Hey, welcome back! I’ve been gone for some time, I know. I apologize. Ok, so those last two posts were sad, but I had to get those feelings out. In the post about losing my dad, I promised a post about my Clem Smith Jr, then we lost Baxter and I had to write about […]
Read More My Rivendell Clem Smith Jr.
Well, it seems that 2022 will have me putting off writing about any type of bike fun and frolicking, and instead, is insisting I write about pain and loss. First my dad, and now my sweet pup Baxter. I dunno…I don’t make the rules….but let’s hope this is the last of these types of posts…at […]
Read More Goodbye Baxter
For whatever reason, I felt very compelled to write this post. If reading a strangers painfully personal truths, is something that makes you uncomfortable, then you might want to wait and read the next bike-y type post… *hint* The next post is about my Clem Smith Jr. 🙂 So, I’m just warning you…read on at […]
Read More Losing something you never had
Hi, welcome back! So, back on May 1st, 2021 we said farewell to our dear and beloved 1995 Jeep Cherokee, Ol’ Blue. We had just finished 4 days on the Mojave Trail that March, which Ol’ Blue completed without any problems. And we weren’t expecting any problems, we knew her trail capabilities were top notch! […]
Read More Saying Goodbye to Ol’ Blue
Hey, everybody, welcome back. Like always, it is truly appreciated. So….I’m going to go ahead and jump right in to this post…ok? Right on…here we go. I’ve wanted a bike like this for quite some time. You know, a bicycle with real “low trail” geometry. I’ve decided not to dive into the deep rabbit hole […]
Read More Riding ALL the Roads!
Hi! Welcome back and thanks for returning! I am pretty excited about this post because there is a really good chance that we will be talking about the fact that I have built myself what I would consider to be the perfect mountain bike. Or, dare I say….the perfect bicycle (for me at least). Period. […]
Read More The Perfect Mountain Bike!?
Hey there faithful readers. Sorry (again) for the continued absence from writing…life has a way of getting in the way sometimes. I guess, maybe I should just quit promising any regularity in my posting of the golden wisdom that comes from these here fingertips….yeah? OK, deal. From now on, I will post when I post. […]
Read More Jumping Forward to go Back!
Hi everybody, thanks for joining me again. I do appreciate it. Seriously. 🙂 So, it’s that time of year again…ya know…time for the annual Daniel, Dave and Ron Adventure Trip! This is a trip we’ve done every year, around the same time of year, for the last three years. It’s a trip where we camp […]
Read More The Annual Adventure Trip: St. George Utah!
Bikes and bike people. Two of my favorite things. That, and hand-built, lugged, steel frames….but that’s another post all together. This wonderful bicycle industry that I am fortunate enough to work in, is small. It’s very small. Especially when compared to other industries. Everybody seems to know everyone else. Let me tell you a […]
Read More Some of the Best People I Know Pedaled into My Life…
Hey you nutty bike lovers, welcome back. Thanks for stopping by for a read. It is always appreciated. Seriously, high five! 😀 Some of you may or may not remember, but a few years ago I wrote a piece about wanting to change the way I rode my bikes? I wanted to slow down and […]
Read More My Black Middlechild…