These two bikes were a lot of fun to build. I loved the challenge of making those fat tires fit into my frame. The rides that I was able to take on them were great fun too. I can’t wait to finish mine so that I can discover what new types of exploring I will be able to do on it.
For me a ride on the trails and gravel back roads around home are a great way to get in a workout and reset my head on a commute home from work. The versatility of a mountain or cyclocross bike means that my route options are almost limitless.
My first love is road touring. My wife and I got married at the beginning of a loaded tour 20 years ago. I really love the adventure of living on the bike. We are lucky t have young children that are also excited about touring and look forward to many miles with them in the future.
I love velodrome racing. The simple beauty of a track bike really excites me. Here are the track bikes that I have made to date. The last three pictured here are for the youngest of riders and have 520 (24 inch) wheels. Bikes of this size are in great demand at the Velodrome at Bloomer Park in Rochester, Michigan near where I live. Often on Junior Night at the track there are more riders than bikes for this size frame.