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forkbrayker pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 29, 2016 at 10:48
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Shimano - EWS - Aspen Fantasy Contest
i hereby wish to change my nomination for podium due to everyone thinking sam hill was racing but he's not, and also richies little trip to the hospital could mix things up 1. rude (c'mon he's tough as hell) 2. maes 3. Graves 1.ravanel 2. courdurier 3.beerten
forkbrayker ollyforster's article
Jul 29, 2016 at 10:28
23 hours
Five Ten Sam Hill 3 Shoes - Review
@SpeedMetalArmy: yup..................... feetfirst @ www.resoles.co.uk will send you a photo, surely to hell theres a company in canada that can do the same job?????
forkbrayker paulaston's article
Jul 29, 2016 at 3:00
1 days
Richie Rude's Yeti SB6 Bike Check - EWS Round 5, Aspen-Snowmass
people have to bear in mind, the importance of muscle mass inproducing explosive energy. i guy i ride with is 40 kg lighter than me and on a 20 min climb he will beat me hands down every time, but on a 2 min climb ranging from 1% up to max possible say 35% i will destroy him. for three reason. 1. i have way more muscle than him to generate the explosive torque needed for such a short period of time, 2: i'm training for explosive sprinting not 5 hour high tempo road rides and 3: i enjoy burying that kind of v02 max pain, going at 110% for 2 mins is a vastly different pain to going at 80% for and hour - granted i wont be able to talk or walk for a min after the 2 min max test.... looking at richie there are so many things coming into play here. 1: high muscle mass, 2:supremely skilled = less energy spent on the techy stuff to other riders, and more speed coming into sections needing fullpower. If you take into consideration that he may be genetically predisposed to producing less lactic acid, genetically wired to perfection in slow and fast twitch muscle ratio for his sport. and probably has an extremely high pain threshold - then all the training side of things, training to recover fast, training to 200bpm all the time, training specifically for all out power on the pedals, eating all the best stuff for maximim o2 uptake and so on then until someone else can match richie rude , drug taking will not enter his mind whatsoever. basically he's fucking shit hot and i hope to god there will be no "lance armstong" scandal with him in the future.
forkbrayker pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 29, 2016 at 2:38
1 days
Shimano - EWS - Aspen Fantasy Contest
1 - rude 2 - hill 3 - graves 1- ravanel 2-coudurier 3- beerten
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Jul 28, 2016 at 0:49
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forkbrayker ollyforster's article
Jul 27, 2016 at 7:27
Jul 27, 2016
Five Ten Sam Hill 3 Shoes - Review
@PLC07: just standard grip, nothing amazing, nothing awful
forkbrayker ollyforster's article
Jul 26, 2016 at 14:07
Jul 26, 2016
Five Ten Sam Hill 3 Shoes - Review
@ballardski: ha lol, totally true on that last comment about the 2fo's
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Jul 26, 2016 at 12:17
Jul 26, 2016
forkbrayker ollyforster's article
Jul 26, 2016 at 12:10
Jul 26, 2016
Five Ten Sam Hill 3 Shoes - Review
@betsie: hi betsie, i have the same issue 2 pairs of fubarred XVI's after very little use, and 2 pairs of 2fos, i sent mine to feetfirst resoles.............. https://www.resoles.co.uk/ for £45 + 8 p&p certainly aint cheap, but... what you get is a super clean and professional job resoling the trainer of your choice with either original stealth dotty or the newer crappy mi6. the first pair of 5.10 and 2fo i sent cost me £100 all in but i have 2 fabulous and fairly bombproof riding shoes for less than half the price of buying new sub-standard shoes. 6 months in and they are performing great, and have just sent my other two pairs i used for race days (xvi and 2fo as well) off to get their first resole. yes i will have 4 riding trainers now.... effectively 2 pairs for dry and wet training/play days an 2 pair for dry and wet race days. the XVI's are beyond a joke from new, the first pair delaminated after 6 rides and the 2nd pair i got under warranty and kept for race days only and have seen about 13 race days and are now gubbed. i have a pal at work with xvi's and all he does is a 3 mile road commute to work and back and 1 year in, the soles are gubbed. in that instance an original set of impact should have lasted him 5 years at least . feet first resole...... do it you will not be dissapointed!! i will send you a couple of photos to you inbox
forkbrayker EnduroWorldSeries's article
Jul 21, 2016 at 3:59
Jul 21, 2016
EWS 4: La Thuile, Italy - Highlights Video
@kylechs5: , well can't argue with that to be honest, aint no greater drive than the desire to win, its the sole reason i destroy myself in the gym and out on the road bike, and i would guess the same for Richie and his cohorts. and blatantly is the reason why any athlete who has trained their life away for the sole puropse of a win may indeed convince themselves that a wee touch of EPO or any other chemical aid is acceptable. interesting point i discovered the other day regarding the olympics and cheating.... please bear with me on this LOL :-). i was talking to someone about what sports are still amateur only in the olympics, turns out none, other than boxing and wrestling which are only classed as amateur due to the Amateur rules they adhere to. In terms of endorsement, sponsorship and even pay from their own countries federations they are far from amateur. So back in the start of the modern olympics (1896) professionals were not allowed at all in the games. as it was considered an unfair advantage. indeed training for your sport was frowned upon and seen as cheating. looking back now that seems ludicrous, but it wasn't till the 1970's when the eastern bloc were essentially state sponsoring their athletes, as full time workhorses in what ever chosen sport - that the IOC decided that they needed to phase out the "no professional "rulings. which leads me on to "what is cheating?" - is training cheating?, is practicing the course cheating?, is interpreting the line your way cheating?, is eating good health promoting food cheating?, is eating so-called super foods cheating?, is taking mineral and vitamins cheating?, is taking protein and BCAA supplements cheating?, is taking some super duper complex branch chained carb during the event cheating?, is getting a massage afterwards cheating?, is it cheating to do high altitude training? IS IT CHEATING TO TAKE EPO? and so forth..... all the way up to the the high altitude training is perfectly legal in all sports i know of, you just need the money. But why is it any less cheating to take fancy carb drinks during a race than it is to take EPO before and after an event??? seems obvious if i don't think about it, because it is what it is in todays culture, same as training was cheating back in 19oatcake. But if i really think about it...it seems such a grey area and no wonder the top aspiring sports people eventually get tempted to cheat. thanks for reading all that if you got that far lol
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