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robwhynot SCOTT-Sports's article
Jun 15, 2018 at 4:37
Jun 15, 2018
Video: Big Senders & Hot Lines With Vinny T & Friends
neat to see the flex in the rear wheel slow mo shots.
robwhynot Voreis's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 6:46
Jun 14, 2018
Video: Kirt Voreis & His Drone Buddy
@showmethemountains: Absolutely. The fact that an MD was his only walk-in option is one of if not the key underlying problem. Universal healthcare in this country hasn't quite figured out the mental side of health quite yet, and some provinces are further behind than others. Buddy just happens to live in one of the most out of date areas.
robwhynot pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 6:39
Jun 14, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Bikes for Smaller Riders, & Saddle Suggestions
The primary reason I wear a chamois isn't padding but for moisture control. They're designed to wick moisture well away from the skin to minimize irritation due to moisture. Easy to illustrate, rub your hands together when super dry and compare to rubbing them together when moist and clammy. The padding is nice for longer rides, but the moisture control is the primary value of a chamois, imho. I sweat like crazy... no chamois on a long sit down ride is almost a guaranteed sore taint for a few days.
robwhynot Voreis's article
Jun 12, 2018 at 9:44
Jun 12, 2018
Video: Kirt Voreis & His Drone Buddy
@wpplayer18: Is there a difference? clinically, yeah. But really, who cares? Everyone is so caught up in the labels around mental health - probably because there remains such stigma. It's stupid. Countless times I've heard shit like "oh, he's not depressed, he can get out of bed in the morning and get shit done". Just 'cause a person isn't crying under their covers doesn't mean they aren't feeling somewhat unwell mentally. When I have the sniffles people around work generally express condolences. Nobody (except for ultra douches) holds back and says, "oh, it's just allergies, you're not actually sick". Mental health, like physical health (why we draw a distinction is beyond me) ranges widely along a spectrum, labelling, categorizing and the like only leads to stigmatizing and isn't good for anybody. The point is, we all, or at least most of us, go through periods of poor mental wellness. Some push through it, by burying or managing, others don't. One of my best buds just about when over the edge this year. He desperately struggled to find professional help because he didn't fit into the "classic" definitions of mental sickness. He actually had an MD tell him that if he admits to being suicidal or makes a threat against a member of his family he can get him help asap, otherwise there were limited options for a well-to-do middle aged man who was simply struggling to cope with all the things life threw at him in a short span of time. The flip side being if he did declare either of those feelings he'd be institutionalized and treated somewhat like a criminal. That's fucked; we really need to open our minds to different perspectives on mental health. In the meantime, if we know someone who struggles the best thing we can do is encourage them. I've been there, caught up in life and not wanting to go through the mundane steps to go for a ride - yeah, even when its as simple as putting on shoes and spinning down the road - but my buddy is persistent and keeps opening the door. He makes it easy, offers to pick me up, is flexible in his ride times... gives me less excuses. It works, I get out for a ride, and feel a shitload better for days afterward. I dunno who I'd be without my "drone buddy". So forget the labels, just be a drone buddy. Somebody in your life will thank you for helping them get out for a ride.
robwhynot pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 11, 2018 at 10:02
Jun 11, 2018
Team Videos: Leogang World Cup DH 2018
@mi-bike: Each race there's usually about 5 or 6 team vids released??? It's amazing content and unbelievable how fast some teams turn them out, not complaining on that front. My point is that exposure is currency of sponsor-supported sports so it surprises me that more of the factory teams don't put as much focus on documenting and releasing team video content. Seems like a missed opportunity for some teams.
robwhynot pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 11, 2018 at 9:24
Jun 11, 2018
Team Videos: Leogang World Cup DH 2018
Surprised more of the factory teams don't publish videos after races. Hours of content generated with the only real additional cost being the videography services.
robwhynot pinkbikeaudience's article
May 27, 2018 at 5:23
May 27, 2018
robwhynot pinkbikeaudience's article
May 27, 2018 at 5:21
May 27, 2018
Opening Weekend Survey 2018: What People Are Riding at the Whistler Bike Park
@dglass: Some "interesting" bits that could be gleaned from this data: 1. How many riders mix/match brakes and drivetrain? Would be neat to see how many 1x riders are rockking lots of shimano stuff except drivetrain, see ho wbig they missed by taking so bloody long to bring a solid offering to the market. 2. Do people match kit? we have the brand of goggles, helmet, kit, etc. Would be interesting to see how many people are all matched and I'm sure the comment section would have fun with that one. 3. Who wears pads and no neckbrace? seems odd, doesn't it? protect ones sexy elbows but not take precaution against lifelong disability. 4. How many riders are "purists" - no goggles, no gloves, no armour? 5. Do trailbike riders or DH riders more likely to wear clips? Could be surprising answer. Too bad the PB community struggles to see the diff between constructive feedback and trolling. Sucks that suggesting something could be better is misinterpreted as a slam on the article. And millennials get bent when we say their fragile... oh the irony.
robwhynot pinkbikeaudience's article
May 27, 2018 at 5:08
May 27, 2018
Opening Weekend Survey 2018: What People Are Riding at the Whistler Bike Park
@dglass: They expanded the sample size to 300 people and invested at least one person's time if not more gathering the data. Just sayin' it would be more interesting to 1. vary how the info is presented beyond straight lists of %'s - basic bar charts and pies would make the article more digestable and 2. a couple of simple stats like "we noticed that riders who commonly rode X also rode Y". As a numbers and data guy, I simply stated a fact, the article is interesting, but could be more interesting with a couple examples of how. PB puts a ton of effort into researching, writing and presenting some wicked content and I feel this one, as an article the readership anticipates, could be taken to another level. But apparently the PB community likes lists of numbers and disagrees that some insightful stats and visually appealing presentation would be more interesting. To each their own.
robwhynot pinkbikeaudience's article
May 25, 2018 at 6:40
May 25, 2018
Opening Weekend Survey 2018: What People Are Riding at the Whistler Bike Park
It's interesting at best. Statistically, doesn't tell us much the way it is presented. Be much more interesting presented with infographics and correlation data.
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