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eriksaun calienduro's article
May 22, 2017 at 17:31
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Going Pro at 16: Spotlight on Paul Serra
this is the whole reason i put the energy into this... Marco Osborne got his first win in CES, Dylan Santos turned pro with Ibis out of CES, and now Paul Sera turns pro with Yeti out of CES... making bike racers out of bike riders... thats what its about... even seeing the progress of the Expert class in all ages, and the Open Men class... we are racing bikes and its awesome!
eriksaun mdelorme's article
May 20, 2017 at 20:06
May 20, 2017
The Rainbow Connection: XC World Cup, Nove Mesto - U23 Men and Elite Women Race Recap
Pinkbike is the coolest website on the planet for mountainbiking and you don't know what a DAB is?!
eriksaun mikelevy's article
May 18, 2017 at 16:45
May 18, 2017
Ban the Berms? – Opinion
If you ban berms, then i cant get good at riding them... maybe we just need to limit their size to under 15" to make them harder...
eriksaun KaliProtectives's article
May 17, 2017 at 20:20
May 17, 2017
Kali Releases All New Full Face Helmet - Shiva 2.0
I love the avatar 2... My boy and I have them... Especially for a kid, that 800g weight is making it wearable for him... I suspect that the upcoming "enduro" full face will cover this ground? Not sure, but hope so.
eriksaun KaliProtectives's article
May 17, 2017 at 20:16
May 17, 2017
Kali Releases All New Full Face Helmet - Shiva 2.0
Used to be all hate and how ugly and expensive and for that price I can get a tld! The marketing is pretty damn straight ahead I would say... They show the numbers, and brad has given many interviews on his ideas on how to make a better helmet. Everything they are offering new lately is fitting exactly what they have been saying they want to do these past years...
eriksaun EnduroWorldSeries's article
May 15, 2017 at 11:21
May 15, 2017
Enduro World Series Round 3 - Results Analysis
@jclnv: one data point isnt giving you much, i agree... you need to look for patterns across a larger set, and data stage-by-stage... but those things you mention as reasons this isnt valuable are exactly the reasons it is valuable.. the fan wont have the insight to use the data, but the rider will.... 4 of the 6 things you mention are things that are trainable, or within the athletes control to practice- they are the "variables", yes.. but improvement in training is all about changing and controlling the variables in a way that improves the result... Line Choice is a matter of practice, performing effectively at high percentage of VOmax (02 debt) is 100% trainable and can be improved by either raising threshold, or cognition ability during anaerobic outputs (Nino Shurter does this), Increasing comfort in higher risk is a matter of skill/practice and can be improved... crashes and luck.. nothing you can do there... but a top level athlete is going to be able to think through whats happening in these sections, apply what they are perceiving as a possible reason for the deficits, and come up with a plan... they can work on the issues and then see if the result is changing or not... maybe you get it right maybe you get it wrong... the data is not going to give the answers outright... maybe thats what you are expecting... but the athlete is going to be able to come up with some interpretations that they can use to guide their preparation.... and thats the value... other sports have gotten more result out of less data for the athletes... i hope that EWS riders will start to look at this think through their approach...
eriksaun EnduroWorldSeries's article
May 15, 2017 at 10:07
May 15, 2017
Enduro World Series Round 3 - Results Analysis
@jclnv: if i am Thoma, i am going to have a memory of what was going on in those sections, and i may have pov video... i am going to look at a map, look at the data, and try to find what is common about the sections i am losing time and find ways to re-create this terrain... similar conditions, similar slope, similar corners... i am also going to think about my sensations on the bike and work with my trainer and coach to look for ways to improve through these kinds of sections... maybe its skill related... maybe i am not doubling stuff and need to work on jumping... maybe i need to build core strength, maybe my positioning is off and its not letting me carry speed in turns... maybe my bike set-up needs to change... this data gives you some insight, and what you do with that insight as an athlete is up to you and your team... its not as detailed as what we see in F1 right now, but it is a start and still a big jump ahead of where you would be without this information... this data could also be plotted on a map with riders being represented by dots and then that would make a lot more sense for people... two dueling dots makes it clear who was fast where... if i had access to this data in my 40+ races i would be using it... in fact i kind of do already- i know what locals are faster than me in the races, and i know where i lose time to them locally according to strava.. in races i am losing similar amounts of time in the same kinds of trails, so its safe to assume that strava is telling me what i need to get better at... in my case its bermed turns... this Quarq data is really similar but its on the race course, so you dont have to assume... you know where you lost/gained... if youve never raced at a high level its hard to see what can be done with such little info... but the high level guys are going to try to get every little benefit you can from any data you can get...
eriksaun tris400d's article
May 14, 2017 at 21:27
May 14, 2017
eriksaun davetrumpore's article
May 14, 2017 at 15:44
May 14, 2017
Enduro World Series Round 3, Madeira – Race Day 1 Photo Epic
@salespunk: take a long stem, and cross score the rubberized end inside the tire with a dremel to let the air out the sides. Get right down into the metal and it will make a channel to let the air through. Don't go into the chamfer Or it won't form a seal against the valve hole in the rim. Or use a valve extender. I have done both and they work. Also, carry a 700x50 tube in case you flat, and drill a hole in the cushcore to let the valve stem of the tube through. Then you can leave the cushcore inside if you rip off a knob or cut the side wall. Just boot it and put a tube in it
eriksaun davetrumpore's article
May 14, 2017 at 9:58
May 14, 2017
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