andyrm jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 24, 2020 at 10:21Sep 24, 2020
Video: London Wheelie Kids Head to Scotland for Hill Bombs, Pump Tracks & MTB
Awesome edit! If you know the background of the London wheelie scene (frequently young dudes who'd be up to far worse if bikes hadn't become their focus) you'll appreciate the fact that if the worst they do is some admittedly illegal bike tricks, we're seeing progress. If just one or two of them avoid getting sucked into gang culture, the prevalent knife crime in the capital, or drugs etc thanks to this movement, then I'm all for it. Signed: an ex Londoner who grew up in a shit part of the city but got into bikes at 13 and avoided the football hooliganism that lots of my friends became a part of.
andyrm pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 21, 2020 at 5:05Sep 21, 2020
Video: Thrills & Spills - EWS Pietra Ligure Finals RAW
It was an excellent selection ????????????
andyrm wynmasters's article
Jul 9, 2020 at 2:24Jul 9, 2020
Video: Wyn Masters Speaks to Yoann Barelli on Sponsorship and Salaries in Pro MTB
@wynmasters: I'd agree with you there! Recently found an old poster from the Malverns Classic in the mid 90s and the headline event sponsor was Carlsberg, with £10k cash prizes for the podiums. Hopefully the rise of OTT TV and on demand services will grow audiences, and then the savvier athletes and agents can start pitching to the high spending non-endemic sponsors about the value of a healthy, brave, exciting athlete as a sponsorship opportunity/billboard for their brand, and the participants and fans of an expensive sport (so by definition a high value demographic) as an ideal target audience....
Mar 30, 2020 at 9:15Mar 30, 2020
andyrm CascadeComponents's article
Mar 12, 2020 at 2:01Mar 12, 2020
Cascade Components Announces Specialized Stumpjumper Link
Mine should be here Tuesday - just paid UK customs charge to release it. I'm running a coil setup on a mulleted 27.5 S3 that's been long shocked, so really looking forward to getting more progression as it's currently too linear.
andyrm sarahmoore's article
Dec 18, 2019 at 4:24Dec 18, 2019
2019 Pinkbike Awards: Best Performance Nominees
Got to be Sam. Rough start to the season with illness, but absolutely dogged determination to take the overall. Realistically, how many athletes would have the strength of mind to pull that off?
andyrm pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 29, 2019 at 7:55Nov 29, 2019
The Privateer: Racing Under Pressure & What's Next - Season Finale Part 2
Fair play to Adam for stepping up and doing these last 2 seasons as The Privateer. Clearly a hell of a rider, and he's now had a taste of what's needed. After 20+ years of competitive sport (latterly MTB), I know how important the sports psychology side of it is - would have been awesome to see the series making use of a good sports psychologist to help Adam build the mental resources to match the physical, technical and bike based gains. You only have to look at the EWS this season to see how Sam Hill's mental resolve bolstered his unquestionable physical and skill attributes. Can we train that into someone stepping up to that level? I'd love to see that in a video.
andyrm andyrm's photo
Aug 23, 2019 at 23:51Aug 23, 2019
andyrm downtimepodcast's article
Aug 21, 2019 at 14:25Aug 21, 2019
Podcast: Yoann Barelli on Injury, Photography, Drug Addiction, Doping & More
What an awesome episode! Kudos to Yoann for his openness. Just thinking around my group of buddies, there's a lot of us that have been saved to some degree or other by this sport. What an inspiration.
andyrm BWinder's article
Aug 5, 2019 at 14:08Aug 5, 2019
Bike Check: Laura Rossin's 29/27.5 Nukeproof Mega - Superenduro 2019
Her shop is based in Finale, and believe me, there's more tyre destroying rocks there than anywhere else I've ridden. Most of the locals I know out there run double ply casings and at least an insert in the rear tyre.