• Member since Sep 13, 2011
  • Adelaide Hills , Australia
  • Male / 42

Old fart still riding trails,
still learning, still crashing,
still digging, still loving it!

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si618 karl-burkat's article
Aug 24, 2014 at 22:27
3 days
Video: Oh Shit, a Bear!
@ray, roos do enduro? Seems legit! ;-)
si618 redbullbike's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 0:47
Aug 19, 2014
Just Announced! New Red Bull Rampage Course Unveiled Plus Athlete Invite List
Chill out j-t-g. He recently said* he's having problems getting his mental game sorted at big events, and you'd have to be pretty stupid to hit up rampage if you're not 100% committed. *
si618 mikekazimer's article
Aug 13, 2014 at 21:29
Aug 13, 2014
Spotted: Prototype Yeti Downhill Bike
貌似取消了坑爹的滑轨设计 translates as "seemingly cancelled slide design pit father" 沙发 as "sofa" So either these guys have been getting stuck into the rice wine, or google translate needs work...
si618 pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 3, 2014 at 23:06
Aug 3, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 5, Mont Sainte Anne - Finals
I thought the interview was classic, a more laid back man you will not find, even had the coolness to avoid swearing on the live feed, he was shitting himself waiting the remaining riders :) And how tough is Gee Atherton!
si618 mikekazimer's article
Aug 3, 2014 at 22:48
Aug 3, 2014
First Look: Giant Reign and Glory 27.5
Agreed, it was the main thing I had against the 2013 Reign at the time (Fox CTD damper issue wasn't well known until later), didn't stop me from buying one though, still no regrets, love my ride, and when the time comes I can get a new headset and stem, then turn my OD2 fork into a bar stool ;-) They've gone back to press-fit bb again, which makes sense on carbon frames but prefer threaded on AL, and getting a little fussy, I'd go the 150mm reverb over 125mm. Downtube guard and 12x142 both welcome additions, but haven't noticed that much flex or tyre rub against the seat stay. Reign paint job also looks the business!
si618 vincentallard's article
Jul 23, 2014 at 22:32
Jul 23, 2014
Video: Connor Fearon is a Wild Man on a Bike
Went on my first night ride a few nights ago, so much fun! Two $30 solarstorm x2 (bar + helmet mounted) was more than enough light and batteries lasted two hours. Watched Fearon beat Brosnan at the state champs earlier this year, so fast and smooth, great talent! Adelaide sure seems to breed excellent riders like these guys and bmx rider Sam Willoughby...wish some of it would rub off on me ;-)
si618 elflamingo's article
Jul 20, 2014 at 21:26
Jul 20, 2014
si618 mzed's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 23:52
Jul 14, 2014
Video: Compound Interest
Sweet looking dirt and pump track! I'm envious of anyone with decent site access, ours sucks.
si618 mzed's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 19:01
Jul 14, 2014
Video: Compound Interest
When I built our pump track I had to cart the dirt down 3 flights of stairs: So after shifting ~12 tonne and realising how much freaking dirt you need I started using fill, which was mostly left over bricks and pavers from folks giving them away around our area. Pavers are pretty coarse, so grip should be fine, plus since they're thinner, they'd be cheaper than house bricks if you had to buy them. No-one has crashed on the berms (yet ;-) ), so not too fussed about that, and I thought it was more the angle of the berm that holds your line? Probably a good idea to use a bed of paving sand to set them in place, keep the gaps as small as possible and then finish off with paveset or pavelock which sets like a gel after you sweep it into the gaps and then wet it. Like I said before, I'd only do it after a berm has had a chance to settle in, has had plenty of riders on it, and has gone through a few rain cycles. I really like the attention to detail these guys have gone to, the outer layer of pavers is a different colour and not cut, instead they've cut the second last layer to fill in. Looks very clean, proper craftsmen!
si618 mikekazimer's article
Jul 13, 2014 at 21:59
Jul 13, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: What Style of Grip Do You Prefer?
I used you to share your belief, but had an epiphany a year or so ago when I realised it was the distance between the toilet roll and the toilet bowl that decided whether it should be an over or under roll. If the gap is narrow, under is easier to dispense, otherwise over wins.
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