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themop alicialeggett's article
Jul 24, 2021 at 1:14
Jul 24, 2021
First Ever Two-Speed Olympic BMX Bike Uses Modified Zee Drivetrain
@crazyXCsquirrel: the seat is important. Everyone is running their pedals mega tight (yesterday Johannes Fischbach proved that unclipping = death). Trying to clip in on the gate while stood up can be unstable. Plus it's nice to have something to sit on while waiting for the race to start...
themop Mandownmedia's article
Jul 13, 2021 at 12:42
Jul 13, 2021
Interview: Scott Beaumont on the Future of 4X & the UK Race Scene
Although 26in is still strong in the 4x world people are running every wheel size from 24-29. I race a 27.5 enduro hardtail. Works well. I'm 6ft6 so the move to big wheels and big bikes has suited me.
themop Mandownmedia's article
Jul 13, 2021 at 10:15
Jul 13, 2021
Interview: Scott Beaumont on the Future of 4X & the UK Race Scene
@DoubleCrownAddict: dual is cool, but it takes forever! Let's say you have 64 riders going through from quali, that's 32 race runs, then they switch lanes, another 32 races.... So 64 riders through with B and A finals, that's 110 race runs! Plus there's the time of qualifying everyone. So, to fix that to improve the spectacle you make the quali cut off just the top 16. A bunch of people go home unhappy because they only got to do a quali run..... Spectators get bored during the early rounds as it's fastest vs slowest knockout and just aren't hyped for the finals. Dual slalom is cool but it has major drawbacks. The best slalom race I ever took part in was a six corner track in a park in Bristol. Entries capped at 64, no quali, straight into knockouts. But a long term sporting spectacle can't revolve around fun in the park.
themop Mandownmedia's article
Jun 3, 2021 at 9:15
Jun 3, 2021
20 Short Travel Bikes of the British National 4x Series Round 1
Sounds like the masters b final on the Sunday! Trail bike 29er vs a 24in singlespeed hardtail.... There was a 27.5in trail bike and a 26 hardtail in there too!
themop ccmedia's article
May 18, 2021 at 1:31
May 18, 2021
themop pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 15, 2021 at 6:53
Apr 15, 2021
Video: What To Pack On Long & Short Rides
@garrisond5: banana peel takes over two years to decompose. It just looks like a dry shriveled mess for most of that.... Fun rubbish facts :-P
themop edspratt's article
Apr 4, 2021 at 22:45
Apr 4, 2021
Not an April Fools - The Fort William DH World Cup Cancelled
@nojzilla: 300 staff to run a football match..... I can see how it adds up, but that number seems like a lot!
themop edspratt's article
Apr 2, 2021 at 11:44
Apr 2, 2021
Not an April Fools - The Fort William DH World Cup Cancelled
@nojzilla: having watched a footy match recently it doesn't look like they have 100 people in the stadium.... Passed Wembley on Wednesday and I didn't realise there was an England game on until I saw it on the telly. It's tricky but stadia are big, 360 degree facilities where it's easy to segregate with most of the support staff like security and maintenance being local. Athletes are a small number. Fort Bill? Local support staff (except for timing), hundreds of athletes, both using a central transport system, so mixing. All personnel requiring local accommodation which is more mixing. I imagine that was part of the insurmountable issues with the local authorities. Let's talk financial. Fort William is a world cup without major local backing which is a rarity. So no income. No spectators means no income. It would certainly be an influence but the sponsor income may have helped them break even.
themop edspratt's article
Apr 1, 2021 at 15:08
Apr 1, 2021
Not an April Fools - The Fort William DH World Cup Cancelled
The comment made was that even without us cheering rabble there would still be around 600 people attending, most of which would come from abroad. That's a lot of people to move about when the borders are sort of shut.... Switzerland last year capped events at a few hundred, just the teams alone at Lenzerheide would have taken it over 1000 people.
themop meagerdude's article
Mar 26, 2021 at 15:26
Mar 26, 2021
6 Ways to Protect Your Bikes with Better Security Practices
@BikesBoatsNJeeps: that's a great tip..... Thru axles man, when will people learn that QR is where it's at!
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