After a wonderful night’s sleep at Refugio State Park, we rode through Goleta then on to Santa Barbara for the evening. We couldn’t help but stop to window shop as we made our way to the Agave Inn, a sweet little place, which we strategically picked due to its proximity to our scheduled appointment with world-renowned and master wheel builder, John Jones. [Read More…]
We finally have some photos of Sheila’s touring bike in an almost-done condition. As a friend recently stated, Sheila’s bicycle is “very elegant”, and we tend to agree. I’ll walk you through some of the finer points of her bicycle in this post.
Right off you’ll notice her bike’s odd looking stem and lack of handlebar tape. Our wonderful friend David from the Winooski Bike [Read More…]
Folk Engineered put the finishing touches on my frame and fork and it’s safe to say that I was thrilled to see photos of the final product today. I’ve only been through their facebook album 30 times tonight and I still can’t believe she’s mine! Gorgeous, strong, elegant. What more could a girl ask for?
**All photos by Folk [Read More…]
More progress on my frame! See more photos via Folk Engineered’s Facebook page.
Recently acquired bits for my bike-to-be and our trip:
#1 rule for enjoyable touring – start with a solid foundation for your bum!
My beautiful Brooks saddle: a Flyers S Special, especially for the Ladies.
I’ll start off with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires with Smart Guard