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Liked a comment on the item Enduro World Series Update: Unauthorized Shuttling? 8/14/2013 7:42 AM

It was said below and I agree; if it was stated in the riders' meeting that shuttling, even during practice to the bottom of a stage, is prohibited, that rule supersedes the written rule. You simply cannot give riders an exception to rules defined in the riders' meeting just because they...more

Liked a comment on the item ON THE GAS! Mont Sainte Anne DH Practice Action 8/9/2013 3:14 PM

What a shot with Gauvin's tear off Sven!!

Liked a comment on the item ON THE GAS! Mont Sainte Anne DH Practice Action 8/9/2013 9:10 AM

yep. Stars pay the bills.

But I loved the privateer slide. (And slides in the past.) Great stories from that group.

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Liked a comment on the item USAC HATES YOU EVEN MORE - All UCI-Licensed Riders Subject To Fines & Suspension For Racing Non-Sanctioned Events 4/5/2013 2:24 PM

Although I disagree with the terrible UCI rule as well, and am definitely signing the petition above, I don't really get why this is a "USAC hates you" article. It's about the UCI's terrible rules, not USAC. It's ridiculously easy to get an...more

Liked a comment on the item USAC HATES YOU EVEN MORE - All UCI-Licensed Riders Subject To Fines & Suspension For Racing Non-Sanctioned Events 4/5/2013 2:22 PM

I think its funny how the UCI digs out this rule, now that they probably realized how long they sat on their ears concerning freeride and enduro racing. Because World Cups are held for money, too. So, naturally, they want to dry out the EWS,...more

Added a comment about news blog USAC HATES YOU EVEN MORE - All UCI-Licensed Riders Subject To Fines & Suspension For Racing Non-Sanctioned Events 4/5/2013 2:19 PM
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No Brandon...this rule has always being there for the past at least 5years...but nobody paid attention, until few countries that were affected...as I stated in the Vital FB, in our country, we have not have a sanctioned race in the last 5years, we held one in 2008...prior of that, the last one was in 2003....but the problem our federation have with us, is that in our country just me and my friend Carlos Castillo have organized races through the entire time...some other races are so small, that the Federation does not care about.....

But, on the other hand, La Ruta de los Conquistadores, those who know XCM, is among the top5 thoughest stage races in the world...2 years ago, the Federation came over and shut it off...lots of top notch riders from around the globe got cut by surprise on this, local riders declined to participate due to the suspencion and fines that comes along with it....what happened...? They had to bend over to the federation to be able to have all the pros in it...BUT, they agree to have a non-santioned category so all the people who does not want/have a license can race there....

Again, I´m not backing up the UCI nor USAC or any other Federation (including mine), but the rule book have always being there, and so does there entitles the federations to create (if they think so) a category where you don't need the license, but, the organizers still have to paid up 10% of the cost of the registration fee of each participant, along with all the insurance and policies the UCI request to organizers...

Which brings me to another topic...by being a sanctioned race, you are sure the organizers must have insurance coverage, and all the other security stuff...would the organizers without the sanctioned body will still provide this, specially our sport that is the most dangerous one of getting injured...(in the bycicle world)....? interesting aproach too huh??

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Liked a comment on the item EL CAÑO 2013 - COPA CICLON 3/26/2013 6:03 PM

That is one crazy track!!! Nice how they rail that turn to the finish line...

Added a new video EL CAÑO 2013 - COPA CICLON 3/25/2013 2:49 PM
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3rd Stage of the Copa Ciclon 2013, held at the track called El Caño in Escazu. Results ELITE: Carlos Castillo...2:09.1 Alvaro Hidalgo ...2:10.8 Jose Villalobos..2:11.1 Roberto Castillo.2:11.2 John Boza ... 2:24.6

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: All-New RockShox VIVID & VIVID Air - Perfect For Almost No One 3/12/2013 1:20 PM

Seems like a good marketing tactic to me. It's basic human nature to want what you can't have. I have no interest in buying a Rock Shox fork or shock, but now suddenly I have the urge to want to at least try their new shock. I'm sure they'll eventually sell the...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: All-New RockShox VIVID & VIVID Air - Perfect For Almost No One 3/12/2013 1:16 PM

hahah.. pretty sharp from RS...they seem to understand there's one thing interwebs loves more than a good story, is a good bit of outrage. props!

Liked a comment on the item UCI Ends Bumpy Ride with RockyRoads, Searching for New World Cup Title Sponsor 2/5/2013 12:30 PM

The 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Littermag

Added a comment about press release UCI Ends Bumpy Ride with RockyRoads, Searching for New World Cup Title Sponsor 2/5/2013 9:38 AM
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This broke out back in mid December (yeah in the middle of the Gwinn-TWR issue), but I investigated and talk to some of the people over Cyclingnews, and they confirmed the news, payments to UCI by RR were not being made, RR stopped publishing news in english (it was required by contract), also a lot of their editors and writers calls quit after not being paid for months...all this sum up that the UCI was looking "undercovered" for some sponsorship, but seems they were not lucky enough, then it came Lance developments, now they call it out loud in the need of sponsorship....

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Added a new video COPA CICLON 2013 - 1ra FECHA 1/21/2013 7:01 AM
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Alvaro Hidalgo starts off his season with a win. TOP5 ELITE Alvaro Hidalgo 1:53.9 Roberto Castillo 1:54.4 Carlos Castillo 1:57.4 Milton Araya 2:00.8 Jean Carlo Aguero 2:03.1

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Added a comment about feature Guess Which Pro Is on This Trek World Racing Bike? 1/11/2013 7:46 PM
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thats the bulldog..

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Added reply in a thread UCI World Cup Rumors via @TeamRumours 1/8/2013 8:26 AM

Now this is puttin me to think....I truly believe that Brook is going to TREK....

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin to Join Specialized Bicycles in 2013 1/7/2013 9:13 PM

Monster and Red Bull is a great combo when combined with sour mix and whiskey. Oh wait, wrong forum...

Added reply in a thread UCI World Cup Rumors via @TeamRumours 1/7/2013 7:31 PM

All of the sudden I tend to think on Josh Bryceland might be the one.......dunno...

Added a comment about news blog NORBA (Still) Hates You, So Do USAC and UCI 1/1/2013 6:13 PM
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Yes, that is what I think...its pretty complex to keep track of everybody, I believe this rule coming into force is due by the fact of too many big competitions, so the federation is not gaining nothing off it since they are not sanctioned...so that is why now they will be chasing riders....

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