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Bartimaeus jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 19, 2021 at 2:17
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Opinion: How True is the 'Dudes Who Shred' vs 'YouTubers' Meme?
I'm just happy to see videos of Wyn Masters having fun on my local trails in the South Downs (similarly Brendog, Ollie Wilkins and Bernard Kerr). Will it make me buy a GT e-bike? Will a GT e-bike help me ride like that? 'Probably not', and 'no', but I certainly do see their sponsors products on a regular basis. But I'm also interested in seeing riders like me ride my local trails... unless they see themselves as 'influencers' - then they aren't like me and I have no interest in them.
Bartimaeus pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 18, 2020 at 3:12
Dec 18, 2020
Bartimaeus sarahmoore's article
Nov 5, 2020 at 7:21
Nov 5, 2020
A Lesson on Getting More Girls in Mountain Biking with Jaime Hill & Miranda Miller
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-the-flying-squirrels-and-radical-rippers-bellinghams-incredible-riding-club-and-development-team-for-girls.html I think the girl at the very end of the video sums it up nicely! I love that Pinkbike is such a strong promoter of women's riding.
Bartimaeus sarahmoore's article
Nov 5, 2020 at 6:46
Nov 5, 2020
A Lesson on Getting More Girls in Mountain Biking with Jaime Hill & Miranda Miller
I run a School MTB Club (Ditcham Park School - https://youtu.be/lXJuxXFYytM ) and for the first few years it was all boys with one or two girls joining occasionally. We've been trying to make MTB Club more 'girl friendly' and we now have about a 50-50 split in our Juniors with 17 girls regularly riding... I am not sure exactly how we managed this and our challenge now is to keep it going! The restrictions we have had for COVID this year have made things much harder, unfortunately, as we've had fewer opportunities to ride. I have found the following helpful: (1) Keeping girls - as in girls in general - engaged with sport is a big issue, but there is some useful advice out there: https://www.womeninsport.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Reframing-Sport-for-Teenage-Girls-small.pdf (2) Many girls don't like doing sport with overtly competitive and often critical boys. I am lucky that the Head of Mountain Biking (yes, that's now a real role at the School, currently it's my wife) is really attentive to group dynamics so we not only try to keep the girls together but we actively separate them from the more 'assertive' boys. (3) The womeninsport documentation highlights the importance of 'moments of pride'... our club is non-competitive so while we do have the odd 'timed lap' our focus is very much on having fun and learning new skills - we started coaching after school so the kids would have more fun on our monthly 'Adventure Rides'. (4) An all-male environment just isn't that welcoming for girls... you need that 'critical mass'. We are planning to do some girls only 'Adventure Rides' so the girls don't have to feel any pressure to keep up, or hit any technical sections we encounter... we do have some regulars who can definitely hold their own, but what you need is 'critical mass'. The UK Southern Enduro series organised women's enduro training sessions and I think they managed to more than triple the number of women racing. (5) Role models matter. It's great to see so many top female athletes inspiring young riders and I'm forever sharing videos from Pinkbike. We are lucky that more than half our MTB leaders are women, and we've had a few 'guests' ride with us too - it's much easier to aspire to be what you see! I better finish reading all the comments on this thread now... my challenge is to get all our girls back riding next year!
Bartimaeus GuerrillaGravity's article
Apr 1, 2020 at 6:04
Apr 1, 2020
Bartimaeus pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 17, 2020 at 3:43
Jan 17, 2020
Video: 7 Ways to Carry Tools on Your Bike Instead of Your Body
@woofer2609: I'd have thought Maple Syrup would work?
Bartimaeus pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 29, 2019 at 4:33
Nov 29, 2019
Video: Christina Chappetta Conquers Fears on the Pinkbike Hot Lap
@cchappetta1: Yes, I'm really enjoying "Full Enduro"... PinkBike's on a a bit of a roll with women's MTB content at the moment which is very timely. I've just subscribed us to your Insta feed (dps.mtbclub) so looking forward to seeing more great riding from you!
Bartimaeus pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 28, 2019 at 6:00
Nov 28, 2019
Video: Christina Chappetta Conquers Fears on the Pinkbike Hot Lap
@cchappetta1: What other edits are you in? I see a 'meet the locals' one on Remy's YouTube Channel. I run a School MTB Club - ages 7-16 - and for the first time we've lots of girls riding, so I'm on the lookout for role model videos. And if you've any inspirational recommendations of your own, I'd love to know!
Bartimaeus pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 28, 2019 at 5:21
Nov 28, 2019
Video: Christina Chappetta Conquers Fears on the Pinkbike Hot Lap
Totally agree. I've been looking for some inspiring MTB videos for all the new girls in our School MTB Club - and this drops in right at the top. If anything the recoveries, and a couple of crashes make it a better video, and much more relate-able... It's similar to watching 'Humbled': you only realise just how hard these trails really are if you don't see them smashed at warp speed with no mistakes. More of these, please!
Bartimaeus jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 14, 2019 at 3:05
Nov 14, 2019
Hopeful Signs for Dorel Sports but Challenges for GoPro as Third Quarter Revenues Released
@nvranka: I usually think POV is greatly overvalued and overused - but this made me change my mind (and see 3:10 for that GoPro effect... that drop did not look anywhere near that big when they first showed it!): https://www.pinkbike.com/news/remy-metailler-followed-by-kirk-mcdowall-down-live-like-lisa--pemberton-bc.html
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