slyfink leatt's article
Nov 24, 2023 at 8:49Nov 24, 2023
Leatt Adds New Wet-Weather Shoe Styles to HydraDri Lineup
Nice. now make them with some insulation (warmer than just fleece - like Primaloft or something) and then we're off to the races.
slyfink mikekazimer's article
Nov 17, 2023 at 6:03Nov 17, 2023
Opinion: Save the Turns, Stop the Straightlines
YES!!! I'm sick and tired of the fuckin bermkakke the trail builders put in on every goddam trail here. Where I ride, there is a large park (325km2) owned and managed by a Federal agency. For about 25 years, the old guard tried banning mountain bikers from most of it (essentially all but 6km of single track). But renegade trails kept popping up, and with the popularity of the sport, they had to relent. Now they are "officializing" all the old trails, and putting berms EVERY-FRIKKIN-Where... it's killed the old flow. It used to require skill to ride, now any muppet on an e-fatbike or cyclocross bike can ride the "black diamond" trails... Also, this notion that a trail "should" go somewhere... wth?! "should" is subjective. It belies values and the underlying skill a rider/builder has or doesn't have. IMO, a trail has a natural flow. Where the builder originally put it is merely a suggestion. Over time, the trail evolves and the natural flow comes out. Stop fighting it, and embrace it. And sometimes, it's ok to have an A and a B line. It allows rider preference and expression to come out. Obviously, there are limits, braided trails to go around perennially wet spots are a problem that need to be addressed lest a trail become 18m wide.
slyfink pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 8, 2023 at 12:08Nov 8, 2023
Video: What's the Real Difference of Lumen Output on the Trail?
Now imagine 12,000 lumens on your helmet. Your beam will be pointing in the right direction, so you'd be able to spot your cone sooner. Another point that I've noticed over the years, and rant abut over and over, is that if you have a lot of light in close (i.e. a strong flood on the bar), your eyes grow accustomed to that level of light. Because of that, you need your helmet light to be much more powerful, to provide the same level of illumination at a greater distance as what's up close. Personally, I run my bar light on low and aim it to the middle of where I'm looking, or slightly higher. It's there mostly to provide contrast for the helmet light, and a little peripheral information. I run my helmet light on medium most of the time, aimed at the top half of where I'm looking. I prefer a good strong spot with good throw. I kick it up to high for the descents. This approach has served me well over the last 15 years...
slyfink evilbikeco's article
Nov 6, 2023 at 7:18Nov 6, 2023
Video: Renata Wiese Takes On Chilean Andes in 'III x I'
Super cool video. I'm guessing this only tickles the surface of the riding available in Chile... Hopefully we will see more of these in the future!
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Oct 30, 2023 at 11:02Oct 30, 2023
Oct 30, 2023 at 11:01Oct 30, 2023
2006 small Norco 416 dirt jumper. used but in good condition. great for The Yard, Carlington pump track, urban riding, and secret dirt jumps (no, I don't know of any). Tires (2.5 Maxxis Hookworm) are in like-new condition.
slyfink edspratt's article
Oct 26, 2023 at 6:34Oct 26, 2023
Video: The Biggest Crashes from the 2023 DH World Cup Season
Yeah, not interested in a crash reel. Is there a season summary?
slyfink edspratt's article
Sep 5, 2023 at 10:45Sep 5, 2023
Pinkbike Primer: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the Les Gets DH World Cup 2023
Daprela has posted that he broke his scaphoid, and that his season is mostly likely over. big bummer. hope he heals up well...
Posted in "Ottawa area"
Jul 18, 2023 at 7:52Jul 18, 2023
Added 1 photo to my-buy-n-sell-album
Jul 18, 2023 at 6:26Jul 18, 2023
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