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fattyheadshok mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2018 at 22:17
17 hours
Stompump's Foot-Operated Mini-Pump - Interbike 2018
Uuuum really? So... that front hub thingy needs like bearings and an axle thingy inside of it that could take up the space where the pump’s piston would go. Could pose an issue.
fattyheadshok RichardCunningham's article
Sep 19, 2018 at 21:59
17 hours
Tariffs on Chinese Bicycles & Parts Will Begin Next Week
Anyway..... All political hyperbole aside, economics 101 states that you can’t be the world’s reserve currency for any length of time and not run a trade deficit. Simply doesn’t happen. The only exception to this rule was post WW2 when the US mainland was left unscathed and the rest of the world was blown to shit. Easy to be top dog under those circumstances. If you wanna be the world’s reserve currency you’re not going to be on an even footing with trade deficits. But what you get for that is control and influence along with military might in order to protect that reserve status. But the trade deficit thing is deceptive and not straightforward because the country that runs the trade positive has to reinvest in the country that runs a deficit. Otherwise the trade positive country’s currency rate would suffer. I’m completely oversimplifying this and dumbing it down but the gist of it is correct. In other words if you wanna be the world’s biggest dog then you’re gonna have to deal with some trade deficit. Tariff’s have never ever historically brought about the desired effect. In fact the last round of big tariffs that this country tried helped bring about the Great Depression and only served to lengthen its duration. So... let’s be careful here. I’m not saying that there aren’t problems with China’s trade policies but massive tariffs aren’t going to fix them. Tariffs are taxes paid by the citizens of the country that said products are imported to. In other words the common US consumer and businesses. Yeah all those tax cuts??? Here’s how they’re gonna get paid for.
fattyheadshok RichardCunningham's article
Sep 19, 2018 at 21:31
17 hours
Tariffs on Chinese Bicycles & Parts Will Begin Next Week
Good reason to keep on buying Hope tech products.
fattyheadshok mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2018 at 20:55
18 hours
Nicolai's Electronically Shifted Gearbox Enduro Bike - Interbike 2018
I come here to take my mind off the crap in this world and the first thing I see is an ebike article. Please stop it PB. This bike is looking more and more like a moto. MTB is about human powered vehicles. It’s about strength, heart, muscle and bone. Let’s stop it with this please. I realize this is hardly my most eloquent commentary but I just don’t have the mental energy right now to state my case better. Ebikes are repugnant unless your handicapped or to be used for trail service vehicles etc.
rode in Trexler Nature Preserve. view ridelog
Sep 17, 2018 at 11:12
Sep 17, 2018
quotes First time @ Trexler
10.5 km - 01:48 - 1 achievements
rode in Fairmount Park. view ridelog
Sep 16, 2018 at 19:51
Sep 16, 2018
quotes Belmont loop
9.1 km - 01:43 - 1 achievements
fattyheadshok mikelevy's article
Sep 16, 2018 at 18:33
Sep 16, 2018
Is this Mondraker Prototype the Wildest XC Bike of the Year? - Interbike 2018
That bike looks like it’ll crumble on the first drop. Stem looks extremely limiting. As in no choice for length, rise, etc. This thing looks like it’s for “ aggressive gravel riding” I’ll pass.
fattyheadshok redbullbike's article
Sep 14, 2018 at 17:46
Sep 14, 2018
Video: Gee Atherton's Hardline Course Preview POV
“This is really hard to ride even under the best conditions!” Really Gee? You don’t say? My head practically exploded just watching you do that. But to listen to your almost casual commentary while riding the gnarliest DH run on the planet honestly is quite amazing. The Atherton siblings are the most badass team ever.
fattyheadshok dbaker's article
Sep 14, 2018 at 3:47
Sep 14, 2018
Understanding Fear in Mountain Biking
@WAKIdesigns: 100% correct. You have to find a way to manage it because it really does interfere with what you’re trying to do on a massive level. At a recent enduro race I did with my 12yo son, we both had pretty big crashes during practice at the top of the first stage. They were very gnarly technically difficult trails that we’d never seen before. He broke his wrist. After getting him down and making sure he got to the EMS people I continued on the course. I was so shaken up by that I rode terribly. Ended up walking a lot of stuff. Rode better on race day but I still had no confidence my only goal being just to get through the race unbroken knowing that my son was sitting down at the bottom with an injury. Knowing I had to go to work the next day, family depends on you etc. All these things whistling through your mind causing an anxiety response that forces you to tense up and not be able to ride. I finished but ended up last place in my category. Fear truly is a mind killer.
fattyheadshok danielsapp's article
Sep 13, 2018 at 19:31
Sep 13, 2018
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