TRex's Forum Activity

Reply to How to be a better rider 9/15/2016 6:59 PM

I fully support BTurman's post. I've seen so many riders that are good but trying to get to the next level is near impossible. A majority of them have the inability to step out of their comfort zones, but they do have the ability to do 'correct' riding ... more »

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 9/14/2016 4:07 AM

Well, Josh's Instagram is public, he's made no statement that it isn't true, and this is a 'rumors' thread.

Reply to Compare the Top 20 Andorra Qualifiers in the Bridge Section 9/2/2016 1:35 PM

That line by Remi is most likely faster. He forces himself to go faster later, and then hold on for dear life. You can see the few people that double off the bridge case the landing just to slow down, it is horrendously steep there, leading into a slight ... more »

Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/29/2016 8:18 PM

The current format for enduro races nearly led me to slit my wrists. The current format is usually this: Drag your ass out to whatever a race promoter wants to say is 'enduro' which means some trail they like riding. Then you practice that along with ... more »

Reply to 2016 UCI Downhill World Championship Teams and Riders 8/10/2016 12:45 PM

That's one hell of a tough team to make it on. Bernard Kerr didn't even make the team, and he's ahead of three of those riders in the overall, and Val Di Sol has historically been a great track for him.

Reply to Backyard Pumptrack Building: Help me Design... 8/9/2016 6:50 AM

Seriously? You didn't just send me a message?

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/16/2016 9:27 AM

$80 has been raised for the pro purse so far. Keep the fines coming.

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/16/2016 7:59 AM

Yup. Herndon is gone for a month and it goes to shit even more than usual.

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/15/2016 9:56 PM

That was Ben Furbee in the hole, who is a giant. The hole did go down further, but narrowed. No need to argue semantics though when the real issue is that USA Cycling sent riders on the course before it was even properly checked. That's just kinda sad ... more »

Reply to MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/11/2016 8:58 AM

Great advice. Also, I'd tell myself to feed some starving children, read moar books, and most importantly, only date people of an equal or greater social standing to myself.

Reply to Pro DH Bikes from New Zealand - Brook, Blenki and Chapman 2/5/2016 7:00 AM

Brook and Blenki are dead to me. They swapped from flats to clips, and they aren't as fun to watch. Their best results were on flats as well. Bah.

Reply to The Problem isn't Redbull: It's Us 10/20/2015 11:01 AM

It is mostly the people in my opinion as well, vote with your dollars, and stuff will reflect that. This morning, I looked at Instagram some (just want to see the newest thing), drove to do a workout (giving some $$$ to the oil companies), bought some ... more »

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 7:33 PM

Seems to me that Jeff Brines has positioned himself as the fairy godmother of enduro. All inquiries concerning fairness, spirit, purpose or etiquette should be placed on his desk for review.

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/26/2015 8:57 AM

That's the first good idea you've had in a long time Jeff. Tucker would be proud.

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 11:05 PM

To Eric Saunders... Isn't the promoter of this the promoter of many other enduro races? The Big Mountain Enduro Series? Isn't this promoter the one that has a cap on entrants? It isn't like they are expecting 200 and got 899 racers. They are capped field ... more »

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 10:56 PM

Looks like almost everyone is going to ride Doctor Park (not Doctor's), which is an incredible ride in and of itself. I guess we'll just see how good of a guess that is of a EWS stage trail. I'd certainly bet on it after riding it a few times and being ... more »

Reply to Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 8:50 AM

I think it has to be a rider 'agreement' so to speak, an honor system that is followed. As it stands now, this is certainly not the case, because people are there riding, more than a week ahead of time, and not trying to hide it. Enduro teams are paying ... more »

Reply to X01 deraileur problem 7/13/2015 9:53 AM

I've sometimes had a derailleur rattle a bit, which depends on the derailleur hanger a little, angle, some little things like that. I have put a thin pedal washer between the hanger and that piece you are talking about, and it prevents any movement and ... more »

Reply to To heck with snow bikes 1/1/2015 9:48 AM

Kidwoo, you have more of a chance of getting me on one of those snow kits than you do a snowmobile. Looks rad. You make a line to the top for me with your sled.

Reply to Northstar area rentals 6/3/2014 9:13 AM

You should go to The Backcountry, it is in Truckee, and they have Scott Gamblers and I believe Intense rental bikes for Northstar. One of the only shops I've seen with really good rental stuff. Just don't hit your head on a kayak walking in the door. ... more »