Friends and people supporting each other during heavy times.
I made a cairn on the beach this past weekend for my friend Sam Felder. We visited with Julie, Sam’s wife, and Sam himself. His condition left us with heavy hearts. It was difficult to reconcile his current state to how I remember him the last time we hung out.
I’ve been a fan of Rick Hunter for a number of years now. His bikes aren’t flashy in the typical sense — they’re made to be ridden, but it’s the straightforward lines that subtly hide the design details that have made me come to love his bikes. It’s things like his signature rear mono-stay, general aesthetic and no-nonsense approach that keep me piqued.
I’m fortunate enough to own a Hunter mountain bike, albeit as its second owner, but I’m pretty psyched about having that bike in the stable.
I’ve mentioned it before, but having a household with all-handmade bicycles makes me content, knowing that we’ve supported domestic and small businesses.