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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

I’ve known Dan Brown for a long time. From drinking Stella’s loaded with Lemsip with Peaty in the Corner House in Innerleithen, to testing bikes for the mag, racing, dirt jumping, running a shop…he has mountainbiking running through his veins. Having said that he did have an early mid life crisis when he moved to the South West and thought that he was going to be a surfer! He saw the light and is now working as the road manager for the Atherton Racing team.

Who is Dan Brown?

A short guy from Shrewsbury, England.

What is your job title?

Team Animal/Giant Road Manager.

How did you land the job with the Athertons?

Through hard work and determination.

Where is your favourite place?

Nusa Lambongen, Indonesia. Sick waves, nice people and mint weather.

Where is your favourite place to ride?

Rhyd y Felin, Wales. The best track in the UK.

When are you happiest?

Riding or surfing with friends.

What makes you angry?

Burberry wearing knob stretches.

What makes you happy?

Stella normally does the trick!

What’s the best piece of advice that you have been given?

‘You can only be truly happy if your happy with yourself.’

What’s the best piece of advice that you have ever given?

‘Go on, have one more.’

What are your extravagances?

Nights out.

Who do you admire?

Ricky Carmichael, that guy hates to lose and he trains like a mad man.

What’s the most important thing in your life?

Friends and music.

What is your greatest fear?

Cunny on acid!

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Listen for the rain on the window, good old English weather!

What’s the last thing you do at night?

Turn on some tunes.

What things do you always carry with you?

Mobile, wallet, keys and iPod.

Do you have any regrets?

Saying I’d do this has to be pretty high up there!

What’s the most important lesson that you have learnt?

Do what you want to do, not what you’re expected to do.

If you could have dinner with three famous people (dead or alive) who would they be?

Thom Yorke, Bob Marley and Sid Barrett.

Who is your favourite rider?

Its gotta’ be the Don, Neil Donoghue.

What is your favourite bike product of all time?

The BoXXer fork.

What is your least favourite bike product of all time?

Girvin Flex stem.

What’s your favourite motto or saying?

‘Apparently someone’s bothered.’

What saying do you use too much?

‘Really.’

What was the last magazine you read?

Some shit beginning with d and ending in t (Ed: wise ass).

What bike are you riding?

A Giant NRS XC bike, she’s sweet, but a little battered! Downhill, 4X, trails and cross country, she really does it all.

What one thing would you change about yourself?

If I changed something I just wouldn’t be me!

What are your weaknesses?

Answering questions like these.

What does the future hold for you?

More travelling, riding, surfing, and when I have to, some work.

What do you see for mountainbiking in the future?

More permanent courses with better facilities, which will make the sport grow and increase the interest in racing. I’d also love to see a 4X race in the centre of London.

How would you like to be remembered?

As a Shrewsbury legend!

I’ve known Dan Brown for a long time. From drinking Stella’s loaded with Lemsip with Peaty in the Corner House in Innerleithen, to testing bikes for the mag, racing, dirt jumping, running a shop…he has mountainbiking running through his veins. Having said that he did have an early mid life crisis when he moved to the South West and thought that he was going to be a surfer! He saw the light and is now working as the road manager for the Atherton Racing team.

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