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humoroususername jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 14:23
Jan 16, 2019
Video: Kirill Benderoni Posts Footage of the Crash that Left Him in a Coma
@zede: that swedish made air cushion that is supposed to inflate when you crash? My friend had one of those for commuting to work. He slid out on a corner going too fast and it didn't inflate at all. He hit his head on a kerb and spent two weeks in a coma. He is still unable to work over a year later and has serious memory trouble. Fuck those guys for releasing something that can't even do its basic function.
humoroususername pinkbikeoriginals's article
Dec 27, 2018 at 16:58
Dec 27, 2018
Video: Pinkbike Hot Lap with Andreane Lanthier-Nadeau
That would be utterly pointless. Just because you know the trails doesn't mean anyone else wants to see people ride them just to satisfy a few locals. How could they compare times on different trails?
humoroususername paulaston's article
Dec 27, 2018 at 16:24
Dec 27, 2018
Pinkbike Awards: Athlete of the Year Winner
@Rubberelli: a girl in my club won every single round of the national Enduro series. As she has done for the last three years.... Should she get the Athlete of the Year award or should we just ignore the fact that she faces very little competition from other riders. Ravanel has to ride badly to not win. Mae's has to be on top of his game to win as did Nino. A small mistake from Nino last year would have cost him races. He made none. Ravenal made loads of mistakes including losing most of a minute in Finale and she still won the races. There was no competition. It's not comparable to Nino's achievement.
humoroususername paulaston's article
Dec 27, 2018 at 16:15
Dec 27, 2018
Pinkbike Awards: Athlete of the Year Winner
@onemanarmy: sorry man but this is just wrong: "Women's EWS still has some very very strong women in it. Winton. Gehrig sisters. Korem. Courdurier. Cook. Brown. Thoma. Miller. Etc. Many very fast women" I don't think any of those girls have done anything even remotely impressive in terms of results. Not sure what makes you say they are fast. They would all get smoked in DH and none of them have done anything in Enduro either. They are absolutely miles off the pace of the top two women and both of those were way behind T-Mo and ACC. The pace in women's EWS is just not there.
humoroususername danilkahutin's article
Dec 27, 2018 at 5:56
Dec 27, 2018
Photo Story: Frozen Russian Freeriding & an Update on Kirill Benderoni
@randybadger: yup and everyone is susceptible to it. Which is what makes me worry when I hear do-gooders lecturing everyone else on how terrible they are. They are just unaware of how dangerous they can be when in a group.
humoroususername redbullbike's article
Nov 28, 2018 at 10:02
Nov 28, 2018
Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk's 'AIM'
Never ever disappoints!
humoroususername jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 27, 2018 at 6:48
Nov 27, 2018
Downhill's Decision Makers on the Future of World Cup Racing
@mnorris122: I'm off the hook? Mercedes have the most advanced hybrid formula 1 engines in the world. I don't deny that. The hybrid engines (diesel hybrid at that!) that they utilise in their road cars are a complete joke and years behind Lexus/Toyota who have not had involvement in formula 1 for over a decade. Please explain in detail how Mercedes are utilising their formula 1 expertise in their road car range. Bear in mind that Mercedes are desperately in need of advances in their hybrid technology for the road cars as they have been caught out badly by the dieselgate scandal. I'm all ears.
humoroususername jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 27, 2018 at 3:37
Nov 27, 2018
Downhill's Decision Makers on the Future of World Cup Racing
@toad321: V10s were gotten rid of for the perception of filter down technology. There is no relevance between road cars and formula 1 cars. There never has been. A lot of people give the example of things like abs brakes but they were actually developed for the aviation industry. Turbos, active suspension, hybrids etc were all developed outside of formula 1. Overtaking isn't meant to be easy. Formula 1 was always about battles, not the number of overtakes in a race. Remember Canada 2011? Michael Schumacher having an epic battle on a drive track keeping much faster cars behind him lap after lap... Then the track dried and they were allowed use DRS again. They just pushed a button and flew past him leaving him with absolutely no ability to defend. Defending your position is now all but impossible. DRS is absolutely crap. The Halo...Formula one is open cockpit racing where you can see the driver doing his thing. If you don't want to take part there are plenty of closed cockpit series. It's like banning motorcycles because they are riskier than cars. It may save a life but from what I've seen the chances of it trapping a driver in a car that is on fire is now just as big a risk. (See Hulkenburg trapped in his car in Abu Dhabi last Sunday) Banning grid girls is pandering to feminist activists who do not reflect how normal people feel. All it's done is deprive girls who want to work as models of a good work opportunity. Not a single girl I know agreed with it. 'Unpredictable reliability, I don’t see how this is a thing they worked out by rules, funny enough every team wants to finish every race". This quote to me indicates that you don't actually know much about the current Formula 1 rulebook. The rules have mandated that engines must last at least 8 race weekends each. Gearboxes have to last an entire season now I believe. That has meant the entire engy eerin focus has shifted from maximum performance to longevity and durability. Hence we see almost no failures anymore and no surprise race results. Watch Nurburgrung 1999 if you want to see what the drama of mechanical unreliability can bring to a race. Cost control efforts have been a complete failure. Mercedes Formula 1 team now employ 700 people to run two cars....you really think a few more engines and gearboxes are what are driving the costs up. The manufacturers dominate because they are allowed set the rule book now. Formula 1 viewing figures and race attendances have been dwindling for almost 15 years now. I don't know where you are getting your information but almost everything you said is completely wrong. Anyway, this is supposed to be a cycling forum.
humoroususername jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 27, 2018 at 1:33
Nov 27, 2018
Downhill's Decision Makers on the Future of World Cup Racing
"Sometimes you need to risk like Formula One risked it in the past with the points for example. Risk needs to be involved to develop the sport further and see if we are on a good way or see if anything needs to be changed." This is a very worrying quote to hear. Please, for the love of all that is sacred, do not follow the lead of Formula 1 in ANYTHING! If ever there was a sport that has destroyed itself by listening to the corporate manufacturers and over reliance on fan surveys, it is Formula 1. They have gotten rid of almost everything that made it great screaming v10s, gravel traps, grid girls, unpredictable reliability and introduced crap like DRS, the Halo and a never ending host of gimmicks to improve the spectacle. Listening to what the fans think they want is a terrible idea and so is listening to corporate manufacturers who are just trying to use the sport as a PR exercise. There are people who understand everything that makes the sport great and they should be listened to. Get Peaty, Voulliouz, etc to thrash it out. They know better than anyone and then let the PR people work around that vision, not the other way around.
humoroususername sarahmoore's article
Nov 20, 2018 at 12:00
Nov 20, 2018
Video: Missy Giove - The Champion Mountain Biker Turned Drug Smuggler
@freestyIAM: they're are communists out there who believe property laws are unjust. Are we saying they are correct just because they genuinely believe that? Where do we draw the line? If society deems it unusually then it must be legalised gradually.
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