I have been associated with bikes and the bike industry most of my life. From childhood jumping on the very 1st BMX wave (remember Astabula cranks and Redline forks?), the very first mountain bike wave (Stumpjumper, Mountain Goat and Ross ring a bell) along with some collage racing, wrenching and even a few years as a distributor rep for GT bicycles.

Back in 2016 I suffered severe burns in a freak accident (see Pain with a Purpose for details on that adventure) which gave me time (and a need) to engage my brain in a new area of learning and growth. So of course I jumped on the early wave of eBikes and set out to learn as much as possible and start building some unique rides.

Here is the write up did on my latest build, The Black Panther. It’s my 5th build and frankly I believe it is my best build. Fast, stable, amazing range with a completely unique detail.