Free Your Mind, And Your Legs Will Follow

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Sorry for the lack of the middle of moving into an apartment with my girlfriend Megan, so we are currently trying to figure out the best internet source and get that set up, more posts to come soon, along with new apartment pics.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Pretty nice set up

10th Anniversary....very limited

A customer and friend of the shop came in with his custom DeSalvo 10th Anniversary edition bike. This was limited production and had a beautiful paint job with very nice tubing and welds. The downtube was diamond shaped and turned into a square down by the bottom bracket. Check out more of these beautiful bikes and a very cool builder at DeSalvo Cycles.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Frostbike booths

Drinking afterhours with the Surly guys

Yearly tradition of Pizza Luce with good friends

Pugsley race on the frozen pond

My favorite picture of all time

As February does Frostbike. This event is put on by Quality Bicycle Products up in Bloomington, MN. For the past four years I have traveled to this event and had such a great time. The weekend is full of looking at this years new bicycle products, going to seminars, and bonding with co-workers and friends. I hope that this year I am fortunate enough to make it to frostbike with my new shop Wheelfast and hopefully travel or meet up with my NCC buds.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Shop

Work benches

Sales floor

Command Center

Wheel Fast Bicycle Co. of Chatham, IL has hired me as their new main mechanic. I am excited to work with the staff and new customer base. The owner Matt Saner has started and owned Wheel Fast for 11 years. The shop is very clean, relies on excellent mechanic work and customer service, and is located in an up and coming, growing community. Everyone seems extremely friendly and I am excited to get to know and ride with a lot of new faces.

My Boys

Great Friends... Miss them already


New If These Trees Could Talk Album....PUMPED!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


If ya'll are close to DeKalb, IL on Feb 6th there is going to be an incredibly sweet display of custom designed and engraved Brooks saddles.

Check out

for some more information.

Style & Design

Lately I have been seriously looking into the frame building idea and how much money it is going to take. Looks pretty expensive and very involved. Hopefully I can save some money up and put my dream into motion in the next year or two. I have been looking at a lot of classic builders for ideas and designs and have just been drooling over some Rene Herse bicycles. Especially the early porteur bikes. Such a simple design yet so stylish and elegant. Check some of them out....


Saturday, January 9, 2010


This makes me laugh every time

Phil Brown's very clean bench...Denver, CO

My favorite bike. Afton Preserve. DeKalb, IL

New Bikes

Salsa El Mariachi after a 50 mi gravel slender bender night ride with Ari Safari

My BMC roadie

My Salsa Casseroll - For Craig

New Blog

Well this is my first time ever having a blog so we will see how this goes. The primary reason for starting this blog is to stay in touch with many of my friends in DeKalb, Chicago, and Colorado who I used to ride with. I aim to have another great year of cycling and share many of my rides and adventures with you from my new hometown of Springfield, IL....YEEHAW