Designing bikes has always been a selfish pursuit for me. It’s my favorite thing to do. Well, my second favorite after riding bikes. There is no better way to expose a bike’s design weaknesses than testing its limits out on the road or trail. And there is also no better way to dream up solutions than the quiet meditation one can only get out there, somewhere on a bike. Ideas stream out of the unconscious and I’m compelled to rush back to the design studio, still kitted up, so thoughts can be transformed to actions, worked on immediately.
Chamois time is training time right?
- Sam Pickman, Director of Engineering, Allied Cycleworks