meagerdude

I am a professional photographer with a great deal of passion for documenting mountain biking culture. Follow me on Instagram at "Meagherdude".

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Jun 29, 2016 at 17:26
Jun 29, 2016
2016 Summer Clothing Guide
@Royal28: someone did make that approach a few years ago in the ski industry: check out Beyond Clothing. It's changed hands since it was founded but the principles of the company remain the same. And I do stand by the principle that you get what you pay for. Quality apparel should and (typically) does last for years. Fashion, on the other hand, can live and die in a single season. There are warehouses filled with neon crap from the 80s ski industry proving that.
meagerdude meagerdude's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 16:38
Jun 29, 2016
2016 Summer Clothing Guide
@tipsword: happy to help you out, chum! Not. But seriously: sure, I'll hunt for a deal first, but if I absolutely gotta have it, I'll pay full price for it if I trust that quality of what I'm purchasing. In my collection of personal gear are 2 pr of bib shorts from 2002 that are finally on their way out--gotta love the quality of a good Italian chamois. I paid full retail for them: $110 ea. And I've also got 2 sombrio jerseys from 2012 that I also paid full price for: $80 ea. And I've screwed up and had to buy a tech t or a pr of shorts, etc at the last minute and gone rock bottom cheap whenever I've done that and you know what? None of that stuff lasted a season. Shoot, I had one pr of $20 gloves not even last the ride before the palm blew apart. Bottom line? You get what you pay for.
meagerdude meagerdude's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 10:25
Jun 29, 2016
2016 Summer Clothing Guide
First, enough light has been shined on cheap child labor practices in India, Malaysia, Mexico, China, etc that it's pretty much a thing of the past for reputable companies to engage in. All the companies who's clothing was reviewed here don't subscribe to that kind of labor practice. 7Mesh, for example, discloses their manufacturing process in detail here http://www.7meshinc.com/manufacturing/ Secondly, even if the sewing is cheap, the tech involved in the fabrics is not. And there's a LOT of tech that goes into making quality textiles, like the Icefil and Xylotil fabrics in the Sugoi RSX jersey. I mean a fabric that works to lower one's skin temp by up to 2 degrees F by absorbing heat? That's star trek stuff. And it's not inexpensive for Sugoi to purchase.
meagerdude meagerdude's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 9:50
Jun 29, 2016
2016 Summer Clothing Guide
A lot of people are barking about the price on the items reviewed without bothering to read into the design or the tech that went into each piece. Yes, a lot of this gear is expensive, make no mistake; but when you factor in the design time, the tech used in the fabrics, etc; it boils down to you get what you pay for, and the manufacturers will stand behind their gear. Check, for example, Giro's return policy on their clothing and gear.
meagerdude meagerdude's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 9:39
Jun 29, 2016
2016 Summer Clothing Guide
We are both ambi turners.
meagerdude meagerdude's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 7:46
Jun 29, 2016
2016 Summer Clothing Guide
When I googled that word writing up this article 3 weeks ago, the definition came up as both Korean and Japanese; but it's not showing as only Japanese; I'll correct that.
meagerdude meagerdude's article
Jun 16, 2016 at 12:02
Jun 16, 2016
North American Enduro Cup - Kellogg, Idaho
And someday a trip to the ER for stitches! :-D More and more I think of riding with knee pads, even on somewhat mellow trails, is as intelligent as riding with a helmet.
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May 23, 2016 at 19:10
May 23, 2016
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May 12, 2016 at 20:36
May 12, 2016
The Camera Never Lies - Opinion
Dickface. It's killed more amazing photos I've taken than almost anything else. Next up is the tongue shooting out of the mouth. I had NO idea that some riders had a tongue capable of snapping a fly out of the sky from two feet away until I started really looking at some of my imagery. Blowfish comes third. And last is the O face. All will absolutely destroy what would otherwise be an amazing photo.
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