iamamodel

Started racing triathlon in the eighties, then went to road, then XC, then DH. I also raced endurance, X-terra, BMX, 4X. Lots of digging and some DJ. Mostly digging. These days its trail riding and racing XC and endurance events.

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iamamodel RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 16:09
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Pinkbike Poll: What If....?
This had been tried and failed. A couple of decades ago someone produced a BMX with no saddle. Lopes rodes it. Said it was hard control. Also, in the DH realm, Tioga released a very long narrow saddle just for DH bikes. It disappeared.
iamamodel ENVE's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 15:32
1 days
Strobel Hits The Whole Enchilada – Presented by Enve
I guess didn't see any view because I was focused on going as fast as I could. I guess we all just learned a lot about the priorities of everyone who commented.
iamamodel ENVE's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 0:48
2 days
Strobel Hits The Whole Enchilada – Presented by Enve
I once rode the Whole Enchilada but I honestly didn't see any view.
iamamodel mattwragg's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 0:40
2 days
One Question: Does Mountain Biking Need the UCI?
@mollow: I'm glad you said something. I like to think even she cringed when she saw it. It's also a bit of a slight on her extended and illustrious career (compare the men's blurbs).
iamamodel mattwragg's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 0:31
2 days
One Question: Does Mountain Biking Need the UCI?
I think some people have forgotten why 4X was dropped - it was just too damn hard and expensive to build the tracks.
iamamodel mattwragg's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 0:24
2 days
One Question: Does Mountain Biking Need the UCI?
Back in the day gravity riders would race the DS one day and the DH the next. But after a while those with a DH focus wouldn't race DS because they didn't want to get t-boned and lose their chance to race the next day. So then the gravity racers were split into specialists - DH racers and gated racers. The same split would happen again.
iamamodel mattwragg's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 0:19
2 days
One Question: Does Mountain Biking Need the UCI?
I thought the same thing. Once every every four years a few dozen MTBers will get to race at the Olympics. They are the only ones threatened by the removal of MTB from the Olympics, not the millions of the-rest-of-us MTBers.
iamamodel paulaston's article
Oct 18, 2017 at 21:04
Oct 18, 2017
Felt Bicycles 2018 - First Look
I put over 4000 kms on my 2017 Scott Spark with aluminium flex stays, which means that frame lasted (at least) ten times longer than the carbon seat tube on any of the half dozen Anthems I've owned. Call me convinced.
iamamodel mikelevy's article
Oct 13, 2017 at 17:02
Oct 13, 2017
Humbled: Mike Levy vs Brendan Fairclough - Video
@Drover: I asked the same question of a WC DHer about a particular set of descending corners we both know well. He said when you have a corner that drops altitude and you know your exit speed will be too great if you just roll it, it's okay to drag the brakes. Just note that you won't be able to corner at the limit of traction because you are adding extra traction of braking (as TXBDan describes above). In my experience bikes won't 'stand up' under slight braking. If the choice is having to drag brakes to control speed during the corner OR not controlling speed through the corner and then panic-braking at the end - the last option means you just lost all your speed.
iamamodel mikelevy's article
Oct 13, 2017 at 16:34
Oct 13, 2017
Poll - How Clean is EWS Racing?
@Wamprat: I wrote this in a comment above: I'm pretty sure he doesn't drink Monster. I've never seen an open can laying about in photos or video of the team tent. In Wyn's Finale Legure video there's an empty bottle of champagne, a bottle of beer, and two bottles of water. He's choosing to drink, but it ain't Monster. Ever seen condensation on the can he holds up on the podium? Then it didn't come out of the fridge.
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