Paul Andrews

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Memorial Day Roundup: Peaty unbeatable, Slow Bicycle movement, Ski to Sea redesign gets thumbs up

In Bicycle Racing, Bicycling, Daily Roundup, Mountain Biking on May 25, 2009 at 7:20 am

Steve Peat has been out of his mind lately, winning consecutive World Cup titles to surpass Nicholas Vuilloz’s “unbeatable” record and now tacking on the Lisbon Downtown race over unbelievable cobblestones for the 8th (yes, that’s an eight) year in a row. Yes he’s the “old guy” on the circuit, but that just makes him sneaky, wily and craftier than the rest of the field. And to think he can step off the podium, hit the pub for a dozen pints and then go out and do the same thing the next day! What an inspiration!

Can't do THAT with an iPhone!

Can't do THAT with an iPhone!

In Copenhagen there is a “Slow Bike” movement that my wife Cecile, author of Slow Is Beautiful, can appreciate. As the motto puts it, “It’s style over speed.” Why not a 20-foot-long race where the one who finishes last wins? The “Slow World Cup” championships!

Bellingham Herald: Mountain bikers like Ski to Sea redesign, except for railroad ties(!). “Paul Wood, riding for NW Yogis Running Wild, joked that part of the race was so bumpy that cavities would fall out of your mouth.” Full results.

Memorial Day Weekend Roundup: Riders down, new at Whistler, Ski to Sea Race

In Daily Roundup on May 22, 2009 at 6:30 am

Heartwarmer of the day: Anonymous donor ponies up $153k for police bicycles in New Jersey — in memory of a fallen officer. From the New Jersey Star-Ledger: “The bicycles, such as the fully equipped 2009 Cannondale Police Mountain Bikes police received today, can cost around $1,000, and it took 13 years to raise enough money to acquire them.”

Appropriate to remember bicyclists on this Memorial Day. Cyclists such as Dennis Dumm, 31, of Minneapolis, mowed down by a semi truck. “Investigators said the driver will not be issued a citation.” Vehicles hit each other, small children, pedestrians, light poles, medians, all sorts of things. Only when they hit cyclists are citations not issued.

What’s new at Whistler: Second weekend of the season promises great weather and dynamite riding. A great idea: Bike Park 101, for getting riders comfortable with Whistler BEFORE they break their shoulder.

New mountain biking leg for Bellingham’s Ski to Sea race tomorrow: More mountain, less road…

My other Mini Cooper is a bike: Coop offers fixie as first in a company-branded line of bikes. Can the mini-cool translate to the bike world? The two-wheeled world breathlessly awaits…

Have a great weekend… which can only mean, Get out ‘n ride!