mattwragg JaakkoPosti's photo
Apr 24, 2017 at 2:55Apr 24, 2017
Apr 21, 2017 at 1:10Apr 21, 2017
From the Top: Radon's Chris Stahl
@jclnv: I can't deny that there are a small minority of people who voted for Brexit because they lack any basic concept of geography or history. As for Britain being overrun? Well that's just horseshit peddled by people who hark back to some rose-tinted idea of Proud Britain, some post-WW2 heyday when a man and his family could be pale and proud, with an English rose in his garden and a Spitfire in every driveway. But that never actually existed, they have forgotten about the very real, ongoing threat of economic collapse before Britain joined the EU (in no small part because we were mortgaged up to our eyeballs with the Americans to fund the war), electricity shortages, rationing and so on (this goes back to lacking any concept of history). We invited many of the minority communities to Britain because a) they were part of our Commonwealth and b) we desperately needed people to do those jobs, much as we need doctors, nurses and teachers today. I think I can see what you're getting at here with "backwards cultures" and if you make your racism any more overt I will have you banned from this website. xo
mattwragg mikekazimer's article
Apr 21, 2017 at 0:44Apr 21, 2017
Kenda's Two New DH Tires - Sea Otter 2017
@scary1: Seeing as he's been dead for 7 years, I think they're probably ok...
Apr 20, 2017 at 21:28Apr 20, 2017
From the Top: Radon's Chris Stahl
@jclnv: Having lived in genuine white minority areas in London (Bow, Hackney), I fail to see your point in any way, shape or form. If anything, I miss that mix of people as it meant you could get some fantastic food. A large percentage of British Muslims can trace their families back to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Somalia, so I don't understand how you are linking muslims to Brexit. Most British Muslim families came to Britain because of the Commonwealth... In case you hadn't noticed, Europe is majority white and predominantly Christian.
mattwragg COMMENCALbicycles's article
Apr 12, 2017 at 1:43Apr 12, 2017
Commencal's New E-Bikes
What to ride for Cube who have been a making ebikes for several years now?
Apr 4, 2017 at 1:49Apr 4, 2017
@jaame: Chris Hoy, 700Nm of torque. http://www.shortlist.com/news/olympian-efforts
Mar 28, 2017 at 2:46Mar 28, 2017
Inside Gaerne Shoes
@Oxnard: I didn't know they'd launched them... I've had a pair for 6 months now, done over 1,200km in them. Brilliant is the only word.
Mar 15, 2017 at 8:06Mar 15, 2017
The Interview: Troy Brosnan
@hetfield1: Simple. Technical riding does not translate well to people who are not part of the core audience, whereas high speed is easily understandable to people outside the sport. And that is the nut DH has never cracked. Why do you think all the Grunidg-era money went away? Have you seen a TV broadcast of a 90s DH race, it was boring as hell to watch for anyone who isn't a keen mountain biker - and if the sport is to have any hope of bringing back the big bucks back in, it needs to appeal to people who have a minimal interest in the sport. Think Supercross for the paradigm of taking a gnarly outdoor sport and packaging it for the mainstream. Also, open tracks are easier to film in a live broadcast - each camera can cover more track compared to a wooded track. I'm not saying that tech tracks aren't better (to ride, at least), but if you want the sport to grow outside it's core market, I can see why that is the direction it is heading in.
Mar 14, 2017 at 0:29Mar 14, 2017
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