orientdave

Getting too old to keep throwing myself about like a madman..... but that doesn't stop me doing it!

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orientdave Noriaki's video
May 11, 2018 at 15:54
May 11, 2018
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遠~~~~~~~い所まで行ったよね!

orientdave mattwragg's article
May 8, 2018 at 5:54
May 8, 2018
Opinion: The N=1 Dilemma - What Would Matt Wragg's Only Bike Be?
Agreed; if I had to keep only one, my Spitfire would probably be it.
orientdave takosa56's photo
May 8, 2018 at 1:34
May 8, 2018
Loving it!

orientdave sarahmoore's article
May 1, 2018 at 21:42
May 1, 2018
Vista Outdoor To Sell Bell, Giro, Blackburn, & Other Brands
@BullMooose: Umm, yes, we'd be aware of that at our board meetings....you'll be telling me that rain is wet next.
orientdave sarahmoore's article
May 1, 2018 at 20:09
May 1, 2018
Vista Outdoor To Sell Bell, Giro, Blackburn, & Other Brands
My small company does warm fuzzy feelings..... ....which is why our metrics scare the accountants!! They don't get it no matter how much I explain we are happy with the way things have been working for 20 years.
orientdave mikekazimer's article
Apr 19, 2018 at 15:37
Apr 19, 2018
Maxxis' New Assegai DH Tire - First Ride
What they tell me is 'most folks need to get out more', widen their horizons a bit. I saw the name and immediately thought of a convovulus flower. But that's probably because 「assegai」sounds out pretty close to the Japanese word for the same. Then I saw the comments and thought 'facepalm'.
orientdave FreehubMag's article
Mar 13, 2018 at 17:21
Mar 13, 2018
New Zealand with One Van, Four Bikes & No Plan - Video
Great video, and agreed. Go for it ladies and gents. Other responsibilities will, at some point, start to limit the opportunities you have for such adventures; so take them when they appear. I can both look back on some epic ones, and know there will still be some more ahead. Just don't let that sense of adventure get lost. Have a good day!
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 7, 2018 at 15:38
Mar 7, 2018
What Ever Happened to Super T? - Video
@Smilicito: I cannot speak for Tyler; so won't try. Personally, I have had times in my life when I felt like I was "in a victimized brain state" on occasions, especially at some points living here in Japan. The words remind me of a state I was in. Is my experience the same as Tylers? Probably not, so ignore everything from here if you like. I felt like everything was deliberately being made difficult for me by everyone and everything around me. It's not a nice feeling. It takes a lot of time, effort and tough, tough days until you realize that, in fact, what is going on inside your own head is possibly the cause of the problem (in my case anyways). Sort yourself out, as Jordan Peterson is keen on saying, and life gets a hell of a lot better!! And having seen this video; well, Tyler, thanks for sharing some very personal parts of you; it was a pleasure to see such a genuine, honest, open man of obvious integrity speaking here on PB. I wish you well Sir in your future adventures! We could do with more Tylers in the comments section people; there are times I think I see 'victimized brain states', me included. 26 for life anyone? Enjoy the day all.
orientdave Starlingcycles's article
Mar 6, 2018 at 22:18
Mar 6, 2018
Starling Cycles Announces Made-In-Taiwan Murmur
@eriksaun: Agreed. There's no replaceable hanger on my Cotic BFe and there're no problems with it at all.
orientdave paulaston's article
Mar 2, 2018 at 2:52
Mar 2, 2018
Surly Dirt Wizard Tire - Review
I have a 26 x 2.75 Dirt Wizards (DWs) on a Cotic BFe 26, and have been running them for around 6 months. First impressions: I first tried the Dirt Wizards on a friend's BTR Belter at Fujiten MTB park in Japan. Fujiten has fantastic loamy dirt that, when compacted. creates some of the best trails for 'flowy DH' (for POV of the very trails, see BCPOV youtube channel here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdlTmSDG9WI), and the dirt/trails there really seemed to be a good match for the DWs. The grip was really good, and very predictable. Cornering was good too, (my friend was not running crazily low pressures, but in the low to mid 20s). I was surprised by the relatively low rolling resistance too. I was riding with people on FS bikes and the DWs on a LTHT had absolutely no trouble keeping up with everyone and keeping me where I wanted the bike to be. I was so impressed, I bought a set, and have ended up running it as a front tyre on the Bfe (with a Rock Razor on the back) and I have been seriously impressed. I am running it on a Stans Flow Ex (29mm) at mid 20s PSI. No, I do not use it for climbing, but for lift assisted DH. The only downside? It's never going to be a cheap purchase. However, the price has been worth it in my opinion, and I'd recommend it as a front for anyone riding lift assisted DH on flow trails.
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