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Liked a comment to Jammer10x's bike check 12/8/2019 6:11 AM
Santa Cruz Nomad 3 975er

Ummmm 12 speed is function as in having more gear ratio....ummm...stay in school bro.

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Liked a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 9:09 PM
Bigburd

You are chipping in every time you click a redbull article or link, they will make plenty of profit out of this event to cover these costs but choose not to.

Redbull doesn't need anything more from us than what we already give, whether it's clicking links or buying the product.

Very noble and kind suggestion though.

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Liked a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 8:52 PM
bizutch

I hope you all read this because it's something of a "fact". I write insurance, some pretty crazy policies too sometimes, and one thing to understand is that THERE IS NO INSURANCE POLICY FOR THIS TYPE OF EVENT!!! Sure, you race a USAC bike race, you get secondary coverage that will pay 70/30 after you use all of your existing policy and that's just a bike race, not an "event" (IF YOUR INSURER DEEMS RAMPAGE IS COVERED). But that coverage is easy, simple and a large pool of risk (100's of thousands of riders). Pretty generic "racing" risk.

But even if the event promoter or RedBull wanted to insure the riders, not even Lloyds (I've written a simple and yet wacky policy by them) will write it. See Turman's odds listed above. 1 in 5 riders would file a claim.

So let's move past what seems like a simple solution of having the event or promoter cover them (unless you're talking about RedBull self insuring the event for $2 Million plus...that's cash in an account that's guaranteed to pay out to riders if injured, which ain't happening).

Look past insurance. The solution will not come in the form of insurance money to piece together a shattered body. The only protections we can put in place are the better judgement of the riders who must weigh the risk of the moment with the potential for future income they might gain versus their own body, health, income and possibly their life.

The true solution for the riders is to request the financial report from RedBull to determine what RedBull actually makes on the event so they know how much of that profit they should be entitled to. Don't ride until the riders vote that the prize money is enough.

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Liked a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 8:05 AM
lawn dart

What about charging $5 for every live feed? Have that money go straight to rider safety and secondarily to better purses. Red bull gets to splash their logo on everything and we pay the riders something for their risk. Honestly, I'd feel better watching if I chipped in.

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Liked a comment about video Vital RAW - CruzFest Day 3 4/24/2015 12:26 PM

I cannot believe that rear wheel survived. Holy sh|t

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Liked a comment about slideshow THE WORLD CUP IS HERE! Lourdes DH Trackwalk Slideshow 4/9/2015 8:02 PM
THE WORLD CUP IS HERE! Lourdes DH Trackwalk Slideshow

I have race jitters. #couchracing

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