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andytheaussie OneRockyMountainRacing's article
Dec 21, 2014 at 17:59
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Video: Victorian DH Series - Round 1
Great to see the young guys getting backing and support to develop their skills.
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andytheaussie karnige182's article
Dec 14, 2014 at 22:41
Dec 14, 2014
Australian National Downhill Series: Round 1 - You Yangs
Yippee-Ki_YayMF makes a valid point. The combination of DH and XC at one event does make for compromise. Protour, I have no issue with Si voicing a view that DH races should be run on DH bikes - it's a view I think would be supported by most PB users, myself included. But the sub text of Si's post (and Si, I'd love you to comment and set me straight) was that there must be a real problem with race organisers here because it's something he as a race organiser would never allow to happen. And I'm sorry, but I believe better to refrain from such sweeping commentary when you're on the other side of the world without all the information at hand. I'm not having a go at Si personally, I'm simply saying that it would be fair to acknowledge that - regardless of his views - his comment doesn't seem to be particularly supportive the race organising fraternity to which he belongs and appears to serve to position himself above the work being done by others within that fraternity.
andytheaussie karnige182's article
Dec 14, 2014 at 18:40
Dec 14, 2014
Australian National Downhill Series: Round 1 - You Yangs
Northernwig, I'm not suggesting I'm happy with a DH series being raced on Enduro bikes. I can tell you that the remaining Victorian State rounds will all be raced on and won on DH rigs on proper DH tracks. And with the UK scene surviving on volunteers building tracks (like here) it seems an oversimplification from bat-dastard to simply suggest tracks are built then closed for individual events. The truth is we have many race worthy tracks in Victoria but each of them falls under the jurisdiction of a particular MTB club. If clubs are unable or even unwilling to host events at these venues, then alternatives need to be found - as is the case here. I imagine Si has dealt with many of these same issues as an organiser in the UK and would therefore understand that, at times, organisers are trying to make lemonade out of lemons. Typically Si urges restraint on these types of issues. Regardless of what your preference is for the style of tracks being raced (and believe me, everyone here would rather be racing real DH bikes on real DH tracks), I'd like to see people with Si's influence across the boards pushing the more positive view - particularly given his perspective is based on experience.
andytheaussie karnige182's article
Dec 14, 2014 at 15:39
Dec 14, 2014
Australian National Downhill Series: Round 1 - You Yangs
Really bat-fastard? So be it? Who's going to build the tracks and then tear them down? These series are run by volunteers who work day jobs and pull together venues, sponsorship, transport, timing, insurance in their spare time. Should we add trail build into the mix of things they need to do?
andytheaussie karnige182's article
Dec 14, 2014 at 12:18
Dec 14, 2014
Australian National Downhill Series: Round 1 - You Yangs
Si I'm disappointed to read that from you. You've always struck me as being a rational voice across the PB boards, encouraging people not to jump to conclusions and also understanding the challenges that race organizers face. As you well know, there are a hell of a lot of challenges faced by race organizers including securing venues to run a series. With the challenges posed by more riders choosing to compete in Gravity Enduro racing here, our state DH series (and this race was a combined national round and state round) is undergoing some change and rebuilding. Against these - and other challenges - organizers have pulled together a solid and very well run series. Don't be one to join the nay sayers Si, it doesn't suit you mate.
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andytheaussie the-coastal-crew's article
Dec 3, 2014 at 18:39
Dec 3, 2014
Video: Fall Time Living at Coast Gravity Park
Never noticed it before but Dylan's riding reminds me so much of Nathan Rennie. Position on the bike, power etc...
andytheaussie BamHill's article
Dec 2, 2014 at 20:25
Dec 2, 2014
Video: Off Season
Sam Hill's kid is already making edits?
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