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Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/28/2018 3:54 PM

I was speaking specifically to these individuals, not EWS as a whole. Jared has dealt with WADA before, as has Richie. They know the protocol and they understand the process. I think you're trying to prove a point here at the detriment to the conversation ... more »

Reply to EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/28/2018 12:23 PM

THIS. A lot of folks seem to be comparing doping for road to doping for EWS races, and that's simply not doable. Yes, while doping for the 'up' could leave you fresher and more attentive for the 'down', it depends on the athlete and their entire supplement ... more »

Reply to When did downhillers turn into drama queens? 5/14/2017 1:53 AM

*inclement. Inclement weather.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 2/11/2017 9:53 PM

This is good to see. I'd love to see a few more chicks, but it seems like an improvement over last year... Wonder what the numbers will say. EDIT: 25 Women out of 197 riders = only 12.69% (junior and elite) of the entire athlete field is female. However, ... more »

Reply to What Single Piece of Advice Would You Give the Aspiring Racer? 6/13/2016 1:13 PM

Yeah, totally understand that. There's a lot of info there (sincerely, my bad). However, a race day is never just one thing. A win never comes down to this one, most important part -- that's a myth. A good race and a nice result is a culmination of all

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Reply to What Single Piece of Advice Would You Give the Aspiring Racer? 6/13/2016 12:10 PM

Oh, I'm sorry for providing useful (if overlooked) info. I just figured that some good information besides "go slow to go fast" was in order between the jaded hashtag bullshit. My deepest apologies.

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Reply to What Single Piece of Advice Would You Give the Aspiring Racer? 6/13/2016 10:23 AM

Chin up, eyes forward. Two-one breath ratio is what works for me (in-in-out), and relaxed shoulders. Put the work in before race day. Once that beep goes, the work is over. Everything you've done up to this point will now manifest and it's time to play. ... more »

Reply to Wiggle To Acquire Chain Reaction Cycles 2/10/2016 11:35 AM

Honestly, it makes sense. Wiggle seems to be getting crushed by Competitive Cyclist, JensonUSA and CRC (mostly CRC because CC sucks). Why not go one bigger and dominate? But hey.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/20/2016 11:08 AM

Had to giggle a bit at the length of this thread (and the OP who brought my name into it), but it's damn good seeing your name up there, Jeff.

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Dbullard was correct in assauging Dave T's concern as well, but who cares?! Micayla is on DB, Rach ... more »
Reply to Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/11/2015 2:17 PM

Okay, last one: what's your favorite Mortal Kombat character (this one is REALLY important).

Reply to Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/11/2015 2:15 PM

Question 2: When it comes to a DH 'race bike', what are your opinions on head angle/chainstay lengths/head tube length? Is there a 'perfect' geometry that optimizes speed and performance without sacrificing handling? Also: favorite get up kids live-performance ... more »

Reply to Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/11/2015 2:11 PM

Todd, as someone who has been inside of the DH scene for so long (and who was at USAC), what disparities do you see between the Euro DH racing scene and the US courses? Do good riders rise to the top of the WC based on their training ground courses?

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Reply to Boulder, CO Bike Thief Gets 10 Years in Prison 1/21/2015 11:13 AM

Nothing quite sums up the word 'hatred' quite like my feeling for bike thieves... Fuck this guy.

Reply to Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/14/2014 1:28 PM

I'm sorry, common sense isn't allowed here.

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Agreed with everything you said. Well said.