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si-paton MountainBikeNI's article
Jul 9, 2014 at 11:37
Jul 9, 2014
Northern Ireland Launches Mountain Bike Strategy 2014-2024
Imagine a BDS in NI? Would love that to happen!!
si-paton redbullbike's article
Jul 8, 2014 at 11:27
Jul 8, 2014
Tickets on Sale for Red Bull Rampage 2014
si-paton davetrump's article
Jul 8, 2014 at 1:06
Jul 8, 2014
A Peek Into Privateer Life On the World Cup DH Circuit
You can also apply through your national body to race a WC. For example at Fort William, with British Cycling being based in the host nation they are offered an additional six places for riders. For those seeking UCI points, go to the UCI website, click mtb, calendar and find some UCI ranked races. A UCI cat 2 race scores 10 points for a 1st and 1 point for 10th. So you can see how hard that is at say a BDS here in the UK. That's why many Brits go and race a UCI race in some far off land like Bulgaria to gain points. Hope that helps!
si-paton pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 6, 2014 at 11:44
Jul 6, 2014
Results: Polygon Air DH iXS European DH Cup
Guys, we all want it to be perfect and I can tell you now that commentating ain't no easy job. Constructive criticism to help improve is always welcome. Just go easy if you can because if you carry on like this you won't have a live stream in the future to comment on as I well know first hand how detrimental these comments can be. With a very, very small budget I offered a free live stream at last years BDS (British DH Nationals). Of course it was very entry level and very ropey but at least it was a start. But like above it got a load of negative comments. So when we went to potential new sponsors and they saw the comments they were immediately out. Therefore no live stream for this years BDS and for the foreseeable future. Please bare that in mind before you post anymore negative comments. Brad J has done the X-Games for the last 15 years as well as the recent Russian Winter Olympics so in theory he is the top man for the job. Hope that's of some use!
si-paton officialcrankworx's article
Jul 5, 2014 at 9:35
Jul 5, 2014
Neil Stewart Claims Title of European Whip King at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes
Neil was killing it on the motorway jumps at Fort William, he can also bunny hop higher than anyone else I know!
si-paton BikeParkWales's article
Jun 20, 2014 at 15:35
Jun 20, 2014
BikePark Wales Launch Coaching Programme
Ian Warby = World Class Cycling Coach.
si-paton pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 19, 2014 at 15:08
Jun 19, 2014
New Pinkbike Apparel In Stock Now
Who wants to see a Pinkbike mug?
si-paton natedh9's article
Jun 16, 2014 at 8:53
Jun 16, 2014
Finals Photo Epic - Leogang DH World Cup 4
If you leave the course you must rejoin where you left it, regardless of poles or trees. That's the new rules/guidelines plain and simple. Don't like them, don't race! That said, the tape was moved after Bernard's run. Which is of course totally against the rules, unless for safety issues and not to be of advantage. Another argument could be regards the actual taping. A blind corner, tape on the ground, no pole on the entry. In my eyes that should have been picked up by the tech delegates on the course walk and rectified to make sure the race course is clearly defined to the riders. Bernard did go out and never rejoined, so yes he should have been dq'd. If I had been his team manager I would have disputed the DQ stating the course tapes were moved after his run (track was made wider) which is of course not fair. Plus the course was not defined properly. On that basis hoping the DQ would be reversed and Bernard's time re-instated. You have 15 mins after the results have been signed, timed and dated by the UCI Commissaire in which to lodge an official dispute in writing.
si-paton natedh9's article
Jun 14, 2014 at 0:32
Jun 14, 2014
Practice - Leogang DH World Cup 4
There is no CE standard for back plates. The Austrian rules only state rigid back protection. Hence cardboard etc.. can be used and the UCI Comms can't stop them as the rides are riding within the rules.
si-paton mavic's article
Jun 12, 2014 at 13:57
Jun 12, 2014
Video: Fabien Barel Presents - The Slow Road to Recovery
Fabien, wishing you a speedy and full recovery from Team Paton. The mountain bike race scene currently has a huge void at this current time with you absence.
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