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humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 17, 2017 at 13:41
Aug 17, 2017
Manon Carpenter Retires from DH Racing
@therealtylerdurden: I'm not saying it doesn't take bravery and isn't just as dangerous. But it's definitely not as intimidating and you can have a slightly different mindset in Enduro. Not saying one is superior to the other. I've raced Enduro and I've raced downhill and I know which one makes me that bit more nervous every time I'm about to drop in on a race run. There are rarely features on an Enduro stage where you have to take multiple runs to psych yourself up to hit. You might try multiple times to get it right but it's usually not because it's terrifying (although sometimes there is an element of that) but rather because it's technically very difficult.
humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 17, 2017 at 12:48
Aug 17, 2017
Manon Carpenter Retires from DH Racing
@Fix-the-Spade: yeah I agree. He's lucky and he has earned the right to be where he is and I envy him really!
humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 17, 2017 at 9:11
Aug 17, 2017
Manon Carpenter Retires from DH Racing
@VPS13: literally everyone's true passion is something fun. I could ride my bike for fun all day too. It would also mean I'm not willing to do something I don't like to achieve a greater objective. He's basically saying he doesn't want to do the hard part so he will play instead. That's called being lazy where I'm from.
humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 17, 2017 at 6:26
Aug 17, 2017
Manon Carpenter Retires from DH Racing
@Fix-the-Spade: "Ratboy stopped World Cups because he was getting frustrated with the training and schedule ruling his life more than riding bikes, he simply wasn't into it anymore." I like Ratboy a lot but let's be honest that just indicates that he is pretty lazy! If video games were his interest and he said he's giving up his job in IT to spend more time mastering world of warcraft I don't think people would be as forgiving of his attitude! But I guess he is able to make it work for him so once he is able to pay the bills!
humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 17, 2017 at 5:32
Aug 17, 2017
Manon Carpenter Retires from DH Racing
@Smevan: I think Enduro is an option. I don't think going fast is the necessarily scary part of riding bikes. For me it's always the big features like gaps, jumps, drops, etc. that make you wonder is it worth the risk. Going into a section ridiculously fast just isn't as intimidating for whatever reason even though it's just as dangerous. I like that Enduro is more about finesse and skills as opposed to being largely influenced by bravery. Dh obviously requires huge skill (and all the top riders have that skill) and it definitely requires a higher level of commitment. But Enduro is that much more accessible and I would say rewards the more skillful riders more. In DH (at local level) I see pretty shit bike riders beat talented bikers purely based upon fearlessness. I like that there is a place for skilled riders who have other commitments to do their thing at a high level.
humoroususername EnduroWorldSeries's article
Aug 12, 2017 at 15:38
Aug 12, 2017
humoroususername RichardCunningham's article
Aug 12, 2017 at 3:50
Aug 12, 2017
Sam Hill Interview: EWS - Crankworx Whistler 2017
@TightAF: aside from a fluke win in roturua Wyn Masters has only finished barely inside the top 30 at a handful of EWS events. Higher than his average finishing position at DH undoubtedly but maybe he is more suited to Enduro. I think the overall standard in DH is higher but at the top it's the same.
humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 6, 2017 at 8:48
Aug 6, 2017
Final Results - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2017
@jimmythehat: I don't believe in god but I would never describe myself as an atheist. I might be associated with idiots like that guy....
humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 6, 2017 at 8:38
Aug 6, 2017
Final Results - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2017
@jclnv: this jackass brings up this ol chestnut again. His personal beliefs are none of your business.
humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 5, 2017 at 13:58
Aug 5, 2017
Final Results - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2017
@bentown: well robs role is to watch the TV. Claudio is the technical guy so he is watching the splits. There is no point having two people doing the same job.
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