Professional Bike Instructor and Guide/ Ski Instructor and Guide in the winter.
amrskipro laurenjenkins's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 12:28Jan 12, 2017
Snapshot: Examining the UCI's Changes to World Cup DH Racing
There is a difference between "equal" and "equitable" that most people fail to understand. All things considered a decent percentage of prize money, especially in regional and nation series, comes from entry fees. Prize money should reflect this equitably. As is stated in the article generally there are 4-5 times as many male entrants as female entrants and, specific sponsorship requirements not withstanding, prize money distribution should reflect that. If I am one of 160 male entrants and I make the paying podium then I expect my share of the 160 entry fees (less running costs) that represent my category of the sport. Male riders are not racing against the female riders and visa versa. If a sponsor or series want to particularly promote women's or junior racing then it can and should and also clearly communicate this in the way that Giant run specific Liv clinics and activities and Trek run a women's series. People should not make the mistake of thinking that because women's prize money is generally less that they are valued any less it merely represents the proportion that they represent at any event. Especially in downhill which is a race against the clock. Where representation is more equal, both in participation and targetting consumer marketing, prize money has more quickly become equal as well as equitable (World Tour Tennis and Golf for example). Re ranking support series the UCI could perhaps look at lowering the licencing fees required for regional and national series and grade them like they do in road racing. That way if a particular country has a very competitive and strong national series their races generate more points than the equivalent series in a country that realistically has a far weaker and less competitive series. Off the top of my head; UK, France, Australia and New Zealand must currently be ranked quite highly as they appear to consistently produce strong riders at WC level. Other countries do not appear to have the same production rate must by comparison have weaker series. The current European Series appears to generate strong competition and, by result, strong racers, as well.
amrskipro pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 27, 2016 at 15:00Dec 27, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Tire Casings, BB Compatibility, and Body Position
A problem with a lot of cyclists; too much knee bend/ reliance on quads and not enough hip bend engaging glutes and hamstrings. The former leads to problems and the later opens up a whole other level of performance on a bicycle. Happy trails.
amrskipro cpendrel's article
Nov 27, 2016 at 7:28Nov 27, 2016
Dropper or No Dropper in XC Racing - XC Rider's Perspective
@alexander80: Having actually watched the XCO coverage the past two seasons I think we have seen more mechanical DNFs from super weight weenies part failures (seat posts, saddles and even a set of handle bars) than I think we would have seen from a dropper post failure. Remember there are no unsupported riders at WC level in XCO as most riders are part of their countries Olympic training program so at worst have some level of national support. With a team mechanic even a Reverb has a half decent chance of lasting for 5-7 laps ;-)
Nov 26, 2016 at 7:33Nov 26, 2016
Continental Der Baron 2.4 Projekt Tire - Review
@erikkellison: My Der Baron Projekts leaked (like it was the water part of the sealant) with TruckerCo Cream and Stans but they have been near perfect when I switched to Conti's sealant. Interesting?
Nov 26, 2016 at 7:32Nov 26, 2016
Continental Der Baron 2.4 Projekt Tire - Review
@erikkellison: Better than WTB High Grip for grip and rolling. WTB's were good just not as good. Everyone else who has TK stories, these are not TKs. I am certain that there has been a bad batch (or two) in the last year as almost eeryone has warped or torn the bead on a TK. One set of Der Baron Projekts (very different to the old Baron/ Rubber Queen) for four weeks training and the Trans-Provence. No punctures, no warping and enough rear tread left to ride for another couple of weeks when I got home (just). Best tyre ever (although I have not tried the new Michelins).
amrskipro Paraferee's article
Oct 18, 2016 at 18:45Oct 18, 2016
Riding a Nearly Untouched Ridge on Two Wheels: A Story of a Lifelong Bike Adventure
@BryceBorlick: And hammocks are cold if used in a cold environment.
amrskipro ContinentalMTB's article
Oct 5, 2016 at 10:45Oct 5, 2016
Der Baron Projekt with Richie Schley - Video
@ermoldaker: 1500 km of trail riding in nine weeks including the 2016 Mavic Trans-Provence. No punctures, great grip, excellent roll (not as fast as the Trail King but better sidewalls and much more grip) and great wear. I wrote about them here: http://bikeandskiblog.com/wp/2016/07/28/continental-der-baron-projekt-27-5-x-2-4-protection-tyre-review/
amrskipro TransCascadia's article
Oct 5, 2016 at 9:59Oct 5, 2016
Trans-Cascadia Dream Bike Contest Winner Announced
Very cool. A bike with almost everything that one would choose have if chosen as individual components anyway!! Happy trails.
Sep 30, 2016 at 8:18Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@Bikethrasher: Except this trail issue to particular to the US and Pinkbike covers mountain biking world wide. Stop assuming that your trail access issues are similar or the same as those in the rest of the world. The vast majority of trails in Europe have been there for hundreds of years before bicycles were invented and it makes no difference whether the bike is a mountain bike or a pedal assist e-bike. The same shared trail user etiquette applies.
Sep 11, 2016 at 18:16Sep 11, 2016
Kali Avatar II Helmet, used but in good condition with spare set of cheek pads and visor. XL. Good light strong helmet. Stored in cool, dark cupboard when not being used and no longer needed as not really riding DH very often and I have TLD D3 for when I do so. All the tech bumpf here: https://kaliprotectives.com/helmets/full-face/avatar-II No time wasters please.