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Back in my hometown of Jonesboro., Arkansas, United States
My name is Dimitri Harris and I have been building frames for over 9 years now. I learned the basics after spending two weeks with Koichi Yamaguchi. He is one of the most interesting people I have ever met and I am thankful to have worked with him. Since then I have just been building one frame after another and learning as much as possible along the way. I build steel fillet-brazed frames that go by the name of MEECH, which is an old nickname that I have had since I was a kid. I build mostly cyclocross frames because I love their versatility however I also do road,single-speed, and mountain bikes as well. Custom frames start around $1400. All the frames are handmade by me here in Jonesboro, Arkansas. I am insured and guarantee all of my work so if you are in the market for a custom steel frame I would be glad to build it for you. I am also building frames from carbon fiber so if you would like to ride a prototype frame give me a shout. Thanks for stopping by. You can email me at meech151@hotmail.com or call (870)897-6703 or visit www.meechcustombicycles.com Thanks.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Victory or Death

Alberto Contador would not stop attacking and today on Stage 17 he finally broke Joaquin Rodriguez.  In one of the best one on one battles I have ever seen, I thought that Rodriguez had taken everything Contador had and was gonna win La Vuelta but el Pistolero was just relentless and would take no quarter for a second place finish. Apparently he just went out on a suicide mission 50k from the finish and made it happen.  He said, "Its the only way I know to race, I don't race for second place."  I have to admit I thought maybe Alberto had lost a little bit of fire in his legs or more likely would be that he just wasn't up to full race speed but regardless he dished out more 'race' than most people have ever seen.  I seriously doubt anyone is gonna be able to stop him in next year's tour either.  I think he just wants it too bad.  I feel bad for Rodriguez because he rides like a champion and was very close at the Giro and then to lose this Vuelta, it has to be a major blow.  The race isn't over yet, anything can happen, but I think everyone just knows that they don't want it as bad as Alberto Contador.  Remember when Axl Rose came into the public eye?  I remember looking at all those tatooes and he had the one that said, "Victory or Death."  All I could do was just think about it.  Victory or Death is the way Contador has ridden this Vuelta.  I've thouroughly enjoyed watching it.  They made the entire tour of Spain for the excitement of the spectators and it paid off.  Viva Espana!

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