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Just take my money already!! (ps, could have gone bigger...)

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/21/2016 11:56 AM

I hear you. Just bored at ye' ole' dayjob and took to some keyboard banging. The whole argument of "which bike is more technologically advanced" is really a "my dad could beat up your dad argument". Hence my hedge when I say "all of them". Seriously, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/20/2016 5:16 PM

I laughed. Top level enduro bike compared to a top level DH bike compared to a top level XC bike - they are all "purpose built race machines". I wouldn't argue technology is greater in any one sport. I'm happy Primoz likes EWS. I personally want to like ... more »

Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin talks 2016 Season, YT Mob, Downhill and Being a Badass! 9/20/2016 10:14 AM
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http://i.imgur.com/m3tiqZh.jpg

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Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin talks 2016 Season, YT Mob, Downhill and Being a Badass! 9/20/2016 10:11 AM
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How have I never seen that?

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Added a comment about video Cam McCaul and the 29+ Challenge 9/15/2016 8:13 AM
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That was great stuff.

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Liked a comment on the item Massive Red Bull Hardline Step-Up Preview and Rider List 9/14/2016 9:51 AM

Guys from The Fest are laughing.

Liked a comment on the item Massive Red Bull Hardline Step-Up Preview and Rider List 9/14/2016 9:50 AM

Massive Jeep Commercial!! Wow.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/12/2016 2:06 PM

Sounds like a way to get laid when you are burned on racing world cups...

Added a comment about feature Vital Stat Attack | Rachel Atherton 2015-2016, Anatomy of a Win Streak 9/12/2016 12:39 PM
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The real question is who was better in their day, ACC or Atherton? Too bad there isn't a real time machine for this throw down to occur...

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Liked a comment on the item BUCK WILD! World Champs Timed Runs 9/10/2016 7:54 PM

What a funny thing to say. Yes clips, especially on this track. It's three and a half minutes of running into curbs.

Added a comment about slideshow Soil Sampling - Val di Sole World Champs DH Chaos 9/9/2016 5:10 PM
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(Typing on iPhone at trail head...sorry for typos and grammar errors)


Sven,

I mean this with the utmost respect. I love your work and just think you are an all around awesome guy.

While I'm happy to hear his neck and back have checked out, I feel the other part of what you wrote goes to further illustrate our industry's antiquated take on concussion issues.

One of the things that is so hard about a concussion is there isn't a good way to say "yup, this is a concussion". The symptom list is huge, and there is no "concussion x Ray".

We as athletes have so much on the line, so many neurochemicals running around our brain, and using the damaged instrument to asses if it's damaged (see the problem?).

Until we have better technology, more research etc the subjectivity to concussion is a lot of the problem.

Its for this reason in the nfl, when a player has a hard helmet to helmet hit they undergo evaluation which includes some ***baseline testing***. That would be the only way to really clear Finn for this race. Not only does HE have to be aware of what to look for, his team manager does too. And an underlying test needs to be passed to show "normal brain function".

This is obviously impossible right now...we have no baseline and we aren't trained for what to *really* look for in a rider as to if her she is concussed. the symptoms we are trained to look for are often signs of a more severe head injury.

In Finns case I would bet a lot of money the force it takes to break a helmet like that more than exceeds that of "concussion."

It's a tricky thing. And in a way you saying what you said helped illuminate a lot of the problem we have today...

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Added a comment about slideshow Soil Sampling - Val di Sole World Champs DH Chaos 9/9/2016 7:16 AM
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Man. We're learning nothing. If this was any mainstream sport, Finn would be sitting this race out without a doubt. He's risking the rest of his life by even considering a ride. To add, a neck injury is scary by itself (I know well!). I know, we as mountain bikers (and racers) don't plan to live to 100, but still, his brain needs to rest. He shouldn't even have the option to race. The UCI is going to be slow to do anything, so I feel strongly all the teams should enter into a gentlemen's agreement. If Peaty got us all to wear visors and the skinsuits went away, we most certainly can figure out this one. Here. I'll start with rule one...If you break your helmet, the rule should be YOU DO NOT RACE. Sorry for the rant, I'm passionate about this one...

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Added a comment about video Video Vault: 2001 UCI World Championships, Vail, Colorado 9/8/2016 9:10 AM
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oh, and Minnaar at 33 seconds....

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Added a comment about video Video Vault: 2001 UCI World Championships, Vail, Colorado 9/8/2016 9:00 AM
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Please release full Alpha Project!

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Added a comment about photo What a Douchebag 9/6/2016 1:41 PM
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It really isn't, its the spawn of Jon and his otherworldy bank account...

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/6/2016 7:36 AM

I get the feeling Ratboy just needs a year off. He feels trapped and would rather just go get loose with his boys. Kind of like what most kids do in college. They party a bit too hard then remember "oh yeah, these are the things that really make me tick". ... more »

Added a comment about photo If This Bike Could Talk... 9/2/2016 2:27 PM
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hahahaha

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Added a comment about photo Orange Strange Long Reach 29er Prototypes 9/2/2016 1:03 PM
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I like it. In a certain if-I-collected-bikes kind of way...

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - Qualifying at the Andorra World Cup DH 9/2/2016 1:02 PM

I petitioned to race but the rules say I'm too young! I'll be at worlds though to represent the good old USA!