Ok so I know iv been slacking major on the blog, but here’s what’s been going on!
After the West Coast tour I took some down time and tore the Salsa down to the frame and sent it off to the powdercoater to have a new hammered bronze finish which will be a lot more tough for all other future riding, on and off road 😉
The color came out great and I built the bike back up again. This time I added a pair of Ritchey Speedmax Pro 700×40 tires to make this rig into a “monstercross” plenty capable of eating up mountain bike riding and even some small children…
My bro Ray was way awesome getting me a Crane Brass bell which is now my favorite feature on the bike ! ( besides the crappy moots ti parts, or classic xtr parts…)
Iv taken this bike off the beaten path and it is pretty much at home off road and I can’t wait to do some mountain touring in the future. Salsa has it right with their slogan, Ride and Smile !