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"SURF THE DIRT"

Thomas Callahan

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Nicky came to me looking for a do anything, go anywhere long distance gravel rig. This bike, built about a year ago was destined for Oregon, where Nicky was finishing up his last years of school. Just after that, and after many miles on the lush fire roads in the Oregon outback, Nicky moved back home to LA county and with him came his steed. Two years later and nick has his rig dialed. The bike that was calling Nicks name back in 2018 was the All Road adventure machine. Nick went with a stock size rig and opted for custom paint in a forest service green matte finish.

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A year later i saw the bike pop up in Golden Saddle Cyclery’s IG and it looked great and well broken in. Now living in Echo Park with quick access to the parks just out of the valley, Nicky is rips his rig. I picture him Caked in dirt dropping down the single track of the LA County trail systems and one thing popped into my head. That boy can “Surf the Dirt.” I’ve been following nick since we connected a year ago and as always its a pleasure to build bikes for riders and athletes who push the envelop, push themselvs and push the machines that come out of the workshop.

Thanks Nick for riding the rig and “Surfing the Dirt,” and for sending me updates on all your adventures.

Also thank you to Jimmy Rosas for taking these dusty shots of the well used machine from Brooklyn.

Both of their IG’s can be found here:

@nicholascolasuonno

@yung_jaime

@goldensaddlecyclery

Some Nicky’s favorite rides in LA: 

1. Henninger Flats up to Mt Wilson Toll Road to Mt Wilson (gravel) LINK

2. Starting in Monrovia Canyon Park past White Saddle up to Rincon and back (mostly gravel) LINK

3. Up Glendora Mountain Road in Glendora across Ridge Road to Baldy Village to the ski lifts (all road) LINK

4. Up hwy 39 starting in Azusa through the canyon past Falling Springs to Crystal Lake Cafe LINK