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eriksaun urteam's article
Sep 21, 2014 at 10:12
2 days
Video: Ten Rider Downhill Race - Pinnacle Champs Helmet Cam
this is going to be about head-to-head racing. Shoot it from overhead, and dial out the courses with color coded zones, run-outs, and safety barrier and you will have a sweet DH version of Moto GP. this will be cool...
eriksaun thomasfuelex's article
Sep 16, 2014 at 9:45
Sep 16, 2014
Video: Think You Can Wheelie?
outlaw bikers dont give a shit... thats why they are outlaws... now you know how hikers feel.
eriksaun calienduro's article
Sep 14, 2014 at 16:36
Sep 14, 2014
Video: California Enduro Series - Round 3 Northstar Livewire Classic Enduro Recap
Thanks for feedback. Next year will use under the lift. It just didn't fit easily into the stages, but with 4 or 5 stages next year it will. Half the beginner field went home after riding that section in stage 1 last year, but it will be included and we also may include the PRO GRT DH rock garden since beigners won't ride past stage 3 next year.
eriksaun calienduro's article
Sep 13, 2014 at 14:52
Sep 13, 2014
Video: California Enduro Series - Round 3 Northstar Livewire Classic Enduro Recap
Did you ride china peak? Curious as to your thought on those stages.
eriksaun calienduro's article
Sep 12, 2014 at 22:38
Sep 12, 2014
Video: California Enduro Series - Round 3 Northstar Livewire Classic Enduro Recap
I think a key thing to keep in mind is that we want to see locals putting on races of their own. If you have an idea of what courses should be we want to provide financial support for your club to create the race. This is how it works in the CES. We want the riders to get involved and create their own community and not wait for a central group to make events. So rather than sit out because you didn't like Peavine I encourage you to get involved and create the events that you want to ride in. We will be right there to offer material support.
eriksaun calienduro's article
Sep 5, 2014 at 9:04
Sep 5, 2014
Video: California Enduro Series - Round 3 Northstar Livewire Classic Enduro Recap
thanks for your criticism... we always want to have that in order to help make our series better and we also are compiling it to take it back to our individual event directors to help them improve for next year. In general, we like the idea of limiting lift access as a mode of transport during the event... but in some instances it can help open up more terrain, so we will see what happens on a race-to-race basis... it seems like a lot of events are moving to pedal power over lifts, partly because events not held at ski hills dont have lifts, and partly because adding in longer pedal liaisons in combination with more physical courses tends to reward fit athletes with more endurance over athletes only possessing skill. In the CES events i would say we are seeing a bit of a push/pull between these two kinds of athletes when it comes to customer satisfaction. my feeling is that at the regional level the athlete who is more fit will start to develop and predominate the registration roles. i think this follows what we see in the EWS. I cant speak for every race in the series, but expect to see the event in China Peak follow this path. lots of saddle time, lots of race time with stages requiring an equal mix of endurance and fitness in the timed stages with technical skill... like our thrid stage this year.
eriksaun pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 4, 2014 at 20:06
Sep 4, 2014
Video: Putting the Pedals Down With Aaron Gwin
Both front and rear bindings move on this HT pedal. SPD only rear moves. Time only front moves. CB both move and they rotate around the axle as well. More than one way to skin a cat.
eriksaun RichardCunningham's article
Aug 8, 2014 at 3:59
Aug 8, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Fatbike Racing is Inevitable
Rally format seems cool Mike, but I more would enjoy short track. Just to change it up from time trials all the time. Fat bike winter series exists already and is apparent awesome. You can also shovel snow and pack it to make any kind of jump or pump track you want
eriksaun mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 12:46
Jul 25, 2014
Flat Pedal Foot Placement For Best Results
james can chime in if he wants... but here you go: positioning the ball of the foot ahead of the pedal axle doesn't really cost you anything in the majority of cases, and has the benefit of reducing stress on the ankle. James can site you these studies, but research has shown that placing the axle behind the ball of the foot a rider can ride at medium power outputs at a low percentage of VOmax. this is largely due to lower recruitment of the lower leg muscles rather than magic- its like shutting off a cylinder in a car engine to run more efficiently. At higher power outputs you are less able to produce power if you dont have the ball of your foot positioned over the axle. you can fire up that dead cylinder by putting your lower leg into action through the ankle joint. You also can extend the power phase of the pedal stroke by being able to push forward sooner and pull back later. But you only see this benefit at high power outputs and high RPM's. cyclists who's sport depends on high output chose to clip-in with stiff soles and the ball of the foot over the spindle largely. BMX riders who push out 2200 watts on the gate, Track sprinters, and road riders as well.... for some riders being on the spindle feels best because of their background, chances are if they have a high level in another area of the sport they probably have a lot of flexibility and strength in the muscles and tendons relating to their ankles so the dont need to worry about injury and they can balance just as well. that motion in the ankle can be 6-8 inches of movement that can be used to balance or to soak up impacts, or to drive the bike at max wattage. its hard to argue against clipped-in and on the spindle when it comes to maximum performance biomechanically, but there are a lot of other reasons that a rider should consider a rear-ward cleat placement, or flats with a more mid-foot placement.
eriksaun mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 12:11
Jul 25, 2014
Flat Pedal Foot Placement For Best Results
@wo og-gee you arent wrong though... pedaling isnt squats or deadlifts because the cranks move and the floor doesn't, nor are your feet in the same position.
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