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DanMilner DanMilner's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 1:28
3 days
Video: How to Pack for an Epic Ride - Trail Doctor
I was kind if thinking you'd be sorted enough to already have TP and other , err, "personal hygiene" extras (and map if you dont know the area, and phone.. hey who rides without having selfie capability nowadays?) on your list.. and I wanted to concentrate on the bike tech side. . the stuff that helps you get you back rolling if you have a bike mechanical, the stuff you might have overlooked. The TP, condoms, party poppers, drugs, alcohol etc, and other more entertaining items are your call.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 1:23
3 days
Video: How to Pack for an Epic Ride - Trail Doctor
Yep, s little firestarter is a great thing to have along. Whistle too if you're in ear-shot of a road, house, settlement etc. I could list a ton of stuff but then the video would be 3 hours long and no-one would watch it.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 1:22
3 days
Video: How to Pack for an Epic Ride - Trail Doctor
it depends on where you ride. I know you Canucks like think that Pinkbike is all about you (well it is really) but I got to accommodate my viewers from all around the world.. like the UK. Imagine the barrage of insults I'd get if I banged on about bear spray and all we have in the UK to bite you is midges. Oh and one small snake.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 1:21
3 days
Video: How to Pack for an Epic Ride - Trail Doctor
Yep I was cunningly careful to weight that kit before I shouted that claim.. tube, Lezyne carbon pump, mini shock pump, tube and all the spare bits come in at 800g, the Endura emergency shell jacket is a scant 155g. Choose the right stuff and you can keep it lightweight. :-)
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Nov 20, 2014 at 12:04
Nov 20, 2014
Video: Trail Doctor - How To Replace Your Disc Brake Pads
Damn did someone do that episode already? It was next on my list. Ha ha. Actually they are intended to encourage middling riders who are a bit scared of tackling the tech side, to actually start taking notice of their bikes, how they feel and how to fix them if they are out on the trail. And I know there are a lot of average (and experienced) riders who dont (yet) do any of their own mechanics for confidence reasons. Hence the encouraging tone of my videos. You gotta start somewhere.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Nov 20, 2014 at 12:00
Nov 20, 2014
Video: Trail Doctor - How To Replace Your Disc Brake Pads
You are dead right. Do a bit of braking to bed them in before hitting a descent straight and scorching them... so yes, there is actually so much more we can put in these little videos, but doing so would make them become the Ultimate Bible of Knowledge, and be so long and over-explained that the audience would switch off. I'm told by my Epictv powers that be that potential viewers actually look at the length of a video to decide if they're going to bother watching it. So instead I keep them short, sweet and to the point. Like my love life.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Nov 20, 2014 at 11:57
Nov 20, 2014
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Nov 20, 2014 at 11:57
Nov 20, 2014
Video: Trail Doctor - How To Replace Your Disc Brake Pads
Ah, c'mon, Lets be real .. who checks their pads before every ride.. the first I know is actually when my lever is starting to pull in close to the grips and then I wait a little longer until I can hear metal on metal LOL. Actually the idea behind this series is a mix of easy tech how-to's and trailside repairs.. you know how to get out of trouble for free stuff... and we just thought it looked a lot nicer to film it out in the wilds instead of yet another boring in-the-workshop how to. After all you cant beat a little bush in the shot can you.
DanMilner DanMilner's article
Nov 20, 2014 at 11:53
Nov 20, 2014
Video: Trail Doctor - How To Replace Your Disc Brake Pads
You'll have trouble pushing the pistons back in with the wheel in place. And if you dont push them back in you wont be resetting them for the new (thicker) pad and they will likely rub. So pop that wheel out, and push on those pistons so you have nice working new pads the way they are meant to be.
DanMilner laurenjenkins's article
Nov 4, 2014 at 23:36
Nov 4, 2014
Video: Riding England's Finest Trails, Whatever The Weather
Yeah I didn't really think that title through did I ...!
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