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k2rider1964 jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 13, 2020 at 15:42
Nov 13, 2020
Move to Bentonville and Get $600 Towards a Mountain Bike Plus $10,000 Cash
Yeah so no riots and tearing down the city. No new wars, no attacks on any new countries and actually got attacked by the Left when he wanted to bring troops home. Terrible!! Booming economy and probably signed the best bill EVER to build more MTB trails. More terrible stuff.
k2rider1964 sarahmoore's article
Nov 4, 2020 at 17:47
Nov 4, 2020
A Lesson on Getting More Girls in Mountain Biking with Jaime Hill & Miranda Miller
I've been riding since 1988 and have travelled to ride all over the Western US. I saw more female riders, from age 4 to 40, in ONE day at Whistler in 2018 than I saw the previous 30 years COMBINED and no, that's not an exaggeration. Fast forward to 2020 where due to COVID, the rider population has exploded here in SoCal plus I've spent more time at the Snow Summit Bike Park....not only do I see a lot more female riders but at least here in SoCal, the minority rider population probably EXCEEDS the numbers of the standard perceived MTB crowd of white males. That''s why I scoff at articles about minority riders as if it's somebodys "fault". If people want to ride, they'll make it happen. There is nothing preventing them from doing so.
k2rider1964 mikekazimer's article
Oct 5, 2020 at 10:21
Oct 5, 2020
Bike, Surfer, Powder, & Snowboarder Magazines Shut Down
I've never surfed a day in my life but I'll miss the Reef ads in Surfer magazine more than I'll miss any of the magazines as a whole.
k2rider1964 trailforks's article
Aug 31, 2020 at 18:30
Aug 31, 2020
Trailforks Introduces Paid Trailforks Pro Option
I don't mind paying because TF has saved my bacon on numerous occasions....biking, dirt biking and even hiking. However, I wish they had a "one time fee" that I could pay up front and just be done with it. Kind of like the early adopters did with Sirius/XM radio. I soooooo wish I would have jumped on that bandwagon ion day one.
k2rider1964 danielsapp's article
Jun 2, 2020 at 11:26
Jun 2, 2020
Review: The 2020 Revel Rascal's Suspension Design Lives Up to the Hype
I've demo'd the Rascal twice (in different type terrain) as well as the SB130. The Rascal definitely has the best rear suspension design for repeated trail chatter and brake bumps that I've ever ridden. However, I didn't feel it was playful or wanted to get airborne as the author/tester suggested. It climbs as you would expect I guess but is no world changer. The SB130 for me was a fantastic climber, maybe the most comfortable I've been on a bike going up but I was not a fan of it going down....too much business I guess from a "race bred" company for my tastes and not enough plush or comfort. Maybe if I owned one, I could have made some changes. What really turned me off the Rascal was both demo bikes, which were relatively new actually, had a "knock" in the rear suspension. With it's complicated multi-link design, I had no desire to be chasing down any noise issues. I ended up going with the new Ripley. It gives up a little going down to the Rascal which I hope to fix a little bit with a rear shock swap but I find it more FUN to throw around as well. It also climbs soooooooth and as like a scalded cat if needed. It blew me away on my local climbs.
k2rider1964 rasoulution's article
May 5, 2020 at 10:55
May 5, 2020
Must Watch: Fabio Wibmer Beats Lockdown Boredom in 'Home Office'
So enlighten me PB editorial staff....how is it that you can continually post and promote videos like this while at the same time having a highlighted banner a the top of your page with BOLD lettering telling people this is not the time to put unnecessary risks that will stress the health systems, finishing off by telling people "DO NOT take risks". FWIW, I like the videos as much as the next guy and think the riding is incredible. I just despise hypocrisy.
k2rider1964 mikelevy's article
Apr 29, 2020 at 14:12
Apr 29, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 5 - Can You Trust Bike Reviews?
100%!!...and the reason I take reviews with a grain of salt. We all have our biases to start with and the 29er lovers can't seem to set that aside sometimes. The reviews I read about the new Ibis HD5 came to mind. The worst one was from Enduro Magazine that was so blatantly anti 27.5 I don't know if I could trust their reviews on anything else. It didn't stop me from demo'ing the HD5 along with several other 27.5 bikes and I ended up buying one. It seems the people writing reviews forget that 99% of the population doesn't race competitively.
k2rider1964 StansNoTubes's article
Mar 19, 2020 at 11:49
Mar 19, 2020
Throwback Thursday: Hans Rey's 1995 GT vs. His Current Ride in 'We've Come a Long Way' Video
I had the original GT LTS. It was my favorite bike ever. I realize todays bikes are better in every way but that bike never failed me and always put a smile on my face.
k2rider1964 mikekazimer's article
Mar 13, 2020 at 14:37
Mar 13, 2020
First Look: Evil's New Following
@mtmc99: I know my dentist, who does not ride and thinks I'm crazy, only works TWT and every other Friday but he's been at it a while. He started out 5 days a week from 9-5'ish. Now one again, salaries will vary but the people with all the free time along with a decent income are firefighters and airline pilots. They both work about 11 days a month and at least in SoCal, firefighters are pulling in VERY decent money due to all the OT available. I worked around one guy, a Fire Captain, that was pulling in $200K plus. He was the highest paid city employee a couple years running back in the early 2000s.
k2rider1964 mikekazimer's article
Mar 13, 2020 at 11:52
Mar 13, 2020
First Look: Evil's New Following
@arknotnoahs: Accordbing to a us news.com survey in 2018, dentists make an average of $151K. The top 25% made an average of $208K and the lower 25% made $107K. Generally speaking, it depends on where you live and whether you own your own practice or not. I don't know any dentists but for instance, my niece is a Nurse Practioner in Louisiana and makes $120K. If she was doing that job ing SoCal, she'd make $180-200K easy.
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