we are teamcow
In 1996, I worked at the Strathcona IGA in Edmonton, AB with my brother. We were into mountain bikes, and our friends there got into it as well. Soon, we were out riding often, and we figured we were a team.
But a team needs an identity. A symbol to be proud of. Something that inspires and demonstrates just how serious we were about tearing up the trails.
Enter the humble Bos taurus - the cow. The perfect symbol for us. What could be less ‘hardcore’ and ‘extreme’ than the cow? We had no interest in racing, or really even trying hard. No aggressiveness, little intensity - just out having fun, rolling from trail to trail, wherever the bikes took us.
Truth be told, we stole it from South Park. But it was perfect for us and what we did. Which was; a bit of riding, and a lot of post-ride BBQ. And I don’t know when Velominati developed The Rules, but we were rule #4 all day long. If we were forming right now, I’d be tempted to call us Rule Four.
Time has pulled TeamCow apart, but I still maintain the attitude - and the domain name. What I do now is buy bikes, fix them, and sell them. I just can’t stop. I’ll buy pretty much anything because I just want them to be documented. There’s so many old bikes that you just can’t find any information on.
So, you’ll find all my project activities here, plus all the incredible things you can do in the Okanagan. Also, I love beer of all kinds, so we’ll talk about that too.
Let’s get right to it, shall we?