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Clownshoe foxfactory's article
Dec 4, 2022 at 19:49
Dec 4, 2022
Fox Factory Invests $1 Million in First Year of Trail Trust
Damn autocorrect and fat fingers. Let’s try that again: The best trail networks have both renegade and sanctioned trails. Let the corps with deep pockets build the flow trails and jumps. The local builders can build the gnarlier stuff.
Clownshoe foxfactory's article
Dec 4, 2022 at 19:46
Dec 4, 2022
Fox Factory Invests $1 Million in First Year of Trail Trust
The best riders by destinations have both renegade and level trails. Let the corps with deep pockets build the flow trails and jumps. The local builders can build the gnarlier stuff. Everyone wins. But please, keep complaining about *checks notes* new bike trails
Clownshoe edspratt's article
Nov 27, 2022 at 11:37
Nov 27, 2022
Jakob Jewett Parts Ways with the Canyon CLLCTV
This kid is legit fast. Someone will pick him up.
Clownshoe cycling-trivialities's article
Nov 2, 2022 at 9:11
Nov 2, 2022
How to Start Building Mountain Bike Trails
I think the best ride areas have a mix of sanctioned and unsanctioned trails. Those areas have well designed (hopefully) excavated stuff for the beginners, cool jumps and singletracks for the intermediates, steeper gnarlier legal and illegal stuff and bigger jumps for the experts. And then some raw unsanctioned skidders that scratches that itch too. Maintenance is key regardless. Flow trails will turn to shit if no one is maintaining them. Drains fill up, berms get bomb holed, jumps get beat up.. That's the responsibility of the trail org that built them. Similarly, if you build a renegade trail, you have to also take the responsibility to maintain it. If you want to build gnarly stuff or a fall line skidder, cool. But then you're responsible when it turns into a creekbed. You built it, you maintain it. Fix it or decommission it. Everyone has to learn in their own way. Kids in the woods building shitty jumps or fall line skidders will (hopefully) grow up into builders who build more sustainable stuff. Some will even end up working with the trail orgs they shit on when they were younger. And then the next generation of young kids who love to ride will see that the people they look up to are not only riders, but builders too. They grab tools from their garage and go into the woods and build their own shitty jumps and fall line skidders. The cycle continues, and the trail network grows.
Oct 18, 2022 at 10:36
Oct 18, 2022
Clownshoe alicialeggett's article
Sep 27, 2022 at 20:48
Sep 27, 2022
Video: Ed Masters & Matt Walker vs. the Whistler Groms
Creekbread is king you filthy casuals. Pemberton potato with extra bacon
Clownshoe sarahmoore's article
Sep 27, 2022 at 20:08
Sep 27, 2022
Round Up: 17 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
@waffleeater: fuck yeah you love to hear it.
Clownshoe sarahmoore's article
Sep 27, 2022 at 19:48
Sep 27, 2022
Round Up: 17 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
@thatguyzack: Exactly why I don’t work there anymore in the summer. But in all fairness It was super fun. A million paid bike park laps, tons of training, lots of rescue action. The experience I got there is why I have the job I do now. The team is amazing, and the top end of the pay scale, around 35/hour, is more than most patrollers can make at any resort. It’s a great stepping stone to a lot of great rescue/medical/rope access gigs. I did it for almost 15 years, and I still do it in the winter. If you like the rescue game, you’d be hard pressed to find a job with more action. The summer gig can be a gateway to winter patrol. Winter patrol at WB is a amazing gig once you get into the avalanche control and rescue part of it. Is it vastly underpaid considering the danger and skill set? Definitely. Is it super fun? Absolutely. I’m in the lucky minority owning a house in the valley. I have no idea how the younger generation can get by, hence the insane turnover in the crew these days. In the 90’s we’d maybe hire one or two rookies a year. Now we’re hiring 10+ as people bail for more realistic living situations.
Clownshoe sarahmoore's article
Sep 27, 2022 at 9:14
Sep 27, 2022
Round Up: 17 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
@schu2470: you do get decent deals once you’re established. As a returning patroller you get a pro deal on a bike, and you can flip it every season for a new one and come out even or ahead on that front. It’s been years since I worked there but we did get hooked up with maintenance, tires and brake pads back in the day. As with most ski resorts, the balance between the first aid and rescue skills required, and the pay is pretty ludicrous. The WB patrol are an extremely talented bunch of rescue professionals who are shockingly underpaid if you consider the skill sets required. This isn’t just Vail and WB. It’s industry wide.
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