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bderricks andrewyoung's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 16:44
Jul 25, 2014
Video: Thrashing Mt. CODA
When I read "mountain" and "Calgary", I clicked expecting to laugh. Instead I got Misfits, hucks through bushes, and tons of style. Internet, you win this round...
bderricks davetrump's article
Jul 16, 2014 at 6:33
Jul 16, 2014
2014 World Cup DH: Mid-Term Review
The reason Danny Hart's run was so great, and appealed to people outside the mountain bike community, was because it showed an obvious skill gap. Being world champs, you had a large group of amateurs in the field that could do little more than slide down the track on their ass, and a lot of top pros that didn't do much better. When Danny came down blasting through like it was dry, everyone, including Rob Warner couldn't help but be amazed, because all the other riders had already proved how difficult it was to even make it down the track.. It kind of proves my point. Everyone who watched the coverage knew who the fastest man down that mountain was. Now jump to a track like Leogang, or Wyndam, or Pietermaritzburg, and basically every run looks the exact same. Yes, regular people could respect and enjoy watching the world champs at Champery, probably the most exciting race I've ever seen, with the most impressive winning run I've ever seen. That's a far cry from wanting to watch a whole season of racing on mediocre tracks.
bderricks davetrump's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 19:10
Jul 15, 2014
2014 World Cup DH: Mid-Term Review
It's not about how elite the athletes are. It's about how many regular, working, viewing folk care enough to watch. In the case of downhill that rounds down to about 0% of the population. Marketing is more important than coverage quality. That's how ridiculous shows like American Ninja Warrior survive...
bderricks davetrump's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 10:27
Jul 15, 2014
2014 World Cup DH: Mid-Term Review
It will never be mainstream, because to anyone that doesn't ride, a 60th place run looks identical to a winning run (outside of the extra excitement in the commentators voice). Nascar is boring but at least it's racing, with an obvious winner or loser. To a normal person, watching downhill is like me watching Olympic diving; I don't know what they're doing, I don't know how hard it is to do it, and the numbers on the tv screen are the only reason I know who is best. It's a niche sport. No amount of cameras will change that.
bderricks pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 6, 2014 at 8:25
Jul 6, 2014
Results: Polygon Air DH iXS European DH Cup
Brad Jay has ruined Crankworx live coverage for as long as I can remember (which might only be 2 or 3 years). It's basically a sideshow of the event now. At Whistler he said "off the GLC rubber-side down" for probably 75% of the field. It's almost impossible to watch with sound
bderricks ambatt's article
Jun 21, 2014 at 8:16
Jun 21, 2014
Bitches Brew - Is Mountain Biking the Pinnacle of Human Athletic Performance?
...and mountain biking falls somewhere on the list in the big gap below supercross, and above volleyball
bderricks andrewyoung's article
Jun 20, 2014 at 6:07
Jun 20, 2014
Video: Mount 7 Enduro
Jokes are hard.
bderricks BlackCrowe's article
Jun 16, 2014 at 20:24
Jun 16, 2014
Kicking Horse Bike Park - Trail Crew Update 1 - 2014
:( Surfing through the moon dust after the rock drop was my favorite part of the entire hill
bderricks kirkyboost's video
Jun 7, 2014 at 10:36
Jun 7, 2014
That's exactly how I felt the first time I rolled up to that wood roller!!! (it was pissing rain that day too). Thank Jesus for chicken wire.

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