jeff.brines's Forum Activity
Reply to Is Social Media Putting Too Much Pressure on Athletes? 5/31/2016 4:28 PM
...and therein lies the problem with a "marketing driven" sport. Your point is very well heard and obviously reflected in all "adventure sports". Cycling, in general, has skirted this issue to some extent in that it remains more or less results driven ... more »
Reply to Is Social Media Putting Too Much Pressure on Athletes? 5/31/2016 3:56 PM
Preach. I think Vital could do a lot better from a stats perspective by lowering the bar, going after click bait and attracting a less "core" demo. But that'd be bad for the sport. Hard to be a steward for something and keep a "perfectly" sound business ... more »
Reply to Loic Bruni Breaks Collarbone, Will Miss Several Races 5/25/2016 7:55 AM
Bummer. He should not be back on the bike this season with a brain bleed. No two ways about it.
Reply to Trail Dogs Rule 5/24/2016 3:52 PM
You realize there is a chance they might actually like what they are doing out there with you? Just like, say, if you have a girlfriend who rides and enjoys it just as much. Tucker gets super pumped at the site of a helmet. Like starts spazzing out running ... more »
Reply to Who's Your Local Hero? 5/12/2016 9:46 AM
Local dentist (yeah, queue the jokes). He shreds. Over 18 years older than me and I still wont touch him on any climb... CLICK HD!!
Reply to How to heckle at a race? 5/10/2016 1:34 PM
I still want more one liners too... "yerrr doing it wrong", "get on the bike", "must be a rest day" are all funny but I know we can do better...
Reply to How to heckle at a race? 5/3/2016 3:33 PM
Good stuff boys. Keep it coming.
Reply to EWS and Santa Cruz 4/14/2016 8:04 AM
Reply to EWS and Santa Cruz 4/13/2016 1:13 PM
I'm wagering you see Kelly on it before Rude. Not because its not capable but because Rude is SO comfortable on the 6. Why change a winning formula? That said if the course warrants it and he's feeling totally comfortable on it, yup, he'll be on it.
Reply to Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/6/2016 11:13 AM
What is the schedule looking like? Post 'er here if you have it!
Reply to Honda G cross 3/24/2016 1:29 PM
You can think that, but more than likely its just a high single pivot bike driven by either a gear box or "derailleur in a box". Its not that special. The suspension on the other hand I bet is on par with the better DH stuff these days, though heavy. ... more »
Reply to What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/7/2016 5:41 PM
Two awful videos for everyone to see some (winter) snowking action. As always video does little justice.
Reply to What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/7/2016 5:19 PM
I think about this probably more than a healthy amount... There are a few awesome mountains to consider which have what it takes when considering proximity to a "real" town, somewhat reasonable logistics, awesome terrain and a ski lift. But there is ... more »
Reply to Are we getting fleeced? 2/11/2016 5:20 PM
Reply to MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/11/2016 3:26 PM
* Shut your yapper. Open your ears. (that includes internet forums and the likes...hence the irony to this post) * Latest and greatest probably isn't that much better. Spend money accordingly. * Take care of your noggin. You only get one. * Be less anxious ... more »
Reply to Could a Simple Sticker Save Your Head in a Crash? 2/3/2016 2:48 PM
Interesting. Highly specific type of impact. You know me, I'm all about better technology with respect to helmets but I'm not sure this is all that "game changing" unless your helmet is currently coated with skateboard grip tape...
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/3/2016 8:31 AM
Part of me thinks "wow, this has gotten way out of hand, its JUST bike racing". Sort of feel Gwin is being arrogant with taking so long to tell us the news. It almost feels as if its a PR stunt or something to garner even more Kanye West like attention. ... more »
Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 2/1/2016 2:55 PM
One thing I thought about today, and after reading more about how the UCI sort of crumbled to Lance's demands back in the day is that the UCI may be the governing body of cycling, but its also the PR company (image) of cycling. Or at least it has that ... more »
Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 2/1/2016 1:44 PM
Couple things to add... 1) Really, who cares if she did/didn't use the bike. The bigger news here is clear. If this technology ended up in a *cyclocross* bike (the bastard child of road racing), under a *woman* (who generally get less support) in the
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/28/2016 10:28 AM
I can tell you with certainty I would be buying a similar car if I remotely had the means. Even if it was just for a short time (year or two). The cost of ownership is high but so long as its bought "right" depreciation very low (if at all).