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Podcast: Dean Lucas on Getting a Private Jet Home from World Cups

Nov 19, 2021 at 15:55
by Sarah Moore  

Getting back to Australia after the World Cup season finished was no joke for Dean Lucas. His flight home ended up costing more than $10,000.

Listen to the full three-hour Gypsy Tales podcast below.


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 Shows up on the home page right underneath the article about the bike industry trying to be carbon neutral....
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 To be fair, it would be a pretty far swim from NZ to Australia.
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 It appears his choice was being stranded on the west coast of the US or this. Airline sold him tickets to a flight that never really existed.
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 Yeah I get it, no choice and he had to get home. I was more pointing out that the article seems to be bragging about flying on a private jet as kind of a big deal. Seems pretty out of place.
  • 84 13
 love it. Like when Leonardo decaprio travels around on his yacht and private planes to lecture us about "global warming" or political clowns meet up for the G7 summit via 40 car motorcade.
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 @Pinemtn: Or Biden begging Saudi Arabia to produce more oil from Air Force one on the way to the climate summit because gas prices were getting too high and his approval rate was falling.
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flag spankthewan (Nov 19, 2021 at 21:51) (Below Threshold)
 @Pinemtn: His hypocrisy doesn't justify your poor choices.
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 @spankthewan: such as?
  • 48 1
 Okay, so I have a theory about the placement of these two articles:

It was intentional, they positioned them like that increase conflict and generate clicks.

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 @nurseben: that cuts deep
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 @spankthewan: his hypocrisy does negate the assessment of my choices as poor, however.

that is the issue. the framing of my driving/flying as a poor choice. get f*cked(to you biden or anyone else) if you think normal people aren't watching this dog and pony show...
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 Australia is not the world's 1st polluter for nothing (official sources)
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 Cognitive Dissonance. People love to virtue signal, not make actual sacrifices.
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 Also, speaking of what is and isn't making it on home page, why isn't Kyle Warner being discussed at all? We got a snippet about a photographer going after a shop for photos on their website, and THAT'S industry news, but a national level enduro racer potentially never racing again isn't?

Gunna get some flak here because this is in context to vaccines, but put the politics aside for a second, and just ask yourself, why is Pinkbike going the way it is?
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 @sherbet: What's this news about Kyle Warner?
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 @wpplayer18: He's had some health complications due to the vaccine. I'm staunchly provaxx, but the risks are real, even if they are insanely rare, but apparently his career ending isn't news anywhere as it paints the vaccine in a poor light.

But yep, tell us about a murder at Jamis. Uh huh.
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flag FoesKnows (Nov 20, 2021 at 13:14) (Below Threshold)
 @axleworthington: What absolute absolute drivel inspired by the elite left and entitles rich propaganda. Australia emissions in 2005 were 619mtCo2e. Australians emissions in 2019 were 539mtCo2e.

That is a 20% reduction, the second best in the OECD.

We are on track to reduce it by 35% to 2030.

We are hamstrung by leftist ideology about nuclear, despite ample supply and geo-techtonic suitability, and local governments with aple resources to store it. We are the third largest supplier of Uranium to the global energy system.

We are also the largest producer of the cleanest coal types which despite the simplistic meassaging in idiotic ideology powers a half of the world, much to the applause of the worlds poor and energy starved. Any non Australian coal birtn is less clean and has more environmental impcats, often coming from juistictions were waste and pollution and regulation is an option.

f*ck off with your bullshit, and f*ck COP elite gabfest of morons and their jets and gluing yourselves to roads.
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flag FoesKnows (Nov 20, 2021 at 13:17) (Below Threshold)
 @danstonQ: Didnt you French f*ckeres enter New Zealand and blow up a private anti nuclear protest vessel because of your nuclear weapon testing in the Pacific, killing someone?. f*ck you and your French classmates. Always have and always will be entitled f*cks. Go the yellow vests, protesting about unreal elite policy in the gaulic streets, tear it down lads.
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 @FoesKnows: yes, yes, yes! As an Irish person listening to constant bullshit about how our beef herd needs to be reduced because of carbon emissions I cannot empathize more with you. We produce the cleanest, grass-fed beef in the world and we have the green party retards telling us that we need to get rid of half of our herd so that we can meet our emissions targets. This is a country with no mineral exploitation to speak of, no heavy industry and a small population for the land area. But we export most of our beef and all that will happen is that countries like Brazil, which is cutting down thousands of acres a day of the amazon to make more grazing land, will pick up the slack. It makes no sense at all. COP26 and all this other shit is simply a way for these mega corporations to increase their power and influence over our lives.
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 @sherbet: Agreed, not only that but the dude has been pretty level headed on his stance and is still getting shit on from both sides of the vaccine talk.
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 The whole world has been out of place for over a year now. Don’t see any sense in your comment. @nilswalk:
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 @FoesKnows: Is that you Scott Morrison, you nutter. "Cleanest coal" ha ha ha, like "Least deadly gunshot wound" or "most well rounded murdered". Truly you're all doing the Lords work down there, keep it up!
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 @wpplayer18: This is really sad Especially that some companies are making in billions, and are not liable for those kind of problems, because governments were sold to their dubious contracts.
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flag pugafi (Nov 21, 2021 at 4:23) (Below Threshold)
 @nilswalk: you lettuce eaters cant get a hood laugh out of anything right??
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 @sherbet: pinkbike being quiet on Kyle … you all a need to ask yourself why?? Honestly I thought PB was better than this.
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 @FoesKnows: I never said that our shit smelled better than yours Mister Rude Smile
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 @pugafi: Wait, you don't eat lettuce?
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 @sherbet: Pinkbike follows Kyle Warner on Instagram. It does seem a little weird there has been no mention of this.
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 @sherbet: I wondered this. PB have previously promoted a fair bit of Kyle's material, but this hasn't been mentioned at all. He seems to have been quite seriously affected.
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 @mobiller: only while laying back on my v12 on my way to my private jet.
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 @JiminOz: The liberal/left, media backed companies will never tell the truth if it conflicts with their interests.
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 @ChrisNJ: Amen. Pinkbike is no different and they just confirmed that fact.
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 @ChrisNJ: Not true.. all media do this, right, liberal, left winged... They all say their version of the 'truth' and won't tell you anything that conflicts their agenda.
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 @kuejku: Currently there only seems to be one agenda though? Sorry, did I just mention the elephant in the room?
  • 26 2
 I was about to start hating on this man- my fingers were ready to start typing hate. But, then I listened to the whole thing and it’s a pretty cool story. Lucky to get a private jet and bet it was a cool experience
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 I respect the guy, the personality I dont like, but he is genuine, and I listen to his stuff although as I say, I would not be friends with him. Cool character of the mtb, but this clickbait title is really misleading as the story is cool. From jet to bus hahah
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 hahahahaah this is great, all these bitches crying about someone taking a private that cost sooo much money and is bad for the environment.... while they ride their 7k bike made in a country that doesn't give a fuck about the environment ... cool... such scholars in here.
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 The jealous Cancel Culture vibe on here is lame. His private jet flight isn't destroying the planet. Save it for China, USA, India, Russia, Japan, Germany et al for their industrial pollution. Most of you would jump at the chance to take this flight if it was offered to you gratis. Good on Dean for enjoying life, and being honest about it.
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 Cancel culture is a term manufactured by the right to attempt to ridicule social and environmental justice. And you forgot Canada , we are the worst Per Capita country in the G8 in terms of pollution.carbon emissions. Most of us according to your comments actually wouldn't jump at the chance to take this flight...
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flag Dadd (Nov 21, 2021 at 15:05) (Below Threshold)
 @sirbikealot: I'm pretty sure you're the epitome of Cancel Culture. Ostracism is too complex to have been created by the right. You'd prefer to toss someone out of society rather than listen to their differing perspective. I was going by tonnes of pollution, as the Per Capita Hydrogen Sulphide levels in your room are also on the list. Canada isn't even top ten. Are you a knight, or a DJ?
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 cool story hansel
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 Dean is a good dude from what I can tell, trying to bring positivity and uniqueness to the scene. I can see how his style might be off putting for folks and might indicate that he’s a narcissist or show off or something, but he seems to be pretty much universally liked by the other riders, so That tells me that he’s actually cool and authentic, not just some wanker trying to grab everyone’s attention through over the top antics.
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flag FoesKnows (Nov 20, 2021 at 13:19) (Below Threshold)
 This story is why climate change is a farce. Its nice to think, but when the chips are down or the opportunity presents, the human self will undertake. If ALL the private jets and motor launches were impounded and crushed, then we would know we have a situation to consider.
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 i have met dean a few times. you are stating facts. 100% a good dude.
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 Uh K
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 3 hours is too long for a podcast.
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 Not really, just listen to it in multiple parts.
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 So many haters! So stoked to have the Gypsy podcast diving into the lives and knowledge from athletes across the board, some pretty rad views and experiences within these episodes. I didn't know much about Dean prior, but got mad respect for him and his outlook after listening to this one. Thanks for sharing PB...get a life ya kooks
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 Jujitsu technique.
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 Dam - I though he was on his way to Glasgow............
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 who the f*ck would want to come here? Only people that should come to Glasgow are those studying at what age can depression kick in.
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 @mtb-scotland: and polish workers Wink
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 I always root for Deanos Machinos to do well in races. He seems like a really chill dude.
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 As a Canadian I can help .
Do whatever the hell you want - then say “sorry” -DONE!
you can’t be angry of something that doesn’t exist and is an invention of white people who just need to make up shit to fight against other white people who are more successful then them .
Blame your incompetence - not the “climate”
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 Listened to the whole 3 hour episode. Those guys just descend into absolute Joe Rogan Drivel. Especially the last hour, complaining about everything and anything. Should have wrapped it up at 2 hours.
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 what would greta do?
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 take a private yacht
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 But PB keeps telling me how badly paid pro mountain bikers are. Yet here we’re are dropping 10k on a private jet home. I don’t know how anyone who isn’t earning well into the 100ks per year could even entertain that idea
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 Half of $10,000. No idea if it’s AUD as well. Solid chunk of change but it’s not f*ck you money
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 I wanted to see if he was bragging about it, but lost interest at '3 hour podcast'
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 Failing to see the point of this.
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 And I guess this post is newsworthy?
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 Hair and shirt, both leopard style!
  • 4 6
 Preach to the converted, but Downhill riders should be on more coin than...say NBA player or Soccer sports that only need 1 ball.
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 greta thunberg says blah blah blah!!!
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 Dec. 3rd
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 Painfully obvious massive narcissist.
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 Three hours of talking about yourself is totally normal bro!
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 @Eatsdirt: ...enough about me...let's talk about me.
  • 1 1
 up the sea eagles!
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 The haters will hate !
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