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 BTRfabrications's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 5:32
Jan 12, 2017
BTR Ranger Hardtail Updated For 2017 - Press Release
As a fan of Steel HTs, I choose to ride a Stanton Slackline and Cotic BFe (both 26) and have thrown my leg over a 26 BTR Ranger here in Japan too. Steel HT frame prices, for a variety of reasons, used to be cheaper a handful of years ago, so these days getting a bespoke, boutique, customized hand crafted frame will cost you $$$$$, and rightly so; there are skilled craftspeople's livelihoods on the line here and if you want that attention to detail and quality, it is right to have to pay more for it. And with a Ranger, you end up getting an unbelievably good riding experience in my view. If the updated version is as good as the 26 was (and I would be highly surprised if it wasn't) and I had the money available, which I don't, I would seriously consider putting in an order. One day maybe I will have the coin before I get too old to enjoy it! Oh, and the Ranger is my local LBS in Japan's owner's ride of choice by the way when he is looking for a rip-roaring trail bike. It isn't only the Brits who "get it".
orientdave slackliner's photo
Jan 10, 2017 at 5:00
Jan 10, 2017
Did you write in German? Japanese? English?

orientdave mikelevy's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 0:59
Jan 5, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
Excellent read Monsieur Levy; don't shy away from more of the same!!! Great informative stuff.
orientdave mikelevy's article
Dec 21, 2016 at 15:25
Dec 21, 2016
The Coastal Crew: Skeptical - Video
@Metacomet: @mikelevy: @RichardCunningham: Metacomet, you make some great points in a very accessible way; something that the readership of PB would be interested in I believe. It is a shame your comment is buried under a huge array of comments and unlikely to be seen by many who would find your points interesting. I was wondering if either a) you would you be interested in expanding your opinion in a longer piece for PB, if you and they agreed? b) PB would be interested in giving Metacomet a platform (possibly through a Q&A type piece)? Possibly as part of a "We asked (n) number of people in the MTB industry, both producers and consumers, their take on..." I for one would be very glad to see something along those lines. PB is often used very effectively by interested parties as a tool to promote X, Y and Z. It would be great to see more of the consumers voices in conceived and created pieces more often, rather than having to sift though the detritus of the comments to find the gold. Dave
orientdave mikelevy's article
Dec 16, 2016 at 16:05
Dec 16, 2016
The Coastal Crew: Skeptical - Video
@ZebraJacket99: Exactly! What you, I, or anyone else on PB thinks about E-bikes is irrelevant when compared to what the trail access land managers think. Vernon Felton's article hinted about trail poaching versus concerted efforts at working with land managers to define access; and I have no trouble whatsoever in calling out anyone who takes their E-bike, trail poaches and then tells others to shut up because they haven't tried one, whilst land managers look on and consider the next access meeting agenda. People have spent years, maybe decades, working to get trail access for more riders in more areas and e-bike riders are in no way going to make a positive contribution to the negotiations.
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Dec 8, 2016 at 20:20
Dec 8, 2016
Mountain Biking Is Not a Crime - Opinion
@downhillnews: Absolutely! In Japan the discussions usually need to be had direct with landowners; believe me I have tried! I don't think my face helps being completely honest; local born and breds have more luck here*\(^o^)/*
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Dec 8, 2016 at 18:00
Dec 8, 2016
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!

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