17 Questions - Rob Warner 15

Funniest thing you'll see all week (until we release the B-Sides). Former World Cup DH shredder and the classiest man in the booth during the World Cup DH webcasts, Rob Warner, handles the dreaded 17 without hesitation. #29ersindownhill

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The questions

1. Do you get nervous before a World Cup commentary session?

2. Do you think Claudio is a little too harsh on Brendog during his runs?

3. If you could have one dream co-commentator in the booth with you, who would it be?

4. What’s the worst part about commentating a race?

5. What’s the best part?

6. Have you been coached for commentating or is it natural?

7. Are you bummed we’re asking so many questions about commentating instead of your illustrious DH racing career?

8. Did you or Peaty ever get any blowback for coming clean with the “car crash” story in the bonus of Won’t Back Down?

9. So is your sponsorship with Commencal a results-based sponsorship?

10. If you come to SoCal, will you do an Inside Line podcast with Spomer?

11. Who’s winning Lourdes and who’s winning World Champs?

12. Rank the following from worst to best - Skinsuits, no visor or 29ers in downhill?

13. Do you think racing during your tenure was riskier than it is now?

14. Would you and Trump get along?

15. How often to people come up to you and yell, “LOOK AT THE TIME!”?

16. Will you enter Masters World Champs?

17. Wouldn’t you rather be training for Masters World Champs than answering these dumb questions?

Credit: John Lawlor / gordo
15 comments
  • Freespeeder

    4/13/2017 3:15 PM

    Lets just keep the political Q's out. Obviously he isnt going thru the nightmare of losing good healthcare to obamacare..for starters.

  • silvbullit

    4/14/2017 11:38 AM

    My apologies, I must reply to misinformation when it is put out there. Myself and everyone in my world --self employed contractors, plumbers, electricians, used car dealership owners, farm equipment repair business owners, bike shop employees, physical therapists, nearly all self-employed, all have better, more affordable healthcare coverage than my wife who works at a Magnate hospital. She would get better coverage for less if she could opt out of her employer's healthcare. Before Obamacare her policies were getting increasingly worse year after year. I had zero coverage because I am self employed and it was way too much to add me to her policy. Her policy options through work haven't gotten any worse since Obamacare yet everyone with Obamacare plans that we know have saved immense amounts of money for better coverage. This ranges from healthy twenty-somethings to self employed retirement age therapists with pre-existing conditions. It's not perfect, but it it better than the past trajectory.

  • bizutch

    4/20/2017 10:31 AM

    Misinformation sir. I sell health insurance, Obama care included. OBAMACARE has risen in price every single year 3 years in a row. You aren't paying your premiums, your own TAXES and mine are paying 60-90% of your premiums is why the check you cut to your health insurance company is smaller than your wife's. And if you're using the tax credit while you and she have access to her group health, then you're committing fraud because you're not legally allowed to use tax money (Advance Premium Tax Credits) to pay yours. You have to either go on her health Insurance at work...or pay full price on the marketplace.

  • bizutch

    4/20/2017 10:36 AM

    The reasons health insurance is expensive is supply and demand. We are demanding little blue pills and costly surgeries to "patch" horrible decades long health decisions we've self inflicted on our own bodies rather than just take care of ourselves. Doctors have listened to our demands and provided us with quick fixes and since demand for quick fixes and patches is so high, there isn't enough supply of them to go around. So prices will stop rising when we stop finding a way to come up with the money yo pay for ridiculous treatment and accept personal responsibility for healthy lifestyle choices that have decades/lifetime effects on our well being. If we eat healthy and exercise, demand for patches and quick fixes goes way down.

  • TimBud

    4/13/2017 1:14 AM

    Quality

  • Colin McCarthy

    4/12/2017 9:04 PM

    Little Robio is obviously jealous of DJ Trumps big beautiful hair. Sad really.

  • Freespeeder

    4/12/2017 7:13 PM

    These podcasts aint playing nice with android g5..nothing happens
    Edit*looks hd/4g works..just not standard

  • Solidautomech

    4/12/2017 7:05 PM

    Kidwoo, you nailed it! I whole heartedly agree with you. Did anyone notice the start times for the men and the women on Redbull TV? I saw 5am for the women and 7am for the men (MDT). Does that mean they are showing all 20 women and all 80 men again? I really hope so! I also hope they use all the interviews and tech pieces for a separate show and show every bit of racing they capture. That stuff is interesting but not while I know I could be watching some one race.

  • kidwoo

    4/12/2017 4:26 PM

    I wholeheartedly disagree: drunkwarner and freecaster made racing great again.

    We're seeing the result of having 'a future'. Not showing anywhere near the entire field coming down the course, wasting 20 minutes explaining what a bike is instead of showing racing, and a severe lack of Warner's anecdotes from the wild west of the 90s. Don't kid yourself. No non-mountain biker is going out of their way to deliberately tune into a red bull internet broadcast and buying a 6k bike because of it. It's better when it's for the intended audience.

  • EBlackwell

    4/12/2017 12:04 PM

    Vital killing it with the 17 Questions-RAW combo these days. Love it!

  • Alex1

    4/12/2017 11:25 AM

    Loic with a 29er in lourdes? Interesting.

  • sideshow

    4/12/2017 10:34 AM

    Question #2...! hahahaha shots fired.

  • MatadorCE

    4/12/2017 10:11 AM

    What brand of shoe polish does he like to use on his beard?

  • bizutch

    4/12/2017 9:50 AM

    "I don evuh wanuh ghe oww uh bref on uh mount in boik a ghin"

  • drfaceplant

    4/12/2017 4:32 PM

    Haha, it doesn't warrant subtitles like Ratboy does...but it was close!