Tour Divide Recollections 

I’m not entirely certain how this all started. Dave Markman and I talked about it for a while, though I couldn’t tell you when that began. Bobby Wintle was off the walls with excitement, but how (and when) did I become involved in this? 

I suppose none of that matters now. At this point it’s been slightly more than a month since I left Banff. Antelope Wells was two weeks ago. All of this is just to say that the Tour Divide was an intensely strange experience for me. Returning home was all too natural. Answering questions regarding the trip left me feeling increasingly disconnected from my involvement in the race, as if it were some book I had read long ago and hadn’t considered for quite some time. 

Rather than scroll through the back pages of my mind trying to attach emotions to locations I struggle to recall, I’m going to leave photos. I’m certain I’ll arrive at a point wherein I can organize, collect, and put to words all the thoughts I’ve been hesitant to spend much time with, but this will not be that point. 

-Bailey

West Fest 2016

The time has come for West Fest on Chicago Avenue. This weekend (Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th) we are closed during the street festival. We will return to normal hours on Monday July 11th.

Have a good weekend.

Just taking it easy…

We are closed Sunday 5/29/16 for Gravel Metric and Monday 5/30/16 for Memorial Day. We return to our normal hours Tuesday 5/31/16! Gonna use this picture from a few Gravel Metrics ago because I still really like it. 

Salsa Cycles Demo

Ever wanted to feel what a real deal dual suspension mountain bike felt like on the trails but you live in Chicago? Today at the Palos Park staging area Bailey will be out with Salsa Cycles with bikes to demo! They’ll have the Redpoint, Horsethief, Bucksaw, Spearfish and Beargrease all ready to try out so don’t sleep on it. Here’s a link to the event – Salsa Demo

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