Saturday, January 20, 2018

Maiden Voyage


Maiden voyage of the new bike! 
Also testing out a new lens

All of the following photos are snapped with a 35mm f/2 prime lens

Searchlight 4 one of my favorite places

The frame sent from Mongoose is the Ruddy Comp
Boost spacing, tapered headtube, thru-axle, modern geometry
Was a great platform to build from, very happy with how it handles!



The bike can be ran 27.5+ or 29er format
I am running 29inch wheels for speed/efficiency 

The paint is incredibly iridescent
It looks green - blue depending on the lighting
more vibrant in person

TRP hylex RS hydraulic brakes
These are the most effective brakes I've ever had!

Looks green

Then blue

So far this 35mm prime is awesome
lots of detail
Has a nice human eye focal length


Soon this will be loaded with bags and gadgets
I'm taking a lot of photos now while it's fresh out of the wrapper

These tires are fast and surprisingly grippy

Upper Bunkers at Fort Worden









great lens

I went with dirt drops because they are comfy for distance rides
Plenty of hand positions so your hands don't get numb
I haven't found them to be sluggish in the woods either

very crisp

Such a fun tread pattern

Went with a carbon fiber fork as well for weight.


old generator





Fort Worden looking out towards Hudson Point

35mm has a very life-like feel about it
I think this is lens I'm taking to the Philippines next month.



Moss on the wall, camera perpendicular to the ground




No zoom, I was pretty close to this guy


Carbon Fiber "seat"

The San Juans are somewhere out there

With the changes in elevation, trails, and forest
Fort Worden is a great place to test out a mountain bike




Took a lot of single track home.

I can not believe I put this thing together myself!
Every single component hand selected and assembled in a garage.