Friday, January 30, 2015

His Secret Love For FAT TIRES and Pedals Took Him Into Snow Covered Forest Wearing A Flannel Shirt. What Happened Next Will Shock You...

Photo by Lars Huschke

Photo by Lars Huschke

Last weekend, we rode fat bikes for 2 hours in the snow and woods - it was fun so join us next time.  The End.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jr MTB Team Informational Meetings

There is a talented and committed group of folks organizing a MTB Training and Racing Team in the area this year for Jr High and High School racers.  We are hosting an informational meeting on Saturday, February 21, 4pm at our shop located at 817 S Perry Street.  There are other meetings per the schedule,  Please plan on attending and getting the 411 with your favorite Jr.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Fun Fooling Around on the Farley

Cannot quite describe how fun the Farley 8 is to ride on just about any surface.  It is one of those things you have to experience for yourself.  I am using it as commuter, snow, fitness and mountain bike these days and it continues to amuse me on every ride. 

Only complaint so far is that descending in the rain at high speed is like having a couple of fire hoses trained on you as much water as the big Hodag tires sling skyward.  Other than that, totally digging riding on it as a fun change of pace from road and gravel.

Today I started-off on the road in the Palouse and found my self on the HD trails having way more fun than should be allowed.

Give one a try and you will discover why one customer describes it as "So much fun, it should be illegal or heavily taxed."

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Original Cool Cat Turns 80 Today

This is my dad in about 1966 while stationed on Wake Island in the US Air Force.  Loving father of 4, pilot, artist, musician, and Papa to my kids - but still one cool cat all these years later.  

Happy 80th Birthday Dad!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Traditions

We all have our traditions for the holidays and those that have followed the blog for awhile know one our ours is that my family makes me go out and ride my bike on days off so as not to drive them crazy.  Thanksgiving is no exception and all the more important to me because if I ride enough I can enjoy some guilt-free overeating.  Couple of years ago I rode the 35 miles to my parent's house for just that reason.

This year the weather was in the high 50's so I went for a rain, ice, snow, cold - free 48 mile road ride since I have been riding the Farley exclusively for the past few weeks.  The MOOTS did not disappoint and I had a fabulous ride out to 9 mile dam and back.  I could not believe the number of cyclists, runners and families out apparently with the same idea.

Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Farley 8 Shakedown

 Owner One has had a Farley 7 with a ridged fork for about a year and has really been enjoying the fun factor and versatility during that time.  In fact he most recently posted about riding it on the John Wayne Iron Horse Trail out of Tekoa last week.

I finally was able to snag a Farley 8 that was not already allocated to a customer recently.  I have begun the shakedown period as I learn about it from a bunch of short rides over various terrain.

First impressions:

Light, nimble, predictable handling and a lot of fun to ride. The 8 has a Rockshox Bluto fork to provide even more flexibility in the platform.  Cannot say enough about the Bontrager Hodag fatty tires - they are absolutely amazing on loose, muddy and rocky trails.  No lie - they are that good.  Stay tuned for more updates and impressions in snowy conditions.