Dylan Sherrard Landshapes
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Landshapes: Dylan Sherrard

Words Hailey Elise
Photos Ollie Jones/Hailey Elise
Video Mike Gamble/Ollie Jones
Date Feb 28, 2017

As mountain bikers, our style of riding is born from the terrain we call home. Visible features of the land are more than familiar shapes that we see each day. The smells, sights, and even the dirt influence us in complex ways. This is not just about our physical beings as riders - it is also our culture.

The Landshapes video series explores the impact of topography and how it has shaped four unique riders. In the first installment, Dylan Sherrard shows us how the clay spires, sagebrush, and the wildlife of Kamloops have been a driving force behind his two-wheeled self, nurturing his passion for freeriding while encouraging him to get out on other bikes to alter his experience.

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Born in New Brunswick, Dylan called Whitehorse home for most of his childhood before relocating to Kamloops. For now, he knows he is on the right path, both personally and professionally - a feather found on his daily ride told him so.

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It's humbling as you drive into Kamloops and are presented with the drastic change in scenery- from lush, coastal forests to the dry, desert-like hillsides that Kamloops is known for.

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With its perfect dirt and rolling topography, the terrain in Kamloops can be made into an endless playground that lays the foundation for stylish, and creative riding.

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Watching Dylan effortlessly play on his home turf, The Bike Ranch, redefines steeze.

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It's not just the landscape that has kept Dylan in Kamloops. The sunrise, the smells of the changing seasons, and the gusts of wind that can cause a jump to go pear-shaped are all part of the package that makes it easy to fall in love with riding in Kamloops.

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And you can't forget the spectacular display of Northern Lights that can be seen on clear summer and fall nights.

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The Bicycle Cafe. A cultural influence on the rider Dylan has become.

Dylan Sherrard may not be flashy or loud and he's not big on self-promotion, but his effortless positivity and his quiet radness on the bike make him a consummate pro. Long live Shredhard!

Comments

wncmotard
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WNCmotard  - March 1, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

I can't hear half of what he's saying due to the music being mixed too loud. Looked like a great place to ride though.

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cam@nsmb.com
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Cam McRae  - March 2, 2017, 12:21 p.m.

Noted. We are going to recut it with a tweaked mix. Cheers!

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wncmotard
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WNCmotard  - March 4, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

Wow, didn't expect that!

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Mic
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Mic  - March 3, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Beautifully shot, one hell of a down to earth rider, and in a certain way the story of the feathers on trails hit home with me.

Thank you.

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Matt-Splatt
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Matt-Splatt  - March 4, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Beautifully shot and edited.

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