Happy 4th!

Well Happy 4th of July Everybody!

Other than hanging around in the Mojave Desert in my Nudie Suit looking for UFO’s and the spirit of Gram Parsons, My darling life partner and I attended the spectacular 4th of July Parade of Park City.

You will see in this perfectly timed picture taken by the Kimstress – my Neighbor, Coach Dar, as well as Paul – both wearing time period wigs and tailed jackets along with yours truly. Boom – all that in one pic….thats why she’s an engineer.
The 4th of July parade is a great time for the town, but also a time for the good people of Los Angeles/San Diego Salt Lake to hooch themselves up and day drink like they were going to the playboy mansion or some orgy in the Hollywood Hills that picks their guests from photo submissions.

Not that there is anything wrong with that, its just funny from the guy who started out doing dentures for cowboys and farmers in Summit Co. 16 years ago.
Anyway, the parade was a blast and I was very impressed to see many Airstreams rolling down mainstreet courtesy of Gene at VAR.
You know me, I’m a sucker for the silver bullet.

Chris McNally is as well – here he captures Scots’ “Silver Twinkie”

Airstreams, boutique bikes and buddies – pretty cool right?
Chris does all the artwork for the Ibis instruction manuals and shipping boxes – just one more little thing that high end companies do to make their products special.

The trails were riding nicely and the finest bike fitter in town, Tim of Mountain Velo snapped a pic of an old signpost that some naughty rider tagged with our shop sticker. Princess Di was the “official” shop trail being that it was closest to our front doors. I ask people all the time how the traffic is out there in the past 5 years I don’t think any two people have been on the trail at the same time – so there it is you think the Crest or Flying Dog is a superhighway.

This reminds me of a similar sign post sent to me by Gullo, the “Mayor” of my former home of Flagstaff.

In exceptional photo contributions, let me share this custom build we did for Adam O, right at home in the mountains.

And there is this beautiful Big Fat dummy all decked out for trail work.

Sorry to take a somewhat sad turn, but a fond adieu to Wild Rose, a fellow Kona and Ibis dealer and one of my favorite shops in Salt Lake. This weekend was their last.

I know, its easy to place blame.

But take a look at this gem passed on to me by Dirt Rag founder Maurice…..if you want to know why I own a shop – its because this is how it used to be.

Well, you ca never go home.
Vecchios is still a great shop and they had Lance Armstrong over to chat about the tour.

Take a listen. HERE. That’s all I got – enjoy.

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