Paul Andrews

Daily Roundup: Iron Horse is broke, Armstrong’s revenge, Chicks and Bikes

In Bicycling, Daily Roundup, Mountain Biking on March 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News: Iron Horse goes down. We’ve known for some time the company was on the ropes — as a friend put it, “How did those guys screw up so bad?” Iron Horse helped make the DW-link and could’ve rode that, um, horse to surefire success. But somehow it never found quite the right niche or following. RIP. The new hot downhill bike to watch this year is Evil. It doesn’t have Dave Weagle’s link, but he helped design the frame and Evil put together the bling. We’ll be checking it out at Fluidride.

Summit Daily News, Colorado: “When soon-to-be-the-king David slayed Goliath in 1 Samuel of the Old Testament, the people of Israel didn’t say, ‘Great job David, but would you mind doing that again next year’?” Wonderful lede btw. The story is about Lance Armstrong’s return to the Leadville 100, the grueling mountain bike race where Lance got his ass handed to him by Dave Wiens, delighting Wiens’ many fans. Unlike Lance, Wiens has never been suspected of using drugs and is so upright an individual he is in fact beyond suspicion. With Lance the truth will come out some day — you don’t beat an entire peloton on drugs without doing drugs yourself. In the meantime, we can look forward to Dave putting the big hurt on Lance again this year, even if Lance has the Tour under his belt. Mountain biking, as Lance found out when he was winning tours and decided to try his hand at the tougher sport, ain’t for road weenies. ‘Nuf said!

Chicks and Bikes: Nuthin’ but pix. Have you checked out this blog? Inspiring to say the least…

OK guys I linked. Now where's my t-shirt???!!

OK guys I linked. Now where's my t-shirt???!!

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