Monday, June 01, 2009

Aki's bike *almost* done, building wheels, getting out a bit.

Aki's bike is pretty much done except for some minor detailing. there's a hand full of braze-ons on that sucker, yo. orange, right?
I got Shabir's wheels all spun up & i'm gonna start building his lugged fork tomorrow, then his frame. this will be a cool bike, stay tuned........
also building some 40 hole tandem wheels for Jerry. i laced then last & they were still true after a "conservative" 30,000 miles!

i've also been trying to get out and enjoy the forest more after a really looooong winter - it snowed on the peaks a few days ago! time to try and whip my sorry ass into some resemblance of "shape" without blowing a arm joint. this picture is on a local trail me & my buddy Ty built back in the very early 90's and it got blown out for public consumption last year and became part of the Arizona Trail - cool!

a beautiful trailside bouquet with sulphur flower, claret cup hedgehog cactus, and daises.

Annie came along to cheer & jeer with her two critters. it was nice to get out with someone i did thousands of hours of mountain biking with in my previous life.

Flo dog looks on in disbelief as i crank up and over a toothy slot.
Dropping Sally as i slalom the forest. i never thought that someday i would mostly ride with dogs. oh well, they are always on time and they don't care what you ride!

lastly, a shot of fishing buddy Jeff making a wooden beauty to take out on the drink - cool!

more as i progress on Shabir's bike..........thanks for tuning in, faithful seven readers! Steve.


Vanessa Belz said...

Smithers and V say "Hi"

Anonymous said...

What a privilege, one of cycling's greats is about to build my bike. Your comment about your previous life puts me in mind of Tennyson's poem Ulysses which ends--Tho' much is taken much abides; and tho' We are now not that strength which in old days Moved heaven and earth, that which we are, we are,--One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield. A bit over the top, but sure describes well the previous and current incarnations of Steve Garrow. --Shabir

Cyclebound said...

"faithful seven readers" That shits funny!

johncoe said...

make that 8.

Japhy rider said...


great post Steve!

say, that rock outcropping, seems like i was there once w/ you all on a ride... maybe in 2004?

rode my touring rig to work today - it machs! planning to do a nice adventure bike ride over summer solstice weekend all around Lake Tahoe via trail and ??? wouldn't think of taking anything but a Coconino on an effort like that.

keep on keepin' on.


Anonymous said...

You've more than 7 faithful readers!

I click on your blog daily, simply don't have much to say, it seems. I always enjoy your progress!

preskit matt

steve garro said...

thanks, all! hey, Matt - when you comin' up this summer? the waterline road is freshly cleared, BTW.........Steve.

Anonymous said...

We'll hit up Waterline on the tandem here pretty soon. I've actually been out enjoying my first FS gearie bike in many years (I won the Titus at Whiskey Offroad).

Gears certainly have slowed me down!