Sportmobile…

First commute with Sport in the Sportmobile is in the bag. He settled down pretty quick and before we knew it, it was over. With all the rain, it was a nice break today. Sure, I could ride in the rain, the bike’s got fenders. However, I don’t need, er want, to deal with 55 […]

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Break in the rain…

We’ve had a lot of rain recently and today there was finally a solid break so I hit the road. Gotta say, the full-coverage fenders are really nice. Keep’s the bike clean and when venturing out on the point among all the dairy farms, it keeps the cow muck off the water bottle – and […]

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New build Bruce Gordon BLT…

Just finished a custom built Bruce Gordon BLT. Nothing too crazy, just a good solid touring build. Hanbuilt wheels with XT hubs and Velocity Synergy rims, Sugino triple crankset, XT rear derailleur, Shimano bar-con shifters – all on a 56cm c-c (60cm c-t) frame. As I’ve mentioned previously, the BLT framesets (frame, fork, stem headset, […]

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Surly Big Dummy – Sport edition…

This project has been many months in the making – mostly because I couldn’t decide on how I wanted to transport the cargo. It started with an Xtracycle bolt on kit to an old Klein Rascal. The fit of the bike was just not right, even though it was a big frame. Then I saw […]

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BMC bottles in the wild…

This installment comes from south of the border. Edmundo recently procured a Rawland dSogn from me. Here are a couple of photos of his new ride in Los Mochis, Sinaloa on La Piste del Cerro (the track on the hill). Edmundo also runs jeep tours into the Copper Canyon area of Mexio. Check out his […]

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What’s in the stand…

Danny MacAskill is a skilled trials rider from the UK. Okay, understatement of the year. He’s a phenomenal street/trials rider. The actual bike he used in the video clip below was recently auctioned to benefit a charity. A customer of mine won the auction and brought the bike over to get it assembled. Pretty dang […]

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Starting the year off right…

Six days into the new year and two rides down. Now if I can keep up the riding – at least into March so I have some fitness for the Keyesville Classic vintage mountain bike race where my rep is on the line. A little jaunt up to Marshall and back this morning on the […]

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Back to bicycle related content…

First ride of the new year, new decade, new week… It was a nice clear(ish) day and not being able to decide on either a road or dirt ride, I did both and hit the road over to Inverness to the dirt road that takes one up to Mt. Vision Rd. and then over Inverness […]

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Food for thought…

Recently a horse’s skeleton complete with riding tack was discovered off-trail in Samuel P. Taylor State Park by a mushroom hunter. The discovery of the horse’s skeleton has drawn some attention with not one, but two news reports on KWMR’s West Marin News. However, what has failed to make news are three key references in […]

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