QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Close you eyes, clear your heart, cut the cord." THE KILLERS

Friday, January 14, 2011


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.



  1. Man those treks never break there

  2. yeah I know..... and I must say they Trek was on the ball and replaced the frame no questions asked. and this was before I was a dealer.

  3. You woulda got like 3 feet of air if you had taken it off of some sweet jumps!