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Posted 2 Jun 2013
Posted 30 May 2013This bike has a Girvin fork and Fox Alps air shock, so it is set up for less weight, a cross between cross country and downhill or what they might call "All Mountain" now. Foes DH rigs were bad ass. When Kovachi got the first Foes Weasel for DH in the mid-90s, the frames were tubular aluminum. They had 6" travel in the back and the Rockshox Boxxers were 4" up front. We instantly added about 15 mph to our top speeds, easily. They were so smooth, the only way you could tell how much faster you were going was the sound of the wind whistling in your helmet. I remember the frames with shocks cost somewhere close to $2k, so they were on the low to mid range cost for DH frames and provided amazing bang for the buck. I don't remember seeing a Foes BMX at the track, but that doesn't mean they didn't sell any. I'll ask my friend Brent, who has much better memory than me regarding things like this and was more in touch with Foes as a manufacturer.
Posted 30 May 2013Tell it... we're all ears.
Posted 29 May 2013...and she beat me (i was 8 or 9) and i CRIED lol... Mark Rink
In south Louisiana in the early 1980s, Gaby Bayhi was like that... I can remember boys laughing and joking when she got on the gate in their open mains... and the crying afterward... having to be consoled by mom and dad...
P.S. The only reason Gaby never beat me is that I was fortunate enough to be older.
Posted 25 May 2013Don't blame capitalism, blame your government for screwing the country.
Capitalism is OK. The problem is the capitalists lobby the government to make laws in their favor. I cannot remember the last time I actually established a lobbying budget for something that I personally wanted to accomplish by law, but businesses do it every single day.
As a case in point, take the commercialization of the prison system. When the state runs the prisons, there is an incentive to NOT ARREST someone or to GET THEM BACK OUT ON THE STREET faster because arresting someone or keeping them behind bars costs tax money. Not only does this cost tax money, but when someone is behind bars they do not earn money and buy things that pay taxes. Being in jail is a double edge sword for tax revenues.
When you commercialize the prison system (capitalism?), the commercial venture has to maximize revenues and to grow in order to satisfy shareholders. Therefore they must keep their cells occupied. In order to do this, commercial prisons take profit money to lobby congress to not only keep laws on the books that facilitate a certain arrest rate, but to lobby congress to create new laws that will help fill the pipeline for even larger prisons. Additionally, there are ancillary businesses that benefit and grow as a "rehabilitation industry" including drug testing, counseling services, parole monitoring, and other private-sector services that make a buck off of someone who has been arrested and now must be made fit for society again. All of these businesses lobby congress for laws in their favor as well.
Some things should not be privatized.
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- October 31, 1959
- ...the wrong end of Interstate 10 in 1970...
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