betsie

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betsie mikelevy's article
May 21, 2015 at 4:29
1 days
Opinion - Thinkers, Tinkerers, and Inventors
My bike is out of date, but the trails are still the same as when my bike was in date. Cool.... I will go ride my out of date bike and ignore marketing hype around the next big thing. I wonder how many people still race or ride bike part with a 26 Maxxis Minion DHF SuperTacky... the same tyre as was developed many many years ago. The tyre... the contact point with the ground... If it is still a great tyre compared to the competition then its still great no matter what new kid comes along.
betsie brenthillier's article
May 18, 2015 at 2:33
May 18, 2015
Trailforks Trail of the Month: Santa Cruz Flow Trail
I love the argument around flow trails are dull, I want tech. We have it all the time. One persons tech is another persons flow (depending on how you ride and what level you are at). The thing with tech is where does it stop? I built a flowy dh track (very much like the Dh trail down from the containers at SC uni), a mid level, a tech and this weekend started on a very tech dh track. The flow dh track is the one that sees the most traffic, the mid level one sees less traffic and the tech very little traffic as it is scary for most and hard to carry speed into the 2 drops. The very tech that is just being built is pretty much an experiment.... time will tell how much has to be dulled down on a couple of features. I am the local trail inspector (qualified) for my woodland trails (man made flow trails), I would never expect to see my Dh tracks adopted, especially the gnarly ones. I also help to set the Scottish Downhill Association race tracks, and riders want flowy race tracks with a couple of technical sections to make them think, some elite lines where the advantage is with the rider who can hit certain lines in a certain way. Keep building official flow trails, there are what people want to ride. The joy of this sport is that we are not all the same and do not want the same thing. If a flow trail is boring, fit faster tyres, or pedal more until you get loose ;)
betsie brenthillier's article
May 15, 2015 at 7:09
May 15, 2015
Trailforks Trail of the Month: Santa Cruz Flow Trail
I rode SantaCruz a few months back, pretty much all of the trails are smooth (well by trail standards in North Scotland), they are all simple also, by the new grading system they would be Blue trails with the occasional red trail. I love Black to Canadian double blacks, but I have to say that the trails in SC are super fun to ride, they do require a fair amount of pedaling but they do make a very good use of the hill side. It is a shame that we do not have the weather to have trails like this up here, if we could have one of the trail building guys up here develop trails like in UCSC, Monterey etc. that would be great. Glenlivet is the closest to Santacruz trails that we have up north and it attracts a good number of visitors for a Northern trail center. I nearly turned up for a volunteer day when I was over, but headed to Napa instead and rode the upper trail there (with the push up) with some local Clunkers, which was such a great laugh. Getting to ride with real Clunkers is a once in a lifetime for me. Keep up the good work SC guys.
betsie scottsecco's article
May 14, 2015 at 5:27
May 14, 2015
BUILDER: Darren Berrecloth
Legend. In the UK the Athertons built "Hardline", to the Claw I bet this was just another build with a couple of jumps and a drop on it.... and he is onto the next one.
betsie HutchJR's video
May 11, 2015 at 23:41
May 11, 2015
video
More pinned than the school notice board.

betsie waazaa's article
May 10, 2015 at 1:35
May 10, 2015
Video: Super D Racing in Chile
Enduro is just xc for lazy people. This was dh by the looks of it for men. :)
betsie Biker661's video
May 5, 2015 at 23:29
May 5, 2015
video
Who was the guy walking the dog?

betsie FiveStageMedia's video
Apr 30, 2015 at 11:00
Apr 30, 2015
video
Sweet edit. Pinned.

betsie mikekazimer's article
Apr 19, 2015 at 11:05
Apr 19, 2015
9Point8 Fall Line Dropper Post - Sea Otter 2015
My bike fits me and rides well. I only droo my reverb 100 mm most of the time. I am only 6ft1 though.
betsie mikelevy's article
Apr 16, 2015 at 23:34
Apr 16, 2015
Vittoria's New Big Rubber - Sea Otter 2015
I think the morsa looks like a nice tyre. Would love to take one in the woods for a thrash.
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