Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 6/25/2019 9:40 PM

Nobody inside any sport wants see it’s proven champions go down. They want to create Joe Namaths and Magic Johnsons and Babe Ruths who are going to last for centuries. Lance was a shot at that for cycling. Rude and Graves were working on being quite ... more »

Liked a comment on the item So Here Is Sam Hill's 29er Enduro Race Bike... 5/8/2019 8:22 PM

Dictioanry police here. Sir, are you aware of what the word implode means and how it's incompatible with going from the inside out? It's literally the opposite of going from the inside out. That would be exploding. That's kind of word battery carries a long ... sentence.

Liked a comment on the item EMINENT ONSET 140 PRO (CUSTOM) 4/30/2019 9:36 PM

I like to think of it as the star wars rebel x-wing fighter of bikes

Liked a comment on the item OneUp Releases New Carbon Bars, EDC-Ready Stem and Lock-On Grips 4/29/2019 10:01 PM

I tinkered with their EDC tool at the bike shop one afternoon. Little bits went everywhere and I like to never got them back in. If not for the shop counter, I'd have lost half the stuff in it.
How do people use them trail side in leaves, dirt and mud and still come...more

Liked a comment on the item OneUp Releases New Carbon Bars, EDC-Ready Stem and Lock-On Grips 4/29/2019 9:59 PM

Is literally everyone having their grips made in the same factory? What’s minimum order? Want some pro Iqbals that have are the same as everyone else’s but just have a single longitudinal line one em so I feel symmetry. Iqbal Sym grip. I’d buy em. Big up one up...more

Liked a comment on the item Martin Maes on Having Fun Instead of Walking Enduro Tracks for Practice and his 29 / 27.5 Wheel Combo 3/29/2019 1:08 PM

It's an enormous waste of time and a great way to get tired before your race. There are races where walking the tracks could mean 12 miles of hiking before your race, after getting off a plane from the other side of the planet. We have...more

Added reply in a thread Mtb Podcasts 3/27/2019 4:58 PM

shameless self-promotion... its not all MTB, but on The Memory Pilot Podcast we cover things that the #athletephilosopher may find interesting.... you can find on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google.... or just listen to embeds on www.memorypilot.com... next one is ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 3/10/2019 8:39 AM

The problem is that you aren’t looking from the standpoint of the other riders and you are wanting too much to elevate to hero status some riders and minimize the impacts of the actions on the sport. 1) The substances they used are of a certain class ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 3/9/2019 8:31 AM

thats what it was before- EWS was not going to test you itself, but if you were suspended by anyone, anywhere, you were out of EWS forever... i never thought that was a realistic policy though... and they certainly dodged a bullet by aligning themselves ... more »

Added reply in a thread Maxim Magazine Calls New Harley Davidson Concept E-Moto a Pedal-less Bicycle 2/4/2019 11:07 AM

oh.. they're knuckleheads for sure.. but they aren't talking about mountain bikes because they are stupid...

Added reply in a thread Maxim Magazine Calls New Harley Davidson Concept E-Moto a Pedal-less Bicycle 2/4/2019 10:37 AM

I get that this is maybe not the popular view, but as a person in touch with the supplier side of the industry I am nodding my head acceptingly... bicycles are real... its about to blow up... we are in a new era...

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/27/2018 12:22 PM

you are right in the last point... at the same time that YB saw what he saw, and at the same time that there is now doubt about the true level of the field... it doesn't have to be about "believe Richie and Jared", but maybe it is time for riders to ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/27/2018 11:10 AM

i mean no value judgement in the use of the word "naive", only that there ppl inside the sport, and the fans outside the sport, who are almost by definition naive in the most non-judgemental sense to no only what happens inside the sport, but also to ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/27/2018 9:41 AM

there is one important thing to correct here... 3) He duped an entire sport, and the entire Western sporting world. I'm hardly alone in the droves he convinced he was clean. He did not dupe an entire sport.... he duped naive fans.... inside the sport ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/27/2018 9:07 AM

Ews approach is like Chinese bike share, get it going, backfill and fix issues as you go, develop regulation over time as needed, understanding that you won't reach maturation and efficient running of the sport for a while... It's a proven approach, ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 3:46 PM

Of all the nails on this board, you hit a good one right on the head... I have been around for long enough to know better than to stick my hand in the fire for anybody... Some of us apparently haven't seen as much in their time...

Liked a comment on the item What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/17/2018 7:30 AM

So much hate on the UCI.

I take it you all prefer that everybody just does their own thing, like having a roided up competitor on a non-standard bike with a hidden electric motor competing against you at a track which is not taped up properly and has substandard...more

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/16/2018 6:22 PM

An interesting read about a serious master's road racer (known derisively as a fatty master) who was outed through the Usada tip line. See something say something applies... Sheds some light on questions raised here as well... https://cyclingtips.com/2016/04/the-curious-case-of-oscar74-how-usada-nabbed-a-masters-doper/?fbclid=IwAR1Xhc9VFKpHnqntZRdKb-9SEKAeKTeH36Sczy1OMUfMArcKSknijLC2_KQ ... more »