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- Ste-Julie , Quebec
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My daughter , my girlfriend , my riding.
is there anything else ?
wickrider mattwragg's article
Feb 22, 2014 at 15:32Feb 22, 2014
The Future of XC? XMB Challenge, Aspremont
it would be nice to see this type of race mixed in the XCO world cups. Not all of them, bu let's trow a few in it. I'm sure the racers would love it. problem is broadcast of course. This makes it impossible to film, get on the net or sell to TV. But still, it would be nice. what i am suprised is this as been pretty much the same format for what we call Raids in Quebec (and most probably everywhere) they have been this type of racing for a long time. Raids like Bras-Du-Nord, Vélo-Mag and Jean D'avignon are very popular. While most participate in the long marathon (even some are sanctionne in XC marathon UCI) versions, there are always some shorter version of the course you can register in. That's pretty much it! look these races up on the web, i have been racing them for years and everytime it awesome,.....tough as hell, but awesome. cheers,
wickrider sterlinglorence's photo
Feb 13, 2014 at 12:56Feb 13, 2014
Feb 13, 2014 at 5:39Feb 13, 2014
Opinion: Is it Time to Revolt?
Epic rant I enjoyed it. But in reality, I think you are ‘raging’ to the choir. There is no need to rant here. We all ride. Of course, most of us probably not as much as we want but too much of a good thing can ruin it…ok maybe not, but it can change it. I don’t want to change how going for a ride makes me feel. I would trade most of my workdays for a ride, but I still love my work. It’s given me a lot. I choose to go ride most part of the week-ends and the evenings (apart from the winter months) instead of spending time with my daughter. I’m ok with that, but not more. When late fall arrives, then winter, I spend more time with her…I catch up. I guess what I’m saying is; I think we get it, but I think most of us already live a life to accommodate our ridding. This is not putting a passion on the back burner and growing up to be fat and cosy in front of the TV. Take a look around, see all these unhappy people? They are consumers and that is what they live for. They get unhealthy, they get dumb, their behavior is alien, and they don’t care about dirt….we do. Even if we have jobs, families. I have a TV from 1998 in the basement, no coach, nothing to sit on. My house is small and perfectly filled with nothing we don’t use. I drive a Fiesta that I love to leave parked. I have a beaten down shed filled with bikes that are ridden many hours per week. We’re good here; don’t need to preach to the choir. Cheers,
wickrider briceshirbach's article
Feb 12, 2014 at 13:35Feb 12, 2014
2014 NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic - Preview
oh dear god no! there is a full day with 5 enduro stages. sounds pretty cool actually, so you can enter with multiple bike?
Feb 11, 2014 at 8:56Feb 11, 2014
To The Point - Staying Warm
well, i guess Winter is a very subjective word. Winter Bike ridding for me is mostly done in streets, clycling paths and the local trails when snow conditions are correct. that is when the right temperature (between -8 and -12 celsius is the sweetspot for packed hard hero snow) and the right amount of snowshoers and hikers have been packing down the snow leaving a acceptably wide trail. Then comes tire (or bike) choice. Fat bike is obvious but stil just one of the options. Many othe ways to enjoy ridding on snow. to stay warm?, it's not really complicated. Just do what the XC ski people do, ridding a bike in winter is very similar. It can get expensive to get the good quality stuff. I 100% agree with the article when it says that you need to prepare, size up the type of ridding and amount of exposure. Ridding in the winter is still what it is...there is some fun to have but most of the time the rides are short to limit the exposure. please summer...come back! It's been really, really cold here in Quebes this winter.
Feb 7, 2014 at 8:50Feb 7, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: The Local Bike Shop
Local Bike Shop advocate here. i love my LBS, actually, they are the only persons that i call my friends. They compose the only group of people outside work that i can relate with and that i actually like spending time with (either riding, wrenching and haging) they give my awesome prices, i join their activities, promote their image and involvement. i get all my parts, i go in their workshop and wrench my bike, they assist, teach, help. this kind of relation with a LBS works both ways, good service - good customer. for me, this have been working out great for many years. long live the LBS, when they are managed right and employ competent people, they are awosome places for bike riders (from urban commuter to park rats)
wickrider SteelCityMedia's article
Dec 20, 2013 at 13:27Dec 20, 2013
Video: This Is Peaty - Season Finale
if you really like mountain biking, nothing makes woul feel like watching Rat Boy and Peaty casually shredding togeter. It is the purest representation of fun on mountain bikes. it's makes me so happy.
wickrider Chromagbikes's article
Nov 13, 2013 at 12:49Nov 13, 2013
Video: Wink Grant - "Insight"
i love the style of the kid. i really appreciate the content of the interview, real different and a big chunk of reality, told by a real kid with talent. that big chunk might even be hard for some industry riders and promoter to swallow. But that's a good thing. i have a hard time with the language tho. Not the swearing...that i could'nt care less about, but the overall familiar language used that, im my opinion, does not translate that good into words. I fear it takes away some of the message. anyways, this is great work.
wickrider brule's article
Nov 4, 2013 at 5:15Nov 4, 2013
Video of the Month - October 2013
i can never get over how people have absolutly no judgement when they see something that is extraordinary. i use the word extraordinary to support how i think a 10 year old kid usually does not ride big like that. when i read the comments it's either 1-he got parent that can buy him Intense bikes, he live at the trail head in Whistler, of course he's a shreader! 2-talent is something you are born into, no mater what, he will be the next Steve Smith-Sam Hill-Brandon Semenuk and will over pass them by 100 folds. i mean, come on. Of course both are not true. How about, he works hard, he rides hard, he spends most of his time on the trails and keep at it. How about he gets inspired by older, more experianced riders. How about, he's a strong kid and by doing this he will keep getting stronger. how about...i really hope he's ok after that case at the end. nothing is ever set in stone, you get better if you ride, push and ride some more. Nothing comes easy and if you set your mind to it,, are willing to put some blood sweat and tears in it, you can ride big. When you are 10, you take a look around and play with what is out there. I doubt he would have learned how to ride like this he if you have been born in Brooklyn. nothing is ever black and white
wickrider mikekazimer's article
Oct 22, 2013 at 16:33Oct 22, 2013
Fox Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain 2013 Evolution Series Forks
first, krisrayner's comment (the 1st) has got to be voted funniest comment ever. Period. Second, this industry is really all about perceptions. Fox goes on a major recall with no delays and adresses the problem head on. Great, i this it's good management. Their product have had some performance issues lately but people still feel this is a good product because of the companie's profile and engagement. great management.