My bike stable includes three lovely steel steeds. I'm pleased to introduce you to each of these fine ladies:  


Sylvie is my most recent addition, featuring a custom frame built by the talented Natalie Ramsland at Sweetpea Bicycles in Portland, OR.  (Working with Natalie on this bike was an absolute pleasure and I'd highly recommend the experience to anyone looking for a custom frame). Sylvie is possibly the hardest working bike in my stable.  She gets muddy for cyclocross but dresses up for every day commuting.  She'll also be a great touring rig for our next bicycle tour. Her geometry is relaxed and comfortable for all day riding, but aggressive enough for cx.  She's a versatile all around ride (and lovely too).

More detail for all you bike nerds out there:

Frame:  2011 Sweetpea Boom Boom
Fork:  Ritchey Comp CX Carbon
Headset: Chris King
Wheels:  Mavic Ksyrium SL
Derailleurs/ Brifters:  9 Speed Dura Ace
Crankset/ BB:  Shimano CX-70
Chain/ Cassette:  SRAM
Brakeset:  Kore Carbon
Pedals:  Speedplay Frog
Handlebar: Bontrager FIT VR (women's short reach)
Stem:  3T Arx Pro, 70 mm
Seatpost:  cheapo
Saddle: Sella Italia Flight LDY  Ti
Tires: Hutchinson Bulldogs or Pythons in CX season,
Continental GP4000 for commuting


The zippiest, sleekest member in my fleet, this bike is my soul mate.  She went away on an 8 month journey to Arizona but found her way back home and we will never be apart again. Her geometry features short chainstays that make fast acceleration a breeze and a short wheelbase that translates to easy cornering and all around raciness. She's a classic race machine, but the steel makes her comfortable for other adventures as well.  We've had many great adventures together including all day epics in California, famous glacial climbs in Montana, and most of the RAMROD course. We've also dabbled in some local road racing (Pictured below running a garden errand on the way home from the Volunteer Park crit a few years back).

Frame:  2003 Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SE, custom
Fork:  Reynolds Ouzo Pro
Wheels:  Mavic Ksyrium
Gruppo:  mostly Shimano Dura Ace (9 speed) with Ultegra short-reach shifters
Handlebars:  Salsa Poco
Stem:  Deda Elementi, 90 mm
Seatpost:  Thompson Elite
Tires: Michelin Pro Race 3
Saddle: Sella Italia Flight LDY  Ti
Pedals:  Speedplay X1 Ti


My oldest and most sturdy steed, Rocky is the bike that takes me out to play in the mountains. Rocky joined my stable when I was a sophomore in college, and has seen many, many many miles of trails. Every part on this bike, except the brake levers and rear derailleur, has been upgraded over time.  This is a classic hardtail mountain bike that climbs well, descends nimbly, and is (mostly) gentle to her rider.  

Frame: 1999 Rocky Mountain Hammer Race
Fork: Fox Float RL
Wheels:  Mavic Crossmax
Derailleurs/ shifters:  Sram X-9
Cranks/ BB:  Shimano XT (newer)
Cassette/ Chain:  SRAM
Brakes:  Shimano XTR V Brakes
Brake Levers:  Shimano LX
Handlebars/ Stem:  Easton Monkey Lite / EA 90
Seatpost:  Titec                       
Saddle:  Terry Butterfly Ti
Pedals:  Speedplay Frog

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