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Les Gets World Cup or showing them Americans on how to gather a sizable crowd

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by sethimus, Jul 10, 2019 at 5:22 AM.

  1. sethimus

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    France: 248,573 mi²
    US of A's: 3.797 million mi²

    over 15 times the size. suck it.
     
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    French MTB crowd: over 9000
    USA mtb crowd: like 6
     
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    mountains over 3000 meters (9842.52 freedoms):

    France: 14
    US of A's: Over 200
     
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    NIMBY & equestrian groups actively sabotaging MTB access:

    France: 0
    Murica: eleventy billionty
     
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    that's because horses are considered food in france.
     
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    snowshoe will be quite the show
     
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    They really are a more refined civilization than ours.

    Thank god Wyn TV will be back to WCDH, those enduro-bros give shit interviews. What's the point of even being a professional bicycle rider if you don't get shit-canned after a race and talk shit to Kiwi Randy Savage?
     
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    replace "economic crisis" with "France"

     
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    all patriotic shenanigans aside, it would be spectacular to see Bruni take the win on home soil at such a legendary venue.
     
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    France is actually able to come up with a complete podium sweep. Anyways, Brosnan will obviously get second.
     
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    this is another one of those venues were a lot of the younger generation may not have raced here previously. gonna be exciting for sure.
     
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    How many american downhill world champions?

    exactly.
     
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    3min track
     
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    We are 2-0, World War Champs.
    Allowing surrender guys the freedom to race their little bicycles.
     
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    Syndicate gearing up for post race interviews
     

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    what you see in the background of that pic is reserved for Peaty
     
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    I'm sure Space Force played a top secret role too.
     
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    "Gee Atherton's neutral gear mechanism. The idea here is that on rougher sections of track, He'd shift into the dead gear to eliminate pedal feedback."


    Thats cool as fuk
     
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    pretty sure others have done this before, just not sure if during a race.
    did canyon ever test their disconnected drivetrain version of this during an actual race?
     
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    This shall henceforth be referred to as the "Bummer gear"
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    props to anyone who, going that fast in terrain that ruff, has the presence of mind to think "ok, time to shift into my bummer gear" and then, a few seconds later, "ok, back into my mere mortal gear."
     
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    You mean even with 6 DW links they couldn't eliminate pedal feedback?
     
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    There's no way I wouldn't fuck that up an go over the bars or blow my feet off the pedals. I am simply not that organized and proficient to be able to get away with having a neutral gear mechanism attached to my DH bike.
     
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    maybe practise on the trail bike first?
     
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    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    i for one am stoked for the long jump world champs. 25-30m according to finn?
     
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    I would LOVE to try that.

    Brosnan had one a while back, but I never saw any post-race discussion of it.

     
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    Cathro sure is excited about that track, race should be a banger no matter if it stays dry or not. Also loved his story about the menace of fauxtographers at recent events.
     
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    Just watched Cathrovision track walk. Looks like its gonna be stupid fast. Doesn't look too rough from what he showed, but definitely flat out. If it rains it will be driftacular.
     
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    send us a smoke signal when you get a UCI race




    :busted:
     
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    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    At the pace our actual government is destroying the country, that might be the only communication method available down here...

    Fun fact: there was an allegedly firm proposal to have a UCI DH WC race down here maybe two years ago, at Villa La Angostura. It kinda vanished in the air, and nobody in the local DH scene knows why.
     
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    i think it'd be fantastic to have a UCI WC stop in south america. but all the teams would complain. ALL. OF. THEM. it'd probably ruin their seasons travel budgets. hell, they complain when they have to come to north america for more than MSA.
     
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    Cool to see the reduced driver on the Mavic hub in action.

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    When will all the other s̶u̶c̶k̶h̶o̶l̶e̶s̶ manufacturers do something useful like this?
     
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