My name is Nate, I grew up in OH, by 12, I moved to Kingman, AZ, and now I reside in Reno, NV. Been into mountain bikes for quite awhile, and enjoy building and maintaining them more than getting out and riding them. Keeping the bikes up, makes it worth while going on big trips and having no flaws on the bicycle end of the trip. During winter time, my bike is usually in pieces and getting upgraded in one form or another.I also enjoy backpacking & hiking. I did take lessons on rock climbing, hoping to defeat my fear of heights, but didn't seem to conquer the fear. Now I am counting the days where I might have to lose interest in bicycles as I am now engaged, and has not set a wedding date till my fiance' relocates to the Reno area.
Um.. Thought backpacking and camping was a nonsport activity. Anyway I do have a Giant DS1 that I let my fiance'e ride. Just got another Y main frame from ebay so might just build her a matching bike. She enjoys the outdoors with me, and would be a great project for both of us. I will have to see how many spare parts I have after I finish my current Y bike project.