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LexB pinkbikeoriginals's article
Oct 4, 2019 at 9:35
Oct 4, 2019
The Privateer: Back Between The Tape at EWS Northstar
I actually stopped watching because the pro guest episodes are lame. We all know these guys are the bees knees with the skills they're showing off. I'm sure Adam can benefit from that, but watching half of the episodes being dominated by guys who aren't actually the privateer is boring. I agree with those who say it's almost not fair to judge based on the very limited amount of racing he even did this year. He needs a larger body of work from a season to really judge. I think they should give him a PB sabbatical, and send him to more stops on the EWS roster to really see what he can do. I know that you're no longer a privateer at that point, but it would be fun to watch. It won't happen though because it would require PB and sponsors to put REAL skin in the game for an experiment. Giving a guy a bike, some clothing, a suspension tune costs these guys almost nothing. Putting real cash down on a potentially enjoyable video production would definitely have a cost associated with it.
LexB jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 2, 2019 at 6:38
Oct 2, 2019
GoPro Launches Hero8, Max 360 Camera, & Bolt-On Modules
@Archimonde: I have the DJI Osmo Action and like it a lot. The stabilization is amazing and the on phone software is super easy to use. I know no one wants to watch long videos of anything (certainly not me), so I keep the clips I shoot short and then make compilation vids on my phone. Never more than a couple of minutes long. I had sworn off action cams a long time ago because it was a waste of my time and attention when riding and doing other things. I want to enjoy the moment . Not worry about what shot the camera was getting. The Osmo is pretty idiot proof and everything is very intuitive. I have a series of customer presets so I don't have to mess around with settings. Just select the one I want and go.
LexB danielsapp's article
Jul 24, 2019 at 7:43
Jul 24, 2019
Vail Resorts to Acquire 17 Mountains in North America
@gnarnaimo: We hiked around where the Valley trails are and I was super impressed. We also stayed in Deep Cove for a couple of days and I would have loved to have ridden in the area.
LexB danielsapp's article
Jul 24, 2019 at 7:38
Jul 24, 2019
Vail Resorts to Acquire 17 Mountains in North America
@neimbc: I agree but look at Highland and Thunder Mountain. They're both independently owned and have had success catering to all types of riders (although I think Thunder has a better overall mix). I stopped doing downhill around the time I got married and had kids, and have mostly just stuck to local trail riding. Out of the blue one day a couple of years ago my wife tells me we're going to Thunder for an event she wanted to attend. She had never done downhill and had a blast with her group while I rocked the trails she wouldn't have wanted to ride at the time. A great balance can be created. With my riding level these days I even had a great time riding the easier trails as fast as possible. Sunday River had always been on the edge of failure when it comes to mountain biking because it's too damn far away. I can get to Thunder in an hour and a quarter and Highland in less than two and half hours. That's day trip distance. Thunder is easily accessed by a huge population of people from NY, CT, MA, RI, etc. A lot of places want to charge a high price and because of distance you can't go without a huge bill for food, lodging, etc. Day tripping distance is a recipe for success.
LexB danielsapp's article
Jul 24, 2019 at 7:14
Jul 24, 2019
Vail Resorts to Acquire 17 Mountains in North America
@endurogan: My wife and I went on vacation out to BC this spring and she was shocked I didn't want to rent a bike and ride Whistler. I just wasn't that interested which seemed weird even to me. I'm way more interested in off mountain riding these days and am psyched to go back out there to ride and climb Squamish next year if possible. Great town. Even if I went for a day at Whistler I'd stay in Squamish.
LexB danielsapp's article
Jul 23, 2019 at 11:52
Jul 23, 2019
Vail Resorts to Acquire 17 Mountains in North America
I believe Mount Snow has always had Forestry Service restrictions on when they can allow summit access as well as restrictions on where they can cut trails. Nesting Birds or some such thing. It has always limited their ability to truly develop the space for mountainbiking.
LexB RichardCunningham's article
Mar 15, 2019 at 9:24
Mar 15, 2019
QBP's High-End Whisky Carbon Components will Sell on Amazon & eBay
None of this makes any difference to me because, regardless of who is selling them, I can't afford $1500+ wheels. :)
LexB jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 6:02
Mar 8, 2019
11 Downhill Bikes From the Windrock Pro GRT
It's on a few off the bikes its looks like. Seems to me to be nothing more than grip tape cut to a specific shape to not cover the main logo.
LexB jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 8:11
Feb 15, 2019
CBD is Being Marketed at Mountain Bikers, What Does That Mean?
"I think of my body as a temple. Or at least a relatively well-managed Presbyterian youth center." --Emo Philips
LexB intensecyclesusa's article
Jan 28, 2019 at 12:24
Jan 28, 2019
Video: New Bike Day for Gwin, Moir & Mulally at the Intense Factory Team Camp in California
I sort of get the whole mismatched kit thing from a sponsorship perspective, but at least pick a basic color scheme for everyone. Isn't that what the Syndicate did originally? Different sponsors similar color schemes? Having them so all over the place seems weird to me.
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