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OldOtter Tweedlove's article
Feb 2, 2020 at 15:36
Feb 2, 2020
TweedLove on Breaking Down Barriers for Women in Enduro
I don't understand why none of the women in any of the photos are not wearing a full-face helmet. Having had numerous crashes in conditions similar to those in the photos, I would have rearranged my jaw, or at least lost a lot of skin off my cheeks, on several occasions. In my experience when riding at speed on any kind of trail one would consider an enduro-style race trail, crashes happen suddenly and give me almost zero time to consider how I am going to hit the ground. Most of the folk I ride with wear light weight full-face helmets. I feel I must be missing some sub-text to the images, but not sure what that might be.
OldOtter gaspi's video
Nov 20, 2019 at 1:52
Nov 20, 2019
video
So here in Adelaide, South Australia we are in the midst of what the local fire service call a catastrophic fire danger day -- +40c temps and very high winds. If a fire gets started in the bushland it will be impossible to stop. This video is such a great relief and pleasure to watch - everything about the place is such a massive contrast to where I am now. Brilliant! Many thanks to you.

OldOtter RockyMountainBicycles's article
Oct 30, 2019 at 18:40
Oct 30, 2019
Rocky Mountain Announces Limited Edition Instinct Carbon 99
@Mac1987: Exactly. 20 bikes only - I would have expected at least Trickstuff Direttissima brakes.
OldOtter pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 10, 2019 at 17:22
Jan 10, 2019
Video: Is Red Bull Rampage Worth It?
@WAKIdesigns: Exactly!
OldOtter sarahmoore's article
Nov 19, 2018 at 23:58
Nov 19, 2018
Review: Canyon Spectral WMN CF 9.0
@wallheater: That is beautiful - made my day :)
OldOtter pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 20, 2018 at 4:25
Aug 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 5:46
Aug 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 5:35
Aug 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 5:01
Aug 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 4:40
Aug 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)
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