Masiguy Podcast #10- Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy team training camp, 2009 Taipei Cycle Show and more! (Sorry)

After another needlessly long delay, a new podcast is now ready for your listening pleasure (or torture).

Mostly, as always, I ramble and drone on… but the main topics are the Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy team training camp and the 2009 Taipei Cycle show. I also mention the economy, the bike industry and other things related to cycling and my goofy little life within it.

I somehow doubt I’ll be nominated for a podcast Grammy…

Me and Chad Thompson- team camp 2009

Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy 2009

Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy 2009

2009 Taipei Cycle Show

2009 Taipei Cycle Show

Velo pre-show party and presentation.

Velo pre-show party and presentation.

Stella Yu and myself- Taipei 2009

Stella Yu and myself- Taipei 2009

Listen here, or download here… and maybe you can find it on iTunes later too.

Tim

Masiguy Podcast #9- Potpourri of Wonderfulness

Well, after a 7 month break since the last podcast, I’m finally back… with apologies to all in advance. I wish I could say that I spent 7 months improving the “show”… but, well, no I didn’t.

Topics covered;

Recovery update

2008 NeverStop YangJin P Highway Challenge

Team Masi at 2008 NeverStop

Team Masi at 2008 NeverStop

Meeting with Taichung Mayor’s office and possible blending of the RideOn and Taichung Bike Week bicycle trade events

Health of the cycling industry during this terrible economy.

Footnote; I failed to mention in the podcast itself, when covering the economy relative to the industry, where I think sales will fall into place. It is my personal theory that low-end and high-end sales will still be solid, but it is the mid-range that will likely suffer. High-end consumers will still buy bikes because they will always still “treat” themselves. Maybe, rather than buying a new Escalade, that high-end consumer will choose to buy a bike instead… as an example. Lower priced consumers will always be around because they still want to save money even if gas is now cheaper. They are being stretched thin still by the weak economy. New consumers coming in to the market at the low-end should still continue to grow. It’s that mid-range guy- say the 105 to Ultegra level consume- who looks to be the most likely to be harder to find. In my opinion, this is the consumer most likely to say, “I can wait a bit longer” before making a purchase- if at all. So, me personally, I’m going to be watching this segment of my own business very carefully.

Ok… that’s it!

Listen here or download here. (Working on the iTunes thing still… )

Masiguy Podcast now on iTunes!

Hello all, just a short post to let you all know that the podcast is now available on iTunes… finally. Thanks to my podcasting hero David Bernstein of Fredcast and Spokesmen fame, I am now available as a download on iTunes. I’m still learning all the intricacies of it all… but I’m there now.

A new podcast will be up soon; I’m going to record a new one either today or tomorrow.

Thanks again for your patience and for listening.

Tim

Masiguy Podcast #8… the CRASH episode!

Thanks for waiting patiently for this latest episode, where I ramble my thanks to be alive and thanks to all the wonderful people who have offered their support to me after the worst crash of my life on April 29th.

I try my best to not lose it and cry again as I think of all my blessings… and manage to stay dry-eyed somehow… but I do ramble again- sorry.

Thanks again for the continued support and for all the patience between podcasts.

Tim

Listen here or download here (and yes, still working on iTunes too).