Bex Baraona & Chloe Taylor Test Positive for Covid-19, Will Miss Final EWS Rounds

Sep 17, 2020 at 9:45
by Sarah Moore  
Photos of Bex Baraona by Niklas Wallner


Bex Baraona (Ibis Enduro Team) and Chloe Taylor (Privateer/Hunt Wheels) are the first Enduro World Series riders to confirm a positive Covid-19 test. They will be missing the final two rounds of the Enduro World Series in Italy.


bigquotesEarlier this week, Bex Baraona tested positive for Covid-19. She had been experiencing flu like symptoms and extreme fatigue, which prompted her to get tested. She is currently in quarantine with Chloe Taylor, whom she was traveling with, and who has also tested positive.

Bex is in good spirits and feeling better by the day. She will continue to monitor her condition closely and looks forward to making a full recovery. Unfortunately, due to her diagnosis, she will be skipping the final rounds of the 2020 EWS season in Pietra Ligure and Finale Ligure. She is gutted to be missing these races and the opportunity to be with her EWS family.

Robin Wallner, Cole Lucas, and the Ibis Enduro Team support staff have tested negative for Covid-19. They are currently in Finale, in preparation for the race this weekend.
Ibis Cycles


Photo by Niklas Wallner
Photo by Niklas Wallner


bigquotesI’m gutted to be sitting out of the last 2 EWS races but right now my health and protecting others is more important. 2020 has been a write-off and it is irritating to be sitting out of the only racing that is happening for us but it is out of my hands now that I am positive for COVID-19. I want people to act responsibly and with caution because even after taking all precaution and treating the virus seriously, I’m sitting here in quarantine recovering from it. Good luck to all the racers this weekend, stay safe and be sensible! For more info on my first hand experience contracting COVID-19/displaying symptoms- head over to my instagram (@bex_baraona) over the next few days.Bex Baraona

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Photo of Chloe Taylor by Duncan Philpott


bigquotesReally gutted to not be able to finish the season after contacting COVID-19. We were the unlucky ones, even after taking every precaution and following local guidelines. It’s no surprise it’s such a global issue after I had mild symptoms and not even a high temperature. I’d urge everyone to take an unwell feeling extremely seriously for the safety of others. It can be a difficult decision to make and whilst out here to race bikes, it can be hard to stop the fun but I am glad we made the right call. Time to recover and get back to full health... Let's hope for better circumstances in 2021.Chloe Taylor

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We wish them both a quick recovery.


Photo by Niklas Wallner
The Ibis Enduro Team was ranked first after EWS Zermatt with Robin Wallner and Bex Baraona both finising 6th, Cole Lucas finishing 14th and Louisde Margareta Paulin winning the Women Masters category.



153 Comments

  • 61 2
 Oh no. Lets hope its not severe cases and they are healthy soon.
  • 63 89
flag excavator666 (Sep 17, 2020 at 12:19) (Below Threshold)
 They're not. Just like most of them.
  • 34 22
 @excavator666: "just like most of them."
"Most" cases aren't severe? Possible.. I'm not really big on virology.
Might be better to provide empirical evidence (or any) instead of blanket statements, tho.

No matter. Would just be nice if one thought about the accessory effects. For example: my friend who has cancer (immunocompromised) and a family. Or my mother in law (70s) who helps us take care of our kids.

To be fair I took your comment out of a few possible contexts.
  • 38 21
 @ssteve: you don’t have to be big in virology to be able to read numbers, do you?
Take Italy as an example: despite thousands of people testing positive due to continuous testing, most of them are actually either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. The proof is that, since June, at any given moment, we haven’t had more than 50 people in intensive care throughout the whole country. Despite these numbers, people keep freaking out because, somewhere along the way, they got convinced that asymptomatic carriers = Covid cases
  • 19 15
 @ghirox85: alright. I like that you started with a subtle insult, based on exactly zero argument against your argument(s).

Not being a scientist doing research in your country may have influenced my ability to have numbers on hand (I /may/ I have other things that are more important), but I guess that's my fault. Yes, I know I can google things. Moving on..

It's really great, that in your country, things are getting better. The argument about symptomatic vs. asymptomatic carriers was far... In fact incredibly far, from anything that I posted, but ok..

If you were to (maybe a bit more carefully this time) read my reply to the original post, you might understand what I was trying to say.
  • 14 4
 @ssteve: My apologies if you felt insulted by me saying you don’t need to be an expert to be able to read numbers. And yes, I know, we are all busy... yet we find the time to comment Pinkbike articles.
In any case, excavator666 made a simple statement about the two girls being fine which you contested saying that he has no title to say so. I was simply trying to say that, based on actual numbers, excavator666 is probably correct and expanded on why that is by describing today’s situation in the country I live in. This is why I don’t think my reply was off topic
  • 3 12
flag ssteve (Sep 17, 2020 at 23:34) (Below Threshold)
 @ghirox85: okay then. Good luck with that.
  • 47 0
 When you are feeling better, you will read all the crazy comments and hopefully find some positive ones like this, wishing you a speedy recovery and hoping to see you both shred soon. You got this!
  • 21 0
 Here's hoping for a quick and complete recovery.
  • 31 0
 And without permanent lung damage Frown
God of cardio in our riding group got it and is absolutely f#*%ed.
  • 27 3
 @DirkMcClerkin: Or heart issues. My dad got tagged and I'm worried that he's gonna have to live with it from here on. People who try to minimize this thing need a boot up their ass.
  • 6 0
 @roma258: so many people need the boot
  • 9 0
 Been following them since the start of the pandemic. They put out pretty interesting videos. Wish them the best!
  • 12 6
 What is the EWS racer version of "taking all precautions, treating the virus seriously, following local guidelines"? Because it didn't work.
  • 19 3
 It appeared to include playing silly games with other riders at zermatt for a video
  • 3 0
 Get well soon ladies! May all those great vibes you put out to the world come back to you ☺
  • 17 15
 That sucks, but this is just the beginning, I fear. Covfefe-19 is ablaze again in the EU. Edit - Oof Uff Da for Norge
  • 93 6
 “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” - Stable Genius (Feb. 27, 2020)

Hoping these ladies come through with mild cases and no long term consequences. Be safe.
  • 29 142
flag DRomy (Sep 17, 2020 at 10:13) (Below Threshold)
 @chacou: I'm sorry, but can we for just one minute focus more on positive support for these riders rather than using it as another sad excuse to try to dunk on Trump.

Get well soon, gals!
  • 30 42
flag suspended-flesh (Sep 17, 2020 at 10:19) (Below Threshold)
 @DRomy: ...and you end it with 'Gals'? C'mon breh.
  • 146 30
 @DRomy: there are almost 200,000 lives lost, and it comes out he knew how devastating a virus it was and then lied about it.

No, he doesn’t get a pass. Ever.

Bye Don
  • 26 9
 @endlessblockades: but are they not Gals? Granted they may identify differently but Gals is not an insult.
  • 22 8
 @MonkeyBadgerBoy: That was yesterday. Every day is a new landmine.
  • 64 3
 @endlessblockades: it's a reference to Gowaan Gals of which Bex is a founder.
Move along... Nothing needs signalling here...
  • 4 6
 @Dropthedebt: Gownann, mate! Poor attempt at PC hectoring on my part.
  • 13 6
 @endlessblockades: signal first, as questions later
  • 42 13
 @DRomy: Nope, Trump lied 196,277 died (to date), and his cultists continue to try to push alternative narratives and make excuses.
  • 44 5
 @DRomy: what's the difference between a garbanzo bean and a chickpea? Trump never had a garbanzo bean on his face.
  • 12 56
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 11:45) (Below Threshold)
 @ReformedRoadie: Gosh. Hate to see who you blame for the flu every year. Yikes!
  • 27 9
 @chacou: the people down voting this,,,I mean it's recorded in an interview he agreed to. I don't get it. I mean he could actually shot someone on live TV and there are people who would be fine with it. It is mind blowing...
Perhaps it is people who don't want politics coming into PB. But, shit, there the racing season is F'd, there are issues getting bikes and parts, and I went extended periods where riding with anyone was a potential issue. So to some degree, it is relevant.
  • 11 32
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 11:51) (Below Threshold)
 @chacou: Are you a health care professional? Because I am a RN of 22 years working in hospice and a nursing home. I would say unless you are front and center, and know the fine details, I'd ratchet it back a bit. But hey, what do I know.
  • 35 7
 @ridesmoothbro: Ok,,,you're a health professional and you think Trump handled this well and it is comparable to the flu? wow
  • 5 32
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 11:58) (Below Threshold)
 @ReformedRoadie: I'm not entertaining your assumptions.
  • 5 23
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 12:04) (Below Threshold)
 @ReformedRoadie: ok i will. But just for a minute. Approx 140 million, thats 140,000,000 US folks got the flu vaccine last year. Approx 50,000 died from the flu. So. How many would have died from the flu if no vaccine? Im not saying one is less then the other. Your turn.
  • 37 7
 @ridesmoothbro: I need to be a healthcare professional to understand that the person holding one of the most powerful positions in the world is a completely incompetent pathological liar?
  • 20 2
 @ridesmoothbro: are the 50M from the vaccinated population, or the entire US population? (just asking to clarify your statement, taking your statics at face value)
My understanding of the flu vaccine is that is effectiveness varies from year to year and is someone of a guess on the various strains of flu out there.
Is the virulence or fatality rate of the flu on par with the COVID 19 virus? Does the flu cause long term health issues in otherwise healthy individuals?
  • 4 19
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 12:24) (Below Threshold)
 @chacou: On health care issues? Yes is the answer to your question if you are questioning health care topics. Yes
  • 14 7
 @chacou: Although it is a standard requirement to be a completely incompetent pathological liar to be a leader of any Nation on the planet.
Be it Bush or Blair, Merkel or Macron, Donny or Barry, Boris or Vlad...
Show me one who has ever been completely honest about anything they have pushed or promoted on their people...
Answers on a postcard...
  • 5 14
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 12:28) (Below Threshold)
 @ReformedRoadie: Good questions. 50K deaths just to correct. I dont have those numbers on if theu were vaccinated. Even worse if they were I guess. The numbers are getting closer to the flu in survival rate. There is many times more testing going on for covid than flu. That being said, if there was a vaccine, which we all can agree would be good, I wonder what the rate would be as you are absolutely correct, its effectiveness does vary. We had 2 residents die of flu 2 years ago. Weve had 2 over 85 residents get covid and not even a sniffle. So what I am saying is the flu is no joke.
  • 5 12
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 12:31) (Below Threshold)
 @ReformedRoadie: Yes. I have seen folks get the flu then require oxygen moving forward. There are long term repercussions in the elderly. My area of expertise which is the most vulnerable for both viruses.
  • 13 3
 @ridesmoothbro: I didn't think I was debating healthcare topics. Simply referencing a quote and statistics, facts. But your responses make me think you're maybe one of those nurses/people that believes that the Covid death toll in the US is fabricated. Yeah my 92 year old grandmother whom was buried yesterday in South Dakota died from natural causes, she had health issues as many that age do. It probably wasn't Covid that took her life, and I doubt she's reflected in the numbers, however she did test positive for Covid two weeks ago, along with peers in her nursing home in South Dakota. Their nursing home had been covid free for weeks/months. She was put in isolation, and we're being told that there's an asymptomatic nurse that also tested positive in the home. Sturgis was probably lots of fun though. But what do I know.
  • 4 12
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 12:42) (Below Threshold)
 @chacou: Thanks for your assumption.
  • 4 12
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 12:43) (Below Threshold)
 @chacou: Let me look back real quick and see what I assumed of you......hmm. Couldnt find anything.
  • 7 1
 @ridesmoothbro: Apologies for the assumption, it's not fair as I don't know you. Take care, be safe.
  • 4 8
flag ridesmoothbro (Sep 17, 2020 at 12:52) (Below Threshold)
 @chacou: Fair enough. And although we may not agree on some things I can tell you this, I am truly sorry for the loss of your Grandma.
  • 7 7
 @ReformedRoadie: I will piss my pants with laughter if he wins again after reading this!
Bye Don could yet turn into Welcome back Don.
  • 5 1
 @ridesmoothbro: Thanks, appreciate it.
  • 2 0
 @onlyDH: So true - it's 2020
  • 9 1
 @Dropthedebt: You're really including Putin with the others? interesting...that's next level cynicism
None of the others have the same genuine Bond villain quality...
  • 9 10
 @ReformedRoadie: When anyone gets to the top of a political pyramid of any Nation, it is guaranteed they have blatantly lied, dismissed the needs of at least one social grouping, used their position for financial gain above the stated salary, promoted persons above their qualification for nepotistic or political gain, been complicit in deaths of their own citizens and those of foreign nations through policy or "looking away".
We are in an age of the Kakistocracy.
  • 5 4
 @Dropthedebt: if you can't see the differences, lord help you.
  • 6 6
 @ddd: will the Lord help you elaborate on your extremely vague comment so I can better formulate a response?
  • 8 2
 @Dropthedebt: Yeah but Boris, Vlad and Trump don’t even bother to try and hide it now though, it’s like “yeah I’m lying, you know it, I know it, I’m denying it so what you gonna do about it?
  • 5 4
 @kipvr: this is true... Hence a Kakistocracy.
Memory holes & double-speak... The Party must prevail.
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength.
  • 8 7
 @Dropthedebt: I’ve done all of those things and I’m only the leader of a family of four. What hope is there of pleasing everyone, when everyone is millions of people? Being the leader of a country is an impossible job if the goal is to cater to everyone’s needs. There comes a point when one thinks f*ck it - I’m going to please myself and those who are pleased by the same things as me are in luck. To all the complainers: let them run for office if they’re that bothered.

The thing I find most frustrating about being the leader of a family is that everyone looks to me for leadership, but if they don’t like the road I’m leading us down they will let me know about it. Now take that and multiply it by 25 million and that’s what Boris is dealing with. It certainly takes a “special” character to desire such a position.
  • 5 3
 @jaame: lol he is definitely a "special" character... Damn, they all are.
  • 14 4
 I absolutely adore the down voting of truth. Step outside your political bubble and realise your getting f#*=@d whoever wins. Doesn't matter if your Blue or Red, Elephant or Mule, in Europe or Out of Europe... You are being pounded hard and fast with just sand for lube.
  • 5 8
 @chacou: I got 4 down votes for expressing condolences. If that isnt crazy I dont know what is.
  • 4 6
 @ridesmoothbro: why are people so insecure about downvotes? who cares. move on. it's just pinkbike.
  • 9 1
 @jaame: The leader or the breadwinner? If you’re raising those kids and doing everything yourself, hats off. If you’re calling yourself the family leader because you bring home the bacon and get to make all the decisions while your wife takes care of the kids, well.. this would be Ignorant crooked politician mentality, right?
  • 6 13
flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 2:59) (Below Threshold)
 @ReformedRoadie:
Damn, your comment really proves how dumb most Americans are...
The American way, blame everything on the President whether he be right or left, blue or red, and moan about shit you dont understand. What so many Americans, United States humans dont understand, is the simple fact of "population."

Take New Zealand - Small Country, Small population, a virus has less effective range of travel and interaction between gathering and groups of individuals, the NZ population is just over 4.8m people - that is literally one of the 50 something states in the USA. So it has been easier to control, by forcing restrictions and stopping the movement or human interaction.

The USA, Large population, Large Country, greater gatherings and groups of people in clustered areas, 320something million people. A virus is more likely to spread quickly due to the human connection and a greater population amount - simple common sense and proven facts.

Oh and another thing, the Corona Virus, Covid-19 or whateved the F@k they call it now is a virus that is constantly changing and getting worse, it adapts to its enviroment and thrives because nothing has been able to stop it, kinda like cancer cells, once they catch onto a source/host/carrier they grow to the point that nothing can stop them. Covid-19 is simply put: "an impossible virus" to control because it is always changing and adapting to its enviroment.

But like most Americans - who don't do their research, moan about their President and live inside a bubble. NEWS FLASH: TRUMP WINS 2020.

Dayumn I wish you Liberals could grow a pair of balls and man the F@k up to reality outside of your leftist echo chambers.
  • 3 10
flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 3:00) (Below Threshold)
 @chacou: Your either full of shit, delusional, lack common sense or a mouth piece for your own stupidity..
Pick one.
  • 2 1
 @cuban-b: True. Not insecure. Just a bit sad that in the sport I love, that is usually so laid back, there are so many that truly have that kind vitriol. But you are right.
  • 8 2
 @SassyTheSasquatch:@SassyTheSasquatch: I don't even know where to begin with your stupidity. Yes the United States is a large country with a large population, 3rd in the world in fact. Yes smaller countries, if putting the right measures in place can more effectively control the Covid-19 virus. Now let's look at China (1st in population by the way) and the spread of the virus there. By all accounts they should be into the tens of millions by now. Don't trust China's reporting? Ok. Let's look at India. Yes they are 2nd in cases, but their population far exceeds the US population and should by all measures be in the tens of millions. Oh wait they are also much poorer than the US and should by all accounts be less adept at controlling the virus. See where I'm going here yet?

Is Covid-19 all Trump's fault? No not by a long shot, but when you have the "leader of the free world" coming on air and saying the director fo the CDC must be confused and must not understand the facts, that could be a problem. If you lived here you would see by a large margin that Trump supporters do not wear mask or do not believe the virus is a serious problem and those evil liberals are the cause of Covid-19. You know it's just a hoax, because the evil liberals caused it in the whole world too. This is the backwards thinking that causes issues.

The fact is the Covid-19 virus is not an "impossible virus". It can be controlled if the citizens of a country pull together instead of apart. Taiwan so close to China by all accounts should be ravaged by the virus. Are they? Nope. It's because they take things like this seriously. It's not a conservative or liberal thing. We in the US have made it that way because our president has made it that way. If we had a president that was an actual leader regardless of personal faults, then we would pull together in a somewhat better fashion than we have now.

Closing in on 6 million cases and over 200,000 deaths is not what I would want to be leading the world in. You know since we are the best at everything.
  • 9 1
 @SassyTheSasquatch: So is Australia not similar in the fact that population is concentrated in cities, primarily on the coasts, with large expanses of unpopulated areas in the iterior?
Do they not have "large gatherings and groups of people in clustered areas?"

On a percentage basis, are they anywhere near the amount of cases and deaths as US?

And Trump is not conservative / republican...he is inept. There are a growing number of republicans have grown a pair of balls and have broken from the party. I would take 8 years of Mitt Romney over Trump. So it really isn't about left or right politics.

Wow,,,your post was a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
  • 5 1
 @emptybe-er: Go on, please. Tell me something else about myself.

@ReformedRoadie in my opinion the big reason why America in particular has failed to control the virus is because Americans value freedom of choice. In Asia, people are less selfish and more likely to do as they're told. In China, you can't leave your house if the authorities have been around and welded the door shut. In Taiwan, not catching Covid is ranking number one in the public's opinion of what is important in life. It's an interesing one because they don't seem to care as much about how many people are getting killed and maimed in road accidents on a daily basis. The piss poor standard of driving in Taiwan has been a problem for at least 20 years - probably since the first automobile was imported. It's curious to me that there is no public appetite to fix the problem - then Covid turns up and the TW response has been an example to the world, literally.
In the UK the government's response has also been pretty shite, but at the end of the day if I have the choice between the cops coming and gluing my doors and windown shut so I can't get out of the house until they tell me I am allowed, and taking my chances on maybe catching Covid and if I do, probably not dying, then I will take the latter. People who blame Boris Johnson for not forcing people to stay indoors (except for the BLM protests - Covid had a day off that weekend) would also be screaming bloody murder if he nailed everyone's doors shut. They literally decide if they like the leader or not and if not, everything he or she does is wrong.
  • 2 0
 @SassyTheSasquatch: LOL "echo chamber" is what people say when others dont agree with their own echo chamber. project much?
  • 2 2
 @SassyTheSasquatch: I think you must have made tea from a Gympie-Gympie plant because something turned you into full-on, fake-ass, Fox News script reader. Are you you sure you are even Australian, because I've never met one that thinks anywhere near as backward and Trumpian as you are pretending (I hope) to....
  • 1 1
 @endlessblockades: its a burner account for another user
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 @cuban-b: Makes sense.
  • 1 6
flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 14:53) (Below Threshold)
 @trumble1976:
Ok then, know it all American, like you all are, full of yourselves and often the loud mouthed dipshit who tells everyone else he's right before actually using their brain and doing proper research... if it isnt an impossible virus, why is it still a major issue, why hasnt a cure been found. Viruses such as swine flu, bird flu, etc. Have almost disappeared, we hear nothing about them, was a cure a found? how have those been able to be controlled...
The reason why covid-19 is considered an impossible virus is due to that very fact, "it is ever changing and adapting to its enviroment," since the first outbreak there have been several different versions of covid-19..
  • 2 7
flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:02) (Below Threshold)
 @ReformedRoadie:
Mitt Romney is a RHINO a poor excuse for a republican, he needs to shift parties to where he belongs, sucking off Nancy Pelosi's tit.
Australia's population is alot smaller than its land mass, so it is therefore Spread out across it states with the larger population being found in the cities. The Federal government has put responsibility onto the state run governments for Covid-19 related issues, states that didn't need to lockdown didnt and so on, based on how active the virus has been in each state. Various restrictions were put in place, traveling within a certain distance of your home. And only purchasing of essentials very similar to what New Zealand is doing now, controlling the virus by region.
Trump did however give this responsibility to each state owned government, but every single f@king democratic state governor and government decided to play politics and point the blame at the President for their incompetence, for example New York and California, Minnesota... the list goes on.
  • 2 0
 HIV has been controlled but not 'cured'. This shit ain't easy, but we're on it.
  • 3 0
 @SassyTheSasquatch: if anyone is full of themselves and sucking tit, it's you. just read your own posts LOL
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flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:08) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b: you're the same douche bag that goes on just about every pinkbike post and comments your toxicity and blatant bull shit leftist propaganda, your own opinionate narrative, all just for attention.. so instead being the common dipshit telling other people that they are wrong and you're correct ABOUT EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN, Piss off back to your cockroach infested hole and maybe think about getting a Job, you know, a primary source of income, instead of living off of the government like all you leftists/liberals do.
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flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:09) (Below Threshold)
 @endlessblockades:
SPOILER ALERT: TRUMP WINS 2020.

now go have a cry.
  • 4 0
 @SassyTheSasquatch: triggered? LOL. is that you, Butch? Wink

it's super obvious that the only propaganda here is coming from you.
  • 1 7
flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:11) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b: @endlessblockades:

Why don't you go suck each others cocks, since you're soo agreeable with each other.

Dipshits.
  • 3 0
 @SassyTheSasquatch: LOL keep it going. you seem upset - let it out.
  • 1 5
flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:14) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b: do you Americans ever Sleep?
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flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:15) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b: I don't use the word 'triggered' thats for soy boys, liberals and leftists.. get me?
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flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:15) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b: keep it going American.. ive got all day... actually no I don't, I have a life...
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flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:17) (Below Threshold)
 @endlessblockades:
Why Don't you blame HIV on just about every President since the 80s then... since your real good at blaming Presidents for every single issue you Americans stumble upon...
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 @SassyTheSasquatch: go on, tell us more Big Grin
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flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:23) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b:
I'm not upset, I'm just confused that you are on Pinkbike rather than FaceBook.. because facebook is where dipshits who spread propaganda should be, i'm just calling them out. I thought pinkbike was biking related? Not politics?
But you are the one those same users who pop up in just about every comment on Pink Bike that is soo political about everything... are you frustrated and unsatisfied with your life that you have to perpetrate your crap onto just about every free-thinking person? Huh?
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 @SassyTheSasquatch: but YOU talk about politics and want people to think one way - it's so obvious to everyone LOL. so if you're not upset, your posts are one of a perfectly calm person? ok, butch.
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flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 15:35) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b: Quite frankly I couldn't care less how or what you think, we are all entitled to our own beliefs, values and opinions right? (Even if sometimes we push past the facts and subscribe to a news source that fits our narratives and emotions)... it's when people like you perpetrate and force your opinions and beliefs onto others, I call you out and do the same thing back, because why not right?
Oh btw, if your are still subscribing to the leftist media and politics and you still think liberally and rather than practically and logically in these times, thats completely upto you, but it is quite stupid to be honest in my humble opinion... Smile
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 @SassyTheSasquatch: wow u literally contradict yourself in your own post. Your desperation is showing
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 @cuban-b: And you don't??!!
Wow, just wow, a raging leftist with some cheek... not surprised.. Would like to meet you face to face, nah actually I wouldn't... cause you'd probably end up calling me a nazi or a racist or bigot or whatever the F@k you leftists call free-thinking people who dont agree with you...
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 @SassyTheSasquatch: all your propaganda and deflection wont distract people from the fact that you are a burner account. it's ok, butch, you'll be back on top one day. i actually feel sorry for you. i wish you good mental health, my fellow MTBer Frown
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flag SassyTheSasquatch (Sep 18, 2020 at 16:57) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b:
Ohh you're Californian, right yes, I have been wasting my time.. the Californian bubble is truly hard to burst nowadays (though there are some really great californians I know).. speaking of mental health, its currently 4:53am in California right now, either you don't sleep, you start work early - actually no... leftists don't work - or you've been up real late rioting and just got back home to your abode under the overpass.
Have a good life dude...
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 @SassyTheSasquatch: your math skills match the rest of your intellect - nice work in outing yourself single digit IQ .
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 @GeorgeHayduke:


Looks like that kook got banned again
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 @endlessblockades: There’s a part of me that empathizes with him.

HAHAHA who am I kidding?!?!
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 @SassyTheSasquatch: making rioting or looting in the comment section is considered casually racist according to pinkbike.

Also cuban b, not surprisingly you're here. Smokes gone dude, go ride.
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 @pistol2ne: if the things you said about looters weren't racist, then you're confident enough to repeat it to prove how you were wronged. Tell your side of the story.
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 @cuban-b: My comment was, and I'll repeat it. "don't you have some looting to attend to?" to fellow bay area (oakland) resident pinkbike user.

I was banned for trolling and casual racism. The trolling is whatever and not here to argue that . The casual racism, was because of the above as noted in a private message from Pinkbike.

If they're going to slap me with trolling because they think we need to cool off, whatever. But to label me being "casually racist" because of that comment is pretty comical imo.
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 @pistol2ne: Awesome. And the article you posted about genetic superiority was also interesting. What was that link again? Genuinely curious.
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 @cuban-b: Lol, I didn't post anything about genetic superiority. Because I'm awake, and not woke, doesn't mean I'm insane (or a supremacist). Come on dude. I did post a link to a book about critical race theory and how it's bad for everyone.
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 @pistol2ne: This space belongs to Pinkbike. If you want to test the limits, fine, but you may well get shut down. They don't owe individual posters any 'Freedom of Speech'. They can apply whatever standards they believe are in the best interest of their business model.
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 @endlessblockades: Absolutely their prerogative. Also it's a Canadian AND a private company so more than within their power to do whatever they see fit. Doesn't change my mind about how I think one of the reasons I was banned was comical.
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 @pistol2ne: Last time I got banned was by an algorithmic decision, not a human monitoring us grubs in the compost heap. Don't take it personally.
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 Get well soon
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 Noooo. Gowaan
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 I hope they recover quickly and haven’t spread it to others before they were tested
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 Thats poor show. Hope you both recover quickly.
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 Lol, if you are traveling and competing in an ews race you aren't really "taking all precaution." Staying at home and doing solo rides is taking all precaution and treating the virus seriously. Bat virus bad, get well soon.
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 Not everyone can WFH.
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 "gutted" is used in mountain biking like "unprecedented" is used in the news.
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 get well soon ladies.
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 Get well soon xx
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 Get well soon.
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 I hope you feel better and the flu goes away for you.
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 Oof
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 #fightclub Beer
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 does anyone get the common cold now or is just china flu-19?
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 Fantasy reshuffle.
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 THEYVE BEEN SMOOCHIN
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 Snogging someone with corona is definitely not the alpha move
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 @jaame: I watched Archer on FXX (USA) last night and damn Snoop Dogg pops up during the commercials promoting Corona...
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 @Dropthedebt: is he still ready to put this dick on you?
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 @jaame: Out of his coma now and back with his own special brand of humility, compassion and respect for other people... Or do you mean Snoop? lol
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