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gemma8788 mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 15:44
Oct 12, 2017
Humbled: Mike Levy vs Brendan Fairclough - Video
@WAKIdesigns: Haha fair enough. I'm the guy who shits himself anytime he hits a jump under the chairlift so it would be guts for me.
gemma8788 mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 15:42
Oct 12, 2017
gemma8788 mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 14:00
Oct 12, 2017
Humbled: Mike Levy vs Brendan Fairclough - Video
It took some guts to put his riding out there, even in jest. No doubt everyone was keen to see how someone who works for PB rides a bike. I suspected he wasn't riding the berms, at least, to his full potential, that looked pretty obvious, but it was also nice to see Mike in actual conversation, like how he actually is as a person, and he seems pretty chill. I'm not a great rider but I still talk/talk shit with my pro-level friends about parts of trails and components on bikes, it's all fun and the fact that we think a lot of the same things seems to support the idea that you don't have to be a pro to have logical insights. I see what you're saying though and I'm guessing that's why guys like Paul Aston review bikes from geometron and pole.
gemma8788 mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 13:45
Oct 12, 2017
Humbled: Mike Levy vs Brendan Fairclough - Video
"No." Haha agreed. That was awesome, in fact it was damn useful. Would love to see more PB editors get humbled on a variety of features.
gemma8788 briceshirbach's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 13:26
Oct 12, 2017
East Bound and Down: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Appreciate the honest insight. I grew up an hour north. The deciduous forests grow so quickly on the east coast that it's incredibly hard to keep low-traffic trails in good condition (fun fact: the Pisgah/Smokeys area is actually a temperate rainforest). That's pretty much a given if you ride in the south eastern appalachians, as is very, very rocky and techy trails. The politics is for real though and it's an increasingly sore subject. Beautiful country, literally overgrowing with life and it is the definition of pastoral, but it's filled with a lot of people holding on to some seriously old and offensive ideas (the confederacy went kaput 150 years ago). You won't see as much of it in the cities and some of the finest people you will ever meet live in Virginia, but in the rural areas it's kind of insane. Don't want this to be a political post but people from other parts of the country/world who go on bike trips in the south are going to see a lot of that stuff.
gemma8788 mattwragg's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 14:44
Oct 5, 2017
Opinion: Save the DH Bike?
I hear what you're saying, but I think one of the points that should have been driven harder is that the guy running the BDS/SDA (classic series) is pulling the plug. The bike landscape is changing really, really fast. DH series are going to be shutting down, and that means demand for DH courses will also go down, and the way the UCI is running the world cup, you wouldn't be crazy to predict that it doesn't exist in ten or fifteen years. Enduro is obviously a good thing for the sport and the trails can be as techy/intense as an average dh course, but there is nothing like watching the pros smash val di sole or andorra, it's just a completely different level of bike riding that a lot of us don't want to see disappear. I remember in about 2014 or so there were twice as many dh bikes as trail bikes for sale on the buy/sell....
gemma8788 vernonfelton's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 14:26
Oct 5, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
The more frame standards can be whittled down (bb, axles, etc.) to a few quality options, the better -- there is actually something to be said for some constraints to aid innovation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Obstructions). How can things improve within accepted standards vs. let's make a new standard to differentiate ourselves/improve the bike in a teeny tiny way that in turn makes it incompatible with every other part on the market.
gemma8788 mattwragg's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 8:17
Sep 21, 2017
David Lappartient Elected as UCI President
Unbelievably frustrating for a sport with such a passionate history and base to be 'governed' by such indifferent douche bags as this guy. He has no business or, it seems, intent to nurture DH, and is primarily concerned with stealing a real mountain biker's ingenious idea and hard work (EWS). Personally, I don't want his slimy hands anywhere near my passion and it disgusts me to think of hiw DH will at best limp on for the forseeable future. It needs big, good change now and pasionate and proactive leadership now -- right mother effing now.
gemma8788 redbullbike's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 20:08
Sep 14, 2017
Brendan Howey Throwing His Infectious Style All Over the Sunshine Coast - Raw 100
Henceforth please don't call it ripping a berm unless this is what you're referring to.
gemma8788 dbaker's article
Sep 12, 2017 at 9:19
Sep 12, 2017
Tippie, Schley, Simmons, and the Original Crew Head Back to the Gravel Pit Where Freeride Started - The Moment Movie
Well now we all know what Lacondeguy will look like in 20 years. Awesome feature, can't wait for the movie and very happy it's being made, good call!
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