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forecast01 AJBarlas's article
Apr 1, 2017 at 17:23
Apr 1, 2017
Specialized Gravity Team Bike Checks
@mikekazimer: Maybe he did, but I am just relaying the info from the wall with the pencil marks in my house.
forecast01 AJBarlas's article
Mar 31, 2017 at 9:05
Mar 31, 2017
Specialized Gravity Team Bike Checks
@mikekazimer: For the sake of accuracy Finn is 5'10" or 179 cm. At least he was 2 weeks ago.
forecast01 laurenjenkins's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 15:35
Jan 12, 2017
Snapshot: Examining the UCI's Changes to World Cup DH Racing
Ironic that Harry's best results the last two years were on A-line
forecast01 laurenjenkins's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 10:38
Jan 12, 2017
Snapshot: Examining the UCI's Changes to World Cup DH Racing
@bikekrieg: Name the pedally tracks from 2016
forecast01 LadLife's article
Jan 6, 2017 at 8:13
Jan 6, 2017
50to01: Josh Bryceland's 2017 Plans - Video
@neorider: oops - you didn't. I think my point is that this thread seems to be leaning toward a theory that Redbull is toning down the tracks and from what I have seen, I dont think that is true. Convenience, familiarity, spectator friendly and other logistical reasons would seem more likely to me, why they are repeating tracks. Not sure Cairns fits my theory though. As for the courses I have seen live, TV doesn't come close to capturing how gnarly they actually are.
forecast01 LadLife's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 21:57
Jan 5, 2017
50to01: Josh Bryceland's 2017 Plans - Video
@neorider: So... you think Val di Sole, Valnord, Mt Ste Anne and Lourdes are tame? have you actually seen these races live?
forecast01 LadLife's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 21:37
Jan 5, 2017
50to01: Josh Bryceland's 2017 Plans - Video
@talaskinos If you look at the top 75 riders, as ranked by UCI points, they are losing 1 rider - ranked 19th. You are making a big drama where none exists. 2017 WC will be as exciting as ever - go watch a race live.
forecast01 pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 13, 2016 at 21:16
Oct 13, 2016
UCI Announces Changes to Regulations of Mountain Bike World Cup Events
@nvranka: There is nothing 'tame' or tamer about MSA, Val di Sole, Lourdes or Andorra. Fort William is long, burly and injures more than a few top riders every year. Nobody is racing any of these courses on an 'enduro' bike. Even Lenzerheide is very fast and loose with some big jumps and really close times. Dont forget, Claudio used to race world cups and he is riding before 3 days of abuse on the track. If you haven't, go watch a race live - tv does not do these courses justice.
forecast01 pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 13, 2016 at 20:53
Oct 13, 2016
UCI Announces Changes to Regulations of Mountain Bike World Cup Events
@GabrielDugas: I think that competition makes racers better up to the point at which they are in over their heads. Atherton, Carpenter and Seagrave were all fast and skilled when they arrived at the elite level and all capable of racing at this level. You mention 10 seconds - once you are that close you are in. But, go to roots and rain and look at the time differences. It is the racers that are way further back that I think could use some time racing European, British, British Columbia etc. Those are very good series that provide lots of competition. If a woman or junior is dominating they can compare their times to the elite men for motivation. There is also Crankworx - 4 of them. Canadian ski racers, as an example, race the European Cup or Nor Ams to get to the World Cup, and not everyone makes it. They still can go and enter these races, do the training days, just their chances of racing aren't as good. Just my opinion, nothing more, but having watched several of these races over the last few years is an eye opener. Many are in way over their head and it is actually quite scary to watch. Plus it has to be annoying for the fast racers that the track gets so clogged up in training.
forecast01 pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 13, 2016 at 16:01
Oct 13, 2016
UCI Announces Changes to Regulations of Mountain Bike World Cup Events
@hamncheez: Development needs to come at the Grassroots level - not at the highest level of the sport. Every other sport does it that way. Support your local race series, introduce kids to the sport, give them proper coaching, let them enjoy it and then maybe they will want to pursue it at the highest level when they are ready. Don't push people who are not ready onto a track like Val Di Sole.
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