Each bike I have ridden has been a very special experience! If bikes could talk, I'm sure they would have plenty to say about my riding.
I am also that person who gives her bikes names to give extra personality to already beautiful creations. (Built by Travis, of course..minus the Fuji.)
Meet Sir Richard the Ironhearted, the bike who started it all. He's a homely bike that is very heavy but opened up my eyes to the world of bike riding. He was my trusty steed to get me to work and home as well as the first bike I road on the Trout Run Trail. He has since been converted into a grocery-getter, just waiting for his day to prove his awesomeness to the world. Ultimately, he is kept for sentimental value.
I have a lot of bikes and some are ridden far more than others...I divided them up into a couple groups: read about my commuter bikes that I use for everyday riding/winter riding or read about the bikes that are currently kept for either a. sentimental value or b. cross-training purposes.
The bikes that I use the most often for off-road riding will be listed on below- this will include new additions to the fleet!
I am 100% extremely lucky to have a partner who values my experiences and provides me tools for which I can learn what bike works best for me and brings out my shredding potential. Travis is a great sponsor who I am fortunate to have as a riding partner and husband, too!
Meet Davey Jones, he's a 2018 Trek Farley 9.8 with 27.5" wheels and a lot of attitude.
Here's hoping to some awesome winter weather so I can take this beast out in the snow!
So far, general dry-riding impression of Davey is excellent.
This bike is a baby yet, but it'll be my future hardtail/gravel grinding steed named Maui. This is a 2018 Specialized S-Works Epic HT that we are custom building from the ground up. It'll have front suspension, 29" carbon wheels, and a whole lot of awesomeness. The frame even has glitter!
Elementary and is a Project One Procaliber 9.8. This is the "little sister" to Cali and the bike that has essentially "replaced" her on the mountain bike trails. I find the 650b wheel size fun and playful, the geometry of the bike is fabulous, and the Isospeed decoupler is helpful for long saddle time. I have found I even like the Ajna Elite saddle that she came with, which is surprising since it's the firmest saddle I've ridden to date. I'm really enjoying having this bike in my quiver and I would say I feel she's the most technical bike I ride at this time. I'm having to remind myself of proper handling skills when it comes to climbing loose or root laden sections. It's fun to challenge myself with a bike that is not "easy" to ride, yet is so incredibly enjoyable.