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tinfoil PanoramaMountainVillage's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 18:31
Jun 19, 2017
Win: Help Design the 2017 Canada Cup DH Course at Panorama
Dollar Sign: The dollar sign has had its run. It's awesome, but I seem to remember a super cool gully in the trees riders left of the $. That terrain is rad and would allow for either direct routing down to the cliffs or a new sidehill over to the rock garden area that would really reward those riders who could hold speed through the new gully section.
tinfoil PanoramaMountainVillage's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 18:27
Jun 19, 2017
Win: Help Design the 2017 Canada Cup DH Course at Panorama
1:25 It's a lot of sidehilling to get to the cliffs. As cool as they are, the old fall line routing below the rock garden was fast and exciting, plus it could easily be fed into the sender, with some technical terrain and creative routing used to control speed.
tinfoil pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 18:08
Jun 19, 2017
Injured Rider Unsuccessful in Lawsuit Against Whistler Bike Park
@vikb: You are correct. A cursory google suggests he's a resident someplace, so would be making about 50k a year. Most of my points stand. I bet he's still swimming in debt, but, lucky for him his prospects are pretty good. Regardless, the injury blows and I feel for the guy. The suit was filed in 2011, I think he graduated in 2012, so I can definitely see student debt and injury expenses compounding on him around that time. Med school isn't cheap or easy for anyone, let alone someone who's also dealing with a life altering spinal injury.
tinfoil pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 12:30
Jun 19, 2017
Injured Rider Unsuccessful in Lawsuit Against Whistler Bike Park
This guy is probably drowning in debt resulting from his injuries. If he's a Canadian citizen his initial treatment would have obviously been covered but ongoing therapy, wheelchairs and other equipment, increased costs for accessible housing etc would not. On top of that, who knows what program he graduated from at UBC, but it's entirely possible his injury made it worthless, leaving him without the prospect of a job that could provide him with a reasonable quality of life. That mention of UBC also raises the possibility that at the time of his injury he was already paying off a mountain of student loans. In that situation, f*ck, what choice do you have but to find a lawyer willing to sue on contingency? I mean, I don't think it's right, but damn do I feel for the guy. I'm sure he didn't want to do it. The ruling is the correct one though, and I am glad to see it.
tinfoil RichardCunningham's article
Jun 16, 2017 at 14:09
Jun 16, 2017
Tracey Hannah - Interview
Why would she?
tinfoil mikelevy's article
Jun 16, 2017 at 11:49
Jun 16, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - Are World Cup Racers Right To Complain About Tracks?
If the riders feel it's a safety issue then they have every right to voice their complaints. Loudly. Safety is important and there is no need for things that are straight up built dangerously. I also think they're all entitled to their opinions. I like hearing whether or not certain racers like a track and why and nobody knows what works better than the racers, in theory. What annoys me is people like Atwill calling tracks "embarrassing" and "a joke". Passionate people no doubt worked hard to make that track the best they felt they could. By all accounts, it was a ton of fun to ride, and regardless of your opinion on them the changes were made with rider feedback in mind. By choosing to act like a petulant child I think he made an ass of himself. Constructive criticism would have been fine, but if he really hated it so much that he couldn't manage to act like an adult, he should have just shut his mouth and gone home.
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May 13, 2017 at 12:43
May 13, 2017

Knolly Chilcotin, Large Raw

$3300 CAD
By far my favourite bike I've ever owned, but some nagging injuries have kept me from riding it as much as I'd like to. The 4x4 suspension absolutely plows through technical terrain while remaining playful and poppy. Truly a bike that can do anything, from long pedals to bike park laps. Very well maintained and in excellent condition. Fork: Rockshox Pike - brand new last fall with no more than 10 rides on it Shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Wheels: WTB i25 rims laced to Hope Pro 2 hubs Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Drivetrain: Shimano XT 11spd - brand new last august Brakes: Shimano SLX, 203/180mm rotors Chris King Headset, Truvativ Bars/Stem, Spank Spike Pedals, ODI Grips, Maxxis Tires, etc. I travel between Golden BC, Cranbrook BC and Calgary AB regularly and am willing to ship anywhere at buyer's expense. Reasonable offers welcome.

tinfoil pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 14, 2016 at 21:01
Oct 14, 2016
UCI Announces Changes to Regulations of Mountain Bike World Cup Events
@forecast01: Using Canadian ski racing as a model for athlete development is misguided at best. There are few organisations quite as adept at squandering talent as Alpine Canada.
tinfoil bcenduroseries's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 21:11
Sep 17, 2016
Course Release: Sun Peaks Resort - Osprey Canadian National Enduro Presented by NOBL Wheels
@d-man: You make a good point, and in my mind, it raises a lot of questions about the sustainability of enduro racing.
tinfoil bcenduroseries's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 21:02
Sep 17, 2016
Course Release: Sun Peaks Resort - Osprey Canadian National Enduro Presented by NOBL Wheels
I certainly didn't mean to offend you, and nowhere did I say that the races weren't well run (they are). I didn't even say they're not fun. What I said was that enduros held in bike parks are basically $100+ toonie races on pointlessly light bikes. I appreciate everything that Megan and Ted have done to create what is undeniably an incredible race series, but this particular style of course I personally don't enjoy, and in my opinion, it's not great for the sport. I don't know if you're a skier, but it reminds me of ski touring in the resort. Just doesn't seem as enjoyable as it could be. Like I said, it's only my opinion. Take it or leave it.
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