iamamodel

  • Member since Oct 8, 2008
  • 32 Followers
  • Canberra , Australia
  • Male / 42

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 evocsports's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 5:52
Jul 25, 2014
Fail Of The Month - July
Check out his shadow bottom right at 0.37-0.39 - it shows him gradually going over, still attached to the bike.
iamamodel mikekazimer's article
Jul 24, 2014 at 20:51
Jul 24, 2014
Spotted: Jared Graves' Yeti SB6c Prototype
^ Agree. I put a clean rag in the jaws and clamp the stanchions. No problems any of three different droppers so far over two years. I wouldn't clamp a muddy stanchion.
iamamodel meagerdude's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 2:00
Jul 11, 2014
Photo Epic: Val D'Allos With Adam Craig and Lars Sternberg
Actually he is a decent DH racer and can air out of half-pipes.
iamamodel mikelevy's article
Jul 10, 2014 at 17:23
Jul 10, 2014
Opinion - Cater To Your Weaknesses
I have. "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." The harder you push on the pedals, the harder you have to pull on the bars, and wider bars give more leverage.
iamamodel mikelevy's article
Jul 10, 2014 at 17:12
Jul 10, 2014
Opinion - Cater To Your Weaknesses
jeroenk, I'm talking about a 10% improvement without trying harder during the race, such as going from a heavy bike to a light bike, or improving climbing fitness. The apparent effort while climbing will be the same. In my scenario, in order to get down to 69 minutes through a improvement in descending only, one would need to drop 7 minutes from a 15 minute descent. That's not going to happen through setup alone, especially without affecting the climb. You could switch to a downhill bike, knock five minutes off the fifteen minute descent, but the climb will take forever and you will come home in last place. You make a great point about overtaking on climbs versus descents - I have witnessed this many times.
iamamodel mikelevy's article
Jul 10, 2014 at 5:16
Jul 10, 2014
Opinion - Cater To Your Weaknesses
Nice article. If you want to go faster and need to choose between either improving either your climbing OR descending, choose climbing. Why? Because you spend more time climbing than descending. For a trail that takes 60 minutes to climb and 15 minutes to descend: For a 10% improvement on the descent only: 60 + 13.5 = 73.5 minutes. For a 10% improvement on the climb only: 54 + 15 = 69 minutes.
iamamodel mikelevy's article
Jul 10, 2014 at 2:54
Jul 10, 2014
iamamodel ballsi's article
Jul 2, 2014 at 19:55
Jul 2, 2014
Video: Australia's First Urban Downhill Race
2.15 - award for best mullet?
iamamodel WAKIdesigns's article
Jul 1, 2014 at 2:16
Jul 1, 2014
WAKi-Leaks, Installment 6 - Trike Aero kit
Is that supposed to be Lenin?
iamamodel RichardCunningham's article
Jul 1, 2014 at 1:12
Jul 1, 2014
212 Mechanic Touch Screen Glove - Review
I use the tough Sony Xperia Active, but it seems it is outdated so try the Sony Xperia Go.
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