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sideshowb jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 24, 2020 at 15:10
Jun 24, 2020
Update: JD Sports Buys Back Calibre Parent Company for £56.5 Million After Putting it in Administration Earlier This Week
@tremeer023: I thought business rates were per square metre of each usage type e.g. Retail, office, storage etc. How would this affect them?
sideshowb jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 22, 2020 at 12:21
Jun 22, 2020
Calibre Parent Company GoOutdoors on the Brink of Administration
It's a shame about calibre but for most kit (and especially climbing) I found GO rarely had what I wanted. A bit like the middle aisle of Lidl, I do love a bargain but when I actually needed a specific thing, not so good.
sideshowb DannyOC's article
Jun 16, 2020 at 4:08
Jun 16, 2020
Video: From the Lakeland Fell Tops to the Valley Floor
IANAL though as far as I understand it comes down to whether a bike is considered "reasonable accompaniment" to pedestrian activity MTB is not specifically prohibited from footpaths, but on the other hand bikes don't have a right to be there that is protected by law. So if the landowner makes it known that they don't want bikes there, then legally it could be trespass (a civil offence only punishable if damage is caused - though the tories are trying to change that which should be strongly resisted). Weirdly this puts bikes in the same category as dogs, or picnics: the defence for dogs and picnics being that these things are "reasonable" and hence permitted even if the landowner doesn't want them. It's a grey area whether "reasonable" applies to bikes - the intent of the legislation when it was created was arguably not to prohibit bikes, but obviously not everyone agrees they are as reasonable. Fortunately it's a moot point as many landowners (apart from some notable exceptions like the NT) don't object to MTB anyway. All this should be reformed - Scotland already did it, Wales is doing it and England is lagging behind. All that said the golden rule applies of "don't be a d*ck" and I'd say publicity videos of places with sensitive and legally uncertain access are on slightly iffy ground there. Nice riding mind :) I love the Lakes though if I lived there again I'd probably be trying to justify an ebike given the number of steep climbs needed to reach the best riding!
sideshowb jlooong's article
Jun 9, 2020 at 3:07
Jun 9, 2020
'Stop Trapping our Trails' Campaign Launched to Combat Trail Sabotage
Yes, the only way this will really change is if culprits are caught and an example made. Traps could kill so attempted murder seems an appropriate charge.
sideshowb rasoulution's article
May 28, 2020 at 4:59
May 28, 2020
Details Announced for GraVity Card - Access 21 Parks in 6 Countries With One Pass
@Toutacoup: Plus for many of these places a 2 or 3 day trip makes sense further lowering the day rate
sideshowb rasoulution's article
May 28, 2020 at 4:58
May 28, 2020
Details Announced for GraVity Card - Access 21 Parks in 6 Countries With One Pass
@Toutacoup: and 27 euro in portes du soleil, alpe d'huez, etc...
sideshowb rasoulution's article
May 28, 2020 at 4:57
May 28, 2020
Details Announced for GraVity Card - Access 21 Parks in 6 Countries With One Pass
Road trip sounds great, though I wouldn't hold too much hope of being able to cross all the borders this summer
sideshowb pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 2, 2020 at 5:14
Apr 2, 2020
Now Finished: RockShox Ask Us Anything
As a 6'5" guy no dropper that stacks low enough can extend high enough for me. When will you make a dropper inside a dropper? A double dropper, if you will?
sideshowb pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 13, 2020 at 8:19
Feb 13, 2020
Final Round Voting Closed: 2019 Pinkbike Photo of the Year Contest
I prefer the BC pic but I like how both are from notoriously wet areas - even though the BC one looks relatively dry on the trail it still feels misty Definitely both conditions I can relate to!
sideshowb mikelevy's article
Jan 10, 2020 at 8:23
Jan 10, 2020
Levy's 2020 Tech Predictions: More Integration, More Coils, More Aluminum, Less Suspension, Leaner eMTBs
Prediction 1. PB points out this will slacken the head angle by 2 degrees due to shock sag not being 'undone' by fork sag 2. everyone now wants this setup
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