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trycycles danielsapp's article
Jul 18, 2019 at 12:01
Jul 18, 2019
Delta Airlines Eliminates Fee for Sporting Equipment Including Bikes
@deadkenny: Fly BA business class and it is 2 bags at 32kg each, normally it's much cheaper to upgrade to business class than to travel in economy and pay for the extra bags. Get enough points with BA and you can take 3 x 32kg bags included in any class. This is more or less the same on all One World airlines.
trycycles GTBicycles's article
Jul 15, 2019 at 11:39
Jul 15, 2019
Video: WynTV, Finals - Les Gets World Cup DH 2019
@wynmasters: I have to come clean, I am one of Jacks 'sponsors' although I am actually a mate helping out rather than a company benefitting from his results. I have known Jack for years and know how hard he works to be able to go racing. I am in a lucky position where I can offer a little money each year to help him get to the races, he is definitely in the privateer crew! I love what you are doing with the privateer fund this season, I have been in the fortunate position to assist a number of athletes in the early stages of their career who are now making it big time. It is really cool you can rally support on a far wider scale than I ever could, thank you on behalf of all privateers and those who endeavour to support them. This campaign sheds more light on a subject that is never really talked about, wages in mountain biking and particularly the disparity between those on a pro team and those risking it all to get there. There certainly isn't enough in the prize fund to even cover the cost of racing, maybe you should also lobby the UCI* ;) Definitely not taking away from Ollie as he really is as privateer as it gets and a good call on your behalf to award him the money. Super hardcore that he raced with a broken arm!! *technically lobby the race organisers as they set the prize fund, UCI just dictates the minimum amounts.
trycycles GTBicycles's article
Jul 15, 2019 at 8:10
Jul 15, 2019
Video: WynTV, Finals - Les Gets World Cup DH 2019
Strange that Trummer or Jack Reading didn't win the prize this time around, surely if Nina Hoffman is a privateer so are these two?
trycycles ifhtfilms's article
Jun 28, 2019 at 8:31
Jun 28, 2019
Video: How To Roost With Dylan Forbes
@Bomadics: :D The joys of self employment / occasional boredom! Keep living the dream!
trycycles ifhtfilms's article
Jun 28, 2019 at 8:26
Jun 28, 2019
Video: How To Roost With Dylan Forbes
@Bomadics: The 'research' I have done is practical. Trails with problems with braking bumps that I have re-designed with lower grades and the inclusion of grade reversals suffer less than they originally did, even with increased rider numbers. One may ask if you have done any research into this matter as well? or rather you read an article online but have misinterpreted it as being something other than what it is. The article you keep quoting is about roads on soft surfaces, sand, snow etc. A properly compacted trail should not be a soft surface. You may also note the article is referring to powered transport / items that are continually applying drive to the given surface, yes even trains and hard drives... The original post where this discussion started stated that braking bumps are caused by 'noobs' that trash the trails. I pointed out that often this is because riders are on un-sustainable trails and trails above their skill level. My point was actually, don't blame the riders, blame the builders for not adequately filtering riders at the start of the trail, ensuring the skill level matches that of terrain. Once again you made assumptions based on what you wanted something to mean, rather than what is actually written. Steeper trails by their nature attract more skilled riders, hence less it he way of braking bumps. The factor not mentioned by either of us yet is the volume of traffic on a trail, the more popular trails (not as steep, as most riders are not at a professional / high skill level) are where the increased number of braking bumps occur. Experience is not the only factor involved here, soil type, level of compaction, visitor numbers etc all play a part. You asked me for some suggestions as to how it could be possible to reduce braking bumps, I proved you with several practical solutions that do actually work out in the real world, you on the other hand keep quoting from an internet article about a different subject matter. Your arguments are confused and inconsistent, braking bumps caused by speed but not by braking, although they are also caused by braking...World Cup riders braking later but not as often causes more problems than high volumes of slower riders braking before every turn...etc. One assumes you have some in-depth 'research' that you can refer to on this point as well. Frankly it is rare that I post on Pinkbike, I had some time to kill between a bike park build and an event course design. My mind is full open to new ideas but I prefer to focus on those relevant to the subject matter. Can you suggest where I can learn about opening my mind and not only reading Pinkbike, I am struggling to find where I may look this up.
trycycles ifhtfilms's article
Jun 28, 2019 at 8:01
Jun 28, 2019
Video: How To Roost With Dylan Forbes
@unrooted: There's nothing wrong with debate. Especially when it moves way off where things started! It is also an amusing way to pass a few seconds between the office work I am doing today! No hard feelings to anyone, hugs to Bomadics.
trycycles ifhtfilms's article
Jun 28, 2019 at 7:59
Jun 28, 2019
Video: How To Roost With Dylan Forbes
@Bomadics: So braking causes braking bumps then? I thought we had established this was caused by speed?
trycycles ifhtfilms's article
Jun 28, 2019 at 7:53
Jun 28, 2019
Video: How To Roost With Dylan Forbes
@Bomadics: You know the space between the features on A-line, where it goes down, then up. Those are grade reversals. I can see why they make you giggle.
trycycles ifhtfilms's article
Jun 28, 2019 at 7:34
Jun 28, 2019
Video: How To Roost With Dylan Forbes
@Bomadics: No it's not. Late braking is not the same. Racers brake late to carry as much speed as possible. Beginners brake more to slow down and not carry speed. Very different.
trycycles ifhtfilms's article
Jun 28, 2019 at 7:31
Jun 28, 2019
Video: How To Roost With Dylan Forbes
@Bomadics: You're welcome. Glad you recognise my brilliance. :)
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