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Former world mountain biking champion avoids prison time

As most of us prepared for a big day of stuffing our faces with delicious Thanksgiving foods, former world mountain biking champion Melissa "The Missile" Giove learned her fate from a federal judge in upstate New York. The judge sentenced the 38-year-old former world champ to six months of home detention and five years' probation on Wednesday. Giove pleaded guilty to a drug charge stemming from her arrest in 2009, when authorities say she drove 350 pounds of..

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Australian BMX star Dane Searls dead at 23

BMX visionary Dane Searls died Friday morning at Gold Coast Hospital in Australia, according to a statement from the Queensland Police. Searls was 23 years-old. On November 21st Searls was hospitalized in critical condition after attempting to jump without his bike from the balcony of a popular night spot in Queensland, Australia, into a pool.Searls sustained traumatic head and back injuries, and was unable to break out of a coma since the accident. Searls..

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Donate to Dane Searls

Dane Searls sponsor Unit Clothing has setup a donation account for Dane Searls after a non-riding accident causing a severe head injury. Unit has already donated $10,000 to the account. Look over the information provided below to donate:Dane Searls FundFor US:Swift code: ANZBAU3MACC: 014518278469073For AUS:ANZ BankBSB: 014-518ACC: 2784-69073

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Lily the bike-chasing dog shows remarkable talents in popular video

Like many dogs, Lily the Jack Russell terrier likes to chase bicycles, but those who watch the accompanying video might agree that few dogs can chase a bike quite like the amazingly fast Lily (the action begins 1:08 into the production). Professional photographer Ross Downard used several cameras and, with the help of his wife, filmed the buildup to the action and then captures Lily keeping pace with and soaring over the same jumps as Downard as he sped down a one-mile course at..

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BMX star Dane Searls critically injured in non-riding accident

BMX star Dane Searls is hospitalized in critical condition after attempting to jump without his bike from the balcony of a popular night spot in Queensland, Australia, into a pool. The incident on Sunday night occurred at Billy's Beach House in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. The world-renowned dirt jumper remained comatose Monday morning, according to reports.Unit Clothing, which sponsors the athlete, issued a statement confirming that Searls was "badly hurt in..

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Terrible One Didgeridoes Australia

Like Mutiny, when T-1 produces a video they just get it right. They take that extra step that others are either unwilling or unknowing to take. Anybody who's been on a BMX trip knows the experiences off the bike last longer than the experiences on the bike. T-1 has always captured that... This video is no exception.

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2012 Adventurer of the Year Nominees includes Rice, Moore, and MacAskill

National Geographic's annual Adventurers of the Year nominees are in and it's time to vote for the next Adventurer(s) to win the prestigious award. For the past seven years, Nat Geo has searched the globe to find Adventurers selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. Among the 2012 nominees are action sports superstars Travis Rice, Carissa Moore, and Danny MacAskill. With the release of the highly anticipated..

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