cthorpe

dh is my passion, will ride till i die. Founding board member of Mount Shasta Mountain Bike Association (MSMBA).

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cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Feb 28, 2015 at 15:02
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Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care Where a Product is Made?
was more referring to replacement parts. OEM parts meet quality requirements set by the vehicle maker. I've had several active auto mechanics tell me the same thing about replacement parts. primarily replacement seals/gaskets, alternators, water pumps and power steering pumps should be avoided when possible.
cthorpe evocsports's article
Feb 27, 2015 at 12:47
Feb 27, 2015
Fail Of The Month - February
It was a demonstration of how not to ride a boulder....in Boulder, Colorado.
cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Feb 27, 2015 at 12:40
Feb 27, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care Where a Product is Made?
never buy car parts made in Mexico.
cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Feb 5, 2015 at 12:35
Feb 5, 2015
Spotted: Prototype Maxxis Minion Semi-Slick Tire
my season old minion looks just like that.
cthorpe pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 23, 2015 at 7:28
Jan 23, 2015
Pinkbike Award Winner: Product of the Year
you could always go buy a cheap small portable air tank and use ANY pump you want to charge it. But this is quite a nice compact package. wonder how it would do against large volume DH tires.
cthorpe paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2015 at 16:33
Jan 17, 2015
First Look - Hope Technology Cranks
that expanding spline interface is very similar to what Intense used on the the link and pivot bearings of their M9, and those never come loose or creak. Awesome idea for cranks.
cthorpe pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 7:27
Jan 12, 2015
Woman Arrested For Setting Traps On Trail
Or become and evil duo reeking havoc on cyclists across the continent.
cthorpe pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 7, 2015 at 18:14
Jan 7, 2015
Woman Arrested For Setting Traps On Trail
I read a very interesting article some time ago in BIKE Magazine about these situations and the pros and cons of taking matters into your own hands. It covered a specific case that took place somewhere just north of San Francisco. Apparently an individual became known for years of harassment, trap setting, and in some cases physical attacks on passing cyclist. He was known to purposely cause collisions between him and cyclists passing by. Some riders chose to defend themselves at times and got into physical tussles with him. After many years and a specific attack supposedly involving a hand wielded weapon of some sort,a slew of charges were brought against him and a long court battle ensued. In the end he was banned from the area but no further charges were upheld that I recall. I remember his quoted response to the trial made him sound completely insane and undeterred. Its blows my mind at the kinds of vendettas people can develop. Be careful if you ever encounter these type of people.
cthorpe RichardCunningham's photo
Dec 21, 2014 at 13:44
Dec 21, 2014
when is Mark Weir not grinning on a bike!?

cthorpe rachellefrazer's article
Dec 19, 2014 at 12:35
Dec 19, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Far Away Are Your Closest DH Trails?
living literally on the slopes of a dormant volcano, I have about 8 miles of gravity fed trail leading to my doorstep. Its a steep 3-4,000 ft elevation change to the top though, and few here have the lungs or motivation to pedal up to the top on a good decending rig. So some effort is involved via shuttling with buddies. although a street legal dirt bike and moto rack on the car makes for some awesome solo rides with equally fun return trip through the woods.
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