reverend

  • Member since Jun 9, 2000
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  • Bellingham , Washington
  • Male / 49

49, Husband, father of 2, teacher of history, Japanese and PE. Love coaching the Whatcom County Composite high school XC mtb team.

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reverend BCBR's video
Jul 12, 2014 at 17:04
Jul 12, 2014
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They do ride on Vancouver Island, do they not?

reverend ambatt's article
Jul 12, 2014 at 10:10
Jul 12, 2014
Bitches Brew - Going Mainstream Can Make or Break an Emerging Sport
... too long to fit in one posting... Harkening back to WAKI's first comment, riding a mountain bike is like a calling. When you hear it and respond, become a convert, the experience is, dare I say spiritual. Not all who've had a spiritual awakening are able to translate that in a meaningful way to others. Not all enlightened yogis are able to share their experiences like Siddhartha Gautama, or Shaums March or Joan Jones. I'm grateful for their examples and strive to follow their examples of bringing others into the sport through teaching skills and presenting a welcoming presence.
reverend ambatt's article
Jul 12, 2014 at 10:09
Jul 12, 2014
Bitches Brew - Going Mainstream Can Make or Break an Emerging Sport
Not that anyone will read anything this far down... I enjoyed the post. Responding as an American (for that has cultural implications), a teacher and observer of people, I don't know that mountain biking will ever be more 'mainstream' than it is. First off, mountain biking requires both a level of skill and a level of fitness that I'm not sure the masses (in the USA) will ever aspire to. While fantasy football is huge, there is little that is more exclusive than pro sport. Looking at the number of young people who start playing a sport with dreams of becoming recognized for their abilities, and the number who actually become famous (athletes, singers, etc) is miniscule. Most seem to dabble for a few seasons and carry that passion throughout life as fans of the sport... not as actual participants, which, I would argue is not what any here want to become. There are sports that garner huge fan bases at specific times here in the US, gymnastics, swimming and figure skating during the Olympics; Soccer during the World Cup in addition to the big 4 pro leagues, namely Football, Baseball, Basketball and Hockey. (I guess there are some who like to watch cars go fast and turn left, but that is beyond my ability to comprehend.) The point I make is that while the fan bases and ticket sales for these are huge, the number of people who actively engage in the sports is pretty small. In contrast, I think many of those who love mountain biking do, with some regularity, put foot to pedal and tire to dirt. That population will never be as main stream as 'spectator sports'. I kind of like that I am a member of a community that actually does the sport we love.
reverend vincesmith's article
Jul 6, 2014 at 20:39
Jul 6, 2014
Video: Deep Mountain Rumble with Paul Gannon
I love a Rider/Bike/Trail VOD. (those were some massive jumps at the end, but not THE focus of the vid)
reverend SteelCityMedia's article
Jul 4, 2014 at 21:50
Jul 4, 2014
This Is Peaty - Episode 3 #GodSaveTheQueen
I could have sworn he said 'like a Chinese goat'... diction aside, the enthusiasm Bryceland exhibits is contagious. Were he to be knighted, would we call him "Sir Ratboy"?
reverend buspilot's video
Jul 3, 2014 at 21:35
Jul 3, 2014
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I don't know that I've ever packed that much riding into one day... much less the shortest day of the year. what a way to get together with some mates and celebrate the return of the sun. (School got out just before the solstice and I've been going going going since then. Glad I finally got to see this!)

reverend buspilot's video
Jul 3, 2014 at 21:24
Jul 3, 2014
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Nice comments and all, but I'm most impressed by the cool, clear, tasty-looking water. Kind of surprised you didn't strip down and have a cool soak. As always, great video.

reverend BCBR's video
Jul 1, 2014 at 23:23
Jul 1, 2014
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By the same token, this race is brutally tough; long, arduous and technically challenging. Wearing kit that minimizes friction or constriction on the legs/arms while riding makes a great deal of difference over the course of 7 days. Spandex is lighter, doesn't bind or inhibit movement, breathes well... I think that is why the racers wear it. Granted, other kit will provide greater protection from the ground, and make it less obvious that riders have genitals, but this is about riding bikes in the woods for a week, not a fashion show.

reverend BCBR's video
Jul 1, 2014 at 23:08
Jul 1, 2014
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Had those same dreams when my daughters were born 18 and 14 years ago. Both have been on numerous local rides and been to Moab with me, elder has also been to Whistler with me. Keep dreaming, parts of those dreams may come true... keeping in mind that our dreams for them and their dreams for them will differ.

reverend ReubenKrabbe's article
Jul 1, 2014 at 22:48
Jul 1, 2014
Chilcotins by Moonlight
Once a week at least (as far as night riding goes). The Chilcotins are definitely on my list of places to ride before I shoot through.
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