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kochjg khsfactoryracing's article
Jan 28, 2014 at 7:50Jan 28, 2014
Results: Winter Series 2 at Fontana
Neko Mullaly coming in 15th in the WC overall at age 20 isn't good promise!!?? Granted Neko didn't race Fontana, but show some love for our boy Neko on the east coast. And the very young Shaw bros coming up the ranks too....and don't forget Ropadopalato...he has potential to put something together too.
kochjg mikekazimer's article
Jan 23, 2014 at 10:30Jan 23, 2014
Helmet Cam: Aaron Gwin and Mike Day at Bootleg Canyon
Agree, but no question that chesty v. helmet mount is much choppier. The helment cam smoothes things out alot.
kochjg ca2ocent's article
Jan 16, 2014 at 18:53Jan 16, 2014
Video: Rémy Métailler - A Dusty Day in Whistler
This guy's riding is more impressive to me than Kovarik. Way more. Sorry.
kochjg redbullbike's article
Dec 17, 2013 at 13:48Dec 17, 2013
POV: Brendan Fairclough's Canyon Gap - Red Bull Rampage 2013
Yeah - that was incredible.
kochjg yeticycles's article
Dec 16, 2013 at 12:02Dec 16, 2013
Video: Our Process - Lunch Ride
Not to stoke the flames, but heavy manufacturing in the U.S. has declined because it is cheaper to manufacture overseas. It's cheaper because the cost of labor (and complying with labor laws, unions, pension legacies, etc.) is higher in the U.S., due in part to the fact that the labor revolution brought about, at least to some extent, fair pay for a fair day's work. Add to that the cost of complying with environmental laws (substantial for heavy industry), securities laws, and a hundred other things I'm not thinking of, plus America's insatiable appetite for cheap products and the worship of the almighty share price/profit of public corporations, and you get the decline of heavy industry in the U.S. The reason labor is cheaper overseas is because companies, at least historically, do not have comprably high labor and environmental costs. I don't think it can fairly be said that labor conditions and environmental conditions are generally on par with the U.S. in many other countries involved in heavy manufacturing. China has some of the worst pollution problems on the planet. In 50 years, they will be dealing with the outsourcing problem too. Look at the whole FoxConn scandal. Of course, not every asian factory has deplorable conditions. And I doubt many U.S. factories give their workers a 1.5 hour lunch to go ride either, so it's not exactly apples to apples. Ok I'm done pontificating. I thought it was an interesting subject that rises up now and again.
Nov 14, 2013 at 12:25Nov 14, 2013
2013 Red Bull Rampage: Impressions
It's a good point mmakuch. As to Zink's statement - as others have suggested - I think we can't read too deeply into it. To me, it's clearly banter/trash talk that shouldn't be given any real weight, and it was likely in response to those who say Strait didn't deserve to win or was less than winner material. Indeed, he's the only other person that knows how hard Strait's line actually was. As to Brendon and Andreu, it seems clear that doing something that really progresses the "freeride" "go big" aspect of the sport, like the biggest backflip off the biggest drop ever, or a backflip over a 70 foot canyon gap, is going to win more points at this event than even an incredible and perhaps unmatcheable (in this field) display of technical skill, speed and fluidity. Whatever one may think about it, it appears to me to be an accurate observation (and it's only an observation).
kochjg mattwragg's article
Oct 10, 2013 at 7:05Oct 10, 2013
Opinion: We Need A Cyclocross...
East Coast! The South! Tons of potential venues...
Sep 25, 2013 at 12:10Sep 25, 2013
Official 2013 Oakley Icon Sender Reveal
So give us some stats!! How far of a drop is each one and how far out do the landing??!? WTF!?
Sep 25, 2013 at 12:08Sep 25, 2013
Official 2013 Oakley Icon Sender Reveal
That's a good point. I like the sender so everyone that doesn't can bugger off. But I agree that it shoudln't be mandatory to win (i.e., automatic x points if you hit the sender). I know it's not that way officially, but judges should be careful not to knock points for another line unless the other line is just not as challenging/cool.
kochjg natedh9's article
Sep 21, 2013 at 20:25Sep 21, 2013
Face Off - The 2013 World Cup Season Finale
I think Gee's "No" shows his mental toughness and maturity as a racer. No equivocating long-winding answer. Short, focused, to the point and powerful. Neither are my favorite riders, and I'd love to see both do well, but for some reason I'm erring to Gee. Go get em!