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[email protected]
11-07-2006, 08:30 AM
Stephen Wilde examines risk with words and images.

The Cleanse (http://nsmb.com/4865)




Joe Dick
11-07-2006, 08:52 AM
in an industry of arm waving Stephan Wilde's eye for the world around him stands apart as a reminder of what it's really all about.

Mic
11-07-2006, 10:30 AM
Wow. This is one amazing piece of writing. have to agree - it is really boiling it down to the essentials...and then it does not really matter how proficient, experienced or "good" (trick wise) you are - as long as you have this "cleansing" feeling inside of you saying calmly that you have surpassed yourself.

Nelson
11-07-2006, 10:37 AM
Brilliant.

Justin309
11-07-2006, 03:34 PM
I loved your artical. I'm not especially good with articulating my thoughts/experiences into words. I usually can't even come close to doing them justice, but your write up is so close I had to say "Good on ya"!

the Master Plan Dan
11-07-2006, 03:56 PM
Simple and straightforward!

Incredible pictures and words.

Dan

LeeLau
11-07-2006, 04:02 PM
Damn ....

just flying
11-07-2006, 04:16 PM
true,true.

thebigchin
11-07-2006, 05:48 PM
Great writing! Those pics really add an element of fear to the story. They really convey that feeling when everything's coming at you so fast you're operating in reaction mode, trying like hell just to keep it together.

frank238947
11-07-2006, 06:17 PM
amazingly well written! good read and the photos just added to it!

[email protected]
11-07-2006, 06:19 PM
I love Stephen's words and photos. His shots are so unique that I often have no idea how he manages to convey what he does. The grittyness of his photos distills one unique element of the Shore experience.

Jimi007
11-07-2006, 06:24 PM
Wow,
thanks man, you started my day with my heart pounding, it could have been your article or the triple Americano I just finished... either way what a fantastic article, you seemed to sum up everything I have trouble explaining to my family who sit at home in England not having a clue of why I bike/board and push boundaries....

you said it all,

thanks,

Jimi

Silk
11-07-2006, 07:21 PM
The article paints a great picture for most of us when on our first ride on the north shore. I know when I looked down the trails for the first time that feeling of "what am I thinking, this is crazy".

Its funny how over time you loose that feeling and then you ride with a different group and they are all having that experience and you feed off of it.

We are all lucky to live here.

FIDUN
11-08-2006, 02:42 AM
good article, werid photos. Personally not a fan of his style, but thats what makes him one of the best, being completly different, and he sees it way different than alot of other people do

[email protected]
11-08-2006, 05:25 AM
good article, werid photos. Personally not a fan of his style, but thats what makes him one of the best, being completly different, and he sees it way different than alot of other people do

Exactly! Sooogood! Thanks Stephen.

[email protected]
12-21-2011, 09:15 AM
Article and thread resurrected on account of awesomeness.

The Cleanse (http://nsmb.com/4865)

Bonus points if you know where this move used to be. One of the gnarliest on the Shore I back in the day reckon - assuming I'm correct that is. I'll ask Stephen to confirm.

http://www.nsmb.com/assets/images/trail_tales/wilderisk/risk2.jpg (http://photos.nsmb.com/showimage.php?i=11089&c=5)

ol' dirty
12-21-2011, 06:36 PM
Nice repost, Cam...great article. Is that the Scapulator? Looks about the right height.

[email protected]
12-21-2011, 07:03 PM
Nice repost, Cam...great article. Is that the Scapulator? Looks about the right height.

The one I'm thinking of is larger than Scapulator. I don't think Scapulator would look so large in a photo. I'll send Stephen an email now.

Mic
12-21-2011, 07:19 PM
I'd say Digger's Rock.

[email protected]
12-21-2011, 08:00 PM
You may be right Mic but that wasn't what I was thinking.

DaveM
12-21-2011, 08:26 PM
Article and thread resurrected on account of awesomeness.

The Cleanse (http://nsmb.com/4865)

Bonus points if you know where this move used to be. One of the gnarliest on the Shore I back in the day reckon - assuming I'm correct that is. I'll ask Stephen to confirm.

http://www.nsmb.com/assets/images/trail_tales/wilderisk/risk2.jpg (http://photos.nsmb.com/showimage.php?i=11089&c=5)

kinda looks close
75418

pedalhound
12-21-2011, 11:52 PM
I was thinking diggers rock too.

Awesome article...sums up why I ride...and holy shit do I need a cleanse right now...

Spen
12-22-2011, 02:03 PM
big stupid?

Mic
12-22-2011, 06:04 PM
big stupid?

I'd say "no".

http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb5367217/p4pb5367217.jpg

Image taken from an article by Lee featured on pb about Digger.

[email protected]
12-22-2011, 06:25 PM
This doesn't help much but I thought I'd post it anyway. Gives an idea of the scale of the move.

I think it probably is this move now that I have seen some other angles.

http://photos.nsmb.com/files/3/hoots.jpg

heckler
12-22-2011, 06:39 PM
huck ur meat

Guest
12-23-2011, 02:48 AM
Guys, it's the toonie drop....

Unregistered123
12-23-2011, 06:03 AM
pretty sure that is the mini twoonie

Spen
12-23-2011, 10:18 AM
@ Mic,

Bro, if i'm not mistaken Big Stupid was far larger and more uneducated than that.

If it is the drop I'm thinking above its not far from the first gate just below the BP

syncro
12-23-2011, 06:13 PM
5th

Zedbra
12-23-2011, 06:27 PM
5th

that's what i'm thinking.

[email protected]
12-23-2011, 06:53 PM
5th

I think the background is too bright for that spot - which looks into forest and rising ground.

Which makes me think Digger's cliff since you would get light from the road from there.

My original thought was the drop to the east of Starfish - just below the cabin. One of the gnarliest ever imho. That thing was nasty. And back in the day some bmx kid did it on a 24 hardtail in one of Digger's movies.

Nuts.

[email protected]
12-24-2011, 07:21 PM
Stephen's reply:

this is ryan grimstad.
the location... that really old
cliff just off of indian arm road.
it was the hit that digger fixed up
for tyler klassen. ryan did this just before
digger fixed up the tranny.


I guess that makes it one of the 'oonie drops but I'm not sure which one based on that info.

I'm sure someone will though.

Thanks Stephen!