jacobyw

Professor at Mizzou (go Tigers). We also have a place in Salida, CO (VRBO 99827), an emerging mountain bike mecca.

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jacobyw danielsapp's article
Jul 3, 2020 at 13:41
Jul 3, 2020
jacobyw YTIndustries's article
Jun 26, 2020 at 7:08
Jun 26, 2020
YT Releases Shred Spec Aluminium Capra & Decoy
Yesterday (my 61st birthday), I rode the Cottonwood loop in Salida, Colorado on EXO casings. The downhill sections are incredible. I did not feel that my properly inflated tires lacked support. They shrugged off copious rocks. I weigh 220 lbs, but I guess I don;t ride as hard a lot of PBers. However,,I was glad to be rolling EXO casings on the 6 mile, 2,000' fire road climb.
jacobyw danielsapp's article
Jun 25, 2020 at 5:29
Jun 25, 2020
On the Fence: Specialized Epic EVO vs. Cannondale Scalpel SE
To my eye, the Scalpel is better looking. I like to look at my bikes. My wife thinks it weird.
jacobyw GuerrillaGravity's article
Jun 24, 2020 at 5:37
Jun 24, 2020
Guerrilla Gravity Launches Limited Edition Trail Pistol Race SL
"Pre-hop?" What does that mean? "Scrubbing jumps" is more about fast than fun. Their drowning in their own jargon. However, I love the bike.
jacobyw MTB-Strength-Factory's article
Jun 20, 2020 at 7:21
Jun 20, 2020
Video: In-Depth Analysis of Flat Pedal Efficiency with the Strength Factory
Very nice comparative experiments, thanks. Some tweaking of the experimental design and application of appropriate statistics would thoroughly elucidate your investigation. I am a professor of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering. I would be glad to help you with this. What's in it for me? We could also publish the results in the Journal of Exercise Physiology. That's how faculty keep score. Also, I always take advantage of opportunities for overlap between my vocation and my avocation.
jacobyw edspratt's article
Jun 19, 2020 at 8:46
Jun 19, 2020
Video: Brendan Fairclough Pushes his XC Bike to the Limit
To me, the take home message is "Beware of being over-biked." Despite the fact that comfort is premium for my old bones, I am appalled at all of the expensive modern trail bikes that are (well) over 30 lbs. Both my bikes (Ripmo & Fuel) are less than 30 lbs and more capable than I am. Perhaps next bike I'll go XC and build it up a bit burlier.
jacobyw MTB-Strength-Factory's article
Jun 13, 2020 at 14:40
Jun 13, 2020
Video: In-Depth Analysis of Riding Positions with The Strength Factory
Thank you. I'll keep those images in mind on tomorrow's ride when I am in the "Flow" position. Sadly, I spend a lot of time in the "Rolling Rest" position. Posture in this position is also very important. Droppers are godsends.
jacobyw SaskiaD's article
Jun 9, 2020 at 6:41
Jun 9, 2020
Destination Showcase - Sölden, Austria
I'd love to go to Austria, but I will skip the mountain biking. My father was born in Vienna. My grandfather took the family to the USA after Kristallnacht in 1938. My father returned to Europe, via Africa, with the US Infantry in 1944. It's a "Greatest Generation" tale straight from "The Sound of Music." Historical note: Kristallnacht was widely condemned by the German (and Austrian) public. Obviously, this condemnation did not prevent the Holocaust. Today, we must stay the course. EIGHT MINUTES AND FORTY-SIX SECONDS. NEVER AGAIN.
jacobyw brianpark's article
Jun 8, 2020 at 6:12
Jun 8, 2020
Race & Accessibility in the Mountain Bike Community
Your point about access is well-taken. I grew up "upper middle class" and the opportunities afforded to me by that accident of birth more-or-less programmed me for success. For instance, I never considered NOT going to college. I have great admiration for those, such as yourself, who achieved success despite not having all advantages and a comfortable and secure support system (and being a white male). Now, I am 60 and trying to give back. Access to both bikes and trails for low-SES kids is a tough nut to crack. Grass-roots efforts are our only hope of success.
jacobyw brianpark's article
Jun 6, 2020 at 14:18
Jun 6, 2020
Race & Accessibility in the Mountain Bike Community
Eight Minutes And Forty-Six Seconds. NEVER AGAIN.
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