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Friday, August 11, 2006

The Ever Changing Road



Alright bike dorks, scope this. On the way back through Grand Junction we made a special pit stop at Mike "Big Wheel" Curiak's casa. Not only is Curiak running a custom wheel building business out of his pimp garage but he is also continuing to push the limits in adventure bike builds.





His latest creation is a custom Moots snow bike, designed to push the elements by filling the fork and down tubes with white gas. Talk about trick, now Curiak doen't have to carry gas canisters into the wilderness on his multi week treks. Genius.



If you build it..... Rad Ross will wheelie it! Ross wanted to steal the beast to race for the Short Track Finals in Aspen but Curiak wasn't havin it!



I have to give a shout out to my teammate and friend Brian Smith for being the only American in two years to win an Xterra National Championship event. Word is that Brian redefined the expression "give it 110%" by ralphing just as he crossed the line!

6 Comments:

Blogger Cellarrat said...

That is such a crazy cool bike of mikes...

I usely ralf a few mins into each race...

12:20 PM  
Blogger Ash Thomas said...

whats white gas, out of curiosity? Carbon dioxide?

That bike looks killer, super custom!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Fritz said...

"White gas" as in the stuff that's burned in Coleman stoves?

4:36 PM  
Blogger Fritz said...

Okay, I get it now -- the bike is used to store the camp stove fuel...

4:37 PM  
Blogger Martini said...

Yeah, the white gas fills the chambers of the rigid fork and downtubes so that he can run his stove when he is out in the frigid wilderness.... talk about taking it to another level..

9:21 AM  
Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

that's inovation, what happens if he crashes really bad? btw Bad ass job for Brian Smith ;)

3:12 PM  

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