si-paton

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si-paton tris400d's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 7:11
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Race Day at the Final BDS – UK National Downhill Series
@vinay: The HSBC UK I National Downhill Series will continue next year for sure (Please don't call it the BDS). It may be a number of organisers that organise a round each will be the way forward. I personally would like to see the riders support all new organisers and help them with regards new venues, steroiding out existing venues, assisting with putting on the event, packing it away, picking up litter as well as promoting it on their social media. Plus get some of the hot riders back, everyone really missed those top names!
si-paton tris400d's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 7:04
1 days
Race Day at the Final BDS – UK National Downhill Series
@stikmanglaspell: Can I have some new TLD race kit now please!!
si-paton tris400d's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 2:33
1 days
Race Day at the Final BDS – UK National Downhill Series
Great report and pictures as always Tristan, very much appreciated.
si-paton si-paton's article
Sep 13, 2017 at 3:08
Sep 13, 2017
BDS Final This Weekend - Hopton Race Preview
Start List: https://www.rootsandrain.com/race4705/2017-sep-17-hsbc-bds-5-hopton/startlist/
si-paton si-paton's article
Sep 13, 2017 at 2:51
Sep 13, 2017
BDS Final This Weekend - Hopton Race Preview
@Racer951: We charge spectators as we have duty of care for them as well as having to provide for them: An additional hire of a field for parking, more toilets, a bigger skip, more rubbish to pick up, ensuring a spectator route is cut as well as taping the course with spectator zones and clearings to ensure they are safe. To ensure the spectators a great view of the bottom section we even cut down loads of branches giving them a good view of the track and riders. That includes high branches using a Silky Pole Saw (not cheap to buy!) As well as managing them through the BDS Team, Marshals and appropriate signage onsite as well as on the website. All that costs ££££ hence the charge. As said children 15 or under enter for free. Also note we have the best safety record within BC with the BDS over the last 11 years. i.e You are in safe hands. I find it utterly ridiculous that spectator management is not high on everyone's agenda. Safety should be paramount, hopefully that may make you think that responsible event organisers are not just pocketing the cash for no outlay or responsibility.
si-paton Sladey's article
Sep 12, 2017 at 3:44
Sep 12, 2017
si-paton pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 7, 2017 at 16:03
Sep 7, 2017
How to Watch the Cairns 2017 MTB World Championships
At least wrap the course tape around the tree the correct way in the picture.
si-paton mikelevy's article
Aug 25, 2017 at 23:31
Aug 25, 2017
Greg Minnaar's Broken Santa Cruz V10 - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
So Minnaars bike snapped because it hit a wooden post (with a sign on it). British Cycling rules state all poles must be a minimum of 1.5m high (so you don't land on them) and made of plastic so they break and not you. Good job it was his bike that snapped and not him. Wooden posts shouldn't be allowed on a DH course, there's enough trees to hit already let alone using solid posts to mark the track. Rider safety should be paramount. Stop using wooden posts when marking out a course.
si-paton SaalfeldenLeogang's article
Aug 14, 2017 at 9:06
Aug 14, 2017
Interview: Rookie Champion and YT Racer, Valentina Höll
Commentated at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis again this year, Vali was hitting tech lines the guys her same age just didn't hit. She is a class act. Future World Champion for sure in both Junior and Senior Women. Watch this space.
Aug 1, 2017 at 23:26
Aug 1, 2017
Spotlight on the Rookies this Weekend
Currently sat at Birmingham Airport on my way to Munich, then a shuttle to Serfaus so should be getting some late laps in by tea time today!
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