Posted in "Old School Politics"
Oct 5, 2022 at 6:42Oct 5, 2022
timlake sarahmoore's article
Aug 26, 2022 at 3:27Aug 26, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Who Will Win the Les Gets World Champs?
"the fact that you get to wear the stripes afterwards" this is literally it. Going down in history as a World Champion in any sport is something that holds extra prestige. IMO it's similar to a bunch of other sporting events - not necessarily ones in which you become a World Champion, but things like winning Le Mans, Indy 500, Daytona 500 vs their respective championships. Some events just have more prestige and I think MTB World Champs is one of them. I would be surprised (but also interested to see) if any racer would take a WC overall instead of World Champs. don't get me wrong, there's plenty of sports where winning a World Championship isn't the most prestigious either... Tour De France win vs a World Championships in Road Cycling is an obvious one...
timlake edspratt's article
Jun 10, 2022 at 4:53Jun 10, 2022
Team Behind the EWS To Lead Future World Cup Organisation with Warner Bros. Discovery
This PR has nothing to do with the coverage of events. That was sold to Discovery a little while back. What is great about this PR is finding out that Chris Ball will be back organising Downhill events. Back in the late 00's and early 10's Chris was the UCi technical delegate for gravity and the World Cups went from strength to strength. Really excited to see him back in the Downhill world and I've no doubt he'll make a huge positive impact. Say what you like about the EWS coverage, but Chris and his team took a brand new racing concept and built a hugely successful global race series around it in just a matter of years. There are not many sports where a brand new racing discipline can compete against a long-established one for viewership and race-importance in such a short space of time.
Posted in "Old School Politics"
May 18, 2022 at 4:13May 18, 2022
timlake jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 26, 2021 at 3:30Oct 26, 2021
5 Reasons Bike Prices Will Probably Keep Rising in 2022
what the actual fuck are you on about? "Shipping: +$9,000/container divided by 500 bikes = +$18 per bike" - what are these bikes? for borrowers? avg bike box is say 0.9cbm, now we put em in a 20' container (cus you ain't getting a 40' for $9k), which has a TOTAL capacity (liquid capacity, not usable, especially with awkward sized bike boxes) of 33.2cbm. That's 36 bikes. Even if we get super generous with our estimations of a bike box and how many you can fit in a container, you're still not getting more than 60 bikes in a 20' container. That's $150 shipping PER BIKE, just to get it from the Far East to the US.
timlake seb-stott's article
Oct 20, 2021 at 6:45Oct 20, 2021
Burning Question: Do Bike Brands Have Targets To Reduce CO2 Emissions?
Actually, one of the biggest problems we'll come to face in the next 30 or so years is actually the lack of and continual decline of breeding. Overpopulation isn't being caused by people having lots of kids, it's caused by old people living longer, something which is only going to get worse as we continue to develop in the medical fields. We're getting to a point where we have an increasingly large retired population, with a shrinking amount of workers to fund it. It's already a problem in large areas of China due to their 1-child baby rule some years ago, but soon it's going to be a real problem for the rest of the developed World, but no-one is talking about it.
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