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Jamminator jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 21, 2021 at 14:18
Jun 21, 2021
Tom Pidcock Wants to Race a Downhill World Cup
C'mon guys, it is not unreasonable he could be competitive in world cup DH.....if he changed his name to Tammy Pidcock and raced in the women's field.
Jamminator alicialeggett's article
Jun 17, 2021 at 22:43
Jun 17, 2021
Bike Check: Loana Lecomte's Winning Massi Aire SL
@smgishot13: If she was at an unsustainable weight she wouldn't be able to perform the way she does, at least not naturally. The first major thing that happens at unhealthy nutritional levels is peak power drops off and endurance capacity is reduced. Neither of those appear to be happening. Power is key for a lightweight rider already on the bleeding threshold. If you look at Loana's mother, then look at photos of Loana as a junior racer, she was gifted from birth with a small figure and has always carried herself this way.
Jamminator alicialeggett's article
Jun 17, 2021 at 22:27
Jun 17, 2021
Bike Check: Loana Lecomte's Winning Massi Aire SL
@smgishot13: You're right. She is definitely under 115. Most of the elite women are incredibly petit in stature and their online weight is way off. Usually the weight is a lie to decrease their watt/kilo figure.
Jamminator alicialeggett's article
Jun 17, 2021 at 22:19
Jun 17, 2021
Bike Check: Loana Lecomte's Winning Massi Aire SL
@krka73: The mental aspect is not as 'magical' as it once was, as everyone is training and riding off numbers now. Showing up to the start line in a positive space won't magically change your FTP. Mental fortitude really is for perseverance overcoming setbacks like a crash or technical, and not giving up to commit. You'd be surprised how different baseline numbers are, even among top athletes. Years ago I was invited to an USAC dev camp and we all surprisingly different V02 and lactic levels, despite being pretty close competitively.
Jamminator alicialeggett's article
Jun 16, 2021 at 22:06
Jun 16, 2021
Bike Check: Loana Lecomte's Winning Massi Aire SL
@tacklingdummy: Lecomte is already one of the fastest descenders in the women's field, even without a dropper. I'm sure the team have figured out the math that it probably doesn't make sense if minimal improvement comes at the cost of her biggest advantage (climbing).
Jamminator alicialeggett's article
Jun 16, 2021 at 21:57
Jun 16, 2021
Bike Check: Loana Lecomte's Winning Massi Aire SL
I've been saying it for years... Genetic testing will eventually be the biggest predictor of capability, because genetics are the single biggest difference between the regular podium finishers and those in the middle-bottom of results. Many coaches are using similar methodology, and many racers are in fact using a lot of the same coaches. The big difference at this level is purely genetics and science...bodies adapt different, people have naturally different thresholds, composition, chemistry, etc. Cycling will inevitably come down to a sport of eugenics, with junior dev teams, national teams and Olympic centers, all selecting the cream of the crop from simple DNA testing. Everyone will be one blood draw away from knowing if they ever stand the ability to be a world champion. It's actually a depressing future when we realize bike racing comes down to the birth lottery.
Jamminator edspratt's article
Jun 12, 2021 at 22:14
Jun 12, 2021
Final Results: Leogang World Cup DH 2021
@SvenNorske: Right on. I suspect the real reason RedBull has not done a story yet is because there's no way to do it without bashing the MSA race organizers/staff for that piss poor mountain extraction....and RedBull don't want to do that as a partner/one of the lead series sponsors.
Jamminator edspratt's article
Jun 12, 2021 at 9:16
Jun 12, 2021
Final Results: Leogang World Cup DH 2021
Same exact spot where Vali washed her front wheel too.
Jamminator henryquinney's article
Jun 12, 2021 at 1:59
Jun 12, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: What Discipline is Your Favourite to Watch?
@thenotoriousmic: Does it really make you that insecure that a bunch of dudes in lycra with no pads and high seats are better at descending than you?
Jamminator henryquinney's article
Jun 11, 2021 at 13:51
Jun 11, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: What Discipline is Your Favourite to Watch?
@Augustus-G: To be honest, the DH races actually require more attention span if you watch them from start to finish. The men's broadcasts used to be sooo long just a few years ago. And it was incredibly repetitive watching people who weren't even fighting for Top 40. I suspect even those who chose DH as their favorite just skip the first half of the broadcast and go straight to the top riders.
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