Though mountain bikers and flyfishers often overlap in their choice of craft beers and flannelwear, for the most part these two subcultures have adopted a “separate but equal” mantra. Salsa Cycles aims to bridge that gap with their new Blackmorow Fat Bike. In their video, “Touching The Sun,” Hansi Johnson and Mike Reimer load their aluminum work horses to the brim with fishing and camping gear and head into the woods of Northern Minnesota.
“I wish that people would start looking at cycling differently than they let themselves be talked into. This bike, The Salsa Blackborow, it gives you this chance to actually craft a new version of cycling – your own version of cycling. If you want to combine it with fishing, go for it. Surfing? Do that! If you want to strap skis to it, do that. If you just want to go camp, that’s a pretty great idea too.” -Mike Reimer
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.