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captaingrumpy mikelevy's article
Mar 16, 2018 at 14:15
Mar 16, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: What Supplies Do You Bring With You on a Ride?
Jeese guys: Single Use Mylar emergency blanket. Waterproof and warm and weighs nothing. Save your life. You're stupid not to bring one. It never leaves my pack. Headlamp if its possible I could get stuck after dark. For longer more remote rides I bring a baofeng pocket transmitter.
captaingrumpy giantbicycles's article
Mar 15, 2018 at 13:56
Mar 15, 2018
Giant Factory Off-Road Team Reveals 2018 Bikes
@stuie321: Hey, I've no history or opinion of giant. I tried the new anthem and thought it felt good and price was more than fair. What do you like so much better?
captaingrumpy mikelevy's article
Mar 7, 2018 at 14:40
Mar 7, 2018
Tioga Undercover Stratum Saddle - Review
I’ve also friends that loved these seats until they broke. $100 is ok if amortized over 5-7 years but a lifetime of less than a year is bs. I want the seat but need to hear that durability is improved.
captaingrumpy pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 6, 2018 at 18:40
Mar 6, 2018
The Evolution of Kona Bikes: Part I - Video
I don't get that talk about the Kona Impact headset. Sheesh. That was a kick ass part. This was at a time when there was still a threaded steer, quill stem, but fortunately 1 1/8". Had larger bearings in the lower and a rubber surround for the lower. At a time when an XT headset lasted 6-9 months the kona impact lasted... well, it lasted me 5+ years of actual riding, its still going strong in retirement. I actually have a spare impact control headset that I never needed. My only regret is not buying that ti project 2 fork.
captaingrumpy vernonfelton's article
Feb 28, 2018 at 13:50
Feb 28, 2018
Now THAT Was a Bike: Bontrager Race Lite
I lived in santa cruz in 89-91. I remember a few times I test rode the weirdly cool bontragers a few times. Top tube was too tall, reach was too short, and it was flexy. It looked the shit but wasn't a good bike for me. I had a used Klein which I loved. For a bit more than a bontrager I could have had a rock lobster - such great paint - I wish I'd had the money for one. Oh... and then there's the steve potts I got to race in japan. Such an incredible ride. Visiting pro was trying to sell it, I had the money... that's probably the sweetest bike I've ever ridden. Just magic feel at the pedals.
captaingrumpy infinitetrails's article
Feb 27, 2018 at 18:15
Feb 27, 2018
Nekor: An Unlikely Bike Pilgrimage - Video
@jeremiahwas: I had a friend that was a painter. He was working really hard on a picture. Another friend comes in and says: Whoa! Nice Duck! Duck? What duck? The painter had inadvertently put a perfect contrasted duck into his picture. Once seen you couldn't unsee it, he had to fix the picture, disappear that damned duck. I lived and helped with some remote projects in the region. Paid for some kids to go through school and college. Something in a few of the sequences that rubbed me the wrong way here. Not often I think of leninist propaganda when I watch a video. Could have been accidents, unlucky shots, ducks. I don't normally respond this way to pinkbike vids. Example rememeber "The Trail To Kazbegi" which is sorta similar trip and more commercial but came away kinder and more humble. Probably I'm over-bombarded with media and lashing out. And I am an ugly american so its sort of my job to wear loud shirts and holler about stuff.
captaingrumpy infinitetrails's article
Feb 26, 2018 at 15:47
Feb 26, 2018
Nekor: An Unlikely Bike Pilgrimage - Video
@Braindrain: Ya, I've been an idiot too, and I've spent some months in Ladakh so maybe that makes me cringe more. The other side is all we see are bikes and amazing vistas but there was some person wielding the cameras and composing and pre-hiking everything? Tons of work and thinking on your feet in difficult circumstances. Hats off to them. The thing I'm bothered buy looks like it was intentional composition, like a deliberate ugly American style tourist director. A southern American racist visiting African villages. I remember reading an article about "things not to do" if you want to be accepted when travelling and just like "using left hand" is bad in some cultures, "pointing" is really crass in others (or most). The scene where the bowl is passed over the stove, the healthy young receiving dude isn't reaching far enough, looks disrespectful to that wizened cook. Definite lack of humility projected in this video, at least its what I see. I keep watching it and cringing, and it looks like it was edited this way intentionally which makes me sad.
captaingrumpy yoga15app's article
Feb 26, 2018 at 7:05
Feb 26, 2018
Pre-Ride Glute Activation - Monthly Yoga with Abi
@Bruccio: The nfl surgeon said I was lucky that this acute break was my issue, if anything else was wrong with me or i'd waited a few more years then he wouldn't operate, anything but Mumford has low chance of success and very long healing. He scoped the socket after surgery (while you're in there), says I have the labrum of a 15 year old boy (his way of saying looked good). He said any soft tissue repair in shoulder is for NFL players whose career is on the line (aka not me). I was doing pain free pushups after a month. Pain free sleeping on that side after 3 months. No pt required, just don't do anything that makes it hurt. Pretty amazing what stone age thinking can achieve.
captaingrumpy yoga15app's article
Feb 26, 2018 at 5:01
Feb 26, 2018
Pre-Ride Glute Activation - Monthly Yoga with Abi
Bruccio: I separated my ac but didn't know it, after a few years lots of shoulder pain, getting worse, whole shoulder becoming inflamed. Was getting pretty painful. Found right doctor and he diagnosed it: joint didn't heal and collarbone had grown to fill the gap which displaced my arm in shoulder. Solution was 'Mumford procedure' five minutes angle grinding my collarbone and joint has room. Everything perfect again. Far from yoga on the yoga-trepanning scale...
captaingrumpy infinitetrails's article
Feb 25, 2018 at 21:20
Feb 25, 2018
Nekor: An Unlikely Bike Pilgrimage - Video
Something in this video triggered me. The bold pointing, reaching, the riders in postures that exuded confidence and control. The colored high tech bikes lying in the road of that ancient town square. Like soviet era Lenin posters. Like the riders (or hardworking cameraman that composed or chose those shots) have a lack of respect. For some reason it seems like the locals and place aren't being respected. Terrific terrain but theres a weird tension in the video that I can't put my finger on. Hope I'm just seeing things. Have at the downvotes. :(
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