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Aug 20, 2014 at 23:04Aug 20, 2014
Enduro World Series Reveals Its Full 2015 Calendar
I think they're probably trying to limit the number of far flung locations too - if you were a privateer based in Europe or the Us, arguably the biggest sources of riders, it costs a lot in time and money to do two trips to the southern hemisphere in a series. It would price a lot of people out I think...
slimboyjim jasperwesselman's article
Aug 14, 2014 at 23:24Aug 14, 2014
Quick Clip: Finn Iles Wins Whip-Off Worlds
Not if you're 14!
slimboyjim Bluegrassboard's article
Jul 30, 2014 at 23:39Jul 30, 2014
Justin Leov's Diary - EWS Winter Park
Props for doing re-run of that stage - a tough decision I'm sure and one that, whilst was perhaps fairer to others was at a detriment to you. Perhaps the fairest way in future would be that everyone has to do 2 runs?You can take the best time from the two, although I suppose that those having already completed a full run well could then just cruise and conserve energy, thereby gaining an advantage anyway... Has anything been decided in the post race analysis as to how to manage this kind of issue in future?
Jul 29, 2014 at 0:51Jul 29, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Out of Control Rear Derailleur, Flat-Pedal Rider Switching to Clips, and a 24-Inch Wheel Question
It's not better, just different. It did feel far more efficient to me being clipped in, but I was a little less confident playing at the absolute limits of traction being unable to put a foot down as quickly. You can unclip in a surprisingly short time, and you will have next to no times where you fall as a result of not being unable to unclip (well, once you are used to them) but sometimes that half a second is not appreciated in an emergency! I tend to ride flats 99% of the time, but would go straight to clips if I was doing a ride for the sake of distance rather than fun...
Jul 12, 2014 at 10:12Jul 12, 2014
Results: Day One Enduro World Series La Thuile
11 of the top 25 men isn't too shabby is it!?! Well done!
May 29, 2014 at 6:29May 29, 2014
Ask Pinkbike Anything - DH vs. AM Bikes, One-By Rings And Tire Widths
I read that when your legs get tired you start using your back muscles to compensate, hence the thing about stomping big gears up a climb resulting in back pain. You may have a weak core and some weights work, more time in the saddle or an adjustment in riding style may assist? Obviously though please don't embark on a crazy regime until after medical advice in case there is something wrong...
slimboyjim RichardCunningham's article
May 23, 2014 at 23:27May 23, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Prepared, or Are You a Parasite?
"I guess we as New Zealanders have it drilled into us from kids that you need to be prepared if you're heading out into the bush..?" I'm.... Not... 12... Must.... Fight.... Innuendo.... :-)
slimboyjim mikelevy's article
May 18, 2014 at 1:42May 18, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Social Media
Strava is the only social media I use. At least it restricts the people who find out I've been on a ride to those who give a f**k :-) I never bother with FB or any of that malarkey... On a positive note I also see it as good motivation seeing (via Strava) my peers out on their bikes - I don't want to be left behind in the fitness stakes so that is my reason to hit the turbo (3 kids and being an hour away from any decent hills means I don't get to ride as often as I would like...), so its not just vanity for some...
slimboyjim project529's article
May 18, 2014 at 0:48May 18, 2014
Bike Stolen? There's an App for That
Could you not have a transmitter/receiver designed to look like a waterbottle cage bolt, or something similar?
slimboyjim natedh9's article
Apr 29, 2014 at 5:20Apr 29, 2014
Finals - Cairns DH World Cup 2
I'm kind of with the organisers on this one - the problem is that if you let Greg 'get away' with something* then next time you get an incident then everyone will refer back to this. You open a real can of worms and, whilst Greg didn't receive any benefit on this occasion the next case may not be quite so clear cut. If we favour the sports elite, it's not really fair on the other racers IMO. It is harsh, but I don't see any way around it. *(I've not seen the footage - I'm just going on principle here)
Video by ladderbillder17