A while ago my friend Daniel Molloy called from Oakland and asked if I wanted join him for a bikepacking trip in Mongolia. "Why Mongolia? " I asked him. "Because it's really out there and seems like a hell of an adventure." He left me no choice.
The Bradshaw mountains were hard to ignore the first time driving North on I-17 out of PHX. Out of the sandy Black Canyon (about 2500 ft elevation) they rose to forested peaks, the tallest being Mt Union at 7,979 ft. Google Earth showed a system of forest roads and soon a 60 mile two day loop was roughly mapped out, starting and ending in Mayer (about 4500 ft).
Opening Transit Cycles was the fulfillment of a life long dream and truly that has been enough to keep me on cloud nine over the last six months.
I’ve spent almost all of my adult life working in the bike industry. Since the beginning I have used Bicycle Retailer to get a snap shot of what is happening and a sense of the trends that are developing within the industry.