Pinkbike Celebrates International Women's Day

Mar 8, 2020
by Sarah Moore  

From racing, to freeride, to adventure—the women's MTB scene is more vibrant and badass than ever. Looking back at the past year, here are some of the notable moments.

Katie Holden spearheaded Formation this year to bring some of the world's top female riders to Utah to test themselves against the rugged terrain of the 2015 Rampage site. Hannah Bergemann, Micayla Gatto, Tahnee Seagrave, Vaea Verbeeck, Veronique Sandler, and Vinny Armstrong took part in year zero of Formation, helping progress women's freeride to the next level. We sat down with Katie to learn a bit more about Formation.
Photo by Paris Gore Red Bull

Jenny Rissveds won our Comeback of the Year Award for sharing her journey with mental illness and her valiant fight to overcome it, and then going on to win the Lenzerheide World Cup. Watch the full race replay here.

Jenny Rissveds got out in front when the others were starting to crack and never looked back.

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Isabeau Courdurier has the perfect season on the Enduro World Series, including a win in the Trophy of Nations for Team France. Every mountain bike athlete is looking for perfection, but very few ever get close. In a sport fraught with mechanicals, minimal practice, shifting tracks, inclement conditions, and hours upon hours of competition, enduro makes that search even harder, but this year, Courdurier overcame it all and ended the 2019 season unbeaten.
Isabeau Courdurier had the perfect golden season winning all 8 rounds and the overall title

Although Kate Courtney came into the 2019 season as World Champion, there were doubts over whether her performance in Lenzerheide last year was just a fluke. She put those doubts to bed, winning the first XCC in Albstadt and the main cross-country race. She then won three of the first four races of the season and the 2019 overall World Cup. She may only be two years into her elite career but the only thing she has left to win is a gold medal at the Olympics...
Kate Courtney was playing the game well it just wasn t enough today.

Casey Brown on the entrance drop.

Casey Brown takes part in the Rampage qualifier Proving Grounds event in Bend, Oregon. She also takes part in the debut women's Speed & Style event at Crankworx Whistler.

Casey Brown s Signature Style PC Clint Trahan

Back from injury and right to the top of the world Myriam Nicole beat all odds today on one the the most physically demanding courses of the circuit.

Myriam Nicole was off the bike for four months and missed seven rounds of the World Cup circuit due to a horrific foot injury. It seemed unlikely that this would be the year she would finally win World Championships, but she headed to Mont-Sainte-Anne to compete regardless. Against all odds, on a track that is known for is brutality and despite the pain in her ankle that caused her to limp as soon as she got off her bike, she went a second faster than Tahnee Seagrave and won the World Championship stripes.
Myriam Nicole and Tahnee Seagrave are back. The rest of the women s field should be very worried

14 year old Julia Traum Tuck No Competing in the WST was amazing. I met so many people that were so inspirational and I can t wait till next year. Riding with all the girls helped me fly they lifted me up and threw me to the wind but they knew I could do it Photo by Clint Trahan

The Women's Slopestyle Tour makes its debut. 21 female athletes travelled to Seattle, Washington, Kelowna, British Columbia and Truckee, California to compete in the series and showcase a diverse field of disciplines and abilities.
Stephanie Nychka Flips at Big White Photo by clint trahan

Veronique Sandler directs the first female-led Freeride Mountain Bike film. Sandler, a former World Cup racer, has paved her own way in the mountain bike industry away from competition. 'Vision' is a film about inclusivity, standing alongside your heroes and redefining the status quo. It blends the creative worlds of Veronique Sandler in a coming together of art, design and sport and raises the bar for women in action sport.

Tracey Hannah battled all season long to claim the women's elite World Cup downhill title this year. By racing smart and squeezing points out of every session, she was able to just hold off a charging Marine Cabirou.
Tracey Hannah did what she needed to do today and secured the World Cup overall. That champagne has never tasted sweeter.


Myriam Nicole training amid the beautiful autumnal colours of Morzine.

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The stunning backdrop of Scotland is the landscape for this video with Martha Gill, who also wrote the original score for the video.

Tahnee Seagrave made her way back from injury to finish second at the World Championships.

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Kona Communications Manager Lacy Kemp goes for a lap with her trail dog Roscoe.

A double rainbow as World Champs Vali Holl and Myriam Nicole head out on a ride together.

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Big mountains, epic passes, and all day ripping descents. Martha Gill rides the new Marin Alpine Trail.

Mountain Bike Hall of Famer, author, and Emmy winner Rebecca Rusch begins a multi-year partnership with Liv and Giant.

This up-close and personal documentary dips into the life of young Scottish rider Isla Short and her 2019 XCO World Cup campaign.

The group that started as four women who just wanted to learn how to ride has grown to over 150.

Relive a packed year of riding and racing with Joey Gough.

Bex is one of the most recognizable racers on the EWS circuit, but it's not all been plain sailing for the English rider.

All-time trail conditions in the Sea to Sky with Jo Peters.

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Join Saskia Dugon, Tina Gerber, Monet Adams and Hanna Jonsson as they explore Nordfjord and Are Bikepark.

Trek President John Burke and Trek were recognized for their dedication to gender equity through the advancement of female participation and equality in cycling.

It's great to see a line up of women's apparel from Leatt and see Martha Gill & Telma Torregrosa riding.

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Morgane Such rides Serre Chevalier Bike Park's fun, flowy trails.

Zoe Dawson is a Squamish local who has been riding XC for years, but her skills simply didn't translate to enduro...

Jolanda Neff talks about wearing the rainbow stripes, the Olympics, and her multi-discipline approach.

During the week of Crankworx Rotorua, Liv hosted a morning of riding for a group of over 80 women with exclusive access to half of Skyline Rotorua.

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Myriam Nicole
Vali Holl
Andreane Lanthier-Nadeau and Haley Smith
Nina Hoffmann
Getting to Know Camille Balanche
Katie Holden
Tracey Hannah
Getting to Know Laura Battista
Emily Batty
Getting to Know Raphaela Richter
Veronique Sandler
Rachel Atherton
Tahnee Seagrave
Getting to Know Brittany Phelan
Getting to Know Nina Hoffman
Abby Long, Executive Director of the Kingdom Trail Association
Lael Wilcox
Jill Kintner

What were your favorite moments from the past year? Leave a comment below and let us know!


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 "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members... a heart of grace and a soul generated by love.".
(Coretta Scott-King 1927 – 2006)

To all the women in the mountain bike community Beer Salute
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 @mtb1201: Incel signaling fail
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 I celebrated this remarkable day with a lovely steak supper made by my even lovelier mrs ! Ps I did the dishes Big Grin
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 Pretty stoked watching all these with my 10 year old daughter, especially as we just got back soaked and caked from a rainy ride up the trails where there wasn’t another girl in sight. It’s amazing how much influence a few well placed role models can have on kids coming through. Well done and thanks
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 For the day that's in it, let's be classy and lay down our 'up in arms'. Women absolutely deserve our respect, compassion and understanding, and on the day the international community has nominated to celebrate them let's do the same and not spoil the party. I know tempers are short and tensions have been high the last few days but this right here is not the place. This article is *actually* about women, and it simply highights some of their contributions to the sport of mountain biking. So don't be a prick- they've earned this at least.

Personally, Jenny Risved's comeback still gives me goosbumps, and brings a little tear. It's a monumental achievement to even be on the starting line of a World Cup after what she's been through, let alone rising to take the win. Myriam's World Championship win has to be among my favourite moments of the year too. The woman is such a badass. Imagine racing at mach-chicken, risking it all, all the while- in the back of your mind you know you can't even walk properly. It takes a special person to be able to perform under those conditions, especially against Tahnee. I mean, has anyone seen what she can do in the gym!?

Debates about the how's of increasing female participation aside, it should be obvious to anyone who sees the content above why we want more female mountain bikers to join us in our weird little world Smile
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 Take it easy, we are saving our keyboards for the international E-bike pride day
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flag RoadStain (Mar 8, 2020 at 7:21) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: I am so sick of fake "woke" causes for the next fake crisis and the next fake opression of yet a other fake protected class....stupid.
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 @RoadStain: ever stopped and wondered if your are literally the problem that they have to introduce things like international women’s day to overcome?
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 @RoadStain: Username seems legit.
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flag RoadStain (Mar 8, 2020 at 8:27) (Below Threshold)
 @Peskycoots: there should be no such thing as 'more equal' period. Someone is qualified, exceptional...or not. Every successful person who receives accolades on their own merit despises this moronic class separatist garbage.

I know a TON of black MDs....not one who used United Negro College Fund (for instance). The achieve on their own merit, not an arbitrary label. It cheapens their success to have anyone think affirmative action had anything at all to do with their gifted abilities.
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flag stlbrk (Mar 8, 2020 at 8:43) (Below Threshold)
 @Peskycoots: @Peskycoots: Can't we all just get along and celebrate Womens' Day for what it is!? A special day where women get to have their inferiority complexes magnified. When do we get International Mens' Day? BlueBike? I am a bit miffed that Santa Cruz created a line of mountain bikes just for girls! When are mens' and womens' racing events going to be combined? We need more transexuals in womens' racing (seriously). How far can we push this?

I have brought more girls than guys into mountain biking, just thru social interaction. Not one of the girls were like: "we need a special day for us"

Common girls. Stop being all in our faces with your need for attention. Jeez... lighten up
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 @RoadStain: to double down on my previous comment, you are literally and figuratively the reason we need international women’s day and funds to support minorities. This is not to elevate them past you, this is just to elevate them past your shouting them down, repressing and belittling them, to an equal fitting with you so they can rise or fall on there own merits from an equal starting point. If you want womens day and minority support to end, you can make it happen immediately by being open and inclusive of them and supporting these initiatives. If you did, you would instantly remove their need to exist. I’m not trying to change your mind by the way, as that is something only you can do and at your own pace. I’m just putting a counter point down to let you and other passing comment readers know that, along with narrow mindedness and bigotry, there is love and support out there on the soggy trails.
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 @stlbrk: You can just sub your name in at the top of this reply
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flag stlbrk (Mar 8, 2020 at 9:03) (Below Threshold)
 @Peskycoots: So... women need to put men down in order to elevate themselves?
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flag RoadStain (Mar 8, 2020 at 9:20) (Below Threshold)
 @Peskycoots: sure...keep feeling guilty over the fact that everyone needs to be a protected class of one sort or another....I think it's time to be really hateful and go eat peanuts in the Orlando mall....
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 Give them keyboards and watch the fight to death!
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 Women's XC was some of the most legitimately exciting and captivating racing in all of cycling the last couple years... Risveds, Neff, Courtney, Ferrand Prevot, Terpstra, Langvad... really just fantastic racing all around. And that deserves to be celebrated, but these days dedicated to virtue signaling are just pandering propaganda for people eager to pat themselves on the back for being woke... "Pinkbike celebrates international women's day" isn't bringing positive attention to women in the sport, it's just pinkbike patting themselves on the back for a day before they go back to their regularly scheduled brotastic coverage while paying little more than passing lip service to the accomplishments of these women for the rest of the year.
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flag RoadStain (Mar 8, 2020 at 18:45) (Below Threshold)
 @badbadleroybrown: let's you and I sponsor a womans team. I will kick in a few bucks, you can kick in some false anger, some undue emotional ranting and possibly some tears of anguish for the struggles.
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 @RoadStain: it's cute that you think I'm angry about this, or anything. Sorry facts got you in your feels...
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flag JohanG (Mar 8, 2020 at 20:26) (Below Threshold)
 @RoadStain: Bro, we need to take care to give women the credit they deserve because their lives are so incalculably difficult.
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 @Roadstain - with all due sympathy, as someone who also occasionally suffers from “recognition of social norms and allergy towards accepting them blindly” syndrome as well as “virtue signalling driven berserkery” , I can tell you that your instincts failed you here... don’t always listen to this voice. I mean, it’s f*cking women’s day, you don’t react like that on Grandma’s day do you?
You see, you will find people who will do exactly what you are fighting after you start such conversation, speaking lunacies like JohanG (Maybe a sarcasm hard to tell). But it’s... it’s fecking Women’s day... nothing more. At least I like Women, I would be happier if world consisted of 70% women. I’ve been to the gym yesterday and it’s been mainly girls. It was quiet! Unlike every damn time those Somali 20yr olds come and I feel like I am in high school where everyone tries to outstupid and outdick each other. I also love to ride with girls. I can have women’s day every month.

Take care Smile
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 Do men "absolutely deserve [your] respect, compassion and understanding" as well? Or is that reserved only for notable members? Why should I blanket-respect ALL women? Holy shit blue pill overdoser
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 @peperoman: Careful there peppy-longstockings, I was dishing out red pills before you figured out what your noodle was actually for. Yes, men deserve and should expect the same respect, compassion and understanding. No, it doesn't apply as a blanket statement- but it is usually a good starting point until you figure out if someone is a c*nt, whether they be male or female. I trust that clarifies.
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 @RoadStain: maybe someone will start a national shitbag day for you.
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 @RoadStain: and for the record if there is a group to be scared of that receives unrelentingly support and protection its gun owners.

How come after every mass shooting you aren't attacking their rights like you do every minority group you see?

O and thats a rhetorical question because everyone knows the answer is ..

Because I'm a shitbag.
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 @reverend27: gun owners receive no unrelenting support or special protection, dumbass. Nice false equivocation and reach to virtue signal over another misguided social justice cause.

Fun fact though; gun rights are women's rights so if you truly support women, you support the right to bear arms. Athletic competition highlights the physical disparities between the sexes and illustrates that, in terms of pure physicality, women have no chance to compete with men. A 6'2", 250lb man can easily exert his will physically upon a much smaller woman... but give that woman a gun and she can defend herself against a man of any size and physical capacity. No amount of laws or social justice outreach will ever save a woman from being raped, but a gun in her purse damn sure will.
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flag RoadStain (Mar 9, 2020 at 12:47) (Below Threshold)
 @reverend27: You may want to read the Constitution as well as the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. See, under the premise that "All people are created equal" things are already that, equal. This does not, however, take into consideration the social aspects nor morays of humans on an individual basis. No longer can people use their ancestry (slaves) as an excuse, so many generations later.

The issue is, so many special interest groups want to be "more" equal. Women who do not have the same physical abilities are given position (firefighters) as opposed to more physically capable men, only because they are women. The same can be said for skin color these days. Many Govt contracts want the best woman or best black person....not the best person regardless of other parameters. So, we are potentially hiring less than the best candidate because they fit a key into a hole.

The same is true for private industry and wages. Be is pro athletes or any other position. If someone accepts a wage for a position they simply have no reason to complain. Period. They already had an option, do not accept the offer from the potential employer.

Now, to bring that further, the WNBA has nowhere near the pay as the NBA. They also do not have the market share, marketing power, interest of the people (quantified as low ticket sales). Simply, the WNBA does not have the money of the NBA and thus, can not pay equally, vagina or not.

Now, what IS in the same documents is the god-given right to bear arms in the United States. I could as easily drive my twin-turbo V8 car into a group of people as I can a firearm. I opt to do neither. People with a will and desire will find a way. Here, in FL we prefer that our population be armed and ready to protect themselves at a moment's notice. When seconds count, the police tend to be minutes away....I know that tonight at our 6 pm ride...when we are in the woods, we can run it a bear, a bobcat a rattlesnake or a bad any case, four or five of my riding buddies will be armed. That is their right.
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 @badbadleroybrown: and yet here’s the rest of the world doing pretty well relying on laws or social justice outreach instead of guns. You chaps have a funny way of looking at women.
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 @badbadleroybrown: lol im not talking about a woman with a gun in her purse.

Im talking about common sense shit.

No one needs an ar15 with a 30 round clip strapped to their back during a bike ride. But you will defend it with more right wing talking points. All while name calling and labeling because thats what you do. Its so predictable you all just repeat the same shit.

Im talking about background checks, mental health checks and red flag laws.

The same logic is applied to nuclear arms. The thought that if everybody has a gun makes us the most safe is as ignorant as mutually assured self destruction.

That thought process works great until you have a crazy person behind the trigger or on the nuke button.
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Right wing " these tax cuts for the 1% will trickle down and mean increased wages"

Working man " my wages are the same and my taxes actually increased"

Right wing "find a better job dumbass"
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 @reverend27: nuclear arms? That's some bonus stupid...

Rights aren't contingent upon your perception of need. Slaves didn't "need" to be freed in the eyes of millions, women didn't "need" the right to vote in the eyes of millions, Rosa Parks didn't "need" a seat on the bus... need has nothing to do with rights.

I get it, you're the kind of guy who only wants the government to have guns because you're filled with irrational fears. AR15's are scary to you but handguns aren't... despite the fact that handguns kill many times more people in a year than the AR15 ever will. But your TV told you to be afraid of scary black rifles so here you are...

The factual reality is that gun laws are just a means of oppressing the poor, minorities, and women. You can bet that old powerful white men will never be giving up the protection of armed security, it's just a way for them to ensure that the masses have no recourse for tyranny, and cowards like you are eager to roll over and fall in line. Your daddy Trump says no guns for you and you just blindly say yes sir. Hand over your bump stocks, hand over your 30 round magazines and let big daddy Trump tell you what you "need".
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 @reverend27: actually... wages have grown and taxes on the middle class decreased. Those are both facts that have been reported by even left wing outlets. Forget a better job, go find an education.
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 @Peskycoots: yeah... it's really "funny" to view women as equals, capable of achievement and recognition without token "days" where clowns like you pretend to be interested.
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 @Peskycoots: Those countries do well in spite of social justice, not because of it. Social justice is nothing but a leech on the ass of prosperous nations. It creates nothing of value, and only seeks to bring down those who can.
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 @badbadleroybrown: it’s like you didn’t read any of this thread
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 @SmashySmashy: to an outside observer it looks like you’re worried to have to compete with the rest of the population on an equal footing and are desperate to keep the small advantages you have been given by an accident of genetics. I mean, here we are on a woman’s day article discussing your fragile white male ego.
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 @Peskycoots: no, I read it... it's just that you were in such a rush to virtue signal and disagree with me because you're scared of a free people owning guns that you failed entirely to realize that I believe in celebrating the achievements of women every day, instead of just taking a day or week to virtue signal online and act like you give a f*ck for internet points.
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 @badbadleroybrown: so you managed to read the thread, still don’t understand why we have an international women’s day and managed to turn it back round to discussing your specific male insecurities. Legend.
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 @Peskycoots: I have no insecurities and haven't mentioned insecurities... in fact, the only one hung up on insecurities and ego here is you.

And I understand perfectly well why we have international women's day... because closet misogynists like you think virtue signaling about how you appreciate and respect women one day a year excuses your pathetic indifference the other 364 days. For the rest of us, equality is an everyday thing.
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 @Peskycoots: On the contrary, I want to compete on a level playing field; It's social justice whiners who prattle on incessantly about the inequality of capitalism precisely because they're afraid of competing in a free market of ideas. They play dirty politics and only seek to undermine those at the top- not to help their fellow man, but to destabilise a hierarchy of competance and merit and claim the top rungs of society for themselves, without having contributed an iota to help humanity advance. It's Marxism 101 and I think it's pathetic.
Ah, would ya look at the pesky cooch brit lecture the Irishman on historical oppression and privilege. Because of race no less! It's not like my forebears enslaved and oppressed you f*ckers for the better part of a millenium, and slaughtered your people in their tens of thousands before letting millions starve because they were deemed an 'inferior race'.
You clearly don't have a notion what you're talking about. You really are just a coot.
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 @SmashySmashy: ah yes that level playing field.
Where billionaire buy politicians who then pass laws and tax codes that allow the billionaire to make even more money/power to influence that..

"hierarchy of competence and merit"

Who when they die pass their money/power on to their children. But lets make sure that we manipulate the tax code so that minimal taxes are paid when those vast fortunes are transferred.

100% of the time that pure capitalism is allowed without regulation people are taken advantage of. Greed and power will always win.

Maybe some of your relatives who migrated to America were the ones taken advantage of by coal mining companies.

Where before unions the workers worked dispicable conditions for low pay.

And then were paid in company coins that could only be spent in company stores where they jacked up the prices and then jacked up the rent in their crowded company housing.

But ya hierarchy of competence and merit.
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 @reverend27: 100% of the time, that pure capitalism has lifted more people from poverty and created more millionaires than any system in the history of mankind.

But sure, tell us some more propaganda you picked up at a Bernie rally.
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 @badbadleroybrown: yep it sure has created alot of millionaires and billionaires.

100% agree.
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 @badbadleroybrown: But sure, tell us some more propaganda you picked up at a Bernie rally.

That guranteed healthcare and education is communist unless you are a politician who all have complete coverage. Guess who voted to give themselves such great coverage?
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 @badbadleroybrown: that government assistance is communist unless you are a billion dollar bank or oil company receiving government subsidies or bailouts.

Giving tax cuts to the rich and then cutting public education funding.

So the rich kids go to private schools and get college educations.
While the rest go to shitty public schools and either have no college education or have to rack up massive debts that take a decade or 2 to crawl out from under.

All of which increasing the gap between rich and poor.

All of which are American dreams.
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 @reverend27: that's funny... seeing as how the "rich" got a 4.3% tax cut while every bracket of earners under $100k received double digit percentage tax cuts.

The American dream is the opportunity to work hard and build something for yourself... not the opportunity to be forced to pay for people who refuse to build anything for themselves. The American dream is alive and well, and it's evidenced by the astounding number of new millionaires this country has created. You're just bitter that you're not one of them and haven't been able to lift yourself out of anything. It's pretty clear you don't know anything about economics or the American dream, all you know is you're lazy and want someone to give you shit for free.
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 @badbadleroybrown: rockstar or superman is what im called at work.

I didnt give myself those names i earned them.

I also earn 3 times the average salary of my position because im almost irreplaceable.

All the f*ck you do is label people and try to act like you know what they are thinking or feel.

64% of americans got a tax cut.

The top 20% got 64% of the savings.

The top 1% saw 17% of the savings.

What's that leave for the rest? The bottom 80% saw 19% of the savings.

That's not including the huge corporate tax cut that benefits rich stock holding families even more.

Keep typing out of your ass.
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 @reverend27: I would bet it would take me a few hours to fire you. Maybe two weeks to replace you, and save the company money.
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 @RoadStain: lol I've never been fired in my life.
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 @RoadStain: ya thats what the local University does.
Wait till someones been there for 15 years and then find a reason to fire them.
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 @reverend27: I'm sure nobody flips a burger like you can, rockstar... and you'd have to possess the capacity to think for yourself in order for me to think I know what you're thinking, but all you do is regurgitate propagandist spin you've heard on TV.

Here's the facts:
People making $15,000 to $20,000 a year had their tax burden reduced by 12.5%
People making $25,000 to $30,000 had their taxes reduced by 11.2%
People making between $40,000 and $50,000 a year had the largest reduction, a 14.5% decrease.

There's your bottom 80%...

And the "rich stock holding families" line is just something the left sells stupid people like you. In reality, those huge corporate tax cuts created countless jobs and added enormous value to the portfolios of tens of millions of retirees and middle class American retirement accounts.

Like I said, try getting an education before you act like you know anything.
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 @RoadStain: WHAT!!!!!! Are you really implying that after almost four years America isn't great again!!!! What the hell is going on down there!
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 *T R I G G E R E D*
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 @SmashySmashy: you’re so nearly there, if you could join up all that thinking
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 @badbadleroybrown: oh no, you’ve been reading The Internet haven’t you?
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 @Peskycoots: Yea, it's just that small matter of a few tens of million of deaths from every other marxist uprising to overcome, and I'll be right there with you Comrade Penis Crunch.We'll get it right the next time, da?
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 @SmashySmashy: i knew you were one of us, not talking about being a plastic paddy btw, Solidarity comrade.
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 @WAKIdesigns: So, now you hate Somali's? There is a Grandma's day? Huh....
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 @RoadStain: Stick to your own countries issues before you judge someone else's or hold them as a bad example. I'm absolutely sure you will find equally disturbing behaviour a lot closer to home. tup
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 @RoadStain: I find it remarkable how interested you are in an obscure foreign grooming gang case that you can tangentially tie to your world view, yet you can't find the same level of interest in rather more serious domestic problems that fly in the face of it.
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 @Peskycoots: You mean the fact that in the US a huge majority of "gun deaths" are suicides or the proven fact that legislating behavior is a fool's task?

To be more clear, the dangerous street gang in the United States that has destroyed the most lives, most families and caused the most tangible harm to the fabric of the people tend to wear blue outfits with badges. When seconds count, the police are minutes away (when they are not too drunk to drive or raping minors - I could, of course, provide links instantly).

Those of us with the slightest common sense are quite aware that for our own personal safety (and that of our possessions) it is up to us as individuals to provide as reasonable measures to provide personal comforts. For many in my social groups, that means to carry a firearm day to day. This includes in patient areas, office areas and public areas. We also assume that a majority of the patients, customers and visitors to any and all facilities are also armed.

No matter what, that is the right of the citizens of the United States. No matter what, no one will any more effectively ban guns in the current US (or foreseeable future) as they could ban alcohol in 1920. Only, trying to ban (and collect) firearms would show that the people would in fact support the right to fight a "tyrannical government" is designed into the United States system in the Bill of Rights.

Moreover, thanks to our current President, the US again carries a VERY large and effective stick internationally. I and most other US Citizens could really care less about the issues of other nations.
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 @Dropthedebt: No question...and how close do you mean? We do have some federal housing about two miles out........but, then there is a trailer park about five blocks.....damnit......
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 @RoadStain: "Moreover, thanks to our current President, the US again carries a VERY large and effective stick internationally. I and most other US Citizens could really care less about the issues of other nations." ahahaha i didn't realise the level of blinkered i was talking to, it's been fun but pointless. good luck.
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 Heh, while we are you care to donate to people in need? Your donation will go directly the fund campaign of Bernie Sanders and facilitate in the efforts to create a large and dismal socialist nation......we will ban guns, give stipend checks to all, absolve all college debt and even plug our ears squint our eyes and shout "nanny nanny boo boo" while the entire nation falls to hell in a handbasket,
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Secretly, the wise man and the fool both have the same number of thoughts on occasion. But the wise man, in his wisdom. realizes that all thoughts are not meant to be spoken.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
The wise men realize that thoughts that help others through being said are the only thoughts that should generally be shared. Be they funny or intelligent thoughts.

Incomplete thoughts, and those that do nothing but try to inflate your own ego have no place in the wise-man’s mouth. Leave those to the fools, and let only wonder be uttered from your lips.

Be wise. Speak less; speak better.

Falsely yours Beer
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 If any of you think that president candidate has any bigger influence on state of economy then you are delusional. It's all talking heads. Various industries and bankers will always be pulling most triggers. These are the sponsors of all politicians and they do the best race results for them. No matter who was at the helm Hillary or bernie, the quality of your life would be 99% the same.
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I would also say that there is absolutely no need to send me a direct message, I am quite happy to converse in the open forum.
"I think for 99% of us, it is all fun and games...that Reverend guy, I think he really honestly does get mad.....glad I am not his horse." (dm'd)
Well, I'm not in discourse with that person, nor appreciate an underhanded attempt to sway favour against them.
It shows poor moral character. Beer
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 @Dropthedebt: Reverend doesn't like me either. He must be one of the lizard people!
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 @WAKIdesigns: No, I already have one employer who shuttered thanks to the terrorist known as Obama. For that, the citizens of my former home no longer get expedient healthcare, period. They are also now getting second rate care from third rate providers in understaffed facilities. So, perfect.

Essentially, it is limited on care based on the capabilities of a facility and hours of the day. Much like Canada - you may have a congenital issue with a six-month prognosis, your appointment is in ten months.
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 @WAKIdesigns @Dropthedebt, this guy @reverend27, Kevin Van Deventer is full of it. Calls himself "Superman" and "Rockstar". Give him a quick google, cross reference his age and location, strava details, facebook and linkedIn, and you will quickly find Mr. Superstar was arrested in 2011 for theft of electronics, and convicted in 2008 for auto burglary. So no need to continue the pissing match with him, he's trash! lol

Nice work, Kevin!
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 "Vandeventer was convicted of burglary of an automobile in Aug. 2008 and sentenced to a term of two years in jail with credit for time served. He was also found guilty of larceny and concealing stolen property in Aug. 2008 and Aug. 2006, respectively, according to the Oklahoma State Courts Network."
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Why would you feel the need to go to that level of, well... I'm just going to say it... Stalking... just because of an Internet commenter?
Does that sort of action not seem just a little excessive, or as some might see it, downright creepy?
And then posting information you access, in an attempt to shame someone because you don't agree with an opinion?
I guess as Pinkbike operates across the World, it's maybe even illegal in some territories, although I'm sure you considered that before posting what could be completely false information as much as the truth... Considered the impact that could have for someone who is, after all, just an Internet commenter. You're an intelligent person, of course you did. Right?
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 @JustShutUp: really disappointed you didnt post my strava times.
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 @JustShutUp: Im not proud of some of my past my undiagnosed autism led me to being homeless for a couple years.
I have since been able to minimize my weaknesses and capitalize my
I have paid my fines restored my right to vote and pulled myself up from the bottom to where i am today. Amuch much better place.
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 Wow... this @reverend27 dude legit just tried to blame him being a piece of shit on autism.

That's low, even for a lefty.
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 @badbadleroybrown: well that explains quite a lot of his posts. I know 3 folks with it, and they are always balancing on the edge. My sons best friend has Asbergers and it’s a tough situation for most folks around him since his parents, understandably want their kid to grow around normal kids. Kid’s a f*cking mess, has flashes of ingenuity (which he usually turns into wrecking havoc or putting other kids at risk) and half of parents would love to see him dead. I am one of them... i saw him running onto street with another kid shouting “who’s first to the other side” but SOB stopped and the other kid almost got under the car. It sounds too good to be true until you see that fkng monster. There is a part of me that empathizes with him... but... had it been 100yrs ago he’d be fkng drowned or pierced with a wooden spike into the heart.
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 @JustShutUp: holy shit... holy shit man...
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 @Peskycoots: facts, america needs work and trump gone
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 @SheaMarkoff4: facts, America is doing better under Trump than under the last three presidents combined.
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 @badbadleroybrown: whats your excuse for being a piece of shit?
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 @badbadleroybrown: how about everyone just start internet stalking anyone they dont agree with?

That shit he posted was inaccurate and from a college newspaper.

That breaking into the car wasn't 2008 it was 1992. I was drunk and with some friends and did some dumb shit.

And i didnt steal any electronics i moved a computer from a room that didnt have internet to one that did. So i could use it.

As far as how autism put me in that position i was misdiagnosed by a local community service doctor who put me on multiple pyscoactive medications that amplified my autism.

Not being able to make eye contact or communicate with my coworkers caused me to quit my job which led to me losing my house and living in a tent.
I would go to that uni building and use the computer at night to look for a job and surf the net reading the days news.

And thats the last of that.

You can say what you want but i wont be bullied and im not going anywhere.
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 @reverend27: he’s a boss at small company, a self made man, he believes that everyone get what they deserve and if you are on the street it’s your fault, if you live in 500sqm villa and drive a pearl white Escalade with golden rims, you earned it. Well... it kind of makes sense... but you won’t get sympathy from this guy whatever you write... I get thoughtful whenever someone call another person Piece of Shit.
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 @reverend27: I'm not the one with a record of larceny and jail time... and if was a piece of shit thief, I damn sure wouldn't try to blame my being a piece of shit on autism. That just proves you didn't learn a damn thing from your mistakes, you just got caught and made excuses about how it's not really your fault... typical.
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 @badbadleroybrown: guy says stupid shit like we all do but you are behaving like a fkng douche canoe with zero self introspection you always emanated with, just like I emanate with being devils advocate. I would give you an example of getting detached from reality that makes a human take really shitty decisions, but what’s the point. Your kind of A functioning psychopath is incapable of getting it anyways.
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 @badbadleroybrown: Dude... A little empathy can bring a whole lot of clarity when considering another person's situation. Beer
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 Still lovin’ Joey Goughs mixtape!
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 Joey Gough is RAD
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 My 9 y/o daughter absolutely loves Joey, any time she jumps she asks if she looked like her.
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 Cos Joey is the bossssssssss!
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 my first time watching her stuff, i think. badass! is it pronounced like "guff"?
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 @tobiusmaximum: thx. i also love that someone downvoted me for asking how it's pronounced Smile
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flag tobiusmaximum (Mar 8, 2020 at 14:37) (Below Threshold)
 @savagelake: beware, the world is full of downvote addicts!
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 @tobiusmaximum: addiction is a disease!!!!! Jerk! Down vote for you!

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 @savagelake: it is a very fair question because: bough, through, tough, trough, and thought.
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 @savagelake: The same ending as Fairclough. If only someone at Rampage had thought to ask.
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 @RoadStain: haha I asked for that. Oxtail please.
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 Speaking on behalf of all the dudes here, we all would love to see more ladies riding bikes.
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 What about the girls that made slopestyle a real event this year with the guys at Big White? For the first time ever? Which opened doors for them in Speed and Style and didn't some of the girls do Best Trick too? These girls are all ground breaking but it always seems like the same girls get the attention. Please report more of these stories as they happen so it's not as big as a surprise!
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 Do most of the commenters on these threads actually ride bikes regularly? I have a hard time believing that people who are so upset about random things that don’t really pertain to their own lives are actually avid bikers. Riding bikes is fun and healthy and should help you to be happy about life, not upset and concerned about other people’s lives.
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 Props to the highly talented female riders who are able to sponsorship etc. but here's another woman whose video progress is more beginner level but inspiring for her enthusiasm, Kara Beal :-):
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 We men should be starting a movement and getting pissed also. Its just not fair. The women model bikes get all the better colors options.
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 Lend your bike to Taj. He's got crayons.
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 Kristina's inventive and imaginative video starring Julia Lofquist Traum was one of my favorite videos of the year.
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 For what it’s worth: I, as a white straight male, have been looking for less white male dominated mountain bike content for a while. Mostly because I feel i’m missing out and others are missing out on mountainbiking. I still visit pinkbike, though I am not that excited about generic white boy shredding anymore. Every time I see the comment section get derailed by chauvinistic trolls I find myself more reluctant to come back here. I don’t need toxic park bro’s in my life and gladly take my share of the advertising income elsewhere. Sorry for those that care and work hard, but a big FU to a very vocal contingent of our community. I’m out.
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 Imagine looking at mountain bike content and checking the race/gender/sexual orientation of the author to see if you want to read or accept it.... yikes.
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 Someone's had one soy latte too many.
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 Aww, that’s so sweet, bless your fragile emotions.
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 I'd be super interested to see what/how a "by women, for women" bike company might develop.
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 and a by women for women mountain bike website to go with it :-)
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 Some absolute quality videos in the mix.
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 Fuck yeah women!
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 That opening whip photo!
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 Some amazing athletes showcased.
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 THIS is how you promote more women engaging in the sport. Give new female riders some icons to look up to and aspire to ride like. Promote good female athletes. Promote women specific bike technology. Don't push social agendas on a sport and lifestyle that already has open arms. Women's cycling is growing, we're on the right track.
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 who's flying on the Trek in that first top photo?
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 Vinny Armstrong
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 great collection, should have just put veronique sandlers whole instagram account up there too though shes been on fire
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 I like women.
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 WOW...the phrase "Ride like a girl" sure has new meaning!
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 Go ladies! Always much more fun with you all out on the trails
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 SICK stuff going on here. That Marin traill looks amazing
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 Just checking what the requirements are to be a woman these days? It seems to be quite different to what it used to be.
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 You just have to "feel" like a woman Big Grin
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flag RoadStain (Mar 8, 2020 at 13:34) (Below Threshold)
 For me, it there prize money and a trophy? To that, lets say the Tour of Califonia comes back (it wont)...and, when it does (it wont), women and men get equal pay outs (it wont), if someone feels like a woman, any of the men can race (and win) the prize purse for the women?

This equal rights thing is like McDonalds!!!! I'm LOVIN' it!
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 Don't confuse being a woman with being female. You can be male and ride in the woman's catagory but you can't be a man. Gender is a social construct remember while sex is biological and cannot be changed.
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 Great to see this here.
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 Great article and great inclusions!!
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 Great to see this here.
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 Men will eventually infiltrate womans sports for the fame and fortune unless people start to push back against these BIOLOGY DENIERS.
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flag RoadStain (Mar 8, 2020 at 8:30) (Below Threshold)
 Is what you posted a hate crime yet?
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 where is Kate Weatherly
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 In Rotorua.
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 Bonus virtue medal comment
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 @CrispyNuggs: So the logic goes...
Person asks question...
Someone factually answers posed question...
Therefore person must be virtue singnalling.
I'll vice signal a retort.
Is that how it goes?
Because what we end up with then is a negative feedback loop.
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