The cycling industry has long used images to showcase not just the skill, but the lifestyle of riding. Social media has further focused the spotlight on athletes, providing the chance to look at a curated version of the day-to-day life of a professional. Emily Batty (@emilybatty1 on Instagram, 179,000 followers) races cross country mountain bikes for Trek, and has twice represented Canada at the Olympics.
Following months of consideration, Evan McNeely recently announced his retirement from professional mountain bike racing. The 25-year-old cross country rider faced a number of challenges in 2017 that left him recognizing his path forward would no longer begin at the start line of a race course. “Cycling will always be a part of my life as my love of the sport, and the people in it, will never dwindle,” said McNeely in a post on Facebook.
This week we were lucky enough to spend an hour chatting with MNUFC player and Dark Clouds Newcomer Of The Year, Jerome Thiesson. While we initially hoped to cut down the interview to a more compact length, Jerry was far too engaging for us to give him the editing treatment. So instead we’re bringing you the unabridged interview followed by our usual review of soccer news from America and around the world.
@theamandabatty Here's to working for a future where you don't need to write blog posts like that, and you sure as shit don't have to thank people for sharing. (We already have that second part though).
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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