Why a Yeti? This question was asked, so I had to remember back when I first rode a Yeti and how I became a Yeti Freak. I was living in Los Alamos and I was racing for a team out of Santa Fe, called the Pedal Queens. One year, they had a gathering called Bike a Go-Go, where vendors, demos, food, and games were had. I heard of Yeti Cycles, but I never had the opportunity to try one. I met Big Joe at the previous Go-Go event, but I noticed this year there was an additional guy helping out, and this guy was Anthony Sloan. Well, they put me on a Yeti ASR (the color was Bling) and off we went as I showed them the Dale Ball Trail.
Still to this date, the old car sits off the trail. Yes, you may read Tramp not Ramp, which was my first thought. Perhaps that is why we were smiling, or just silly giddy from riding bikes!
Shortly thereafter, I started traveling up and joining the demo rig while it toured the southwest. I had one of the demo bikes (#1) favorited for a while. It was a 575, and it felt like I could do anything on that bike. It was a huge upgrade from what I was riding prior to being introduced to Yeti.
We would riding bikes all day – then celebrate afterwards, with of course lots of hydration, stories, and campfires.
For 2013, and I attended the Yeti Tribe Gathering, an annual meet-up of like-minded Yeti Freaks from across the globe. It was a more-than-special event, since I have never ridden in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride. Below is a video showcasing the event. So.much.fun! (Picture on left, do you see how giddy I am? I’m kinda freakish…in a good way!) I currently own four Yeti’s and bleed turquoise. These are my kind of people.
Yeti Cycles, it isn’t just a bike, it’s a lifestyle…and if you haven’t ridden one, you wouldn’t understand.