Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dirty Fingers Bike Shop Robbed-Again

Dirty Fingers Bikes has been robbed of its identity

Dear friends of the Finger,
It is with a heavy heart that I write this to inform all of you that for the second time in less than a year, Dirty Fingers has been the victim of theft.
The first time was mere property. Things that could, and eventually did get replaced. This time the theft was deeper, more profound, and almost irreplaceable. This time the theft was of our very identity. It has been brought to our attention that there is an imposter in our midst. The imposter in question goes by the name of Brian Anderson (if that is indeed his real name). Brian is the owner of, get this, Greasy Fingers Bicycle Repair in Sandpoint Idaho. For the curious, their website is
You will notice the incredible similarities in logo, site design, shop layout, and philosophy. The text on their site is lifted directly from ours. Especially the “who we are” section and the labor rates. He even stole the name of our signature tune, “the full Monte”. (I bet if you ask him why we call it that he would have no idea). The labor info has been changed as of Saturday night from full Monte to full tune and from the quickie to the jiffy (sheesh dude, so lame). Brian the imposter has also taken down the greasy fingers facebook page as of Friday in an effort to avoid being publicly called out for being a total fraud.
We also like the greasy fingers shop ride, the “six pack alley cat” , where you ride and then get beer. This is nothing like the Post and Pint. Yeah right. It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in this case I find that saying to be total bullshit. I have worked so hard to get Dirty Fingers to where it is, at great cost to my health and personal life. I created Dirty Fingers with the last $1500 dollars I had in this world. From our humble beginnings in a trailer, to our very cold winter in a crappy shed with no electricity, to the garage behind the grocery store, to our first legitimate crappy retail location, to the slightly less crappy one we inhabit now. Dirty Fingers was forged with love, sweat, and heart. Everything we are and have done has come from within. To have this dickless unimaginative loser try and steal that is an insult to me and the beloved community that calls this shop their own. I humbly ask the riding community to which I belong, and has been my life pursuit to serve and please, stand by the original and forgo that which is not. Please contact this poser shop and their fraud of an owner to let them know that in the bike industry, as in life, things should be earned and not stolen. Thank you.
Happy Trails,
Dirty Fingers

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Directions: Family Man 'Rhythm Trail' is located up on Riorden Hill Road behind the Hood River Cherry Company orchards. From HWY 84 Exit 64, take first left on Country Club Road, follow for almost two miles to Riorden Hill Road, stay right at the first 'Y' in road. Climb up to Hood River Cherry Company and veer right onto gravel road. Continue till road elbows to the right, parking area is small, so park wisely. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

TRAIL-ALERT:Fishing Line Tied Across Spaghetti Factory Trail

Source: Hood River County Forestry Department

"A female bicycle rider ran into a couple of strands of fishing line that had been tied across Spaghetti Factory trail on Thursday June 16, 2011. A deputy responded to investigate the incident. The fishing line was heavy line. When the rider hit the line it was low down and about neck high. She was lucky that she was not going too fast and that the line was not higher up on her neck. She suffered minor injuries."

Friday, July 1, 2011