1 year ago today, I left on a 3 day Fargo adventure in California with 3 friends (also riding Fargos). It was simply awesome and something I will never forget. When I returned home to Minnesota, I left my Fargo at a bike shop in the LA area. I left it there for quite some time to use as a demo. When it returned, I was in Mukluk mode and let it sit. Time went on and I decided to leave it alone so that I would ride other bikes. I figured I needed a change and thought I'd diversify a bit. In the end, my Fargo ended up at Park Tool as a long term loaner.In fact it is still there.
This weekend I finally started building a new Fargo. I started from scratch and am building this bike up pretty darn cool. While most of the parts are old and off old bikes and other builds, I gotta say it is coming together nicely. Sometime in 2012 I hope to ride this bike across Japan. It's not ready for the reveal yet, but I do plan to ride it on Sunday at Ben Witt's Fall Gravel Tour. This may be my nicest build yet. I can't wait to ride it and share my build.