fredbusher SCOTT-Sports's article
Sep 13, 2019 at 7:55Sep 13, 2019
Video: Andrew Neethling Checks Out the Other Side of Leogang - Chasing Trail Ep. 29
@i-am-lp: you clearly have not experienced what mountain biking is on the other side of the pond. When you travel that far away to make it down the single single track the valley has to offer, it is rather disappointing. Nauders is not bad, but it is not very well maintained i'd say and there are still some remnants of poor judgment in the building of some trails. Solden has invested a lot, and so have many other places. Since i live in Austria, I prefer exploring natural trails, illegal of course, which deliver the goods and aren't as travelled at this time of the year...Your best bet is to find locals, where ever you end up being, and follow them! Or you just go to Sud-Tirol, where you get the same food and beer, but also get cycle friendly people supporting mountain biking...
fredbusher caminade's article
Sep 13, 2019 at 1:04Sep 13, 2019
Caminade Announces Tailor Made Titanium ChillEasy
Poor frame abuse, with shock side-loads...
fredbusher trekgravitygirl's article
Jun 25, 2019 at 15:27Jun 25, 2019
Steffi Marth & Micayla Gatto Compare their Hometown MTB Scenes in 'Canada vs. Saalbach'
It's a beautiful place where you don't want to live. At least not in Saalbach directly. Trails are at best OK, definitely overstated compared to whistler...
fredbusher edspratt's article
Jun 15, 2019 at 15:40Jun 15, 2019
fredbusher ClintTrahan's article
Jun 12, 2019 at 7:57Jun 12, 2019
Destination Showcase: A Small Town with a Big Playground - Kimberley, BC
Maybe Innsbruck Tourism could learn a thing or two about developing the mountain bike scene from equally pretty places, but far more successful strategies...Or continue not building trails, ban transport of bikes, and remain a self proclaimed bike city, and air-lifting rocks to Crankworx...
fredbusher officialcrankworx's article
Apr 12, 2019 at 4:29Apr 12, 2019
Registration Open For Crankworx Innsbruck Featuring a New Downhill Track
@Milko3D: I think a big factor is the lack of mountain biking culture around the area, and poor understanding of what the community needs to foster the grassroot growth of mountain biking in the region. Innsbruck thinks big, Crankworx before cranking the works! How can we be a bike city if virtually everything around the city if mountain bike prohibited, at best tolerated? I read the comments below about Mutters/Patsch and let's be honest, the potential of Tirol only is infinite given the available infrastructure. @Zede: Developing mountain biking in the region is not like bringing Olympic level tourism, it's about allowing the people to enjoy the mountains on wheels rather than hiking shoes. The conservatism and protectionism of the area remains a huge bottleneck, and that's how some of the poorly drafted trails end up being what they are. Projects are allocated with minimal scrutiny of the true stakeholder satisfaction, and execution is far from state-of-the-art. The cycle repeats itself and little progress is made. If I'm not mistaken, I think the usual suspects air-lifted the rock garden by helicopter up to Mutters last year for the DH trail, that's some next level waste of resources...Far more can be achieved with the budgets that are available in this side of the waters, if a bit of inspiration was taken from abroad. Those in the know have seen what can be done with reasonably managed budgets, and a collaborative community, here are a few examples of built for the people projects: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/the-mountain-bike-tourist-quebec-road-trip-part-four-valle-bras-du-nord-2017.html https://www.pinkbike.com/news/east-bound-and-down-the-kingdom-trails-2014.html https://www.pinkbike.com/news/the-mountain-bike-tourist-quebec-road-trip-part-three-sentiers-du-moulin.html PS. Does anyone know if Lizum/Mutters and other resorts in the area even breakeven? The last I heard of was a nice -2M per annum. It would be a strong argument to build a development plan that positions theses resorts in a position that our tax payer money doesn't end up funding the Ugly Ski Day party, but maybe funds the development of projects that have a ROI on the community...
fredbusher MountainBikingBC's article
Nov 4, 2018 at 11:30Nov 4, 2018
A Week on Vancouver Island
The whole island is awesome for riding. All of BC is awesome for riding. Canada and the US have amazing riding altogether. But the audience here on PB is far reaching and I see more and more the role of PB as acting as a best-practice forum to proliferate the communal attitude that is required to make mountain biking trail networks possible, and long lasting, i.e. sustainable. I live in Innsbruck since 2012, and despite 2 crankworks, we're still stuck with less than 5 official trails around town. It's deplorable, yet Tirol is still pitching the area as a mountain biking mecca. If anything, mountain biking is illegal here, otherwise tolerated, you're likely to meet a hunter on the non-official trails who's going to voice his inclination to amputate your lower limbs if he sees you ever again. I lived in Vic for over 5 years, and in Quebec before that, and it saddens me to see that the inspiration to build and maintain such trails is only translated locally into an extremely costly business case on the other side of the pond. Canada's got plenty of Crown Land, making it possible for the motivated and avid riders to develop the network, here you have to deal with Mercedes/Audi/Porsche driving farmers who own the land and could care less about you mountain wheelers. I'd love to hear how other countries plan their developments to comply with such constraints, and also hear honest feedback from some those locally involved. My best mountain biking memories definitely lie in BC, from the island series to all the classic Mtb events around BC, to Rossland's Poker Ride, I really wish some of that contagious grassroots passion for the sport could be reflected here.
fredbusher mikelevy's article
Nov 4, 2018 at 11:08Nov 4, 2018
SunRace's New 1X Drivetrain is for the Groms - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
Derailleurs will die. It's a matter of time...Until then though, yes, make the derailleur great again...
Mar 21, 2010 at 15:35Mar 21, 2010
Xprezo Wuuu 2009 - 1000km maximum, 0 races... The bike is mint, it has been ridden very slightly. Size: Large Handlebar Truvativ NOIR Seat Post FSA Wheels Stan No Tube ZTR Race with American Classic hubs (1200gr ) Pedals XTR Stem FSA Crank Truvativ Brakes Juicy 5 Groupeau Sram X9 Fork REBA Price: 2200$