Before starting Six-Eleven Bicycle Co., Aaron Dykstra left his hometown of Roanoake, Virginia, and enlisted in the Air Force where he worked as mechanic on F-15 fighter planes. Later he worked a cycling advocate in New York and Chicago, before returning to Roanoke with a changed perspective. Josh interviewed Dykstra at the North American Handmade [...]
David Hill, of Victoria Cycles, has been a “cyclist, mechanic and dreamer of fine bicycles for more than thirty years.” Josh interviewed Hill at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Austin. Anytime you help promote cycling you’re being an advocate to a certain degree. I build all different styles of bikes. And whether [...]
Jeremy Sycip, of SyCip Bikes, is a well recognized name in the custom frame building world and has been making user-friendly, reliable, eye-catching bikes since 1992. Josh interviewed Sycip at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Austin. When I see people on the bikes, when I see them on the trails, and they [...]
Eric Estlund of Winter Bicycles was kind enough to give us a second take on our interview after we botched the recording on the first go around. This was certainly worthwhile as Eric’s insightful considerations of the bike commuting related topics covered were that much sharper the second time around. Bike commuting means very different [...]
You jump on your bike, go to the bar, go to the store, go to the grocery store, go to your friends house. But you know we’re working on trying to make it so that bike can be specific too. Park your mountain bike, get on your commuter bike and go do your life.
Whittingham figures out how to keep customers on their bikes for many years after they roll away from his shop. He considers his advocacy work is getting his customers to use their bikes everyday “with a smile on their face.”