D2R2: The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee

This weekend I set out for Deerfield, Massachusetts with my friend Jonathan to take part in another great riding adventure: D2R2 2015. If you are not familiar with D2R2, their website has a pretty apt description:

“The Deerfield Dirt-Road Randonnee was conceived in the 1990’s as just a favorite dirt-road loop in the hilltowns of Franklin County, Massachusetts.  Since its birth as an organized event in 2005, many have hailed D2R2 as the hardest, most beautiful, most fun, most traffic-free, most unique, and overall best ride that they have ever done.” – Franklin Land Trust D2R2.

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All-City Space Horse Build: Part 2

Meet Tori. 
That’s right, we name our bikes, and our Raspberry Girl here is a beauty: A true labor of love. As I mused about in Part 1, since moving to Boston I have wanted to build my wife a bike flexible enough to handle the kind of varied riding we do here in New England. The All-City Space Horse was a perfect fit, and with a solid component spec we couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. In the interest of brevity, let’s just jump right to the build details… Continue reading