Trail Tales


Does The North Shore Suck?

Ask Uncle Dave

“There was a hint of what inspired them in their new creation, but just a hint…”

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Whose Trail Is It Anyway?

Words - Seb Kemp

“Man, tie a rope around your neck and suspend yourself from a high branch while wacking off before dropping in if you want…”

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I’m getting slower – What will make me fast?

Words - Dave Tolnai

“Old age occurs when you stop buying new equipment to improve and you start buying new equipment to mask how old and slow you are…”

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Seb Kemp is not a Racist

Words - Seb Kemp

“The latent message is that racing is the pinnacle and the essence of mountain biking; nothing else is truly biking…”

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Saboteur to Plead Not Guilty

No Guilty Plea

Tineke Kraal’s lawyer informed the Court that his client now intends to plead not guilty to the charge related to trail sabotage..

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People Are The Worst

Ask Uncle Dave

“Short of hanging out at the trailhead each and every Friday evening, pleading with hoards of drunk people…”

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Life Beyond Walls: New Zealand Ep1

RV Destruction

The first in a series chronicling Team Smith’s tour de New Zealand begins with a freak petroleum accident (Zoolander?) and rain…

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The Medium Is Dead, Long Live Independent Media

Words - Seb Kemp

“Over time Dirt ‘matured’ into something that was irreverent, always on point and professionally unprofessional…”

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Ask Uncle Dave – The Wheelie Gene

Words - Dave Tolnai

“Should I give up hope and focus on things I am good at , things that require no innate physical gifts… like beard growing or checkers…”

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Tina Kraal Intends to Plead Guilty (updated)

The Skull Saboteur

“The accused ‘Skull Saboteur’ has pleaded guilty to one count of Mischief in North Van Court this morning…”

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The Amateur Scapegoat

Words - Todd Hellinga

“…we see the challenge of a world caliber event as something to aspire to…that challenges us to exceed our own expectations, or go down trying.”

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GX | Far and Wide

Big in Texas

“Different bikes, questionable line choices and individual airtime ability can separate and connect us all at once…”

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Flats VS. Clipless: 20 Pros and Cons

Words - Cam McRae

“Swapping back to clipless after 15 years of full time flat pedalling has taught me a few things about sticking feet to bikes…”

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Ask Uncle Dave – Beards and Ball Sacks

Which Came First

“I’m pretty happy if I get home from a ride without bruising or numbness in my testicles…”

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Ask Uncle Dave – Breaking Bikes

Pre-Production Issues

“Deny any problem, make no changes, continue to stress that this is the best product ever…”

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