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Get Wood on New Bike Day

One of the things that I always tell my work clients to do is to include a photo of themselves on their site. I think that humans are wired to connect with one another visually, and a picture of the proprietor of a business smiling helps people connect personally with it and with that proprietor, and that goes even for businesses whose proprietors look like a villain from Star Trek.

All that aside, could wood really be the final frontier of bike materials? I haven’t had the pleasure of riding a wooden bike myself so I can’t say for sure, but I did have a wooden horse as a kid and riding that was a lot of fun. It’s even still in my family. My niece commanded me to lift her onto it over Thanksgiving weekend.

I should get her to write a ride report, as soon as she learns to write.

One thing I can say for sure about Renovo’s wooden bikes is that they’re beautiful, and I’ve certainly been known to overlook some practical concerns in consideration of good looks before, although it rarely turns out well. Oh well, at around $1300 to start for a frameset, I can’t afford one anyway, which is… also somewhat analogous.

Check out this article about Renovo, written by some wood-loving Oregonians.

I’ve heard it said that if you can’t afford two of something, you can’t afford it at all. I’m not entirely sure what that means, but I’m off to the coffee shop to experiment with double-shot lattes. I’ll report back!