goffboy jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 29, 2019 at 9:59Jun 29, 2019
What Martin Maes' UCI Suspension Means for the Overall EWS Standings
@tanadog: That was an interesting read. My wife is an emerg doc in Vancouver. I mentioned the story to her yesterday morning with out saying what the substance was. I just said "something to stop excretion..." and she said "oh probenecid". I feel bad for everybody involved. My wife volunteers as a doc for adventure races and has been asked for other events that would involve WADA rules. The races are always in areas with poor to no cell coverage. I don't hear from her for a week. There is no way she would be able to know that list. The team of one of the best mountain bikers on the planet doesn't know the list. These events rely on doctors to volunteer their time. I feel it should be incumbent upon the sporting bodies to make sure the doctors treat the athletes with in the rules. The event and UCI rules set the athletes up for potential failure. Martin has worked his ass off and now has to suffer public, world wide (in the mountain biking community) humiliation. Its disgusting. For me the body that needs sanctioning is not Martin but the UCI. I wonder how many other athletes at that or other events have been treated the same way? Only the winners get mandatory drug testing at each event.
goffboy Chromagbikes's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 13:15Apr 5, 2019
Chromag Announces New Techline Women's Apparel
Get back to work Lee. Those icebreaker socks won't buy themselves.
goffboy IntoTheRide's article
Jul 26, 2018 at 7:43Jul 26, 2018
Two Brothers are Riding From Cancun to Whistler With a Portable Kicker - Part 1
Skeeple. You need to go travel. Perhaps you have a bunch already but I am guessing not much. Or at least not much in an unknown way. I have been really fortunate to have travelled a fair amount in my life. My Mum ended up in Canada through traveling the world in the mid1960's and definitely gave me the bug. Meeting people travelling that invite you in or out (for fun activities) is totally normal. I first went traveling at age 21(?) in late 1996. There were no apps for that then and the internet was still in its infancy. I mostly wrote letters home to friends and family. Apps are an extension of people: you can get taken advantage of through them or meet amazing new friends. Same thing existed before then. I have been to every continent except the really cold one. I always meet exceptionally nice people who invite me in. I hate the trope of Canadians being so nice. Its bullshit not because we are not nice but because most of the people in the world are nice. As an example that will be appropriate for you (i looked at your profile), back in summer 2013 through summer 2014 I lived in Salt Lake City. I don't really care for, or use, social media. But I had no problem meeting people to MTB, back country ski, and rock climb with. I lOVED your city. And I think it ended up kind a little sweet on me too ;). The world is big, beautiful and full of mostly fantastic people. Don't let the assholes scare you off. Once you do you will be inviting travelling strangers in for the rest of your life. Karma only works if we all agree to participate.
goffboy tomgrundy's article
Mar 30, 2015 at 15:04Mar 30, 2015
Video: Highlights from the Night Harvest 2015
They duffinitely appear to have had a lot fun.
goffboy WoodwardMTB's article
Feb 4, 2015 at 12:40Feb 4, 2015
Video: 10 Year Old Jackson Goldstone Jumps Mega Ramp
I wonder if my jumping would improve if I got a hug from my dad after successful jumps? Sure it would look weird at the bike park as I am 39 and he is 72, but I am gonna ask 'Pops' if he's willing to give it a try.
goffboy rachellefrazer's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 7:25Dec 12, 2014
NOW CLOSED - Donate to Win a Giant Reign 27.5
I am really lucky in that I don't remember learning to ride a bike; I was too young to remember. And being 39 and having grown up in small town BC I lived in a time with less paranoia about kids being out and about. I started riding to school when I was 6 years old with my older brother being only 7. I now have 33 years of cycle commuting. Found mountain biking in my mid 20s. Bikes have always been about feeling free for me. More than happy to help set a little dude or dudette be free. I know I can't imaging my life with out that freedom.
goffboy TimZim's article
Jul 18, 2014 at 8:21Jul 18, 2014
Photo Epic: The Goods On Park City, Utah
I had the pleasure of living in Salt Lake over the past year. My girlfriend was doing a medical fellowship there. SOOOO much good outdoors in general. I climb and back country ski as well as mountain bike. Salt Lake and Park City were just pure joy for me. I could ride from my house. The access to back country skiing was 30mins away, I got in over 40 days even in a weak snow year. And of course, there is rock every where. I am amazed more people don't make the same decision Eric Porter made. The Wasatch Crest Trail is doable before work, for christ sake! One of the best years of my life. Slow tear running down my cheek right now. One more year in Toronto for my GF to finish medical residence then we move back home to Vancouver. Vancouver and Salt Lake are sister/brother cities. Ones wet, ones dry but otherwise total birds of a feather. I now have two places I could call home.