E-motorcycle Collision San Clemente

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Torrent77, Dec 13, 2021.



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  1. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    One of those "fathers of mountain biking" who lives in Laguna Beach has been posting videos over the last year of himself climbing the most technical DH trails down there. Although he may have the smarts to have spotters, how long before his knucklehead followers emulate that? o_O

    Crazy...
     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I’ve been doing it for years…
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    Not sure it would make very interesting video though.
     
  3. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    Hmmm... Some still photos capture the essence of effortless speed. :whistling:
     
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Ahhh, yes.....the washed up old "pro's" who can't accept the fact that they are no longer relevant....thus have to post crap like that to feel.....important.
     
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  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    Do you think it still helps bring in endorsements/sponsorships? Could be a cash stream as well as ego stroke.
     
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  6. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I take anything any sponsored athlete does with a grain of salt. Regardless of their level of support, they are biased. Does Aaron Gwin actually enjoy is eBike, or does Intense MAKE him like his eBike? I don't know, don't care. Does the Insta "influencer" like those gloves, or does the free gloves every year mean they say they like those gloves?
     
  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    All ego stroke.
     
  8. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    I unsubscribed from OutsiderMTB's YouTube channel because it was getting very sponsor heavy (which, good for him, but I can't trust any product/bike review after that) and because he started posting videos of him riding an eBike on our local trails. I used to really enjoy his bike videos, but I can't support that.
     
  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    One big Billy Squire tribute song!

    All y'all are the only people I trust for bike advice/reviews!
     
  10. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    Well... He does seem to enjoy his Clif Bars a little too much. And they always seem to be in focus and prominently positioned for the Rule of Thirds.
     
  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I was busy drinking a Red Bull!
     
  12. Redman

    Redman iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Henderson, Nv
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    SC OG Hightower 29'r
    While I don't disagree with you. But, perhaps it has to do with a paycheck? There aren't many (if any) ex pros that can survive off of their winnings from years past. I'd say it's staying relevant in order to get a paycheck.
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Which in turn is still linked to the ego. None of us likes to believe we are getting worse and worse at something we were highly competent doing.
     
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  14. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I totally believe I am getting worse. But you are right, I don't like believing it :cry:
     
  15. FizzyCola

    FizzyCola Member

    Location:
    The soda aisle.
    Name:
    Dr. Thunder
    I unsub'ed from him after his incident on Rockit when he yelled at the guy for being in his way at the bottom of the rock garden. It was obvious the OUTSIDER was going way too fast to safely control his bike.
     
  16. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    That is a damn shame. I have not seen that video.
    He is a better rider than me, so I won't comment on his skills, but he is very influential with a huge following ... one would hope he would act accordingly.
     
  17. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Unfortunately, I know of another somewhat popular tuber in the area that has also set a bad example. It is VERY easy to become a dick (I am already there). Once you put it on the internet, you just tell the world who you are.

    I do try not to be a dick, I do. One of my friends is a tuber (but small time for fun) and being Canadian is one of the nicest guys. I am on my best behavior when I am with him :Roflmao
     
  18. fos'l

    fos'l Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    2005 Santa Cruz Superlight
    I was riding in Big Bear with my wife and was amazed to encounter an old acquaintance and well known MTB and road rider with his (I assume) GF both on e-MTB's. Really bad representation of the sport, IMO.
     
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  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9 / SC Hightower
    "The older I get... the better I was."
    I finally accepted that last year. It was hard to grasp, but the volume of annual injuries told me that I keep running out of talent trying to match prior days.

    Sheesh! I'm 63 Years old now. There is no way I can keep up with me when I was 30!
     
  20. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Yup. I imagine he couldn't even figure out how to get a gig driving for Uber if he wanted to.
    Sometimes you're soo deep in your career as a "celebrity," that you just have to keep at it long after your expiration date.
     
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  21. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9 / SC Hightower



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