Monday, December 1, 2008

JP jumps ship

Jonathan Page no longer on Ridley bikes, has switched to Blue for the remainder of the season.  I never quite understand how this end of the industry works.   Ridley is a sponsor of the Planet Bike Team,  the majority of the team is riding beautiful custom painted X-nights or X-fires.  They were out in force at Jingle Cross last weekend, and let me say The Planet Bike Team has set the bar high in terms of professionalism and having nice approachable riders.  Bob has done a great job with his team and all their sponsors.  How is it that JP can decide to just break his contract with Ridley and pick up a new bike sponsor?  I'm guessing he has a different deal than the rest of the team, but it still seems like a very unprofessional thing to do, especially when just days later you are trash talking Ridley whose bikes the rest of your team is still currently riding.