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KFuller mattwragg's article
Sep 27, 2013 at 14:49Sep 27, 2013
Video: 12 Months 12 Stories - It's Not Always Sunny in the Movie
I really like the B&W. I think it enhances the sensation of "cold" when watching.
KFuller mattwragg's article
Sep 25, 2013 at 6:40Sep 25, 2013
To The Point: MIPS
Bicycling Magazine (US) has provided a special, online link to its extensive story about MIPS and helmet regulations -- the histories and testing and status of both. It is worth a read: http://www.bicycling.com/senseless/index.html
KFuller mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2013 at 6:49Sep 17, 2013
WTB, VP, and Element Case - Interbike 2013
$200+ for a phone case?!? Sorry, but I'll go with the other commentators and buy a cheap, second-hand beater phone to throw in my bag for emergencies. The only use I can see is for people bike touring or racing multi-day, self-supported routes on dirt roads and trails where they need to navigate a complicated route for several days in all kinds of treacherous weather.
KFuller Margus's article
Sep 17, 2013 at 6:43Sep 17, 2013
Viva Las Vegas - Interbike 2013
Gorgeous photos. You get sick of the brown, brown, brown after a few days in Bootleg, so B&W is brilliant. And, "back by popular demand?" Haha. I haven't worked Interbike in three years and I'm STILL tired from that week. Thanks for letting me live it from my couch.
KFuller whyex's article
Nov 30, 2012 at 8:37Nov 30, 2012
Video: White Balance
I was really struck by the use of sound in this edit - the snow shovel on the rocks, the crunch of the tires on snow, the obnoxious squeak of the brakes. Beautiful. Well done.
KFuller brule's article
Sep 21, 2012 at 7:16Sep 21, 2012
Random Products Part Five - Interbike 2012
I'm going to be so sad when these bright colors go out of style. I'm getting to re-live my childhood in all its neon glory!
KFuller mtbstrengthcoach's article
Sep 11, 2012 at 11:12Sep 11, 2012
Shoe, Pedal and Foot Placement Tips for Flat Pedals
Interesting piece. Ever since Dirt Rag (I think it was DR, maybe it was BIKE) Magazine published a piece extolling the virtues of riding flats, I know a few people who switched immediately, which was completely silly. It shouldn't be perceived as a fad. I think when it comes down to it, it's all about personal preference. We can't discount the comfort factor for people still learning. If you're introducing someone to MTB, I would definitely start them on flats and let them decide for themselves later on. I started MTBing on clipless because I came from the road bike world and didn't know any better. It scared me shitless being attached to a bike hurtling down a rock garden. Discovering flats was a Godsend. I am now so much more ambitious, brave and comfortable knowing I can instantly throw a foot down (without snapping an ankle) if attempting a feature or jump doesn't go well. I don't need to be fast. On the rare occasion I race XC, I absolutely use clipless. But my big, burly Yeti has permanent flats. It likes to eat trails. It doesn't need to go fast. :-)
KFuller brule's article
Jun 17, 2012 at 15:26Jun 17, 2012
New Stock in the Pinkbike.com Online Store
Womp. As usual, the shirt for the ladies is -- *yawn* -- the least interesting. What, we don't get cool graphics, too?
KFuller lindsaybeth's article
Jun 5, 2012 at 15:00Jun 5, 2012
Truckee Pump Track Project
whew, yeah. some might consider 40k a bargain for a good bike park. my relatively small and compact home bike park, the golden bike park, was built with about 30k cash and 100k of in-kind donations from a supportive community (a supportive community is worth its weight in gold, as they say). it was also volunteer built and is volunteer maintained. so where did the money go? machines, diesel, tons of tools on hand for the volunteer crew, GOOD dirt (often the stuff on location is crap and/or not enough), irrigation, pro design, fencing, nice signs and more things i can't even think of. i'm glad they spent the money! golden bike park is fantastic. i see everyone there from little tiny kids to old guys in sneakers on 1980s bikes to high school freeriders in full downhill gear, all using the same flow trail. http://303cycling.com/golden-bike-park-opens
KFuller bradwalton's article
May 16, 2012 at 7:28May 16, 2012
"In Good Company" - A film about the importance of mountain biking to a community
This is not going to be a popular comment, but all government land management agencies function under very specific mandates that have to balance resource extraction (stuff we need, whether you like it or not), conservation and recreation. I live in Colorado and Googled the CO DNR and got this for that it does: "Oversees parks, wildlife, water resources, geology, mining, and soil management." Recreation is only a small part of their mandates. It's not all about YOU and what YOU want. Land MANAGEMENT means more than whiny mountain bikers and their illegal trails. We are but a small piece of the pie. However, mountain bikers have been a very effective partner to land agencies when we do band together and go pro. The best thing to do is to help out the Whatcom Trails Co-Op and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. If this incident grows their memberships ten-fold, the land agencies will be forced to pay attention. When mountain bikers go pro, land agencies take notice. Legal access and legal trails are a tough battle. If you're tough enough to ride freeride and downhill stuff, then you shouldn't be shying away from this fight. Is mountain biking worth fighting for? Are these trails worth fighting for? YES. Mountain bikers have had lots of successes recently with land management agencies, but not by putting trails in illegally and getting them ripped out the next week. We have to EARN the respect we are demanding by being an effective partner. Start with the powerful argument made here: Trails = economic benefits for the nearby towns. There's tons of data to back that up.