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The Pursuit Of Perfection

´╗┐ Being faster is something we all strive for, I'm sure. Beating a mate to the bottom puts a smile on the face of even the most humblest of riders. I'm just the same. The strive for speed is real and my intention is always to be quicker than last time. More recently, especially on some of the more gnarly trails, I've been quietly confident with the speed I'm able to pick up. What's not so good is that my mind slows me down. Before I realise, I'm feathering the brakes and killing off all that hard earned speed. Subconsciously, I think I'm worried about crashing. More and more my mind tells me to slow down for fear of a...

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Why I Bike

As a kid I used to love anything extreme. Skateboarding, rock-climbing, motocross, bodyboarding, BMX... You get the idea. We used to spend as much time as possible outside doing things that would push us. Wheelies off walls that were half our size was a norm. Building sketchy jumps for our motocross bikes was an everyday experience. I had a great childhood. Over the years, I lost touch with much of this. I played tennis for a while and then even stopped with the more typical sports. I went to college and then to university and put a lot of effort into my studies. In my spare time I worked and occasionally managed to get in the sea with the board....

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Gravity Clothing Co. Photo Shoot: Behind The Scenes

In the UK, we're pretty lucky. As riders we've got a whole load of trail centres scattered up and down our little island. I've heard it said that, as a country, we're leading the way when it comes to trail centres. And of course, that's without including the abundant natural trails that we've got too! In the east of Yorkshire though, gravity orientated trails are hard to come by. Sure, we've got the Yorkshire Wolds but they're rolling hills. Perfect for the lycra clad riders amongst us, but they're not steep enough for any real challenge. It's not until you venture north, to the North York Moors, that you find some steeper riding. There's plenty of opportunity in that part of...

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