The 17-year-old was struck by a car near his home in Boulder, Colorado, USA Cycling said.
It's all downhill from here.
How do you organize a family vacation that balances the needs of two young children, a spouse who wants to relax at the pool and spa of a luxury resort, and yours truly, who wants to ride as much singletrack as possible?
"This bear came out of nowhere and was gone before I could ask if it was all right."
But what I really want to teach him (barring the exasperated sigh and eye-roll) is that, "The downhill coast makes you a good rider, but the uphill climb makes you a great one."
After ten years of mountain biking, UK-based photographer Filip Gierlinski decided to create a project to commemorate the people and landscapes that make the activity so great for him.