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NorcalJones brianpark's article
Oct 11, 2019 at 14:12
Oct 11, 2019
Jordie Lunn Passes Away After Crash in Mexico
Only met him once, stopped at his house with mutual friends - Saw him working with kids at his house on the island. Just doing it for the love - no event, no sponsors. No one to impress or cameras to record - How do you judge someone? By how they are when no one's watching. Jordie Lunn was a wonderful human being.
NorcalJones sarahmoore's article
Aug 10, 2019 at 23:04
Aug 10, 2019
Day 1 Results: EWS Whistler 2019
Pinnit MMMMMiranda Miller!!
NorcalJones RichardCunningham's article
Apr 27, 2019 at 12:43
Apr 27, 2019
Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem?
Fitness of people bigger factor than size of people - BUT a fit 150 lb rider will crush a fit 190 lb rider. That's just power to weight ratio. Bike weight really matters if you care how fast you go up. Really fast guys beat average guys downhill by 10-30 sec. Really fast guys going up beat average guys by minutes. Among those fast guys going up, bike weight will matter. I'm 185-190 (sometimes!) when I'm as fit as I can be, and going up is never going to be my strong suit. Bottom line - You are not a variable you can change much. Bikes you can. Drop 5% of your body weight and you'll be faster. Ride a 25lb bike up a 1500 ft climb and you'll be faster than if its a 35 lb bike assuming the fit is the same. Service that suspension so the wheels stay on the ground when they should and you'll go faster. Get someone who's truly fast to teach you to lean your bike, and stay low, and stay in a proper position even when its gnarly and you'll be better at going fast and more likely to not wreck yourself. Bike weight matters. Body weight matters. Bike set up matters. Knowing how to ride matters. Not riding because you're reading posts on PB matters. My 26 lb bike is hanging in the garage and it needs a fork rebuild. Maybe I'll get out tomorrow . . .
NorcalJones jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 12, 2019 at 11:10
Apr 12, 2019
New Fox Open Face Dropframe Trail Helmet Spotted - Sea Otter 2019
That is one of the funniest things I've ever read. Well played.
NorcalJones jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 1, 2019 at 15:07
Apr 1, 2019
April Fools 2019: More of the Industry's Jokes
Kona may win, but only if the carbon fiber stride bikes are real . . .please tell me that no one saw a bunch of dentist toddlers and thought "untapped market segment"
NorcalJones Tajlucas's article
Mar 31, 2019 at 16:19
Mar 31, 2019
This Post Won't Make You Smarter - Sunday Comics With Taj Mihelich
Hey Fox - you pay the guy, I'll buy a couple suspension spork T shirts, you can donate the profits - NICA? Betcha you could sell a thousand . . . tomorrow
NorcalJones RichardCunningham's article
Mar 18, 2019 at 16:08
Mar 18, 2019
Cal Poly Steel Downhill Bike - NAHBS 2019
As a science teacher in California public schools, I gotta say Cal Poly provides what may be the best value in science and engineering education in the world (especially if you are a California resident). Building stuff and solving real problems from freshman year on is a rarity these days. I'm sure there are other schools like Poly, but the amount of kids they teach to really go out and make the world a better place is unique. They graduate more than 1500 engineers a year, who else does that AND has all the kids building by the end of their freshman year? Send your kids there if they can get in. Congratulations to the kids, but remember there are some unsung heroes providing that education. It's gotta be tough to make the choice to teach there when your peers are getting paid significantly more. Kudos to their professors!
NorcalJones PaulComponentEngineering's article
Mar 14, 2019 at 16:49
Mar 14, 2019
NorcalJones mikekazimer's article
Mar 5, 2019 at 17:35
Mar 5, 2019
First Ride: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon
My thinking exactly - waaaay too heavy. Don't know where the weight is coming from, but even with 1300 g tires, similar bikes (Ripmo, whatever the evil 29er 140 bike is called, etc) are in the 28-29 lb range. I just don't see where the weight is going . . to be fair, the remedy and slash Treks are similarly heavy . . .
NorcalJones sarahmoore's article
Jan 24, 2019 at 17:04
Jan 24, 2019
Interview: Miranda Miller on the Switch to Enduro - 'I Have a New Motivation & Drive'
"I'm more than just a racer and I feel that I have a lot more to offer than purely racing." Yes kid, you are, and you do have more to offer. Stay rad. There's not a better role model out there for young racers. Casting my vote for a monthly PB video segment!
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