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Added a comment about video How-To: Mountain Bike Suspension Set Up with Art's Cyclery 4/14/2014 11:34 PM
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Good video overall, but there's a mistake in sag percentage calculation in the video. In the *text* of the article, it says to divide actual sag measurement (uncompressed shock length - compressed shock length) by total shock stroke. THAT'S correct. But in the VIDEO, it says to divide the sag measurement (uncompressed - compressed) by *uncompressed shock length*, which of course is not correct. That'll give you a tiny percentage. Simple oversight of course, as it is correct in the text, after all.

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Added a comment about video That's a 29er?! Chris Doney Jumping, Trials Riding, and Backflipping His Charge Cooker 4/14/2014 11:16 PM
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Wow. Go talk to your local trail building/maintenance organization or IMBA chapter and try to argue your viewpoint. Who really believes skidding on the trail isn't destructive??? And as for the weather, that is in fact the main reason that trail maintenance is necessary due to erosion, but it's unavoidable and uncontrollable, so it doesn't really counter my argument. Rider behavior, however, IS controllable. Huge difference. Sounds like you're the type that also goes out and ride trails after rain (and snow and other weather conditions) and tears up the trails even more than skidding. Trails don't just get built and take care of themselves. Go volunteer for a trail day sometime...

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Added a comment about video That's a 29er?! Chris Doney Jumping, Trials Riding, and Backflipping His Charge Cooker 4/29/2013 1:31 PM
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Hope that singletrack in the first half was private trail. A whole lot of destructive skidding going on there...

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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 1:16 PM
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If these grassroots (and huge, like Teva, etc) events were USAC sanctioned, there wouldn't be an issue at all. The rule would still be buried and off-radar. So kinda has a lot to do with ease of getting a permit. Again, yes the rule sucks and should be deleted from the books, but seems like there's a very simple solution to me. I already signed the petition, and that's all I'll say on the matter.

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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 12:24 PM
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OK?

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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 11:44 AM
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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 event USAC sanctioned. Just for instance, there was an MTB short track race series (4 races total) this past summer here in central Ohio, just at a local city park. It was basically a big grass field with one large hill (I'd call it more of a "bump") in the middle. The entire course was visible by standing in one spot. The total number of racers in all classes combined (Men's and women's included) was maybe 50. It was run only by one local bike shop. That's it. It was super-grassroots, and was still USAC sanctioned. How are these huge, multi-media-covered national/international events like Crankworx and Teva Games not getting USAC sanctioning?? If they did, there would be no issue with UCI-licensed racers participating.

All that being said, yes, the rule itself is BS, and the UCI has no place in restricting what other events UCI-licensed racers participate in between sanctioned races. Why does it even matter? They're not cheating or gaining any extra advantage by racing an un-sanctioned race. I don't get it. It's just unnecessary. UCI sucks.

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