time to time on various bikelists and messagboards there is a discussion
revolving around the what-if-you-could-only-have-one-bike question.
However, for most of us, the fun of having a few different rides
in the stable outweighs the zen and simplicity of the one-bike concept.
That was until I realized that my wife and I would be moving to
Faso for the next 2-3 years with a very limited shipping budget.
I realized that I was in fact going to have to limit myself to just
one. It certainly wasn't going to be my Kirk. Not that it wouldn't
have been up to the task, I just didn't want to risk taking such
a nice bike.
for the most part is flat, arid, and sparsely populated. The few
paved roads that exist there are Mad Max post apocalyptic in quality,
so I knew that most of my riding would be done on rough dirt roads.
That's when the BurkinaBike was born, a flip-flop fixed/free monster
cross bike with beefy 700*40 tires and springy Brooks saddle. I
haven't had the chance to ride it much yet due to a recent IT band
release surgery, but I'm looking forward to doing a little scorching
on Burkina's back roads with it! Think this will turn a few heads
in the village?
second pic is what it looks like when it gets angry.