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CaptainBLT paulaston's article
Nov 13, 2017 at 10:40
Nov 13, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
@atrokz: Not too hard to figure out with a little sleuthing, but I'd prefer not to overtly link my pinkbike profile (and post history full of personal opinions) directly to my employer.
CaptainBLT paulaston's article
Nov 12, 2017 at 8:13
Nov 12, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
@rivercitycycles: I just realized, Seattle doesn't have a homelessness crisis, it has a growing environmental movement!
CaptainBLT paulaston's article
Nov 12, 2017 at 8:10
Nov 12, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
"I have devoted my career to sustainability." Me too! Studied environmental science, decided I wanted to work in either transportation or energy, went back for a BSME and now I work in composite tooling, making it cheaper to build light airplanes. You get a lot of energy savings if you can shave pounds off an airplane! My company is also working to build a waste processing plant. The Janicki Bioenergy Omniprocessor. I'd be curious to know more about your process. I drive a 2000 Tundra. Better to make it last forever than scrap it and buy a vehicle of virgin materials.
CaptainBLT paulaston's article
Nov 12, 2017 at 7:33
Nov 12, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
I have a degree in Environmental Science. A year after I graduated, I went back for Mechanical Engineering, because I realized the only solutions were technical. People will not accept a lower standard of living or draconian population control measures. I can effect more sweeping, lasting change by developing tech from the inside. I drive 50 miles a day currently, but the fuel saved by making airplanes more efficient will dwarf my personal fuel consumption for ground transit.
CaptainBLT thibaultmenu's article
Nov 6, 2017 at 14:59
Nov 6, 2017
Wilderness with Yannick Granieri - Video
@otto99: full size motos aren't masquerading as non-motorized vehicles that should be allowed on non-motorized trails, so there's no issue. I do think motorized access should be allowed in more places, but you have to choose your battles.
CaptainBLT vernonfelton's article
Nov 4, 2017 at 15:09
Nov 4, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
"I don't work any less climbing on my ebike than I do on my standard ones, same cadence same torque, however you go about a 3rd quicker" If you go quicker for the same energy input, you're doing less work. That's physics. Whether we should care about how hard it is for you or anyone else is a different thing . Without the access concerns we have in the states, I wouldn't care. More fun for the same effort sounds sick to me! I also have a torn ACL and meniscus, sorry man. Isn't too much of a problem for me on the ascents, but makes the world a no-fall zone on the descents.
CaptainBLT vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 16:14
Nov 3, 2017
Hanging Up Your Helmet This Winter? – Pinkbike Poll
ACL repair for me. Starting 12/1, it'll be 6 months of no sports. Better than getting it done in April I suppose.
CaptainBLT vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 16:10
Nov 3, 2017
Hanging Up Your Helmet This Winter? – Pinkbike Poll
Usually, I spend winter weekends skiing, with the occasional night ride or the-snow-is-crap-but-its-sunny weekend ride. This year, I'll be getting an ACL repaired. 6 months of no sports ahead, starting 12/1. bleh. Indoor kart racing will help fill the void.
CaptainBLT vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 7:54
Nov 3, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
@Nathan6209: first off, thank you for answering. I complegely agree with your point about more people entering the sport, particularly an older crowd, being a good thing. I hadn't considered the issue from that angle. It does raise some concern about people getting in over their heads, but I wouldn't have a problem with e-bikes on low difficulty trails or fire roads, as a way to lower the threshold for newcomers to the sport. I'm sure my parents would enjoy an e-assisted pedal up to the top of our local mtn - a place too far for them to access otherwise. We would probably keep the same pace, and they wouldn't want to ride the technical descent. They'd be happy riding back down the fire road
CaptainBLT vernonfelton's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 7:28
Nov 3, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
@Nathan6209: Ignorance can be fixed, if you have a compelling counter-argument I'd love to hear it.
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