In disaster there is opportunity - Martyn Ashton’s TED Talk

Martyn explains the unbelievable challenge presented by a career ending injury, and how he used a unique approach to tackle it. "If I’m going to be paralyzed, then I may as well be good at it!"

His inspirational talk takes us through the antics of a man searching for a way to face the test of a lifetime, using the instinct of a competitor, plus the enjoyment and passion of a sportsman to not only discover new things but to ultimately find his way back to the sport he loves most, riding bikes.

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Time Machine: Yeti Lawwill DH6

Time Machine: Yeti Lawwill DH6

Midway through the 1990s, sponsorship dollars were pouring into mountain bike racing. Downhill had finally shirked off the stigma of cross-country and was exploding in popularity. Large automakers were underwriting teams. Network television was covering key races, and Yeti Cycles was in the center of the action. John Parker, Yeti's owner, founder and self-proclaimed bad boy, had committed to downhill early on. Almost every top racer at the time was wearing his colors or had recently been drafted from the powerhouse team by his competitors. Team Yeti was poised to cash in.