Mar 24, 2013. Postby smidsy » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:59 pm. That is not the number, from Cannondale Manual The serial number for your bike is located on a barcoded label which is attached permanently to the underside of the bottom bracket. Other Numbers On The Bottom Bracket The other number stamped into the.
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. On Jan 29, 2017 I nearly lost my life bombing a descent in Colorado.
Fractured 4 bones in my back, 3 in my foot, my wrist, and lost more blood/skin than I can remember. Forget rock climbing and cycling, I couldn’t even feed or bathe myself any longer. I became lost, lonely, and felt sorry for myself at times – to a point in which it affected and ended my long term relationship.
I needed to do something, anything, to get myself motivated again. I wound up taking all the money I had saved up for 2 years on a new SUV and purchased my dream road bike my beloved Moots. It would be a few months before I could ride it, but it was just the motivation I needed to claw myself back into reality, into normalcy, and routine. I trained HARD as I dreamed of titanium daily. It began slow, but at least it began – I shouldn’t be walking, let alone be here. Success went from showering solo again to walking with a cane to physical therapy to light yoga and, FINALLY, riding again.
But I didn’t allow myself to ride the Moots until I felt confident in knowing my physical capabilities were at (or near) the level of prestige of the brand I had coveted so much. So I rode like a madman on a training bike – 10 miles became 20, which soon became 50, which soon became 100!
Simultaneously, my pace picked up from 15 mph to 17 to 18 and now around ~20 mph. I quickly became the guy at the front of most group rides, the kind of guy who laughs at head winds as he pushes the pace. From the first pedal stroke it became abundantly and unequivocally clear to me that the Moots was not just the right choice, but the only choice for me.
I quickly forgot about pain and loss and suffering. The only thing I thought about was the pure enjoyment of riding, of exploring, and of being at one with the landscape. My Moots has not only been the best gift I could have given myself, but has also proved to be invaluable in turning around my physical/emotional/mental health, as well as my confidence. I’m nearly at 100% recovery from the accident, albeit a newly redefined 100%. Fortunately, I’m several months ahead of schedule and alive as ever.
Not bad for someone whom only picked up cycling in September of 2016. Everyone has a story and the Moots Vamoots RSL Disc is helping to rewrite mine.
Place: Moots booth, Mountain Bike World Cup, Skyline Park, Napa, California. Scenario: I had crashed my bike in a race, damaging my neck and shoulder, and then had been rear ended, and was suffering a lot of neck pain on and off the bike. I was looking for a bike that would be more comfortable than my old, but classic, 1985 Columbus SL Eddy Merckx. I looked at Softride, and thought that the beam would be more comfortable, but being a designer, I had a lot of problems with the aesthetics of the bike.
I like things I spend a lot of time with to be beautiful. I visited a lot of bike stores, but usually the smaller high end frames weren’t built up and there wasn’t any way to try them to see if they might be more comfortable.
I discussed my issues with the Moots rep, and he offered that I could try a bike and if I didn’t like it, I could return it for a small restocking fee. Moots sold complete bikes then. This turned out to be a deal I couldn’t refuse and I ordered my bike: Vamoots with Moots stem and seatpost, and a Dura Ace kit.
On that first ride I could tell within a 100 yards that it was more comfortable—probably a combination of the titanium frame and carbon fork, plus the titanium stem and seat post, versus the all steel Merckx with its stiff aero Ambrosio rims. And it was gorgeous, with beautiful welds. My DuraAce parts started to disintegrate this last fall and I was finally forced to rekit the bike. Rekitting the bike wasn’t in my budget, and although my original intention was to send the frame off to you to be refinished when I rekitted, that really wasn’t in the budget.
This older bike is more pleasing to my eye than the newer ones (no offence), with the curved fork and the slimmer quill stem: classic elegance. Just think how sharp it would look if the finish matched the new kit. We’ve raced some, but work takes priority over race level training and risk. My bike hasn’t traveled the world, though I’ve done a bit, mostly recently working in Bhutan. (Bhutan’s roads require something like a Routt or YBB, so I didn’t take the Vamoots.) Really, the roads in my neighborhoods, Napa and Sonoma Counties in California, are pretty spectacular; no need to travel far afield. Chiles and Chileno, Highway 1 and 128, Westside and Eastside, Bohemian and Bodega, Coleman Valley, Marshall Wall...
Best ride: Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage, inaugural year, 2002. Las Huertas must mean rock garden I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I have too many bicycles, but my oldest road bike, the Moots Compact SL, is the one that is most special to me.
I remember waiting for my frame to be fabricated when Moots said they would put an end to their all 6/4 tubing bicycles, and feeling greatly relieved when I finally received what must have been one of the last of the all 6/4 Compact SL’s. Thank you Moots for delivering the envy of the local bicycling community. This bicycle has lived up to all the accolades that Moots workmanship has earned in the last 35 years, but my love for the bike is regarding it’s “can do” attitude. I live in Albuquerque where many riders enjoy what we call mixed media, a little pavement, a little rough pavement, some dirt roads, a few crumby dirt roads, maybe not quite a road,. I think of one ride in particular known locally as ‘Round the Mountain.
There are several versions of this ride, but all the routes require an 8 mile climb up Las Huertas, a steep dirt road that has no shortage of washboard, loose gravel and at least a billion insanely annoying tiny flies. The hardest version of the ride is the one where the rider makes his/her way through 4 miles of annoying tiny flies only to be greeted by a thunderstorm. I’ve been that rider on more than one occasion and for that alone, my little Mootsie deserves a makeover for enduring the warp speed descent trying to avoid death by lightening incineration. Rider and Moots are thrashed by washboard, assaulted by loose rock and coated with, yes you guessed it, a half billion annoying tiny flies. Most rides go well, however, and Mootsie gets a wash and a rubdown with lemon Pledge when we get home.
The Compact SL has held up well for more than a decade, but a decal manicure and some lipofinishing are clearly in order. I would be willing to sit around in a Steamboat apartment for a couple of days contemplating the meaning of life while delivering Mootsie to your factory. We all must make sacrifices. Moots Essay – John Singer PASSING A VAMOOTS FROM FATHER TO SON For many years the Patek Phillipe watch company ran ads that contained a tagline that said something like, “You never really own a Patek Phillipe, you just hold it in trust for the next generation.” Due to the quality and strength of Moots titanium frames, this truly is the case for my Vamoots, my 22 year old son, Charlie, and me. As I explain below, I handed over my beloved Vamoots to Charlie in December 2016, since I will not be able to ride it again.
In retrospect, I realize that I never really owned my Vamoots, I simply had the use of it until the time came for me to proudly to pass it on to my son. I suspect that the photo submitted with this essay is perhaps the single most pedestrian one that you’ll receive, a December 4, 2016, photo of my Vamoots bicycle in the luggage area of a bus, about to leave me in Baltimore for its new home with Charlie in New York City. Prior to it going to be with Charlie in his fifth-floor walk-up, I had about dozen years and many thousands of enjoyable miles on my Vamoots. I would still be riding it if I had any choice in the matter, however, due to back surgery and nerve damage in my legs making riding unsafe, putting the Vamoots on the bus, literally and symbolically, ended my days as a cyclist. I can think of no better way to complete the transition of making Charlie the Vamoots’s next trustee than having Moots refurbish it, Charlie and I coming together to Steamboat Springs, and then handing over to Charlie his “new” bike. Also, Charlie is about two inches taller than I so my Moots kit doesn’t fit him and he could use his own! Ironically, the photo of the bike in the bus also could have been taken in 2008, the day before I rode my Vamoots in a triathlon from New York City to Philadephia.
The Vamoots and I went to New York by bus and the next day I swam 1.2 miles in the Hudson, rode the Vamoots 87 miles across New Jersey to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then ran a 10K through Fairmount Park, finishing third in my age group, though admittedly there were only a handful of over 50 year old plus competitors. Moots Essay – John Singer Most of my cycling was on country roads through beautiful horse country in Maryland and Pennsylvania, with occasional forays to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast and Delaware’s Eastern Shore. For about 12 years, a group of four families went to a YMCA family camp in Arapahoe, North Carolina.
Each morning, several of us would leave camp just before first light and watch the sun rise over the Neuse River while riding approximately 30 miles or so before rejoining our families at camp for breakfast. We usually stopped at a coffee shop in the small town of Oriental, NC. Every year the same group of locals was sitting on the shop’s porch and the same barista greeted us with the nicknames she’d concocted for “her” bikers. I truly think that our annual arrival was a highlight of their year, and our return to Oriental was certainly one of ours. Even more memorably, however, my Vamoots made it possible for me to do some iconic rides, including climbing Mt. Ventoux and Vail Pass, and following the Tour de France for a week.
Though my cycling days sadly ended at age 58, well before I ever could imagine (and before a highly anticipated post-retirement ride across the US ride with a college friend), I take comfort in two very specific ways. First, despite the premature end to my riding, I still had the fortune to have cycling experiences that elude many long-time cyclists (and to got to have them on a top quality bike). Second, I get to see Charlie use and enjoy the Vamoots; he worked in a bike shop in high school so I know “our” bike is in good hands and its quality is fully appreciated. In June 2009, a couple of months after I started back riding following my first back surgery, we took a family trip to Steamboat Springs.
Visiting Moots was high on Charlie’s and my agenda. Three things still stand out from our fabulous tour. First, while my wife still didn’t fully understand why someone would pay as much as I did for my beloved Vamoots, after seeing the quality and care put into fabrication she at least understood why Moots frames cost as much as they do. Second, before my surgery, Charlie jokingly suggested that I call Moots to ask you to make the titanium rods and screws that that the surgeon would use since I really loved my titanium Vamoots – it would make me, literally, be at one with my bike. I mentioned Charlie’s comments to our tour guide and he responded, not surprisingly.
Moots Essay – John Singer that while Moots fabricates its frames to incredibly high standards for bicycles, they’re not medical grade. He quickly added that, had I called, I would not have been the first Moots owner to ask Moots to fabricate titanium surgical implants. Finally, we were shown a bike that was being checked out and refurbished after being involved in a crash. The tour guide said that titanium is so strong that Moots frames are bombproof and it is virtually impossible to damage a frame or wear it out.
He commented that while I would need to replace components over time, my Vamoots frame would almost definitely outlast my riding days. Little did our tour guide or I know just how prescient his prediction was. 10 PM, time to go to bed, tomorrow we’ll ride the 150 K fun ride version of the Amstel Gold Race with the finish in my hometown. The weather forecast looks OK and I did all the workouts to the limit. I notice over ten thousand champions and bikes at the start, ready to go, after a few kilometers the first Dutch Mountain appears and I see nothing but dancing helmets.
After a few climbs and a lot of turns I am joining a group on flashy blue Gitanes, red Raleighs and Gazelles, they look at me if I am out of space. A guy who looks a lot like Bernard H asks me where I left the cables and the shifters like on their handlebar and frame. A small guy looking a lot like Lance A asks me why I ordered a grey frame, I told him that the manufacturers of this titanium frame will have their 35th anniversary in 2016, maybe you will own one someday.
He laughs, he says he’s got other plans. I’ve got other plans too, on the Keutenberg climb, starting at 22%, and 15 k from the finish, I give full pull and at the top the group counted only 20 men. We saw them coming, the Italians and Spaniards and the small guy, but we were able to maintain the gap with me in the lead with my Moots RSL out of space. Riding full speed to the last roundabout, we are supposed to take right turn, the motor cycles in front of us take us straight over and that’s the wrong turn and we are now going to descend the Cauberg.
Everybody out of breath asking, where is the finish now?, probably an extra climb, so we go full speed to the bottom and nobody cares about the sharp corner. BOOMMMMMM, we crash with 20 riders in the corner at 60 k’s an hour, a pile of bikes, riders, bottles and granola-bars. Ringggg, the alarm clock, the sun is already shining, the Moots RSL still against the bedroom wall, ready to ride. Laying in wait, hanging like a bat from the rafters, I anxiously await the faint jingle of keys that let the day’s weather rush in. I watch as shoes and glasses are selected, clothing is adjusted and zippers zip.
The routine varies throughout the seasons, at times the preparations are quick and other times more involved. I feel a warm hand grasp my seat tube while another grabs the left side of my fork and I know that I am in for another ride. Carefully lowered and up righted, thoughts of what the day’s adventure will bring flow through my frame.
Cool air fills the tubes within my tires and bottles of water are slid into my cages. When the tail light begins to flash and computer beeps, I know it’s time. Joining as one, my crank rotates with ease and the ride begins. Each of my parts were meticulously selected and added to my wonderfully welded, satiny smooth frame. It was the spring of 2007 when my stem was first grasped. I was guided toward a light filled doorway that leads to the bustling street.
This is a day I will never forget. This is the day I met my owner, my guy. He gazed at me for what seemed like an eternity. Spinning my crank, shifting gears, squeezing levers, pinching tires and pressing on my seat, every inch of my custom build was scrutinized. I was concerned at first, but I quickly realized his scrutiny was really just true affection for the bike that I am. Suddenly, I felt the locking of his shoe into my right pedal as he swung his left leg over my top tube. Off we went, pulling out into traffic, that day was pure joy for the both of us.
With tens of thousands of miles on the road, hundreds of hours of care and cleanings, and many upgrades, I continue to get the same look and attention I received that spring day nearly 10 years ago. We have a relationship and an understanding of each other that few friendships can ever boast about.
Together we share endless time together. We have traveled the local roads more times than I can count. Roads where every bump and pothole are known, every turn is memorized and every sprint anticipated. These rides are where my responsiveness and function are put to the test. We work hard as a team as my guy splits his joy of riding between me, the ride itself, and his fellow riders.
We know these riders well, so much so that we understand each of their traits and the relationship they share with their bike. These are the times when the camaraderie of the riders is brought to the forefront of the sport. Then we have our solo rides and extra long challenges. Api 660 Latest Edition Of Trivial Pursuit. These are the journeys where the emphasis is on us. Our communication is silent and predictable. The ride can be calm and casual or purely exhausting.
Either way, we almost always enjoy the beauty and challenge of new surroundings. No matter what, I know my response and reaction to each of the many types of rides we share together will be rewarded with his thoughtful and respectful riding style and attention to my well being. It is clear that the happiness of our bond is not based on where we have been, but the fact that we have been there together.
Given the length and dedication of service, the pride taken in our lasting relationship, and the hope that my strength, reliability and good looks don’t fail me, I can say with much eagerness that a visit back to my home town to be treated to the ultimate bike spa would guarantee me another decade filled with the same emotions that began that spring day back in 2007. I would love say I’ve ridden my Moots to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, across the Sahara Desert, jumped Hells Canyon, sacrificed relationships, or rode through unspeakable things if I thought I could win a Refurb my Moots contest. The truth, however, is more personal and mundane than dramatic as I have only ridden the decals off this tougher than nails bike over the last 3 years. Sure all I do is mostly ride thousands of miles a year commuting on very isolated paved river trails to work, but this is my true reward and where I find peace, personal energy, and connection with nature (lions, tigers & bears oh my). I can say that I have ridden several centuries, up 8,000 feet of Mount Lassen and around the Castle Crags. On my year-round commute I ride through all kinds of weather (blazing hot 110 degree sun, 4” rain storms, hail, snow, high winds that are either hot and dry or icy cold) and am currently navigating through the flooding rains and river conditions to still make it to work every day.
But Just like the renewable resources of my solar panels at home or the Shasta dam I operate my Moots frame is a renewable resource. I have worn out many of my bike components but my Moots frame is for life. In my career, I have also operated Nuclear power plants where I have inspected and tested nuclear grade welding by some of the finest welders on the planet on some of industries most expensive metals. What Moots craftsmen do building these frames is art second to none. My wife and I share this love as we have matching Moots bikes and spend many hours riding together (see our picture in the Moots Psychlo- x gallery under the bike road sign). My Psychlo-X has been so inspiring that I am now in the process of having my 3rd custom Moots built for my summer bike a Vamoots RSL Disc with the new Shimano Dur-Ace DI-2 R9100 series equipment. So basically I have no fancy words to inspire a reader’s heart to race, die of laughter, or shed a tear but I do have a story of diehard commitment and quality unsurpassed that would not turn away a sprucing give the opportunity.
I am not a regular Vamoots, I’m an engagement Moots. My rider told her then boyfriend (now husband), she didn’t want an engagement ring, she wanted an engagement bike. I’ve been around since 2010 and she has a $109 wedding band to match me. It’s all about priorities. Nobody has ever told her “that’s an awesome ring” but she often hears “that’s an awesome bike.” I’ve ridden in several states. My most favorite is Colorado, maybe because that is where I was born.
I’ve also been involved in a lot of cycling events over the years including many road races, crits, and triathlons. My most recent encounter was this past Christmas Eve. A rogue squirrel ran straight through my front wheel and locked up in my front fork sending us both flipping face forward into the pavement. An ambulance ride to the Emergency Room, a concussion, and a broken hand have already netted over $15000 in bills. I have over 21,000 miles on my parts and massive medical expenses have left little money for the upgrades that were planned for this year. My rider has been a little depressed as she is not allowed to ride on the road yet and is stuck riding the trainer while all her friends are outdoors enjoying some unseasonably warm winter weather.
At least I’m still usable. The wedding band is worthless, it can’t even be worn on the broken hand. Three more weeks and my doctor says we will be able to hit the outdoors again. My rider needs to be out on a Moots that looks and rides like new. The setting: 10,000′, Brian Head.
A cool morning, 55º, a light breeze midst the sunlight promising a warm day. Sitting astride the YBB on the “knife’s” edge of Blowhard with a 25% drop through switchbacks and loose rock straight ahead. The shear on both sides reveal a drop of several hundred feet.
Saddle lowered, heart pounding, palms sweating, eyes wide open, but not to fear as my trusty steed, tires digging in and steering remaining true, takes me through an exhilarating section of this legendary trail. Moab’s Slickrock, where one has to “dive blind” over the edge of a sandstone outcropping, unable to see where one is going, but the Moots reliably carries me over and across the dotted trail, navigating massive potholes which would swallow one if a wrong move were made. The YBB has taken me there.
The “Fat Tire Classic” in Winter Park, was ridden for several of the years it existed, with epic single track, grunts up steep fire-roads which the YBB transversed like a gazelle, with elevated and indescribable vistas awaiting as a reward. One weekend, it was 80 miles and 8500′ of climbing riding to help the Red Cross in their fundraising endeavors. The Kokopelli, a 150 mile ride over several days of driving rain, warming sun, strong winds, and chilled snow through tall rocky monoliths and across scrub-land, through the “ghost-town” of Cisco, to the lively, small town of Lima. My ti ride has also transported me from Telluride to Moab, a 200 mile endeavor, via the high mountain passes of Lost Dollar into delightful stands of clapping Aspen and whispering Birch, and across dust-laden fire roads of The Divide, overlooking sky-filling views of the iconic La Sals. Gooseberry Mesa, riding over rocky sandstone with Zion National Park “in the back yard,” through Bowls & Ledges, North Rim, God’s Skatepark, and the “sugar” of the Yellow Trail; across the picturesque northern rim of the Grand Canyon, The Portal, Gemini Bridges, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, Porcupine Rim, Amasa Back, Kane Creek, Klondike Bluffs, Prostitute Butte, John Brown, and Fisher Mesa; The Road to the Sun of Glacier National Park; Left Fork Bunker Creek, Sydney Peaks, Virgin River Rim, and Navajo Lake; Blue Sky, Caribou Flats, Chainsaw, Flume; Dry Fork, Vallecito, St. Mary’s, and Galloping Goose; Sullivan Canyon, Guadalasco, Coyote, 2 Foxes, Temescal, China Flats, and Eagles Nest, and too many more to name here, but if you know any, or several of these trails, you have an idea where my YBB has taken me. I love my Moots for being my trusty steed these many years across the tens of thousands of miles and variegated terrain of the Northwest, West, and Southwest, whether in snow, sleet, rain, heat, cold, wet or dry, day or night.
Trails from fire roads, to single-track, rock, dirt and even pavement, by the Pacific, through streams and rivers, up in the mountains at 12,000+ and down in the valleys, my YBB has been my “signature” ride. My bike has transported me into and through realms of adventure, freedom, challenge, beauty, and peace. Now, an “old-school” 26″ ti ride with V-brakes, my bike has been with me since 2000, and has logged over 45,000+ miles. My Moots YBB could use a refurb and tech upgrades to last me the rest of my riding days! Although my Moots has taken me some great places, the story is more about for how long it has done that. I got my steel frame Moots back in 1990. In fact, you guys did a blog about it back in Oct/Nov 2015 when I brought it up to Steamboat for a factory tour.
Look it up for full details on the classic. In 1990 we won the Vine Man Ironman, in California Wine country, as a co-ed team.
Since then we have competed in and won numerous shorter Colorado team triathlons and competed in some local citizen level criterions. Last year we won the Boulder Olympic distance triathlon as a co-ed team (all of us over 50 years old). It has also seen me over Independence Pass more times than I can count, 2 Elephant Rock centuries, 2 Golden Gran Fondos, a Triple Bypass (luckily the ride and not the surgery) and thousands of miles in the hills. I plan on riding it this year for the Double Triple Bypass. The best part is the looks I get passing people on a classic.
It’s amazing; most people know what it is and how long it has been around. I have done very little to it over the years other than some re-gearing, for the tougher rides, and it is still in great shape and keeps on going.
I plan on riding it forever for the classic looks, even though I do see a new Moots some time in my future when the kids are done with college and it is in our budget. It would be interesting to see what you could do with a refurb on it, but I would probably like to keep the classic look. The Moots kit would be great to have to go with my Moots jersey and socks. If nothing else, you can be proud to have made a bike to withstand me on it for 27 years and thousands of miles.
20+ years with my Moots. I bought this frame so long ago I don’t remember the exact year. It’s so old it has a 1″ steerer.
I’ve ridden two Triple by Passess on it, 10+years of racing as a Cat 3, two Blood Sweat and Gears rides in NC, plus numerous others rides. I’ve had other bikes through the years including two Treks 5500, a Focus Izalco and a Cannondale SuoerSix carbon bike. I’ve had to sell some of those bikes during hard times in my life (a divorce being one) but I never would part with my Moots. I’ve had some bad time times, I was hit by a truck while riding the. Moots on December 2004 and left for dead. A jogger found me and stopped a car to call 911.
I woke up in the hospital with a broken leg and collarbone. After I recovered my Moots from the police I sent it to you guys for alignment and was told it was perfect. Ads Minitv Usb Driver Windows 7.
All I need it was some new decals. I still ride the Moots twice during the week year round, on the weekends I ride my lighter Cannondale with lighter wheels, it makes me feel faster.
Just last month, I popped a spoke on the Mavic wheels on the Cannondale and I rode the Moots during the weekend group rides. It still gets a lot of attention, I get questions about it after all these years. “What a cool bike, when did you get it?” In some cases the answer is “before you were born” LOL. The photo I submitted was of me doing the Blood Sweat and Gears ride in 2015 on the Moots.
I can try to find the picture of me on the Moots during the Triple by Pass on the Loveland Pass climb. Not an easy task for a flat lander from Florida. I visited your shop while my bike was being built. I ordered it from Business Cycles in Miami about 100 years ago!
(Yes, I exaggerate, I’m Cubanit’s in the genes! I did a tour of your shop back in the day when it was in the outskirts of town near the airport.
I bought a full kit (which I wore during the Triple by Pass and still ownI need to find that picture) and had lunch with one of your sales guys at the Steamboat Yatch Club. It was a great experience.
The frame s/n is M1090. It would be great if you could tell me when this frame was made, like I said, I’ve had it so long I can’t remember what year I bought it.
I have a lot of great memories on my Moots, it has been with me through some good and bad times and I will never sell it. Tonight I tried putting on some spare wheels with 31mm cross tires to use it on an upcoming gravel race, but unfortunately it didn’t work. Oh well, I can’t ask much more from it It was a good try.
Anyway, that’s my story. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed your frame. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you for creating such a great product! Sincerely, Mario Ponce. The GrassMoots Team is comprised of a diverse collection of cyclists who live in various communities across the country that share personal values similar to our Moots values. All are well connected and committed to their respective local cycling communities, participate in local cycling advocacy and volunteer programs, are not purely obsessed with podium finishes yet love to participate in local, regional and/or national races and who share a common bond of wanting to spread their love of cycling with others.
Some of them are road cyclists, some are mountain bikers and some are Cyclocross specialists and many are a combination of all of them. Their backgrounds and professions are many, but most importantly we feel all of them are great people and great ambassadors for cycling and Moots.
We feel fortunate to have them as part of the Moots family. Keep an eye out for them in your local cycling communities. All are very approachable, psyched on cycling and Moots and will be happy to share with you their insights of Moots and direct you to the local Authorized Moots Dealers to learn more about all of our bikes and components. GrassMoots Blog: To follow their cycling lifestyles, stay close to our GrassMoots Blog. There you’ll find ongoing updates of their recent riding, racing, volunteering and general life adventures. And, enjoy the GrassMoots Team gallery which will be a growing collection of team member profiles and pictures of them riding and racing in their various parts of the country.
2017 Grassmoots Team. Rides a: Mooto X RSL and a Vamoots CR Resides in: Steamboat Springs, Colorado Riding and racing history: My 2015 cycling season started out much like my 2014 season: with me paddling around on a surfboard in Costa Rica. My family was fortunate enough to spend some time unplugged from the world as we know it for the last couple of Steamboat mud seasons. Although, we did arrive back to Steamboat in the second week of May to a full blown snowstorm that pretty much lasted for the rest of the month. That being said, my race season didn’t kick off until July 4th with one of my favorite races, the Firecracker 50. This year I decided to compete in the Female Duo category with one of my great Breckenridge friends. Luckily, I was able to dust off that fast twitch speed (I think only one lap may be harder!) and we came away with the win.
With that first race in my pocket the rest of the summer was focused around training for the Breck Epic again. I fell in love with that race in 2014 and wanted another go at it now that I had some experience with THAT format of racing (read: 6 days, 240 miles 40,000+ feet of climbing.) The next 6 weeks contained a lot of great long rides in the Yampa Valley, some hard intensity, and of course, my time on the bike with girls of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club summer cycling program.
As the Head Coach I ride with these tween/teenage girls twice a week throughout the summer teaching them mountain biking technique, building their strength and confidence and having a blast on trails all over the valley. The SSWSC program ends just in time for me to head out to a week above 9K in Breckenridge. I had a great race this year finishing 4th in the Pro Women’s GC and bettering my times in every stage of the race. I finished all 6 stages without any bike, body or brain mechanicals! Why not race again in 2 weeks? That brings me to my final race of the season: The Park City Point 2 Point.
This beast of a race boasts 80+miles of strictly singletrack across the mountains of Park City, Utah. I finished 3rd among the Pro Women and set a PR for myself finishing in 7 hours 47 minutes. And then, at long last, Fall riding! The kids are back in school, the leaves are gorgeous and the trails are perfect. My weekends are spent watching my daughters persue their sports, but during the week you can find me on the trails.
When not riding: Watching youth sports, office managing, and managing two daughters Why Moots: “The best bikes!” Local Moots Dealer. Rides a: Vamoots CR and a Rogue YBB Resides in: Santa Monica, CA Riding and racing history: • Jan 31 – Boulevard Road Race – 3rd in Cat 3 • Feb 14 – UCLA Road Race – 5th in Cat 3/4 • Mar 21 – Chuck Pontius Road Race – 2nd in Cat 3/4 • Mar 22 – Chuck Pontius Criterium – 5th in Cat 3/4 • Mar 27-29 San Dimas Stage Race – Time Trial – 4th in Cat 3 – Road Race – 4th in Cat 3 – Criterium – 20th in Cat 3 – Overall – 5th in Cat 3 I did a road (and riding) trip up to Portland, Oregon, went mountain biking in Whistler (with the scars to prove it) and have generally had a great time on bikes in 2015.
When not riding: Washing tupperware. I feel like I spend an unusual amount of time at the sink cleaning plastic containers. I don’t have a dishwasher and I usually pack breakfast and lunch for a normal workday, it stacks up really quickly.
Why Moots: “Have you ridden one? I wanted an apocalypse proof bike with a wide range of proficiencies. I couldn’t be happier with my Vamoots CR, it’s good for racing, it’s good climbing or descending, it’s good for smooth roads, it’s good for crappy roads and it’s even good for the occasional dirt road. I’m having a blast getting up close and personal with my new Rogue YBB.” Local Moots Dealer. Rides a: Mooto X Singlespeed (since May 2014) Resides in: Bend, OR Riding and racing history: First Female ever to complete the Triple Crown of Bikepacking Challenge (Arizona Trail Race 750, Tour Divide, Colorado Trail Race in one season) with a total time 36 days 6 hours 56 minutes. Holds the current single speed record as well.
• (9 days 13 hours 53 minutes) • (19 days 22 hours 4 minutes) • (6 days 18 hours 59 minutes) Read an profile about Alice, the First Female Triple Crown in. Upcoming goals/race plans: Look for Alice in 2016 competing in: Stagecoach 400, California Sierra Trail Race, Caldera 500, and the Olympic 420 Adventure When not riding: Thinking/planning the next race, tweaking my gear, going for a walk, watching favorite shows, reading a book Why Moots: “I’ve tried other Ti bikes before Moots and they didn’t compare in ride quality and craftsmanship.
Moots bikes are so beautiful and ride solid. My bike is the best I’ve ever had, it’s soft, yet solid, it’s an incredible ride.” Local Moots Dealer: Blog. Rides a: Mooto X RSL and Vamoots CR Resides in: Midway, UT Riding and racing history: I’m retired from competing and continue to ride whenever and wherever I can. The 2015 season has been another great one for cycling in Utah with awe inspiring scenery, and incredible rides. I had misadventures, such as riding with double vision, vertigo (due to traumatic brain injury, I only see and hear out of one side) and having my husband guide me through technical terrain. It always seems like our season is brief but now it’s evolved to year round cycling with fat bikes or headed to the desert.
I have found endless ways to find different routes with my Moots. My Moots are always here for me. I was involved in National Trails Day. I volunteered with Mountain Trails Foundation to extend and complete the Stoneridge Trail in the trailside area of Round Valley, Park City, Utah. Then late this summer I took the two-day IMBA Instructor Certification Program course that certifies me to guide rides and perform fundamental skills instruction. I am now an Level 1 Instructor and look forward to sharing these skills. When not riding: I’m hanging out with my husband, backcountry skiing, yoga, gardening and eating good food.
In my spare time I work part time at Deer Valley Resort, Yoga in the Park and Paddle Park City, enjoy playing with our dog, and hiking in the Wasatch Mountains. Why Moots: “We share the same passion and love of cycling. Then there are the benefits of titanium: plush ride quality and race-winning responsiveness.” Local Moots Dealer: Blog: http://jilldamman.weebly.com/. Rides a: Psychlo X RSL and a Mooto X RSL Resides in: Culver City, CA Riding and racing history: 2015 was a transition from racing to being a dad, to balancing life. When not riding: Spending time with the family, in the weight room and hunting things that go bump in the night.
Why Moots: “Moots has a thorough understanding of the complete system a rider needs to feel intimately connected to their cycling journey. I know the money I spend on a bike puts beer int he glass of american business. It is a US company devoted to expert craftsman quality bikes that are a blast to ride.” Local Moots Dealer. Rides a: Mooto X YBB singlespeed, Mooto X singlespeed, Vamoots DR Resides in: Lookout Mtn, TN Riding and racing history: • Jan-March: The Snake Gap Time Trial series. A great excuse to ride in miserable weather with 400 of your closest friends! • March: The Southern cross 50 miler. Made a Podium appearance!
• April: The Raccoon Mountain Soul Sucker Mt bike race. Missed the podium by one place! Also the Big Frog 65.
Terrible weather and my derailleur hanger snapped at mile 20 • May: The Pisgah 111. A brutal, brutal 70+ miler in the Pisgah of North Carolina. It was brutal but awesome! Single speed race! • July: A 4th place at the Jerdon Mtn Challenge.
And the Off Road Assault of Mt. Mitchell or affectionately referred to as a ORRAM, on the podium with a 3rd! • August: Busy with the six-stage Breck Epic. Had a great time in Colorado! Managed a mid pack finish.
Not too bad considering the elevation. • September: Consisted of the Monster Cross race.
A 70-mile gravel grinder on the single speed. Awesome time! • October: Was the Lookout Mountain Lula Lake 50. An awesome race in beautiful Lookout Mountain, TN Upcoming goals/race plans: Looking forward to racing next year on one or all of my Moots! When not riding: Being a father, husband and working my tail off. Why Moots: “Because they are handmade in the USA baby!” Local Moots Dealer.
Rides a: Mooto X RSL and Mooto X Resides in: Dillon, CO Riding and racing history: • June: Local Summit County XC races, the Frisco Roundup and the Gold Run Rush. The Gold Run Rush took a bad turn when on the second lap the leaders and I caught up to a gentleman from Dillon who had a heart attack while racing. We all abandoned and did what we could to help as the fire department and ambulance hiked into the scene. In the end he passed away despite receiving excellent care from the start.
Rough end to a race. • June was a busy trail building month with five days working on the construction of a new trail called Wire Patch. • July: Firecracker 50 – put down my best time which was good enough for a 37th place in a super stacked pro field. • Trail building in July focused on finishing up a new section of single track outside of Breckenridge that will be part of this years Breck Epic. We also started 2 other new trails and had a Volunteer Outdoor Colorado weekend with around 150 volunteers smashing out new trail construction!
• Colorado Trail Race – Third time competing, second time finishing. Despite a swollen and painful ankle I finished in 5 days, 17 hours and a few minutes (goal was a sub 5 day finish). That race is a monster! However, all I had to do to my Moots was lube the chain each day! • August: attempted a Solo ITT of the Mountains Revenge Course. It is a new iteration of the the old Montezuma’s Revenge that is now part of the Colorado Endurance Series.
The full course is 225 miles and has never been finished. However about 15 hours in I had a migraine that wouldn’t go away, combine that with night riding lights and it was a bit rough so I called it and went back the next day to ride more. I didn’t quite finish the full course but I did ride quite a few new trails (to me) and discovered some long forgotten about sections of alpine single track.
• August saw three volunteer trail work days adding features to some of our trails and it was cool to see the Breck Epic racers come through a few days on trails we were finishing up. Talk about a long conga line! • September: Raced the Stone Temple 8 in Laramie, WY with my girlfriend, came in 2nd.
It was super fun racing as a team, something I’ve only ever done once before. Sure is different than racing solo that’s for sure!
• On the trail building front we had some more volunteer days and managed to finish another section of trail above Breckenridge in Webber Gulch that connects two existing out and back trails. It’s a great connection and already it has seen lots of use.
Other than that, the trail crew has been busy on some trail re-routes and improvements adding berms and flow features to several of our trails • October: Lots of rides including the White Rim in Moab, UT. No racing unfortunately as nothing worked with my work schedule. When not riding: When I’m not riding, I work as a Ski Patroller in the Winters and, build and maintain bike trails and bike parks in the Summer around Summit County. I also enjoy pretty much anything outdoors from rock climbing to hiking and camping. Why Moots: “I have been riding and racing bikes since I was 16 in various forms and truly love the craftsmanship that goes into every Moots. It is evident in every weld and miter on every frame. What got me into mountain biking was the desire to go and explore new places deep in the forest and high up on ridge lines.
With a Moots underneath me I can go for as long as I want and as fast as I want and be confident that the bike will get me there and back comfortably and in style.” Local Moots Dealer. Rides a: Mooto X YBB & a YBB Resides in: Orange, CA Riding and racing history: 2015 has been busy with work and family. All good stuffI’m still riding as much as I can (5:30 am weekday rides are a great way to kick start the day!). It was great to participate in several trail building events with our local IMBA group SHARE as well as Non Dot Adventures, another local trail maintenance and cycling event company. Earlier this year I set up my MXYBB with an XTR 1×11 and XTR brakes. I recently sent my YBB in for a refurbish and then re-built it with my XTR 2×10 drivetrain to use as a back up bike. When not riding: Working or spending time at home with my wife, our daughter Brittyn, and our son, Griffin.
Why Moots: “Simple, Reliable & Timeless. I’ve always had an affinity for Moots dating back to when I lived and went to school at Western State in Gunnison.” Local Moots Dealer. Rides a: MX YBB, Psychlo X, YBB, MX Divide, Frosthammer Resides in: Carbondale, CO Riding and racing history: • May: 18 hours of Fruita on the Mooto X YBB – My goal coming into the race was to ride for the full 18 hours.
I finished my 22nd lap at 5:20 and there was no chance of pulling a 40 minute lap after the last 17 hours, especially the last 5 hours of G.I. I ended up riding 160.6 miles and was 19 minutes out of third place. Obviously a podium would have been sweet but this was big effort for me. • June: Moots Colorado Ranch Rally on the Psychlo X.
Great riding thru Routt County’s green pastures. • July: Courage Classic on the Psychlo X – an amazing weekend that brings me back to center and reminds me of my fortunes and how coming together to support each other is not only rewarding it is essential.
Our ride finished out with 273 miles and over 17,000’ of vert in the three days. When I signed in this year, I was awarded a riding plate representing being the 65th highest donation earner out of the some 2500 participants. This year I collected just over $4000. • August: Rode the Moots Colorado Ranch Rally route with my Dad – simply amazing. • October: Tour of the Moon on the Psychlo X with my Dad and close friends, First 12 Hours of Penitence on the MX YBB (4th in solo category – the 1st single speed rider). When not riding: Hanging with my two boys, cooking food for friends, skiing powder, and looking for hot water to sit in.
Why Moots: “As a Colorado native, I find that supporting “close to home businesses” is critical to sustaining the stay, play, and work lifestyle. The craftsmanship is beyond art and the ride is beyond bliss.” Local Moots Dealer. Rides a: Vamoots RSL & Mooto X RSL Resides in: Portland, OR Riding and racing history: 2015 was a year of big transitions. I achieved my goal of moving to Oregon and have gotten to know the local trails and roads with some of the local crew. Cycling culture abounds here, and it’s easy to get excited to get out and ride with so much to explore in and around the city. My race results were not what I wanted but helped me understand what I need to work on here to be competitive as the courses are much different from back East.
Upcoming goals/race plans: Working on the Oregon Gravel Ride (in conjunction with Portland-based Moots dealer Cycle Path), and continued fitness for some 2016 marathon races. When not riding: Working and dreaming about riding Why Moots: “I’m fortunate to be part of the GrassMoots program where I can promote my favorite brand.” Local Moots Dealer: Blog. Rides a: Vamoots CR since 2010 Psychlo-X since 2010 Resides in: Boulder, Colorado Riding and racing: 2015 plans: This year is going to be about rebuilding and learning how to race and ride as a parent of two children. I was able to use some parental leave (thanks, Belgium!) to make some extra time to train last season.
This year I will have to try to find some form while juggling my work as a solar physicist and my VeloNews race coverage alongside being a good father to my kids. Training will probably be a lot shorter and higher intensity, but I’ll be chasing bigger adventures on the bike whenever it’s possible. As usual, my race focus is cyclocross. Why MOOTS: “I love the idea that my bike was made by people who care about bikes and have some personal investment in the company and the product. I love that I have something made in the USA. And I love how my Moots ride, smooth and fast and able to stand up to the beating they take from Belgian mud and cobbles and everything else I subject them to.” When not riding: Usually in the Flemish mud, taking pictures of and writing about cyclocross races for VeloNews.
Fav ride(s): The Schauinsland climb from Oberrried, Black Forest, Germany and anything on dirt in the Sonian Forest outside of Brussels, Belgium. Fav food/books/movies/music: Food: Pizza, of course. Book: I love many books. “Matterhorn” by Karl Marlantes really blew me away, most recently. Movie: I really enjoyed Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” recently, but “Back To The Future” has been my favorite for 30 years.
Song: I love a lot of different music. I don’t have a favorite song, but my three year old son is obsessed with “Ophelia” by The Band and “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk (which he calls the ‘Robot Song’), so I listen to those A LOT. At Moots, our owners get the VIP treatment all the way. Whether your frame is brand new or twenty years old, it’s new to you and we want to welcome you to the family.
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