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  • Premier Icon Coyote
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    Amazing ride. So close to the (G)win too!

    cfinnimore
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    “We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy”

    Absolutely…

    He could shit Troy Brosnan out his arse..

    robsoctane
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    what they said but exclude Troy as a shit… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    cfinnimore
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    Is there a World Cup thread here?
    Also, could a junior win the grown up elite overall?

    Kit
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    After the furore over spoiler threads the last couple of days, is this a genuine mistake or a deliberate attempt to wind folk up?

    cfinnimore
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    Em, mistake.

    Apologies all.

    Kit
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    Not fussed meself, just asking ๐Ÿ˜‰

    stanfree
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    Legend , That Is all . Life In the old dog yet.

    cfinnimore
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    Could it happen though?

    Kit
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    Interesting, and a little bit sad if I’m honest, that this thread silently slipped under the waves. With all the hysteria about the TdF, Round 5 of the UCI MTB World Cup passed by without barely registering on an ostensibly MTB forum ๐Ÿ™

    Not the most exciting course ever, but some hard crashes and the Brits did well!

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Congrats to Rach too! The Peaty legend still has a few more seasons to go I reckon, amazing stuff.

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Rachel rode a fantastic ride. Floated over the rock garden probably better than anyone.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Windham UCI DH Men’s

    Freecaster coverage from yesterday.

    si-wilson
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    Interesting, and a little bit sad if I’m honest, that this thread silently slipped under the waves. With all the hysteria about the TdF, Round 5 of the UCI MTB World Cup passed by without barely registering on an ostensibly MTB forum[\quote]

    Agree with this

    jhw
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    I watched this on the weekend. Awesome!! Inspiring stuff. The speed he carried into and through the rock garden was unbelievable.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    +1 Si & Kit

    DH has been so good this year.

    scruff
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    I’ve watched them all this year on Eurosport, Si says some funny things on air like ‘South Wales is full of burnt out cars’. Troy Brosnon is a little ripper.

    t-p 26
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    ]Interesting, and a little bit sad if I’m honest, that this thread silently slipped under the waves. With all the hysteria about the TdF, Round 5 of the UCI MTB World Cup passed by without barely registering on what USED TO BE an MTB forum

    There, corrected that for you . Its all road bikes, fixies and lycra now.
    The title was SINGLETRACKworld. it however seems to harbour one or two road riders, shame…

    Interesting, and a little bit sad if I’m honest, that this thread silently slipped under the waves. With all the hysteria about the TdF, Round 5 of the UCI MTB World Cup passed by without barely registering on an ostensibly MTB forum

    Yeah, but look at this thread vs. the tour threads. However good the DH was this weekend, all there is to say about it is : ‘That was good’ or ‘he was fast’.

    TdF generates so much discussion because frankly there’s so much to talk about, good and bad, its the perfect armchair/office athlete’s sport (and I include myself in that depressing little group).

    Plus the DH doesn’t get presented to us in a neat little package at beer o’clock every weekday evening 8)

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    the DH doesn’t get isn’t presented to us in a neat little package at beer o’clock every weekday evening at all, unless you’ve got some crazy fast internet connection, and stay in on a sunday afternoon

    i’ve got ‘broadband’ – and i can’t watch it.

    (Now in HD! – brilliant. how about low-def? – so i can actually watch it?)

    And another thing, as you say, the tour highlights last about 45 mins, which is a nice amount to watch.

    the Dh worldcup highlights are edited down to about 2 mins, most of which seems to be pit-chat.

    Ha, yeah, that as well. Definition of frustration for me is trying to watch anything on a live stream, little spinny circles of impatience make my blood boil.

    bluebird
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    Peaty is incredible โ€“ he’s got 10 years on Gwin, is coming back of a hand injury and still at the top level.

    Gwin’s amazing too this season. Not sure where he’s getting the time from, but it always seem to be right form the start. He must be powering out of the start gate and just getting up to speed a second or two ahead of the other guys. Whatever it is he’s doing Minnar and Atherton had better work it out soon or they’re going to be runners up.

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    I find MTBWorldCup.com better than Freecaster, even though it’s the freecaster feed…

    Re Gwin, it’s not the first time someone’s come along and spanked the field. By next season if not the end of this one I reckon the gap will have closed significantly, but I bet Tomac is getting a lot of enquiries!

    jhw
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    The coverage on Pinkbike is very very good

    bluebird
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    Lifer, you’re right. Sam Hill has never really lived up to what he looked like he was going to be capable of a few seasons back. Still a bloody good rider mind, I’m not slaggin him off.

    It’d be interesting to know what the psychology of it all. It’s as is someone comes along and starts winning and the rest of the field are so in shock they can’t get it together. It’s like they expect not to win.

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    I just think that everything’s coming together for Gwin at the right time. The other men are putting together some pretty awesome runs but he has taken it to the next level.

    When are the World Championships this year?

    wrecker
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    TdF generates so much discussion because frankly there’s so much to talk about, good and bad, its the perfect armchair/office athlete’s sport (and I include myself in that depressing little group).

    I think it has more to do with the fact that this site full of roadies.
    Singletrack needs to change its name or limit the road based threads. There’s plenty of road forums, why can’t members talk roadie on those and MTB on here?
    Before anyone says it, this is not a “cycling” forum. It’s called Singletrack and it’s about MTBing.

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    I watched the DH last night and whilst I love riding it I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t work on TV. It’s just not that interesting watching another guy go over the same rock garden over and over again. The drops don’t look that big, the speed doesn’t look that fast and it is difficult to tell riders from each other, hell, even the crash wasn’t that spectacular. It’s got no stories or hidden stuff going on, it is a time trial down a hill and for me at least it makes very poor TV.

    whatnobeer
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    Singletrack needs to change its name or limit the road based threads. There’s plenty of road forums, why can’t members talk roadie on those and MTB on here?
    Before anyone says it, this is not a “cycling” forum. It’s called Singletrack and it’s about MTBing.

    How about you just dont read the road threads?

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Singletrack needs to change its name or limit the road based threads

    It really doesn’t.

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    re Gwin:

    he’s awesome.

    he’s going to have a massive crash, which will slow him down a bit.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    for me at least it makes very poor TV.

    I love it, thought I was gonna have a heart attack when Rach came down ahead of the split, and when Peaty took the hot seat couldn’t sit still!

    jhw
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    A query. Has there ever been a world-class downhiller (i.e. someone who’s won at least 1 world cup) whose career wasn’t seriously harmed by a big crash?

    Nico is the only one who comes to mind?

    Why do they all crash so much and so seriously? I’ve said this a million times but – doesn’t happen in skiing

    jeffcapeshop
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    the reason there’s a lot of TDF talk is surely cos it’s on every day, rather than once a week..

    as for working on tv, i think if it wasn’t for rob warner on freecaster it would be a lot less entertaining, but as it is – i love it!

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    Why do they all crash so much and so seriously? I’ve said this a million times but – doesn’t happen in skiing

    er, yes it does…

    a lot of the mountain biking injuries occur inbetween races – Barel, Atherton (pick one), Fairclough, Hill (knee), etc.

    maybe Nico was more restrained/focussed between races? – and that, is a total guess.

    bluebird
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    he’s going to have a massive crash, which will slow him down a bit.

    Been thinking that myself, it nearly happened at Fort Bill, but it was just a minor one.

    Why do they all crash so much and so seriously? I’ve said this a million times but – doesn’t happen in skiing

    No, they never crash – [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMchlokCWIk[/video]

    fbk
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    jhw – yes it does. Plus DH skiing tends be down a nice wide open channel of snow/ice, not over huge sharp rocks & between trees etc.

    As for the discussion level, this isn’t really a DH forum either is it? And the coverage of the world cup really isn’t the best, especially when compared to regular prime time TV programmes.

    I love the world cup and love watching it, especially on Freecaster. Unfortunately I tend to catch up a day or two later as the ‘live stream’ is the most frustrating thing in the world!!

    And as for all this “we shouldn’t discuss road riding coz we’re not roadies”…… ๐Ÿ™„

    Edit for the OP – Peaty is indeed a god amongst men ๐Ÿ™‚

    jhw
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    But it’s not like every world class skier has had a season wrecked by injury. Whereas pretty much every world class Dher has.

    Is it something to do with the unusually macho image of the sport? Nico wasn’t very popular in the media etc. even though he was the best, just because his style was so understated and he never crashed.

    Trolling again, a bit…back to the subject…go Peaty!

    kudos100
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    I watched the DH last night and whilst I love riding it I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t work on TV. It’s just not that interesting watching another guy go over the same rock garden over and over again. The drops don’t look that big, the speed doesn’t look that fast and it is difficult to tell riders from each other, hell, even the crash wasn’t that spectacular. It’s got no stories or hidden stuff going on, it is a time trial down a hill and for me at least it makes very poor TV.

    i dont think it makes poor tv, but having exactly the same camera angles for every single rider makes it a bit dull. they need to spice it up with a bit more variety and have some commentators going round the pits etc

    as for peaty, well he has shown everyone he still has it! i think he is a fading force, but hopefully can grab another wc before he calls it a day.

    kudos100
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    @jhw

    i dont know why so few of the pro’s wear upper body armour, it makes no sense. granted it is not going to stop crashes from happening, but may make the difference between being out for a month and out for the whole season.

    take sam hill. perhaps if he was wearing body armour he might be racing now…..

    seems a bike like a fashion thing to me. you see it all the time on pink bike and mtb videos, guys doin rb rampage or jumping a 50 ft gap in a t shirt. bit silly if you ask me.

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