iamamodel

Started racing triathlon in the eighties, then went to road, then XC, then DH. I also raced endurance, X-terra, BMX, 4X. Lots of digging and some DJ. Mostly digging. These days its trail riding and racing XC and endurance events.

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iamamodel yoannbarelli's article
Aug 30, 2015 at 19:47
21 hours
Video: Dirt Merchant and A-Line With a Cross Bike
Picking up from Scott-Townes' point, an interesting fact for those of you who started MTB within the last 20 or so years is that once upon a time there were no braking bumps on trails - the braking bumps started only when suspension was introduced. The bigger the travel used on a trail, the bigger the bumps. Some engineer-type can explain it, I only know it to be true.
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 22, 2015 at 22:01
Aug 22, 2015
Results and Overall Standings: World Cup DH Val di Sole - Finals
She had very good results, but that doesn't make her the best rider.
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 22, 2015 at 19:08
Aug 22, 2015
Results and Overall Standings: World Cup DH Val di Sole - Finals
It all depends on how you determine 'best'. Most wins? Then Minnaar. Biggest margin? Then Kovarik. Most Rainbows? Chausson/Vouilloz (let's face it, Vouilloz was faster so how can Chausson be 'better'?). Most exciting to watch? Hill. Having said that, if my fairy godmother appeared before me and said "Name a rider and I will give their MTB skills/fitness/ability etc." Before she even gets the question out of her mouth I will be yelling at her "Jared Graves!".
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 21, 2015 at 15:46
Aug 21, 2015
Results: 4X World Championships Val di Sole 2015
Adam you might be thinking of dual slalom back in the day. When dual was dropped in favour of 4X that's when the DHers stopped racing because they were more likely to be injured/crash before their main event. The likelihood of crashing into another rider in dual is very low, in 4X, very high.
iamamodel SramMedia's article
Aug 17, 2015 at 20:27
Aug 17, 2015
Video: The Best Slopestyle Run Ever
Hmmm, I think the third trick was an extremely corked 360 double-tail whip. If you ignore the tailwhip, you'll see that he never does a flip - his head/shoulders never goes lower than his hips. And no, I'm not trying to diminish this trick, I'm just saying it was called wrong and the description above hasn't been corrected to what it really should have been. And it would have been hard to call at the time because Semenuk was just a whirl of body and bike.
iamamodel SramMedia's article
Aug 17, 2015 at 20:17
Aug 17, 2015
Video: The Best Slopestyle Run Ever
What's on second - Who's on first!
iamamodel dbaker's article
Aug 17, 2015 at 20:05
Aug 17, 2015
Interview: The Katie Holden Story
Edit. Didn't look hard enough.
iamamodel RichardCunningham's article
Aug 15, 2015 at 14:06
Aug 15, 2015
You Probably Haven't Seen These Bikes - Whistler Crankworx 2015
I'm pretty sure it is to counteract the braking forces. When you apply the brake, the outer part of the hub is braked against the inner part, so the inner part wants to keep rotating. Without the brake arm (which is attached to the inner part) there would only be the axle bolts preventing the inner part from rotating. It is long so that it is a longer lever.
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 14, 2015 at 19:25
Aug 14, 2015
Results: Giant Dual Slalom - Crankworx Whistler 2015
I love seeing first-time winners. Would have been cool to see it go down to the wire, but that's racing.
iamamodel mikelevy's article
Aug 11, 2015 at 1:04
Aug 11, 2015
Prototype Morpheus DH Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2015
I like the idea of including their race kit.
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