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 si-paton's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 12:25
Dec 2, 2016
BDS Announce Dates and Venues for 2017
Poor Dunkeld and Glencoe. Left out in the rain again. :)
betsie pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 17, 2016 at 14:49
Nov 17, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Component of the Year Nominees
This is about component of the year and not invention or modification of the year. I would have though Pinkbike could have nominated something that just works.... has been around all year, maybe longer and might be a component that the majority use. The high roller, the mighty angle headset, the odi ruffian grip, the saint chainset. I don't know what the majority ride around the world that just woks, just suggestions.
betsie claudiocaluori's article
Nov 13, 2016 at 6:23
Nov 13, 2016
Velosolutions Opens Two New Pumptracks
The pump track in invermess is awesome. Being right next to the skate park, 2 miles from the mast dh runs and 1.5 miles from the mast dirt jumps makes that area of inverness world leading now. Even has crab apple type jumps up the mast and many enduro trails. The cost for riding it all..... free.. only £3 for 1 hours lights after dark.
betsie mikelevy's article
Nov 11, 2016 at 16:30
Nov 11, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Why Do You Trail Build?
I trail build because I like and enjoy it. Others ride because they like it and enjoy. Hey. .... I am sure others dress in baby clothes because they like and enjoy it. Pinkbike starts theads like this to turn the masses againt each other because I am sure.... they like it and enjoy it... well... good news... I like building.. I like riding... shiz.. I even like the odd gin... let's all just get one and have fun doing whatever floats our boat and ignore the wind up merchant posts on PB. (Unless you rude a fat bike or am e bike... you are just strange. .. lol)
betsie ollyforster's article
Nov 6, 2016 at 15:08
Nov 6, 2016
Getting to Know Kenta Gallagher - World Cup Privateer
Always smiling. . Always cheery... helps that he his also crazy fast and smashes corners. Good luck in 2017 Kenta.
betsie pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 2, 2016 at 14:35
Nov 2, 2016
Updated: Fox Recalls Certain Float X2 Shocks
I would guess that the fox sustainig team reviewed the shock design. Assessed risk, severity, frequency of occurrence etc. If it is a systemic design flaw where the user can put in more spacers than the design allows and there is ambiguity in the packaging and labeling then a recall or field action is a logical decision. I wonder which poor person at fox has the CAPA for this and what level of governance the CAPA gets subjected to (every engineer loves a CAPA... ).
betsie mikekazimer's article
Oct 27, 2016 at 15:01
Oct 27, 2016
You Don't Need to Learn on a Hardtail - Opinion
We have some youngsters up here who came from mx to no hard tail, straight to a full sus. ONE is only national dh champion... I bet it has nothing to do with the hard tail or lack of one he is just bloody fast. You have to live thr 40 something who knows it all... who can't ride a 2ft drop, he has been riding for 20 years though so must know more than that spotty 14 year old who hits the 30ft gaps and 10ft drops with ease....
betsie mikekazimer's article
Oct 25, 2016 at 23:48
Oct 25, 2016
Maxxis Aggressor Tire - Review
@Aaronhuang: would be interesting to compare them to a specialized Eskar, which is another rear tyre that performs well. Reviews are great buy they should compare to similar offerings from other manufacturers.
betsie mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 0:15
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
The limit is only firmware controlled and has been hackedsince the beginning so they are only supplied limited. A little like if you chage your fork. This makes them dangerous. They also go up faster than the intention putting other riders in potential danger. As the go up faster the assumption may be that the rider can come down faster. This creates a further hazard. The assumption is that riders with lesser fitness are riding trails not designed for dh bikes potentialy, putting a less able rider in a potentially dangerous position. They weigh more that a trail bike and have a large mass, and will be ridden by riders without the protective helmet of a Dh rider. This puts the rider in a dangerous position.. the list goes on. They have merits for a very small disadvantaged minority but they have a greater probability of causing harm than a standard mountain bike.
betsie pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 19, 2016 at 8:59
Sep 19, 2016
Bernard Kerr's Winning Run: Red Bull Hardline - Video
Bernards run just about starts to show how hard this track is, it combines a bit of everything in 1 track, with the emphasis being on speed this time an not tricks. Props to all the riders for just getting down the track, and to those who got broken; healing vibes.
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