Fat Tire Initiative

There are many horrible sounds we all have to put up with in our day-to-day: car alarms, cell phone users in line for coffee, most top-40 music, babies crying, etc.  But one sound that trumps them all has to be that fateful sound of air rapidly escaping from your tube inside your tire while riding,... Continue Reading →

Say Cheese

I started taking pictures because I felt as though there wasn’t a good enough record of my existence thus far here on Spaceship Earth.  The hobby started with pictures of my friends, places or views of note, and any other moment I felt should be immortalized in a [digital] negative.  What started as a semi-morbid... Continue Reading →

Gwinning Killed The MTB Star

I know he didn’t mean to, but I think Aaron Gwin accidentally ruined DH racing.  It was a slow build up, but it happened.  He showed up one day to a WC on board a Yeti 303, and bar humped his way into our hearts - we were fans immediately.  But then something weird happened:... Continue Reading →

One Life, One Ride

Inspiring moments come along pretty frequently these days due in part to the immediacy of our need to know, and the rate at which news travels.  Each day online there is a new headline about a touching tale of adversity overcome, or some philanthropic gesture from one stranger to another.  It is great to see,... Continue Reading →

Open For Business

Welcome to The Start Gate.This is a place for discourse and commentary relevant to our shared enjoyment of mankind's greatest invention, the bicycle.Some of these pieces will already be familiar, as they have seen publication on a top industry website, but I wanted to give them a more permanent archival home. Here, I'll be posting... Continue Reading →

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