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

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orientdave mikekazimer's article
Nov 18, 2017 at 8:01
Nov 18, 2017
Do You Know How to Build a Wheel? - Pinkbike Poll
I can build wheels thanks to Roger Musson along with Novatec hubs, DT spokes and Stans Flow rims; less than $350 the set cost me, and I haven't bought a wheel since. I cannot recommend buying a copy and trying for yourself strongly enough.
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Nov 9, 2017 at 19:57
Nov 9, 2017
Win This Custom Santa Cruz and More
@speed10: I agree the internet can be a cess pit of immaturity and tactlessness. Therefore we have a choice: A) resign ourselves to it always being so and leave. B) stay and make a concious effort to try to encourage everyone to bring more maturity and tact. I for one am firmly on the side of B) I take it from your responses you are more likely to be in the A) camp? Have a good weekend. Enjoy the days.
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Nov 9, 2017 at 15:05
Nov 9, 2017
Win This Custom Santa Cruz and More
@speed10: I agree with you. Free speech is a crucially important part of a democracy. However, that is a separate issue to knowing when, where and how to exercise that right, and when, where and how to choose to refrain from doing so.
Nov 6, 2017 at 16:27
Nov 6, 2017
orientdave RADON-BIKES's article
Nov 6, 2017 at 5:33
Nov 6, 2017
Press Release: Radon Product News 2018
Dear Radon, Will you stop it with the obvious bullshit masquerading as marketing; it is making all of us guilty by association. Don't ruin it for the rest of us. Yours The rest of the MTB Industry.
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Nov 2, 2017 at 14:54
Nov 2, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
"Level headed and constructive" and Pinkbike comments sections don't mix. I usually end up failing to stop myself punching the kid who punched the baby.
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 1, 2017 at 18:01
Nov 1, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Upgrading Components, Loose Spokes, and Enduro Race Training
@Satanslittlehelper: Cheers! Useful information. I hadn't considered that before.
orientdave mikelevy's article
Oct 30, 2017 at 17:33
Oct 30, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: What Would You Change About Red Bull Rampage?
Everyone's answer, mine included, will betray where we think Rampage should be between a) and b) below. a) It is essentially a show, just like X-fighters, only outside not in a stadium. We marvel at the skill of the athletes knowing full well, we could not, and should not ever try that. Red Bull should stump up a lot more cash for the riders who are risking their lives in practice and on the day. No, no-one has died yet you can't say that about X-fighters, whose Japanese star Eigo Sato died while practising for the event in 2013. (http://xgames.espn.com/xgames/article/8999804/japanese-fmx-rider-x-games-competitor-eigo-sato-dies-crash) We want to see increasingly sick, rad huge lines and accept that the rawness will reduce, whilst we secretly pray everyone is OK. b) It should be essentially a "mates race" for the best FR riders in the world. Red Bull have taken it away from its raw roots in the name of entertainment. Lines and build crews basically turn what was a FR event into a mock slopestyle event with bigger consequences due to the exposure. All this means it becomes increasingly distant from our own riding, and we want to see it return to a true FR event where we, the weekend warrior, could be inspired to do something similar in our local woods / wilderness. Red Bull is in the business of running everything from a) (Eg: X-fighters and Oakley Sender inspired Rampages) to b) (Eg: Foxhunt) and everything in between (Eg: Hardline). What I'd prefer to see is a much more rider led steering group, not us idiots here (definitely me included) on PB giving our opinions on potentially life changing decisions for some.
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Oct 30, 2017 at 15:54
Oct 30, 2017
Patrol 672 – Review
.... Isn't that what people have been looking for? Many here assume all PB reviews are written to please the company that submitted the bike.
orientdave samjam's photo
Oct 28, 2017 at 2:43
Oct 28, 2017
Great stuff !! Riding the train home in Japan and you guys just brightened my day! Cheers Sam!

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