Author Archives: "Seb Kemp"

News: Specialized Gwins Him Over

01.08.2013 //

Yup, it’s true: Specialized has signed America’s most successful downhill racer to their squad. Here’s the story.

News of the Tweet: Word Of The Year – In Video

01.08.2013 //

Hashbaggery, do’s and don’ts, pony dancing, Mitt’s gaff and a look back at all that made social media the beast it was in 2012.

News of the Tweet: InstaKneeJerk

12.20.2012 //

It seems like every two weeks mob mentality takes over and people indignantly chirp status updates about how miffed they are something has changed. In the early days of social media it was about the layout of Facebook changing, now it’s people being worried that they will see their photos floating around in the public domain despite the fact that they were quite happy to take that photo of their intimate moment and put it up on a social media site in the first place.

Exclusive: “Do something crazy, Kenny”

12.19.2012 //

Kenny Smith’s problem is that he is too damn good at entertaining people with his wild riding. He does things on his bike that other riders don’t even consider feasible. He also does things that have other top-flight athletes and paid-for-danger freeriders scratching their heads.

News of the Tweet: What is the Point of It All?

12.18.2012 //

Commenteers and forum users live in a safe house of anonymity that they can get away with things they can’t in real life. It is a sort of blow off valve for society, a vocal, yet noiseless, demonstration of a larger anomie raging within.

News of the Tweet: Instagram

12.11.2012 //

By Seb Kemp College Humor nailed this one. I dare any Instagram user to watch this and say they have never matched some of the behaviors they satirize. How do you feel about Instagram pulling images from your tweets? Are you looking for a workaround? If so, here’s one: usat.ly/QSpKMf — USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December […]

Exclusive: Touching Cloth With Arc’teryx

12.10.2012 //

From rain-soaked Vancouver hails Arc’teryx–a company that channels its OCD tendencies into making bullet-proof apparel that keeps you unbelievably dry in the worst weather.

News of the Tweet: Lies and Mistruths

12.05.2012 //

Bigfoot may just be our cousin, Facebook is ruining marriages and the Pope’s Twitter account is strangely silent.

Exclusive: Inside the Enduro World Series

12.04.2012 //

We talk with Enduro World Series organizer, Chris Ball, about his hopes and dreams for the new series.

News of the Tweet: Social Media Gurus

11.05.2012 //

What makes somebody a social media guru, a Facebook oracle, Twitter swami, Instagram unicorn?

News of the Tweet: Hashtags

10.23.2012 //

No longer innocent search terms, hashtags have evolved into something unique and more than a little disturbing,

News of the Tweet: The Fall Out of the Fall

10.18.2012 //

The gory details of Lance Armstrong’s doping regimen and revelations about many other top pros pharmaceutical escapades have created a busy week in Twitter World. An Austrian falls from outer space and breaks some media records in the process.

Miracle Mike, The Headless Chicken, Is Our Muse

10.13.2012 //

Outside the Aspen Street Café, on Fruita’s main street, stands a large, metal cock. A rusty chicken sculpture made from old refuse that is.

News of the Tweet: Highly-Judged Thought Process

10.11.2012 //

Last weekend the world’s bravest mountain bikers congregated on a tiny patch of the Utah desert to try and out do each other at the Red Bull Rampage. It was like a band of cowboys decided to have a dick-swinging contest, just without the homosexual undertones.

Recap: Red Bull Rampage Finals

10.07.2012 //

Words by Seb Kemp Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith It’s an early start for finals day. With a short practice session open from the moment sun rises above the white rock-capped conical formations to the East, riders are afforded just an hour for last-minute preparations and alterations to their lines. It doesn’t seem […]

The Brutal Beauty of Red Bull Rampage

10.06.2012 //

Words by Seb Kemp Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith The brutal beauty of the desert is the perfect backdrop for the sometimes violent and often graceful dance that 24 riders faced on Friday’s Red Bull Rampage qualifiers. Throughout the time- and weather-ravaged mesas, a labyrinth of lines overlap each other like a tangled […]

Exclusive: Semenuk on Rampage

10.03.2012 //

We get Brandon Semenuk’s spin on Crankworx and on how he’ll approach the upcoming Red Bull Rampage.

Exclusive: Trans-Provence…The Last Day

10.03.2012 //

Crashes, injuries and airlifts to the hospital mark the final day of racing, but fail to put a damper on the world’s premier Enduro race.

Exclusive: Trans-Provence Day 6

09.30.2012 //

Some of the race’s strongest contenders–including our author–get blown off course and suffer serious time penalties just as Trans Provence nears the finish.

Exclusive: Trans-Provence Day 4

09.27.2012 //

Seb muses on the interplay between skill and risk in enduro racing’s big event (the theory also explains why Jerome Clementz loses his pants when he crashes).

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