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The-Foiling-Optimist officialcrankworx's article
Feb 27, 2024 at 23:27
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Crankworx Rotorua Unveils Preliminary Athlete Lineup for Its 10-Year Anniversary Celebration
So much attention to detail in this place. I reviewed the proofs for a peer-reviewed scientific manuscript this evening and was thinking that if only I could get it in front of my friends in the Pinkbike comment section I'm certain they'd find several errors missed by me, my co-authors and the journal's copy editors. But this is good. I'm fond of Crankworks and why do we have dual monitors at work if not to watch specialty sports in different time zones?
The-Foiling-Optimist edspratt's article
Feb 26, 2024 at 18:26
3 days
Industry Digest: 30% Drop in Shimano Annual Bike Sales, Apple Vision Pro Shopping Apps, Brake Lever Lawsuits & More
@Sscottt: Upon reflection, people have always talked about your LBS, i.e. local bike shop for a long time but I can't recall that was ever official nomenclature.
The-Foiling-Optimist edspratt's article
Feb 26, 2024 at 11:15
3 days
Industry Digest: 30% Drop in Shimano Annual Bike Sales, Apple Vision Pro Shopping Apps, Brake Lever Lawsuits & More
I have this vague feeling that years ago when I subscribed to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, the generally accepted acronym was IBS or Independent Bike Shop. But that might be the ghosts talking and anyway, you can't live in the past. As I was saying to my nephew last night at the North Shore Indoor bike park, while they were playing ZZ Top's Greatest Hits, "It's good we're here now, because in those days the music was good but the bike kind of sucked, and today, that music is still good but the bikes are way better". Besides, in those days, that bike park was a Sears.
The-Foiling-Optimist edspratt's article
Feb 24, 2024 at 12:12
Feb 24, 2024
Final Results from Red Bull Hardline Tasmania 2024
The course has a 575m (1886ft) elevation drop over 2.3km. To do that in between 3 and 4 minutes is itself insane. Fitzsimons Chair at whistler bike part is only 331 meters. I was looking at some classic North Shore lines on google earth and Secret 7th to the Fromme parking lot is only 451meters, and on a group ride that always seems to take 45 minutes,
The-Foiling-Optimist sarahmoore's article
Feb 20, 2024 at 20:45
Feb 20, 2024
Video: First MASSIVE Hits on the Red Bull Hardline Course
Actually the UCI DH World Cup already is the Fest Series for world cup racers because it's really hard to find out how to watch it and very talented people in the series are struggling to get sponsored.
The-Foiling-Optimist jessiemaymorgan's article
Feb 16, 2024 at 9:08
Feb 16, 2024
Spotted: Vali Höll's Unreleased YT Tues is Idler-Equipped
Some of us are old enough to remember the 1983 America's Cup, which if you don't know, involves sailing, and Australia assiduously wrapping their winged keel every time the hauled the boat until they defeated the USA thus ending the latter's 132 year winning streak, the longest in sports history. Every subsequent sports equipment wrapping project has the sad air of Already Been Done, as they say in skateboarding. About the photo though, Vali herself posted this on her Instagram but it was heavily back lit making it hard to see anything. Thanks to the Pinkbike intelligence unit for this excellent effort.
The-Foiling-Optimist ThomRuns's article
Feb 13, 2024 at 15:03
Feb 13, 2024
Paul Brodie's Bicycle Show Announced for June 15th & 16th in Vancouver, BC
There is a strong case that Paul Brodie, invented the sloping top tube in the mid 80's, or as we say in engineering, he invented it so well it never had to be invented again. Prior to that, mountain bike frames had evolved from clunkers back towards road bikes, especially with the steepening head and seat angles, but top tubes were resolutely horizontal. The wasn't so bad for taller riders but at the time the industry didn't have good geometries for smaller riders, as evidenced by all sorts of people riding around without enough seat post projection, which you really don't want on the North Shore. I think it did free up thinking about possible frame geometries as the suspension era arrived, so it was a significant contribution, and Brodie is rightly in the MTB Hall of Fame as a result. I will be going to this event as it's not far from my house.
The-Foiling-Optimist edspratt's article
Feb 10, 2024 at 18:30
Feb 10, 2024
Video: Wild Top to Bottom Darkfest POVs from Robin Goomes & Bienvenido Aguado
Robin's video made me reflect again on why it's so important that the girls are at Darkfest. Riding is about joy, and it is a moral imperative for our sport, and all sport, that such epic joy be available to all that can reach that level.
The-Foiling-Optimist sarahmoore's article
Feb 9, 2024 at 21:32
Feb 9, 2024
Video: Talus Turk Overshoots 90 Footer at Darkfest & Breaks Collarbone
@mrcavooter: I always tell bioinformatics people that Excel is The Peoples' Database. And I prefer to think of myself as a bike park patron rather than a park rat.
The-Foiling-Optimist urteam's article
Jan 31, 2024 at 8:58
Jan 31, 2024
Video: Tegan Cruz Joins the UR Team & Shreds the North Shore
This is an excellent development. Congrats Tegan!
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