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6/12/2024 3:48am
sspomer wrote:
minnaar's doc is on youtube  

minnaar's doc is on youtube

 

BGoldstone wrote:

funny edit at 6:10. Kathy Sesler hasn't changed in 16 years. Literally. she almost has the exact same clothes on in 2008 and 2023.

Well who did you think gave Greg his anti-aging medication?

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6/12/2024 4:23am Edited Date/Time 6/12/2024 8:52am
bizutch wrote:
It's weird that beautiful women spend their hard earned money on being gorgeous hillside to spectate proudly & videographers just leave them out of the footage...

It's weird that beautiful women spend their hard earned money on being gorgeous hillside to spectate proudly & videographers just leave them out of the footage these days.  I can't imagine spend time, money & fashionable get ups to go out to be appreciated and all these dudes with cameras...just filming men in spandex onesies all day. Laughing

I sometimes wonder what makes you get up in the morning and say „I’m going to be the personification of the cliche creepy shitstain on humanity today“ but then again I probably don’t want to know

 

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6/12/2024 9:55am
sspomer wrote:
minnaar's doc is on youtube  

minnaar's doc is on youtube

 

Vid was dope! It bummed me out to hear (again) how things with SC/Syndicate & Greg fizzled out poorly at the end. It was sad to see the end of a Syndicate era that we all came to know and love for so many years.

I wish they had interviewed individuals from the team who had fingers pointed at them as the cause of last year's issues. To hear both sides of the story. I find it hard to believe that someone as decorated and particular as Greg wasn't listened to and supported to the team's fullest abilities. I get the feeling it was more a situation of the team trying to do everything they could for Greg, and when the rabbit hole he took them down didn't produce a favorable outcome, or the team refused to go down a rabbit hole because they felt it wasn't beneficial to his/the team's program, what remained was frustration and disagreement (on both sides).

The clip of Greg saying the rear end feels like it has play with a worried look on his face, and his mechanic just looking at the bike with that look of "mate, nothing is loose" feels like an accurate depiction of last year's season haha Greg thinks the bike has play, the team does everything they can to assure the bike is fine, Greg still remains unsure/feels unheard.

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6/12/2024 10:10am
sspomer wrote:
minnaar's doc is on youtube  

minnaar's doc is on youtube

 

Vid was dope! It bummed me out to hear (again) how things with SC/Syndicate & Greg fizzled out poorly at the end. It was sad to...

Vid was dope! It bummed me out to hear (again) how things with SC/Syndicate & Greg fizzled out poorly at the end. It was sad to see the end of a Syndicate era that we all came to know and love for so many years.

I wish they had interviewed individuals from the team who had fingers pointed at them as the cause of last year's issues. To hear both sides of the story. I find it hard to believe that someone as decorated and particular as Greg wasn't listened to and supported to the team's fullest abilities. I get the feeling it was more a situation of the team trying to do everything they could for Greg, and when the rabbit hole he took them down didn't produce a favorable outcome, or the team refused to go down a rabbit hole because they felt it wasn't beneficial to his/the team's program, what remained was frustration and disagreement (on both sides).

The clip of Greg saying the rear end feels like it has play with a worried look on his face, and his mechanic just looking at the bike with that look of "mate, nothing is loose" feels like an accurate depiction of last year's season haha Greg thinks the bike has play, the team does everything they can to assure the bike is fine, Greg still remains unsure/feels unheard.

I would like to hear the other side of the story, I doubt the syndicate or santa cruz was trying to sabotage Greg and the truth is likely more complex than he made it look. 

I still think Santa Cruz was expecting Greg to retire after 23 (which he admits was true) so they didn't budget for him to be on the team in 24. When he changed his mind and wanted to race the 24 season, the budget was already spent elsewhere (Jackson's 6 year contract?).

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6/12/2024 10:46am
ebruner wrote:
Can we talk about how rad the sleeper collective video edits from the uci dh race weekends are?  The last one from leogang really shows the...

Can we talk about how rad the sleeper collective video edits from the uci dh race weekends are?  The last one from leogang really shows the feel/fun of the event and really makes me want to grab my bike and go out for a ride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gP7YQEKkfA

bizutch wrote:
It's weird that beautiful women spend their hard earned money on being gorgeous hillside to spectate proudly & videographers just leave them out of the footage...

It's weird that beautiful women spend their hard earned money on being gorgeous hillside to spectate proudly & videographers just leave them out of the footage these days.  I can't imagine spend time, money & fashionable get ups to go out to be appreciated and all these dudes with cameras...just filming men in spandex onesies all day. Laughing

inthewoods wrote:

Dude you are really weird.

Because I point out that we are so hyper sensitive butt hurt any more that women aren't even allowed to be in the edits any more.
The racers can dress up in skin suits and take pics from behind, but the videographers are afraid to even cut to a beautiful woman track side enjoying the show for fear of shaming.  Every edit is racers and the crowd shots are the bros.

We're not little children in here, so I'm not dancing around the subject.  Pretty women can't be in your edit anymore so that you don't catch smoke from the haters.  

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6/12/2024 11:45am
bizutch wrote:
It's weird that beautiful women spend their hard earned money on being gorgeous hillside to spectate proudly & videographers just leave them out of the footage...

It's weird that beautiful women spend their hard earned money on being gorgeous hillside to spectate proudly & videographers just leave them out of the footage these days.  I can't imagine spend time, money & fashionable get ups to go out to be appreciated and all these dudes with cameras...just filming men in spandex onesies all day. Laughing

inthewoods wrote:

Dude you are really weird.

bizutch wrote:
Because I point out that we are so hyper sensitive butt hurt any more that women aren't even allowed to be in the edits any more...

Because I point out that we are so hyper sensitive butt hurt any more that women aren't even allowed to be in the edits any more.
The racers can dress up in skin suits and take pics from behind, but the videographers are afraid to even cut to a beautiful woman track side enjoying the show for fear of shaming.  Every edit is racers and the crowd shots are the bros.

We're not little children in here, so I'm not dancing around the subject.  Pretty women can't be in your edit anymore so that you don't catch smoke from the haters.  

Didn't know "don't catch smoke from the haters" is another way of saying "I'm a creep in public too".

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6/12/2024 11:59am
bizutch wrote:
It's weird that beautiful women spend their hard earned money on being gorgeous hillside to spectate proudly & videographers just leave them out of the footage...

It's weird that beautiful women spend their hard earned money on being gorgeous hillside to spectate proudly & videographers just leave them out of the footage these days.  I can't imagine spend time, money & fashionable get ups to go out to be appreciated and all these dudes with cameras...just filming men in spandex onesies all day. Laughing

inthewoods wrote:

Dude you are really weird.

bizutch wrote:
Because I point out that we are so hyper sensitive butt hurt any more that women aren't even allowed to be in the edits any more...

Because I point out that we are so hyper sensitive butt hurt any more that women aren't even allowed to be in the edits any more.
The racers can dress up in skin suits and take pics from behind, but the videographers are afraid to even cut to a beautiful woman track side enjoying the show for fear of shaming.  Every edit is racers and the crowd shots are the bros.

We're not little children in here, so I'm not dancing around the subject.  Pretty women can't be in your edit anymore so that you don't catch smoke from the haters.  

U may b scraping the wire a lil too much bud. Lay off it a bit eh

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6/12/2024 11:59am

Man I was ready for some VDS race talk and instead I'm greeted with Vital's most notorious gangster starting a conspiracy theory where he's really super bummed that DH MTBing isn't like Supercross where we have Monster girls in every shot at all times lol

So super duper weird when a race video is about racing and a male dominated sport has videos full of a 'buncha dudes' ugh so lame where are the eye candy bimbos to make the vid better... -_-

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6/12/2024 1:11pm

TFW i click over to the thread and the first response is the same dude seemingly having a strong opinion about reporting whether or not a racer gal is preggo or not lol. yikes man cmon. RACING mate RACING BICYCLES thats all that matters.

apparently its pissing rain. is it scheduled to keep raining? gonna be a nightmare if so lol

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6/12/2024 1:44pm

Hi. I don't know if my question fits well in this section, it just seems like Remy Meier-Smith left Instagram? I have been following the two brothers for a long time, today I entered Instagram and I was missing him...Blink

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6/12/2024 2:32pm

Jesus the cursed Norco team. Feel so bad, especially after watching Greg's documentary. Straight up just sucks. What can you even do or say.

Also yeah that's weird Trisq. Luke's account seems fine. Giant's account is fine. TMK he is there and practicing. Not sure. Hope he didn't get hacked or something.

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6/12/2024 2:42pm Edited Date/Time 6/12/2024 2:42pm

The Minaar doco was quite good, he was rather scathing of the team for the Fort Bill worlds disaster, really threw them under the bus.

Would have been good to get some insight from some of his competitors, I know Hill isn't a fan of him at all but they battled it out for best part of a decade, hear from Nathan Rennie too.

The fit with Norco is great for him, I hate the pun, but that team is "like F1" quantifying data and setups, which seems in the big fella's wheelhouse. I wish him all the best.

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6/12/2024 3:01pm
Trisquelo wrote:
Hi. I don't know if my question fits well in this section, it just seems like Remy Meier-Smith left Instagram? I have been following the two...

Hi. I don't know if my question fits well in this section, it just seems like Remy Meier-Smith left Instagram? I have been following the two brothers for a long time, today I entered Instagram and I was missing him...Blink

one of the meier-smiths (forget if it was luke or remy) was in wyntv val di sole and wyn joked with him about their dad putting pressure on them to do better or come home and work on the avacado farm. it seemed like a joke, but it went on long enough that maybe there was some seriousness to it? so maybe remy is just focusing on racing this weekend/season/year? both of those kids are so nice and personable and fast. i hope they can put some results down.

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6/13/2024 1:39am Edited Date/Time 6/13/2024 1:40am
Trisquelo wrote:
Hi. I don't know if my question fits well in this section, it just seems like Remy Meier-Smith left Instagram? I have been following the two...

Hi. I don't know if my question fits well in this section, it just seems like Remy Meier-Smith left Instagram? I have been following the two brothers for a long time, today I entered Instagram and I was missing him...Blink

sspomer wrote:
one of the meier-smiths (forget if it was luke or remy) was in wyntv val di sole and wyn joked with him about their dad putting...

one of the meier-smiths (forget if it was luke or remy) was in wyntv val di sole and wyn joked with him about their dad putting pressure on them to do better or come home and work on the avacado farm. it seemed like a joke, but it went on long enough that maybe there was some seriousness to it? so maybe remy is just focusing on racing this weekend/season/year? both of those kids are so nice and personable and fast. i hope they can put some results down.

Nah Luke is just a bit introverted. The Avo man is probably one of the most easy going parents on the planet. Loves his boys and bike racing, been awesome having their parents during this block. Got to spend some time with them during Aussie nats, super awesome people 🤙.

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6/13/2024 1:40am
Trisquelo wrote:
Hi. I don't know if my question fits well in this section, it just seems like Remy Meier-Smith left Instagram? I have been following the two...

Hi. I don't know if my question fits well in this section, it just seems like Remy Meier-Smith left Instagram? I have been following the two brothers for a long time, today I entered Instagram and I was missing him...Blink

Fret not, snoozed for 24 hrs to focus on practice.

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6/14/2024 6:17am Edited Date/Time 6/14/2024 6:17am

Good to see a more varied track compared to the previous 3. Much more slow speed tech. This round's track and condition are going to throw my fantasy picks way off but I'm too lazy to make changes now.

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6/14/2024 7:54am

Rude and Minnar both made it into finals -  up for a treat tomorrow!

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Good to see a more varied track compared to the previous 3. Much more slow speed tech. This round's track and condition are going to throw...

Good to see a more varied track compared to the previous 3. Much more slow speed tech. This round's track and condition are going to throw my fantasy picks way off but I'm too lazy to make changes now.

Plenty of sharper turns definitely gives an opportunity for times to separate more than 1/100th of a second.

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6/14/2024 1:35pm

bitta irony. jackson and jordan just cant get away from each others storylines after the epic juniors battles they had.

this track is just an injury machine. can't even hate it tho. if you wanna prove you're the most technically talented bicycle rider in the world this is it man. this is the one.

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6/14/2024 3:22pm
LePigPen wrote:
bitta irony. jackson and jordan just cant get away from each others storylines after the epic juniors battles they had. this track is just an injury...

bitta irony. jackson and jordan just cant get away from each others storylines after the epic juniors battles they had.

this track is just an injury machine. can't even hate it tho. if you wanna prove you're the most technically talented bicycle rider in the world this is it man. this is the one.

So bummed Reece isn't racing this weekend, he'd be killing it on this track!

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6/14/2024 8:23pm Edited Date/Time 6/14/2024 8:25pm
sspomer wrote:
one of the meier-smiths (forget if it was luke or remy) was in wyntv val di sole and wyn joked with him about their dad putting...

one of the meier-smiths (forget if it was luke or remy) was in wyntv val di sole and wyn joked with him about their dad putting pressure on them to do better or come home and work on the avacado farm. it seemed like a joke, but it went on long enough that maybe there was some seriousness to it? so maybe remy is just focusing on racing this weekend/season/year? both of those kids are so nice and personable and fast. i hope they can put some results down.

Finally had a chance to watch this.  I think that's just the relaxed antipodean attitude coming through, and a bit of banter – I didn't read anything from it.

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6/15/2024 12:14pm

Anybody know where a guy could find the World Cup standings after VDS? Curious where Amaury is at now that he took a win. He's already been on the podium a couple times I think, so I wonder if he's actually in touch for the overall. I'm sure Loic is still way in the lead with two wins, a second, and a fifth.

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6/15/2024 3:51pm Edited Date/Time 6/15/2024 3:51pm
sspomer wrote:
one of the meier-smiths (forget if it was luke or remy) was in wyntv val di sole and wyn joked with him about their dad putting...

one of the meier-smiths (forget if it was luke or remy) was in wyntv val di sole and wyn joked with him about their dad putting pressure on them to do better or come home and work on the avacado farm. it seemed like a joke, but it went on long enough that maybe there was some seriousness to it? so maybe remy is just focusing on racing this weekend/season/year? both of those kids are so nice and personable and fast. i hope they can put some results down.

boozed wrote:
Finally had a chance to watch this.  I think that's just the relaxed antipodean attitude coming through, and a bit of banter – I didn't read anything...

Finally had a chance to watch this.  I think that's just the relaxed antipodean attitude coming through, and a bit of banter – I didn't read anything from it.

Yep, that's just Kiwi banter/piss taking.

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6/15/2024 7:40pm Edited Date/Time 6/17/2024 7:28am
sspomer wrote:
one of the meier-smiths (forget if it was luke or remy) was in wyntv val di sole and wyn joked with him about their dad putting...

one of the meier-smiths (forget if it was luke or remy) was in wyntv val di sole and wyn joked with him about their dad putting pressure on them to do better or come home and work on the avacado farm. it seemed like a joke, but it went on long enough that maybe there was some seriousness to it? so maybe remy is just focusing on racing this weekend/season/year? both of those kids are so nice and personable and fast. i hope they can put some results down.

boozed wrote:
Finally had a chance to watch this.  I think that's just the relaxed antipodean attitude coming through, and a bit of banter – I didn't read anything...

Finally had a chance to watch this.  I think that's just the relaxed antipodean attitude coming through, and a bit of banter – I didn't read anything from it.

Dave Waugh wrote:

Yep, that's just Kiwi banter/piss taking.

Considering the question was answered directly by a reliable source rather clearly:

 

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which is why i thumbs-upped his comment days ago.

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