Before we met, Cody and I both fantasized about living in a van. Our reasoning was simple. We are both too fickle for a year lease on an apartment. What a commitment! Bleed us dry! Think round pegs in square holes. It just never seemed right. But, we kept trying to make it work, In the hopes of becoming the adults we might one day be. Until the day Cody and I met. Then we bought the bus 6 months later.
We live in a world of choices. Throughout your day, you make hundreds of choices consciously and unconsciously, that define you and shape the world we live in. Now, I'm not here to tell you who you are, but what I can do is provide a list of Outdoor Brands that have decided to make a positive impact in our world.
I have been a Sales Manager in the cycling industry for roughly 5 years. During that time, I have experienced a dilemma - do I support cycling companies under a parent company that is at odds with my personal views?
The company at hand is Vista Outdoors: parent company of Bell, Giro, Blackburn, CoPilot and Camelbak. These are the cycling brands owned by Vista Outdoors.
If you want a bike that you immediately need to make a bunch of upgrades to, then this is your bike! Let me preface this. I have ridden several Salsa bicycles over the years and have had great experiences on them, but this bike just missed its mark. I had this bike for two days and had a chance to ride it in varying terrain, here is my breakdown.
I have not spent a single moment either celebrating going back to Grand Junction, CO or even preparing for it. I have been happily busy working on bikes, working out, and making food. But, I cannot say that I have made a decision. My decision-making process is a bit unrefined.