scottrallye

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scottrallye geebeebee's article
Aug 19, 2015 at 16:32
Aug 19, 2015
5 Things You Need To Know: World Cup DH 2015, Val di Sole
But that run of Sam's in 08 was LEGENDARY. And Rob Warner (and his job) are only here today because he "cleaned it up" to make the televised sport more appropriate for all ages. And if you use that as a gauge, it's worked. Compare the coverage of the races in 2015 compared to 2008.
scottrallye paulaston's article
Aug 19, 2015 at 15:07
Aug 19, 2015
Bits 'n Pieces - Crankworx Whistler 2015
I'm not sure YOU understand what a monopoly is. "Petrol is unnecessary and only continues due to a monopoly." That's what you said. Petrol has a monopoly on what? A single (or very few) big companies having total control over an industry is a monopoly. An oil company can have a monopoly on the oil industry, but what does petrol itself have a monopoly on? Cars? Products? Bicycle parts? Petrol itself, but definition, can't have a monopoly on anything, it's technically just a chemical. You can argue that our world's dependence on petroleum products is due to monopolistic domination of the oil industry by a couple of huge companies (which is what I think you are trying to argue), but discussing "necessity" is completely subjective. Really, all I technically need to survive is food, water, and enough clothing/shelter to prevent me from dying of exposure. So from that standpoint, you are absolutely correct. Petroleum is unnecessary. For the human race to carry on existing in it's current state (and for us to enjoy mountain biking), then you are incorrect, it's absolutely a necessity. Unless you want to take a huge leap back to the bronze age, live on a plot of land and cultivate your own food and live in a tiny shack made of local resources, then you are incorrect buddy. Hate to break it to you.
scottrallye tobiusmaximum's photo
Aug 18, 2015 at 15:55
Aug 18, 2015
Hmmm, those tires look like they were made with petroleum-derived materials. Better throw them away. Oh, and your hydraulic brake lines. And all the grease on that bike. And your chain lubricant. And all the machinery that mined, processed, transported, and machined every part, bolt, and screw on that bike. The boat that bike was shipped on wasn't a sailboat. Now do you see what I'm on about?

scottrallye paulaston's article
Aug 18, 2015 at 15:51
Aug 18, 2015
Bits 'n Pieces - Crankworx Whistler 2015
^^lol^^ Obviously you're not sure what I'm on about if you are so dumb you'll call petroleum "unnecessary". Only a wildly ignorant, uninformed person could state that. You can say a LOT of things about the petroleum industry and a lot of it would be awful. Pretending that your life and this hobby we do called "mountain biking" isn't heavily dependent on the petroleum you claim is "unnecessary" is just plain ignorant and straight-up WRONG.
scottrallye paulaston's article
Aug 18, 2015 at 11:37
Aug 18, 2015
Bits 'n Pieces - Crankworx Whistler 2015
Awww, c'mon guys, tell me more about how I'm a "true oil burning" American! All I did was point out how truly minor petroleum-free suspension oil is in the big picture (even though I didn't say anything about it being a bad idea). I'd LOVE to hear more about what a horrible oil-guzzling person I am, while you choose to ignore how much of the sport we love is dependent on petroleum.
scottrallye paulaston's article
Aug 18, 2015 at 11:12
Aug 18, 2015
Bits 'n Pieces - Crankworx Whistler 2015
Yup, if we could do petroleum free everything we could do away with almost every mode of modern transportation (except bikes, score!) carbon, plastics, bike tires, grips, grease, upholstery, cable housing, shifters, all the machines that make bicycle components, helmets, shoes, cycling clothes, weather-resistant fabrics, sun glasses, riding pads, and about 107,345 more things. So as you go out and mount up on your trusty steed, smug with the knowledge you are using your petrol-free suspension fluid, rest easy in your ignorance that almost every single part on the bike you are out enjoying (and the gear you are wearing) in the great outdoors is either made of, or made by, petroleum based products. Ah, shit, I blew my cover. I mean, "Death to oil companies!"
scottrallye paulaston's article
Aug 14, 2015 at 14:57
Aug 14, 2015
Bits 'n Pieces - Crankworx Whistler 2015
Ummm... who is going through so much suspension fluid that they are concerned that their waste fluids are ruining the environment? I mean, it's a nice thought, and there is no reason to needlessly pollute, but biodegradability isn't at the top of list for reasons to buy suspension oil.
scottrallye Margus's photo
Aug 14, 2015 at 10:03
Aug 14, 2015
I think he may have a cavity.

scottrallye paulaston's article
Jul 17, 2015 at 8:20
Jul 17, 2015
Pit Randoms: Samoens EWS
Isn't that what your mom said about you?
scottrallye paulaston's article
Jul 17, 2015 at 8:20
Jul 17, 2015
Pit Randoms: Samoens EWS
Funny that all these replies are defending Nico, but the first comment on this article is a bunch of people ragging on him. I don't know how to be cool on Pinkbike, it's too confusing.
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