Pikasam pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 28, 2014 at 12:20Oct 28, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Mounting a Guide, Enduro Bike Capabilities, Trail Etiquette
Agreed. Plus, I'd think someone railing it downhill is going to have a much harder time stopping safely than someone making 5 km/h uphill, so the uphiller should be the one to pull aside. Personally, if someone's coming down the trail at mach schnell, I'm just getting the hell out of their way.
Oct 24, 2014 at 8:07Oct 24, 2014
Spank Oozy Trail Flat Pedal - Review
I've run Xpedos on my trail bike for three seasons, super happy with them ... and especially for $70.
Posted in "Operator 2014 with single crown ?"
Oct 23, 2014 at 13:05Oct 23, 2014
Pikasam mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2014 at 9:56Oct 16, 2014
Opinion: Mountain Bike Movies - Are You Still Stoked?
Great article Mike, and right on. I'm the same with ski movies too - I can only take so many shots of steep faces in Alaska and urban rail jams before it all starts to look the same to me. I can't say that any mountain bike movie since "Follow Me" has really floated my boat. There's the odd segment that I'll think is really cool, but generally, it all just leaves me squirming in my seat. Whereas WC downhill, I'll watch live feed all morning ... I'm really liking some of the diary based vids I see on PB a lot more - Projeckt Roam being a fave.
Oct 3, 2014 at 7:00Oct 3, 2014
Opinion: Do You Suffer From Bike Envy?
Ha ha ha, PLC. I did the same sort of numbers on what it cost me to snowboard a 23 day season a couple of years back. Yes, I bought a new board and new boots that season, but it worked out at $238 a day. So I consider mountain biking cheap in comparison! I love looking at expensive bikes, but with age comes realism, I'm not a good enough or frequent rider to justify having a $6000 or more bike in my garage (unless it has an engine). But it doesn't mean that I don't go out and have a smashing time on my low spec alu bikes most weekends in the summer.
Pikasam dbaker's article
Oct 2, 2014 at 7:32Oct 2, 2014
Endless Biking: Where Have All the Ladies Gone?
I don't think the problem is the number of women riding. All summer, when I've been in the lift lines at the bike parks, probably close to 50% of the line has been women. So why don't they race? A lot of them fear getting injured, for sure. The biggest issue I come across talking to other girls is that they don't want to get hurt. The second biggest one is that they think they're not good enough, even though some of these girls are actually pretty skilled. Personally, my biggest fear is signing up for a race and finding I'm in way over my head when I get on course, and making an idiot of myself. I think Darlene's quote summed it up perfectly. "... it was clear that none of the first-time racers would have volunteered to race on their own, and that having a support network to train with and also race with was important in encouraging the girls to race." I'm someone who would actually race. Our local mountain here used to hold toonie races in the summer (they haven't held any since last year) and I would absolutely do those if they came back. If I lived in Whistler I would race Phat Wednesdays every chance I got. And if I had a crew I could hook up with every couple of weeks, or once a month, for coaching and racing, girls or guys, I'd sign up tomorrow. But I don't know if something like that even exists in Alberta. Maybe I should look harder at finding out. Racing isn't for everyone, for sure, but I think there's more girls out there that might be talked into it than you think. I suspect some formal coaching might be a big part of that - the success of Dirt Series is a great indicator that if women feel that they can learn in a supportive environment, at their own pace, and with the pressure off, they'll step up in a big way.
Posted in "Moose Mountain Thread"
Sep 24, 2014 at 19:29Sep 24, 2014
Pikasam leelau's article
Sep 22, 2014 at 8:47Sep 22, 2014
Revelstoke's Martha Creek and MacPherson Trails Networks - Part 2
Revy was somewhere I used to blow past on the way to somewhere else. Not any more. Super cool little town, and awesome riding.
Sep 19, 2014 at 10:40Sep 19, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Service Your Suspension Fork?
I'd heard that's a good thing to do for a few minutes before you ride, but not for storage. I'll have to remember that.
Pikasam rachellefrazer's article
Sep 11, 2014 at 13:16Sep 11, 2014
Hey Ladies! Interbike 2014
... or baby blue, or frigging white. Who designs anything for a mountain bike in white? Those Dakine Mode shorts look the biz - they fit great, and that mustard is a sensible colour without being same old same old. I'll be looking for those next season.