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wingguy jamessmurthwaite's article
May 22, 2019 at 12:04
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Sick Bicycles' Manufacturer Selling Off Frames Claiming Lack of Payment
@Loki87: "My guess is this sharade will keep going until they´re back on solid financial footing again," How do you guess that's going to happen?
wingguy mikelevy's article
May 5, 2019 at 6:13
May 5, 2019
Point: Suspension Lockout Levers Have Made Bikes Worse
@mikelevy: But you keep talking about it turning a full suss into a hardtail, and "literally" turning the suspension off. It's an important point that you repeat several times. A pedal assist lever that isn't a lock out literally does not turn a bike into a hardtail, and it literally does not turn the suspension off. If you're confident in your argument against the technology that exists in the real world, you shouldn't need to employ this rhetorical trick of only arguing against the worst and most basic implementation of that tech. A good one literally makes the suspension better at doing the job you're asking it to do at that moment. There are a lot of techy climbs that I personally find easier on a mid travel bike with a pedal platform than on a hardtail. So all that fancy expensive suspension I paid for? Still doing a really good job even though there's a lever attached to it.
wingguy sarahmoore's article
Mar 9, 2019 at 23:32
Mar 9, 2019
The Complete Guide to 2019's Enduro World Series Teams
@WAKIdesigns: Just like with every other non-megabucks pro sportsperson who dopes. He may be risking everything he has now, but everything he has now is a result of being extremely successful at a brutally hard physical sport. If he was intentionally doping, maybe it's because he felt it helped him gain that success in the first place - again, just like every other non-megabucks sportsperson who dopes. Of which there are many. As to your second question, now you're making assumptions. You're not responding to what I've written, you're responding to what you think I think. I'm not making any judgements on Richie, I'm only in this thread to respond to your ugly and poisonous judgmental attitude against everyone else.
wingguy sarahmoore's article
Mar 9, 2019 at 13:21
Mar 9, 2019
The Complete Guide to 2019's Enduro World Series Teams
@WAKIdesigns: "But when it comes to “intended malice” I doubt there is any in what Richie and Jared did, because there is very little to gain in Enduro or DH. Simply ask yourself a question, why did Richie dope? What’s in it for him?" Winning. Dude, you're coming across very naive right now. You know some of the rifest hotspots of doping in cycling right now? Amateur Gran Fondos and Masters road racing, where the direct financial rewards are zero. There is literally nothing in it for those guys but prestige yet they're on more gear than Pantani in '99. The idea that only sportspeople on megabucks will dope is utterly insane - as you recognise in your last paragraph, contradicting everything you wrote before it ;)
wingguy sarahmoore's article
Mar 7, 2019 at 2:40
Mar 7, 2019
The Complete Guide to 2019's Enduro World Series Teams
@MatthewCarpenter: “Remember: according to previous statements EWS planned to be tough on doping and giving athletes lifelong bans from their events. Now it seems like we are discussing if ANY measures are taken. ” Problem is the tests were (IIRC) done by WADA affiliated National ADA. That probably means the sanctions are going to be administered according to the WADA code. The ‘Specified’ class of controlled substances do allow the athlete to prepare an explanation for the test before sanctions are applied, like with Froome in road cycling. That’s the thing with anti-doping, it can’t be done ad-hoc. If the rules are there, they need to be followed. You can’t automatically ban someone for a failed test if it’s not in the rule book that the test leads to an automatic ban.
wingguy sarahmoore's article
Mar 7, 2019 at 2:33
Mar 7, 2019
The Complete Guide to 2019's Enduro World Series Teams
@WAKIdesigns: lol mate you’re off the deep end. I said that even people who dope can still be nice guys. You’re calling everyone who disagrees with you diseased, pathetic, assholes, lynchers etc. Who do you think is coming across as more judgemental right now?
wingguy sarahmoore's article
Mar 6, 2019 at 7:01
Mar 6, 2019
The Complete Guide to 2019's Enduro World Series Teams
@WAKIdesigns: two things there with the other athletes commenting - they don’t know either. They may strongly believe their friend is innocent, but they genuinely don’t know. A really good friend can still be a cheat. A really nice guy can still be a cheat - you just can’t tell. The other thing is, yes they may also be part of it. Like the hotel full of XC skiers just caught doping en masse. Without that evidence any one of those guys may well have defended the others against accusations of doping because they’re also insulating themselves. And again, doesn’t mean they aren’t otherwise nice, well liked guys, could be they’ve just been caught up in the wrong system.
wingguy sarahmoore's article
Mar 6, 2019 at 0:54
Mar 6, 2019
The Complete Guide to 2019's Enduro World Series Teams
@WAKIdesigns: Haha right. The thing about witch hunts is that there were no such thing as witches. The thing about sport is that bitter experience has shown time and time again that if you give any power or endurance based athletes the benefit of the doubt you will end up disappointed ;)
wingguy sarahmoore's article
Mar 5, 2019 at 23:19
Mar 5, 2019
The Complete Guide to 2019's Enduro World Series Teams
@xphysnerd: So how do you judge whether someone who tested positive was innocent or not? There are athletes who tested positive and avoided sanctions (legally innocent) who were almost certainly intentionally doping. Similarly there are athletes who tested positive and were sanctioned who may well ingested those substances by genuine error after taking reasonable precautions (morally innocent). But how would you ever really know? You can’t prove someone innocent.
wingguy brianpark's article
Mar 4, 2019 at 7:57
Mar 4, 2019
Video: Johannes Fischbach Sets New Long Jump Record, We Think
@nojzilla: Dude, why do you think it has to be one or the other? As said, nothing stopping anyone from setting up another record for longest airtime, but this was a record for distance. (And frankly, the fact that he was using so much speed makes it quite impressive, IMO!)
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