WEMS #5: RASTA Rock’n Root

RASTA Rock’n Root
WEMS # 5
August 10, 2013

Matt Millin found himself alone on the single track. The WEMS points leader had taken his first trip up to Rhinelander from Kenosha this weekend, and I had left him to the trails on the first lap of the Washburn Lake system. He would learn that although a mountain biker can be isolated in the big city, riders in Rhinelander are never really alone. Teamwork and family built that trail, and Millin was right in the heart of it, never as solo as he thought he was for the 10-hour race. Continue Reading →

Drinking and Mr. Furley

I saw a post on Facebook by Guitar Ted earlier today about Trek’s recently unveiled Farley fat bike. Someone make a mistaken comment about how the name was already taken by Raleigh for their singlespeed disc brake CX bike. G-Ted of  course pointed out that the Raleigh bike was the FUREly not a FARley. Furley (for those of you born after 1980) is taken from the character Mr. Furely (Don Knotts) on the show Three’s Company. The Farley (it is assumed) takes its name from the less than thin, formerly alive actor/comedian Chris Farely of Saturday Night Live fame and such award-winning (?) films as Tommy Boy and Beverly Hills Ninja. Continue Reading →