Slack Randoms: Bike Wheel Skates, Nepal MTB Adventures, Extreme Freestyle Pogo & More

Jun 4, 2023 at 7:36
by Ed Spratt  
We use Slack as our workplace communication tool at Pinkbike and we have a #randoms channel that we use to share an assortment of videos and stories from all corners of the cycling world and beyond... We thought a couple of the moments from the past week were too good not to share with a wider audience, so here are some of the highlights.

Bike Wheel Skates

bigquotesHow to make your rollers suitable for rough surface? The answer is simple as usual - install larger wheels on it. Bicycle ones fits perfect so let's try to modify rollers and will check the result! The Q

No Summit In Sight

bigquotesNepal’s mysterious and undeniable beauty instantly hits you – flying across its majestic valleys and ridiculously huge mountain ranges, landing in the middle of a stunning ancient culture. For MTB-adventurer/artist Tito Tomasi, Nepal had peaked his must-see list for a long time, and it was time for some action.

From sleeping in the thin air of the Himalayas to downhilling into the Annapurna massif, we join Tito, his friend Geoff Gulevich and documentary filmmaker JB Bazzarini on the journey of a lifetime. Riding from Jomsom to Manang by way of Lo Manthang – and parts of the Annapurna Circuit – with staggering elevations and plains beyond belief, where going off-road is a sure-fire route to unprecedented adventure.

Loic Bruni Fort William POV

Jesse Melamed's Canyon Spectral Race Bike

bigquotes29er? 170mm? SMALL!? Find out all the things. Jesse Melamed

Brook MacDonald & Tuhoto Ariki-Pene in Schladming

Riding & Skiing the World's Tallest Sand Dune

bigquotesGoPro Athlete Kilian Bron is never short on creative MTB ideas. On his most recent trip, traveling to South America, he stopped in Peru to meet up with big-mountain snow skier Victor Broquedis who ditched the powder for fresh desert corduroy. The duo went hiking + summited Cerro Blanco, a world-record holding 3,860 foot tall dune, before commencing the most unique downhill mountain bike + ski runs of their lives. GoPro

Jet Skateboard

bigquotesPowered by my diesel-fueled valveless pulsejet engine making about 40 pounds of thrust. Bob Maddox

Extreme Freestyle Pogo

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  • 58 2
 It would be cool if more people used pogo sticks for commuting to work and traveling instead of just for extreme stunts.
  • 34 0
 Don’t know if cool is the right word…
  • 47 1
 More people, as in there are already people commuting by pogo? Where are these awesome people.
  • 5 0
 @rubberbutter: Groovy? Gotta be groovy surely!
  • 9 2
 This got me thinking, and I puzzled over whether this would take the Dork Crown away from the current Dork King, which is obviously unicyling.
But why not reach for something grander? Pogocycling! A pogo stick with a wheel (26 ain't dead?), disc brake, clipped in, maybe take the damper out of a fork for springiness... and launch a brand new adventure sports discipline! It might end up somewhere between trials and parkour.
  • 12 2
 That seems like more of a Portland thing.
  • 2 0
 @cedric-eveleigh: I mean, 1 is more than zero.
  • 23 0
 Someone should tell Q that he’ll save a lot of time and resolve all his mobility issues with a bicycle…
  • 8 0
 How to break a femur in 3, 2, 1…
  • 3 0
 They make my knees cringe just looking at them.
  • 13 0
 Macdonald and Tuhoto were absolutely hoonin in shladming “tup”
  • 3 0
 They are amazing to watch. Can we have a regular “Follow Brooke Sunday’s”?
  • 11 0
 Bike wheel skates,1923. So this idea is at least 100 years old.
  • 2 0
 Nice catch!
  • 6 0
 I've been playing ice and roller hockey for 30yrs now. Those contraptions are a horrible liability waiting to happen. Trust me. What a horribly stupid idea.
  • 1 0
 The inertia and grip they have makes me shiver
  • 1 0
 I always figure if I see it on you tube it is probably a bad idea it is more surprising if it is a good idea
  • 7 0
 Selling bikes now. Going all in on Penny Farthing blades.
  • 7 0
 720mm bars on Jesses bike!
  • 1 0
 That's 2006 short! Mindblowing.
  • 6 0
 Didn’t you know? If you purchased a bike with a 780mm+ bar in the last few years you need a new bike right away. Highly outdated and unrideable
  • 7 1
 He is relatively short at 5’7, so it’s not surprising to see shorter bars for a shorter person.
  • 9 0
 @nickfranko: you’re setting the bar high for short people
  • 2 0
 Pretty sure Moir runs 740mm. And he's a tall fella.
  • 3 0

According to this bike check from Feb of this year, Jack is using 760mm bars. So narrow-ish, but not extreme. And makes sense for the narrower trails they race in EWS/EDR.

He also said the same length in a bike check last year for Canyon.
  • 1 0
 Back when I raced with these guys 750-760 was the popular bar width. Not too tall either cuz that affects width when leaned over. Both things help you hit inside lines around trees.
  • 1 0
 I’m going to cut my bars down
  • 6 1
 Totally off topic, but why do we have all these butts flashing on the the main page, with that SQ labs commercial?
  • 43 1
 That's just you based on your browsing history....
  • 10 16
flag IntoTheEverflow (Jun 4, 2023 at 12:50) (Below Threshold)
 @bigtim: That's funny.

But on a maybe too serious note, it is probably not based on mine.
I haven't watched any filth in a couple of years.
Thank God!
  • 2 2
 @IntoTheEverflow: also those mons royale pictures from this month's Check Out article. And that Party in the Pueblo video cover.
  • 2 0
 My main page only shows a Shimano brake rotor banner.
  • 6 0
 @vinay: You dirty bastard.
  • 4 0
 @bigtim: Yup, I've secretly been looking at younger brakes. Don't tell Louise!
  • 6 0
 @IntoTheEverflow: That's something to be proud of! Disregard the down votes and keep up the good work
  • 3 0
 When you think you've seen it all, there are the barspin & tuck nohander on a pogo stick
  • 4 0
 Never knew Pittsburgh had a pogo stick culture
  • 3 0
 I would love to bomb that dune. I hope he got another chance to ride it without having to slow down for the skier.
  • 2 0
 how fast is rocketman actually going? doesn't look more than 35-40 mph tops, right? kinda cool i guess...
  • 9 0
 That's faster than I feel comfortable on a vehicle that's basically on fire and has no brakes.
  • 2 0
 At least the Cotic Rocketman wore a helmet. I'm sure he'd still look cool and steampunk with a bit of well chosen protection.
  • 2 0
 Have you ever done 30mph on a skateboard? It’s pretty f*cking terrifying and when you come off it hurts like hell
  • 4 0
 @CustardCountry: actually yes. i got into longboarding for a few years. quit 4 years ago after breaking ribs. got clocked at 54 mph once at a race. modern longboards are actually extremely stable at speed.
  • 3 0
 what in the actual meth did I just watch!?!?
  • 2 0
 A wonderful moment for scooter riders; they are now not just one but two rungs up from the bottom of the cool ladder.
  • 1 0
 In a recent Sam Pilgrim video he’s at a skate park and there’s a scooter rider just straight sending it. First time ever I saw someone riding a scooter and didn’t immediately think, “That looks dumb af.”
  • 1 0
 My pops and I once hiked from lukla to everest base camp and the entire time I was dreaming of being on a bike. Amazing place. If you get a chance. Go.
  • 3 1
 Not sure of what I think about those hybrid fruit-boot-wheelchair things.
  • 2 0
 Can you get 29er bike wheel skates?
  • 1 0
 Trek is gonna market the 36" version Wink
  • 1 0
 Lose the small training wheel on the wheel skates and we might have something.
  • 1 0
 Those wheel strollers would make Forrest Gump happy!
  • 1 0
 they're a hard NO from me
  • 5 5
 Bike wheel skates for all the 40 YO virgins out there.

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