Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New lights coming out from Knog next year!



Holy moly! My friends at @_knog_ are dropping a new light. If I get my hands on one I will be letting you know of all the goodies you can attach it to. Stay tuned. I'm pretty creative so this bad boy will probably be strapped to my forks somewhere :)
By @_knog_ "#knogexpose‬ works with iPhone 4s, 5 series and 6. Launching at ‪#‎CES2015‬.
Pre-order now >
http://www.knog.com.au/exposesmart"

Friday, December 19, 2014

Duval Dirty Bike Olympics III pictures are up.

Sorry it took a moment, my day job started cutting into my time. I gotta play catch up now with everything. Check out all the pictures from Duval Dirty Bike Olympics III. I had loads of fun. See you all next year.






Sunday, December 7, 2014

Where have I been?


Where has Ghost been? 
Sorry to leave you all in the dark, I try to leave as much personal stuff out of the page as possible but I have been away from everything for awhile and I thought I would let you all know how I have been doing. I took a small break to breathe and relax with my family while my father came home from war. I rarely get to see him so it was very important to spend time together for the short period he was home. I decided to take a small cleanse from social media to set myself up for this entire year. 

I have had so much growth through all of this and I thank everyone who has helped me along the way. This is only the foundation for my dreams and I hope you all are around to see everything come together. I am so very excited that within a year I should have everything up and running, whether it be small or a grand scale bicycle hostel. The rest of this year will be almost entirely used for the pursuit of this dream. I am going to ask you all to please cheer me on because this is the biggest thing I have ever done in my entire life. The encouragement goes a long way for me. 

This year will be filled with sweat and blood, I have no problem spilling out my all for you cause Ghost in the Spoke means so much to me. Thank you all for the support, hopefully all of this will come into reality.

 I am just a man with a wooden crate spaceship pasted together with a child's dream. Fall or flight is approaching.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rozik Every Wear Trouser Review

   
 


     So a month or so ago I picked up a pair of the Rozik Every Wear Trousers. These pants were designed for the everyday adventurer and they pretty much do just that with an added touch of being aesthetically pleasing.

Here is a little bit about the brand:

- Made in the USA

- Supports the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind  http://www.dallaslighthouse.org/
I don't know if you guys know this but my own eyesight is pretty awful. One of my eyes are almost blind and it warms my heart knowing that Rozik cares enough to employ others with disabilities.


- The designers build their products with an adventurer's heart. The clothing line is built to keep you comfortable when you are on the go and nice enough to wear when trying to look presentable if necessary.



          The Rozik Every Wear Trousers are slim-fit pants made from a blend of 97% cotton 3% viscose, just enough stretch to still feel like you are wearing actual pants and enough give in them to feel comfortable in all situations. I didn't get a chance to weigh them but they are light enough for me to wear in the summers of Jacksonville, FL so they are great for temperatures above freezing and comfortable enough to have a base layer under if necessary. ( I wear long underwear in the winters here while I am on commuting. )

To tell you the truth I didn't expect to be able to write a ton about these pants but after wearing them so much I do have some great features to talk about.

Check it:

-Gusset design. This means that they are designed to keep your testicles from feeling like they are trying to be shoved back into your body when you are doing something active. I'll leave it at that, your jewels are safe. This is actually my favorite feature of these pants because here in Florida it gets so warm. Last thing that I like to deal with is fear of going sterile while simply commuting to where I need to go on bike.

-High waist. When I am riding I don't have to worry about the crack of my ass hanging out. I'm sure no one likes to look at that while I am riding.



- SafeSwitch™: Innovative reflective back flap.
This flap is located on the back left pocket, it's super reflective and will get all the ladies' attention. All jokes aside this is a very wonderful feature because the flap is positioned on your left butt cheek, the butt cheek that is mostly seen by motorists. This back flap has the potential of saving your ass from getting hit by a car. LITERALLY!!!







- Integrated strap system to roll up your pants and keep them safely tucked while riding. From day one I have rolled these pants up and worn them as knickers. They happen to be extremely comfortable like that. I think I like snug feeling above my calves, it seems to position my pants nicely while riding. The pants never seem to feel like they are falling down and I never have to pull these pants up. Comfort goes a long way for me.






     I commute daily on bicycle and once a week I treat myself on my motorcycle, these pants have held up to the abuse that I put my clothes through. I am constantly riding in all weather conditions and these pants have made it without any tears or patches this summer. That is saying alot considering most of my clothes rip often. If you are also a commuter that is looking for a pair of pants to ride the streets in while being interchangeable for time out of the saddle then these are a definite recommendation. I enjoy strolling into work and not having to bother with changing clothes, unfortunately cycling compression shorts and clipless pedals do not fit this formula.This is the reason that I run straps and  pants on the daily, it's just more convenient. The Rozik clothing line would be great for other active lifestyles too, casual wear seems like a better option for daily use.


That about wraps it up, if you get a chance check these trousers out. You might end up liking them too!!!

 Thank you for reading and ride safe!

     You can pick up these trousers at https://www.rozik-us.com/
They are available for $50.00 right now. (50% off). This is actually a really good price for American made clothes. You are paying for the quality of the materials and reassurance that these products are not made from slave mills with children in them.  Come and get them while the sale lasts!





All photos taken on my Reel Cameras- HD Slayer ( www.reelcameras.com )

Products seen in photos:
Rozik Every Wear - Clothing



Se Bikes - Quadangle frame
Aerospoke - wheelset 15t
Eighthinch, Eighthinch Chicago- 43t crankset
Trampstraps - pedal straps
VP Components - vice pedals
Cinelli - unicanitor saddle
Fixcraft - 2.5 riser handlebar
Jamisbicycles - lock on grips
Se Bikes - landing gear fork
Knog - blinder light set
BearsTraps - leather beer bomber






Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Knog [Qudos] light // Reel Cameras setup


     This is my setup for the Knog [qudos] camera light and Reel Cameras - HD Slayer build. I spent some time this weekend testing out this light with my camera, I think I'm getting a feel for it. I believe this build is the most versatile and it lets you get the most out of the interchangeable lens action camera and light together. The setup gives the light an ability to stay as close to the camera as possible without overlap and it has the option of bending the bracket extension to use the light horizontally (the bracket extension has a lock joint in the middle). This is great for fine tuning your lighting. I know I am going to really enjoy running this setup on my adventures. Expect more in the future!

 I hope you enjoy my setup video and that you stayed tuned for more of my content. Enjoy.

Items used in film:
- Filmed on a Reel Cameras - HD Slayer www.reelcameras.com
- Knog [Qudos] camera light pack  http://usd.knog.com.au/video-lights/qudos-action.html
- stock mounting hardware from Knog and Reel Cameras
- Reel Cameras HD Slayer  http://reelcameras.com/cameras/
- Reel Cameras mount extender http://reelcameras.com/product/extenders/
- Reel Cameras  "Reel Rod" http://reelcameras.com/product/reel-rod/


I wrote out the captions in case you missed something on the video.
Captions:
Start off with the Knog mounting bracket.
then grab the Reel Cameras bracket extender.
Combine the two with Knog's small handle mounting hardware.
The small handle hardware helps keep the setup nice and compact.

Attach Reel Cameras - HD Slayer to mounting bracket.
Secure together with mounting hardware.
The Reel Cameras stock mounting hardware is completely compatible with the Knog brackets.
Make sure everything is nice and tight.

Attach Knog [Qudos] light to bracket extender.
Secure together with the small handle hardware.

This setup allows for a high field of view when the Knog light is used.


Attach the Knog cold shoe / tripod adapter to the mounting bracket.
Secure together with Knog's long arm hardware.

This setup can attach to most camera shoes or your standard tripod mount.

My setup is used with the Reel Cameras "Reel Rod".
You can attach the Reel Rod with the Knog tripod/cold shoe mount.

This setup allows 360 degree use of the camera. It's completely adjustable.
The Knog light combined with the Reel Cameras bracket extension fully utilizes the light.
The bracket extension can bend in the middle to adjust the Knog light in a horizontal position. 

Reel Cameras "Reel Rod" allows a steady shot when using the setup.
The Reel Rod can be adjusted to extend your filming capacity.
This function becomes of great use when you have to film in places that you cannot fully reach.

That is pretty much everything. 
Thank you for watching.

You can pick up a Knog [Qudos] camera light at www.knog.com.au
The Reel Cameras HD Slayer and accessories can be found at www.ReelCameras.com

Music Credit: ViLLAGE - "The Touch VIP"

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Knog: Qudos action camera light preview

Check out my preview of the Knog: [Qudos] action camera light. This thing is pretty awesome, it's currently the brightest light that I own. They are available now from www.knog.com.au

I went ahead and wrote out the captions just in case you missed something.
Thank you for checking out my post!

Camera used to film video: Reel Cameras - HD Slayer www.reelcameras.com

Captions:

The [Qudos] camera light is compatible with most action cameras.


It's also compatible with all DSLR cameras by the included cold shoeadapter.
The light can also be used as stand alone lighting if necessary.

Knog Qudos can be adjusted to a maximum of 400 lumens.
The light source comes from 3 high powered Cree LEDs.

All functions of the light can be accessed through one simple button on the top of the unit.

Completely waterproof up to 40M.

The USB rechargeable battery can last up to 4 hours.
Battery is interchangeable for when you are on the full night trips.
The batteries can be charged completely stand alone by the micro usb port.
Interchangeable batteries greatly reduces down time of the light.

Four status display lights at the back of the unit conveniently show the settings while you are filming.

Sleek clamp design was made to secure the battery tight and prevention of unintentional openings
of the battery compartment.

The lights can be used in all weather conditions. Great for all action sports.

The Knog Qudos light comes with mounting hardware to be used with your current camera setup.

ACCESSORIES (INCLUDED) :
-Action Camera Mount Bracket and Hardware
-Cold Shoe/Tripod Adaptor (for use with DSLR cameras)
-USB Recharge Cable.

MATERIALS : Die Cast + CNC Machined Aluminium heat sink and optical grade lens.

DIMENSIONS : 31 x 70 x 40mm.

For full specs on the Knog Qudos light check here: http://usd.knog.com.au/video-lights/qudos-action/qudos-action.html

Music Credit: K-Murdock & Mega Ran - Thank You for Listening

Sunday, August 3, 2014

PREORDER: GHOST IN THE SPOKE//DIRTY CYCLE WORKS "BIKE CLUB" SHIRT


PREORDER: These shirts will ship out after 08/14/14 They are limited so preorder the shirts to make sure that you can get your hands on one. Thank you for supporting my efforts to build a bike hostel.
You can pick them up at www.ghostinthespoke.bigcartel.com .
First rule of Bike Club is that you do not talk about Bike Club.
Second rule of Bike Club is that you DO NOT talk about Bike Club.
Our shirts will be printed on white t-shirts and the print will be in black. 12x12in. All proceeds from our clothing will go to funding a bike hostel project in 2015. A real life bike club.
This is my collaborative shirt with our cycling group "Dirty Cycle Works" and Leslie Boroczk. Thank you for supporting us!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

PREORDER: Dirty Cycle Works' cycling group "Bike Club" weatherproof stickers!!! 4.25 x 2.75in

$1.50 - On Sale at www.ghostinthespoke.bigcartel.com ( our online shop )


All proceeds go to fundraising for an adventurer's hostel, a real Bike Club.

PREORDER: Should be available on 8/10/14 , order now so I can get all of those envelopes ready.
“The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

LET ME MAKE YOU FREE, MINIONS!!!!!!!!!!
Join us now. Represent with our stickers!
1st rule of Bike Club is you DO NOT talk about Bike Club.
These are 4.25 x 2.75in (about the size of a wallet) and they are weather/waterproof.
Free shipping anywhere in the USA and worldwide shipping is $3.00 .

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ghost in the Spoke // King Boo Boo "BOOty Bag" is now available! $10





Ghost in the Spoke // King Boo Boo
"BOOty Bag"
-ALL PROCEEDS GO TO FUNDING AN ADVENTURER'S HOSTEL IN FLORIDA!
- Our bag can be worn on all positions of the waist.
-  Screen printed in heavily for maximum life of the print
- The "BOOty Bag"  has a capacity of 2 canned beverages, keys, wallet and phone.
- Zippered pocket to keep everything safe inside.
- Integrated webbed belt can be used with or without belt loops and is expandable for all body types.
- Quick release buckle
- MARIO PIXEL THEME, so that makes it better than any other bag on the market.
- 14" W x 6" H x 3" D
- Nylon 420D

Most importantly, you are helping someone who would like to make a safe place for travelers to visit and enjoy while traveling through Florida. Thank you all of contributing, it means the world to me. This is my goal/dream for my life on this planet.

This was filmed on a Reel Cameras HD Slayer:
www.reelcameras.com

Music credit: 
Coastin' *Super Mario Kart* 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ghost in the Spoke "BOOty Bag" is now available from our online shop.


Ghost in the Spoke // Dirty Cycle Works
"BOOty Bag"
-ALL PROCEEDS GO TO FUNDING AN ADVENTURER'S HOSTEL IN FLORIDA!
- Our bag can be worn on all positions of the waist.
-  Screen printed in heavily for maximum life of the print
- The "BOOty Bag"  has a capacity of 2 canned beverages, keys, wallet and phone.
- Zippered pocket to keep everything safe inside.
- Integrated webbed belt can be used with or without belt loops and is expandable for all body types.
- Quick release buckle
- Watermelon color scheme, so that makes it better than any other bag on the market.
- 14" W x 6" H x 3" D
- Nylon 420D

Most importantly, you are helping someone who would like to make a safe place for travelers to visit and enjoy while traveling through Florida. Thank you all of contributing, it means the world to me. This is my goal/dream for my life on this planet.


Music credit: Fight Club OST - This is your life - The dust brothers

Saturday, May 31, 2014

SNEAK PEEK!!!!!!



Here is a sneak peak of something new in the works. Get excited it will be released on my 26th birthday, June 13th! FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!!

And! It's in watermelon colors!!! My favorite!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Knog // Bicycles for Humanity


Knog: "Bicycle for Humanity need your help to ship 800 bikes to Namibia, Africa. They have the bikes all packed and ready to go, however now they need YOUR HELP to raise the money to ship these bikes. If you donate $125 to the campaign then not only will you be helping out an amazing cause, but you will also be rewarded for your generosity with a super slick knog Hot Dog bag (valued at $125) and a Bicycle for Humanities water bottle as a thank you. How awesome is that!

For more info check out the Bicycle for Humanity website (http://bit.ly/1rf7Jdx), or enter your donations ($20-$3000) here --> http://startsomegood.com/bicyclesforhumanity "

This is why I love this brand so much.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bearbottom Clothing // A business done right.



Even though this is not directly related to cycling I figured since most of us cyclists wear shorts anyways then this would be a perfect place to spread the word.

Here we have Bearbottom Clothing, a company that has a business model very similar to "Tom's" shoes. You buy a pair of shorts from Bearbottom Clothing and they give a pair away a child in need. That is about as good as in gets in terms of what you can ask for in a purchase. But there is more!

The price of the shorts are half of the price of the competition and seem to be of very decent quality.

The sizes are from 26 to 38 inch waistline. Shorts compatible for a variety of sized people.



Thank goodness someone had enough sense to make fairly priced shorts for the average working man and even managed to give back to the world. I think that is extremely awesome and I figured that all of you would be interested too. Good luck to you, Bearbottom!!! I hope that you set a trend for more companies to follow as a business mentality, I think it is pretty awesome what you are doing. 




You can pick up a pair at www.bearbottomclothing.com

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

[BUNDLE] DZR Marco Black Shoe | Fixcraft Bike Polo Equipment | Online Store & Merchandise

[BUNDLE] DZR Marco Black Shoe | Fixcraft Bike Polo Equipment | Online Store & Merchandise






Fixcraft is proud be supporting player designed products that are not only ground breaking, but simply awesome. To celebrate our committment to tournament essentials like this, we are now including an exclusive 78 gram tournament head with every DZR Marco purchase. This is a $26 value! This exclusive head design (not avaialable by iteself) has a 2.375" outer diameter, reinforced lip and mounting area, and come in random colors. Fixcraft is the ONLY place to get the DZR Marco.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bult X3 Camera Helmet preview // Motorycle Diary EP.2


     I had a lot of fun with this one. These helmet cams capture pretty good footage, if you take a moment to search online shops then you can find the helmets for a nice price too. The Bult helmets can be used for a large array of sports and seem pretty comfortable! Thank you for watching my videos!

You can pick up the helmets at http://bulthelmets.com/

music credit: Lazerhawk - Massacre
motorcycle: My 1980 Honda CM400

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tour De Cure Jacksonville - 05/17/2014 // Sony DSC H300 upload


Tour De Cure Jacksonville - 05/17/2014
Camera: Sony DSC H300

A century and some photography OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click here to see all of the photos!







 You may use my work for any purpose that you please. All I ask is that proper photo credit is used.

Please tag www.ghost-in-the-spoke.com with all use of my photography.
If you want to show support then you can always like my company facebook page
 ( https://www.facebook.com/GhostInTheSpoke ) or pick up some of my merchandise at www.ghostinthespoke.bigcartel.com .

Tour De Cure Jacksonville,
     Thank you for inviting me to come along for such a great cause. I got lost with the facebook address (it showed a different location then the event being held) but I will be more prepared next round. I will pack lighter so I can get more coverage next year. I didn't realize that lugging a 30 pound camera pack would take such a toll on my body during the century but I finished my 100 miles. 70 miles on the century and 30 miles on my trek back home to Fleming Island.

I'll see you all soon and if you would like for me to photograph any event please email me at ricrosier@Hotmail.com.

                                                                                         -Ghost


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Marvel Compound Tires - AIRLESS TIRES!!



     Well these airless tires from Marvel Compound Tires came in today. No more flats ever! I'm super excited to start using these because our streets here are terrible. I picked up the MCT Daytona Tire Trial tires. They have a psi rating equivalent of 110+ and are super durable. The tires are actually lighter than I expected. I use my bicycles to travel everywhere I go and I decided to go the airless route just to make sure everything runs as smooth as possible on my adventures. I'll post up a proper review after I spend some time on them. The tires' lifespan is expected to last 2-4 times the amount of an average tire so in the long run they save you money.
The tire set retails for $60.00. 
A picture of the Marvel Compound tire mounted to my Aerospokes.

www.bear-straps.com - Leather Growler now available!

   This thing is beautiful. It's an expanded version of my current leather bottle holder. All of Bradley's work is amazing. I keep mine on my bike constantly. I love the D.I.Y. mentality that Bradley has, keep up the good work man!


LEATHER GROWLER HOLDER


     22 Ounces not enough to fill your tank? Strap on a leather Growler Holder and pedal on down to your favorite filling spot! I can make these to work with your Brooks saddle, or any setup you like. Under the saddle seems the best fit, but i have made some top tube and handlebar setups as well. Email me at bicyclebradley@gmail.com and we'll work yours out too!

Bult - VHX3 helmet , my new instrument for filming.



I picked up one of these @bulthelmets so I can start recording on the go. Seamless integration of the camera inside the helmet is awesome. You can pick these helmets up for as low as $110 from many different online stores. This model is the "X3" and I had to pick the awesome ghost white color.
- This thing records at 1280 x 720 30Fps
-Plug and play 
-120 degree wide angle lens 
-IT'S A HELMET AND A VIDEO CAMERA!!! 
I can't wait to catch some good footage on it and start protecting my brain at the same time. 

Check them out at www.BultHelmets.com for more information.

Friday, May 9, 2014

New Fixcraft bike polo mallet heads are coming out.



Always innovating.
Custom Pantone 4m molecular weight tournament heads
. 78 gram, tough, and sexy to boot. 
http://www.fixcraft.net/


#bikepolo





Respect Cycles' Handlebasket came in!




A custom hammered gunmetal @respectcycles' handlebar basket for our filming bike. This came out super dope. I'll post a review of it soon.


More info here: https://respectcycles.com/

First LOOK: SE Bikes 2015 urban bike models.








Hypnotic :)
2015 SEBikes has some new models in the mix??? Maybe, just a mystery for now.
Apparently we will be seeing more information this summer.


 Quote: Todd Lyons "Cool view of some of the 2015 @sebikes #urbanbike #singlespeed line-up! Sneak peak steeze"




http://www.sebikes.com/

My Vp Components "Vice" pedals came in!

    



These beautiful VP Components "Vice" pedals came in for my new bike project.
All around awesome pedals for most cycling applications.
- These pedals are durable, light and low profile.
- 12 removable friction pins on each side
- www.trampstraps.com compatible
-Cromoly axle // cnc aluminium body
-Smooth as silk


Most importantly - Dependable.


 I always pick equipment that I don't have to worry about. I might just be lazy but low maintenance is always better than anything else in my opinion.


Check them out here for full info:
http://www.vp-usa.com/vp-vice/














Tuesday, May 6, 2014

RIDEON 2014 LIGHT TEST RESULTS // WAY TO GO KNOG!!!



My friends at Knog make such amazing products.

Awesome!! The Blinder 1 ranked 'Best value compact rear' in @RideOnMagazine annual Light test. Great results for the Blinder 4, Arc and Road too. Check the full run down here --> http://bit.ly/1ifExgH
RideOn 2014 Light test results

KNOG – bicycle lights, bicycle locks and bicycle accessories

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Last year my car broke down and my life changed for the better.

"The closer you get to the light, the greater your shadow becomes."
-Kingdom Hearts

     I live on the outskirts of Jacksonville, Florida. It's one of the largest cities in terms of land mass, we are so spread out here that the majority of us ride our motor vehicles everywhere we go. A year ago I was guilty of this myself, then one day my truck broke down and my life changed forever, believe it or not it was for the better. From that point on I have almost solely relied on bicycle for my form of transportation, it has pushed my life in a direction that has been so very positive. I never thought that I would find a stronger purpose in life through a moment of strife. I was down in the dirt and at rock bottom but I guess all flowers bloom from such sources.

 There is more to the story than me just losing my vehicle, prior to this event I was a very lost person, alcoholism in full effect and partying with no direction. I have a very addictive personality and I always pour my whole heart into everything, unfortunately this enthusiasm of mine knows no black and white spectrum. I was pouring a lot of my heart into each empty bottle of cheap liquor and six pack that I had moments earlier consumed. I did enjoy the cycling scene and I was a coordinator for all of our weekly Wednesday rides in town but that was not enough positive influx to counter the negative things I was doing to my body/life. I was living a life where I was trying to show everyone my love for cycling but I was not taking care of my own health. For a very long time I was lost and wandering.


     After I lost my vehicle I gathered myself together and thought of how I could get out of this mess that I was in. I looked at the things in my life that I still had. The cycling group that I rode bicycles with "Dirty Cycle Works - Bike Club", my cycling promotion/marketing company "Ghost in the Spoke" and my day job at Grassroots Natural Market II in Fleming Island ( an organic food/supplement store ) seemed to be the only things in my life that kept me afloat. I decided to focus with those portions of my life and get on my bicycle full time. In Florida our weather is decent enough that through all seasons we are able to ride comfortably, it was something that I already enjoyed so I made the best of the situation. Cycling has taught me that
when you lose momentum the weight of the world is more prevalent, I didn't want anything else to crush me any further.




      All of a sudden, like cog and lockring, my life started to hold together and I found myself moving forward with purpose. I worked hard every day and I noticed that all of the pain that I was feeling with everything was significantly lessened by my 6-7 mile commute to my day job.
 

     Cycling taught me positive projection, I took everything that I hated about life and focused it all into my pedals. I could take all of the weight of the world on my body and throw it back onto my bike, all of that anger was pushing me forward. I was beginning to feel joy through something that was strife. My life was progressively changing for the better, I was beginning to see things differently. I was starting to appreciate things that I had not noticed before, the different scents in the air, the sun shower on a hot day and the warm coffee when I got to my day job after riding in the winter rain.. The stimuli from the weather was when I first started to take notice to my body.


















   
   
     
 
      But most of all, cycling was the best thing for my mind. I was a very confused and mildly unstable person on the inside, I guess you could call it anxiety or maybe it was getting used to living without booze. I noticed that if let myself explode on my bike and sprint to work as hard as a possibly could I would feel more balanced and in tune with myself. All of the cycling has been a positive outlet for all of the negativity that was going on in my head. I could deal with it all right there on the road. I could scream, shout and push as hard as I wanted and nothing could hold me back. With cycling you are completely free to go as fast or slow as you want. It is important to find something in life that makes you feel free. It's these moments of release that remove all of your negative thoughts and free up space for positive ideas in your mind. If you pedal through the hills and bumps in the road eventually somewhere down the line you will find a silky smooth street with steady decline.
      I took my vehicle breaking down as a sign from the world telling me that I need to be on my bike. Since that moment I have taken my cycling promotional/marketing business to a more extreme role in my life.Before then it was just a hobby/adventure diary but as soon as a put everything I had left into focus my life changed forever.



      Other cyclists and companies started noticing my photography. I was slowly learning how to do everything from trial and error. It has been a long road to learn everything from scratch.
I was off to a great start from where I was but there was so much more to learn.
















     

   
   Everyday that I pedaled away was a moment where I was slowly getting better at my jobs, website and life. The world was starting to look much brighter and I was starting to feel good about the things that I was doing. I currently am growing more and more each day.



     It has been quite an adventure this year to say the least but I have finally grown into a person that has hopes and dreams. I didn't have that before my loss of a vehicle and I no longer need strife to push forward. I have finally found positive goals in my life and I am putting my entire heart into my cycling projects. This past year was very necessary for me to see everything as I do now. I now have a cult following of over 4000 cyclists/friends and 17 companies that I work with on my site. I hope to continue till I have pushed myself to max cadence with everything.



     I might sound crazy but my brain has started to work in many different ways after my changes in life, it's funny that riding a bicycle to work could change so much of myself. I have started to think of innovation in the things that I enjoy, slowly I have been bringing them to life. Eventually I want to incorporate my ideas into my site and make a full blown career out of it. 



















      I have a cycling tool that I plan on making this summer. I cannot release information on the project because it is going to be a game changer in the cycling world and possibly further. I'm just squirreling away money to fund it at the moment. This tool will hopefully make enough funds to support my ultimate goal with everything that is happening in my life.

What is my ultimate goal?
      If cycling has done so much for me in my life then maybe it can do the same for other people in their lives, within the next year or so I would like to start a cycling/travelers hostel here in Florida. I want to provide a cheap or free (they could help the hostel in replacement for money) place for people to stay for a day or so on their travels. Hopefully I'll get a chance to hear/write about their stories on www.ghost-in-the-spoke.com . I hope to bring in many cyclists but I will open it up to all travelers. This is a long way down the road but I am currently working my way to my goal. I eventually want to make a complete living out of helping our world on bicycles. It's a dream but one day with hard work I will have it. I'm currently a home town hero and I figured I should keep up with the momentum that I have been so very blessed with. I hope to have a collective of brands that I can one day represent during this entire process.

 The concept for the hostel that I am looking at :
     This fully furnished/livable 40ft SHIPPING CONTAINER unit is what I am trying to save my money for. It's a great starter for me and eventually I could even stack on a couple of units on top of it later down the line. I want to make it earth friendly, sustainable and bombproof. This will serve as a proper headquarters for Ghost in the Spoke and a place for cyclists/travelers to stay at any given notice. I want it to be located in Greencove, Florida as it is a halfway point from Jacksonville to St.Augustine. The bike ride to and from each point is absolutely gorgeous and forms a full century (100 miles). The hostel being in the middle would serve as a good stopping point. It would be far enough for beginner and advanced cyclists to rest.   

I am also looking into some bike lockers for the hostel:
Reliance Foundry’s recycled plastic bike lockers in front of a building on a college campus.
These lockers from http://www.reliance-foundry.com/ seem to fit the bill. I think that I would start with two of them placed lengthwise back to back to form a small parallelogram against the hostel outer wall. Or I could use them on the inside in the same shape to double as a table. These lockers would also work well at my day job if placed in the same fashion. They would serve as a place for me to store spare bikes for our cycling group. (We meet at my day job on Wednesday nights.)

A proper foundation and some land that has electric and plumbing capabilities and I will be good to go. A couple of solar panels would help too. Wish me luck!!!!

     I never would have had any of these ideas in my mind if my vehicle didn't break down and force me to bike to work/almost everywhere that I go. Now cycling is a second job for me and I work when I bike. It's kind of funny how that worked out. I just wanted to take this time to let every person and company that put faith in me know that your efforts were not fruitless. You have changed my mentality for the rest of my life and I am so very grateful that all of you put in your efforts. I promise to continue to serve all of you to full extent of my abilities. 

     I turn 26 in June, it may have taken a longer time for me to finally find my path but I am finally here and ready to ride bicycles upon it. I would have never found my way without the help of all of you.
A huge thank you to all of you:

My family.
My girlfriend Mandi, she helps me so much with Ghost in the Spoke, all behind the scenes and without asking anything in return.
All of the friends.
The followers that support my site.
-All of the companies that have put faith in me and brought substance to my site-

I never thought that riding a bicycle to work would open up the rest of the world for me.


ricrosier@hotmail.com
904-674-1398
www.ghost-in-the-spoke.com
www.instagram.com/ghost_in_the_spoke
2525 Ambrosia Dr

Middleburg FL 32068

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