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MichaelLinehan jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 12, 2019 at 13:28
Jun 12, 2019
6 Key Facts From the EWS Health Study
@scott-townes: re "that judo link"... For what it's worth: I came off my motorbike twice. - Once was a catapulted HIGH OTB. Came down into one clean roll, back to my feet. No injury. - Once was a violent skid out on a corner. Thrown more horizontally at about 50mph. Body went into automatic... tucked and went into a series of bouncing rolls down the road. I didn't know the human body could bounce like that! Just a little bit of bruising and scraping on one shoulder. In my case, it was years of Aikido... but same thing. HOWEVER, I have been injuried more seriously in two mtb crashes... at much lower speed. One was six broken ribs and a punctured lung! Weird. I wonder at the difference. I think it happens so quickly -- that I was in the ground so fast -- that there was no time to roll. Yes, MTBing is awesome. :)
MichaelLinehan jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 3, 2019 at 19:23
Jan 3, 2019
Lawsuit Claims Search & Rescue Delays Contributed to Mountain Biker's Death
@scott-townes: "There are two sides to every story". Don't just recite a cliché. Not every story has two sides. "blindly assuming". Not at all. "I can guarantee no one...." No you can't. There are plenty of jerks in the world. Maybe this guy is one of them. "social justice warriors, assemble". Name calling isn't making a point. And it sure doesn't add any force to your point of view.
MichaelLinehan MountainBikingBC's article
Nov 4, 2018 at 10:58
Nov 4, 2018
A Week on Vancouver Island
@woodtigerfish: ESPECIALLY on Prevost. Definitely not a good place to go.
MichaelLinehan jackellenberger's article
Nov 3, 2018 at 18:51
Nov 3, 2018
Video: This Pup is Fully PINNED on Dusty Trails
"where did I say that was happening on the regular? " @Dethphist: You wrote "For every one of these well behaved pups, there's a dozen other "trail dogs" that are busy nipping at other riders' tires..." Seems pretty "regular". I have NEVER had a problem with another rider's dog - EVER. As for shit... when I have encounterd it, it's always in areas where I think it is probably walkers. I've never seen dog shit further up and on, for example, steep black trails.
MichaelLinehan pinkbikeoriginals's article
Aug 2, 2018 at 16:28
Aug 2, 2018
Video: How to Make Trails Look Steep in Photos
Nice. First one looks like that person just fell down on a modest slope. The second one looks like there's a reason for the chain to be there.
MichaelLinehan dylansherrard's article
Mar 7, 2018 at 11:30
Mar 7, 2018
Life In The Loops - Carving Time
"young"? 26 years old. 46 years old. Oops, the poor old git is 66 now... we'd better switch to 66 years young. No thanks. Actually, I find it patronizing and sanctimonious. Maybe it's just me... I am 66 now, and I don't want to EVER be referred to as "66 years young" and so on, over the coming years.
MichaelLinehan KaliProtectives's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 8:27
Jun 20, 2017
Concussions and LDL - Real World Data
Seriously? You're complaining about a long, detailed, factual article about their helmet technology because it comes from the company? Who do you think would ever give us that kind of detail about a helmet if not the company itself? Answer: no-one.
MichaelLinehan mikelevy's article
Jun 16, 2017 at 14:29
Jun 16, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - Are World Cup Racers Right To Complain About Tracks?
“why should a muddy, awkward few hundred feet be a big deal?” The same reason a section in an Olympic 1500m race that made the runners barely able to walk through it would be a problem. When most of the insanely good riders on the planet can’t RIDE through a section, I think that section is stupid. “In my mind, a World Cup season should include a pedal-intensive course...” This is called DOWNHILL. It’s supposed to be distinct. There is plenty of ‘pedal-intensive’ in cross country and enduro. “Obviously it's important to be constructive and not just vocal, but there's no one I want to hear from more loudly than the racers themselves.” Absolutely! Re Leogang... when I see a track much of which I could ride (albeit ENORMOUSLY more slowly), I don’t think that is fit to be called a World Cup track. And perhaps more seriously for sponsors and riders, I’m not much interested in watching it.
MichaelLinehan mikekazimer's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 18:15
Feb 23, 2017
Counterpoint: Do We Really Need E-Bikes?
Because snowmobiling compacts snow. This is most serious when snow is shallower, and snowmobilers don't confine themselves to deep snow. Compacted snow melts more slowly - appreciably so. In high mountain areas, where the growing season might be two months or less, that valuable growing and flowering time can be seriously impacted. And sometimes they'll even run through are area with no snow at all, causing catastrophic damage to the delicate, slow-growing alpine plants. And because they negatively impact wildlife such as deer and wolves, increasing stress sometimes even to the level of panic. Populations can be displaced. Mortality rates, in the already winter-stressed animals, can be increased.
MichaelLinehan mikekazimer's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 14:05
Feb 23, 2017
Counterpoint: Do We Really Need E-Bikes?
I’m 65 and ride regularly... gravity riding... down is the fun for me. My point of view on e-bikes: For the more up or greater distance - the exercise part I have NO more interest in attaining more up or distance than I have in performing more reps with my weights by having an electric lift assist. 2. For the down - the fun part re “I had done two” and “10k heavier” I’d rather have one optimum down ride than two with a bike that is 22lbs heavier, with a bunch of that weight high off the ground. No thanks. No e-moped for me.
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