By Ryan LaBar
Two days after Christmas, a fire raged through Mark Weir’s home. In roughly half an hour, the fire engulfed Weir’s house, destroying the structure along with his cars, motorcycles, seven complete bikes, countless bike parts and just about everything else. “Two of my [Santa Cruz] Driver 8s were melted together into one chunk of aluminum,” Weir said.
Weir, his wife and his son, who were home when the fire started, were able to escape the blaze. Though a cause has yet to be determined, Weir is trying to remain positive about the tragedy. “I’ve got my boy and my wife, so that’s a good step in the right direction,” he said.