Here is my new Routt 45! Ultegra 8020 with Zipp cockpit and seatpost, Brooks Cambium saddle, Mavic Allroad Tubeless rolling with WTB Resolutes and matching brown LizardSkin DSP.
The ride number is countless, the dollars per mile down in the single digit of cents….but it makes all the sense. Sometimes you go to the woods and ride, to think, to wonder, to get charged, to let it out. Explosive efforts that bring the grunts and the breathing hard and primal. Try to snap that chain with the legs, try to twist the throttle to full gas mode, punish the machine, tear it apart, it takes it time and time again. Solid, light and nimble. Over 12,000 miles on this Psychlo X and it never waivers. Everyone gets caught up with how a bike looks and that’s a good thing, to me it’s more about how it rides day after day and the real world abuse it can take. That’s a great bike. AND it just happens to look amazing while doing all of this.
The impending winter has us watching the forecast….planning each ride, each clothing choice and savorying each and every un-frozen pedal stroke. Anyday now the snow could come and the roads, trails and gravel will hibernate until March or April. It has been a wonderfully dry Fall and for those of us that have lived in this area know just how long the winters can be.
Great feelings, leads to great success! This bike is a gift to myself after a I managed to succeed particularly well in business. Now I collect those great feelings by riding my amazing Psychlo X RSL, #oujee describes the ultimate good feeling to me and its also typed for the frame 🙂
Who says fat biking is a winter sport? Since purchasing my Frostie a year ago I have ridden it in the hottest summer and coldest winter. More than 3.000 miles, always with a smile on my face. The fat bike combines old school mountain biking and modern technology like nothing else and is my absolut favorite bike (amongst 4 other Moots´)
2014 was a good year for me. I had ridden over 2000 miles for the first time since 2007, and most of the miles were off road fat biking miles. However, my degenerative muscle disease was taking its toll on my weakening body, making any type of riding involving hills difficult and frustratingly slow. I had decided that my bike riding days may be numbered, and the only way I’ll be able to ride with my friends again was to get an e-bike, so the week before Christmas I did, a Felt Lebowske. Little did I know, my parents had gone to my favorite bike shop to buy me some 45NRTH Cobrafist pogies. And little did they know, they would also come home with a Moots FrosT fat bike. My mom happened to see the bike hanging on the wall, and thought it was pretty, so she asked the shop owner if he thought I would like it. The stunned owner, who had seen me drooling over the bike every time I went to the shop, was pretty sure I’d love it. So they bought it. Christmas evening was winding down when my parents brought out the Moots. I was so shocked I just broke down in tears. They said they were proud of ability to ride over two thousand miles, and I think they wanted my last years of riding to be done in style, on a Moots. Man do I love the bike. I ride it as much as I can. The supreme handling and light weight make it so much easier and even more fun to ride than my other fat bikes. My girlfriend loves it too, since she gets to ride it when we ride places with hills that are too tough for me and I have to ride the Lebowske. I am very lucky to have the best parents in the world. Craig Smith.