Aug 20, 2018 at 4:25Aug 20, 2018
Results: Canadian Open DH - Crankworx Whistler 2018
@CRAFTY-P: yeah but who cares, we are living in a golden age of trail building. New trails at O’Hallorans, Fox, Ando’s. And still a few old school runs hidden away here and there. Would be nice if it wasn’t so cold right now though :)
OldOtter danielsapp's article
Aug 5, 2018 at 5:46Aug 5, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Wash Your Bike?
My two young daughters earn pocket money washing my bike, so it gets washed whenever they have an urgent need for extra dollars. I pay them minimum AU 1 hour wage for the job. Otherwise, probably only once every 6 months. And no, I will not say how frequently they have an urgent need for extra money. Other fathers on here will know the likely frequency of such requests and hence the likely frequency of bearing replacements. :)
OldOtter tris400d's article
Aug 5, 2018 at 5:35Aug 5, 2018
Bike Check: Danny Hart's Saracen Ariel LTX Carbon - Ard Rock Festival 2018
So this is a standard single pivot suspension design. I have ridden them and quite like it, needs some getting used to though, and it’s not not what Iam riding now. So of all the things we could discuss, I reckon that is the thing I would like to hear about most, not just theoretically, but from those of you who have ridden different kinds and thought about it a bit. For myself, I have found geometry rules, with suspension design coming after that. Never had the luxury of being able to do the proper experiments.
OldOtter thebigheezy's article
Aug 5, 2018 at 5:01Aug 5, 2018
Video: The Working Man's World Series - Episode 1
My wife has said to me me “next time you can take yourself to the the hospital”, four times now. Yet she loves that at 61 years I still send it, still push myself; and I know my 12 and 14 year old daughters see me as a role model of not being afraid to pursue something you love despite repeated setbacks. So I take your last sentence as the truth, but think maybe what precedes it as being only one of the ways we live this life. And thanks for the prompt to reply :)
OldOtter mattwragg's article
Aug 5, 2018 at 4:40Aug 5, 2018
From the Top: BMC's Head of Mountain Bike Development Stefan Christ
@WAKIdesigns: This is why I bought myself a banshee rune frame and built it up to just how I wanted it. Several sets of wheels, some 26, some 27.5. It’s clear the 27.5 is a little faster but I have a whole stack of new 26 tyres i got cheap and the speed difference isn’t that much an issue. So many other things make many more differences as we all know, mostly my state of mental and physical fitness on the day. It’s 8nteresting in the article he briefly mentioned jumping as an issue. The awas amusing. Alley the fun is in those trail features the are jumps or like jumps, rough technical stuff, drops. I have a 29r 140m trail bike, but it really is just that. Mind you, that commercial 29 dh bike looks really interesting. (cheers man, good to see you back in the comments)
OldOtter danielsapp's article
Jul 29, 2018 at 5:20Jul 29, 2018
Review: Racer's Profile Knee D3O Pads
I have standard southern English (AU) calves (=big) and have found both POC and RaceFace fit me well. Mind you the context of that is coming round a corner to see a fellow who had just had a minor crash but landed on one of the Adelaide Hills lovely sharp rocks. It had torn his kneecap off, left it hanging by the flesh on the inside left of the knee. I made the mistake of having a close look, can still see it clearly in my mind. I will NOT EVER ride without knee pads. Even landing on one of our local rocks at 10 kph without armour will do serious damage. Not interested in that. So to the author of the article, I think you are taking an unnecessary risk man. Send a big double instead :)
Mar 6, 2018 at 19:41Mar 6, 2018
The Evolution of Kona Bikes: Part I - Video
@BenPea: Well, that's just perfect! Thanks for pointing me to it. I have some friends who could do with spending a while contemplating that, myself also on some days.
Feb 14, 2018 at 23:51Feb 14, 2018
Bike Park Trip of a Lifetime NZ/AUS: Winner Announced!
QANTAS took four weeks to deliver our luggage from Adelaide to Queenstown. By then we had been gone for two weeks. The lovely people at the place we stayed at looked after it for us whilst QANTAS took another four weeks to get it from there back to Adelaide. The one upside of all that -- we had an excuse to spend an excessive amount of money in Queenstown on nice new underwear and other clothes and a really excellent tatonka duffel bag. AirNZ next time for certain!
OldOtter RichardCunningham's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 2:23Feb 9, 2018
Opinion: Does Downhill Have Nowhere Else to Go?
@fartymarty: As a long time surfer (45 years) who took up mountain biking five years ago, I would say the thing was for my body to learn that It can’t bail out and survive without injury; broken bones, torn skin, many bruises and a dislocation later, I think physically I am just starting to get it. Personally I think I would need to have been doing both skiing and downhilling with obsessive passion before I could properly do the compare and contrast trick. But I would call that long tracking shot of Semunek from a few years ago a perfect example of land surfing. Perfectly beautiful and completely understood as such by any surfer I think.
Feb 9, 2018 at 1:41Feb 9, 2018
Round 4: 2017 Photo of the Year - Voting Now Closed
@davetrumpore: I agree and feel great sympathy with your view; but even the original 32 were a subset. We all only have attention for just so much and no more. As I write this though I get the feeling that the ONE misses the diversity of this sport/game/adrenalin rush/meditation that we all love so much.