I'm an old dork with 5 kids and an amazing wife. I've been on bikes for a long time and raced XC, DH (the crazy 90s) and Road. Better than average, but still crap.

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humanpowered RichardCunningham's article
May 26, 2018 at 17:17
May 26, 2018
Opinion: Moving The Needle
@m1dg3t: I didn't say anything of the sort. Apparently, you are missing the context.
humanpowered RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2018 at 9:09
May 25, 2018
Opinion: Moving The Needle
@WAKIdesigns: The problem with short stays and a long front center is that it messes up the balance of the bike. Most riders put their weight too far back when cornering and reduce front wheel traction. Short stays and long slack front are going to exacerbate this. If you want something less stable or more playful you'd be better off with a geo built around that objective as a whole. I personally think scaling down the overall length of the Pole but maintaining the ratio of front to rear length might work for that. It's not what I want but probably a better solution than a long front and short rear. On another note, I hope you recognize the irony of a guy riding a Carbon Jack calling into question the skills of riders with the cash for a Pole.
humanpowered RichardCunningham's article
May 24, 2018 at 14:36
May 24, 2018
Opinion: Moving The Needle
Leo has built an amazing community for Pole owners in addition to amazing bikes. I have personally gone to Leo with weird suspension questions on facebook and he has been amazingly responsive and helpful. He's gone so far as to run some stuff on his computer to answer my questions. It's not just me either, he is consistently responsive and engaged with the riders and community. I can't think of another company where consumers have that kind of access to the engineer(s) and the engineers are able to respond without attorneys dictating what they can say.
humanpowered RichardCunningham's article
May 24, 2018 at 14:23
May 24, 2018
Opinion: Moving The Needle
@WAKIdesigns: Evolink owner here, You are correct that the same bike can't be stable and "playful" at the same time. The Evolink definitely falls into the stable category, but to suggest that it can't corner is just wrong. Along with the stability and central riding position comes traction, gobs of it. All that traction means I can rail corners like nothing else. I'm taking inside lines I never considered before and carrying so much speed through the exit. The rest of what you said is all rider preference. That's fine, people like different stuff, just don't assume the Pole or riders are only fast in a straight line.
humanpowered alexcgevans's article
May 18, 2018 at 8:10
May 18, 2018
Throwback Thursday: 1993 Big Bear Downhill Mania
@Earthquakejakewatson: I'm actually going this morning!
humanpowered alexcgevans's article
May 17, 2018 at 8:09
May 17, 2018
Throwback Thursday: 1993 Big Bear Downhill Mania
I live where Earthquake Jake grew up. One of the best trails around here, Suicide, was built by him. He is a legend and missed.
humanpowered pinkbikeaudience's article
May 15, 2018 at 8:54
May 15, 2018
Video: Disco Slipper Cover-Up With Kirt Voreis
I dig the little look at my shoes jig.
humanpowered pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 13, 2018 at 9:14
Apr 13, 2018
11-Minutes of Raw 2017 DH World Cup Footage - Video
I've noticed that in certain corners all these guys come through with a little bit of roost off the back (at 10:45 for example). Is that from the drift that naturally occurs at the speed these guys carry or are they deliberately throwing in a bit of a cuttie to quicken the steering?
humanpowered SCOTT-Sports's article
Mar 16, 2018 at 9:26
Mar 16, 2018
Neethling & Meyer in Iran - Chasing Trail Ep. 19
@martinbissig: I think rpinney206 has a legitimate point. Being a US citizen could make him a target of government or military officials. Being a US citizen will absolutely draw greater attention. Regardless of his own beliefs, our governments have an adversarial relationship and he could get caught up in that conflict. This isn't necessarily a reflection of his views of the average citizen of Iran but a political reality that you aren't subject to. BTW the people of North Korea are probably very nice and welcoming, as long as they aren't too terrified to speak to foreigners.
humanpowered mikelevy's article
Mar 14, 2018 at 8:06
Mar 14, 2018
Look X-Track Race Carbon Pedal - Review
No comments on a review of an XC pedal... Did you forget to mention the axle standard?
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