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Ricter rockinthemiddle's article
Apr 15, 2014 at 2:01
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Video: Preview EWS - Stop 4
Skied here this year, really enjoyed myself. Terrain was a bit flat at times for winter sports, but the lifts and terrain are likely awesome for biking in the summer. The town was fantastic, really friendly people and amazing food. If you visit, try the Le Cloux B&B run by Paula. Perhaps the best host I have ever had, her and her husband will make sure you get as much out of your trip as possible.
Ricter mattwragg's article
Dec 6, 2013 at 1:53
Dec 6, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Olympic Downhill?
How dare you badmouth curlers! Curling is awesome!
Ricter TransRockies-Events's article
Oct 28, 2013 at 9:42
Oct 28, 2013
Singletrack 6 Stage 1 Preview: Kananaskis
BC bike race is about $800 more (hard to give exact number because of all the early bird prices each race offers) but it also includes camping. The Singletrack 6 race is going to cost each racer another roughly $700 for booking their accommodations in each town (I did not include the last day as I don't believe that is included for the BC bike race). If you're looking at costs of the actual race, I think the best deal around is the Transprovance. It's EUR 1500, though there are less than 100 spots available and pretty much all of those will go to pro's or extremely fast amateur riders. Race entry includes food, accommodations and transport. If you're not there to race though, you can go on one of their guided rides for EUR 1400 which includes everything the big event does except the big race environment and timing.
Ricter mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2013 at 4:54
Sep 30, 2013
Ibis Mojo HDR - Review
I have a mojo SL, my solution to the downtube bottle cage was to carry it in my jersey pocket for shorter rides. At least it works in the summer.
Ricter cloverleaf's article
Jul 13, 2013 at 13:55
Jul 13, 2013
Megavalanche - Women's Results and Photos
He must be blood dopping, he was 32nd and not 40th.
Ricter cloverleaf's article
Jul 13, 2013 at 13:53
Jul 13, 2013
Megavalanche - Women's Results and Photos
US Postal in 40th place!? Someone test this David Molony for EPO.
Ricter Calgary-Cycle's article
Jun 17, 2013 at 3:05
Jun 17, 2013
Annual Mega Summer Sale at Calgary Cycle
Since most of the bike is made outside of North America and only put together in the USA, it is not exempt from import duties. I bought an Ibis a few years ago and looked in to this, I believe it is something like 15%, and then on top of that there is going to be GST. Sure prices are higher here, but it is not the stores price gouging. It's taxes and other factors that are creating the difference between the Canadian and US prices. It's upsetting at the time, but when you break your collar bone after going over the bars, you will be happy those extra tax dollars are going in to our health care system.
Ricter BigTimber's article
Mar 26, 2013 at 3:29
Mar 26, 2013
Is Enduro the One?
I think they would refer to it as Marathon. Love the Bow 80 though, only did it once as I moved to the UK in 2011. Miss the local rides, biggest DH trail around here is a 20m drop in to an old lime pit. I think Enduro races are designed to be less of a suffer fest then marathon races like the bow 80 or Trans Rockies. Think Bow80 but with a couple shuttled sections, or only the special timed sections like PF and Special K. I think Western Canada terrain and infrastructural lends itself more to this type of racing while the alps you can stick a chairlift in a race route or start at the top of a high pass with a paved road. Those options simply aren't available on most trials in western canada.
Ricter mtbstrengthcoach's article
Mar 7, 2013 at 9:01
Mar 7, 2013
One Exercise to Rule Them All
This is just my non-scientific thoughts based on my experiences and thinking about applying it to biking, like James. I would recommend 10-12 reps with 3-4 minutes of rest in between sets. You're not always standing up to pedal so you're body will get a chance to rest on the bike. But when you want to go, it's going to be for longer than the 10-20 seconds 2 reps would take. Anybody else have any other thoughts?
Ricter scottsecco's article
Nov 22, 2012 at 7:15
Nov 22, 2012
Breaking News: Enduro World Series Announced
WC XC courses are dam technical and those riders are incredibly gifted. XC athletes have to handle some majorly difficult terrain while very tired on bikes with much less friendly geometry than a gravity bike. I've ridden both WC quality XC and DH courses, both are tough and athletes from both disciplines should be thoroughly respected. As for the Olympics XC course, of course it was terrible. The elevation, gradient and terrain in this part of the world simply isn't very good for biking. I live close to London and it is a long drive to anything challenging. I thought the course was lame and boring but they did the best they could considering they had to build a venue nearby with good access for spectators.
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