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

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orientdave COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jan 15, 2015 at 5:05
Jan 15, 2015
Video: Tokyo Drifting with Pierre-Edouard Ferry
Oh my, lordy lordy, no lights. I surprised you didn't get deported for that.
orientdave mikekazimer's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 1:36
Jan 12, 2015
Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B - Review
"the sound of a carbon rim smacking against sandstone had me fearing the worst".... I am interetsed in your choice of words Mike, and would like to ask a question if I may, about your inclusion of the word "carbon" in that sentence. By including it, it could be read to mean that you were thinking "God, this rim is Carbon, I hope its OK"... Were you fearing the worst becuase a) the hit was big enough to warrant a "Lordy, that's torn it" on any rim, carbon, alloy or other? b) the hit was on a set of carbon hoops? Also, do you think you would have included the word "Alloy" in the equivalent sentence had it been, say a Stan's Flow? We get to hear a lot about how xxxx is as strong as / stronger than / more flexible than yyyy etc etc, so It would be interesting to hear what someone who gets to ride a lot of bikes takes into consideration when writing....Thanks.
orientdave JulianCoffey's article
Jan 6, 2015 at 22:41
Jan 6, 2015
GoPro Of The World - Best Line Contest - Win $20K
Dear Pinkbike, I would like to ask a question, politely, and would appreciate a polite response since I believe it warrants an answer. Here you are a joint partner in a contest asking people to take time, and make efforts to create media content. People will spend their time in planning their work, time carrying it out, maybe many times, before submitting it for consideration. The same could be said of the "Photo of the Year" contest; people will spend time and effort creating shots for consideration. The deadline for submissions was mid October last year. That is three months ago. Could I ask what has happened to all those photos submitted for consideration, because since mid there has been no movement apparently. I asked SRAM, one of the joint sponsors of the event, and their response was: "Hi Dave, Thanks for your message. This competition was originally hosted by Pinkbike- please check in with Pinkbike for final results. Regards, SRAM USA" Yours in anticipation..
orientdave brule's article
Jan 6, 2015 at 8:46
Jan 6, 2015
Photo of the Month - December 2014
From SRAM .... Hi Dave, Thanks for your message. This competition was originally hosted by Pinkbike- please check in with Pinkbike for final results. Regards, SRAM USA
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 3, 2015 at 8:13
Jan 3, 2015
Pinkbike Awards: Game Changer of the Year – Nominees
Yes; swings and roundabouts as we say in the UK Waki, Some frame designers will, I presume, be able to make it work to their advantage, others who won't. TBH I don't think that, from a fans point of view, specialized has changed that much as a team on the DH circuit; nor really do I think that, from an interested consumer's perspective, that specialized have done anything ""game changing"" (I hate that phrase) under Carter. He has helped the team play catch up, but hardly set the DH World Cup alight. And as for the EWS becoming another series beyond the reach of the committed amateur; you and I both seem to not really mind as long as it doesn't interfere with our loal riding! Amen! For me personally, the biggest change to my world of MTBing is without doubt the rapidly increasing spread of some important wheel sizes and soon to be hub spacings leading me to take a decision to stick with what I have got for the foreseeable future.
orientdave brule's article
Jan 2, 2015 at 23:08
Jan 2, 2015
Photo of the Month - December 2014
But then, if you think about how last year's contest was done and dusted before the end of November.....and that the deadline for submissions was Mid-october.... it would seem that consistency is not the word of the week.
orientdave brule's article
Jan 2, 2015 at 19:59
Jan 2, 2015
Photo of the Month - December 2014
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/photography/ Well....ermmm.... we.... err.... choose your favorite answer a) forgot, sorry! b) kept the 10,000 cash and had hoped no-one had noticed. c) forgot and then decided to say that we'd wait until the end of December to start.. d) gave SRAM the hump and they took away the prize. e) errr... who cares.
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 2, 2015 at 8:14
Jan 2, 2015
Pinkbike Awards: Game Changer of the Year – Nominees
So that would be 1) Fox playing at trying to force the hand of frame builders into a take it or leave it corner that will leave fewer option choices for full bike build consumers 2) a man squeezing the last life out of a team that has hardly won many friends through its less than open armed friendliness to fans and consumers over the past 5 years and 3) A sport that is now thinking of telling the non-elite racers to politely take a running jump; the pros have taken over. And the industry wonders why some of us increasingly give less than a jot, an iota, of a f$&k about any of it and look forward to more mates races on whatever bike we happen to have cobbled together. 17th January in my area; bring it on!
orientdave mikekazimer's article
Jan 1, 2015 at 0:28
Jan 1, 2015
Opinion: 5 New Year's Resolutions for Mountain Bikers
Vow not to write "Spend less time on the internet" in next year's comment.
orientdave nikoniko's photo
Dec 31, 2014 at 3:23
Dec 31, 2014

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