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mackienz RichardCunningham's article
Nov 14, 2016 at 6:34
Nov 14, 2016
WTB Ranger 2.8-inch TCS Light High-Grip Tire - Review
@WAKIdesigns: Thanks waki. I enjoyed that over a nice scotch
mackienz pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 14, 2016 at 2:14
Oct 14, 2016
mackienz theatredesoperations's article
Oct 12, 2016 at 9:46
Oct 12, 2016
Justin Leov's Diary - Over and out for 2016
Thanks for the insights, and good luck for next year.
mackienz rasoulution's article
Oct 11, 2016 at 10:54
Oct 11, 2016
Must Watch: Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out
Oh, my god. So many grin moments.
mackienz RichardCunningham's article
Oct 1, 2016 at 5:22
Oct 1, 2016
History and Deception - Opinion
Definitions (disclaimer; these are not real definitions. just my version of what i think is a common sense definition): Bike (bicycle); something with two to four wheels and handlebars that is powered by a person's physical activity and of course gravity (yeoo). Motorbike (motorcycle); Something with two to four wheels and handlebars that has a motor which is used to move it. Hmm... Which of these categories would an E-bike fit in... How can an E-bike be a mountain bike? I think the companies have been very clever to label these new styled E-bikes as mountain bikes. It is something that makes sense (in a way) and has because of this made people confused. They look exactly like mountain bikes and they made for riding on mountains. However, they have motors. There are different categories for both bikes and motorbikes. There are road motorbikes, road-bikes, trials motorbikes, trials bikes, off road motorbikes and mountain bikes. There are others too of course. The point being this is a mountain motorbike. I would love to ride an E-bike. They look like a lot of fun, but they shouldn't be classified together with bikes. This is important because when in the E-Future(the future if E-bikes are lumped together with bikes/Evil future.) I’m flying uphill under my own power, showing how awesome I am, I will be heartbroken if I hear "It's probably one of those E-bikes" said by a walker on a multi-user track. I joke (a little (everyone is allowed to believe they are awesome)), but the point is if they are allowed on all the multi-user tracks many people will not see the difference. "So what" I hear you say. "E-bikes aren't any worse than bikes. It's the users that make the problems." Yes. This is true anyone can be an idiot riding downhill too fast. However, I think that it comes from judgement. When I was younger, I didn't have the experience to know what was too fast and i crashed. And this means that i could have potentially crashed into other users or scared them. When you crash from going too fast, when you are getting into biking, though, you'll probably find that actually you weren't going that fast and that it was just a speed you couldn't handle. I think it happens to everyone. I believe that given how easy it is to go fast on E-bikes without needing any riding experience the crashes will be more serious, and a lot of other track users will be more scared from in experienced riders going too fast. I would love to ride an E-bike. They look like a lot of fun, but they shouldn't be classified together with bikes. As well, they make more damage. Just check out the responsible Pinkbike cameramen doing donuts in the Cube’s E-bike advertisement here on Pinkbike labelled “EWS Finale Ligure Preview: The Finale Countdown.” People say that the back wheel does not spin from a stationary start. Maybe yes or maybe no, but once you are riding around im sure it is easy enough to find ways to get that backwheel spinning. Again i reference the cameramen doing donuts. Who have you ever seen who can do donuts ona non- motorised bike? Or do burn outs? Yes, some mountain bikers can do trail damage but they usually very experienced riders who have sense about where and when it is appropriate to unleash these beastly skills. Yes, some people abuse these skills but most don't. Handing any Tom, Dick or Harry the almost inhuman ability to drift a bike like Chris Kovarik is just wrong and very very likely to cause a lot more trail damage. I do feel sorry for anyone who has been affected by a serious accident or afflicted with a serious illness which affects their ability to ride on many mtb trails, but I think these people should accept their limitatiins and consider that making special rules for them may have larger consequences than just their sadness from not being able to ride their favorite trail again. It could potentially lead to many other mountain bikers losing their ability or rights to ride on their favorite trails. If for example E-bikes were to become a problem in the future as some people believe. If i were to lose my legs tragically(touch wood) i would be happy to ride along anything i was allowed and not expect to ride all the previou amazing trails i used to ride. And i definitely dont think the poor cameramen need to use them. They got on fine when E-bikes didn't exist.There were still epic mountain biking photos in existence a few years back, i'm sure with a litlle creative thinking like..i don't know..taking less camera equipment when you want to go to more difficult to get to places or possibly just accepting that carrying equipment up mountains is part of being a mountain bike photographer, may solve their problems Ps. I do enjoy and appreciate all the great photos i get to see on this site.. I could go on, but it is likely that most people have already stopped reading and i would be talking to myself. Again.
mackienz JuiceLubes's article
Sep 28, 2016 at 10:35
Sep 28, 2016
Insanity with Phil Atwill - Video
For some reason when i watch his turns it reminds me of someone surfing. Carving up the mojntain like its a wave.
mackienz mattwragg's article
Sep 19, 2016 at 7:32
Sep 19, 2016
Race Day Two - EWS Round 7: Valberg, France
Then you should delete the next 6 words
mackienz KaliProtectives's article
Sep 19, 2016 at 6:31
Sep 19, 2016
Kali Releases Multiple Impact Helmet: The MacDuff - Interbike 2016
Macduff surviving coming off the Loop of Death is the best advertising ever
mackienz pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 2, 2016 at 4:01
Sep 2, 2016
Canyon - UCI WC DH - Vallnord Fantasy Contest
Men 1. Gwin 2. Loic 3. Hart Women 1. Atherton 2. Seagrave 3. Carpenter
mackienz pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 13, 2016 at 23:29
Aug 13, 2016
Canyon, EWS Whistler Fantasy Contest
men 1. Rude 2. Hill 3. Barelli women 1. Ravanel 2. Courdurier 3. Beerten
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