Abe’s 29 plus or minus

Abe and I met about 5 years ago at the local bike shop where i was displaying my bikepacking rig as Isaac was giving a talk on the art of bikepacking.  I remember Abe talking about wanting a custom bike some day and that if he were to pull the trigger it would be for... Continue Reading →

Gravel, road, and getting older

I've never been one to enjoy road riding. I respect those that do and race but it just wasn't for me. It was always a thing I had to do whether it was riding to trails or all serious n stuff training for racing in the winter months when the trails were covered in snow... Continue Reading →

First Ti build

It's been something I've wanted to do for awhile but never thought i'd be able to. McGovern had given me a bag full of scrap Ti he had lying around the shop and it took me until now to cut them up and melt together. After talking to a few other builders that have transitioned... Continue Reading →

Not NAHBSing

The handbuilt bike show is only a short distance from my shop but i'm not going to have a booth this year. I will, however, be walking the floor Saturday and saying hello to builders and seeing their great bike builds.  I'll be the only blond haired and balding skinny white guy wearing a Meriwether... Continue Reading →

Sierra Scrambler

Well I'm back! I never did really use the blog on the other web page so we'll see if I can actually motivate to write here again. Since moving to California it's been 6 years with a lot of ups and downs. We moved to Foresthill, then 2 years ago to the flatlands of the... Continue Reading →

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 98,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see... Continue Reading →

A classic Foresthill loop

I played hooky on Wednesday to ride before a big rain came in. Never know when the snow will shut if off up higher for the winter.  Where i live outside Foresthill is pretty far out. Heading up higher on Foresthill Road gets you even farther out.  There's a big OHV park that's got something... Continue Reading →

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