too-thinly to support genuinely original content on any one site. With the online sites lacking funds to properly pay for cutting edge features and their photos will ultimately mean the demise of those kind of features — ie, we just wont see those same in depth features, incredible adventure pieces or delicious photographic endeavours any more. We are heading towards a bike-media world defined by the lowest common denominator or at least the replication across every website of the same, identical content produced from a select few sponsored shoots or trips . As a photographer I see this first hand and I've seen how it has been building, with increasing numbers of publishers starting to insist on "world exclusive" content (often along with full, and eternal rights to reproduce and even sell-on that content) while offering such a slim payment it doesn't even cover the costs of a photographer going to shoot that feature, trip or story. Whether you believe that people no longer want to hold print in their hands, or whether you see the virtues of a magazine like Bike that has long been a stalwart of digging beneath the veneer of our sport to bring us tough provoking articles supported by the worlds best bike photographers, we all need to be aware of what now lies around the corner for our mountain bike media; a very dull, swipe-right, world of indifference that does little to invoke, amaze or inspire. Just sayin'.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Jan 9, 2019 at 7:25
Jan 9, 2019
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Jan 9, 2019 at 7:23
Jan 9, 2019
Photo Epic: Panning for Gold - Dan Milner's 2018 in Pictures
Damn, you want "better"? ... ha ha. Lots planned for 2019 - watch this space...!
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Jan 9, 2019 at 7:23
Jan 9, 2019
Photo Epic: Panning for Gold - Dan Milner's 2018 in Pictures
It's worth the trip - maybe not on the MTB as that involves so many unknowns and the trails are stupidly steep , but its an eye-opener for sure and good to see a completely 'different world' through your own eyes and perceptions.
DanMilner HI-Adventures's article
Dec 28, 2018 at 11:14
Dec 28, 2018
Video: Venturing into the Wilds of Kyrgyzstan
Great to contrast our experience with your own. It is truly an amazing place. Good point on the bathing - we weren't told that, but could only face the icy dip at 3900m once in the trip anyway. Certainly the local support guys didnt have a bucket for us to use anyway - but maybe that was because they didnt want to risk seeing our manhoods shrink even more before their eyes post icy-wash!
DanMilner HI-Adventures's article
Dec 28, 2018 at 11:09
Dec 28, 2018
Video: Venturing into the Wilds of Kyrgyzstan
Thats a common point you make Slinky. But if you're 100% used to riding with cleats like me, then I cant think of riding anything else (and would rather stick with what I know for the actual riding part). For example my Mavic Deemax shoes (with cleats) hike great. You just have to choose the right shoe - there are cleated shoes designed for racers (with super stiff mid shanks and no flex) and those for adventure (some flex, with a deep-treaded outsoles for grip). Choosing the right shoe has more affect than deciding between riding clipless or flats - in fact so many flat pedal shoes are actually worse for such adventures as their totally flat outsoles offer no grip when the trail is loose, gravelly and steep. I've watched riders slipping about in front of me when trying to hike up crazy stuff. Scary. I'm quite happy living in my cleated bike shoes on and off the bike for days on end and love their grip when I'm hopping about off trail shooting pics. Hope that helps.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Dec 18, 2018 at 0:09
Dec 18, 2018
Photo Epic: Dan Milner Goes Beyond the Race Tape for an Adventure in Ainsa, Spain
@qreative-bicycle: Yeah he looks like he might have run off with some of our vino tinto too the night before. Me: "Big night Fox?" Fox: "Ay, you betcha. Got any paracetamol?".
DanMilner yeticycles's article
Dec 16, 2018 at 4:53
Dec 16, 2018
Video & Photo Epic: The Professional Photo Vagabond - A Yeti Tribe Story
Nice. This one will be more pictures than writing so even three year olds can enjoy it and no one has to plough through my incessant attempts at wit.
DanMilner yeticycles's article
Dec 13, 2018 at 11:07
Dec 13, 2018
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