It all started innocently enough. I was working in the garage trying to arrange some parts for the two bicycles I am attempting to build for my twins when I stumbled upon this when I knocked the frameset over in my garage.
This bike above is the source of so many trips, friendships and stories. As I thought back over the years of riding this bike, as well as next generation Salsa Fargos, I couldn’t help but think that this specific bike really was a vehicle for change in my life. Really. So today I took my current Fargo out into the country to think about all the roads and trails I’ve ridden, the people I’ve met and traveled with as well as the wanderlust that I’ve experienced while our riding this bike. Without thinking too hard I have memories from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, California, Japan, Montana and Oregon. It was the source of inspiration for 3 Fargo Adventure Rides (2 official and 1 unofficial). It gave me an idea that I am going to pull together a bunch of images and words and starting documenting all the trips here on the blog. Honestly, it will take a while to pull it all together and plan it out. I’m excited though and think there is a story here, heck maybe even a book. We’ll see.
So…Until I get it all together, here are a few shots from today on the latest generation of Salsa Fargo, my custom big blue! Enjoy.