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Discussion in 'Gravity Junkies' started by Cougar, Mar 30, 2015.



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  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I wanna see the race video
     
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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yes, I know there are some of you who don't care about races you cannot view from top to bottom in real time. Too hard to follow live timing, read reports or wait for highlights. Too bad - you're missing out on the most incredible form of mt. bike racing.

    Here's the highlight video for you:

     
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  3. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    And she swept the series - winning every race. Spectacularly consistent and fast! :thumbsup:

    Seems par for the course for the women. First Tracy Moseley, then Cecile Ravenel, now Isabeua. Let's not forget Anne- Caro from days gone by or Rachel Atherton, when healthy.

    Give Martin Maes his two wins back from the beginning of the season (stripped of him for getting medical attention for a nasty laceration) - and we may have had a different mens series winner, eh?

    Still - stoked for Sam Hill. Three series titles in a row. Sam is good for the sport of mt. biking. Unassuming. Quiet. Fast as hell.
     
  5. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    And keeps sales for flat pedals alive
     
  6. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    That last event win came on a prototype the late Chad Peterson had been working on. She spoke more about it on GinTV iirc.

    Great ending to the Mens season, coming down to the last stage. Flat pedals ftw.
     
  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I cannot get my head around the fact that we can't talk about Sam Hill without talking about pedals. Who cares? Why so much love or hatred for flat pedals? It's not a religion. It's not a cult. It's not a political party. Sort of detracts from the story in my opinion.
     
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  8. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    That reads like you have a bone to pick in other areas of annoyance Herz... if it detracts from a guy his age winning the overall while riding a platform that requires additional effort for the oft-punchy stages found in the EWS, then please accept my apologies.

    Trophy of Nations was today in Finale Ligure.





    Team USA (Richie Rude, Shawn Neer, & Cody Kelly) won the Pro Men & 2nd Place in U21 Women for Team USA

    USA FTW
     
  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Not at all. It's just that I have never seen a celebration of Sam Hill that didn't include a bunch of people yelling "flat pedals FTW!" It's almost comical in how predictable and how pervasive that response STILL is even 10-15 years past his World Championships and World Cup wins in DH. Seems like the legions of flat pedals devotees see him as THE living justification for their pedal choice - a choice that needs no justification.

    (I use both - just not at the same time).

    I didn't really mean to aim my irritated response at you specifically @Stubborn Approach. My apologies.
     
  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Herz had been a little on edge lately. :rolleyes:

    A big isn't a bike without pedals. And, that is final. :p
     
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  11. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    As do I, but I do coach riders on improving their jumping skills & pedal choice is a foundational topic. Those who make the choice to avoid flat pedals have a much tougher road ahead of them. The most common justification for this is that it will make climbing more difficult. Poor choice or not, climbing a fireroad doesnt need to be learned. Its continually running into that logic that reduces me to blindly advocating for flat pedal usage in comical terms like, Flat pedals ftw.

    This video has some of steeziest riding I have seen all year...


    Interesting to hear that the stages were too flat for Hill & Fearon :whistling:
     
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