ballr's Forum Activity
Reply to Introduce Yourself 11/17/2015 5:21 PM
I'm ballr. Not because I think I'm cool, but because in a former life I used to play a lot of football and my bike riding technique generally reflects that. Although I'd rather go by a different name these days, that's the confidential name I chose 14
Reply to Official Lourdes World Cup Thread 4/8/2015 8:56 AM
That's the new Specialized Hillbilly. It's offered up in DH and Grid casings and rips pretty damn good in a wide range of conditions. I highly recommend it. It's on their site too.
Reply to The Green Pulasky Award 9/1/2014 11:28 AM
Fucking A! THIS is a great post. I first rode at Eric's some eight or so years ago. Have been back several times since. Such a great guy. Always friendly and ready to dig. Thanks for recognizing him in such a public way. Much deserved. One thing…isn't ... more »
Reply to The UCI - The Empire Strikes Back? 4/10/2013 7:15 AM
(Editor's Note, Matt is the current UCI Masters World Downhill Champion) Here was my April 6 reply to the email USAC sent me last week out lining their position on the rule: Please. You guys are a joke. I won Masters World Champs last year in Brazil ... more »
Reply to danny hart's slalom run jammed up? 4/20/2011 12:55 PM
I was thinking more like it was a random mistake. I really dumb one, but less an institutional problem than an individual one. The photog issue is a tough one, especially at the bigger events (even moreso sea otter slalom). Those dudes are all scrambling ... more »
Reply to danny hart's slalom run jammed up? 4/19/2011 8:20 PM
I was standing right there (but then you knew that), less than ten feet away, inside the event fence, talking with a UCI official I worked with at nationals last year and saw the whole damned thing. The dude was standing on the tabletop landing after ... more »
Reply to Sea Otter Eater's Guide 4/6/2011 2:24 PM
I go calamari for breakfast and lunch and shake industry types down for free beer for dinner. No sense lettiing all that off-season conditioning go to waste. I train for Sea Otter all winter by consuming as much fried food and alcohol as possible. How ... more »
Reply to Fat grips or thin grips? 12/21/2010 7:04 PM
flying irish, really like the look of that steed in your pic. Got any bigger ones?
Reply to Help A Kid Get To Worlds 8/24/2010 7:09 AM
bump for the kid. let's get him sent off in style, people. If you've ever been to MSA, then you know it's not cheap there.
Reply to 5.5 META CARBON 2011 COMMENCAL 8/21/2010 6:52 PM
Yup, I have one and LOVE it. I'll try to snap some pics tomorrow and post em up, but the build is as follows: Revelation 150, blackbox damper Monarch 3.1 shock Thomson stem Burgtec Ride Wide bar (full length) Crank Bros post SDG seat Truvativ Stylo crank ... more »
Reply to Course standards 7/24/2010 8:41 PM
" While I attended to other matters, I observed both of them walking the am DH track as well" Please see above post for this quote.
Reply to Course standards 7/24/2010 8:21 PM
I hate to do this WBK, but I will. As a representative of SolVista Bike Park and member of the trail building crew, I personally walked the 4x track and pro DH track with both the head UCI official and the official in charge of the gravity events at ... more »
Reply to 2 fat! 4/11/2010 10:04 PM
LOL, I thought this thread was going to be about Steve Wentz.
Reply to pedals?! 3/31/2010 7:32 PM
Reply to check this shit 3/11/2010 5:41 PM
damnit Turman, help!!
Reply to The Next IT-Color. 3/11/2010 5:29 PM
I'd like to see a bike painted like that ubiquitous scene we get here in the Rockies- where that late afternoon sun pokes through the clouds and the rays illuminate some forgotten stretch of land and make it appear oh-so-holy. I'll call it the Jesus ... more »
Reply to I know it's not mtb but... 3/10/2010 2:16 PM
Thanks for the e-help for the non-internets savvy B. How you do that?
Reply to Post your ride! 3/10/2010 2:15 PM
Snap! Glad to see you checkin' in to the 21st century Dave. Sweet sled. I hope you still come in to shop now and again. Steve is going to receive all the body blows without you to make fun of.
Reply to Add Vital MTB to you sig 8/6/2009 6:04 PM
Great idea. Though Nick Simcik would have to be drunk and wearing black out shades with a potato sack over his head in order to like my style.