Hidden in the concord grape arbors on the outskirts of town we spotted a member of the species Jakus Superificus, more commonly known by its genus: Carbon Jake. A beautiful animal, Carbon Jake is lithe and powerful, ready to mow down miles on the road, take on the grit of a gravel ride or serve up punishment on a cyclocross course.
What will this Carbon Jake do when it springs from the arbor on a beautiful late summer day? No one can say for sure. The only certainty is that we love Carbon Jake. It’s the animal we want to be.