PBMA is excited to introduce our newest Mechanic of the Week, Jimmy Awad, of Paul’s Cycling and Fitness in Winston-Salem, North Carolina!
For those of you just tuning into #mechanicmonday, this is where we feature one mechanic each week, chosen at random from nominations submitted the week before. It’s all about mechanics supporting fellow mechanics – even behind the scenes, where we are proud to say that our Mechanic of the Week is presented by none other than Abbey Bike Tools and the Friar himself!
Jimmy Awad has been working professionally as a bicycle mechanic for eight years, but he’s been riding his whole life. Jimmy excels at anything technical, from shop work to trail conditions. In the words of one colleague-turned-friend, “Jimmy is the rare combination of great mechanic and great rider, all without attitude.” His first love was downhill, but he’s recently been exploring the world of cyclocross with the same enthusiasm.
Jimmy’s co-workers say that although he is much younger than many of them, they all try to be more like him, because Jimmy treats every customer like he or she is his best customer. Jimmy’s attention to detail is second-to-none, and he is able to put “literally anyone” at ease in his shop – from experienced cyclists and visiting pros, to parents with young children, to recreational athletes looking to improve their cycling game.
We are proud to feature Jimmy today, and we are grateful that our sport and our profession have someone like Jimmy to represent us in the historic city that is now home to so many USA Cycling championship events. Congratulations, Jimmy! We hope you will display your certificate proudly at your workbench in Winston-Salem.
For everyone reading this at home, we encourage you to join the #MOTW conversation: Post a picture of YOUR favorite mechanic and tag us @probicyclemech, #probma, or #mechanicmonday, or nominate him or her to be featured in next week’s post!
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