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

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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.
cthorpe stevelloyd's article
Dec 17, 2014 at 12:09
Dec 17, 2014
Video: Girl's Lunch Date
Excellent video all around. good work. Keep racing and riding! Productions like this is what will bring more female riders into the gravity side of riding.
cthorpe austinmtb's video
Dec 12, 2014 at 17:28
Dec 12, 2014
from Whistler to Virgin, Ut. Quite a season! So whats your take on the DVO after some time on it? I've heard they require frequent oil changes to keep the sensitive valving happy. have you noticed this?

cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 17:19
Dec 12, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Plagued By Flat Tires?
Ive been running tubeless for probably 5 years now and love it. However not all tires handle it the same. For most of those years I ran Kenda nevegals, even though they say not to. They work fantastically long as its a wire bead tire. I have been running maxxis the last two years and am having more trouble. Even though I run the soft compounds for both brands, theres something about the Maxxis tire that allows the sidewalls to seep and I lose the sealant faster. I also have far more burping with the Maxxis even though im running a higher pressure. all in all the maxxis grips better where i live but damn its getting ridiculous. removing tire, cleaning bead and rim, and adding more sealant every month seems ridiculous when i was able to go a full season on kendas without touching them. PS. aside from burping a tire, losing pressure, and limping home. I havent had a true blowout or flat in at least 4 years. And I ride on a volcano with sharp volcanic rock...
cthorpe MingMtnMedia's video
Dec 9, 2014 at 18:25
Dec 9, 2014
So far you got the only negative comment here. So im gonna go ahead and assume your attitude is the reason you dont have any support. Gotta have more than just tallent in this growing sport. You need to be an approachable and good representative for the companies that support you.

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