PINKBIKE ACADEMY PRESENTED BY SEASON 2, EPISODE 5
This time on Pinkbike Academy it's all about managing air time. The remaining eight contestants compete in a two-part challenge that will test their ability to balance send vs. speed.
We saw some serious airtime.
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I have a hard time believing this wasn't edited to fit the needs of the overall show's success, but if I'm wrong I will gladly eat my words and accept that Cody is a huge whiner.
Also, not completely defending him here, the pillow thing was pretty annoying as well as the comments made to a female competitor when he was in no shape to give those comments, but I think at that point it became clear pinkbike had found their own "No Neck Ed".
Soft spot for PB, but hope to see the true talent be pushed out of the box here. There’s a lot of sponsors but we that watch have seen lots of cool sh*t be presented in a real way and pushed through the cat laser eye vortex and made into inspiration….This academy doesn’t seem to be sustainable. Resolve, simple walnuts opinion. Wallllll…lll-nuht….tttts…
About 10% of African Americans have the SCA gene so it's certainly a possibility. However it's more likely just diet and training.
Nobody gives a shit about your opinion. Go tell this to your wall
I get that life is happening and reactions to new things (PBA) may not be what we (or the person experiencing) expect. I believe people can change (my wife can attest to that in me) but unless you're full send acting/lying mode, a few weeks is quite a while for most people to not let their real self, in the stage of life they're in, show through. When I look at how the other riders are handling/coping/conducting themselves, Cody just has some mirror work to do I think.
Life is never fair. You don't always have the perfect pillow, sometimes you choose the wrong pants, EWS racing isn't in your San Diego backyard, and if you can overcome nearly losing your leg figure out how to turn that into a positive (ie. "I made the cut for PBA and I gave what I thought was my best") vs a negative (ie. "It's too high here").
I'm probably twice the age of most of those riders and I'm still working on trying to be a better person and work towards positivity. My wife let's me know when I fumble that ball. I was on the NO Cody train (and I still don't want to watch him go any further in this specific scenario) but there's obviously more to the guy, especially if he's out there looking out for other kids and his sister. Hope he finds his way and we see him again in a positive light.
Kardashians 2.0: Kardashians Outside.
Every last one.
- 3 Minutes in and we get Cody complaining about San Diego elevation. Nice job PB editors.
- Has Camerons bike always been that level of hot pink?? It looks especially hot and especially pink this week.
- Props to Laura for not dying. That would have been a gnarly crash. She took the win also! nice.
- Alaina should win the "best style at the elimination challenge" award.
- Cody with the cherry on top with saying "its not fair" after getting the axe.
- Maybe Cody will watch this series back and realize what a butthead he looks like. Maybe we will get some spicy tweets or instagram posts out of him??
WTF are you talking about? Look at the long list of racers who sucked because they came from sea level:
Hope not but it's definitely hit and miss with this audience.
Also I see the Big White trails top out at 7k ft. In San Diego county it looks like you can ride at 3-6k ft pretty easily so not a big difference not to mention the 10k ft peaks everywhere a little further north. No excuse to not be prepared.
To even come close to mimicking the type of riding you’d see at Big White anyone in San Diego would need to hit up Big Bear. Not just for the elevation but also terrain. Its a 2.5-4 hr drive depending on traffic.
If your going to be dedicated to something like Enduro, you move to a better training ground.
Valid points but this is such a rare opportunity to compete for a pro contract that if any of the contestants are underprepared that's totally on them. This isn't just some sh*tty competition. It's an insane opportunity that tons of up-and-coming racers would love to have to build their own brand and potentially get full factory support and mix it up with the pros. It's easy to see who's prepared and who's not.
Who's the first rider that pops into your mind when asked who here is pro material. 1-2-3 go.
That said Cody's biggest problem was that he was his own worst enemy.
And don't get me wrong I can be a dickhead.
Also get the feeling that Cody is truly stoked on riding and a genuinely nice & helpful human being, that I don't doubt. Ultimately that's more important than riding a bike the fastest on a reality series, back in the real world.
Must say though, I've been cracking up all week about the guy that wants to be a Pro MTB Racer, but can't sleep in the mountains.
Interesting to see Kyra's approach/result on that downhill run. If you're looking to show your potential, is it better to push yourself to (and beyond) the edge even though it means higher risk of washing out and losing 10 seconds? For the competition format in this episode, probably not, but maybe it's a better than riding safely within your capabilities if you really want to progress. I really like Kyra's attitude.
Maybe the secret pro has a frail ego...
Cody, "Damn it!"
Florencia, "Damn it! I got a free pass!"
Flo and Emmet are the ones to beat.
Question to PB. Why is there not proper coaching to help the riders skills. Like other reality sport shows like this, "dancing with has-been stars" or UFC'S TUF series. Next seasons PBA, should have some coaches or at least, guest coaches.
Maybe, then the riders could reverse their bad habits or mental issues.
Thing this season points out, the best equipment only gets you so far, there are levels to rider skills.
Pros are pros for a reason.
Great way to look at it Cody.
was hard to watch
How about getting these riders to improve? Bring in great riders desperate for air time, let them coach and build their own fan base that way. Let us other mortals learn from this too. Follow up on the progress. After the training is done, throw them into real-world racing and see how it goes. Drop the elimination, unless they can't keep up or quit themselves.
I imagine the forum would explode, YouTube wannabe-influencers would have a fit, and the contestants would be so much more than just another face on a reality show.
And one season could include at least two real seasons? Train + race.
It would almost be like having a PT and student to follow. I dunno. We'd watch *and* interact as much as possible. Heck, maybe even pay to follow.
Pretty sure its 2400m and above
But was relieved that Cody was eliminated. Thank goodness I didn’t have to watch this show anymore! I wish Mark Wallace was on longer.
ps. Good luck Cody in your future opportunities!
They did a great job in ensuring a diverse field thats for sure but cody is no elliot jackson.
The gent from south America was a lovely guy too but that really didn’t highlight the talent available there. Him and cody we so so so unfit compared to the rest of the competition. Is it possible to be that unfit when competing at that level?