betsie

I love to ride my bike,
Anything from XC (well trail riding) to DH.
I race DH for fun.

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betsie A-Cycling-Matt's article
May 26, 2016 at 10:50
3 days
Getting Wild in Wales - 2016 British Marathon Championships
80km. Now that's a real Endurance race. Shame its so far away.
betsie mattwragg's article
May 25, 2016 at 10:23
May 25, 2016
Vitus Sommet Carbon - First Look
@g-42: a new standard of a fork.... I rode last saturday with some very competent riders. On my old mk2 Nomad, with a push link, a -2 degree headset and a set of older totems... I even had those very old design tyres on... the 60a minion. Somehow this antiquated machine cleaned more of the climbs, rode the descents the quickest! On Sunday it cleaned more of the climbs, rode considerably more of the flat technical stuff in the mountains and managed an "impossible" descent... whilst the brand new, high end 160mm bike with custom valved fork on it was pushed... that new bike was just too long, too slack, bars too wide, wrong leverage curve etc for the mountains. Oh... and the new tyres just didn't have the correct tread pattern. Now.... the mountains have not changed in the last few years, and that nomad could ride them a few years ago with its old kit. (Not minions back then, just happened to have them on, would rather have had high rollers on), I was glad that because someone had changed the must have wheel size, tyres, geometry etc that the nomad didn't notice, as it was playing on my mind for ages leading up to these rides. So please.... nobody tell my nomad that she is obsolete and no longer capable of what she used to do regularly, coz once she finds out I fear that she won't be able to ride these mountain trails anymore, and I will have to replace her with a slacker, longer, bigger wheeled bike which will be upsetting as she has been fine so far..... Dear Nomad... I still love you in the mountains. You are still pants compared to a trail bike in the local woods though. Xxx Lots of Love Mountain biker who can see the wood for the trees.
betsie SCOTT-Sports's article
May 25, 2016 at 0:09
May 25, 2016
Chasing Trail: Neko Mulally - Video
Great video. I hoped that all the climb clips would show the bike going up the technical bit he was approaching... but they all stopped before the tech bit. If considering a bike like this. The technical climb bit is what I wanted to see. Sticking a top dh rider on any bike with a high end fork and read shock, his fav cockpit and some good tyres then pointing him down... he could make it look good.
betsie mattwragg's article
May 24, 2016 at 23:54
May 24, 2016
Vitus Sommet Carbon - First Look
@b26-4-Life: linkage design. ..... PB take some well composed photos and write some random stuf. In this article, contradiction beteen the review and the summary. Linkage design shown real numbers and engineering thought with a nice page to explain what the numbers mean... I think more and more people know what they like or want these days and LD is getting more use.
betsie vittoria's article
May 20, 2016 at 23:20
May 20, 2016
How To Corner With Anneke Beerten and Rachel Throop - Video
Prole... people... auto correct... grrr
betsie vittoria's article
May 20, 2016 at 23:20
May 20, 2016
How To Corner With Anneke Beerten and Rachel Throop - Video
They forgot to mention foot position, belly button, not steering and shoulders. Maybe elbows but some prole are different there. They did meniton not braking a good few times though.
betsie whitetux's video
May 19, 2016 at 3:48
May 19, 2016
video
That looks so good.

betsie devinci's article
May 11, 2016 at 14:31
May 11, 2016
Tragic News - Stevie Smith Passes Away
Ride In Peace Stevie. Too many have passed in 2016. Lost my best riding buddy this year also. Stevie... I hope you come across K-Dawg in heaven, he is a great young lad, loved to build and ride just like you. From our chat in whistler a few years back, you 2 will have a great time building and riding together in heaven.
betsie mikekazimer's article
May 11, 2016 at 14:25
May 11, 2016
e*thirteen TRS Race Tire - Review
@pigman65: My dentist lives 2 doors away. He doesn't have any bikes though. :) I have 1 or 2 bikes. 25 is just so cheap now.
betsie mikekazimer's article
May 10, 2016 at 0:07
May 10, 2016
e*thirteen TRS Race Tire - Review
I feel your pain. All my mountain bikes are 26.
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