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  • Go Means Go! Can’t Run, Never Will. The words. | GO MEANS GO
    a little but I made it And though a little wet the raft did quite well I m constantly amazed at the little boat that I m spending more and more time in It feels really solid even with all that weight strapped to it I tucked neatly inside a little eddy on the east side of the Copper river and got out of my little boat I was now committed The biggest hurdle of my trip was the Copper Nobody to the east of me for help if I needed it but there was only 12 miles of road left and I knew there was at the very least covered areas at Child s Glacier Across the river the alders have been encroaching onto the road The years of travel by rail and automobile has made a well packed roadbed that they won t be poking through in the immediate future but it will happen As it is now they are growing in from the sides leaning as far in as they dare competing against one another to get as much sunlight as they can How many years before they have reclaimed what was theirs long ago Riding along a ghost road few will travel again is a weird feeling It seems quieter obviously I rode down the middle of the gravel highway looking behind me on occasion out of habit I d be more likely to see a bear or moose crossing the road than anything but it just seemed odd A road that I had been down many times in a car forever different because the river changed it s course I was getting tired the sun was moving farther away soon it would be down behind the mountains and the night would start In the distance I saw a white spot in the road It was almost like it was sand or the sun shining on something I thought I was seeing things Then at mile 42 winter started That white in the distance was a line in the road Beyond it 2 inches of snow had fallen It had fallen the night before wet and heavy Then as the weather cooled down it froze into an icey crust Not deep or slippery but the tires wouldn t float on top of it instead punching through adding quite a bit of rolling resistance Coupled with a stiff wintery head wind was a slap in the face on these last 12 miles My only headgear was my mesh trucker cap and the hood of my OR jacket My Windstopper fleece gloves were a lifesaver though they were wet from my crossing and my hands and face were getting really cold You know when your face starts to go numb When you try and talk and it feels like your lips are made of rubber Yeah that was happening I was rethinking how awesome this trip was going to be At times when my speed was reduced to a crawl I would get off and walk It seemed just as fast The wind seemed to be screaming at me You re going the wrong way Turn back now You ll never make it But make it I did As the Million Dollar Bridge came into view the alpenglow was kissing the mountains on the east side of the river It was beautiful The Million Dollar Bridge is really a dramatic scene as you come out from the cottonwoods and alders and no sign of human life it stands defiantly in four spans stretching 1550ft across the Copper River It s a design that was common in the early 1900 s but it s location makes for some beautiful imagery In my walk of shame I started to think of something that made me laugh Remember Footprints One night I dreamed I was walking along the road with my Bike Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky In each scene I noticed tire tracks in the snow Sometimes there was a set of footprints next to the tire tracks other times there were just the tire tracks This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life when I was suffering from anguish sorrow or defeat I could see only the tire tracks So I said to my Bike You promised me Bike that if I followed you you would be with me always But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there have only been tire tracks in the snow Why when I needed you most you have not been there for me The Bike replied The times when you have seen only tire tracks is when I carried you I rode to the glacier overlook and took some photos then I had a pull of something that I normally would have more than one pull from that is a flask of Buffalo Trace bourbon I knew I was tired because I didn t want to sit around a nice little fire and drink whiskey Instead my focus was heating up my 2 packages of Tasty Bites Indian Food and going to bed It was cold And windy Though tucked up in the lee of a covered area inhabited in the summer by Alaska Department of Fish Game I had all my clothes on In my sleeping bag and bivy sack on top of a foam pad I was still woken up a few times that night It was a clear night and the northern lights were out It was beautiful And cold I felt like Jack Torrance was there with me My phone that I was using as a camera as I broke my camera shut off because it got too cold I woke up just before sunrise an early bed time will do that I made coffee and went for a little ride around before heading back out I got a satellite txt that the

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  • Go Means Go! cyclist | GO MEANS GO
    mind that you ll likely want to distribute the weight evenly maybe have one on either fork blade otherwise your steering will be affected Made in Grand Junction CO Continue Reading The 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for cyclists Written by Ryan on November 28 2011 Posted in Bicycle Gear No Comments The winter season is approaching quickly and with it comes that time of year where many people exchange gifts to celebrate the birth of the little baby Jesus Much like Cal Naughton Jr I like to picture Jesus as a figure skater He wears like a white outfit and He does interpretive ice dances of my life s journey But that s just me and Cal You can celebrate anything you want Or nothing I don t give two toots But if you are looking to spend some money on somebody or yourself Here s a little guide to things that don t suck Tools Tools are handy There are also so many to choose from Multitools to individual shop tools Here are a couple that I ve been thinking are a good idea Topeak Ratchet Rocket A small fairly lightweight ratchet set for allen keys a T25 Torx and a 2 Phillips in a clean little package They also have two other lighter more svelte versions Feedback Sports Pro Elite Workstand This stand is legit Whether a home mechanic or taking it to the races it s solidly built and will collapse small enough to put in the trunk of a small car They ve also got a number of other handy things for the home and shop like scales and bike storage stands Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive Pump Do you hate how your bike mechanic girlfriend won t put her bike tools away when she s done fixing your bike Does the pump she uses to fix your flats just clash horribly with the decor of your studio apartment but there s no where to hide it Well get her a new one One that will blend with your Ikea furniture or your rustic hewn wood furniture all the same Lezyne makes some beautiful stuff It s tools for people that don t have a place to put them other than their living space Well designed and functional with a very clean appearance A good pump will last years and years Might as well get her one that looks good Tubes Tubes you say Yeah Aren t tubes tubes No Foss Tubes are crazy I haven t used them But they look pretty awesome And they are expensive so it s unlikely that your broke ass cycling family member is going to drop 20ish dollars on a tube But watch the video It s the real deal Make sure you are getting them the right size When it comes to tubes size DOES matter Outside of finding them at your LBS there is a place online you can get them HERE Bike Lights If you love somebody

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  • Go Means Go! gift guide | GO MEANS GO
    used any of Porcelain Rocket s gear but the craftsmanship looks amazing This newly designed bag uses a seat collar supported frame weighs in at 14oz complete and can pack 5 14L of gear PR is really pushing the limits as far as bikepacking gear The new bag Scott is developing for the Jones Loop Bar looks AMAZING Made in Calgary Alberta Canada Cleaveland Mountaineering Everything Bag 50 60 depending on attachment method I haven t used this personally but it looks like a good option or alternative to the Salsa Anything Cage and the numerous bags to fit said cage if you re looking for one If you don t have the 3 braze ons if you have a suspension fork say it can attach with the use of a few P clips It ll allow you to hold more stuff on your bike Keep in mind that you ll likely want to distribute the weight evenly maybe have one on either fork blade otherwise your steering will be affected Made in Grand Junction CO 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

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  • Go Means Go! holiday | GO MEANS GO
    Grand Junction CO Continue Reading Hub Bespoke Holiday Sale Written by Ryan on December 4 2012 Posted in Bicycle Gear No Comments Look for gifts for that cycling chic friend or loved one at Hub Bespoke Continue Reading This Wednesday in Seattle Written by Ryan on November 29 2010 Posted in News Rides No Comments Come by Elliott Bay Bicycles this Wednesday for a little holiday beer cheer Bike Hugger will be hosting their 2nd annual holiday party and it s free to the public Check out the Davidson shop with tours being given by Mark V There will be snacks a keg of Manny s and other activities to keep you occupied Byron asked me to put together some games for the shindig I m not exactly sure what s in store yet but I guarantee it will be better than changing a flat in the rain Best of all it s free This holiday party much like Go Means Go events is open to all racer commuter and weekend warrior Hop on your bike and come on down Elliot Bay Bicycles is located in downtown Seattle at 2116 Western Ave just north of Lenora Here s a link to the Facebook event Karl from Partybots drew up this great poster for the event If you have a Go Means Go shirt on come find me and receive a raffle ticket Drawing later this week for some new goodies Continue Reading Tres Generaciones Written by Ryan on July 27 2010 Posted in Film video Travel No Comments Three generations of riders on this beautiful little edit If you are looking for an amazing mountain bike trip it looks like the folks at www mtbholidayscotland com can make that happen Though if you are the type that doesn t like

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  • Go Means Go! packraft | GO MEANS GO
    Words to follow 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 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 when I have to lock up my steelie I built for under 1k I dont know if I could every through a lock around a bike I

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  • Go Means Go! Can’t Run, Never Will. The video. | GO MEANS GO
    PM Thanks Tim come visit Reply Elta Rahim October 26 2014 at 12 04 PM Is there beer in that flask Missing beautiful Alaska and family sooooooo bad Lovely video Reply Ryan October 26 2014 at 12 06 PM No beer in the flask but it is Buffalo Trace bourbon making every ounce count 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 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

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  • Go Means Go! lucas brunelle | GO MEANS GO
    played at the Bicycle Film Festival and was definitely one of my favorites I feel this is his best work yet and I m happy to see it release to DVD We ve been discussing doing a screening in Seattle Is there interest in seeing this on the big screen Preorder today it s releasing July 1st More info HERE Disclaimer If you dislike fast paced edge of your seat bike racing in traffic don t watch this You might shit your pants Continue Reading BFF LA this weekend Written by Ryan on August 31 2010 Posted in Events Film video Travel No Comments If you are in LA you are insane if you re even thinking of missing the Bicycle Film Festival There are other film festivals that show bike films but over the last 10 years the BFF has become the largest and in my opinion the best bicycle centric film festival in the world It s got something for everyone and through the diversity of films exposes people to a side of cycling that they might not be as familiar with I wish I was in LA this weekend Matt Hoffman is going to be at The Birth of Big Air There s going to be a race the art show is off the hook and the screening of To Live and Ride in LA is already sold out You know what to do And for the folks in the Pacific Northwest Seattle s BFF will be screening October 7 10 so get pumped We are looking for volunteers for the event as well as people throughout the Northwest that want to help distribute fliers and posters Tacoma Bellingham Portland Spokane Bellevue that mean s you Contact ryan bicyclefilmfestival com if you want to be a part

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  • Go Means Go! tour | GO MEANS GO
    Bicycle Travel No Comments Wow 750 miles one way on the first bicycle powered trip from Hercules Inlet to the Geographic South Pole Read more HERE 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 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 when I have to

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