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davetrump briceshirbach's article
Jul 28, 2014 at 22:23
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The Garneau Triple Crown Enduro Series is Coming!
Definitely wins the award for most obnoxious press release. Lots of LOL at some of the claims being made in there.... Premier, biggest, best, epic? Doubtful. At least ESC knows how to have fun and not take themselves so seriously.
davetrump mattwragg's article
Jul 27, 2014 at 12:12
Jul 27, 2014
Turquoise Domination - Enduro World Series, Round 5 - Winter Park
Home field advantage in ball/field sports refers to the fact that that team and players regardless of where they live in the offseason, practice for months and train extensively at their teams home stadium. They have a feel for their field of play better than anyone else. Seeing as MTB isn't played in stadiums and riders train where they live in the off season or when traveling it really has no correlation whatsoever
davetrump mattwragg's article
Jul 26, 2014 at 23:51
Jul 26, 2014
Turquoise Domination - Enduro World Series, Round 5 - Winter Park
So bike from a local company is all it takes for a home field advantage? That makes no sense at all. Jared is from Australia, Richie is from Connecticut (and has never been to Winter Park before), Rosara is from New Zealand so not sure how your argument holds water in any way. Lots of riders have been here before, and many if the EWS riders arrived a week in advance to ride the mountain so I'd say the playing field is more than level for everyone ;-)
davetrump davetrump's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 7:47
Jul 15, 2014
2014 World Cup DH: Mid-Term Review
There is meantion of Sam Dale, and a photo.
davetrump davetrump's article
Jul 8, 2014 at 15:04
Jul 8, 2014
A Peek Into Privateer Life On the World Cup DH Circuit
Track walk and practice schedules are published for each and every World Cup. I can only assume you guys went somewhere that was closed, and close to everyone. If you say top 80 were walking and your crew was kicke off I'm straight calling bullshit. I've attended as a racer or photographer dozens of WC races all over the world and there has never been a case of privateers getting kicked out of anything for simply being privateers. Follow the rules like everyone else, and don't blame the organizers saying they are just money grubbing and dishonest.
davetrump davetrump's article
Jul 8, 2014 at 14:01
Jul 8, 2014
A Peek Into Privateer Life On the World Cup DH Circuit
@DirtyDee riders in the top 80 get preferential practice. The sessions last longer and there is an additional session on the first day that includes timed training. for riders outside the top 80 practice is limited. Just a few hours the first day, and a few hours the second day right before qualifying runs. The above comments eluded to there being some UCI ulterior motive to keep the little guy down, and that simply is not the case. The World Cup is for the best riders in the world. It always has been, always will be, and honestly that is a good thing. washing gear, buying food, laundry, all happen outside of practice so it doesn't cut into the time. However mechanicals certainly do though, and factory supported or not if you are outside the top 80 and need to fix your bike it cuts deep into already short practice time.
davetrump davetrump's article
Jul 8, 2014 at 13:53
Jul 8, 2014
A Peek Into Privateer Life On the World Cup DH Circuit
@EeBzy there are two sides to every story. You called out Fort William so I'll address that one first off. That venue is small, very very small, and can barely hold the trade team trucks as it is. There is no parking for spectators on site, or media for that matter as there is simply not any extra room. The team trucks pay big money, yes, but that is to be expected at the highest level of any sport. Let's be honest, the World Cup is about the best of the best, and if you want to be catered to despite running plate #150 it's not going to happen here and you are better off at a local event. Thousands, yes thousands of people are bused into Fort William from a mile away so that's how it is. I mentioned in this article that being a privateer is about rolling with the punches and for that particular event the logistics of running such a heavily attended event in a remote area means no on site camping. So you adapt, and get accommodation down the road and car pool... it is what it is. Leogang, MSA, and a few other have HUGE overflow parking areas so there is actual space to set up on site. Sometimes it is free and sometimes you have to pay, but it is still cheaper than hotels and guest houses.
davetrump davetrump's article
Jul 8, 2014 at 10:58
Jul 8, 2014
A Peek Into Privateer Life On the World Cup DH Circuit
@Chezotron, I've definitely done my share if caravan life. Luckily for the World Cups I live/travel/work out of the truck in the first photo so it's not too bad at all.
davetrump davetrump's article
Jul 8, 2014 at 7:00
Jul 8, 2014
A Peek Into Privateer Life On the World Cup DH Circuit
There are a huge number of privateers in the top 80 and there is no discrimination against riders based in their level of sponsorship in regards to practice time.
davetrump davetrump's photo
Jun 29, 2014 at 20:24
Jun 29, 2014
How about no. It's a World Cup race during practice, not a photoshoot. Perhaps those of us who do this week in and week out for a living like a bit of a challenge now and again, and are no afraid of a bit of blur. The photo is as it was intended to be. No screw up or accident. Thanks for the tip on flashes and remotes. If I wanted my shots to look like your shots them maybe I would have taken them out of my bag. But if you want to play amateur photo critic, send over your portfolio an is be glad to give you my professional opinion.

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