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kramster ryann's article
Aug 29, 2014 at 12:587 hours
World Record Vertical Descent Attempt on Mt. 7
When we planned this event, I searched extensively for records and came up with nothing other than the 2013 claim. I was not only surprised it was as low as it was, I was surprised that Guinness had no record at all. Our goal all along was to set a record on Mt 7 knowing that it would be easy to beat elsewhere. It's unfortunate that last years claim is short of prior claims as mentioned here, but clearly they had the same problem we did finding them, when no official record is registered with Guinness or on the list of official cycling records on wiki for example. Although we had been made aware of some other claims, the one made above is another that is new to us. Our sport is lacking in official records compared to MX. We hope to change that, and we want to do it right here on Mt 7. What you guys choose to do next is up to you.
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kramster pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 22, 2014 at 8:16Aug 22, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 7 Meribel - Qualifications
The riding in Canada is too plentiful and diverse, and the riding season too short, for many people to care about racing. It's the culture that breeds (or not) racers. In Canada's case the immense riding has altered the culture to lack a desire to spend 5 of their precious summer weekends traveling to destinations to ride one trail that is probably far from the best in the area. Coming from Australia, it's easy to spot the difference. In Oz, you have bugger all good trails, and the races are often on private land where your only chance to ride it is on race weekend. You can either stay home and ride the same old pretty average 3min track you've done 500 times (by yourself because everyone is at the race), or you can go to the race and ride something new with all your mates. Short tracks that are on small hill usually have a lot of corners to make them last more than 10 seconds. They are usually not very technical and are only hard if you ride them fast. If you ride somewhere that you spend all afternoon hitting the same 3 minute track 20 times with the sole intention of getting faster and improving your cornering skills for that next race on private land, you have the perfect breeding ground for racers. If on the other hand you are out scoping gnarly lines and building crazy stuff, pushing up huge mountains, riding 10 different trails in one day; you are breeding riders that like to travel to new places to sample epic goods other similar riders have been scoping and building year after year.
kramster SramMedia's article
Aug 15, 2014 at 8:35Aug 15, 2014
Video: Steps to the Top - Finn Iles
I get so sick of reading comments like this, from first world people that have more than most of the planet and haven't done shit with their life. It takes talent and dedication to do something like this. He's been given what he has because of the work he put in to get where he is, and for the talent he has. You can borrow a basketball for free, but that hasn't made you an NBA star has it? If you rode your Diamond Back to first place in your local races and showed a deep pool of talent and a serious amount of dedication, maybe your parents would have supported you further as time when on, or maybe they wouldn't have to because Trek would step in. And if you don't think talent and dedication can outshine a cheap bike when you are starting to prove yourself, then I feel sorry for you. If you can't afford to spend $10K on your passion, then you should try working harder instead of bagging on others who put in more effort to succeed than you do.
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Aug 13, 2014 at 22:09Aug 13, 2014
kramster pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 8, 2014 at 10:45Aug 8, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 6 Windham - Qualifications
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