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ryann zeptechniques's article
Jan 21, 2015 at 15:17Jan 21, 2015
ZEP'S How-To: Mythbusters and How to Learn
Very useful and practical advice here. Paul has successfully broken down elements of bike skills and has a methodology to teaching that promotes fun and encouragement...rather than "right or wrong." I use many of his techniques when I instruct my riders and racers. Keep up the good work ZEP!
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2015 Fox Float 36 RC2 170mm FIT. Used only two months and in like-new condition. Tapered steerer cut to 7 3/8 inch (18.6mm). Comes with 15 and 20mm axles and in original box. Easily reduce travel to 160mm with spacer. Selling due to new sponsor.
ryann bcenduroseries's article
Jan 8, 2015 at 11:43Jan 8, 2015
ryann DescentFilms's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 9:29Dec 16, 2014
Video: The Darkhorse
Nice one Colin. Keep up the awesome.
ryann pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 26, 2014 at 13:54Nov 26, 2014
Sam Blenkinsop, Harry Heath, Jack Iles and Magnus Manson Join Norco Factory Racing Team
Congrats to all, a wicked team with a very focused manager and trainer!
ryann ebwitwicki's video
Oct 26, 2014 at 22:30Oct 26, 2014
ryann pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 8, 2014 at 9:49Oct 8, 2014
Video: Jackson Goldstone - 10 Years Old and Shredding
Great vid guys! We'll have to do a son & dad rip next year...
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Oct 3, 2014 at 9:44Oct 3, 2014
ryann dbaker's article
Oct 2, 2014 at 8:13Oct 2, 2014
Endless Biking: Where Have All the Ladies Gone?
I raced downhill in Western Canada for more than a decade and managed and ran a development team (that included women) for four years. I agree we absolutely need to encourage more women to participate in racing for all the reasons your article mentions. However, I would caution disregarding "enduro" with another tired joke. The reality is that enduro is tremendously fun on all accounts and will continue to grow, including women. It's less intimidating and a friendlier vibe as you inevitably make friends between stages, which has a calming effect not present in the more charged atmosphere of DH. And Enduro has proper DH in it - one day at the Golden race was at Kicking Horse including the Pioneer DH (but much longer), Rossland included the old BC Cup DH Course and Revelstoke included proper DH stages on Boulder Mountain. Most races saw 11-12 women compete, still vastly underrepresented. I talked to many of them and while the DH scared them, they raced because their strengths such as fitness also played into it. In the end, the women were stoked on the format and their accomplishment of having ridden the technical stages. All I heard was how much they look forward to doing more next year, and bringing their friends out. Don't get me wrong, I love DH but it's not that easy to disregard enduro...where the growth in the number of women (and men) racing mountain bikes will assuredly increase. Perhaps it will be a stepping-stone for some who discover they enjoy and are good at the DH stages to come out and try a proper DH race too.
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