Do it. Do it. Do IT.
I came across Ruthworks via Facebook and reached out to Ely in San Francisco where he works at his home shop, enjoying the opportunity to spend time with his family. Ely is the owner, sewer, leather worker, cutter, designer and fabricator at Ruthworks, with quite a few beautiful items available for randonneurs, tourers, commuters and every day folks.
We did a little interview and it went something like this:
The trails were kind to fatbikers at this year’s Iditarod Trail Invitational. While the world has been watching the teams of four-legged critters struggle through snowless patches of trail in the regular Iditarod race, a handful of hardy folks have mostly been avoiding the headlines while pedaling, running, and skiing the route for almost two weeks.
The weekend. It doesn’t mean much to some folks, while others set their clocks by it. This little short is a reminder to me that getting out is necessary. Even in the big city- an overnight trip can rejuvenate and reconnect you with the things that are important. So this weekend, or next Tuesday, get out there. Explore. Pedal. Sleep under the stars. And don’t forget to breathe.
An interesting process with what looks like a lot of quality control. I suppose there is a reason my Campagnolo chains outlast anything else I’ve ridden.
Bill Nye rides the solar system in 2.5 miles and gets super heated about Pluto. Start at 3:45 for the short version. I’m going to bring this up with him next time I see him at Green Lake. Also THIS.
Come on over after Bike Expo, Back Alley’s Birfday, or just hanging out on your own on Saturday. All are welcome!
We are super stoked that Back Ally Bike Repair is turning two years old! Ben is throwing a like shin-dig. Check out the Birfday Bike-athalon and Pedal Party on Saturday, then hit up the Bike Expo on Sunday, hungover. Sounds like a recipe for a rad Seattle bike weekend to me.