Nice patch Nick!
The big question of the day/trip was how the trail conditions were going to be. This is going to determine a lot in terms of us actually doing the miles we want to do each day. Jason told us if there is too much ungroomed fresh snow that we’d have a hell of a time trying to make distance. If the weather gets too warm and the snow is too slushy then that will make our days not so fun as well. He basically told us to cross our fingers that everything is perfect and to hope for great trail conditions to take us the 65 miles we mapped out for day one.
A few months ago James Scriven from Niner Bikes reached out and asked me to go on a bike ride with him. I agreed as soon as he asked and only afterwards began to understand what I had signed up for. As the details trickled in I found out that I wouldn’t be riding my own bike, but instead would be on a Special Edition Niner RLT. The bike would be auctioned off after the ride to benefit the International Mountain Bike Association. I wouldn’t even be using my own gear. The bike would be equipped with Blackburn bags, Big Agnes was providing the camping gear and Kitsbow even made a special pair of custom jean shorts for me to wear. Side note: my signature model can be expected to appear sometime in the year 2020.
What’s your favorite bike shop?
Hands down, Golden Saddle Cyclery. This shop changed me from a casual rider to a passionate one. The guys who own it are awesome and they give a lot back to the cycling community. I’ve also spent a lot of time parked on the bench in the shop’s alley after a ride, hanging out with friends and catching up over a drink from the corner store. As the sign hanging in the alley proclaims, it’s the “official day drinking location”. VeloLove/Swrve is also a fun place to visit. It’s not a bike shop, but they make men’s cycling clothes and sell bags, books, and accessories for cycling and outdoor pursuits.
You can reserve your ticket…HERE!
Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car, an ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year in lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number of people killed in traffic.
Thanks for the video Ace!
We’ll back on Saturday with free coffee from Bicycle Coffee all day!
See everyone tomorrow!
And if you’re still not sure about camp coffee, watch the video above.