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tsn73 RichardCunningham's article
May 21, 2018 at 10:43
May 21, 2018
Rider Killed by Cougar in Washington State
Says the guy who lives in a place where humans wiped out all the dangerous predators centuries ago.
tsn73 mikekazimer's article
Apr 22, 2018 at 10:24
Apr 22, 2018
Troy Lee Designs' Ultralight Full Face Helmet - Sea Otter 2018
Just playing Devils advocate but years ago in grad school I worked with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who was concerned that all these young kids were wearing full face helmets in the Whistler bike park because of the huge lever arm that the chin guard provides. He thought that the big chin guard would increase the torque/moment at the neck and was saying not many people realize that your face offers great protection for your brain in an impact. I didn't really agree with his face logic but wasn't sure about the neck torque issue so we did some testing. We did drop tests using a Hybrid 3 head and neck, and high speed video at 1000 fps. Even when the chin guard was the point of contact it didn't transfer much moment/torque to the neck as the helmet would rotate with respect to the head every time no matter how tightly the helmet was connected to the head. As others have mentioned it's pretty unlikely the chin guard is going to prevent a concussion but it could protect against lots of face or dental injuries and as far as I know does not increase any risk of alternate injuries compared to open face helmets.
tsn73 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2018 at 14:07
Apr 20, 2018
Ellsworth Truth Gets a Remake - Sea Otter 2018
I was kind of wondering about dropper post cable routing too. The bike doesn't appear to be able to run a front derailler and there is another cable port on the drive side of the down tube so presumably that's for routing a dropper post cable. The thing I don't get is how it would route through from the down tube to the seat tube with that tunnel in the seat tube for the shock.
tsn73 mikekazimer's article
Mar 27, 2018 at 13:32
Mar 27, 2018
Topeak Shuttle Gauge Digital - Review
@neologisticzand: Your reason for wanting an accurate gauge is a good one but you can just as accurately measure that pressure with an analog gauge which doesn't require batteries, will last forever, and can be had for about $11.00.
tsn73 mikekazimer's article
Mar 27, 2018 at 13:29
Mar 27, 2018
Topeak Shuttle Gauge Digital - Review
@blast-off: Me too and if I recall it was about $11.00 on Jenson.
tsn73 dylansherrard's article
Mar 6, 2018 at 12:55
Mar 6, 2018
Life In The Loops - Carving Time
This is such a great story. Hope to see more write ups like this. I am born a Canadian, always will be one, and will move back to BC one day when possible. But as I am currently in the USA and dreaming of finding a way out of my career to further optimize bike-happiness, what pops into my head is how great it is to have universal healthcare coverage that is affordable like Canada. I wonder if Phil would have left his job as easily without healthcare? In the USA, part of one's salary/benefits is basic healthcare coverage and I gotta say knowing that I'd have to pay about $1000/month to keep my family insured really makes it tougher for me to leave the career. Maybe I'm just scared but I know I'm not alone - once you have good benefits/healthcare here you don't want to take a chance on leaving your self/kids/family exposed. Especially if your plan is to be out on gnarly mtn bike trails that much more instead of behind a desk. A broken arm can be $50K.
tsn73 vernonfelton's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 18:10
Mar 1, 2018
The Crappier, the Better - Opinion
@Heffehay: I have never ridden one as I don't live in a place with winter. If I ever move back to a place with actual winter I'd get one in a heartbeat for all the reasons you said. When the snow is good, go snowboarding/skiing but when it's crap, might as well keep the cycling engine in tune
tsn73 sarahmoore's article
Feb 27, 2018 at 8:29
Feb 27, 2018
6 Months After Breaking His Neck, Remy Morton is Back - Video
Crazy comeback. That Hoodoo Gurus song in the video brought back some late 80's memories for me - I knew I had heard it before but so long ago I couldn't place it.
tsn73 vernonfelton's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 12:17
Feb 9, 2018
tsn73 mikekazimer's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 12:14
Feb 9, 2018
The New YT Capra - Everything You Need to Know
@moroj82: That will get a guy started for sure but believe me they are not "all" based out of top of the world.
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