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justinfoil mikekazimer's article
May 17, 2021 at 12:55
2 mins
Review: 2021 Nukeproof Giga Factory
@peterfoley5: It's not just about exchange rates. Import taxes, local Value Added Taxes, and shipping costs, all have impacts on prices. It's pretty rare that you can just do a currency conversion and get a valid "price" for a different region.
justinfoil mikekazimer's article
May 17, 2021 at 12:52
5 mins
Review: 2021 Nukeproof Giga Factory
@c-radicallis: Maybe people like to actually put some effort into riding, instead of just relying on huge wheels to get them over things*. Perhaps some people don't race and appreciate maneuverability over raw speed. Maybe some people don't want stack heights in the stratosphere, perhaps because there is a range of human sizing. (In a PB video just last week I heard "29 inch wheels for the win!" from someone after clearing an obstacle. I instantly thought, "Oh, that sucks that they feel they couldn't have done it on a smaller wheel". Then I went for a ride and kept thinking as I worked my way though many fun rocky rooty trail sections, "Why would someone want to just effectively smooth all of this out with a big wheel, or a motor? That's fucking boring.")
justinfoil pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 17, 2021 at 12:35
22 mins
Video: 6 Things MTB Trail Builders Hate
Often times those reroutes _are_ to make it better. Maybe the trail eroded enough to expose a root that is getting beat up and hurting the tree. Maybe the water flows shifted and there is a new permanent wet spot appearing. Maybe a root go beat up and a tree died and fell along the trail and it's easier to move the trail slightly. So many things. Plus, the trail builders probably _know_ it's better. If you know more than them, maybe you should be the builder? Then get to work!
justinfoil pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 17, 2021 at 12:28
29 mins
Video: 6 Things MTB Trail Builders Hate
@Yaan: You do realize that actual hard riding also wears on the trails? It's not just skids that have an effect. Yes, unnecessary skids do unnecessary wear, but getting in 2 to 3 times the laps at a faster average speed is also going to have a really big effect. Potentially a bigger effect, since the skidding joey is going to be limited in the amount of trail they can skid on just based on the fact that they're not as good and hence not as fast and thus not covering as much ground. Where as the e-biker is throwing an extra 200-400 watts into the trail, and also braking down from those boosted speeds, over a vastly larger area of trails.
justinfoil pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 17, 2021 at 12:23
35 mins
Video: 6 Things MTB Trail Builders Hate
@Yaan: Well, that's pretty shitty. Why would would I donate my time or money to help that process continue?
justinfoil pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 17, 2021 at 12:21
36 mins
Video: 6 Things MTB Trail Builders Hate
@Adamrideshisbike: And they're totally allowed to just ride. That's the thing about making trails on public land: it's an open-ended prospect. The builders put it out there, and people can use it for free. The point is to make it so awesome that people want more, so they search out how to get more, and maybe they end up donating money and/or time.
justinfoil pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 17, 2021 at 12:15
42 mins
Video: 6 Things MTB Trail Builders Hate
@SuperHighBeam: Around or through is very situational. Most of my usual trails drain super well but also have sections that are always wet (except maybe for 3 days at the end of July). Some of those wet sections get deep enough that going through is worse. But others are on singletrack in pretty dense undergrowth and going around would trample sensitive plants. Luckily most of them have been noticed by the trail orgs and either receive a bridge or a well-made go-around. That example in the video with the ad-hoc shitty go around seems cherry picked to demonstrate what not to do, but to me it just shows either a poorly designed trail or a trail that needs updating to match the changing terrain (water-flows down a slope change constantly, that's just life). It seemed pretty dry around the mud puddle, so that's probably a semi-permanent wet spot and should be re-routed or drainage added. And that's why I pay my trail org dues, so the folks with the building skills can do that kind of maintenance.
justinfoil pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 17, 2021 at 12:02
56 mins
Video: 6 Things MTB Trail Builders Hate
@mick06: You do realize that a speaker can be heard beyond your little bubble of personal space? Unless you came up with some kind of trail-friendly cone-of-silence... did you?! Can I buy in?! That's so cool!
justinfoil pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 17, 2021 at 11:57
1 hours
Video: 6 Things MTB Trail Builders Hate
@snowFFFFFF: Dirt flies off wheels all the time. If it didn't then I would never need to wash my bike. I would never have a stripe of dirt up my back. Roosting is not skidding: one of my favorite ride feelings is front wheel roost hitting my shins, and if you think I'm skidding my front wheel all the time, well... Riding hard moves dirt, that can't be avoided. Skidding where unnecessary moves dirt unnecessarily. "Unnecessary" being the key, and that can be avoided.
justinfoil pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 17, 2021 at 11:49
1 hours
Video: 6 Things MTB Trail Builders Hate
If that actually happened, no one would be able to ride, because the trails would constantly be filled with people without knowledge or enthusiasm for trail building out there building shit trails. No Dig No Ride can apply to a small area like a set of dirt jumps, but at some point it's not feasible for every single rider of a trail system to put in work. This is exactly why non-profit trail organizations exist, so they can get money from people without time or building skills. If you want to amend your statement, perhaps it could say "If you don't donate money OR time, and you still use the (public) trails a lot, you might be a dick, but we can't stop you."
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