Five Ten – Winter Catch Up – Sam Dale

Introducing the first in a series of Athlete Winter Catch Ups courtesy of Joe Bowman, this is Five Ten’s Sam Dale tearing it a new one on his local XC trails…

Be sure to check out the sweet stills below the vid.

video: Joe Bowman
photos: Duncan Philpott
FIve Ten – Athlete Winter Catch Up – Sam Dale

Sam and his Dad have a healthy obsession for anything 2 wheels. Here he is on his Honda SL125, foot out, flat out.

A cold wintery morning, Macclesfield Forest provides Sam with his winter training ground.

2011 didn’t go as planned in some ways for him. When things change mid-season it’s not good for the mind of a Professional racer.

Macc Forest, Sam’s local training ground, where he’ll be working on things, to come back firing for the up-coming season.

Being a privateer has its benefits. Plan each day as it comes and enjoy some quality time at home.

The following day Sam was heading to a Moto Trial. Here, he uses a tech hill climb as a descent. You may recognize this from the latest issue of a certain magazine…

Flat pedal power. Sam Dale chooses to ride flats 9/10, swapping to clipless when he feels he needs it.

t’s not that grim up North, honest.

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