Added reply in a thread Danny Mac Races a Horse and It's Kinda Lame (Not the Horse) 1/7/2019 7:56 PM

Dammit Jeff!! I cannot up vote this enough. I'm 44 and this was my LIFE in the 80's. ??

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Added a comment about feature Mountain Bike of the Year - Shreddy Awards 1/2/2019 2:52 PM

You mean my trail bike or DH bike?

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Liked a comment on the item Mountain Bike of the Year - Shreddy Awards 1/2/2019 2:51 PM

I'll take that machine of yours any day of the week over those 3.
Well...I'd swap the Commencal for my DH rig, but only because it's out of date.

Added a comment about feature Mountain Bike of the Year - Shreddy Awards 12/31/2018 9:33 AM

All three very sweet machines indeed

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Liked a comment on the item Öhlins Racing Sold to Tenneco 11/15/2018 2:39 PM

My ring binder schwartz is bigger than your binder schwarz!! I will sell it to you for.....1 million dollars!

Added a comment about video What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/15/2018 10:14 AM

I have actually attended several of both EWS and UCI events. In addition, I never mentioned money in my comments. If we are going to go there, your money comparisons are an established series. The EWS grows with every season, more coverage, sponsorship, etc. The prize money will be growing (and the guides say minimum btw). Your comparisons also lack the additional demands UCI places on promoters/resorts with regards to transportation, housing, food, etc. of the scores of UCI officials. You also left out the team/federation fees the UCI requires as well. Here is a bullet list of UCI deamands in addition to the initial fees:

Payment of fees
• Organisation of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in line with the
terms and conditions specified in the contract
• Respect of the UCI rules, UCI World Cup Organisation Guide and Visual Guidelines
• Cash payment of the prize money for the event
• Promotion of the event
• Medical services
• VIP area and activities
• Accommodation for UCI staff (up to 80 nights, half board)
• Anti-doping related costs
• Adequate insurance coverage
• Athletes’ identification (bike plates, body numbers, etc.)
• Timing cabling
• Implementation of OC partners

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Added a comment about video What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/15/2018 9:58 AM

So by your logic, unless the UCI is involved, everyone is 'roided up' and/or using electric motors? Does UCI somehow have a monopoly on drug testing and sniffing out mechanical cheating? In addition endless non-UCI events happen in my area (Colorado) and they do just fine taping up the race courses without the oversight (and endless fees) of UCI or in my case USAC.
On the money front, the UCI has a known history of siphoning money away from any and everything non-road related and so does the USAC.

So yes, most of us do hate the UCI and it's affiliated sanctions...for very valid reasons

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Liked a comment on the item What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/14/2018 12:33 PM

I’m with you on this. The “partnership” may seem like a necessary evil but we all know in the end that prize money will be lower and less venues will want to “host” EWS events because of the UCI tax...

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Liked a comment on the item Rest in Peace, Kyle Ebbett 10/18/2018 10:10 AM

My first memory of E-bot was when I made our only trip to Platty for a big April race. My bud at the time qualified good and I looked at qualifying results "Whoa dude, you qualified ahead of that pro Kyle Ebbett" I hear behind me..."Pffftttt...that's impressive. Kyle...more

Liked a comment on the item I Like it LOUD!!! - 2018 Intense M16c 10/17/2018 7:50 AM

Bike of the Day October 13, 2018!

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Liked a comment on the item USA Cycling Announces 2019 National Championships 10/12/2018 6:24 PM

also same weekend as a Big Mountain Enduro in the same state.


COME ON

Liked a comment on the item Riding UP the Old Rampage Site in Virgin with an E-Bike... 10/11/2018 3:19 PM

The best part of the video was the Orbea non-ebike ad that YouTube made me watch

Liked a comment on the item 160 Bikes Stolen from Rocky Mountain's Vancouver Warehouse 10/9/2018 2:23 PM

I have that exact sticker on most of my bikes! https://www.vitalmtb.com/community/dolface,38002/setup,36980

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's Transition Patrol Carbon Test Bike 10/8/2018 4:46 PM

The valve adapter is produced by Clever Standard. It has some flats in there to double as a core remover. Pretty handy. I agree that actual tubeless Schrader valves would be pretty sick.

150mm is very close to the height difference between my pedal bike in the up position and preferred DH bike saddle position. It's...more