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    not my monkey but still

    So, I'm minding my own business on a big mt bike ride near Armenia Colombia, when during the lunch break I see this beauty. not my monkey but still-konkey3.jpg


    Took me a second, but the bent seat tube gave away its lineage. I just stared, was someone really doing this 85km ride with 2100 meters of climbing on a damn rigid singlespeed monkey?

    My spanish is pretty good so I asked around, no one knew or had even noticed. Then he showed up...

    not my monkey but still-kmoney2.jpg

    Explained it was one of the first, if not the first 29er in colombia back in 2008. Says he also has one in New Jersey. On the second day of the ride, others noted and commented. As far as I could tell, the only single speed out of 1300 riders. Gorgeous monkey and impressive rider.

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    Nice. Never knew they came in orange. Unless it's a repaint job.

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    its a repaint. Orange is actually a pretty popular repaint color. SOme of the old timers will remember one orange monkey that changed hands three or more times on the board. At one point Padre had it...

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    So how did the chap fair in the ride?

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    Saw him at the finish, he was ahead of me. Assumed it went ok. All the colombians thought he was nuts, but impressed.

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