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TEN,000 Hours Episode 1 | Dakotah Norton 5

Only two years on a downhill bike and already a factory rider. Check out episode one of this three-part series chronicling Morpheus downhill rider Dakotah Norton.

Credit: Suspended Productions

FredLikesTrikes FredLikesTrikes 1/18/2017 11:56 AM

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Great way to win fans and get people behind you... "You're all losers/wasters 'cos you've got jobs and families and shit. You're not, like, LIVING, ya know?"
Damned right! All those wasters earning cash to buy the stuff that gives companies the chance to sponsor people like you.
Won't be watching part 2 nor buying any of Morpheus's products then.
Cheers smile

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Absolutely nothing against Morpheus, but exactly my thoughts as well wrt "living". instead of throwaway comments, rather just say something meaningful, like the mission to race DH. its' worthwhile. Don't sully it with silliness.

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Man I'm super bummed you feel this way. Actually it's really hard racing full time and being away from your family. I probably seen my mom a week last year. It's cool to see some of the world but there is an opportunity cost to everything you do, you really give up a lot. When I was finishing my 4 year degree last fall I was flying back and forth to school from the races to finish and it made things really stressful to balance that. While all winter I work anything I can to make enough money to pay to get to the races in the summer. Right now I'm living in a van in the southeast crashing on couches and scraping floors and hanging sheet rock to try to make this whole dream I have a reality. I'm really greatful for every opportunity I have been given although I'm far from getting any money from sponsors to race, just pumped to get some new tires and not ride people's warn out parts anymore. Maybe swing over to pinkbike and read all the comments on there... if you have the time to write a comment it would be worth your while to check them out.

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Classy response. I think a lot of the mountain biking community doesn't realize that only the top of the elite are truly making it on biking alone. A lot of us are also jealous of the people who choose to put "living" first; I know I am. I am just too scared of not succeeding so I have put my career first. Living in Colorado, it is very easy to take up the weekend warrior lifestyle, but how I wish I could get away with working odd jobs and being a bike and ski bum. You are killing it man, don't let the negativity get to you.

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Truth. It was a classy response and Dakotah's won me over.
Sorry I tore you a strip off, and I do wish you luck.
It was just that comment at the very start of the video that pissed me off.
Always been a fan of Tahnee Seagrave and her 'Follow My Dream' team.... hope you have her success (and skill at winning over fans) wink

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