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nattyd alicialeggett's article
May 27, 2022 at 12:11
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What We Know So Far About the Heartbreaking Murder of Moriah "Mo" Wilson
"Colin Strickland, with whom Mo reportedly had a brief romantic relationship last fall during a time when Strickland and Armstrong had separated" From the second paragraph. It's not clear that the "while they were separated" version of events is corroborated by anyone other than Strickland himself, and per the messages from Armstrong in the affidavit, it doesn't seem like she knew they were separated. The article is clearer later on that Strickland's version of events is deeply suspect, but in the above quote it shades towards presenting at least a part of his story as fact. Also, Unbound Gravel is 200 miles, not "k".
nattyd rossbellphoto's article
May 20, 2022 at 7:41
May 20, 2022
Photo Epic: Nove Mesto XC World Cup 2022
@Willikers: agree on this. I think she may do better later this year.
nattyd rossbellphoto's article
May 19, 2022 at 14:28
May 19, 2022
Photo Epic: Nove Mesto XC World Cup 2022
@Willikers: do you think MTBers don’t know about base training? Of course they do. XCO riders and roadies alike are managing volume all year. Some do it better than others. And of course Nino was blown getting to the front. That was an insane, historical effort, whereas some of the guys at the front were managing their efforts. But if you watch closely, Pidcock is gapping when Nino is on the front, early in the race. And seems like Pidcock didn’t have “a mechanical” in the sense of a broken bike, he was just not happy with his suspension setup. Anyway, Pidcock is a huge talent. But he’s at the beginning of his prime, while Nino’s prime is over. Remember that Nino thrashed MvdP for several years after van der Poel was already a CX World Champ. But age caught up with him. Anyway, there won’t be many days where Nino is stronger than Pidcock. Not at 36. but Sunday was one of them. I don’t think even Pidcock would argue with that.
nattyd rossbellphoto's article
May 19, 2022 at 14:17
May 19, 2022
Photo Epic: Nove Mesto XC World Cup 2022
@Willikers: Overtraining is definitely not a myth! I’ve seen it in in my own teammates’ data. But don’t take my word for it. Evie Richards has spoken a bunch about her struggles with overtraining and specifically credited her injury last year for forcing recovery before she won a bunch of races: ‘“I was in a cycle of just doing a bit more, that extra effort, and completely under-fuelling for what I was doing. Under-fuelling and overtraining have always gone hand-in-hand for me,” she explains. “I remember in my first year calling my coach and saying, ‘I don’t want this rest day, I want to train today.’ And I’m still fighting that urge now.”’ Kate has been very public about being a high-intensity, high-volume trainer, and there’s direct evidence that she has been too fast, too early in the season. I used to live quite close to her, and in February 2020, when we still thought it was an Olympic year, she put up a 21-minute QOM effort on King’s Mountain Road, a famous local climb that’s a common pro benchmark. That’s a near 6 W/kg effort, way, way too fast for 5 months before your season target. All signs point to overtraining.
nattyd seb-stott's article
May 17, 2022 at 15:26
May 17, 2022
Nerding Out: Why a Lower Shock Position Doesn't Make a Bike More Stable
I think the small change to the system CG is indeed interesting, so I appreciated that. But the rest of the article is a pedantic word game about what “stability” means and whether less or more is good. I don’t think riders actually misunderstand this. Less “stability” is roughly equivalent to less rotation inertia, i.e. more agility, which is indeed largely a good thing when leaning a bike over in a corner. This is analogous to smaller wheels being “less stable” than bigger ones. Riders make the that tradeoff for maneuverability in that case as well.
nattyd rossbellphoto's article
May 17, 2022 at 14:52
May 17, 2022
Photo Epic: Nove Mesto XC World Cup 2022
@wyorider: yeah, the high volume thing is a minefield. I would bet a large amount of money that Kate Courtney’s regression is due to her being mired in overtraining. Both of last year’s Olympic champs broke bones and were forced off the bike only weeks before the games. Evie Richards was forced to rest due to a knee injury before her 2021 surge. Recovery matters a lot. And yeah, hard to tell exactly what kind of road rider Nino would have been, but seems like an Ardennes specialist would have been a good bet. Alaphillipe-like profile with high power/weight, great bike skills, and a strong kick. Nino stuck to MTB because he loves MTB. Not because he couldn’t make it in road.
nattyd dan-roberts's article
May 16, 2022 at 15:51
May 16, 2022
First Ride: Yep's New Featherweight Podio XC Dropper
As seen on Nino’s bike when he won World’s last year, along with the rest of the Scott-SRAM team, despite sponsor obligations. And Nino just rode Nove Mesto on what appears to be a custom 100 mm version.
nattyd rossbellphoto's article
May 16, 2022 at 15:40
May 16, 2022
Photo Epic: Nove Mesto XC World Cup 2022
Answered my own question. Custom Yep Podio. Tiny Swiss company, half the weight of an AXS post. Lever is a giveaway.
nattyd rossbellphoto's article
May 16, 2022 at 15:39
May 16, 2022
Photo Epic: Nove Mesto XC World Cup 2022
These guys aren’t roadies. They’re historical, generational talents on any surface. CX world champs. The world’s best classics riders. And 36-year-old Nino was still stronger than Pidcock today.
nattyd rossbellphoto's article
May 16, 2022 at 14:20
May 16, 2022
Photo Epic: Nove Mesto XC World Cup 2022
Can anyone get an ID on Nino’s dropper? It’s got a silver collar like the AXS but no battery and appears to be cable actuated. He’s also got a funky custom lever that appears to be omnidirectional.
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