Used to manage a WC team - but after having my bank account drained to zero (and then supplementing this with money I had to spend the next three years paying off) I saw the light and now just pleb around the industry.

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gavind solidbikes's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 21:20
Mar 21, 2015
Solid-Reverse Racing Team in Malaga
I can't speak highly enough of just how awesome the guys at Solid are. Back in 06 we had a team with another German brand supplying - or in this case actually NOT supplying bikes. It became a farce. The guys at Solid saw us at Willengen and I explained the issues to them, just basically venting. Straight off they said "we will give you bikes". We were registered with the UCI under the other brand, were riding in jerseys with the other brand logo all over it... These guys just didn't care! They were awesome and I am stoked to see them with such a great team and great bikes.
gavind RichardCunningham's article
Mar 13, 2015 at 0:42
Mar 13, 2015
Australian National DH Championships - Day One Practice
Our nationals have always been an event of odd outcomes. Racers have stopped at the top of the track and waited for five to ten seconds to ensure they don't win and thus did not have to wear the national Jersey.... But this is now a thing of the past. It is great to see so many riders hitting it up ano it should be a great event.
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 22, 2015 at 14:37
Feb 22, 2015
Results: Giant 2W Enduro - Rotorua Bike Festival
Who is Keegan Wright? Good result for a young fella
gavind lunatyk's article
Dec 1, 2014 at 12:29
Dec 1, 2014
Megavalanche at Reunion Island: Final Results
Maybe thinking of Julien Absalon? Although Remy did race XC in junior category for France, but also DH at the same time. He has been in enduro since 2004.
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 9, 2014 at 16:12
Sep 9, 2014
Video: OnTheHunt - Team CRC/Nukeproof at Hafjell World Champs
We (MTB) are a little behind the discussion regarding neck braces. Motocross riders have been at this for ages (and still going strong). A great article in Dirt Rider from last year is a good starting point ( with some responses for a selection of medical and industry peeps making interesting reading as well ( What is pretty clear is that we are unlikely to see dollars thrown at independent medical study of the topic - thus industry study is likely to be the major source of information.
gavind RichardCunningham's article
Sep 9, 2014 at 15:43
Sep 9, 2014
Here We Go Again: Interbike's Outdoor Carnival - Day Two
Interesting because as a CEO you don't yank out a statement like that unless you have it already sealed up. Good to see riders are maintaining their compliance with that little contract clause about "not engaging in contract discussions or agreements prior to the end of the current contract..." Bring on the off season circus!
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 21, 2014 at 15:20
Aug 21, 2014
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 21, 2014 at 15:20
Aug 21, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 7 Meribel - Timed Training
Still going Hill for the win - that is a bloody quick split on his second run and then off the gad
gavind mikekazimer's article
Jul 17, 2014 at 17:01
Jul 17, 2014
Yeti SB5c - Review
While I can certainly see where you are coming from ryan83 - having met Jared on a number of occasions (and even had him sleep on our floor once - which still seems to make my wife blush a little) I would say if he says good things about a bike he means them. There are some riders I would not say this about - heck even I talked up the Fusion bikes when they sponsored our team and they seemed to be made of bloody ice, they shattered so quickly - but having followed Jared's career he is honest and forthright about what he rides and likes. It has been my experience that he would tend to say nothing before he pipes up if he is not fully on board with the message. Possibly what more people should be doing is just stowing the opinions until they ride it and understanding it may not be for them. By all means read the reviews, but don't take it as gospel that you will like a bike that the reviewer likes or hate one they hate. Surprise, surprise we all ride differently, with different needs around the edges of the two constants - going up and down a mountain. And $8999... Sort of expect it nowadays. This is why I have a kidney for sale on ebay :)
gavind pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 6, 2014 at 15:44
Jul 6, 2014
Results: Polygon Air DH iXS European DH Cup
I am sorry Si, but you are comparing apples with oranges and in this case to the detriment of the sponsors. This is event is reasonably well established and the sponsors locked in on the promise of reaching this attractive audience of wealthy (obviously never seen my bank balance) young mostly male folk who love mountain biking. What the sponsors also expect and demand - and I say this having worked on their side of the fence in sponsorship leveraging - is that the event will make good on its promises and not insult the intelligence of the very market I have just paid big dollars to reach. This could not be more the case than for this event - where the title sponsor for the race, as a newish brand, would be looking to establish credentials with the core customer. Instead it had attached its name to a product that has proven to be substandard. Brad has done poorly and trying to ignore that is kind of like not mentioning sub-par tracks in the uci world cups.
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