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The-Foiling-Optimist mikelevy's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 12:26
Sep 11, 2019
Weed, Weather, & Winning: The Story of Gary Houseman's Illicit World Cup DH Victory
Despite being from Vancouver I didn't go to the '03 Grouse race for some reason but did go to the '03 Mont St Anne race (long story). So we were actually at the finish line and saw the Waddell crash. It was awful; everyone knew right away it was very serious. Others had huge crashes on that last jump as well including Hugo Donais, who said later he had dodged a bullet not getting seriously hurt but was understandably very spooked afterwards. Martin Whiteley took the view at the time that that particular jump was arranged so you actually had to slow down to hit it correctly, which is a very dangerous thing when that has to be correctly gauged at speed. It's much better when you have to accelerate into the jump, or like most of the drops then seem to put at the ends of tracks like Snowshoe, make them so they can be hit as fast as you can go. This was a lovely, well written article and brought back a lot of memories.
The-Foiling-Optimist edspratt's article
Sep 7, 2019 at 10:23
Sep 7, 2019
Final Results: Snowshoe DH World Cup 2019
I got the feed up and running just in time for the last two riders and it was only when she was actually on course that I suddenly realized how I desperately wanted Hannah to win the overall and how desperately unfair the universe would be if she didn't. We've all been there, where the only thing we need to succeed at a thing is overcoming the pressure that comes from within ourselves. And it's so hard when you know you can do it if you just do enough, but not too little. Marine Cabirou is clearly brilliant and her day will certainly come. But I am so happy for Tracey today.
The-Foiling-Optimist edspratt's article
Sep 2, 2019 at 22:25
Sep 2, 2019
Video: Winning Runs - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
If you watched the live feed it was pretty good when Tracey Hannah finally crossed the line and the top three knew they were on the podium. But Nicole was like 20 riders before Hannah so it built slowly. I suppose they could have showed more of that in the highlight reel but it was really good live.
The-Foiling-Optimist pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 2, 2019 at 18:16
Sep 2, 2019
The-Foiling-Optimist edspratt's article
Sep 1, 2019 at 18:50
Sep 1, 2019
Final Results: Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
The chicken line allegedly cost around a second so that was that, but I particularly wonder how Tracey Hannah feels. You sort of see a natural order being restored here, with Nicole and Seagrave back to being fastest, with Cabirou, who has been getting faster and beat Hannah recently, in third. Still she should win the World Cup
The-Foiling-Optimist sarahmoore's article
Sep 1, 2019 at 18:44
Sep 1, 2019
Kate Weatherly Breaks Neck in Training - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Championships 2019
@makripper: The problem is that neck braces may not do a whole lot. I am not an expert though I've done engineering work with people making helmets with improved performance against they type of longitudinal shock that's apparently a common source of spinal cord injuries. The word there is you can't really support the neck against the shoulders to support the spine since shoulders are too compressible top it to make any difference. That's not the same as hitting a rock with vertebrae though, but I confess I have not looked at the literature on braces in mountain biking, or even if there is any.
The-Foiling-Optimist danielsapp's article
Aug 30, 2019 at 12:07
Aug 30, 2019
Bike Check: Marine Cabirou's Game of Thrones Scott Gambler - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
Bring back the proudly French Simplex Derailleurs of the 1970s!
The-Foiling-Optimist sarahmoore's article
Aug 30, 2019 at 11:51
Aug 30, 2019
Results: Qualification - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
On Instagram Holl says she crashed in the run, but still evidently got a fast time.
The-Foiling-Optimist EnduroWorldSeries's article
Aug 27, 2019 at 10:49
Aug 27, 2019
Video: Highlights Show - EWS Northstar 2019
@toawd: Ha thanks, It's nice to know that in this sport there is a deep youtube dive into every esoteric question we may have!
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