It’s a mountain bikers dream here at Crankworx 2016 in Whistler BC. Although, with these temperatures it could be hell – I’m not quite sure. Kaz and I hiked up to A-Line to watch the Air DH race go down. It went pretty much as expected – flowing beers, naked people and dudes in trees.
Afterwards we met up with the 2016 Dirt Diaries winner and pro rider Dylan Forbes to spin the wheel of gnar. Our friends Mark McKay and Connor Macleod joined us to shoot some nugs while the light was “JUST FIRING”. Lastly, we checked in with Brett Rheeder to get the inside scoop on his thoughts on the Redbull Joyride Slopestyle course and boner logs.
BMX icon Dave Mirra, who died in February, suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that has shown up in the brains of dozens of football players, a University of Toronto neuropathologist has concluded. Multiple neuropathologists confirmed the diagnosis.
Mirra is the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression. He died on Feb. 4 from … More
You’ll no doubt have read the shocking news over the weekend of the UCI detaining a bike at the cyclocross world championships due to a suspected motor hidden inside the frame. But just how easy is it to hide a motor in a bicycle frame without anyone noticing and how does it work?
– Mechanical doping at Cyclocross Worlds confirmed
What is mechanical or motor doping?
As the name suggests motor doping is using an electric motor hidden in the bicycle frame to boost performance. Motor doping is part of a much wider form of cheating known as mechanical doping.
No surprise then that it’s very much against the rules of bicycle racing. In UCI speak it’s called technological fraud which is prohibited under article … More
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