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Enduro Vs. Downhill

…I like the 29″ hands down. I still have it and ride it. But for me personally and given the style of tracks we’re racing, I feel better on the 27.5″. I just now got the green light to race one officially. It’s just part of the business. Specialized has plans, dealers, blah blah blah. It’s above me and it’s politics. I’m not complaining, it’s just the way it is…

…On the tighter stuff it’s just better. If we were racing France where you get up to speed, drop in and just hang on for 15 minutes while you drop 3,500 feet, I would pick the 29″ bike. Once it gets going it monster trucks. These other tracks have a lot of accelerating and then decelerating. I was riding my 27.5″ Spesh Enduro in winter in California, I’ve done testing and I know my times. I like both bikes a lot but there really is a time and place for both…

…The whole wheel size debate. People need to get over it. Shut up and ride your bike. This is what I always say : pick the fricking wheel size that makes you smile at the end of the day and ride it. We’re just riding bikes. Just because a 27.5″ wheel works for me or Jerome doesn’t mean it will work for someone else, and vice-versa. No matter what bike I’m on, or what I do – I will never be Sam Hill. It doesn’t matter. I just don’t have that talent, but that’s cool – I’m fine with it. Just go ride your bikes people!

—  Curtis Keene, about the silly question if it is better 27.5’’ or 29’‘
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Sliver - a movie that came out in 1993; Sharon Stone and William Baldwin; this movie has tons of at parallels to the Ezra storyline. Read the Plot Summaries. Posting 3 summaries because they each add a little more detail and after you read them you can correlate ALOT to PLL as a whole. Good movie to btw. Very very steamy and suspenseful! (And don’t forget Spencer referenced “Classic Sharon Stone move” tho she was talking about Basic Instinct movie, this movie really correlates more). Let me know your thoughts!

Plot Summary 1
“Young publishing executive Carly takes an apartment in an exclusive “sliver” building in New York, only to learn that the previous tenant, who bore a great resemblance to Carly, died in a mysterious fall from the apartment balcony. When other tenants of the building begin to die likewise mysteriously, Carly begins to suspect that a killer may be inhabiting the building and that it may be either Zeke, the voyeuristic building owner with whom she’s become involved romantically, or Jack, a mystery writer with a suspicious quality.”

Plot Summary 2
“Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who writes thriller novels and Zeke Hawkins, the handsome owner of the apartment building. Carly finds that some of the women living in the apartment building have been murdered and the police suspect that there is a serial killer in the apartment building. Carly has a passionate and seductive love affair with Zeke, unaware Zeke has secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he has been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Carly begins to suspect Zeke or Jack may be the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and she may be the killer’s next victim.”

Plot Summary 3
“Carly Norris (Sharon Stone) moves into an exclusive New York residential building, not long after the previous tenant, Naomi Singer, falls to her death from her balcony. She immediately crosses paths with other tenants including the handsome Zeke (William Baldwin).”

Carly and Zeke soon start meeting quite often; Carly eventually agrees to go to a workout gym with Zeke, who begins to turn her on by grabbing her hips while doing exercise, and they subsequently begin a sexual relationship. Carly is also being romantically pursued by Jack (Tom Berenger), a novelist who is another resident of her building.

Two of Carly’s neighbors (Keene Curtis, Polly Walker) die under suspicious circumstances. As she discovers more about Zeke and Jack, she begins to distrust both and also uncovers shocking secrets about other people who live around her. Carly eventually finds out that Jack killed Naomi due to his jealousy towards Zeke. It is revealed that Zeke knew that Jack was the killer, but chose to ignore it because it would expose his other secret—that he has surveillance cameras allowing him to spy on every apartment, including hers.

Although she is both curious about and disturbed by the cameras, Carly eventually destroys Zeke’s surveillance room and his video monitors, telling him to “get a life” before leaving him and the building.”

Oh the guy watching everyone was named Zeke. An Ezra’s nickname is “Z”…..ummmm, yeah.