Time For Reflection

As the 'editor' of this blog, it seems appropriate to take a moment to reflect as we move closer to the New Year.

Jason on our ride to the Two Sisters Bakery for coffee while visiting Homer, Alaska...

2011 has been a whirlwind, perhaps even more of a whirlwind than previous years. We run a pretty lean ship here, and it takes a dedicated bunch to make it all work.

I don't think The Crew will mind when I say there have been struggles along the way. But we've moved through them, have worked to learn and improve, and have returned to fight another day. We've worked hard this year to bring you bikes and bike parts that (we hope) you are happy to own and ride.

Whoa...kinda heavy.

But there have also been many, many brilliant times this year.

I'm fortunate to work with really good people. People that sometimes make work feel more like play. It is easier to think of them as friends, than as coworkers. That is a real blessing to me, and just one more in a life already rich with blessings.

We get to dream bikes, think bikes, talk bikes, design bikes, and (I hope) inspire bicyclists...heck, sometimes we even get to ride bikes together for work. Not bad at all.

This past year I've been fortunate to travel to some pretty amazing places for work; wonderous and beautiful places. And in those places, I've met people even more amazing and inspiring than the places themselves. They have taught me about life, and how to really live it, which is about as great a gift as one can receive. It is all quite humbling actually.

So, we move into 2012, and while I know some of what we have in store for you, there are also great surprises that await all of us. Where will we go? Who will we meet? What lessons will we learn? I look forward to finding out.


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Mike Riemer

Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.


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Tom Moore | December 22nd, 2011

Happy Holidays Kid! an to the rest of the Salsa Crew!

Go ride a bike!

DarrinW | December 22nd, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all at Salsa! I love my new 2012 El Mar, so thanks for the great bike!

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DC | December 22nd, 2011

Merry Christmas to all y’all!  Keep up the good work!

Jason | December 22nd, 2011

Merry Christmas to you and all the Salsa peeps, thanks for all the continued support. Have a great New Year too.

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Don C. | December 22nd, 2011

Happy Holidays Salsa Crew!  Great work.  And yes I have been inspired, seems like that little “Adventure By Bike” message was put there just for me.

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Chris | December 22nd, 2011

Merry Christmas! Loving my Vaya and Casseroll I got this year!

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Mark S. | December 23rd, 2011

Merry Christmas Salsa. You guys rock. I love my new Mukluk.

lukas | December 23rd, 2011

Merry Christmas from Europe - hope to see more new genial Salsa products 2012 !!!

Jim C | December 23rd, 2011

Hey, Kid…  Thanks to you and everyone at Salsa for all you do to make the cycling community what it is.  You are all such a great group of folks, and your products are amazing.  Here’s wishing each of you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

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Rod Budnik | December 23rd, 2011

Thanks for a great year Salsa!  Still loving my 2008 Mamasita, Big Mama and looking forward to many miles with my new Mukluk.  Thank you for all you do.

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steve | December 23rd, 2011

all the best fellas, I’ll be riding my Mukluk on xmas day thanks to you guys :-)

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Otto Alfeld | December 25th, 2011

Merry Christmas from NAMIBIA to everyone at Salsa Cycles!

Elvis | December 27th, 2011

staying in the “Salsa family”.

Being told by my doctor that I “didn’t” have a heart attack…

and spending time with my wife.

Right now… it couldn’t get any better…


Glenn Charles | December 27th, 2011

It has been a truly awesome year for me, and a good deal of that is due in no small part to my Salsa Fargo. A big thanks to the great team at Salsa.  May you all have a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.  Here is to a great 2012, wherever the Path may lead.



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