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CaptainBLT pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 16, 2018 at 17:29
Nov 16, 2018
Video: Pinkbike Hot Lap with Claire Buchar
There's tons of videos like this out there already, its basically the entire marketing plan for GoPro. Just search youtube for "gopro" and the name of the trail you want to see, any trail sufficiently popular trail should have hits. The fewer the views, the more likely you're getting an average rider.
CaptainBLT EnduroWorldSeries's article
Nov 16, 2018 at 14:17
Nov 16, 2018
Video: What Does the EWS & UCI Partnership Mean?
@bizutch: Since I feel like that was directed at me... In that particular race I taped up my wrist, munched some ibuprofen, and got my final podium to point out and move up, so you're right about refusing to be denied. I still think its a bad idea to have pre-teens and adults in the same practice.
CaptainBLT EnduroWorldSeries's article
Nov 14, 2018 at 13:11
Nov 14, 2018
Video: What Does the EWS & UCI Partnership Mean?
What I really hate about the USAC upgrade process is that outside of the expert categories it results in 12 and under kids in the same practice sessions as 20 or 30 something men. There are routinely time disparities of 2x or 3x between the slowest men and the fastest kids, that type of speed disparity is hazardous for everyone. A big draw of closed course racing is being on track only with people of comparable ability; chasing riders just a bit faster helps you improve, and it is safer to ride at your edge when you can trust that the trail isn't blocked by squids. Practices with too great a disparity mess that up. At best you get blocked by slower riders and lose your groove, at worst I've broken a wrist avoiding a kid who was sliding down the landing of a blind jump, with her brakes locked and feet out. What was I supposed to do, hit the jump for the first time during my race run? Not go fast in the morning practice? anticipate that waiting more than 5 minutes at the top of a 2:15 course wasn't long enough for it to be clear?
CaptainBLT mikekazimer's article
Nov 2, 2018 at 17:16
Nov 2, 2018
CaptainBLT pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 29, 2018 at 11:24
Oct 29, 2018
What 5 Things Would Make Red Bull Rampage Even Better?
@Loki87: I agree that the event is becoming borderline unethical. With the level of consequence, the pressure to perform needs to be dialed back. Free Solo did an excellent job of exploring the ethics of turning something with fatal exposure into a spectacle, as well as showing the emotional toll it has on the people surrounding the athlete. Seeing Szymon Godziek's wife or girlfriend after that crash, hearing Cam try to announce through watching his brother nearly fall off a cliff... The consequences are huge, and I'm not sure its okay to make something like that a tv spectacle. I love seeing the progression, but I really don't want to see an athlete I admire die on live broadcast.
CaptainBLT MattStaggs's article
Oct 1, 2018 at 11:58
Oct 1, 2018
Video: Cruising the Whistler Bike Park with Jackson Frew
Cool way of connecting the shots at 1:43.
CaptainBLT TransCascadia's article
Sep 26, 2018 at 8:51
Sep 26, 2018
Trans-Cascadia Announces Details for 2018 Event
Excellent read for anyone interested in forest fires, teddy roosevelt, or history of the west in the late 1800's/early 1900's. Gifford Pinchot was a boss.
CaptainBLT TransCascadia's article
Sep 26, 2018 at 8:49
Sep 26, 2018
Trans-Cascadia Announces Details for 2018 Event
@yxbix: exactly. The track is not announced in advance, so you cannot pre-ride the course. In the case of moto enduro, the trail might not even exist before the race - the organizers might just brush a path through the woods, then riders have to follow the arrows to make a trail!
CaptainBLT mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2018 at 8:44
Sep 17, 2018
Pinkbike Poll - What Matters Most: World Cup or World Champs?
@watchtower: Medals, not Golds. In a conversation about consistency I considered any podium (top 3) relevant. That's also the way Wikipedia has the data organized.
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