About a two weeks ago I headed into Talent to scout out the territory of the quickly expanding LocalsGuide publication. I ended up meeting with some really nice people including Ian Bagshaw (brother of Sean Bagshaw who provided the Guanajuato photographs for the first LocalsGuide November issue).
Ian is the owner of The Flywheel Bicycle Shop. Talent's only and best bike shop as he likes to say. It's in a perfect location right on the main street of talent and next to the Talent Cafe. The shop has a nice bike shop feel, and though small has all the supplies you could ever need for fixing or upgrading your bike. You can also see many of Sean's amazing outdoor photographs along with custom frames made by local bike frame maker DeSalvo.
Ian and I talked about how Talent really is the hub of alot of interesting bike activity, and how riders from the north end and south end of the valley converge on Talent as either a starting point or meeting point of bike riding.
In specific Ian talked to me about some cool rides for both mountain bike or road bike that go from Talent up over the mountains towards the Applegate area.
Talent is really a cool little community right next to Ashland and though often over looked I am going to make sure that LocalsGuide keeps the spotlight it.
So, next time you are riding your bike through Talent, stop in and say hi to Ian!
Ok, Now for some more pictures of the bike shop.