si618

  • Member since Sep 13, 2011
  • 15 Followers
  • Adelaide Hills , Australia
  • Male / 41

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

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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: https://plus.google.com/photos/+SimonMcKenna618/albums/5859106873711395825 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.
si618 mzed's article
Jul 13, 2014 at 21:06
Jul 13, 2014
Video: Compound Interest
+1 Think I'll be stealing this idea for our pump track :) There's one berm in particular that's getting washed out over winter and is too awkward to cover with a tarp, and so long as the berm has already had a chance to bed in properly you'd think bricks should hold their shape pretty well. Love it!
si618 captyvatemedia's article
Jul 6, 2014 at 23:29
Jul 6, 2014
Video: ADELAIDE With Brosnan, Fearon and Crimmins
Nice work! Chuffed to see @1:29 that small change we did to the lower part of windy right getting some action :)
si618 andywaterman's article
Jun 24, 2014 at 4:09
Jun 24, 2014
Industry Insider: Charge Bikes and Fabric
Ditto, would look awesome on my blue reign.
si618 redbullbike's article
Jun 15, 2014 at 22:06
Jun 15, 2014
Video: World Cup Leogang Live Replay
Neg prop away, but once the tyre was fully off the rim, it seemed pretty stupid to continue riding like that, he's not going to get (m)any points, and if the tyre got hooked up on a rock or root or whatever, then it could've gone pear shaped real quick. Old fart rant over :) Impressed the rim held up so well, still looked in good shape at the end of the run!
si618 redbullbike's article
Jun 15, 2014 at 21:59
Jun 15, 2014
Video: World Cup Leogang Live Replay
Yeah I know, and he's a great commentator, but wars have started for less ;-)
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