Bikes. Parts. Chaos.

This is the time of year when people take a look at what was. So today I find myself doing the same thing, looking at old photos and thinking about the places I've been, rides I've been on and such. One day that came to mind was a particular Wednesday in November of last year.

I was working at my desk when at about 4:00, Fleck approached me and said..."uuuuhhh are you busy this weekend? "Not really", I replied. "Can you go to Colorado tomorrow?"  My eyes lit up as I said, "What time?", "Flight is at 7:00 a.m." , "Hell yeah!!" Fleck replied. "Great I'll book the flight."

What followed was a crazy flurry of activity including packing getting the bike packed and taking care of some winter related household duties until about 2:00am. Some how I got to the airport at about 5:00 and that is where it all began. Pretty crazy, I think I was just going to vacuum the house or some mundane shit like that. Next thing I know I'm in Colorado. 

I was pretty excited to travel with fellow Duluthian and Enginerd Extraordinaire Slippers Cortez. He is always fun to travel with. We were picked up at the airport by QBP rep Tyler Anderson who is a lot of fun and all around good cat. He did a ton of work to get this event off the ground and is always a great help to us when we are in the area. 

Though Salvagetti is sadly no longer around, we sure appreciate the good times we had, and friends we made. 

I think photos tell the story best so here we go.


No Sleep Flight

The One and Only Uni-...uh I Mean Slippers Cortez

First night always involves a stop to a couple of breweries and catching up with old friends.

Of course had to see our friends at TRVE brewing.

Go Fish is a regular stop when we are in Denver. Ben is feeling the love from Phillip.


Reunited Boliver & Co with his formerly stolen KM

Ben Building up his Steed. 

Time to load the bikes and head for the hills. Get off my pack Wheelie!

I am not sure how it happens but every time I travel with Ben, he breaks his glasses. No exception this time. 

Nothing a little Eningerdery won't fix.


Lets get this thing started. 

Hey, I remember you fella!


There's always a few Scrapes


Krampus Face

Hey this is a classy joint, gotta stay fashionable.

Target Practice.

Happy hour and nightime boche ball = Rad

Dinner time hobo style.


​Gotta have Fire Jumping

(photo courteously of Lincoln Phillips)

(photo courteously of Lincoln Phillips)

(photo courteously of Lincoln Phillips)

(photo courteously of Lincoln Phillips)

Morning Dew on the Tent

Breakfast with Friends

(photo courteously of Lincoln Phillips)




Story Checks Out

WOW!  That was quite a trip! All unaware of the what was about to go down sitting at my desk on Wednesday evening.

I'm a pretty lucky guy! 

We will be getting out more this year so we hope to see you out there!