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Ginsu2000 edspratt's article
Mar 18, 2024 at 11:30
Mar 18, 2024
Results: Australian National XC Championships 2024
Graves has a long history of performing well in regional and national XC races in Australia.
Ginsu2000 sarahmoore's article
Mar 8, 2024 at 10:38
Mar 8, 2024
Interview: Gracey Hemstreet - The First Ever Woman to Complete a Full Run at Red Bull Hardline
It doesn't just "place them in another category from average recreational rider" it places them in another category from just about EVERY recreational rider.
Ginsu2000 sarahmoore's article
Mar 1, 2024 at 7:49
Mar 1, 2024
Ginsu2000 edspratt's article
Feb 26, 2024 at 10:10
Feb 26, 2024
Results: Shimano Supercup Massi Banyoles
Is it nuts? Those are pretty common margins in XC events, including world cups and world championships.
Ginsu2000 The-YT-Mob's article
Jan 25, 2024 at 12:23
Jan 25, 2024
Ginsu2000 betsywelch's article
Dec 18, 2023 at 10:27
Dec 18, 2023
Review: The Pivot Mach SL 4 Blends XC Speed & Comfort
@BikesBoatsNJeeps: You've got the right idea, but it would work a lot better by only moving the decimal one place. Like you said, figuring these things out is tough. :)
Ginsu2000 edspratt's article
Oct 8, 2023 at 16:14
Oct 8, 2023
U23 XC Results from the Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Cup 2023
@sonuvagun: I've ragdolled myself through trees and rocks in races and not had a scratch on me. I've also had stupid little slow-speed falls that looked like nothing yet caused an injury that kept me off the bike for some time. That's all in the past though. Now that you've perfected the skill of diagnosing how badly someone is hurt just by watching, we can start saving money in our medical systems by firing all the doctors.
Ginsu2000 edspratt's article
Oct 2, 2023 at 5:31
Oct 2, 2023
[UPDATED] Elite XC Results & Overall Standings from the Snowshoe XC World Cup 2023
@catweasel: Don't worry, I've seen all the lap times. You should probably apply some context here in your analysis. If you start around 90 riders as is the case here, or even double that number at one of the Euro rounds, the start time is based on the gun for everyone. So, the back markers lose a few seconds right from the beginning. Then, at the first singletrack, they will get all strung out single file. Consider how many seconds are incurred to the back markers to complete their first lap at the back of this pokey line, compared to the leading groups (of either women or men) which can materially inflate their early lap times. Lastly, you can expect a couple of tangles, crashes, and mechanicals during the start loop and first lap. Yes, their lap time may be slower in this isolated case which gets them pulled via the 80% rule, but it doesn't necessarily mean they are slower riders in general. You can clearly see from the lap times that even some of those pulled were running faster than Stigger for the first couple of laps, before encountering some incident, whether that is mechanical, situational (crash or tangle), or unexpectedly ill. Make sense? I'll give you one, in that I've never heard of "Robin Horsefield" and may this is a rare exception of someone who found a back door into a UCI Elite XCO with the minimum qualification criteria (sorry Robin, you may be bullet fast, I dunno).
Ginsu2000 edspratt's article
Oct 1, 2023 at 21:10
Oct 1, 2023
[UPDATED] Elite XC Results & Overall Standings from the Snowshoe XC World Cup 2023
@catweasel: Fair enough, but what I was trying to hint at was that your interpretation - that 10 guys had slower lap times than the fastest woman - isn't really something you can tell from the results in the way they are listed, due to the application of the 80% rule that is used for UCI races. In fact, the slowest male rider in a men's world cup field is almost certainly faster than every rider on the women's side. That being said, as it pertains to our friend in this thread, IRL I've never any actual male elite rider who thinks it's a topic of any concern or interest to compare their speeds or lap times with female elite riders.
Ginsu2000 edspratt's article
Oct 1, 2023 at 20:45
Oct 1, 2023
[UPDATED] Elite XC Results & Overall Standings from the Snowshoe XC World Cup 2023
@catweasel: K, I get it (even though your post is shown as a reply to my post). No prob. Carry on.
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