Meet Your Maker Tour

Meet Your Maker Tour

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Let’s keep this one simple: Builders in Northern California have been holding a series of rides called the “Meet Your Maker Tour.” It’s a chance to meet and ride with some of NorCal’s finest builders.

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There’s another edition coming up, this Sunday, November 10.

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This will be a cyclocross ride in and around Mount Tam, some 37 miles worth.

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Let’s consider this for a moment: frame builders, road bikes on unpaved surfaces, Mount Tam. It’s a win-win-win.

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I’m going to be there. I don’t mention that as a selling point; I’ve got an ex-wife who can attest it’s not. I only mention as a testament to just how cool I think the event is.

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But back to the selling points: the frame builders and manufacturers include: Black Cat, Blue Collar, Bruce Gordon, Caletti, Calfee, Falconer, Frances, Hunter, Paragon Machine Works, Pass and Stow, Paul Components, Rebolledo, Retrotec, Rex Cycles, Rock Lobster, Souldcraft, Sycip and White Industries.

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I shot these images at the Gran La Fonda before Levi’s Gran Fondo. Meant to do a post about it … and got busy with other stuff.

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To partake, all you have to do is show up to Railroad Square in Mill Valley, Granolia, at 10 am, on Sunday. To learn more, go here.

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7 comments

  1. Alex

    By this: “Let’s consider this for a moment: frame builders, road bikes on unpaved surfaces, Mount Tam. It’s a win-win-win.”

    Did you actually mean Cross bikes? Don’t have a cross bike and would love to join if my 23c tires can handle it.


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      Padraig

      Alex: Well, a ‘cross bike is essentially a road bike. From what little I know of the ride so far, though, I’d say you’d need at least 25s, but probably more like 28s.

  2. Alex

    Yeah… I was just thinking of how prone I would be to flats if I was on slick 23’s for a dirt ride. Probably better to sit this one out if I don’t want to be patching tubes trailside all day. Next one!

  3. John Kopp

    What a great idea for a ride. Of benefit to both builders and riders.

    I took my Trek on a Meet Your Maker Ride about 30 years ago when I went to meet my parents at my aunt’s in Beloit. I took the train to Portage and rode the rest of the way. My route took me through Waterloo past the Trek factory. So I stopped in and they gave me a tour. I was impressed and later ordered a custom 950 frame.

    Should be a great ride. Sorry to miss it.

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