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Fabien Barel is Bicycle Yoda

April 11, 2013, 8:19 a.m.
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http://dirt.mpora.com/news/two-time-dh-world-champion-fabien-barel-talks-about-the-art-of-flow.html

Amazing discussion between Jonesy from Dirt and Fab.

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April 11, 2013, 9:38 a.m.
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" the main mistake of the average rider, the main mistake is to believe that to ride fast, you have to pedal to accelerate"

April 11, 2013, 10:23 a.m.
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Nice, I liked his thoughts on "maximum vs. optimum".

April 11, 2013, 11:08 a.m.
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He's a personal hero and has been since his early Kona days.

April 11, 2013, 11:37 a.m.
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He's a personal hero and has been since his early Kona days.

+1

Ride, don't slide.

April 11, 2013, 12:53 p.m.
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His comments on average riders pedalling to go faster instead of looking for better lines and pumping more and braking less are so true!

April 11, 2013, 2:19 p.m.
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a 29er carries speed, but a 26er generates speed

mind = blown

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

April 11, 2013, 3:54 p.m.
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mind = blown

I agree. That totally stopped me in my tracks when I watched it.

Ride, don't slide.

April 11, 2013, 9:29 p.m.
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I was watching it and the clock going: "I hope there's no extra traffic on the way to work, 'cause I'm not stopping the video."

:lol:

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April 11, 2013, 10:11 p.m.
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Awesome. Mind also blown.

April 12, 2013, 9:02 p.m.
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Shit I like Steve but he ruined that interview.

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