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Following Spinal Cord Injury, Trials Legend Martyn Ashton Returns To Biking

In September of 2013, international trials biking legend and star of the Road Bike Party video series, Martyn Ashton, was paralyzed from the belly down following a tragic fall during a trials demonstration in England. For anyone who excels in life by the physical capabilities of their body, a paralyzing spinal cord injury can be the death sentence for the spirit.

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While the damage down is permanent, the return to the sports spinal cord injury victims love has become increasingly possible thanks to advances in technology and the sheer determination of individuals who just can't seem to give up. The above segment–which catches Martyn on his first ride back on a modified mountain bike with the help of some other bike legends like Danny MacAskill–will bring tears to your eyes, and hopefully will remind all of us never to take for granted to chances we get to enjoy these incredible sports. 

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Video: We Aspire to Bike like this 8-Year-Old
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Video: We Aspire to Bike like this 8-Year-Old

Video: We Aspire to Bike like this 8-Year-Old

It appears that kids these days don’t seem to be into little league anymore. No, they’d rather be hucking themselves off Smart Bastard like Kai Jones, or backflipping their mountain bikes like 8-year-old Harry Schofield. According to Schofield’s parents on Youtube, 2018 has been a “progressive” year for their biking phenom. RELATED: Catch Kai Jones on NBC’s The Today Show They’re certainly speaking the truth. The grom has been busy honing his repertoire to include backflips, 720s, and jumps

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Missing Your Bike? Here Are Some of the Best Clips From The 2018 DH World Cup

Missing Your Bike? Here Are Some of the Best Clips From The 2018 DH World Cup

Watching the best downhill racers in the world face off on the international stage never gets old, but last season’s UCI DH World Cup was certainly one of the most entertaining to watch. Whether it was the rise of young guns like Amaury Pierron and Vali Holl, or the insane performances of perennial favorites like Aaron Gwin, every single stop was packed full of edge-of-your-seat action, and we’re counting down the days until the racing starts again in 2019. RELATED: Why the Federal Government

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Video: 82-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old to Mountain Bike
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Video: 82-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old to Mountain Bike

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If you've ever been a bit hesitant to try mountain biking you'll be inspired by 82-year-old Alf. He was motivated to learn after recovering from cancer, when he needed an outlet to get fit again. RELATED: Mountain In the Hallway — Brian and Tate’s goal to summit the Grand Teton Amidst their battle with Cancer. His son, who knew that his father was an avid road cyclist in his youth, brought him a mountain bike to try out. He was hooked. His advice: you don’t have to do anything crazy when