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ryetoast edspratt's article
Mar 18, 2019 at 18:59
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10 Crankworx King & Queen Contenders
I've always found the desire to protect female athletes from trans competition amusing, especially since it's usually expressed online by men. It reminds me of the fervor to ban abortions--like women are really gonna be lining up outside planned parenthood for something to do on Friday night? Nobody WANTS to do that shit! It's completely unappealing with or without a ban. Likewise, nobody on the planet is going to undergo sex reassignment, upend their life, change their whole public persona, submit their body to humiliating public scrutiny etc just to up their chances of winning a medal. And yes, I realize the original poster was making a joke but I hear this shit so often and it's so predictably stupid it gives me hives.
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Mar 17, 2019 at 9:52
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Skied in Franconia Area. view ridelog skialpine
Mar 12, 2019 at 18:13
Mar 12, 2019
ryetoast pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 14:01
Mar 8, 2019
Qualifying Results: Windrock Pro GRT
Dang, Frida was haulin'!
ryetoast jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 9:49
Mar 8, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
I'd assume there are more opportunities for women in enduro because enduro media coverage is the same for men and women...unless I'm misremembering the recaps from last season, it's been a while. Also, enduro plays more to women rider's strengths (technique, endurance) than DH, where all the technique in the world won't save you if you don't have insanely fast reflexes and aren't strong enough to soak up insanely big hits. I think Cecile and company are just as impressive to watch as the top guys and the women's times, percentage wise, are a lot closer to the dudes in enduro than in DH. Ultimately factory teams probably want whoever's riding the bike to make it look good, and it might just be easier for women to do that on an enduro stage than a DH course. Of course whether women's race results sell bikes is another issue... Honestly as a woman I would be more likely to buy, say, a Liv if somebody put it on the podium in the EWS because that shows that despite being purple the thing can still fly and take a beating, and I'm more likely to buy a Trek because Katy Winton rips on hers and she's about my size. But then again, based on the current numbers, most bikes are gonna be sold to men, and if men don't care about women's race results, well... that's a good reason--well, it's A reason--for teams to not sponsor women.
ryetoast jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 9:26
Mar 8, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
@robito: I agree the "my personal career has proven this" crack is right up there with Steven Colbert's take on climate change deniers: "Global warming is fake because it's cold here? Wow, I guess world hunger is solved because I just ate!" That said, I think at the local/regional level it is easier for women to get some level of support than men. There are just fewer of us out there, so I feel like if you're personable, compete regularly, and don't totally suck, you'll at least be able to swing some bro, er, sis deals from a local shop or something. But if you actually are quite fast... just not fast enough to make it on the race broadcast... sorry, the LBS isn't going to fly you around the world to compete and neither is any manufacturer. I think there's kind of a catch 22 at the moment where the women's field isn't very deep, therefore it's not very interesting, therefore it doesn't get a lot of coverage, therefore fewer women are inspired to really commit to racing because they--and teams that might sponsor them--just don't see a bright future in it.
ryetoast konaworld's article
Mar 4, 2019 at 10:24
Mar 4, 2019
Finding Freedom with Metastatic Lung Cancer
@trialsracer: Depends where you are. VT has hundreds of miles of legal, public MTB trails and 0.0 miles of legal, public dirt bike trails. If you want to ride a dirt bike off-road in VT, you basically have to know a guy who has a track that his local government doesn't know about. It bad. So, uh... where are you and when should I go on vacation there?
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Mar 3, 2019 at 8:25
Mar 3, 2019
ryetoast sarahmoore's article
Mar 1, 2019 at 4:26
Mar 1, 2019
Rebecca Rusch Finishes the Brutal 350 Mile Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska
@Hand-of-Midas: where the frozen hell did you find -52F and why did you stay there long enough to want to ride a bike in it!?
Skied in Franconia Area. view ridelog skibc
Feb 23, 2019 at 11:31
Feb 23, 2019
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