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Trek Fuel 70

My 15 year old mountain bike still kicks ass.

15 years of service

On April 8, 2006, I walked in to my local bike shop for some shoes and came out with a mountain bike that has given me 15 years of active usage. Over the years I’ve changed all sorts of things on her, shocks, shifters, chains, sprockets, grips, saddles and tires, but the frame has stood the test of time.

What does a bike have to do with a CMS you may be asking?

All work and no play

What has kept me active on the keyboard for 38 years is in large part due to spandex afternoons. I couldn’t wait to suit up for a bike ride after being on the keyboard for hours. Even though I was mentally exhausted, the physical activity would give me renewed energy for late night coding sessions.

Actually, many a ride turned into debug sessions, I guess the extra oxygen would help with getting unstuck, or was it just walking away from it and gaining new insight, either way, the digital side greatly benefited from the analog side of things.


One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2021 was to get back on the bike. It had gathered dust in the garage for 3 years, I would walk by it, lament the fact it had a flat tire and that it needed some TLC, but nothing inspired me to fix it, and my keyboarding suffered in the process.

On January 14, 2021, something kicked in, don’t know what, but I continue riding it’s wave.

Miami: See It Like a Native

Trek Fuel 70 staring at culos

Trek Fuel 70 at South Pointe pier in Miami Beach

Trek Fuel 70 at Jose Marti Park

Trek Fuel 70 at Jose Marti Park in Miami

Trek Fuel 70 at The Crib

Trek Fuel 70 at the Caribbean Club in Key Largo

Pressure: pushing down on me
Pressing down on you, no man ask for
Under pressure that burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets