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sugaranddirt meagerdude's article
Jul 30, 2019 at 13:16
Jul 30, 2019
7 Protective Frame Tapes Ridden & Rated
+1 for this! yes it's pricey but one roll goes a really long way. i've never had to replace the tape once its been applied (properly). it really holds up to the abuse from flying rocks and shuttles.
sugaranddirt jamessmurthwaite's article
May 8, 2019 at 16:10
May 8, 2019
Anton Cooper Criticizes Albstadt World Cup Course for Lack of Technicality
Oh hey! Looks like Albstadt consulted with the peeps from the Bay Area's MidPen Regional OSP!
sugaranddirt edspratt's article
May 5, 2019 at 14:48
May 5, 2019
Yoann Barelli Starts YouTube Channel Breaking Down the World’s Gnarliest Trails
@coyotecycleworks I think "tracks" are often used when referring to a race course. "Trail" is more commonly used when describing singletrack in a trail network. Not sure there's been established difference, though. This is just how I use the two terms. A lot of the trails he rides in Squamish and the rest of the Sea-to-Sky require a lot of climbing on both logging roads and singletrack. Not everything is shuttle-able so most people ride with half-lids or convertible helmets. These super tech trails are also very tight with a lot of maneuvering required, so although a dual-crown, 180mm travel DH bike would be nice, most people prefer to have the steering/handling capability of a trail bike. It's also highly likely that on such a technical trail, you wouldn't be going at pure DH speeds. Finally, Yoann seems to be a supremely confident rider (as he should be) and so may not feel he needs a full face or DH bike.
sugaranddirt sarahmoore's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 13:49
Apr 26, 2019
Jeff Lenosky's Bikes & Camera Gear Stolen in California
The last two times I was on a road trip, Best Western were super nice about letting me bring my bike into my room. They're pretty much every where and are a good option if you can't find a cheaper Airbnb that will let you do the same.
sugaranddirt sarahmoore's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 14:31
Apr 17, 2019
Results: Enduro - Sea Otter Classic 2019
Could be because her Instagram following is pretty big; bigger than lots of the other Pro Women racers on that list. She's got 20k more than Anneke Beerten and 70k more than Brittany Phelan.
sugaranddirt pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 4, 2019 at 14:39
Apr 4, 2019
Now Finished: Ask Me Anything with Trauma & Orthopaedic Doctor Henry Turner
@OneTrustMan: Ah I see, I hope the stretching/massaging and CBD creams/gels help! good luck!
sugaranddirt pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 4, 2019 at 13:52
Apr 4, 2019
Now Finished: Ask Me Anything with Trauma & Orthopaedic Doctor Henry Turner
@OneTrustMan: Not sure if this is helpful to you, but when I went for my bike fit, the fitter adjusted the angle/position of my saddle so that there will be less pressure on my wrists, and also taught me how to activate my lats (the latissimus dorsi muscles in your back) when climbing so that there's less sustained pressure on my wrists. As for muscle rubs, I like those that use Arnica, hemp oil and/or CBD. I think different bodies respond to different things and even different formulations, so I suggest you try a range and then stick with what works. I also take turmeric and ginger supplements to help with overall inflammation reduction. It's a lot, I know, but anything to keep me happy on my bike!
sugaranddirt jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 11:06
Mar 8, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
@Malky79: I think it's a vicious circle that begins with women still largely being conditioned to think that conforming to the prevailing standard of looks and cuteness matter most, responding more to social media 'athletes' who reinforce that belief, which results in brands thinking that's what women really want, and putting out more content like that, and so on. Though this galls me, I can't think of a way to shift the emphasis from image/appearance to other qualities like true athleticism and commitment. Very few brands would want to go out on a limb and heavily back a female rider that is very athletically talented but that doesn't fit the cheerleader-on-a-bike image.
sugaranddirt BermsandBras's article
Feb 20, 2019 at 15:25
Feb 20, 2019
Shining the Spotlight on 3 Female Mountain Bikers in 'Unconventional'
To quote the article: "In my experience, I have noticed that riding with other women is different than with men. We support each other differently and generally can be more comfortable making mistakes around one another. I have also noticed something great when it comes to women out on the trail. There seems to be this kind of "sisterhood" that develops, knowing that we’re the odd ones out. If you’re struggling with something, another woman would be more likely to take on a supportive, encouraging role." Sometimes I wonder if this really is the common female experience, or if it's just the most commonly _repeated_ experience, because it fits the current narrative. Some of the worst, I-want-to-quit-biking-now rides have been with other girls. And some of my best, most encouraging, inspirational bike experiences have been with dudes. Even in a bike park setting, more guys have been encouraging (when I'm struggling with a section) and/or caring (when I've fallen) than other females. I can't be the only female rider who has had the good fortune of meeting nice male riders, right?!
sugaranddirt sarahmoore's article
Jan 28, 2019 at 11:27
Jan 28, 2019
Interview: Juliana Bicycles' New General Manager Elayna Caldwell
"I would say that it gives women a chance to have their own brand, their own look, their own feel. I want women to be able to have something that they can grab onto that is their own thing, that's not just the guy thing." I really hope there comes a day when the predominant belief is that a bike is a woman's bike because a woman bought it and customized it herself, and not because a brand told them so; when we don't have to create a 'women-specific space' in mountain biking but instead build confidence in them that they can go out there, own their space and feel that they belong without a women-specific brand telling them so. Until that day, there won't be true equity between the sexes in mountain biking.
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