The NY Times did an exclusive story on Topeak Ergon’s very own Dave Wiens. It’s the top sports story at the moment. check it out!
Post this on your blogs too! I think this is a HUGE HUGE step for mountain biking and cycling altogether and if we get the word out and people see how cool mountain biking is, maybe we can get this sport into a raging upswing. Step aside, NFL! 🙂
I placed it in the works for tomorrows post.
Definately big news. Good for him.
Sonya – its cute to see you all perved up over a NYT article, but until you can gamble on mountain biking in the US, its got no chance of becoming a ‘mainstream’ sport.
Thanks for the comment, but there’s nothing wrong with a bit of optimism. It is a mainstream sport in Europe and while it’s ultra tough right now in the mountain bike world in the US, outrightly saying there is “no chance” is not really a way to boost morale… Just sayin’
I read this article this morning and watched the video. How cool that one of our local heroes made the NY Times.
Some day dirt will be mainstream….some day!
Actually, I made the statement more as an observation on how to make it more popular: Figure out a way that people can gamble on it.
Know what I’m sayin’…?
More hot chicks would be a big help, too.
here in Belgium is cycling sport number 2 (after soccer) but mountainbiking isn’t so populair here. Every day there is something about cycling in the journals here, mostly about cycling and cyclocross. It’s great that the NY times is interestet in some real biking 😉
Greetz from Belgium (sorry for the bad enlish)
Tim, that’s awesome! I want to go to Belgium someday for many reasons (including the beer. yummmmm)
Burt, yeah. more hot chicks always help. haha
In cycling if you win you get to stand on a podium and get kissed by two “hot chicks” and in american sports a sweaty guy pats you on your ass…
YES! Or if you’re lucky (and it may be because you are getting chicked or may be because you’re smart and just like to sit back and watch), you can RIDE behind hot chicks in spandex. WOOOT!
Nice Blog, about Dave Weins I’ve done my work on my Blog (http://asminhaspedaladas.blogspot.com/search?q=dave+weins)
He’s a good exemple for the sport and makes me think that I have many year ahead of me to ride my MTBike.
In Portugal MTB is getting bigger and bigger with lots of events to participate even 24 hours events (5 per year).
Ola. Obrigado para o comentario!! Thanks for posting to your blog as well. Dave is an enabler for sure.
I am glad there is good racing in Portugal! Maybe I’ll see it someday! 🙂
One of the many reasons I like the NYT so much is that they do stories on endurance sports more than your average newspaper. There’s a column “Personal Best” that I particularly like.
Great story. I spread it out through my friends
Be careful what you wish for…
Part of the coolest thing about mountain biking is being able to see the stars up close and personal, and to feel like you really know them. The bigger a sport gets, the more impersonal it gets. I think a healthy balance of being a bit bigger but not NFL, MLB, NBA big would be perfect. 🙂
That way folks like you and Mr. Kerkove don’t go getting all too good for us regular folk and start charging to be part of your blog. Hey, now there’s an idea?!?! 😉
Good point. I really like having more personal relationships with people who are interested in what I do. 🙂 It’s really fun. That’s why I love it when people comment. 😀