Years after its relevancy has passed, there has finally been a cool pass made in 4x racing…
Better late than never I guess?
After 10 years of lurking in obscurity, the Wall Ride (TM) becomes a hotter fad than Carboner Enduro Bikes with Enve Wheels. You read it here first!
Hey Bro-cephus, can you answer something for me?
What’s with all the MTB “journalists” using a style where they tell the reader what to think? Are they afraid that their readers can’t use experience and imagination to know what to think? Are they afraid the reader may think something different from the Super Honch Keybanging “Journalist”?
Or is it just becuase the “journalists” can’t write worth a meth whore fuck, and are stupider than the guy who wears tighty whities under his lycra w/ chamois?
School me, Bro-cephus.
I don’t have the answers. I just write for a blog that generally hates things.
But I imagine that the journalists write the way they do because they are just fans of the sport and have been around long enough to become de facto authorities on it. Having never gone to proper journalism school, they tend to write op/ed rather than basic reporting. And considering the small staff size of most mountain bike publications, online or in print, the editorial staff tends to overlap significantly with the reporting staff which results in opinionated editorial writing being the dominant form of delivery.
Just a theory.
Sounds like they’re not very good at the Editorial Duties side of their Journalist PLUS Editor desk nameplate/masthead pronouncement.
Sounds like they think being an ex-racer = being a great writer. But there’s plenty of proof that no ex-racer has shown good writing skills. In fact that’s all we’ve seen since the dawn of time where cycling is concerned. There’s no MTB equivalent to Lefty Kreh in fly fishing. No MTB equivalent to Jim Bouton in baseball.
Instead we have The Brothers Trumpore telling us what to think and see in their photo captions and photo essay reporting. They won’t let us see for ourselves. Listen to Not Donald Saying You’re Fired! in the very first image from the US Nationals — having to caption the Q to Gwin with “up and down season,” like that sort of bullshit’s going to help Gwin give a better statement! HOLY FUCKING IDIOCY. Yeah, but you’re a Trumpore, so you’re a great “journalist”? Fuck that.
Even worse is that cumstick at Stinkbike, Nathan Hughes, who is so fucking insecure that every word he writes is saying LOOK AT ME FINALLY I’M AN INSIDER.
Of course, all these douchenozzles are outdone by Seb “Funny Man In His Own Mind” Kemp, the lamest of all. Dude makes Richard Cunningham (not the Happy Days character) look like Bill Hicks.
Please go back to pitching for the Kansas City Monarchs. Your material is getting old quickly.
As is the blood trail from your knuckles, on the ground, all the time.
I’m not “getting old,” you moron. I’m so old that I’ve been in the grave a long time.
Can you be any stupider?
Wait. Don’t tell me. You won a DH race when you were 17, right? Against 3 friends? And got a stuffed lion as the prize, because you’re King of the Jungle?
On the same note, what about those idiot fucktards on SnideFlunkey in the Lounge who start or contribute to political discussions? Every one of them is a clusterfucking idiot who thinks that having performed well in that one race at age 15 means Global Political Genius Has Been Achieved.
Talking points come from NPR — a stupidfuck attempt at showing savvy if ever there was one, it would be like thinking there’s genius in the doofuses on Empty Beer who tell you that you need 29er Socks to ride 29 wheels. NPR is uninformed crap for people who think that simply delcaring “progressive” status = demonstrated moral superiority.
I can’t tell who’s stupidest. Syadasti? Top 3 idiots, for sure. Dante? Top two. But I’d place the entire SnideFlunkey populace as tied for 3d stupidest opinions on political matters. The whole place can be summarized as, Democrats good Republicans bad and let’s ignore the non-difference between the two parties in practice and focus on their “image” mechanics.
As stupid as “looks flexy,” just as informed, just as “funny” too.
Lowest has to be Hate Sink Svenster, though. Telling people they have to “support our troops” et cetera et cetera because the troops “protect our freedoms.” Holy fuck, just go back to South Africa already you ignorant apartheidist.
Hey ”Satchel,” as someone who works for a mountain bike website (Pinkbike) I’d have to agree with Trivial’s statement that most mountain bike media is created by passionate fans of the sport, not Stanford grads with journalism degrees. Obviously mountain bike journalism will never pay $90,000/year like The New Yorker, it’s a writing niche for diehards.
That being said, why is editorialized coverage a bad thing? The fact that Pinkbike has a comment section allows for back and forth debate which is part of the fun (although I’ll admit the comment section is frequently hijacked by less informed users). Personally I enjoy Nathan Hughe’s writing style and I think Pinkbike’s coverage has improved significantly with the addition of his writing/photos.
At the end of the day it’s a mountain bike website – it’s not political coverage from the New York Times, nor should it be. ”Satchel” I notice you write a fair number of long form comments on Trivial MTB, Pinkbike is always looking for talented writers. Post a link to your work and I’ll have a look.
Wow! You write for Pinkbike! That’s impressive! I bet all the girlies love you for that.
Scott: “Hey honey. How’s it going? Your tits look so fuckin’ fake it’s awesome! How about making an iPhone Porno with me?”
Bimbo: “Uh. What? Uh. Let me text my friend Britney.”
Scott: “Cool. A 3-way. Tell her I’m a journalist at Pinkbike.”
Bimbo: “She wants to know what pinkbike is.”
Scott: “Are you kidding? We’re like Russell Brand, only better. Like Will Ferrell, only smarter. Like Ron Jeremy, only a bigger dick.”
Bimbo: “Who’s Ron Jeremy?”
Scott: “I thought you were a porn cono… cona… aficio… expert.”
Bimbo: “Is he related to Jeremy Sisto? Or Ron Livingston?”
Scott: “Who are those guys?”
Bimbo: “They’re the last 2 guys me and Britney did a 3-way with. Movie stars. Famous guys. Britney says no. You’re a nobody.”
$tinkle, is that you?
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