2015 has been a wonderful year for taking orders for my Georgena Terry bicycles. That translates into meeting lots of super people who love to ride their bicycles! These women are doing all kinds of neat things on their bikes. From commuting and loaded touring to simply enjoying a quiet ride on a back country road at a leisurely pace, they’re doing it.
What stands out? All of it, but some things in particular. Like the Gale Force the customer and I tweaked to become a gravel road racer. Or the Coto Doñana Vagabond that’s doing double duty as a city bike/explorer without the weight constraints typically associated with a city bike. And then there was the Gale Force that coveted the gearing of the Coto Doñana Tour. On the flip side, a Canadian nature photographer opted for a Coto Doñana Vagabond with an Ultegra compact group.
Isn’t this what a bespoke bike is all about? It’s a bike that’s not just steel and components, but a best friend, a trusted friend, who will take you where you want to go, on your terms. How does that happen? Well, it’s a joint effort, an iterative experience. We design the bike together. It’s like putting a puzzle together — bit by bit, the pieces fall into place. It’s my job to figure out how to turn your riding aspirations into the perfect conglomeration of tubing and components…with a paint job that’s over the top. Synergy at its best!
Here are some photos of a few Georgena Terry bicycles. I would be remiss if I didn’t include a legacy Precision, the custom bike I began building in my basement when a career in cycling was barely a blip on my radar.