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In this Five Ten athlete Winter Catch Up, we check in with Sam Dale, a 21 year-old Pro Downhill racer from Macclesfield, UK. 

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Five Ten Athlete since: Forever

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.  

Photo2011 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.  
PhotoMacc Forest, Sam’s local training ground, where he’ll be working on things, to come back firing for the up-coming season.  

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


PhotoThe following day Sam was heading to a Moto Trial. Here, he uses a tech hill climb as a descent. 


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

PhotoIt’s not that grim up North, honest.  

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Photos by Duncan Philpott
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