acrowe

University instructor in Social Sciences at UCN (political /economic theory/ environmental ethics) Mountain biking since late 80s - Had to leave my GT Karakoram retrofitted with original Rock Shocks in Mexico when I left Old guy still into music metal and punk - drummer - will play anything

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acrowe anthill's article
May 3, 2019 at 9:38
May 3, 2019
Video: Episode 4 of Anthill's 'In the Blink' - Community
I guess I would like flat pedal shoes in my size. I definitely enjoy riding with my friends, I have buddies I have been riding with since the 80s, and we try to get together every year for riding or skiing even though we live 1000's of km apart.Most people I meet out riding are pretty nice, a higher percentage of nice than not riding. Its true lots of people want the pics for their social media and are making the scene but that is true of everything. More people riding mean more trails, there are just way more and way better trails than at any previous time. There are even way more people making unofficial, quasi-legal, and illegal crazy technical trails than there ever has been (of course just like always they aren't telling everyone). I am always unsure what to think about the consumer treadmill of the bike industry - new bikes are nice but consumer lifestyles and profligate consumption are destroying the natural world we value in empirically observable ways - but of course there are only resources and political will available to support trails and mtn biking when it is profitable. You can have a lot of fun on pretty much any type of trail on pretty much any bike. It tends to be more fun with other people.
acrowe RichardCunningham's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 13:30
Apr 26, 2019
Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem?
25kg Ebike with a 6pack and a box of donuts in my pack - I'll wait for you at the top :)
acrowe sarahmoore's article
Apr 1, 2019 at 13:46
Apr 1, 2019
Ezra Joins the Pinkbike Editorial Team [April Fools]
The funny part is that almost all the comments are in favor of having a dog on staff. Actually riding usually seems better with your dog, why not? Every second day you could have a short video of the dog on the trail or hanging out while people drink beer, it'd probably the only article nobody was angry about that day, and could probably turn into a product placement advertising goldmine.
acrowe Tajlucas's article
Mar 18, 2019 at 12:41
Mar 18, 2019
10 Things You Probably Shouldn't Do To Your Friends' Bikes With Markers - Sunday Comics with Taj Mihelich
The funniest part was how long it took me to figure out what was comic about dorKONA bike!
acrowe gaspi's article
Mar 16, 2019 at 10:41
Mar 16, 2019
Photo Story: Mountain Biking in Chernobyl
Apparently there are some hotspots, and definitely you want to limit your exposure to areas right around the reactor, but in general the risk is not very high. In a recent article on BBC science about the exclusion zone it was explained that in most places you would go as a tourist you are being exposed to considerably less radiation each hour than you are while on a commercial flight at 10,000m. I think its fairly interesting to see nature reclaiming the area, both animals and forest.
acrowe jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 11, 2019 at 12:16
Feb 11, 2019
Chromag Announces Doctahawk, a Super Aggressive 180mm, 29er Hardtail
I have a Honzo ST with a 140mm fork. Its my favourite bike to ride. Its not necessarily faster or more efficient (than my full susp. bikes) but it is very fun. I could see why someone would think this was a good idea.
acrowe mikelevy's article
Feb 8, 2019 at 9:38
Feb 8, 2019
5 Details About SRAM's Wireless AXS Components
Wow this certainly got people's attention. Do you think it is as useless as a smartphone when its really cold. Fortunately I won't have to worry as fat bike frame broke - I guess I was too fat - is that false advertising Last summer I was at Canmore and I saw a sign on the trail "No Fatbiking" - I at first thought they were discriminating against me because I had gotten so out of shape
acrowe YamaFolk's article
Feb 3, 2019 at 10:18
Feb 3, 2019
Video: Sydney, Australia Has Mountain Biking, But No Mountains
Sydney looks pretty hilly compared to most of manitoba and saskatchewan, which have some trails and riders. Definitely if you want to ditch biking for surfing Sydney has probably got the edge on Manitoba.
acrowe danielsapp's article
Jan 23, 2019 at 12:13
Jan 23, 2019
Industry Insider: The US Government Shutdown is Impacting Trail Building and Maintenance
I love Trump - I assume him being president is just part of a giant comedy reality show. I am sort of glad its not my country that is being used as the main stage of the set though :)
acrowe sarahmoore's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 12:55
Jan 16, 2019
Check Out: 8 Mountain Bike Helmets Under $100
I don't know that there is a lot of non-proprietary research that indicates that any helmet on the market has any technological features that actually improve the protection it gives you. So probably if you like how it looks, its comfortable, is secure on your head and covers your head well, pretty much any helmet will give you as much protection as you are going to get.
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