Ride/Run with me!

I ride mountain bikes for fun, and ride most other kinds of bikes to make mountain biking more fun. In 2004 I co-founded Faster Mustache which at one point was the place to go for anything bike related in Atlanta. We organized the only urban 24 hour race in the world for 5 years in a row, and spun up a pretty solid race team: FM:Race. In 2009 I raced full seasons of XC mountain bike racing and velodrome racing. 2010 I focused on track racing and as team leader, led us to a 1st place team finish for the season with 4 people in the top 15 individual standings including first place. In 2011 I raced a full season at the track, but focused on the Chainbusters 6-hour race series where Jason and I took 3th of over 75 teams in the Pro/Open Men’s Duo category. Some cyclocross races were ridden, and 2012 was a the year of running races and mountain biking adventures. 2013 onward bring bigger bike adventures, and running with a bigger crowd. In 2014 I ran a half marathon every month, and 2015 onward is back to just making sure I’m mountain biking as much as possible and taking as many new people riding as possible.

Rides of Note

The Garage

(You can rent some of these on spinlister.)

2016 Yeti ASR Enduro

IMG_3664.jpg

Full squish for the first time in a while. SRAM GX1, Fox Performance, Crank Brothers Candy pedals, 9point8 dropper post. (27.5lb)

2014 Salsa Colossal Ti

2014 Salsa Colossal Ti

Shimano Ultegra 22, Disc Brakes, Thomson/Salsa components, Crank Brothers Quattro pedals (19.85lb)

Titanium road bike for doing all the miles. Bought in November 2013 to replace my 2007 Specialized Roubaix. Working towards getting 20,000 miles in on it.

2009 Independent Fabrication Steel Deluxe

_MG_9946

Independent Fabrication Steel Deluxe frame, Stan's 4.4Ti Crest Wheels, Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3 pedals, Crank Brothers Iodine SL Headset, RockShock SID Team 100m fork, Ergon GR2 grips, SRAM X.9 drivetrain, Race Face Deus XC cranks, Thomson Titanium 6 Bars, 2015 SRAM Guide R Brakes, Thomson Elite seatpost and stem, WTB Silverado Pro seat, Maxis Ignitor UST 2.1 tires (23.4lb)

Steel Hardtail that I spend most of my time on. Full ride location list on singletracks.com. Bought in Summer 2009 with first ride on July 2.

Trek 970

Old Trek 970 frame, old prototype Rolf wheels, Thomson seatpost and stem, RockShock SID SL Fork, FSA Carbon handlebars, Ergon Grips, flat pedals, SRAM X.0 Derailluer, RaceFace 32T front chainring, SRAM Cassette with Wolf Tooth 42T ring, Continental X-King tires.

After all these years I finally have a loaner bike so it's even easier to bring out new people mountain biking. Even though this is a loaner and was pieced together with spare parts and $300, it's a very nice bike and I ride it sometimes instead of my IF. December 2015. 21lb and change.

2006 Redline 925

IMG_2046

Phil Wood hubs laced to DTSwiss TH540 rims, 28mm Continental Gatorskins tires, WTB Silverado Pro saddle, Cane Creek front and rear brakes, Ergon grips, freewheel (22.5lb)

To the post office, grocery store, and beyond! Bought August 2007 to replace broken Nishiki.(specs - frame only)

The Junkyard

SOLD: 2009 Kawasaki KLX 250S

IMG_1379

ProTaper Bars, Acerbis hand guards, Pelican Case (278lb)

Less pedaling, more mud. Bought in July 2012. Sold March 2016

SOLD: 2007 Specialized Roubaix Comp Compact

img_3204

Crank Brothers Quattro pedals, Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, Fulcrum Racing 3 Wheels, 23C Specialized Armadillo Elite tires (20.5lb)

Base miles. Bought May 2008 as a first real road bike, Ridden over 10,000 miles all over the place. (specs)

SOLD: 2005 Fuji Track Pro frame

Fuji Track Pro

Kazane carbon race wheels with Continental Sprinter tubular tires, Sugino 75 Cranks, Crank Brothers Quattro pedals, Deda bars, Thompson Masterpiece seatpost, Thompson Elite stem, Phil Wood bottom bracket, Selle saddle.(15.7lb)

Track Racing at Dick Lane Velodrome. Bought March 2007 as a first track bike. Raced for 3 seasons and then parted out/sold.(specs- frame only)

SOLD: 2005 Gary Fisher Cake 4 DLX

img_9931

Crank Brothers Candy C pedals, Crank Brothers Cobalt headset, Shimano Deore XT Shadow rear derailluer, Ergon GX1 Grips (29.8lb)

Full Squish. It took me all over Georgia for XC, racing and 24 hour races, and it's been out to Moab, UT. I broke my collarbone in North GA on this one in early 2008. Full ride location list on singletracks.com. Bought Spring 2006 to replace old Tassajara. Sold to a friend who will ride it, as it's been sitting in my house gathering dust since my IF showed up and only getting use as a guest bike. (specs)

IN PIECES: 1997 highly modified Gary Fisher Tassajara

img_9930

Avid Shorty 7 brakes, Phil Wood hubs laced to Rino Lite rims, lock on grips, Shimano cranks.

My first 'real' mountain bike. Got some time in middle school a long time ago.(specs)

SOLD: 2000 KHS Flite 300

IMG_7769

My first road bike, then I discovered fixed gear riding, then I rediscovered mountain biking. It sat in my house for 2 years collecting dust and I finally sold it. Bought Spring 2005 as first ever road bike, Sold Fall 2008. (specs)

SOLD: Tirreno Razza 1000

IMG_8859

While in California for the summary, my try at "serious" road riding. Wasn't for me because I didn't have anyone to ride with. Bought Summer 2007, Sold Summer 2007

SOLD: Nishiki Sport

First fixie for me, upgraded and parts replaced and all, met it's end of me riding it in a wreck with a car in California. However, it wasn't too busted and someone bought it to turn it into a commuter bike. Bought Fall 2006, Sold Spring 2009

SOLD: 2010 Fuji Cross Pro

IMG_0786

Crank Brothers pedals. (21.2lb)

Cyclocross!. Bought in October 2011. Barely ridden. Sold June 2013.

(some of) The Usual Suspects

(some of the) People I've Taken Mountain Biking For Their First Time or first time in a while