Paul Andrews

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Daily Roundup: Mark Weir’s loss, Bike biz slump, Jimmy Mac looks back, Steve Smith rocks!

In Daily Roundup, Mountain Biking on December 31, 2009 at 2:40 am

Mark Weir‘s Marin home burned to the ground. He and his family are safe, thankfully, but what a loss… Best wishes to the Weir clan.

Ooof…bike sales down 5 percent in October, shipments down 11 percent. It’s gonna be awhile before we dig out of this hole, folks.

On the brighter side, Mountain Bike Action‘s resident Everyman, Jimmy Mac, looks back on 2009. Great stuff, but Jimmy, I haveta speak up. That photo of the guy going over the rock: As a faithful MBA reader, I recall a letter you printed whose author claimed the photo was faked. And MBA said, as I recall, Hey, we DO NOT FAKE photos. So which is it? Your faithful fan, Paul.

We luv Evil cuz they’re based in our home town of Seattle and have one of the coolest bike names, slotting in at No. 4 on our Top 10 Bike Names Of All Time list. So by extension we have to luv Steve Smith.

Happy 2010 everyone! Now get out ‘n RIDE!!!

Weekend Roundup: Ibis Mojo HD, Bike Biz OK after all, Duthie work party, LA anti-harassment & more

In Bicycle advocacy, Daily Roundup on December 12, 2009 at 3:30 am

Following up on my unrequited Xmas lust for an Ibis Mojo HD, PinkBike has the full Mojo on the HD.

Bicycle Retailer: Nobody’s cracking open champagne, but Taiwan’s 2009 bike biz not as bad as it might at first seem.

Duthie Work Party this weekend.

Los Angeles appears headed toward passing a Bicycle Anti-Harassment Law. That’s the good part. Let’s hope it doesn’t run afoul of state law, as a similar ordinance passed by Seattle did. The state Supreme Court ruled that state law superseded local ordinance. It’s one of the main reasons Cascade Bicycle Club will put the full press on the 2010 State Legislature to pass “Vulnerable User” legislation.

How many cyclists does it take to power a home? Believe me, you have NO idea.