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Added a comment about photo GT Fury Complete - $2499 9/1/2011 10:43 AM
GT Fury Complete - $2499

rear der looks pretty vulnerable from this angle.

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Added a comment about photo Bell Scratch Helmet 9/1/2011 10:40 AM
Bell Scratch Helmet

by hand... so awesome!

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Added a comment about feature Gloves, Body Protection Required at La Bresse 8/5/2011 11:21 AM
esstinkay

several world cup riders have had serious injuries recently.. if you're not pushing the limits and riding on the edge, you won't win races..

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Added a comment about feature Gloves, Body Protection Required at La Bresse 8/4/2011 4:40 PM
esstinkay

It's not surprising when governments having endless medical benefits in the form of universal health care require bodily protection and then their citizens complain about it. You know who you are.

""Most involve superficial trauma such as abrasions (“road rash”), contusions and lacerations.
-Puranik S, Long J, Coffman S. - Profile of pediatric bicycle injuries.

I'd go out on a limb and say that gloves/knee/elbow pads would take care of most "superficial trauma" injuries saving folks trips to the complimentary hospital to get their booboos kissed and made better.

USA cycling caps insurance payouts at $25k (and requires a helmet and a shirt) and hopefully you have personal insurance also because real injuries get expensive quick. Some interesting reading http://www.singletracks.com/blog/singletracks/mountain-biking-full-restriction/ . If you pay your own bills, then I guess you can do what you want.

If anything, I'd say the FFC rules are dated and considering the popularity and availability of neck braces these days, those should be required also.

Btw, I'm sorta thankful for the shirt requirement.. seriously :-)

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Added a comment about video Spring '11 Galbyfest 6/29/2011 11:44 AM

excellent footage!!

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Added reply in a thread What do you do with a tired old frame? 6/27/2011 12:19 PM

turn it into a fixie

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or donate it to a community bike advocacy organization like http://www.therecyclery.com/ or http://www.renobikeproject.com/index.php/about/
Added reply in a thread Post Your Commuter 6/22/2011 2:25 PM

just built from frame up for around $400

Added a comment about video The Eighth Parallel 6/14/2011 9:41 PM

I really like the quote about mimetic activities, but I think the credited's name is actually spelled Jason Laurendeau (Policing the Edge: Risk and Social Control in Skydiving Deviant Behavior)

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Added a comment about video Hood River Super D Course 5/26/2011 12:00 PM

the dirt at post canyon is absolutely amazing right now... conditions couldn't be better!

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Added a comment about video Coastal Crew - From The Inside Out, First Look 5/26/2011 11:44 AM

can't wait, looks like a movie i'll watch every day smile

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions: Wade Simmons 2/9/2011 10:01 PM

My new hero! hahah, awesome... I hate skinnies too. smile

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Added a comment about video Little New Years Ride 1/5/2011 7:07 PM

what! cheater line at 1:20 :-)

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Added a comment about video Whistler Bits 3 8/5/2010 9:33 AM

Lars is going to burst a blood vessel when he finds out you used his music.

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Added a comment about video 2010 Red Bull Illume Biking Images 8/5/2010 8:01 AM

yah, can't take the UI...

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Added reply in a thread No cameras allowed on race run @ Sol Vista MTB nationals 7/29/2010 4:21 PM

While at NWCUP this past week, the man operating the start told each of the riders that no helmet cams were allowed during the race run. This struck me as odd and is the reason I noticed this thread..