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 lindapaluc's article
Oct 1, 2014 at 19:43
2 hours
Video: A Girl And Her Bike Are A Wonderful Thing Part Two
Not only that, in the comments she says she doesn't race and is sponsored.
iamamodel lindapaluc's article
Oct 1, 2014 at 19:29
2 hours
Video: A Girl And Her Bike Are A Wonderful Thing Part Two
Ha, ha! I only came for the comments. Haven't watched the video.
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 20:12
1 days
Ask Pinkbike - Single Pivot vs Four Bar and Internal Routing vs Water
Hammerschmidt, as far as I can gather Giant paid $600k to Dave Weagle early in the years of Maestro development but didn't go through with a longer term deal. DW sued for patent infringement. Dave dropped the suit last year and Giant issued a press release stating "DW-Link has withdrawn its claims of patent infringement and regrets bringing the litigation against Giant." Six hundred thousand dollars. That's not stealing. Years ago Giant payed Renault F1 suspension gurus to come up with the NRS suspension design, which Specialized promptly stomped on and it cost Giant a fortune including lost future revenue AND they now had to come up with a new suspension platform. Why would they then deliberately risk a similar outcome by stealing Maestro from Dave Weagle? I guy a new Giant every year. They work great, ride great, and the price is great. BTW, you might still be able to find a post online where DW admits he was mightily inspired by a Turner DH (a VPP bike). DW-Link is very, very close to that Turner. And that Turner was a descendent of the Outland VPP, which may have come fror something else, who knows. People in glass houses...
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 19:34
1 days
Ask Pinkbike - Single Pivot vs Four Bar and Internal Routing vs Water
Many years ago I was doing DH runs on my old 4" Norco (FSR suspension) and then I swapped for one run with my buddy's 7" Heckler. On the first bumpy switchback the rear wheel was pounding and skipping on the braking bumps. I thought it was a flat tire so I pulled over. There was no flat. The one time you really, really need your rear tire gripping the dirt is when you are braking - you can go faster as a result (brake later, brake harder, spend less time going slow, spend less time in the bushes).
iamamodel RichardCunningham's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 3:57
2 days
Niner R.I.P. 9 - Review
Well I guess they painted themselves into a corner with the company name.
iamamodel dbaker's article
Sep 29, 2014 at 1:47
3 days
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Wil White
B650wagon, good point about same quality camera angles. Watch the Agassiz and Lecondeguy video and wonder how come the guy who takes the drop first gets two angles and thirty seconds of both riding and interview, and the Red Bull athlete gets multiple angles, slow-mo, and sooo much more face-time with the camera.
iamamodel dbaker's article
Sep 26, 2014 at 15:24
Sep 26, 2014
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Looking at 34 Bikes
I haven't been to abercrombie, nor have I been to fitch. Are they towns where lots of people hide in the bushes?
iamamodel JordanCarr's article
Sep 26, 2014 at 0:05
Sep 26, 2014
Osprey Rev 6 Pack - Review
That magnetic bite valve holder it great. No need to have a short hose that you can't reach or a long hose that dangles all over the place. I was tossing up between two similar packs, and that magnetic clip sent me Osprey's way.
iamamodel Big-Col's article
Sep 23, 2014 at 19:48
Sep 23, 2014
Video: This Riding is Insane
I woulda said 'Nope' a lot earlier than that!
iamamodel Big-Col's article
Sep 23, 2014 at 19:47
Sep 23, 2014
Video: This Riding is Insane
The next time some twit whose never tried flats tells me "You have more control in clips"...
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