What’s the craziest experience you’ve had in a bike race or event? Hottie puts this question to Fatty and Patrick and while they share some stuff you might not want to duplicate, their experiences comes up lame when compared to Hottie’s guest. Elon Rubin of Giant Santa Monica is Israeli and in his first mountain bike race crashed and landed somewhere even worse than a cow pie. His story is so epically bad it’s almost difficult to believe. Rubin, as it turns out, is also a helluva great storyteller.
Fatty asks, if you’ve been an avid rider, but have been out of the sport for a while due to illness, injury, work or family reasons, how do you get back into it? Do you just go whole hog and pick up where you left off? Do you ease yourself into it like sitting down in a hot tub? Or do you get super-disciplined so that you can return to top form as quickly as possible?
Patrick went to Park City recently to hang out with Fabian Cancellar, like he does, and check out a brand new rain jacket from Gore. The jacket is the first rain jacket that is both fully waterproof and stretchy, so that it moves with you in a way that other rain jackets just won’t. But here’s the thing: It’s still made for riding in the rain. Most people don’t like riding in the rain. Will a better rain jacket actually encourage you to go out when cats and dogs fall from the sky?
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