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CaptainBLT mikelevy's article
May 10, 2018 at 15:32
May 10, 2018
What Are Your MTB Pet Peeves? - Opinion
@mikelevy: The self-righteousness of some dog owners for sure. Especially when they act like owning an animal is equivalent to being a parent.
CaptainBLT pinkbikeaudience's article
May 8, 2018 at 9:46
May 8, 2018
Getting a Pro Contract & New Bike Day: The Privateer Episode 1
@sspiff: Getting an engineering degree as a post-bacc was much easier than my undergrad environmental science degree. Same school, both good programs, the only variable was my attitude and ability to "adult". I took an overload of credits every quarter, worked part time, and helped run a research lab, still had time to ride and socialize. Part of what makes undergrad hard is learning to live on your own; when all of that is already sorted out what's left isn't actually that challenging if you are diligent. zede, the consequences of messing up in school are minimal, that's the big difference. Typical students don't have responsibility for the well being of others. In the real world, both white collar and blue collar worker's actions have consequences that extend far beyond themselves, that affect people's health and livelihood. People count on you to do your job competently, they bet their ability to provide for their families on it. Canadian engineers wear a ring to remind them of their responsibility to others: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Ring
CaptainBLT mikekazimer's article
May 4, 2018 at 13:56
May 4, 2018
4 Reasons Why You Should Enter a Race This Year - Opinion
Its funny, I agree with both the for and against comments. Disappointment comes from having expectations about how you will perform, and failing. At races you can watch people who are just a bit faster ride sections you're struggling with and learn from them. And if you're the fast one, competitors push you to keep finding new ways to stay on top.
CaptainBLT MammothMountain's article
May 3, 2018 at 11:56
May 3, 2018
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park to Allow E-bikes Complete Access
My only gripe about eBikes is the potential to jeopardize land access. There's landowner permission, so no problem here.
CaptainBLT brianpark's article
Apr 23, 2018 at 14:11
Apr 23, 2018
Watch the Winning Runs - LoĊĦinj DH World Cup 2018
@loopie: I agree. I bet Claudio remembers what happened when he suggested that one of the factors that led to Rachael Atherton's incredible winning streak was training with her brothers. I doubt he meant anything sexist, but the reaction was certainly as though he had. No way he's going to speculate about anything remotely controversial after that experience.
CaptainBLT pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 11, 2018 at 13:31
Apr 11, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Offset Questions & Full Face Suggestions
@dirtmiester: I'm not saying that everyone should buy helmets as often as I do or for my budget. But they should always wear a helmet, and it should be a priority to keep that helmet in good condition. Head injuries can be devastating in one instant, and even "minor" concussions really mess you up later in life. Go ask a someone experiencing early onset dementia if they would pay $10,500 to have more time with a sharp mind. Then ask their family. Then reconsider the value of a good helmet.
CaptainBLT pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 11, 2018 at 12:19
Apr 11, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Offset Questions & Full Face Suggestions
@honda50r: My livelihood is dependent upon my brain, which is a deliberate choice. When I was younger I worked in forestry, but had a riding injury that put me on crutches for 9 months and unable to work. I had to choose between changing my career or changing my hobbies. I retrained for a career in engineering and I have a much better appreciation for protecting what's important. I just had a similar leg injury last year with a similar recovery time. This time, the only consequence is I can't do my favorite hobby. The last time was life changing, this time is mildly frustrating. Protect your brain, you need it for everything.
CaptainBLT pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 10, 2018 at 17:32
Apr 10, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Offset Questions & Full Face Suggestions
@icedemon05lrb: I'm one of the cat 1 guys with a carbon MIPS helmet, and pretty much replace them annually. Even without any big crashes, a year's worth of small getoffs usually leaves a helmet looking worse for wear and I'd rather spend $350 a year than have cognition problems later in life. You only get one brain, and damage to it can't be fixed. Don't be cheap about your helmet.
CaptainBLT mikelevy's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 15:40
Apr 6, 2018
Pinkbike Poll - Would You Take a Free 250 Watts if No One Knew?
@Loamhuck: I do like E Motorcycles. An Alta Redshift is high on my wish list, if I magically had $12k appear in my bank account right now I would go buy one tonight. and to Mike's poll question that would be an instantaneous boost of about 37,000 Watts. All of this is completely unrelated to my interest in mountain biking however. eMtb get you all the land access limits of a motorcycle without the fun of just riding a motorcycle.
CaptainBLT sarahmoore's article
Mar 26, 2018 at 14:32
Mar 26, 2018
17 Seconds of Sam Hill Getting Rowdy in Chile - Video
@BenPea: Fair point. I am not an advocate for sanitizing trails to accommodate riders ability level, and I would love to see tracks be more technical. I was thinking more about the time commitment required to participate vs the amount of riding time you actually get. I actually think the smoothing out of race course is making them more dangerous, while simultaneously making the racing less interesting. There is less to separate out the riders technical skill and the speeds are consistently higher, which means greater consequence in the event of a crash. We're all reading this article because the track design allowed the brilliance of one of the best in the sport to shine through. This corner would be completely unremarkable if it had a berm.
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