old bald and very slow on the d/h.
boats si-paton's article
Jan 2, 2016 at 3:59Jan 2, 2016
2016 British Downhill Series Entries Now Open
£95 may sound a lot , but the time and effort that is put in to run the B.D.S. does not come cheap and easy, also with a lot of the safety aspects for riders, Teams and spectators being put in place by the sports governing bodies and HSE , it takes a lot longer to set up. It would be great if The BDS team could just turn up on the Friday morning throw some basic taping up, a few basic loos , let people park and camp where ever they want (organized chaos )and then go home Sunday evening. Then you may get an £80 weekend, but there is a crew sometimes working for 4-5 days before the event and still there gone midnight on the Sunday, clearing rubbish left by spectators and Teams,as to make sure that the venue owners will allow them to return (more time more money) . Uplifts can be an issue when you have 300 plus riders at a meeting, most of you have the answer, but again it costs. As for rude staff I can not talk for everyone . The most of the Staff on the BDS do their job for the love of the sport, they want to see it progress in safe ,controlled, challenging and fun environment , they may get as frustrated as you at times, but some times they have to be blunt and straight to the point regarding rules and regulations, if they have doubts and issues , then that is where the BC Commissar comes in to help out. I think we are to quick to slate events and organisers at any level , we all should encourage and help out where we can , whether it be trail, track building, marshalling, anything that helps put on a good event and at any level of the sport , small local race's up to the top flight. Anyway ride more stay safe and have fun
Sep 22, 2015 at 10:18Sep 22, 2015
Results: British Downhill Series - Antur Stiniog
" Great moment in time" to right. I was there with you all by the bridge and new trees. This moment in time will possibly be the best memory I will have from my years involved with riding, spectating and helping out on the DH . I have seen friends win world championships in Boxing, Rallying and Down Hill mtb , the atmosphere created at this moment we are talking about was brilliant , way up there. Thanks to all involved no matter how small your roll was , well done .
Sep 14, 2015 at 10:42Sep 14, 2015
Results: Red Bull Hardline
as far as I know, no one attempted to do it. Dan Atherton and Gazzy B (Gareth Brewen ) who played a big part of building and sculpting the jumps where keen on having a go weather permitting but there early departure put and end to it.
Sep 13, 2015 at 11:28Sep 13, 2015
Results: Red Bull Hardline
just got back from Hard-line,.totally crazy. You do not get the magnitude of the jumps from the gopro footage you see. To stand under the jumps, then see the height and distance these brave or slightly loopy riders are hitting is immense . Granted that Rampage is one hell of an event, but when you look at the terrain , with all the trees, stumps, monster rocks and some big steep drops , if you go off line and crash at Hard-line you boll...ks. You don't just tumble down a sandy cliff. As I understand it over 30 riders where invited but only 15 came to play, with some going to a big hitters wedding. and a few put of by the sheer relentless brutal coarse, not one area for a breather. May be next year the big names may come to see who can put the name as the first the to clear the step up from hell. Well done and fair play to all the riders who attacked it, even the fallen heroes
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Aug 23, 2015 at 13:41Aug 23, 2015
Aug 23, 2015 at 13:10Aug 23, 2015
2010- 11 Boxer team springs 445mm,30mm one yellow , one red . brand new £25 the pair
Aug 23, 2015 at 13:03Aug 23, 2015
brand new 2010 Boxxer Team top crown 40mm riser in white .direct mount type. never fitted.
Aug 23, 2015 at 12:50Aug 23, 2015
Marzocchi 888 bomber RC2's 2009 , black ( the good ones) . in very good condition, Unused since full service and new springs by J-TEC . set up for 12st plus , but come with softer springs. 222mm steer tube length .We have owned the bombers from new, bought from Dave Melors , Shrewsbury. (sorry but I cant do photos)
boats mikekazimer's article
Apr 4, 2015 at 2:33Apr 4, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Mountain Biking Injuries
started riding dh in my 40's, never done any xc or mx before, shit when I started and still shit at it, many big ground and pound moments resulting in, full dislocation of right shoulder( now has staples and shaped socket to keep in place) , cracked a/c/ joint, other side. Torn c/l in knee torn cartilage in other knee. Stress fracture of neck with disc prolapse (don't know how I did it). bad internal bruised sacrum and coxis ( could not walk tidy for months).Loads of flesh wounds and I ride with full body armour. Body's full of arthritis and worn out bits. Started riding XC now , but still have the odd spin DH . Better to have lived a fun filled life with some constant aches and pains ,than wish you'd had a go , when its to late. But on saying that try and keep it safe as possible. Wear some armour," its better to ride sweating than lay bleeding". a second slower to me is better than a 6 weeks out of action. Remember keep fit , not just bike fit, but plenty of core , hip , shoulder and neck conditioning will lessen the chance of injury and help the recovery of injury. If someone told me , at 49 you will be struggling with pains and lack of sleep, the only thing I'd have changed is my job and not my life (hobby). eat well , laugh loads, f.. the haters and RIDE as much as you can fit in
Dec 5, 2014 at 10:10Dec 5, 2014
FINISHED: Ask Me Anything: Dan Atherton - Escape. Create.
if you didn't have mtb's what would you have got into. (not mx) Would you like to come for a ride in the passenger seat of a very quick sierra rally car on a auto test near Ludlow 28th December. Going for a win on it. Ask Jason (fester ) Davis, if it will be a fun ride.