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Levelheadsteve danielsapp's article
Dec 8, 2018 at 20:26
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Consortium to Buy Amer Sports for 5.2 Billion
I can never tell Enve from any other brand because their decals are so understated.
Levelheadsteve mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2018 at 14:36
2 days
Field Test: Stumpjumper vs Remedy vs Process vs Bronson vs SB150
@Beez177: My Switchblade is carbon w/pf bb and never a squeak.
Levelheadsteve pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 11:51
Dec 7, 2018
Online Deals - December 2018
Royal Racing jacket: “This item is discontinued and no longer available.” Sweet.
Levelheadsteve pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 11:49
Dec 7, 2018
Online Deals - December 2018
My grandpa needs a new pair of orthopedic shoes. These five tens should work nicely.
Levelheadsteve mikekazimer's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 17:33
Dec 6, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB150
@f00bar: I like the analogy, but I’d say Trek is more like a Toyota. Dependable, extremely common on the “roadways,” and not real exciting. I drive a Toyota btw and ride a Pivot. My previous bike was a Trek.
Levelheadsteve paulaston's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 1:14
Dec 4, 2018
The New Santa Cruz V10 and Reserve 29" DH Wheels Are Official
Now I see the aftermarket only sentence.
Levelheadsteve paulaston's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 1:09
Dec 4, 2018
The New Santa Cruz V10 and Reserve 29" DH Wheels Are Official
Dare to dream that’s the price with the carbon wheels?
Levelheadsteve paulaston's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 1:08
Dec 4, 2018
The New Santa Cruz V10 and Reserve 29" DH Wheels Are Official
I want one and I don’t even ride DH.
Levelheadsteve jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 3, 2018 at 16:02
Dec 3, 2018
Levelheadsteve sarahmoore's article
Nov 28, 2018 at 2:36
Nov 28, 2018
Getting to Know: World Cup XC Racer Lea Davison on Resilience, Happiness & the Olympics
I thought about this as well and it applies in many sports. As a whole, women (and men) enjoy watching men play basketball (and other team sports) more than they enjoy watching women play basketball. This leads to more money for professional men due to ticket revenue, advertising revenue etc. When considering individual sports it’s similar, though there are some differences. In snowboarding, for example, the men are pulling 1260s 15 feet out while the ladies are doing 720s 6 feet out. Men are the innovators while the ladies play catch up years later and sometimes don’t reach the same level even then. In general, even acknowledging exceptions to every rule, men are going bigger, faster, more dangerous etc. in sport. This generates more viewership and more revenue for themselves and sponsors. The sports women participate in more as a percentage/population of professionals vs. men are less popular as spectator sports (gymnastics, tennis, ice skating vs. football, baseball). Should women be paid equally in sport for doing less (in the sense of less spectacular performances not less effort or intensity), generating less interest and therefore less revenue? In downhill, the men’s times are significantly faster than the ladies times, while there’s often a five or ten second time gap between first and second place for the ladies. For the men the difference is typically tenths or hundredths of a second. I’m not trying to minimize the ladies accomplishments as all of the pro women would crush me in a race. However, if you’re comparing top male pro to female pro, there are large differences in their performance. Where are the women at rampage or hardline? I do believe in promoting women’s sports and increased participation. This is the only path to generating future increased interest and the related revenue that can provide equal prize money, more opportunity, awareness etc. Refusing to acknowledge legitimate reasons for the differences won’t accomplish anything and may actually be counterproductive.
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