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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by sethimus, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. shelteringsky

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    Largely agree. To be fair, Gee went through a bit of a 'salty' phase a few years back and didn't always seem to be the most gracious in losing. I think the "Sam Dale incident" probably didn't help with this image but can't really blame him for that. Seems to be much more personable in interviews these days and I think he's probably won back a lot of people by coming back so hard after his injuries. And Rachel is smashing it. Don't see any reason why this will change this season.

    Be very interested to see how the Atherton bikes go. Like others have said, they'll probably need a mass produced trail bike at a lower price point to keep afloat. Don't think the custom DH bikes are going to bring in too much moolah... Making kids bikes could be lucrative if they get the price/specs/geo right. So many little shredders at Whis last summer.
     

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    tl;dr - Gee earned the nickname Lord bummer.
     
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    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    Someone always tries to ruin the fun. :disgust1:
     
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    No hate... why do you feel there's hate? I don't even agree that they don't sign autographs... from what I understand, they do. The only time they're "off limits" is when they're getting ready for their runs. which is fair.

    I think they run a tight ship, and it's somewhat scripted. after being in the game so long, the script is getting a little stale - for sure - but saying that doesn't translate to hate does it? It's not like anyone has a bad day any time they do well and curses them for it?!

    Greg Lemond
     
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    I feel there's more to this story....
     
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    Lemond brand was probably the most successful in dollar terms of all of these (besides Merckx?). Lemond basically put TDF on the map for Americans, though... hard to compare anyone to him besides ol' One Ball.

    I personally don't love the Athertons, but their 3-rider family, racing results and name recognition should give them a chance at success with a brand.

    However, I think the aesthetics of that robot bike seem to be a bit of a disconnect with what "Atherton" means to me. I see their name on a more conventional design.

     
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    Hopefully its not like last time!
     
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    just saw this on vital about the athertons.

    'if they were on Evil they could have called Gee's bike "The Frowning"'
     
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    "The Scowling"
     
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    Gwin should try out.
     
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    And ohhh so much fun can be had with the application..


    There should be a RM contest for best YT application.
     
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  15. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    beast coast @ snowshoe right before worlds is the US camp . . . just sayin' . . .
     
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    explain yourself.
     
  17. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    dude its right after the snowshoe weekend. WC is sept 7/8. camp yt is sept 9-11
     
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    High point is they get to try out on a totally beat to shit track.
    Should be good for the spectators, and maybe crash edits. :busted:
     
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    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    i saw that too :rofl:

    my initial thought was "they've never been to a DH race in the US"
     
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    I wonder if there will be a title for someone who competes in all events...?
     
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    Peter Sagan?
     
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  25. sethimus

    sethimus scroll all you want!

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    why even begin with glasgow when the events are all over scotland?
     
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    because dipshits like us see Glasgow and go "oh hey Glasgow" and not "WTF where the hell is that?" when someone names a town like Bonnybridge or Grangemouth or Ochertyre or Blairgowire or Bridgend of Lintrathen
     
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    just realized something.... 4x world championships is not on that list. is the UCI planning to kill it between this year and 2023? 2019 4x worlds are being held in vai di sole
     
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    Hasn't it killed itself?
     
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    it's still alive and well in the EU, but no WC venues host events for it. UCI still holds the world championships for it
     
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    full disclosure: i stole this from spomer.
     
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    roflbox roflborx

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    Simple answer is because Glasgow got all the money for cycling because they held the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and has Scotlands only indoor velodrome, purpose built XC course and internatinal standard BMX track/stadium. They also held the RR so have everything already in place to roll that out again.
    There are no hills in Glasgow suitable for a DH race at all and a marathon XC race would be a logiostical nightmare nr Glasgow compared to the tweedvalley (Glentress) where events like this are held all the time.
     
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    @scottishmark

    apparently he's even bought a mountainbike
     
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    still not the claimed "all events at on venue" event when the venue is all over scotland
     
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    I have been trying to think of what the Sam Dale incident is... I feel Ike I should remember but I don’t.
     
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    sethimus scroll all you want!

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    because i was intrigued by the idea of having an event where you can walk to all venues? but it's the same shit show now as the olympics
     
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