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Iamwarthog TheRiseofEnduro's article
Dec 15, 2014 at 17:29
Dec 15, 2014
World Premiere - The Rise of Enduro - That's a Wrap
I was actually looking forward to watching this, but shut it off after 6 minutes. It's not that I found it boring, it's just that I can't stand sped up footage. I wish these filmmakers could get it through their heads that sped up footage does no one any good. It makes a film less appealing to hardcore mountain bikers, while at the same time making the sport look like a joke to those unfamiliar with it. Is the sport not interesting enough on it's own merits that it needs to be presented falsely in order to make it seem like it is? I would never show any mtb film with sped up footage to a non-mountain biker if I wanted them to see what a great sport it is. I'd love to watch this film, if only the riding segments were presented in a realistic manner.
Iamwarthog pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26
Nov 26, 2014
Video: Skills to Pay the Bills
Nope, not a trials rider. He raced BMX as a kid, then got into racing XC and DH. He's been doing some enduro racing the last couple of years.
Iamwarthog RichardCunningham's article
Oct 27, 2014 at 13:20
Oct 27, 2014
Interview: Eric Carter's Magic Season
The Syndicate already did do it a few years ago. The year they switched from Rock Shox/Sram to Fox/Shimano. Whoever was the slowest at the first test session had to wear Rob Roskopp's wife's dress to the team dinner. It was Minnaar.
Iamwarthog pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 7, 2014 at 3:37
Oct 7, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Crank Woes, Coil vs Air Shock, and Which Nukeproof?
Just in case the guy does accidentally track down a random/spare non-drive side Octalink crank arm (or a set), it should be pointed out that there are two versions of Octalink, V-1 and V-2. For Shimano cranks the V-1 fits XTR, and road cranks from Tiagra level and up. The V-2 fits mtb cranks from XT on down, and road cranks starting at Sora level and down. Non Shimano Octalink compatible cranks will be V-2.
Iamwarthog mattwragg's article
Oct 6, 2014 at 9:13
Oct 6, 2014
Photo Epic - Enduro World Series 7 - Race Day 2
Errors and omissions like this make it seem as though the races are being covered by people that don't really follow the sport, or just don't care enough about it to bother making sure they've got their facts straight. To be fair, I don't actually believe either of those things to be true. Of course Matt Wragg and the other Pinkbike writers care about the sport, clearly putting a lot effort into bringing their readers the best coverage they can in as timely a fashion as possible. That's one reason why I personally don't get so wound up over the occasional typo the way a lot of other readers do. Sure, grammar spelling and punctuation are important, but not nearly as important as an accurate reporting of the results is. Can you imagine a sports reporter that covers baseball, soccer, hockey, or any other sport really, misreporting the scores or win/loss records of the teams and/or players in the sports they cover? Seems pretty unlikely to me. Pinkbike reporters, I beseech you, take the extra time to double check things like whether or not a racer has finished on the podium before, or to make sure racers are referred to by the correct name. It's just like how long it took, and how many times various readers had to point out that Myriam Nicole's nickname is Pompon, before you guys finally stopped referring to her as Pompom. Just to satisfy my own curiosity, I started the stopwatch on my phone and then went to the Enduro World Series website and scrolled down the results for this years races and found Richie Rude's 2nd place finish at Winter Park. It took 24.5 seconds. I understand that you are working under deadlines and that it's crucial that your reports get posted as soon as possible, but please take the following into consideration. Fact checking > spell checking.
Iamwarthog AlpinestarsMTB's article
Oct 3, 2014 at 13:15
Oct 3, 2014
Iamwarthog mattwragg's article
Oct 3, 2014 at 12:58
Oct 3, 2014
Hot Laps - Enduro World Series, Round 7 - Finale Ligure
Truthfully, he would be my sentimental favorite to get the victory this weekend.
Iamwarthog mavic's article
Sep 26, 2014 at 4:36
Sep 26, 2014
Mavic Trans-Provence Days Four and Five: Videos and Results
In Europe there is also the Trans-Savoie that is six days, and in the U.S. there is the five day Crested Butte Ultra Enduro in Colorado. In Canada there is the B.C. Bike Race which is a seven day XC stage race, but it has an enduro category as well. The XC racers race the entire course, and the enduro racers only race the special stages and ride the rest of the course at their own pace, as if it were liaison stages.
Iamwarthog laurenjenkins's article
Sep 21, 2014 at 3:51
Sep 21, 2014
Results: Kamikaze Bike Games - Kamikaze Downhill Race
I agree Tomac would probably still smoke just about anybody on the Kamakaze even to this day, but for the record the race you are referring to was in 2005 and Tomac was 38 at the time.
Iamwarthog laurenjenkins's article
Sep 20, 2014 at 13:17
Sep 20, 2014
Results: Kamikaze Bike Games - Kamikaze Downhill Race
The big time difference between runs 1 and 2 is because run 2 is not on the same course. It's pretty stupid really. On the actual Kamikaze itself, Rockwell was 5 seconds faster than Lopes, but finishes in 2nd place due to lopes being faster on another course halfway around the mountain.
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