taletotell

I work at a residential treatment center for middle school kids. I am also a dad and husband and as a result I spend more time thinking about riding than actually doing it.

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taletotell mikelevy's article
Mar 6, 2015 at 3:11
3 hours
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Do Trail Work?
I used to do a lot more. Upstate NY doesn't have much so when you can build or maintain you should. Since moving out here I just haven't had the time or inclination. I should find a local trail crew to work with and make some time.
taletotell WAKIdesigns's article
Mar 5, 2015 at 4:31
1 days
Science and Religion of MTB
Gotta say, you downplay a bit of what I would call application of science. Though you do point out the processes for creation use science you suggest the computer drawings, the testing to failure, the drawing on prior knowledge are not all actual science. And while it is true they aren't using the scientific method to discover new things they are using info gotten by the scientific method to "innovate" or do something better. The same way religion is not all prophecy, science is not all discovery. I am sure you are right that there is a lot that goes into bike design that is not scientific. Marketing is a big deal. You are wrong about funding research. It is hard to get funding for cancer treatments because they are not that profitable. If you cure a person you lose a customer. It is easy to get funding for how to make a cheaper sugar product (like corn syrup) because it makes money. Bikes tend to fall into the second category. R&D pays off on a curve. You can throw a lot of money at it before it stops being profitable; more money all the time if current prices are any indication. So yeah blanket appeals to science are pretty stupid, but actual evidence based appeals are good. Maybe we should just ask people to cite their sources? But if we did that this would be academia, not PB, and nobody likes academia.
taletotell RichardCunningham's article
Mar 4, 2015 at 13:23
2 days
Liteville 601 MK 3 - Review
Freeride bike. So glad to see they are still getting the love they deserve.
taletotell ChrisJohannes's article
Mar 3, 2015 at 13:29
3 days
Lizard Skins Monitor 1.0 Glove - Review
iphone 5 came in first in a group of purpose built units. If it isn't good enough then you might as well toss your Garmin in the trash. Here is the link: http://www.singletracks.com/blog/gps/gps-distance-accuracy-test-smartphone-apps-vs-dedicated-gps/
taletotell raceface's article
Mar 3, 2015 at 13:22
3 days
Look Book 2015: Race Face Soft Goods Collection
Fox started as one beast, run by two brothers. Savmeister is right about that. Cool to hear fox is hands off and lets RF do its thing. I love RF products and am somewhat ambivalent about Fox. It gives me hope for Easton too. I want to see all the parts companies continue to innovate without a single entity taking control and spinning them too much one way or the other.
taletotell ChrisJohannes's article
Mar 3, 2015 at 10:12
3 days
Lizard Skins Monitor 1.0 Glove - Review
Strava is cool because you can set it in the parking lot and it will only measure your rank against established rides. There is no hurry. Also, turnes out phones have more accurate GPS than most GPS units. I'll look for the article that talks about it and get back to you.
taletotell raceface's article
Mar 3, 2015 at 9:44
3 days
Look Book 2015: Race Face Soft Goods Collection
With Fox tail owning RF that means direct competition with Fox head. Now that fox head belongs to an investment group I guess that is cool. I just wonder if that is why RF is suddenly releasing such a super competitive line of soft goods. No need to worry about stepping on the old brother's toes.
taletotell pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 2, 2015 at 15:36
Mar 2, 2015
Watch the Chain! Bikers Crash into Chain Across a Trail
Oo, and lets put watch for tree signs too. And rocks, and gravity, and bird crap in your eye. . . Some property owners live 1000 miles away and if the chain was painted it would fade years before they notice. Especially if he has 29 entry points to his property. What if a helicopter landing on his land illegally hits a power line and crashes? Should he have to paint his power lines orange? This blaming the victim crap has to stop. These guys violated the rights of another human being. If a rapist gets herpes from his victim you don't let him sue. These guys should be in the running for crash if the month. They are honestly lucky he didn't have barber wire fencing in case he had livestock or something. Again, being on bikes does not make you special.
taletotell pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 2, 2015 at 9:09
Mar 2, 2015
Watch the Chain! Bikers Crash into Chain Across a Trail
If people broke rules at whistler and got hurt and sued to close the place down all the anti land owner comments would reverse.
taletotell pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 2, 2015 at 9:06
Mar 2, 2015
Watch the Chain! Bikers Crash into Chain Across a Trail
This wasn't sabotage. This was slapstick comedy as some trespassers weren't watching where they were going. Just because they were on bikes doesn't mean they are the good guys here. Instead they got their comeupings. Not that I've never trespassed. I just don't blame the land owner when I get hurt. My uncle buries pallets studded with nails at access points to his land because 4wheelers where tearing up his fields and ignoring his signs.they lose their tires for it, but do they have a right to complain? I hear in South Africa you can protect property with leathal traps, and a car thief caught by surprise from a booby trap reached in his pocket and fired his hand gun, blowing his man parts to oblivion. Can't blame that on the car owner. These guys fall into that category.
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