Back in the day I was obsessed with Napoleon Dynamite (still am). Its still a top 10 all time for me.
So much so that I had to have a Sledgehammer. So I built one.
Its really a 2001 Fuel 98.
But back in 2006-2007 it was a Sledgehammer. Here I am on a winter beach ride in 07.
You would not believe the attention I got when I drove by a bunch of kids with it on the roof rack. I lot of people did not get it. But the ones who did really did appreciate the bike as much as I did.
Its was a fun bike to race. All the cool people wanted to take it off some sweet jumps (if I had a nickel for every time someone said that to me).
|Still with me in spirit.|
Sadly, I was riding solo out in Greenbush one morning when I heard a big crack and looked down to see the seat tube broke clean off just above the BB. I was devastated. I was nearly in tears as I walked out of the woods.
The frame now hangs in the store, in the back hall, on the alarm system thingie.
I still reach up and touch it as I walk past now and then and have thought about doing another one but I wont. Some things you just leave alone.
I miss riding the sledgehammer but am happy for time we did have together....
The weekend looks good from here. Bikes, ski's and Packers.