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Vintage Zap!(5 posts)

Vintage Zap!Bigwheel
Feb 6, 2002 6:59 PM
'Cross season is over. If ever there was an over-abundance of hype for what remains little more than an off-season training regimen for about six dozen athletes, it would the annual winter-long routine of cyclocross racing and reporting. Gawd, how self-absorbed can these people be? As usual, this year gave us all another dose of the perpetual whining & complaining about how oppressed, forgotten and dismissed the 'cross scene is. (Note to 'cross freaks - get over it, we know you exist, but you're right, we don't care - think trials riders!) Okay, the Worlds are over, America got beat and now it's time to get back to the real world of racing, be it mountain or road.

ZAP IS A GEEK. DON'T BUY MB MAGAZINE (to the few that actually do)

As long as I am here, now this is a cross bike! Road to Cross to Mtn with a flip of the wheelset!
re: Vintage Zap!climbo
Feb 7, 2002 4:16 AM
he has opinions, he has to sell magazines. I did subscribe once but I don't think the magazine is that great so stopped, not because of Zap but just the whole content got boring.
Feb 7, 2002 5:56 AM
Let me get this straight, the guy writes for what is supposedly the largest suscriber base off road bicycle magazine on the planet right? His opinions always seem to be against anything to do with bicycling that is not his idea of cool and is heavy on the motorcycle love, right? That is supposed to help sell a bicycle magazine? I don't think that if Bob Rodale was alive today this guy would even have a job.

We are all entitled to our opinions and freedom of the press, don't get me wrong. I just don't like the Rikki Lake school of journalism that seems to be prevolent these days. I know I don't have to buy their mags, and I don't. But I don't hate these guys and what they do on their own, it is just that what they do in print can affect so many others I am opposed to. There are many good aspects about bicycles, in fact I can't think of even any bad ones except for some individuals decisions to use bicycles as a cover for prostelisising hate. Bicycle racism as it were.
no argument from meclimbo
Feb 8, 2002 11:08 AM
they do what they think works to sell their magazine? I'm not fussed whether it does or not. I have bought it in the past, found better magazines so I don't now. I don't think it makes a difference to the way the World views mountain biking.
He's just a sore loserjhr
Feb 7, 2002 7:10 AM
Its got to hurt that while cyclocross is on the upswing, mountain biking (in particular the downhill slalom type stuff) is on the downswing. Cyclocross is getting coverage on Fox and OLN, while Mountain bike races and sponsership are disappearing at a rapid rate.

While I have nothing against mountain biking in general, I am tired of the whole Mountain Dew commercial mentality, that seems to pervade the sport.