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Someoldfart edspratt's article
Oct 17, 2021 at 17:18
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Video: Jesse Melamed's Snowy Practice POV from the 2021 Canadian Enduro Championships
I went by the finish of stage 1 this morning. It was soupy. Riders were absolutely soaked and mud covered. Pretty hard surface for the first stage. Some of the other stages less so. No snow. Heavy rain yesterday and all night and raining less hard all day. Kudos to all the racers today. Ugly conditions. Those Norwegians that say there’s no such thing as bad weather, just shitty clothes, are wrong.
Someoldfart konaworld's article
Oct 6, 2021 at 9:17
Oct 6, 2021
Video: Exploring the Relationship Between Rider & Trail Dog in 'Going Nowhere'
I use my Garmin primarily for my two labs. I need to know time and distance. I chose trails that are slow and technical for me. The few times I do a fast longer trail I wait a lot for them. And I tend to ride alone with them out on trails not often frequented by others. My average speed for an hour or two is about 6 or 7 kph. The highest speeds will be around 25 or 30 kph but those sections are short. I also go early in the morning when it’s hot or not at all if it’s too hot. I select trails where water in streams and ponds is available. My labs are bred for agility and work so they are pretty high drive and high energy. Also very robust. And I don’t ride them everyday. They get easy days just like we need to have for recovery.
Someoldfart mattbeer's article
Oct 5, 2021 at 14:50
Oct 5, 2021
First Look: 2022 Santa Cruz Chameleon & Five Unique Builds
Those build kits leave much to be desired for me but there is a frame only which I might consider next spring. I have a current Chameleon with a 150 36 in 29 version so could rum plus tires. That puts the head angle at 66 ish static. Seat angle is harder to measure but I think it’s pretty slack by today’s standards but I like it just fine. When I built mine I selected my own parts so it cost way too much but I got what I wanted and never came down with upgradeitis other than brakes. Guide brakes weren’t up to snuff when I got XT Four piston jobbies on my full suspension bike.
Someoldfart mikekazimer's article
Oct 5, 2021 at 14:34
Oct 5, 2021
Review: RockShox' New Flight Attendant Suspension System
This will probably end up like Fox’ s live valve. An interesting technology that some sponsored riders use but you wont see many in the wild on regular bikes under regular people. Too much money and added complexity for a tiny gain that is mostly in the riders mind. What ever happened to the Naild React bikes from Polygon and Marin? They were touted as not needing any lockouts? To me that is a much better direction. Suspension kinematics that don’t rely on damping changes via a switch. Who actually buys a bike with enduro levels of travel for its climbing ability? Anyone? Beuller? Oh sure some might might choose one 170mm travel bike over another because it climbs less badly than another but really? The question with this style of bike is “how does this mofo descend?”
Someoldfart mikekazimer's article
Oct 5, 2021 at 9:47
Oct 5, 2021
Review: RockShox' New Flight Attendant Suspension System
All these extra complications ad costs and batteries to take care of and not one one mention of how much more efficient stiffer suspension is. Or isn’t. It’s often stated with zero proof that plush suspension is wasting energy. How much? Put some numbers on that for me will ya! It’s like those Absolute black guys selling an oversized pulley wheel derailleur cage with golf ball dimples and ceramic bearings for $800 and telling us it’s way more efficient. It’s bullshit. To me it’s meaningless. I rarely use climb switches. I do sometimes to see if I can detect a difference. Usually it feels worse. Less traction and a rougher ride which I think some people think feels faster.
Someoldfart alicialeggett's article
Oct 2, 2021 at 13:07
Oct 2, 2021
Richie Rude Disqualified from EWS Tweed Valley
For those saying between the tape is how it should be, why would the organizers place gates then if the racers aren’t supposed to be between the gates? There is an obvious line that makes it seem pretty obvious that the course goes between the gates.
Someoldfart pinkbikeoriginals's article
Oct 1, 2021 at 9:50
Oct 1, 2021
Video: Friday Fails #190
Lots of riders crashing with no gloves. They have helmets and pads but no gloves.
Someoldfart seb-stott's article
Sep 17, 2021 at 14:15
Sep 17, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Sag Do You Run?
At my age, 63, everything sags I’m afraid.
Someoldfart henryquinney's article
Sep 17, 2021 at 9:17
Sep 17, 2021
Someoldfart alicialeggett's article
Sep 16, 2021 at 20:59
Sep 16, 2021
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