Aka the Cow, Mike Rose is a man of many talents. Longterm Dirt Magazine editor, potter, fly fisherman and photographer.
In the late 90s and early 2000s a fresh faced, red haired, young photographer was learning his trade. Immersed in the riding scene, Mike Rose hitchhiked his way to the big downhill races out in Europe and followed the scene as it moved across the continent and grew in popularity. During his travels, Rose captured some of the most exciting and iconic action images of the period, but his photography also showed a grittier, up-close-and-personal side of the sport.
Mike become more and more involved in Dirt, quickly becoming the backbone of the magazine. He began to step away from his own camera, taking the role as magazine editor and shaping a generation of mountain bikers. Rumour has it he is thinking of picking up the camera again sometime soon.
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