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swansejack22 mikekazimer's article
Jun 13, 2014 at 6:51
Jun 13, 2014
Opinion: Support Your Local Hardcore
"The freedom to commit yourself to the needs of others is what will really get us places." - I concur that for some this is absolutely the case, but it is something of an assumption to imply that everyone is best served by following that path. I completely agree that having and maintaining a healthy and successful family is every bit as hardcore as riding your bike for thousands of miles, and again, for some people, it is the correct decision for them to marry and have kids as it is that which brings them fulfillment. But my issue with the rhetoric of the OP is how it ignores the vastly different needs, wants, and desires of the individual, and aims to collectivise those who are "selfless and committed" to a family life as being somehow more responsible than those who choose an alternative existence.
swansejack22 mikekazimer's article
Jun 12, 2014 at 16:06
Jun 12, 2014
Opinion: Support Your Local Hardcore
Your life is not pre-determined. You control every decision you make. This includes deciding to get married and have children. Much happiness can be found by doing either or both, but they are not essential components in finding fulfillment. Too often I hear comments such as this which are loaded with an undercurrent of condescension, implying that those who choose to live for themselves are somehow irresponsible. I'd counter that a large number of people would be far better off taking the time to truly live and experience themselves at the limit of their capabilities instead of/before deciding to start a family. This is absolutely not a dig at you, everado, but just a generalised reply to similar comments made by many, many people, including friends of mine who complain that they don't get the time to ride any more because of family or work commitments, and mock that I have too much free time on my hands. I have exactly the amount of free time that I chose to have, and I choose to spend that riding.
swansejack22 geebeebee's article
Jun 1, 2014 at 10:46
Jun 1, 2014
Shimano British Downhill Series: Round 3, Ae Forest - Results
Huge shout out to Taylor Vernon. Looks like the broken back recovery is quickly gaining momentum. Big respect.
swansejack22 geebeebee's article
May 27, 2014 at 5:19
May 27, 2014
Video: Danny MacAskill - Epecuén
That was a genuine question. It won't work properly unless you adjust it's quality setting.
swansejack22 geebeebee's article
May 27, 2014 at 3:44
May 27, 2014
Video: Danny MacAskill - Epecuén
Are you adjusting the player quality settings? I can't watch in anything above 360p which is my antique computers fault, not Redbulls.
swansejack22 geebeebee's article
May 27, 2014 at 3:41
May 27, 2014
Video: Danny MacAskill - Epecuén
The trials that I grew up watching was all like "hoppity-hoppity", but with Danny it's more like "zippity-zippity". Such speed and flow. Staggering.
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swansejack22 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 9, 2014 at 13:54
Jan 9, 2014
Pinkbike Industry Awards - The Winners
Somebody on here once said that any hill that you cannot cycle up with a single 32t, and a 36t out back, is probably a hill that you're better off hiking up anyway, and I strongly agree.
swansejack22 lunatyk's article
Jan 1, 2014 at 1:31
Jan 1, 2014
Video and Photo Epic: Adventures With the Samson Brothers
Many, MANY, amazing photos...and some fairly dodgy clothing magazine shots, too.
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