I’m no good at writing about myself, how about some words from a long-time Matthews rider?
“Damn barking dogs looking to bite, very large menacing school buses looking to maim, bike paths that turn from cracked asphalt to sandy mayhem—all of this is encountered before 7 AM every single day on my bicycling journey to work. Every true cyclist knows that there are enough obstacles to self-preservation and mental well-being on the road without having to worry about the bike they are riding being dependable. After watching me break 9 frames over the years in a variety ways, I got lucky that my friend, Chauncey Matthews, decided to learn how to craft bikes that are both mind-bendingly sturdy as well as aesthetically pleasing.
The first bike he made for me several years ago was actually the model that I took on my first self-supported GDR race from the border of Canada to the border of Mexico. I had a mere 21 miles on it by the time I left on my journey. How would it hold up? I had no way of knowing—well, turns out that virgin trip saw this product of Matthews Custom Cycles get ridden in excess of 2,000 miles winding through the Rocky Mountains—all across the spine of America. There is nothing like being cold, lonely and wet out in the middle of nowhere for the better part of three weeks to galvanize one to the rig they are riding. Experience breeds faith. Faith breeds possibilities. That is exactly what happened with me. So much so that I have put over 30,000 miles each on two Matthews frames. I would never ride anything else. Period.”
Thanks for reading.
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