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Long Live Digger, Long Live the Shore

Video Rapha Films
Date Nov 4, 2022

The saturated, mercurial landscape of British Columbia’s North Shore has been cemented in many riders’ minds as the birthplace of modern mountain biking. The fern-lined and root-entangled trails of this region were captured and circulated in the glossy pages of print magazines and influential VHS tapes, including the North Shore Extreme series that revealed trails unlike anything we’d ever seen before. Grainy, handheld video depicted skillful bike handling on originative features, all built by hand on steep and deep terrain. Todd “Digger” Fiander, whose name is synonymous with the massively influential North Shore style of trailbuilding, was the mastermind behind many of these trails. He continues to sculpt singletrack from the rich soil of Mount Fromme to this day.

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Squint
Squint
3 weeks ago
+2 Sandy James Oates Mammal

Interesting choice to glorify skidding in a video honouring a trail builder.

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Sandy James Oates
3 weeks ago
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Lot’s of work hand splitting all that cedar in the bush.

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cooperquinn
Cooper Quinn
3 weeks ago
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Yep. Getting harder and harder to source it, too.

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Guy Elliott
2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Honest question, did Digger build the Dynamite Roll originally? - asking simply given its appearance in the vid and have never thought to learn of its origins.  I know most of his fine work on Fromme and Cypress.

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