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Reply to Does Having Junior Categories in World Cup DH Make a Difference? 11/30/2017 2:01 PM

My first race against Sam Hill was in Austria in 2002, and I can't really say I was racing him. I thought I would race him, upon arrival. In practice, I was stopped in one corner and looked at some ruts and thought about how to negotiate it. Sam rode ... more »

Reply to Are We About To See The Longest Hotseat Streak Ever? 9/7/2017 5:26 PM

Fishbach might take him out.

Reply to 2017 World Champs Bikes 9/6/2017 6:53 PM

Can you guys get a sneaky scale out there? What does Hill's bike weigh? Minnaar's? Troy's? I'd be psyched to know. Those Canyon bikes look like they don't have a clear coat and just went with stickers.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 11/29/2016 9:16 AM

Ever see a T-Rex paddle?

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 11/29/2016 7:27 AM

Don't bother me with facts and logic.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 11/29/2016 6:05 AM

Of all the bikes of all the riders, Brook's bike would be the last I would want. I would never want that GT, but that's not the point. Brook smashes stuff so hard, "barely used" to me sounds like "possibly not broken"

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 11/29/2016 5:47 AM

That sucks. They are focusing on Enduro more than DH, not that that's a bad thing, but they are just canning the DH team completely. Sure, trail bikes sell more than DH bikes, but it helps a brand to have a good image. Look at Santa Cruz. They pulled ... more »

Reply to Paralyzed Monkeys Walk Again 11/10/2016 9:19 PM

From this article ( which is a bit deeper than what is posted here: "for these partial lesions, the primate is initially paralyzed and then spontaneously regains full mobility after ... more »

Reply to How to be a better rider 9/15/2016 6:59 PM

I fully support BTurman's post. I've seen so many riders that are good but trying to get to the next level is near impossible. A majority of them have the inability to step out of their comfort zones, but they do have the ability to do 'correct' riding ... more »

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 9/14/2016 4:07 AM

Well, Josh's Instagram is public, he's made no statement that it isn't true, and this is a 'rumors' thread.

Reply to Compare the Top 20 Andorra Qualifiers in the Bridge Section 9/2/2016 1:35 PM

That line by Remi is most likely faster. He forces himself to go faster later, and then hold on for dear life. You can see the few people that double off the bridge case the landing just to slow down, it is horrendously steep there, leading into a slight ... more »

Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/29/2016 8:18 PM

The current format for enduro races nearly led me to slit my wrists. The current format is usually this: Drag your ass out to whatever a race promoter wants to say is 'enduro' which means some trail they like riding. Then you practice that along with ... more »

Reply to 2016 UCI Downhill World Championship Teams and Riders 8/10/2016 12:45 PM

That's one hell of a tough team to make it on. Bernard Kerr didn't even make the team, and he's ahead of three of those riders in the overall, and Val Di Sol has historically been a great track for him.

Reply to Backyard Pumptrack Building: Help me Design... 8/9/2016 6:50 AM

Seriously? You didn't just send me a message?

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/16/2016 9:27 AM

$80 has been raised for the pro purse so far. Keep the fines coming.

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/16/2016 7:59 AM

Yup. Herndon is gone for a month and it goes to shit even more than usual.

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/15/2016 9:56 PM

That was Ben Furbee in the hole, who is a giant. The hole did go down further, but narrowed. No need to argue semantics though when the real issue is that USA Cycling sent riders on the course before it was even properly checked. That's just kinda sad ... more »

Reply to MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/11/2016 8:58 AM

Great advice. Also, I'd tell myself to feed some starving children, read moar books, and most importantly, only date people of an equal or greater social standing to myself.

Reply to Pro DH Bikes from New Zealand - Brook, Blenki and Chapman 2/5/2016 7:00 AM

Brook and Blenki are dead to me. They swapped from flats to clips, and they aren't as fun to watch. Their best results were on flats as well. Bah.

Reply to The Problem isn't Redbull: It's Us 10/20/2015 11:01 AM

It is mostly the people in my opinion as well, vote with your dollars, and stuff will reflect that. This morning, I looked at Instagram some (just want to see the newest thing), drove to do a workout (giving some $$$ to the oil companies), bought some ... more »