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  • Go Means Go! sscx | GO MEANS GO
    feeling that my Traitor Cross Crusade will never sit idle for too long It s a really fun bike and I m already looking forward to getting it muddy again A bike thanks to Joe and the guys at Traitor for being so awesome If you find yourself up Bellingham way you ll probably see Kevin or Joe around town or on the trails Say hi they re good folks Continue Reading So Soft Written by Ryan on April 28 2011 Posted in Cyclocross Races 4 Comments Soft Like Kitten I met some amazing people last cross season and now we have a full on team With sponsors These folks have become friends and I m stoked to be racing with them this year during cross season Most are randonneur riders and I m pretty sure they have iron choads many are going to take part in Paris Brest Paris this year Some race mountain or track or road Some haven t even raced anything yet Most of the dudes have beards and don t shave their legs None of the ladies have beards We ride we drink beer and we have a good time We are excited about bikes and we want you to come hang out at the races with us Come heckle with us We heckle because we care Melissa got a few pics of me just before I left for AK like this one with the Traitor Crusade that I raced last fall I ll be reviewing the bike soon since CX season is approaching I will say that if you are looking for a steel SSCX bike made from Columbus tubing the Crusade could be your knight in shining armor And because Melissa loves to take silly pictures of me Meow Check out what happens with Soft Like Kitten at our team page HERE Continue Reading New bike day meet race day Written by Ryan on November 1 2010 Posted in Gear 1 Comment You may remember my post a while back about some of the single speed cyclocross bikes out there The Traitor Crusade was one of those bikes that deserved some attention After talking with my buddy and longtime Go Means Go supporter Joe at Traitor Cycles we worked out a deal so that I could get on a bike and start racing Days after they landed in the US I had a size 56cm frame and fork arrive on my doorstep I took the box down to Charles and Devin at Wright Brothers with a bunch of parts I have been accumulating as well as some things I had to rob from my road bike My road bike hasn t been ridden much lately and since it is cross season it was the one to be put on the chopping block Charles and Devin were at once impressed with the frame fresh out of the box Charles s eye was immediately drawn to the Columbus Life Tubing decal which is essentially a stamp of approval for a man with such a fondness for italian steel Devin quickly went to work on it and had it built up by the end of the day It came out of the box straight and was easy to build It was according to Devin much more enjoyable than what I SHOULD be doing I was planning on running my Ultegra Open Pro rear wheel with a singlespeed conversion kit but Charles and Devin didn t want me to subject it to the mud grit and grime that Pacific Northwest cyclocross is known for They built up a new rear wheel with a Surly 1 1 hub 130mm spacing to Velocity s A23 rim the clincher version of their new Major Tom tubular CX rim Devin used his artistic license to alternate black and silver spokes giving me a beautiful and strong wheel that is set apart from the rest He didn t use the traditional cable hanger for the front brake but instead used a little doohickey to shorten the cable length and reduce brake chatter It looks a little funny to me but it seems to do the trick As it was first built up I had them throw my road tires on as I was unsure of the CX tires to ride The RibMo s that I ve been riding for a while on the road bike made for a good set to ride on the Crusade for the street The 42 18 felt great and I was giddy riding up and down the steep sections of Phinney Ridge A dream to climb on the bike weighs in at 21 lbs which is a little heavier than the 19lb build that Joe has been riding Getting the weight down won t be too hard but with me sitting pretty at over 200lbs I usually don t freak out on weight too much Build as it is now Chris King 1 1 8 NoThread Headset Truvativ 5 degree x 110mm stem sitting on 50mm worth of spacers Torelli Bormio 44cm wide handlebars 31 8 Thompson Elite Setback seatpost 27 2 Harley Davidson branded saddle so pro Empella Frogleggs cantilever brakes with Tektro levers No name crankset 42 18 gear ratio Surly 1 1 rear hub to Velocity A23 rim laced by none other than Devin at Wright Brothers For the race last Saturday I was running Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires but now have on the Hutchinson Bulldogs Shimano SPD pedals Before The chassis is good but the motor is shot I raced my first cross race in the Single Speed category at MFG s King County Cyclocross race last Saturday I got my ass handed to me I placed poorly due to my time behind a clipboard or computer more than behind the handlebars over the past few months On the upside it was my first race but definitely won t be my last I didn t crash didn t get last place didn t

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  • Go Means Go! Girls of Summer 2014: All-Girl Alleycat Race | GO MEANS GO
    something from the prize table Registration starts at 2pm at Jose Rizal Park race starts at 3pm More info RSVP HERE Tall Bryan Bicycle rider mechanic and collector Living and riding in Seattle since 2001 Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for to stand out I just think if your going the custom route it better be for a purpose like racing or touring not pub crawling or grocery grabbing I mean would you feel comfortable locking this bike

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  • Go Means Go! GOS2014_flyer | GO MEANS GO
    all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for to stand out I just think if your going the custom route it better be for a purpose like racing or touring not pub crawling or grocery

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  • Go Means Go! 57 Varieties Time Trial | GO MEANS GO
    or so Get all the info and check out the impressive list of sponsors HERE Tall Bryan Bicycle rider mechanic and collector Living and riding in Seattle since 2001 Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for to stand out I just think if your going the custom route it better be for a purpose like racing or touring not pub crawling or grocery grabbing I mean would you feel comfortable locking this bike up in the city I panic

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  • Go Means Go! fiftyseven | GO MEANS GO
    I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for to stand out I just think if your going the custom route it better be for a purpose like racing or touring not pub crawling or grocery grabbing

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  • Go Means Go! Record-Breaking Results: 2014 Iditarod Trail Invitational | GO MEANS GO
    the course taking second place overall in 11 days 4 hours and 15 minutes Read the rest of the race records here You should also check out the new records set in the Susitna 50 and 100 races that took place a few weeks ago Another example of what fatties can do on hard packed trails Alaska Dispatch has some coverage of the event that you can take a look at First a bit about Oatley and then a little about Harding you may have to skip a few snippets of news to find the good stuff on cycling Winter biking isn t exactly new to Alaska You can read about the Klondike Bicycle and Alaskan wheelmen at the Alaska Historical Society link Comments 2 Ryan March 10 2014 at 10 13 PM That is horrible geometry on the cardboard cyclist The artist should be fired Or bought a beer Reply Garret Spargo March 10 2014 at 11 12 PM I am pretty sure that the extra tubes just provide more space for braze ons and frame bags It s a touring bike like none you ve ever seen Reply Leave a comment Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter

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  • Go Means Go! Garret Spargo | GO MEANS GO
    pavement to studs ice and fresh snow Not so this year as fall continues to hold us in its soggy grip The rather delayed onset of winter allowed for some fun autumnal riding this past Saturday night as three separate costumed events took place across town No studs required I showed up at the first event the fairly informal Halloween Super Cross IV event planned by John and posted to the Arctic Cross website I originally intended to be there just to photograph and observe I made the offhand comment that I wished I brought my bike a few minutes into shooting the pre ride gathering and suddenly found myself testing out John s Bianchi C U S S which he offered to let me borrow for the race I agreed dug around my trunk for a passable costume and handed the camera off to the wife while I rode I am now officially hooked after my first ride in the world of cyclocross Single speed required to win but not to race Continue Reading Our Sponsors Find Us On Facebook GoMeansGo on Twitter Tall Bryan on Instagram Ryan on Instagram Flickr Group Recent Comments Example 1 The Humpday Hustler Benny Blanco June 18 2015 Hi Bryan appreciate the review I m doing the same mod to the lock I just picked up the body does feel bulky and plasticy Just one question where did you get the sweet Abus stick Thanks Holger Ketterle June 12 2015 Ryan I m right there with you on this bike all I can think of is for 5k i could build a carbon race bike an aluminum crit bike and a vintage steel framed commuter All of which could stand out in a group ride which is what people by custom bikes for

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  • Go Means Go! Things that happened before I was born. | GO MEANS GO
    is unique I guess you could say different strokes for different folks Brooks currently offers a line of saddles with cut outs reminiscent of their saddles from days past Check out the line of Brooks Imperial saddles Personally I think they should have stuck with Climax after all sex sells right Continue Reading Chequamegon Fat Tire Fest Vintage Photos Written by Tall Bryan on October 7 2013 Posted in Bicycle Racing Cycling Legends History Media Photography Vintage No Comments Check out these great vintage photos from previous years 1983 1990 of the Chequamegon Fat Tire Fest Complete with Greg LeMond circa 1990 More vintage photos HERE although I came across them over at Bike Jerks Continue Reading A Cycling Lexicon Written by Ryan on October 4 2013 Posted in art Bicycle History Photography 2 Comments This looks incredible Headbadges have long been a favorite part of the bicycle for me They remind me of the figureheads on tallships I remember how cool it was that the headbadge on my old Schwinn cruiser was screwed into the head tube with two tiny little screws A little detail that made it seem like they took pride in their work Now there is A Cycling Lexicon An A Z of bicycle headbadges collected by a professor of biology in Michigan curated and designed by Carter Wong design Available HERE Christmas is coming up if anybody is looking for a gift for me Continue Reading 1960 Cyclocross Race Written by Tall Bryan on September 18 2013 Posted in Bicycle Racing Cyclocross Film video History Media No Comments Here is some rad footage of a cyclocross race from 1960 It appears this is a video of a video being screened in the 90s and commented on The commentary is priceless too at least the parts I can understand The lad in the front in red used to be head of the cheese counter Continue Reading Columbus Lifestyle Beautiful on Two Wheels Written by Tall Bryan on August 7 2013 Posted in History Media Vintage No Comments Beautiful on two wheels She only loves him for his track bike but that mustache can t hurt either Continue Reading 100 Years of Tour de France in Photos Written by Tall Bryan on July 22 2013 Posted in Bicycle Bicycle Racing History Media No Comments The 100th running of the Tour de France concluded on Sunday a race like none other It is considered by many to be the most prestigious sporting event of all time Countries have risen and fallen wars have been lost and won but the Tour de France has stood the test time A picture is worth a thousand word right So I thought I would share a few images from the 100 years of the epic race that has engraved in our minds both heroes and villains brought us tales of great victories and crushing defeats These images and many more here and here And of course some history from the official Tour

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