Gumby & Bikes of the Williston Peanut Farms Dirt Road Ride

Last Saturday, JOM and the lads enjoyed a sweet dirt roads ride, south of Williston, Florida around the Peanut Farms area.  There were several interesting bikes on the ride, which are featured in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

K-Dogg’s Race Winning Motobecane Ti
The Dogg has been riding and racing this bike for about three years.  He only recently made the leap to tubeless tires (tyres), and is currently running the Clement Explorer MSO in 40mm.  The Titanium frame is complemented by a modest parts built, with a single Avid BB7 disc brake on the front.

Gumby is likely the most important part of K-Dogg’s bike, and is usually found hanging around somewhere.  Gumby imparts power, knowledge and wisdom upon K-Dogg, and strikes fear into those who don’t believe.  Not a believer?  Check the gallery of Pro Cyclists who have bowed down to Gumby!

Ronny’s Indy Fab Ti 29’er
Kitted out with parts from Hope, Tune, Chris King, Nokon, Rotor and SRAM, bicycles by Independent Fabrications are seldom seen anywhere.  The headtube badge alone is a work of art.  It’s made from silver, and retails as a frame option for more than $400.  Ronny put a lot of time into this bike, colour matching everything.  What made this task more difficult, is Ronny was living in Germany when this bike was assembled, so you can imagine the cost.

Jimbo’s Mongoose Pro Ti 26’er Monster Crosser
This bike started as a early 1990’s Mongoose MTB, and has been converted to Monster Cross status, courtesy of drop bars, and STI shifters.  Titanium is made to last forever, and this frame will roll forever on whatever roads, sludge or sandpits it encounters.

Shannon’s Boardman CXR 9.4
The newest bike on the ride, with the most up to date technology.  Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed with Hydro levers, carbon wheels and road gearing, this CX rig is tailored for riding limerock, dirt and gravel roads.  Not familiar with the name Boardman?  Chris Boardman, is a household name if you’ve been around cycling the past 20 years.  Former hour record holder of the standard and unlimited records, former professional road cyclist with GAN and Credit Agricole, and former yellow jersey wearer in the Tour de France.  Chris brought serious innovations into the sport, many of which were ultimately banned by the UCI.

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