From the Bicycling Mag Files // Duke’s Saguaros, a Cute Puppy and a Great Story

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© CHRIS HINKLE via BICYCLING
© CHRIS HINKLE via BICYCLING

My great friend Cayley introduced me to her riding buddy Ryan Beamish a year ago and told me I needed to write about him. Not only can the Iraq veteran totally shred on a mountain bike, but he started his business—Duke’s Saguaros—to make welded cactus statues with recycled bike chains, in order to raise money to get his dog (that would be Duke) an operation that he needed.

What a guy, right?

I got to hang out with Ryan in Tucson last winter with Cayley for a bit, and he’s crazy rad. (And so are the saguaro statues!)

Apparently, welded bike stuff has made its way onto my desk lately...
Apparently, welded bike stuff has made its way onto my desk lately…

Read the full article over at Bicycling to find out more about his story.

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