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tigen mattbeer's article
Feb 29, 2024 at 12:45
Feb 29, 2024
First Ride: Revel Rascal V2
Looks like that bottom bracket height increase might be slightly too much, especially with 150mm fork. It's higher than most others in the category.
tigen dariodigiulio's article
Feb 28, 2024 at 8:30
Feb 28, 2024
Review: 2024 Norco Optic - High Pivot, Short Travel
@dariodigiulio: recommend a chain lube?
tigen pinkbikeoriginals's article
Dec 14, 2023 at 15:10
Dec 14, 2023
Video: The Final Chapter - Pinkbike Racing S2E5
@MarkusFinholt: First I never said it wasn't a disorder. Second, I think in the end there isn't always a bright line between what we call a disorder and not -- in the end nobody controls the mind we're born with. No free will. Some people are lazy, some are stupid. Some get addicted to things. Somebody "lacks willpower" and somebody doesn't. Everybody has long-term and short-term goals and desires, everybody regrets some things, and all you can try to do is observe your own abilities and characteristics and make plans. We can look back on how we've behaved and try to make adjustments. In the case of Ben here, whether it's a disorder or not he appears quite capable of functioning in general, he is not completely stuck unable to move. I'm not saying he shouldn't get medical help but his example included driving to the gym and then using his phone. I can very, very easily see a "normal person" doing that for ordinary "willpower" reasons. It doesn't have to be a contest of who has the most mental illness issues. (Maybe not 2 hours, because who has that kind of time.)
tigen pinkbikeoriginals's article
Dec 13, 2023 at 10:39
Dec 13, 2023
Video: The Final Chapter - Pinkbike Racing S2E5
The ADHD thing is funny becasue really who doesn't get distracted? I'm not sure we can say it's more normal to be focused and diligent vs. not. At least if we're talking about world class competition. I probably have a similar thing going on, where it's easy to let things slide through distraction and a vague "perfectionism" (excuse to not do it). And really the phone thing is an addiction: it has similar qualities to people whose goals are derailed by alcohol but won't quit. There are stories of writers like Douglas Adams, of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fame, having to be "locked" in a hotel room by his editor to actually get any progress done. Or Roald Dahl would set himself up in a little shed with nothing in there but chair, pencils, and paper. And this is before modern internet/phones. There's a psychology concept of future reward vs. current desire: The gym sucks, I can't blame you for not wanting to go there. Maybe there are other approaches but if you're a pro athlete you probably have to do it. You do it for the future reward. And in fact need to go further to plan for the plan -- bringing your phone is like not wearing a helmet. If you need to get stuff done you have to either hire someone else to boss you around or find some other ways to force your future self from getting distracted. Fin
tigen seb-stott's article
Dec 8, 2023 at 9:57
Dec 8, 2023
Opinion: Do We Need Size-Specific Chainstays?
Is flat cornering really the best mental model here? On steeper terrain, long stays tend to reduce grip on climbs (at least until the wheelie point), and downhill often needs getting weight back. Flat terrain, slack HA, sure longer stays probably help but what are you optimizing for?
tigen mikekazimer's article
Dec 5, 2023 at 21:10
Dec 5, 2023
Review: Atherton 130.X - The Lugged Carbon Cruiser
@justinfoil: other short travel bikes stick with Fox 34/Pike, for example
tigen mattbeer's article
Nov 2, 2022 at 9:46
Nov 2, 2022
Field Test: Evil Following - Stout, Stiff, & Snappy
@whambat: actually it's not a BMX bike, it's a mountain bike. HTH
tigen mikekazimer's article
Oct 4, 2022 at 10:22
Oct 4, 2022
First Look: Ibis Oso - Not Just an Electric Ripmo
Ibi sExie Ibi sOso They're saying the customers for this are fat.
tigen alicialeggett's article
May 30, 2022 at 12:35
May 30, 2022
What We Know So Far About the Heartbreaking Murder of Moriah "Mo" Wilson
Guys, guys. Guys. GUYS!!!! Listen to MEEE!!!! Ok? Everyone? Yo yo get this: GUNS
tigen mikekazimer's article
May 28, 2022 at 13:09
May 28, 2022
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