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paulmurphy1989 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 18, 2021 at 5:58
Jul 18, 2021
Slack Randoms: Riding Val di Sole on a Unicycle, A Hubless Fatbike & More
@mtb-scotland: I think you are being a bit narrow minded in your approach here This is the opportunity to avoid the dreaded paywall, let's get gun companies to do loads of advertising on Pinkbike to top up the revenue so they don't need a paywall! Yay guns + bikes we need some sponsored articles about which machine gun mount you need for enduro bike for doing enduro racing in the middle East .... Though if they won't save us from the paywall then nooooooo guns
paulmurphy1989 sarahmoore's article
Jun 23, 2021 at 2:36
Jun 23, 2021
paulmurphy1989 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 22, 2021 at 5:29
Jun 22, 2021
Tom Pidcock Wants to Race a Downhill World Cup
I bet you are better at being slow on a bike even when trying really hard
paulmurphy1989 alicialeggett's article
May 11, 2021 at 0:22
May 11, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
You say that but all bikes everywhere seem to be sold out... Look at the numbers between the value of MTB worldwide Vs pay of professional athletes (both male and female) it is ridiculously tiny, they could easily afford it they just don't want to.
paulmurphy1989 alicialeggett's article
May 11, 2021 at 0:17
May 11, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@stiingya: There is a speed difference between men and female and probably always will be (given this is the case in every other cycling discipline). My point about not telling the difference was in response to a previous comment people are not interested in watching women's sport - I was highlighting that if the skill, speed + competition is there gender is irrelevant as you wouldn't be able to tell much difference. I don't disagree that right now for most of the women's field this is not the case, infact this comes back to my point about investment! So long as the investment in women's riding is comparatively tiny Vs mens then that performance gap is only going to grow further. Additional investment would help close the gap and lead to more quality races for us all to watch. Re. 41/44th male rider earning same as the top rider obviously that is not fair. But why should the #1 female not earn the same as the #1 male, they did the same course they beat all their competition, they got coverage for their sponsors across the media (the main thing they get paid for). How about this... Think about when rampage started... Barely anyone did it, the riding was not great in comparison and the money was not great. If the money + media/sponsor focus had stayed the same it would never be at the level we are at today! It has taken over a decade of hefty funding and progression to get it to this high level. Similarly, in women's MTB more funding and a more equal distribution of the cake is going to help push development in that category on so that in 10 years time we all tune in to watch 2 amazing races each race weekend!
paulmurphy1989 alicialeggett's article
May 10, 2021 at 15:14
May 10, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@BenPea: Two riders of same skill level and speed, dressed the same how could you tell the difference?
paulmurphy1989 alicialeggett's article
May 10, 2021 at 14:39
May 10, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@preach: Watching DH how would you know it is a guy or a girl on the bike if it wasn't for the odd pony tail? My point is I watch for competitive racing, not because it is a guy or girl doing the racing. The big downer for me at the minute is the women's field is very small and not too competitive but I am realistic to get a competitive field you need wider long term investment. Yup the amount of women racing is less but again that is due to a lack of investment Vs men. That is why investment is key, show ladies there is a legit pathway to a worthwhile career. Look at the Olympic track cycling as a bit of an example, anyone who is interested in track cycling will quite happily sit and watch either men's or ladies races as the quality of the field is there and it is competitive. As it is an Olympic discipline it has had massive investment in many of the big countries resulting in entertaining racing. Also, you are missing out a key opportunity for businesses. Health and fitness, cycling in particular, is booming this is new money and it is coming from non traditional sources so now is the time to try to make some of that money stay around and grow. I would agree though that there are still plenty of swamp dwellers out there who only want to see girls riding bikes if it is on the way to a dodgy producers black pleather couch for an on film audition, but f those guys
paulmurphy1989 alicialeggett's article
May 10, 2021 at 13:58
May 10, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
I really don't care if it is men or women, all I care about is watching competitive racing. There have been plenty of bangers in the ladies WC recently, more so when Rach and PomPom have been out of action. I think a more even split of the money and a wider field will help with competitiveness long term, this will lead to way more competitive racing every World Cup weekend... Women's field wins, viewers/fans win, sponsors win as more ladies get into the sport and spend money... Everyone is a winner!
paulmurphy1989 edspratt's article
Apr 4, 2021 at 11:49
Apr 4, 2021
paulmurphy1989 alicialeggett's article
Mar 30, 2021 at 1:33
Mar 30, 2021
BMX Pro Corey Walsh Comes Out As One of the First Openly Gay Male Cyclists
@brianpark: Ban them! Either that or spin up a second version of Pinkbike for dredges of society (maybe call it Punkbike *takes hat off*) and port all offending users into that echo chamber to save us all from their nosense!
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