Video: How Gnarly is Les Gets? - Inside the Tape at the DH World Champs 2022

Aug 27, 2022 at 3:59
by Pinkbike Originals  

With the storm clouds rolling in and the track conditions changing, what will this mean for the final results on race day?

Produced by Sleeper Collective.


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 Nooooo!!!!! Ben Cathro spreading misinformation about the speed of sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Counting seconds between lightening and thunder -> 1 second DOES NOT equal a mile.

Sound does not travel a mile a second. Moving at about 340 meters per second is about a thousand feet per second.


Spread the word people. Why has this become such a commonly mistaken basic fact!?!?!?!?

Sincerely, one very annoyed physics teacher.
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flag initforthedonuts (Aug 27, 2022 at 7:06) (Below Threshold)
Dude, go ride your bike.
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 But what if the French downhill rider is travelling towards the incoming storm at 74km/hr?
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 @initforthedonuts: bro, go to school
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 Checks out
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 @UPBike speed of sound is 343m/s at sea level at 20C. Les Gets is above 1000m so is going to be slower.

Glad I was never in your physics class (laughing Biology teacher)
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 @mtb-scotland: Well played..... : )
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 Does Ben remember the entire track in his head? Reason 150 I’m not a pro racer lol.
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 So does everyone ride with their phones now, ya? Why not mount em on the bars and have live data
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