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It’s been a busy week in bikes. Not much of it happy news.
The Breckenridge Epic is a six-day event held during August that takes place in the high mountains of Colorado’s Central Rockies. Traditionally billed as a brutally long, high-altitude, multi-day, marathon, 2013 brings about an additional category: a multi-day Enduro format race.
It seems like every two weeks mob mentality takes over and people indignantly chirp status updates about how miffed they are something has changed. In the early days of social media it was about the layout of Facebook changing, now it’s people being worried that they will see their photos floating around in the public domain despite the fact that they were quite happy to take that photo of their intimate moment and put it up on a social media site in the first place.
Kenny Smith’s problem is that he is too damn good at entertaining people with his wild riding. He does things on his bike that other riders don’t even consider feasible. He also does things that have other top-flight athletes and paid-for-danger freeriders scratching their heads.
Commenteers and forum users live in a safe house of anonymity that they can get away with things they can’t in real life. It is a sort of blow off valve for society, a vocal, yet noiseless, demonstration of a larger anomie raging within.
By Seb Kemp College Humor nailed this one. I dare any Instagram user to watch this and say they have never matched some of the behaviors they satirize. How do you feel about Instagram pulling images from your tweets? Are you looking for a workaround? If so, here’s one: usat.ly/QSpKMf — USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December […]
The gory details of Lance Armstrong’s doping regimen and revelations about many other top pros pharmaceutical escapades have created a busy week in Twitter World. An Austrian falls from outer space and breaks some media records in the process.
Last weekend the world’s bravest mountain bikers congregated on a tiny patch of the Utah desert to try and out do each other at the Red Bull Rampage. It was like a band of cowboys decided to have a dick-swinging contest, just without the homosexual undertones.
Words by Seb Kemp Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith It’s an early start for finals day. With a short practice session open from the moment sun rises above the white rock-capped conical formations to the East, riders are afforded just an hour for last-minute preparations and alterations to their lines. It doesn’t seem […]
Words by Seb Kemp Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith The brutal beauty of the desert is the perfect backdrop for the sometimes violent and often graceful dance that 24 riders faced on Friday’s Red Bull Rampage qualifiers. Throughout the time- and weather-ravaged mesas, a labyrinth of lines overlap each other like a tangled […]