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slimboyjim RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2016 at 5:30
Oct 20, 2016
Best Ride of the Year - Opinion
The key to a great ride is not anticipating it. When you are determined to have a good ride because you've been out injured, stressed or whatever, you aren't at your best anyway and it never goes as well as you'd hoped. Those rides where you just 'get' it, when you never expected it, are the best...
slimboyjim mikelevy's article
Oct 14, 2016 at 5:03
Oct 14, 2016
Logan Binggeli's Single-Speed KHS - Red Bull Rampage 2016
I think it's just a gold coloured chain with a bit of Utah dust on, but it does look that way!
slimboyjim mikelevy's article
Oct 14, 2016 at 4:59
Oct 14, 2016
Logan Binggeli's Single-Speed KHS - Red Bull Rampage 2016
@WAKIdesigns: I'm with you on the parenting being hard bit too! In itself there's nothing too hard as long as you are consistent (IMHO) but it is relentless responsibility in a way that no non-parent can ever imagine... I've 3 kids now and they are great, but one is disabled and my wife has had issues with depression for some years. Everyone's situation is different, and some people prioritise certain aspects of life more than others, have different levels of support or are just able to make things work better for their circumstances than others. I'm all for that, but it won't work the same for everyone. For me it's an hour drive to get to the trails, but I wouldn't leave the city because of the special needs provisions it supplies my daughter, so I spend a lot of time on the turbo trainer (which I hate but I've no other real option to be as fit as I want to be) or night riding on my own as the evening is the time I've less demands on me from other people. I don't want to burden other family members more because they are my kids and they do a lot for me already. Sounds like you are doing well too get the one ride in a week to me! To those who fit a lot of riding in I have a lot of respect for that too. I'm currently waiting for my kids to grow up a little more and I hope to join your club, even if it is just every now and again!
slimboyjim pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 14, 2016 at 1:22
Oct 14, 2016
slimboyjim pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 11, 2016 at 16:18
Oct 11, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: XC Bike Upgrades, Fork Offset, and Mid-Air Braking
I'd recommend being careful with upgrading the bike too much as, when you keep doing it, you soon end up spending a large chunk of what a new one would cost! A couple of cheaper upgrades is fine, but when you are looking at fork, shock and other bits too, maybe you are better off selling the bike and checking out the classifieds for a new one. Or hit up a demo day to see how different bikes feel and work out what works for you and what changes would be best for where you ride.
slimboyjim virtumedia's article
Oct 7, 2016 at 13:08
Oct 7, 2016
Reece Wallace: Yeah Whis - Video
Damn. I thought I could get this good without practice and now you say I might get injured!?! In the words of Warner, "F* you mountain biking!"
slimboyjim mattwragg's article
Oct 4, 2016 at 2:13
Oct 4, 2016
EWS Round 8, Finale Ligure Italy - Race Day Two
Because they raced South and North America too perhaps? I do get your point but the organisers have made a direct attempt at keeping costs reasonable for teams. How many racers could afford to race every race of they were across all the continents? There is also the fact that the vast majority of fans and teams are based in North America and Europe. I do agree that an Asian race could be incredible though - perhaps it will happen sooner rather than later?
slimboyjim davetrump's article
Oct 1, 2016 at 17:03
Oct 1, 2016
Finale EWS Crescendo: Racing, Day One
The guy just can't catch a break at the moment... Actually let me rephrase that... Crap jokes aside I'm glad he's OK. He's had such bad luck recently and I hope that changes for next season...
slimboyjim dbaker's article
Sep 29, 2016 at 2:17
Sep 29, 2016
The Bakery - Stepping Up to Find Stolen Bikes
Is this justification for going fully custom on every bike?
slimboyjim dbaker's article
Sep 29, 2016 at 2:16
Sep 29, 2016
The Bakery - Stepping Up to Find Stolen Bikes
I store my bike in the house - if someone breaks into a house the police response here in the UK, and I imagine elsewhere, is far greater than if a bike is stolen from an outside area or, say, a shed. I think that is the best deterrent where possible. That and I watch my bike like a hawk... I even caught some guy on an uplift day take my bike off the trailer and start walking off with it 'by accident'. Sadly you have to be alert everywhere these days...
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