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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - Loris Vergier and Vali Höll Fastest in World Champs Downhill Qualifying 8/27/2021 9:29 AM

loic's crash on our insta and embedded above. it was during his quali run. still 66th. sheesh! lawlor just got a quick interview with him. will post it in a sec

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Damn!

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No Chris Grice in Juniors?

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - Loris Vergier and Vali Höll Fastest in World Champs Downhill Qualifying 8/27/2021 8:09 AM

so got news from the squids and lawlor just now, brook had a MASSIVE crash in practice. obviously he's ok b/c he quali'd 47th, but sven said "looked worse than MSA". ugh. it was captured on video and should surface somewhere at some point (if we even want to see it)....more

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - Loris Vergier and Vali Höll Fastest in World Champs Downhill Qualifying 8/27/2021 8:09 AM

Really hoping Greenland can find an extra second or two. No one I want to see on the top step more this weekend.

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - World Champs Day 1 8/26/2021 12:25 PM

Thanks John and Vital. Great footage. Never seen a track make the best riders in the World look so awkward in a few places. Excited for Sunday!

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Liked a comment on the item 2021 Mountain Bike World Championships Downhill Rider Start List and Other Observations 8/24/2021 6:12 PM

Me, Wyn and Brook arrived early before world champs in 08 and only had DH bikes. We borrowed rigid, cantilever brake equipped mtbs from the hotel and spent a day exploring the trails, it was insane haha. That was the last time the hotel let us borrow bikes that week!

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Thanks for reminding me how fast Sam Hill was back in the day! Holy cow he was flying! So smooth for 26" wheels and 28" bars!

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Liked a comment on the item Gee's Crash from "The Knife Edge" is Absolutely Terrifying 8/19/2021 6:49 PM

Not gonna watch that sad Heal up dude!

Liked a comment on the item Vital Tested - Norco's All-New High Pivot Range C1 8/17/2021 6:57 PM

The rear axle is attached to the chainstay, which is attached to a concentric link at the BB. This would mean it is not a Horst link.

Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS - Maribor World Cup Downhill 8/16/2021 9:30 PM
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High pivots are like cheating! I went away from them one season because I wanted a lighter carbon DH bike and got a V10. That thing was a amazing on Dirt Merchant! Way more pop than my Canfield but, I could feel it bog down in the rougher sections of the natural trails. I've always wanted to see what Minnaar could do on a high pivot!

Great racing and excellent interviews, thanks!

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Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS - Maribor World Cup Downhill 8/16/2021 9:24 PM

all speculation based on webcast, not real life, in-person experience --- did this race make anyone think that the high-pivot thing is a significant factor? sure seemed like a lot of riders not on high pivots lost time between split 3 and 4. on camera that section looked super fast with big hits...more

Added reply in a thread Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/8/2021 8:28 AM

USA cycling screwed Sue Haywood out of the Olympics a decade or so ago. She jumped through all of their hoops and should have gone but they picked someone else (Mary Mcconnally?). Sue sued USAC and won (undisclosed settlement). Remember those awesome ... more »

Added reply in a thread Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/6/2021 8:04 PM

Gwin isn't the best US downhill racer ever? Lopes is better? Dak is better? WTF are you talking about? Gwin is the second winningest male WC downhill racer in the world. Right behind Minnaar. When Minnaar was working for me he said that Gwin completely ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Mountain Biking and Head Injuries - The Inside Line Podcast 7/15/2021 4:56 PM

thanks for the comments everyone. i'm so thankful for jeff's, matt's and stik's input and candor on this subject!

Liked a comment on the item Mountain Biking and Head Injuries - The Inside Line Podcast 7/15/2021 4:55 PM

I listened to Katy Winton on a podcast and she described her concussion and she said the most important part id how you manage it. She talked about diet etc. You can definitely read too much into it and i've felt worse because of it. The Scottish Guidance on Concussion is a good...more

Liked a comment on the item Ghost Machine - Demetri's Dual-Crown Wreckoning 7/15/2021 4:48 PM

Extra cheese please, hold the pickles though! It's okay we know most you newcomers are used to every bike looking like a Trek Session but there is more out there. Baby steps...

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Jeff, I went Keto for two years and that really helped too. Now I try and just eat enough carbs to make through my rides but probably not keto anymore. Sleep is huge, I have a routine I follow every night to calm my thoughts so I can sleep.

Also, when it feels like my neurons just aren't connecting a 20 minute nap does wonders.

I really think my meditation may have repaired some of the damage from my concussions. The last four years, from 51-55 have been my best mentally since my early 40s. So I think there is hope for all of us if we manage our lifestyle as you said.

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Liked a comment on the item Mountain Biking and Head Injuries - The Inside Line Podcast 7/15/2021 4:29 PM

Thanks for weighing in, Gene. Its easy to fixate on what isn't working and sometimes harder to see what is working. Thanks for bringing up meditation as a way to clear the fog a bit.

As I get older it seems this is going to be about lifestyle management as much as anything. Cut...more

Added reply in a thread 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 7/15/2021 7:50 AM

Yes! With more actual corners it takes cornering skill to win races, not just letting off the brakes and trying to go ludicrous speed. When Amaury Pierron won Les Gets in 2019 his cornering form was perfect. That track had a good mix of actual 90 degree ... more »