One Million Down | Adam Billinghurst, A Man On A Mission - Dirt

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One Million Down | Adam Billinghurst, A Man On A Mission

Adam Billinghurst is the king of bike bums. He moved to Whistler just to ride bikes and everyday of his life has been oriented around maximizing his riding time…

From Dirt Issue 139 – September 2013

Words by Seb Kemp. Photos by Sterling Lorence.

Lot’s of people wish to do that or attempt it, but not many commit to it as much as Adam does. It has required a steady progression of casual jobs with flexible hours – trail building, coaching and evening restaurant work. He is the Berminator, star of Anthill movies and multiple–time Chainless B–Line Champion. However, this summer was the pinnacle of all his years of cranking out downhill laps: One million feet of downhilling in just 57 days.

One man’s dream might be another man’s misery. Adam made his dream come true when he cranked out one million feet of vert in the Whistler Bike Park this summer as part of a Sony Action Cam funded project produced by Anthill Films. Adam has been thinking about this ambition for 14 years and no doubt what he has achieved is the fantasy of many riders. However, it isn’t that easy to punch out that much vertical, especially in record time. And don’t for a second think that any of those laps were easy cruisers; the guy lives on the speed–metal thrills of downhilling. Dirt caught up with him just before he reach the milestone…>>

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