I love all of my bikes.
I don’t buy the best bike I can afford. I buy the best bike for ME, based on price, fit components, practicality, and general appeal. Some of my bikes are last season’s models. Some were on sale. Some are used.
I don’t want to be a bike collector–I want to be a bike rider.
Each bike serves a specific purpose: My Norco Revolver is like poetry; Bike #1 is a solid workhorse for riding around the neighbourhood with my kids; I keep my 26″ Norco Torrent at Joyride; my Norco Two 50 is a sweet dirt jumper that I ride when I want to feel like a kid again (it’s from the old rental fleet at Joyride 150); my Cannondale Trail SL is a 29er with a rigid fork (I got it for half price); and my Defy road bike is for when I don’t want to ride over logs and things.
They are all awesome. Listed in order from newest to oldest, they are:
(Bike #8: 2016 Santa Cruz Stigmata. Gravel bike-carbon. It’s not mine, but I rode a borrowed one in the Eager Beaver 100–see “Blog 19. Graduation” and I’m claiming it as one of my bikes, in brackets, because it’s just too sweet to ignore)
Bike #8: Norco Threshold SL Ultegra Di2. CX/Gravel Bike-Carbon
Bike #7: 2015 Norco Bigfoot 6.1. Fat Bike-Aluminium w/Carbon fork. (SOLD)
Bike #6: 2015 Cannondale Trail SL. 29er, Rigid, Single Speed-Aluminium.
Bike #5: 2016 Norco Revolver 9.1. 29er Hardtail MTB-Carbon.
Bike #4: 2014 Giant Defy 3. 700c Road Bike-Carbon.
Bike #3: 2011 Norco two 50. 26″ Dirt Jumper-Chromoly.
Bike #2: 2012 Norco Torrent. 26″ Hardtail MTB-Carbon.
Bike #1: 2009 Gary Fisher Marlin. 26″ Hardtail MTB-Aluminium.
THIS PAGE ISN’T FINISHED (but don’t tell my wife…)
Coming soon: Pictures!