View Full Version : May's MBUK
Coming back from Snowdonia National Park this Sunday and as a passenger I needed a read. On The Edge and Climber mags; not me. TGO? Nothing on the front cover grabbed me. Take a look at the mb mags. Only got MBUK. OK only got to flick through the ads for 5 hours it'll do.Well, blow me.... It's the mag's 15th birthday. Quite a potted history of mtbing over the period and its characters: riders, journo's, photogs and designers. Some bloke called Mike Davis (Davies?) gets a mention.Definately worth a read.
Did they thank Numpty?I didnae ken so.
Quite good, wasn't it?
Stopped my subscription to MBUK about 2 months ago. Was this a wise decision? It was at the time, 5-6 years of endless reading has cost me a pound or two y'know.
Isn't it nice how, on the cover, they have the line Don't Ramblers make great slalom poles"Very Responsible writing that.And who's going to pay for it when some teen-tw*t runs into a pensioner out for a stroll? Yep, you and me.I can just see the headline in the Daily Mail now:Pensioner dies of heart attact after attack by Lycra Lout!Well, it was good for 10 of its 15 years - shame about the last five..."
Aye, Bart's right - talk about a dumb think to put on the cover of a mag for kids. *gets on high horse*I shall mostly be sticking to interlekchal reading like MBR and Dirt......
MBUK has definitely got worse over the last few years. BUT i think that's only the views of the older generation of bikers(myself included!). I think the market was there and they moved to corner it. Fair play to em i say. If it gets kids out riding instead of watching tv then go for it. They're not likely to be inspired by a 30 miler round the dales are they? I'll stick to MBR i think, MBUK just reminds me what i can't do on a bike, not what i can ;)Hucking rules man ;)