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NSMB Team on the Telly

March 12th, 2014

The first season of NSMB Team rider Mason Mashon’s TV show, underEXPOSED,is well underway on APTN. Things get back to bikes in episode 10 as Mason and Tannis head over to Vancouver Island to ride with fellow NSMB rider Mark Matthews, then visit Sam Whittingham at Naked Bicycles. This should be pretty good!

Catch the episode on Thursday, March 13th on APTN HD at 5:00 pm PST and on APTN West at 7:00 pm PST.


Another look at Mark’s zones on the Island won’t hurt…

underEXPOSED Ep. 2 with Coastal Crew

On Air Thursday, January 16

January 15th, 2014

Mason heads to the Sunshine Coast to visit with the Coastal Crew in Episode 2 of underEXPOSED.

Catch the full episode on APTN HD at 5:00 pm, Thursday, January 16th – and check out the online archives for past episodes.


Clever editing… they got Norbs to talk on camera without breaking out into laughter!

underEXPOSED Premiere Airs Today

Thursday, January 9th at 7pm

January 8th, 2014

NSMB Team rider Mason Mashon’s TV career blasts off today! A year in the making, Episode 1 of underEXPOSED airs tonight on APTN. The half hour show will run Thursday, January 9th on APTN HD at 5:00 pm PST and on APTN West at 7:00 pm PST. Here’s the series trailer:

And the description for the Episode 1 trailer, below:

“We meet adventure sports photographer, Mason Mashon and writer, Tannis Baradziej. Both of them have plenty of experience, but Tannis is new to action adventure sports writing. In the premiere episode they meet four-time world surfing champion, Lisa Anderson during the Roxy Champ Camp in Tofino, BC.”

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We’ve had a hard time chasing Mason down this past year – now we get to catch up with his antics on the telly…

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Mark Matthews Reflects and Projects

Words by Mark Matthews Photos by Mark Matthews and Ian Tetzner
December 11th, 2013

2013 has been wild. I finished my degree and had one of the best summers ever, followed by the scariest crash in my life – blacking out from fear is a pretty insane experience.

Breaking my femur in multiple places is hardest thing I’ve had to go through in my life so far. Broken bones are something lots of people deal with, but the ramifications are really high with this injury.

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Frame-by-frame of my crash. I knew right away I was off line and prepared for hitting the cliff. Photo sequence courtesy Ian Tetzner.

Maintaining enough self-motivation to work out almost everyday, stay on top of my physio, and have the healthiest diet possible has been a struggle. Especially knowing I’m still months away from walking.

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Road rides followed by a physio routine have been keeping me sane.

The constant pain is physically draining, particularly at night. Many days are lonely, spent alone at my parents house (I’ve got netflix dialed). The inability to work and having to deal with things like medical bills and insurance is stressful. At the 6-week mark, x-rays showed signs of delayed healing – that was a very overwhelming moment.

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I purchased a bone stimulator to help assist healing in my “high-risk” fracture. My dog thinks it’s neat.

It’s been a tough battle this past couple months but I’ve grown stronger from it. It also puts into perspective how lucky I am to have biking and an awesome group of family and friends in my life for support. Which I appreciate now more than ever. I’m stoked to switch things up come January. 2014 is going to be rad, can’t wait for a fresh start.


It’s never good when one of our Team riders goes down but it’s good to see Mark’s doing the best he can to get back on the bike. You can follow Mark’s recovery and send him some healing vibes through Instagram or Twitter.

Bikes Not Beaches

Gettin' Shredly in the Summer

November 20th, 2013

NSMB Team rider Mason Mashon joins Mike Hopkins, and Simon Buzacott to find their summer fun at Whistler Bike Park.


Yet another video that just makes us miss the bike park…