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slimboyjim PBShareTheRide's article
Feb 7, 2016 at 7:37
Feb 7, 2016
Two Wheel Drifting in Calcutta for Share the Ride
Steve - you make a valid point in that there are more things important in life than bicycles, and I don't think that anyone would argue with that. However, you do so in such a negative and condescending way it just turns people away from your cause. Here we have a scheme which hasn't fed people, but it has bought happiness into their lives. Whether this will be short or long term we will see. Some may develop a passion for cycling, and become skilled mechanics and be able to support themselves or their families one day, or be so encouraged by the kindness shown that they become themselves more selfless and involved in helping others? We don't know. However, what we can say is that this is a way for bike enthusiasts to share their passion for the sport with people who may otherwise be unable to access it. It was never advertised as anything other. There are people here who will have donated money who, rightfully or wrongfully, would never have considered donating money to a traditional charity, and the charity has engaged cycling companies who may otherwise not have become involved, so let's just keep it to what it is - it is a kind thing to do. Those who wish to support traditional charities, as I do, may continue to do so (I would wholeheartedly recommend it!) - this is purely an additional act of kindness which, in modern times, we need more of.
slimboyjim SteelCityMedia's article
Jan 26, 2016 at 2:54
Jan 26, 2016
Maxxis Rubber Side Down: The Underdog - Video
#26aintdead and he's riding a .....? ;-)
slimboyjim scottsecco's article
Jan 18, 2016 at 1:15
Jan 18, 2016
Movies For Your Monday
Tim Knoll - a man more concerned with his shins than his head! If it gets out, it might break the Internet (or just Pinkbike...). Nice riding though!
slimboyjim paulaston's article
Jan 15, 2016 at 2:53
Jan 15, 2016
slimboyjim pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 11, 2016 at 12:54
Jan 11, 2016
Prototype Intense Spotted at Fontana, California
Was kind of hoping for a carbon spider 275...
slimboyjim mikelevy's article
Jan 4, 2016 at 1:13
Jan 4, 2016
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie - Review
A mountain bike that struggles with mud! Whatever will they think of next! Nice bike I'm sure but perhaps a bit specialist for me...
slimboyjim KAMMedia's article
Nov 30, 2015 at 1:08
Nov 30, 2015
slimboyjim davidarthur's article
Nov 26, 2015 at 11:55
Nov 26, 2015
Exposure MaXx-D Mk8 light - Review
I agree - I always advocate the cheap Chinese lights as a good way to get into night riding and see if you like it, but my expensive lights are much better, particularly with regards to battery life and beam pattern. However, each to their own - those who do not do a lot of night riding will never justify such a high price for an occasional use item, and there will always be those who are perfectly happy with their cheap lights (rightfully so!), but now I've expensive ones I know which I'd buy again... (PS. I've kids too and the only riding I get in winter tends to be at night! I feel your pain!) I believe that exposure lights have always been popular here in the UK for their race support - I think they are at pretty much every 24hrs/night event and sort out any problems, which has always been a key to their success here... I don't know if they have reps who similarly support non-UK events though?
slimboyjim yoga15app's article
Nov 16, 2015 at 14:59
Nov 16, 2015
15-Minute Post-Ride Yoga Routine - Monthly Yoga with Abi
1) Yoga hurts. 2) You are scarily flexible! I am scarily inflexible!
slimboyjim mikekazimer's article
Nov 14, 2015 at 1:23
Nov 14, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Ride At Night?
To be fair I think that you will get a good quality light now through any reputable brand, and there is reviews and information about them available online. With the cheap ones it's just a case of trawling forums for what cheap light, but the difficulty is that they are cheap for a reason - build quality or battery quality may differ between one unit and another, and with the lack of trademark laws in China you can find that whilst 2 lights look the same (perhaps even be branded the same) they may actually be made by different people. You just have to take a bit of a gamble, but then they are so cheap that it is definately worth it for a lot of people out there.
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