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Just The Privateers: EWS - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Aug 15, 2017 at 16:47
What does it take to race an EWS like Crankzilla? There are hundreds of competitors that don't have the funding of the top pros, so Brett Tippie hit the trails to find out just what it takes.
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(Aug 15, 2017 at 16:58)
"Decided the adult life is not for me". - Real Mtb'er
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:05)
Dude was on point!
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:33)
Dan Albert ! He's a beast. Pretty sure he did this too.
(Aug 15, 2017 at 18:49)
: that's me but I do know Dan quite well. We were good friends until the day he decided to go full enduro. We're basically enemies now.
(Aug 15, 2017 at 19:40)
: I've towed dan255 into every jump he has ever hit
No worries on the mix up, people always get us swapped
(Aug 16, 2017 at 7:32)
That girl at 3:45 was totally gonna say "have a drink, have a smoke" but realised it was being recorded lol
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:02)
That was the best english ive heard ratboy speak
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:33)
Exactly what I thought
(Aug 15, 2017 at 18:48)
Ratboy must have been drunk......I could understand him lol
(Aug 16, 2017 at 4:56)
: i thought i was drunk cause i understood him..haha
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:33)
Veggie Core... nice job Max!
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:47)
But seriously kids... stay in school.
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:03)
Can we trade Trump for Tippie?
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:29)
Nope. He's ours! Fack off!!
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:29)
Fuck no, we don't want that douche nozzle
(Aug 15, 2017 at 23:36)
That has got to be the worst trade deal...
(Aug 15, 2017 at 23:54)
: You meant:"Nope... f*ck off! Sorry," right?
(Aug 16, 2017 at 4:25)
: Don't tell Trump, he will want to re-negotiate it!
(Aug 16, 2017 at 10:17)
: the worst trade deal, in the history of trade deals! SAD!
(Aug 16, 2017 at 22:18)
: not this time. lol
(Aug 15, 2017 at 19:49)
Fake it till you make it is honestly a great bit of advice for anyone looking to get into racing.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 8:19)
Ratboy needs to become an interviewer. Just so we can see people try to figure out what to say in response to his questions and comments.
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:11)
I think I found all the inspiration needed to quit my job tomorrow!!
(Aug 15, 2017 at 20:47)
(Aug 15, 2017 at 21:15)
The privateer with the funny accent on 5:24 is giving really good advice. "Ride as much as you can. Improve as much as you can. And have fun with it."
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:43)
We USA'ers would give every Canadian citizen an electric bike and dump piss water Bud for Kokanee - please please take our Trump truck in exchange for your beloved Tippie !
(Aug 15, 2017 at 18:14)
bahahaha! Oh brother I feel your pain.
(Aug 15, 2017 at 18:28)
You voted him in, you deal with the shitshow.
(Aug 15, 2017 at 19:05)
: No, actually "we" didn't.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 0:47)
That was a cool vid man cheers Tippie!
(Aug 16, 2017 at 3:41)
Yeah, nice one Tp and Pb, that was new and inspirational cheers!
(Aug 16, 2017 at 0:15)
Thank you for giving the little guy the props they deserve. Awesome people like these are the life blood of the sport.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 5:38)
At least on person mentioned their parents. I think a few more should have too. ????
(Aug 15, 2017 at 21:41)
@Offleash 2:04 always keeping it real. Next year, just drive the taco truck up because clearly there's a need... homeboy riding the rest of RDS on his forest floor flauta can probably stuff a mean burrito
(Aug 15, 2017 at 21:20)
Was hoping there would have been some coverage on Fraser Valley local Max Leyen . He took top step in U21
(Aug 15, 2017 at 17:21)
Well it looks like I won't be finishing my degree now
(Aug 15, 2017 at 18:39)
Don't do it.. Finish that degree!
(Aug 15, 2017 at 22:55)
Do it ! Just, do it! ( The degree, not quitting it)
(Aug 16, 2017 at 13:50)
If you stop being a student, you won't have time to ride your bloomin bike!
(Aug 16, 2017 at 9:24)
I'd like to get a sponge bath from the nurse. She was beautiful.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 14:02)
Doctor! Doctor I need a nurse!
(Aug 16, 2017 at 10:12)
He really does great interviews...
(Aug 16, 2017 at 10:55)
Just Fake It Til You Make It ... that's a motto to live by.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 7:49)
Anyone can explain what are the weird bracelets some rider wear??
(Aug 16, 2017 at 8:05)
those are their timing chips
(Aug 16, 2017 at 5:14)
"I've stopped counting" YEP.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 14:41)
Probably the best video ever... Cheers to PRIVATEERS!!!
(Aug 16, 2017 at 4:41)
Great video, really interesting to hear from the privateers!
(Aug 16, 2017 at 6:10)
(Aug 16, 2017 at 7:50)
"Do it for the right reasons" RatBoy"
(Aug 15, 2017 at 18:09)
Living in a van down by the river but seriously I Martin mauled a corner the other day
(Aug 16, 2017 at 15:32)
Fake it to ya make it
(Aug 15, 2017 at 19:59)
I was surprised at the $6k and $10k number being thrown out there. What the hell are they including in that cost, the bike?
Should be able to do it WAY cheaper, imo. Even if coming over seas.
(Aug 15, 2017 at 20:03)
Upt o $3K in flights easy, plus transfers to Whistler, accomodation, insurance, food, entry, etc. Easy to get to $5K even if you're only doing the race, let alone staying for a holiday. Travelling with bikes makes everything more expensive.
(Aug 15, 2017 at 20:42)
: When you're american your money goes twice as far and the plane ride is much cheaper.
Even a hotel in Whistler for a few weeks would be over a grand.
(Aug 15, 2017 at 22:54)
And bear in mind currencies as well, if an Aussie says 10K, that's not the same thing as if an American or Canadian says that figure. I agree with the other points as well .
(Aug 15, 2017 at 23:56)
Quick rough estimate conversion:
$10k Australian = $7,800 US. Canadian $ is essentially on par with Australian $
$10k New Zealand = $7,200 US.
$10k Hong Kong = $1,280 US
goal is to make the trip for under $10,000 Hong Kong dollars for sure.
But seriously, hats off to the Privateer. Long may they live, and may some pro rider actually buy the beer for them.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 5:56)
'Should be able to do it WAY cheaper, imo. Even if coming over seas.' - Yup, lazy bastards could have swam.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 9:30)
: good luck finding a hotel for a few weeks for anywhere near a grand. I stayed for 14 nights for $4500 for accommodation alone, but I'm not staying in some shitty hostel and having AC and bike valet is worth it. They also drive the price up for Crankworx.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 11:32)
: 3k in flights??? Maybe if you're coming from Pakistan.
Western Canada to just about anywhere in Europe runs 700 - 1300 CAD round trip. Tack on an extra $200 for Oceania. A bike adds $50-$150 each way depending on the airline.
Food should cost ~$25 per day, max. Hotels will run 120-150/night during Crankworx but if you're smart you're sharing, so let's say $65. Without looking it up I'd guess a transfer runs about $100 each way from YVR at the high end.
Insurance is a tough one because it's so variable, but I recently spent 2 weeks climbing and skiing in Europe and insured myself for about $120 so let's roll with that. Race entry is what, like $300?
That totals out to roughly $3000-4000 CAD for 2 weeks in Whistler, including the race and without in any way dirtbagging it. Add in some discretionary spending like booze and lift tickets and you might, MIGHT get above $5000 for the full 2 weeks. Just coming for the race would be cheaper, but the cost per night would be much higher.
People get taken for a ride in places like Whistler because they don't take the time to familiarize themselves with the place they're traveling to. They then end up throwing money at logistical issues that planning could have prevented. It doesn't help that Whistler and other such tourist traps are very well designed to take advantage of that fact.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 14:06)
Beer money. It's all in beer money.
(Aug 16, 2017 at 15:48)
: holy shizha
This is why I tent. Haha omg
(Aug 16, 2017 at 19:32)
: $25 a day for food . maybe if you can make every meal yourself .
(Aug 17, 2017 at 10:21)
: Whistler still has grocery stores right? Pretty easy to take care of most breakfasts, snacks and lunches yourself with just a hotel mini fridge. Mix in some decent but not exorbitant sit down dinners, a few donair or pizza nights and the occasional grocery store rotisserie chicken, bag of salad mix, etc and keeping the average around $25 a day shouldn't be too hard. Someone who was thinking ahead might pack a hot plate and pot, opening up even more options for savings.
Or you could just eat 5 $5 meals from El Furniture Warehouse every day, which would be survivable, if repetitive.
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(Aug 16, 2017 at 7:16)
do drugs and have a silly haircut it would seem
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