Julie Ann Pedalino is not your average custom bike frame builder. With a background in the fine arts, she’s explored almost every medium out there. A creative, bubbly bike enthusiast, Julie learned to wrench at Velo Plus in Kansas City, and now applies her artistic eye to building bikes that fit their riders for form, …

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Mountain bike rides come in small, medium, and large. There are your after-work jaunts on mild, looping singletrack trails near home. Then there are the longer half-day rides you might tackle on a bluebird weekend afternoon. But the most memorable rides are usually the big ones. High mileage. Long hours. Serious challenges—both physical and mental. …

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