We don’t make garage queens. We make adventure machines. Ride them hard. Get them dirty. Wear the tires bald. When you scrape and scuff them, pause to remember fondly the rides that left those marks.
We took the Donkeys to Kokopelli this weekend. A self supported attempt astride rigid, fully loaded drop bar bikes on this legendary route was... ambitious. But we suffered with dignity and had a blast. An impending blizzard was bearing down on us on day 3 so we called an audible, sliced off the La Sals, and dropped down to Moab via the spectacular canyons of Onion Creek. The weather hit within minutes of arriving safely in town. More reports after we’ve fed the Donkeys a few buckets of oats.
It’s been quite a couple weeks since the rest of the 2020 Flaanimals arrived. It’s nice to have them landed in Denver, but it’s meant a huge rush of work to get so many backlogged bikes built and shipped. We’re so focused we’ve barely photographed any of them but we had to pause for Mr. Huerta’s “The Sheldon” build. The 12 speed SLX build is out least costly build and it’s a thing of functional beauty when it is all built up. We’ve built three of these just this week, and if the availability of SLX parts is any indicator it’s going to be popular for some time to come!
You know we had to: Our custom Voile “Hold My Beer” straps were a smashing success, selling out almost instantly before we were able to eventually order more. The joke was super fun but left us thinking: Not everyone drinks beer or alcohol, and we should make a strap for them too. But what canned drink is ubiquitous enough that nearly everyone drinks it? Our deep ponderings led us to the pamplemousse flavor of the bubbly water that started it all. The original “hold my beer” joke has now been retold, and everyone is invited to laugh with us.
PS don’t attach cans to your fork like this. The cans won’t stay put and you’ll lose lovely beverages in the process. ;)
25″ strap. Aluminum buckle.
It was the last Wednesday night ride for the @rodeo.adventure.posse last night and they went out with a bang. If there’s one thing that’s consistently made us smile over the summer and fall of 2020 it’s seeing this crew of rad humans build a new community. Cheers to each one of you! 👏
Our bikes as hard as we can. Never lose touch with the fact that true inspiration for everything we do comes from time spent in the saddle.
If we stay where things are familiar we will quickly grow stale. To stay challenged we always seek out the new. New paces to ride, new goals to attempt, and new people to collaborate with.
When we return home from our adventures we take our experiences and turn them into things that we can share. Stories, photos, videos, and inspired products are the fruit of our labor.
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