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FMHUM jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 6, 2021 at 13:46
Apr 6, 2021
Hiker to Claim Self Defence After Right of Way Dispute Stabbing
You can only be youthful for so long, but you can be immature forever
FMHUM alicialeggett's article
Mar 24, 2021 at 6:44
Mar 24, 2021
Bailey Mountain Bike Park Permanently Closes
@cuban-b-can-blow-me: Well if that's true, then I've been walking around for several years miss informed. I believe Bailey Mountain (or at least Bailey Mountain Preserve) is partially owned by the the city of Mars Hill and partially owned by a private foundation. I thought that was purchased partially way before the bike park in the 90s and much more recently (just few years ago). I was curious so I dug up the old local newspaper about the bike park and it seems to indicate that the bike park was not purchased using the owner's own funds. https://www.citizen-times.com/story/sports/outdoors/2015/06/27/mars-hill-gravity-mountain-bike-park-unique-se-usa/29398219/ If that's the article you were referring to, than that's a pretty poorly research piece from a reputable local newspaper. But either way, it's was great to have for a few years, and I very sad to see it go. Especially for development into what I'm guessing is going to be expensive housing. There aren't many slopes like that available for gravity parks north of Asheville.
FMHUM alicialeggett's article
Mar 24, 2021 at 5:58
Mar 24, 2021
Bailey Mountain Bike Park Permanently Closes
@cuban-b-can-blow-me: If I'm mistaken, then my bad. Reaching back into the memory. I know it was privately owned and purchase and finance of something that large is probably a lot more complicated than a single source. But I was under the impression the bulk of financing came from The Conservation Fund when it was purchased.
FMHUM jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 24, 2021 at 5:03
Mar 24, 2021
Mountain Biker Stabbed by Hiker After Right of Way Dispute
Quote from Man Stabbed: "What are you gonna to do? Stab me?"
FMHUM alicialeggett's article
Mar 23, 2021 at 13:52
Mar 23, 2021
Bailey Mountain Bike Park Permanently Closes
I believe it is; at least according to the local group rumor mills. The property was originally slated to be developed into housing when the owners got financing/capital/whatever from a bunch of conservation funds to turn it into a bike park. Only open like 6 years abs now back to housing development. On one hand I get it; just a couple running a bike park that’s quite large with a lot of unused land, only open on weekends with weather always an issue means probably small profit margins and a lot of work. But it’s the only year round park within an hour of my house abs makes me sad. Also kid of icky that used special financing meant for outdoor recreation and I’m just guessing have turned a tidy profit selling back for development. But who knows.
FMHUM jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 8, 2021 at 12:55
Mar 8, 2021
Spotted: Trek High Pivot DH Prototype (Yes, It Still Looks Like a Session)
Not that they're trying to hide it if it's at Windrock the week of a race and festival, but "TREK" plastered across the rider's butt kind of points people in a certain direction.
FMHUM alicialeggett's article
Mar 5, 2021 at 11:58
Mar 5, 2021
Staff Rides: The N+1 Bikes of Pinkbike Editors
Since 12 year old me saved up and bought myself a Specialized Rockhopper in like the mid 90's, I literally have never pedaled a bike that was not a mountain bike. I just don't get pedaling on roads and such. To each their own. So I'm with Jason on this one. Except my truck is actually a 20 year old Rav4 with manual locks and windows.
FMHUM danielsapp's article
Jan 20, 2021 at 6:51
Jan 20, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Devinci Marshall - Aluminum, Affordable, & Made in Canada
I mean, 2-3K USD is still a lot of money and still worthy of complaining about. It's much much better than 5k for a decent bike, but that's still like half a month's pay after taxes if we're talking median income in the US. Good full suspension mountain bikes are still priced out for many people and take a good amount of saving for many others. When this bike is available at Wal-mart for $150, it's worthy about shutting up about prices.
FMHUM mikekazimer's article
Jan 4, 2021 at 12:01
Jan 4, 2021
Review: 2021 Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX - Reasonably Priced & Ready to Rip
@goldfly: Yeah, same here. Actually got two email notifications for two different times for the lowest model, the CR and both times, sold out within a couple hours. I gave up and moved on.
FMHUM mikelevy's article
Oct 13, 2020 at 9:49
Oct 13, 2020
First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper Ditches the Horst Link
@mikelevy: any chance that field test will be done in the next month or so when I’m looking on getting a new bike? No? I’m sure you can squeeze it in.
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