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sharkbait-deluxe Specialized's article
Mar 13, 2015 at 5:15
Mar 13, 2015
Specialized Targets ADHD Through Cycling
If we look at a list of symptoms of ADHD, about 80% of the population identifies with most of them. This doesn not mean they have ADHD, though some might. But we could realise that we do have a problem: our lifestyles don't fit our brains. Do you need a degree to find out that sitting still, being quite and reading books or drawing within the lines isn't everyone's cup of tea? Is it abnormal that young children have loads of energy? It seems obvious that if you let some children blow of steam on a physical activity, that afterwards they will do better at quiet tasks. We need to embrace what's inside children instead of suppressing it. Nice to see that somewhere kids get to play outside and people notice that it's actually good for their development. Good on specialized for joining in.
sharkbait-deluxe dbaker's article
Mar 12, 2015 at 14:28
Mar 12, 2015
The B-Side: It's About the Riding, Not the Soft Tissue
In your last post you are basically saying "people don't agree with what i say, so Pinkbike is anti-feminist"? and "people taht aren't feminist aren't allowed to discuss gender issues"? That's closer to fascism than femisism. It's nice that you see yourself as the spokesperson for feminism, but it's a very diverse movement. Sadly a lot of gender debate has been dominated by people trying to speak too much for others, including very dubious figures talking absolute nonsense in the name of feminism. With the statements in your last paragraphs I 'd be forced to put you in that same category, no matter hw much you are trying to do something good. The backlash against feminsim is vastly undeserved, but with certain very public "feminists" denying female privilege, turning every issue into a gender issue and blaming men and "patriarchy" for just about every perceived evil in the world, this backlash is a very understandable and even logical response. And i'm not saying that within this backlash (especially on the internet) there isn't a lot of horrible misogyny - it's more that that backlash has something to do with how some feminist try to "devate". Feminism means something different for everyone, don't try to claim it. Personally i believe that if you wnat to fight for gender equality (instead of womens rights) feminism should come up with a better name.
sharkbait-deluxe dudesofhazzard's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 14:18
Nov 19, 2014
Video: The Dudes of Hazzard - Business as Usual Part 1
If there's ever going to be dudes of hazzard merchandise it has to be limited edition prints of that "petting zoo" poster!
sharkbait-deluxe justinolsen's article
Nov 7, 2014 at 4:43
Nov 7, 2014
Video: Best Shuttle Rig Ever?
"destroy the habitat or some other rubbish." That's a lovely attitude for a mountain biker.
sharkbait-deluxe justinolsen's article
Nov 7, 2014 at 4:21
Nov 7, 2014
Video: Best Shuttle Rig Ever?
Agree with tiny. And the fact that "pro riders woudl disagree and enjoy more money" or that "advertising brings money to mountainbiking" does not change my opinion in the slightest. But that's my opinion. here's another couple: fuck cars. fuck dirtbikes (the kind with engines that is). fuck off road racing with giant noisy gas guzzling machines destroying fragile habitats. I don't like advertising, I think professional mountainbiking, media attention and "growing the sport" are a double edged sword to say the least. And i do know i'm a hypocrite: more money brings better bikes, riding dirtbikes is just plain fun, there's no reason why a top mountainbiker deserves less than a professional football player, mountainbikes cause erosion as well and aren't exactly sustainable toys. But in the end there's nothing that takes the joy out of a good ride than hearing the constant whining of dirtbikes in our forests, the fumes when they go past and the destruction of the scraps of nature we have left (not to mention our trails). It's impressive what these guys can do with their cars, but i don't want to see it on a website about bikes. Just like it abhors me to see adverts for engine powered SUPs on a surfing website: it runs counter to our own sport.
sharkbait-deluxe mikekazimer's article
Oct 24, 2014 at 15:07
Oct 24, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Mountain Biking - What Should it Cost?
or anything else that comes cheap second hand, because there are enough people throwing tons of cash at new equipment because buying (or should i say curating) makes them feel good, possibly more so than actually riding stuff. Yeah old shit and dirtbikes are heavy as fuck, but did you get into mountainbiking because you were afraid of sweat? or do you think you're still going to win the tour the france with that beer gut of yours? Hardtails teach you how to ride. low tech bikes keep you riding while others are fixing theirs. you can't hit the big stuff? you can if you've got the balls. no matter on what bike, if you push it to it's limit you will feel that same blast of adrenaline. yeah it'll be shit at whistler, but you know what? those couple of big mountain days I'll grab myself some mediocre dh rental rig and feel like i'm riding the best bike in the world (you probably spend the same amount of money on a new pair of tyres and whatever you happen to break during your week). But most important of all, on a daily basis, when others are sitting in the office earning money for a new ride, I'm out riding an old banger! overtaking someone on a shiny 6000 quid bike, while riding some deadbeat clunker: priceless.
sharkbait-deluxe mikekazimer's article
Oct 24, 2014 at 15:07
Oct 24, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Mountain Biking - What Should it Cost?
Alright i should keep my mouth shut because i hardly ride at the moment. But here's how i ride. I don't live in the Alps or the Rockies, there isn't a chairlift to be found in hundreds of miles. I'm not racing anyone else than mates. I'm not gonna win any events. I don't care about dresscodes and hypes. I have one bike. a do it all bike. it happens to be a dirtbike. but you know what it could've been any type of bike. might wanna change brakes and tyres, but the things that counts are: blood, sweat, tears, skill, heart, dedication. If you have loads of dough and are willing to spend it, by all means do, but let me snap up a second hand dirtbike. if i have money I'll put big forks, big brakes and big wheels on one of those and have myself a poor man's dh bike. Yes I will not be able to hit rampage, but let's face it: do I have the skills or the cohones to hit rampage? no. and a big bike is not gonna change that if you're just a normal weekend warrior like me (and that's counts for most of the PB readers, I'm pretty sure). A lot of us may ride big expensive rigs but actually ride one, two hours of sloppy "enduro" . Or quite possibly even - you don't want to admit it, but you know it's true - XC. with cigarette breaks. And you know what, there's nothing wrong with that. but as it happens you can do all of that on a simple (singlespeed) dirtbike.
sharkbait-deluxe mattwragg's article
Jul 12, 2014 at 13:10
Jul 12, 2014
Black Suits Anonymous - Enduro World Series, Round 4 - La Thuile
Enduro gets so much hate (although a lot of it is tongue in cheek) , but this just looks epic. I bet the vast majority of casual downhill riders wouldn't mind doing a lap in this terrain on a saturday afternoon. mountains and bikes. It made me look for flight tickets.
sharkbait-deluxe RavenEyePhoto's article
Apr 27, 2014 at 11:18
Apr 27, 2014
Adventuring to Guatemala, Antigua and The Mayan Highlands
Really want to go back now.... Loved riding around all the little trails on the El Hato side of Antigua. On my little frankenbike BMX contraption for lack of a better bike (I had 6 months there, but was broke as f*ck from start to finish). Only managed to go on one trip with the guys from Old Town. Worth every penny though. And absolutely brilliant to have a proper bike under me for once. As for Guatemala: go check that place out, it's mindblowing!
sharkbait-deluxe justinolsen's article
Apr 23, 2014 at 13:26
Apr 23, 2014
Justin Olsen - Ten Shots From 2013
The second picture is upside down! Nice manual though...
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