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WRainey88 trailforks's article
May 28, 2019 at 13:12
May 28, 2019
Trailforks Aids Rescue of Injured Mountain Biker in Penticton, BC
Overall post is fine, just a minor note—you are confusing the term “GPS” and using it to denote “satellite communications” or satphone/satcom device. Garmins indeed use GPS, same as cell phones. The Garmin InReach differs from a cell phone in that it also has satellite uplink capability, i.e. it sends your data up to a satellite and then that satellite downlinks it to the ground station and routes it eventually where it needs to go, such as the internet. GPS, global position system (or is it service?), is a receive only communications ‘link’. Your phone or device doesn’t need its signals to hit a gps satellite to determine your location. It only needs to receive signals from a few gps satellites.
WRainey88 mikelevy's article
May 4, 2019 at 0:54
May 4, 2019
Good Month / Bad Month: Mixed Wheel Sizes, Injuries, and Plenty of Controversy - April 2019
@gabriel-mission9: Always has been...according to who? In no other sport with an annual championship like the WC Overall is the greatest athlete undeniably determined by who has the most career race wins. Add the MTB World Championship race to the equation and judging the GOAT gets even more complex. When attempting to rank athletes, all their accomplishments have to be analyzed in context. In many cases it’s subjective. We have to somehow find the correct weights for race wins, WC overalls, and World Champs wins. Then when you start comparing across generations it gets more convoluted because the seasons might have all been the same length and competition levels vary. At the moment the best arguments can be made for Nico or Minaar, and Gwin—if he picks up at least one World Champs win.
WRainey88 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 27, 2019 at 19:51
Jan 27, 2019
Sam Hill Signature Nukeproof Stem, Grips & Handguards - Core Bike 2019
@akamera: “cuts the wind when it’s cold” — number one reason to run the hand guards imo. Had a long, wet winter decent last year and my hands got frigid and numb half way through. I put hand guards on my dirt bike and didn’t think much of it. Then I crashed and the left guard flipped up and I couldn’t fix it on the trail. Rode back to the truck and then realized how much the guards deflect the wind to keep your hands warm, because my left hand was super cold from the wind since the guard was out of position. It got me thinking back to that cold hands mtb descent and of hand guards were the answer. Or winter riding gloves.
WRainey88 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 24, 2019 at 9:43
Jan 24, 2019
Interview: Aaron Gwin on His Break With YT & Becoming a Team Owner
@Konyp: Most people who dismiss Christianity outright have never critically analyzed Scripture and Church history. There are almost 2000 years worth of theological and/or academic writings on the Bible that have analyzed it quite thoroughly. Even my secular philosophy class at a University of California school covered the writings of St. Anselm, St. Augustine etc to address the nature of evil or issues of 'the first mover'. I believe Religion declines with higher income because people who are wealthy can afford hobbies that distract them sufficiently. They don't need to spend time to think about difficult topics such as existence and life's purpose because they are thoroughly entertained each day. Religion declines with increased secular education because it doesn't force students to critically analyze the Christian religion, by its definition of 'secular' (although I was lucky that mine did). If it did, more people would realize that the Western (Roman Catholic) Church's beliefs are rooted in Western Rational Philosophy. Rather than using philosophical thinking to examine Christian beliefs in the context of Biblical and historic sources, many educated people place a blind faith in a purely atheist interpretation of scientific creation--without actually understanding advanced physics (theoretical, quantum, or even basic Newtonian) or biology (evolution currently lacks a model that explains how complex structures such as eye's were created, for example). I personally believe in the big bang and evolution and they cause no conflict with all but the strictest biblical interpretations. Unfortunately, I have observed that many people who dismiss Christianity outright also lack a rigorous understanding of the big bang, evolution, or most sciences that they replace religion with in their belief structure. Therefore I am not surprised if they fail to rigorously understand Christianity or any other world religion.
WRainey88 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 24, 2019 at 9:18
Jan 24, 2019
Interview: Aaron Gwin on His Break With YT & Becoming a Team Owner
@landscapeben: That was a very on-point response. Hard to say it any better without turning it into a dissertation and losing someone's attention span.
WRainey88 mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 19:54
Dec 6, 2018
Interbike Cancelled for 2019
@mikelevy: Those are some garbage points you cited to back up your argument. Your first was a valid statistic, but then you used: -A likely subjective survey of dubious authority on the subject, and one in which your comparison city was only one spot better but still very low. -An anecdotal statement. At lease take the time to cite whatever stats say Reno is "the meth capital". Is it based on gross usage or is it per capita? Okay, so if it does have more meth usage than cities of a similar population and economic profile, how much worse is it than the average? Is the meth usage isolated to only a part of the city or is it pervasive throughout? Chicago's south side is know for its murders but that doesn't mean the city as a whole isn't a vibrant place to live with other safe neighborhoods. -Again, not doubting it but take the time to link the source if you are going to make such a claim. That allows us to discuss whether it's relevant to the topic at hand. -A death rate stat/fact for the state that both of the cities you are comparing are in. This doesn't help your argument at all.
WRainey88 EnduroWorldSeries's article
Nov 14, 2018 at 20:25
Nov 14, 2018
Race Report: Sam Hill Wins First Round of Asia Pacific Enduro Series
@danielfox: @danielfox: As far as I know, The USA is the only country with "America" in its name. We rightfully claim "American" as our demonym. A similar example is the demonym "Mexican(s)". The official country name of Mexico is Estados Unidos Mexicanos--in English: the United Mexican States or United States of Mexico. Most people refer to the country as Mexico and it's citizens as Mexicans. Same deal. So yeah the USA, America, and Americans. 'Merica.
WRainey88 danielsapp's article
Aug 16, 2018 at 15:15
Aug 16, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Dainese Enduro Knee Guards
I have the Kali protective knee guards which are similar (licensed pad design I heard?) and they work great. Other guys I ride with love the Dainese trail skins 2 knee pads. So experiences do vary. The trail skins 2 elbows do not work for me however, and do slide down a lot. I feel the sliding of pads comes down to differential diameters in your limbs -- wrist vs lower bicep/triceps for elbow guards, and thigh vs calf muscle diameter in knee guards. Some brands/styles work for you, some don't. Adjustable straps help, but don't always deliver a perfect fit.
WRainey88 danielsapp's article
Aug 16, 2018 at 15:09
Aug 16, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Dainese Enduro Knee Guards
I am a big Dainese fan. Their moto road race leathers have served me well, as have their hucker MTB shorts (4 years and still going strong) and this other DH short of theirs that I wear. Every company has some misses however, and Dainese is definitely not perfect. My personal experience is with the trailskins 2 elbow guard. I and two other owners of the guards all have issues with the pad sliding down during rough trail riding. They did protect well in one crash where the pad had not slid down yet thankfully, but as of now I only wear the pad with a 3/4 or full sleeve to help keep it in place. The trailskins kneepads are great though, so here's hoping they sort the fit out on these enduros.
WRainey88 sarahmoore's article
Mar 29, 2018 at 16:44
Mar 29, 2018
The Essential Guide to the 2018 EWS Colombia
@KUBBY: The Prologue stage concept is used in some motorsports stage events such as the Dakar Rally and the Roof of Africa Hard Enduro. The purpose is to provide fan engagement and marketing at the beginning of an otherwise rural competition. Generally the Prologue stage is much, much shorter than the later 'regular' stages, so that the ultimate results are not affected too much. We'll see how this EWS rendition ends up being. As for prologues in cycling, I don't follow the Tour de France too closely, but I recall the final stage is a somewhat of an epilogue, if not a true formality. I wouldn't be surprised of the TDF has a prologue too.
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