orientdave

Getting too old to keep throwing myself about like a madman..... but that doesn't stop me doing it!

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orientdave vernonfelton's article
Dec 8, 2016 at 18:00
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Mountain Biking Is Not a Crime- Opinion
As ever Vernon, you make a compelling case and show us again the potential and power in "a considered opinion". Unfortunately, we live in a 'post-truth' world where carefully considered opinion and thought based on evidence loses out to soundbite and the rule of "prove me wrong" politics where mountain bikers will lose out to hikers who shout louder and point to wheeltracks whilst bemoaning trail erosion. How do we change that?
orientdave wibmerfabio's article
Dec 1, 2016 at 5:06
Dec 1, 2016
Don't Look Down: Riding on the Edge of a Massive Dam - Video
Wow! Fabio made it onto mainstream TV this morning!! I was having my toast and this came on!!! http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/14200232/
orientdave wibmerfabio's article
Nov 29, 2016 at 22:42
Nov 29, 2016
Don't Look Down: Riding on the Edge of a Massive Dam - Video
@scott-townes: I thought you'd say that! Let him do it if he wants people. It's his life right Scott, I'm sure he doesn't need any of us, including you and I, to tell him it was pretty dangerous. I trust he has the skills to bail safely. I wouldn't be seen looking over the edge,let alone riding along it!
orientdave Noriaki's video
Nov 12, 2016 at 22:00
Nov 12, 2016
video
Excellent!

orientdave automaticLongman's photo
Nov 9, 2016 at 3:00
Nov 9, 2016
What fork did you fit in there? Does it ride well?

orientdave vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2016 at 16:39
Nov 3, 2016
Summer is Overrated - Opinion
It's attributed to Tom Lehrer; who, if you have never..... you should. Poisoning Pigeons in the Park. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY Excellent, original content again Monsieur Felton, Bravo!
orientdave urteam's article
Oct 28, 2016 at 22:31
Oct 28, 2016
Why I Didn't Drop In - Sam Reynolds on Red Bull Rampage
@scott-townes: I disagree with you that people should just "switch off" and "not watch" as if Rampage is just fine as it is. There are many stakeholders who think it is not fine as it is. I am not looking too much into your post Scott, I was taking issue with your belief that people who see an issue with Rampage should just not watch. You say it is that simple. I disagree. If you cannot see that, you need to take a step back and take another look; more closely and carefully. Have a good day whatever you choose to do.
orientdave urteam's article
Oct 28, 2016 at 21:35
Oct 28, 2016
Why I Didn't Drop In - Sam Reynolds on Red Bull Rampage
@scott-townes: Then let's just agree to disagree. Have a good weekend Scott.
orientdave urteam's article
Oct 28, 2016 at 20:10
Oct 28, 2016
Why I Didn't Drop In - Sam Reynolds on Red Bull Rampage
@scott-townes: "on any other day" ...is what Aggy said Scott, "on amy other day, I wouldn't have dropped in". Redbull exerts pressure; pressure created by both the athletes themselves, and the media circus that it is. "If you dont like it, dont eatch it" is, and always will be, just one way of approaching the idea of live broadcast , life threatening sport. However, Rampage is young and is developing in response to all the stakeholders' input; it raises questions about the safety of the event and the relationships between competitors, organisers, sponsors and spectators that are deserving of a deeper analysis that "just don't watch" purely and simply because of the pressure to perform felt by the athletes.
orientdave urteam's article
Oct 28, 2016 at 17:57
Oct 28, 2016
Why I Didn't Drop In - Sam Reynolds on Red Bull Rampage
@scott-townes: No, Scott, it is not as simple as that. It would appear that there are some things you have chosen to selectively ignore to enable your very clearly and repeatedly expressed opinion to make perfect philosophical sense within your own frame of reference, and in addition allow you to justify the total rejection of anyone's opinions where they diverge from your own, regardless of the intricacy of their developmemt. 1) "On any other day". When someone, anyone, says, "On any other day", what is it that is being expressed by that phrase? I suggest that it means the person uttering the phrase sees that day as exerting influences on you that are unusual, different, extraordinary. Would you agree or disagree? 2) ".. it's easy at Rampage to get pressured into doing something you would never normally want to". How do you feel about pressuring people into doing things they would never normally want to? Do you see that as being a positive or negative? Could you see how some people may see it as a positive aspect yet others negatively? 3) It is dangerous to suggest that one's personal perspective should always be the basis for decisions of right and wrong. There are times when it is beneficial to see beyond that. "Honour killings are not f&@ked up, how you view the event is". Perspective is never everything; it is hardly ever as "simple as that". Some of the athletes themselves are saying as much and you are choosing to ignore them. I have said previously we have to trust the arhletes to take their own decisions, yet it is tantamount to willful ignorance to so glibly dismiss Rampage as being without added pressures. The world is never as black and white as you appear to make it out to be Scott. It takes as much courage to admit that as it does to choose to drop in, or sit it out.
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