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ecologist vernonfelton's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 22:27
Oct 5, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
@marxbix: I'm that guy that wore out the stroller wheels (yes, even 1 year olds like drifting) and started looking around for replacements (there aren't any, curse the stroller industry).
ecologist vernonfelton's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 22:25
Oct 5, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
@properp: you hit it (the nail, that is). Enough people keep buying for the marketing folks keep it going. Average MXer can't afford race engineered parts, so "the best" is for the racers only. With bikes, enough people are willing to pay for race parts so they market them to everyman. If they didn't do it that way I bet race bikes would all still be metal so they could keep improving stuff for the racers, but once they make it out of plastic they have to sell it to everybody to justify the investment.
ecologist pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 20:59
Oct 5, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Swapping Parts, Relocating for Winter, and Commencal's Supreme SX
@Jimmy0: awesome...I'm on the veg side, forestry tech. I like it better...the real ecologists are only allowed outside a couple times a year. Plus if I made any more money I might wind up doing something dumb like getting a new bike...
ecologist redbullbike's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 20:01
Oct 5, 2017
Watch Bearclaw Training for Rampage on his Snow MX Bike
I've been dreaming about a bike-based electric snow bike for years now. Was a company used to make a conversion for regular mountain bikes (track in the back and ski up front) but of course the 2" track doesn't get you very far, and having to pedal it would not be fun. But with a 4-5" track now possible, and e-motor...I could could probably get on without snowmobile most of the time, and convert to e-fat to replace ATV in the summer, and get like 2 hours back every week loading and unloading heavy, motorized vehicles! Only think I'm not sure on is battery performance at minus 10 deg F? (before the haters start hating...I'm talking purely for transportation, for work, not recreation. If I want to have fun on a bike, I ride my bicycle, like everybody else here. although it is fun.)
ecologist redbullbike's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 19:54
Oct 5, 2017
Watch Bearclaw Training for Rampage on his Snow MX Bike
@cunning-linguist: And I want one.
ecologist redbullbike's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 19:53
Oct 5, 2017
Watch Bearclaw Training for Rampage on his Snow MX Bike
@cunning-linguist: I thought snowmocycle?
ecologist pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 3, 2017 at 23:29
Oct 3, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Swapping Parts, Relocating for Winter, and Commencal's Supreme SX
@Jimmy0: kinda sorta. more or less trained as one and did research for a few years but now practitioner (do what the ecologists tell me to).
ecologist pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 3, 2017 at 23:06
Oct 3, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Swapping Parts, Relocating for Winter, and Commencal's Supreme SX
oh...sometimes electricians and plumbers. Get your license, and get a gig where you only do new construction, no house calls (too messy, frustrating, require too many tools). Work 9-3 for $100 an hour for six or eight months a year.
ecologist pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 3, 2017 at 23:02
Oct 3, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Swapping Parts, Relocating for Winter, and Commencal's Supreme SX
@PHeller: I went to a fancy restaurant on honeymoon that had proper professional career waitstaff. Some middle-aged, average-looking (I would guess) guy, who did the most amazingly outstanding job, added tremendously to the whole experience; I tipped well enough that if average for him, he makes more than I ever will. So the personable thing could really take you places. IIRC that restaurant was seasonal so he had about 4 months off in winter. Wildfire, drawbacks being that depending on the year you might never get to ride during fire season and your body will be shot by about 40, but lack of personality might be an asset. Plenty of people just work meager seasonal jobs and live simply in the off-time and enjoy the lifestyle enough to make it work. Summer help in the trades and service industries (especially landscaping, carpentry, painting and the like) in resort communities can pay pretty good, in my experience up to 2-3 times the wage you'd earn in your typical town. Bonus: rich old ladies sometimes tip for this kind of work, buy/make you lunch, and don't even expect you to do much while yapping about how thankful they are for all the work you're doing.
ecologist pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 3, 2017 at 22:35
Oct 3, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Swapping Parts, Relocating for Winter, and Commencal's Supreme SX
@slimjim4: before I robbed its gears my 26" Chameleon (hardtail) raced Enduro blind. Not saying I'm good. In fact, I didn't clean everything, took a few B-lines, and nearly passed out on the second climb, but I didn't get hurt too bad and I've probably never had so much fun on a bike before that. Point is, you hardly need anything to race enduro and have fun. Basically two wheels (they should be kind of strong though...mine got messed up) and a helmet.
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