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thirdeye73 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Dec 23, 2022 at 12:06
Dec 23, 2022
2022 Pinkbike Awards: Video of the Year Nominees
Brage was robbed!....figured I'd get ahead of it before it happened.
thirdeye73 andy9's article
Oct 19, 2022 at 9:10
Oct 19, 2022
Photo Epic: Dirt & First Hits - Red Bull Rampage 2022
Rheeder last light shot is a banger
thirdeye73 sarahmoore's article
Oct 3, 2022 at 20:28
Oct 3, 2022
Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk's Steps to the Top at Red Bull Rampage in 2021
What a beautifully shot and edited film...more like this please.
thirdeye73 davetrumpore's article
Sep 26, 2022 at 19:46
Sep 26, 2022
Race Day Photo Epic: EWS Loudenvielle 2022
In addition the Comments section, these photo epics are one of the saving graces of Pinkbike. I don't know many other sites with this level of MTB photography and storytelling...Trumpore, Vathis, Bell and others just might be the ones who can salvage this carnival show
thirdeye73 mikelevy's article
Dec 1, 2021 at 17:52
Dec 1, 2021
Video: Welcome to the 2021 Fall Field Test - Trail and Downcountry Bikes
Is that TAPE over your jacket logo?? What is this, a 90's hip hop video?
thirdeye73 COMMENCALbicycles's article
Nov 23, 2021 at 17:50
Nov 23, 2021
Must Watch: Kilian Bron Rides Glaciers, Ice Caves, & Alpine Ridgelines in 'Switzerland Paradise'
Is there anything Switzerland doesn't have??? Stunning mountains, glaciers, giant rock slabs, epic single track, mountain huts disguised as giant rocks, minaret bans, Nazi gold....they've got everything!
thirdeye73 mattwragg's article
Oct 10, 2021 at 18:18
Oct 10, 2021
Opinion: The Unexpected Upsides of Mental Illness
Cudos for sharing such a deeply personal story Matt, its much needed in our society. A few years ago I was in the same position as your Mary, watching the person I cared about most go through absolute hell and feeling powerless to do anything about it. If a person has never experienced this firsthand (either as the one dealing with depression/anxiety or as a partner/relative/friend) they cannot possibly even begin to understand what its like. Empathy and understanding others can be the hardest of things for us humans, as we tend to project our own thoughts, feelings and experiences onto others. Hopefully more stories like this being shared will go a long way in getting people to pause and think about what someone else might be going through at that moment, and how they might be make a positive impact instead of a negative one.
thirdeye73 sarahmoore's article
Sep 21, 2021 at 13:39
Sep 21, 2021
Review: 6 Months Tracking Recovery & Strain with the Whoop Strap
@primozj: Correct...I've known an HRV researcher for a few years (as well as having attended seminars by the creators of Omegawave, Morpheus/Bioforce, and other world-class coaches who nerd out on this stuff), and repeated discussions with him have led me to believe that you should never put all of your eggs in one basket, so-to-speak. HRV is just one measurement of the potential state of the ANS and stress, but should not be your only method of gauging recovery and readiness. A simple RPE questionnaire, finger tap tests, ROM testing, etc have all been used effectively for decades to gain insight into an athlete's state.
thirdeye73 sarahmoore's article
Sep 21, 2021 at 13:29
Sep 21, 2021
Review: 6 Months Tracking Recovery & Strain with the Whoop Strap
@Snfoilhat: YES! finding the signal amongst all of the noise is often the hardest part, and data for data's sake is just masturbation...if you're not using it to inform decision making then it's a waste of time
thirdeye73 sarahmoore's article
Sep 20, 2021 at 19:15
Sep 20, 2021
Review: 6 Months Tracking Recovery & Strain with the Whoop Strap
First off, almost all of the data collection from many of these devices is inherently flawed. The consumer wants convenience over efficacy, so wrist-based devices have become the norm. Wrist based optical sensors are notoriously terrible for measuring HR, especially during movement and intense activity. Sleep analysis is based largely off of movement, so it's extrapolating sleep quality from that. HRV has been around for a long time (Russians started using it with cosmonauts in the 60s I believe), but there is no agreed upon singular method for measuring and/or analyzing it, so each product can only be compared to itself. A lot of these devices are extrapolating info based of algorithms and stored data (think Polar, who offer a VO2 max test using a short HR chest strap test...they're obviously not actually measuring VO2, but using stored data to inform the score based off of other measurements). Second, "predicting" performance potential is a slippery slope at best. We all have had or witnessed performances that shouldn't have happened if based solely on current objective and subjective data. At best, these measurements can be used to calculate the cost of something, but not predict future performance. For example, if your recovery score is 30% it doesn't mean you can't go out and set PRs or have a terrific performance. But it could mean that you most likely won't do that 2 days in a row without taking some time to recover, as the tank eventually runs dry. A fair amount of research is being done with HRV and recovery/performance, but as usual, the marketplace jumps on something and runs with it before we have a good amount of info. WHOOP is just that, they had a ton of seed money and were slick with their marketing and partnerships. They are by far not the best device on the market. IF you're interested in exploring other options, I would suggest looking into Morpheus ( or Omegawave ( as options. OR You could ride your bike, have fun, and rest when you feel like it (assuming you're not a pro racer who actually makes a living off of riding).
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