Welcome to The Start Gate!
This blog has been in semi-regular operation since 2014, exclusively maintain by me, Zach Faulkner. I am also known as #mtbjesus to many, a nickname bestowed upon me by Boris “Maddog” Beyer in my first year shooting World Cups. This site has morphed from a fun blog filled with [usually] bike-related prose, into a catalog of my travels, work, and professional evolution.
2020 has seen a bit of a hiatus for The Start Gate, as not much could be done during these times, except get out and go ride! But there are some ideas in the works, the site deserves some sort of neat content for this bleak year!
Nonetheless, heading into 2021, The Start Gate will remain a known destination for independent, third-party reviews of products, tech-talk, backyard adventures, and generally fun content that will inspire the new-comers, stoke the enthusiasts, and resonate with the viewership on a whole.
Most excitingly though, is another addition to the many hats worn by myself/TSG: the creation of the Northeast Regional Championship Series aka NERCS. Before the world came to a screeching halt, the race series was planned for the summer of 2020. With more time to plan now though, it’s going to be bigger and even better for next season! Interest to know more? Just click the tab on the above menu bar! More information is on the way, so keep an eye out for that down the line.
Thanks for tuning in, and stay tuned for what’s to come!