SYB pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 8, 2018 at 16:5520 hours
Video: Alf - The 82 Year Old Cancer Survivor Who Still Rides
Good on you Alf, keep it up. I'm a whole lot younger at 62 and love to ride. One guy in our group is 78 and is riding strong. He's getting slower on the up hills but can descend some real technical descents with the best of them and is super strong on a road bike. It sure beats wasting away in front of the tele. Biking keeps you young, so keep riding. Cheers mate.
SYB mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2018 at 5:401 days
Field Test: Yeti SB150
@mikealive: Well said. I don't care what others do with their money either. You can't take it with you, so spend it on what makes you happy. Most people who don't bike can't believe what we pay for bikes. But then again, many don't do any activities at all and are totally out of shape. I'm no spring chicken, but biking of all sorts keeps me outdoors year round having some great fun and have amassed so really good friends with the same interests. I just bought a Santa Cruz Bronson full carbon frame and it wasn't cheap either. I'm at a stage in life that I can afford it, not that I'm rich! I love all forms of biking and buy what I want to please me not my neighbour or other riders. The only ribbing I got from my riding buddies was the colour. None of them comment on how much I spend and vice versa. We have a great time riding together, working on trails and drinking beer afterwards! If sitting in front of the tv on your Lazy Boy is your thing, or four wheeling, etc, I don't give a rat's a$$, do what pleases you. Life is short!
SYB mikelevy's article
Dec 8, 2018 at 4:531 days
Interbike Cancelled for 2019
@royhud:You've visited some great places in Canada. Yes JT is pink but let's leave the politics out. That's a discussion best for Fox or CNN. I've been to 17 different countries including many US states. I've also been to Reno at least 3 times. It's no more a shit hole than most other cities and would go back again. I've also been to Las Vegas a few times and would only go back there to mountain bike. Gambling isn't my scene and would rather spend money on bikes! Too late, I've already spent all my free money on bikes and don't have any left over for gambling. Not used to hearing someone mention Manitoulin Island! It's one of the most peaceful, sleepy places to visit, or in my case own a camp (cottage for southerners), but mountain biking sucks the big one. Road riding is great, as is fat biking in the winter. It's like time stood still there, hence why they say, "island time".
SYB konaworld's article
Nov 3, 2018 at 6:11Nov 3, 2018
Video: Brace for Winter, Here's Some Freezing Fat Bike Action
Great video. My third season of fat biking is about to start and can't wait. It's not exactly the same as mtn biking, but it's biking, and loads of fun. Winters here can be long and this gets me outdoors in all but the harshest days. Minus 20-25C is my limit; get soft in my old age. I've used the fat bike in summer as well, when my other bike was broken, and it's a different experience that's still great fun. Ride it like you stole it!
SYB pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 23, 2018 at 19:01Oct 23, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Tire Pressure, Hip Packs, Dehydration, and 'Le Systeme'
I'm 180, no gear and run similar pressures (19frt/24rr) with 2.4 tires and narrow 24mm rims. It's real rocky here and haven't flatted in over a year tubeless and even with tubes, only rarely. Funny enough, I ran lower pressures with tubes, as low as mid teens. It all depends on the terrain. If constantly doing technical climbs, on loose rock, low pressure help immensely. Best to try the extremes, both high and low and work up or down until it feels right for you, not another rider. I would say one thing, a lot of riders are much too worried about getting flats and over compensate!
SYB danielsapp's article
Oct 16, 2018 at 16:10Oct 16, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Replace Your Tires?
@jaame: Groves in the tire are for water dispersal only. I've done a lot of race days with my motorcycle and groves on motorbikes or cars tires are strictly for water dispersal. On dry pavement, it's a combination of the contact patch and rubber compound that matters. I would assume that a professional road bike rider would know or feel when the tires have developed a flat section, similar to a motorcycle, but likely only in cornering. I change my road bike tires when the carcass starts showing, but then again, I'm no racer.
SYB Iselinnaess's article
May 1, 2018 at 20:05May 1, 2018
Fjords, Strawberries and World-Class Riding: Norway's Western Coast
My grand parents on my mother side both came from Norway and yet I've not been there. It's certainly on the bucket list. The bare rocks, mountains, water falls, fiords, etc, is to say the truth stunning for sure.
SYB MartinLortz's article
Mar 31, 2018 at 11:38Mar 31, 2018
Fat Biking in Eastern Canada to Make the Most of Winter
Great article and can relate totally. It's my second winter fat biking and just love it. In the dead of winter, you just strap on a light and away you go with friends and finish off with a little après bike. I've both cross country and downhill skied, both enjoyable, however when conditions are good, fat biking is way up there on the enjoyment scale. It is certainly much cheaper than downhill skiing. We are still in the last grips of winter here and likely have 2-3 more weeks before we can take to mountain bike out and so will continue fat biking until then. I expect to be in the best shape ever for the start of mountain biking.
SYB mikelevy's article
Mar 10, 2018 at 5:22Mar 10, 2018
Flow Trail Overload? Or Never Enough Flow? - Pinkbike Poll
@cky78: Come to Sudbury my friend and experience challenging technical trails. Likely some of the best in Ontario.
SYB dylansherrard's article
Mar 8, 2018 at 16:19Mar 8, 2018
Life In The Loops - Carving Time
I'm 61 and not far off his age and can relate entirely. Not sure if I could give up my car though. Riding bikes of all kinds is the best way of stopping you from thinking too much except what is ahead of your wheel or view beyond. Picked up a fat bike last year and now get out 3-4 times a week in the great white north exploring various trails. For those that haven't experienced it, give it a go, you won't regret it. Yes poggies help a lot. Can't say we have quite the views as what Phil has and he has more artistic talent in one finger than I have in my whole body.