"Where much is required, much is given." I know it normally goes the other way around, but this way is more fitting.

Joey Ernst placed a tall order for a perfect backcountry companion. This bike was built to suit his needs, not only for his bikepacking exploits, but for a bike that is usable day in, day out as his first choice as he rides out the door in the cycling hotbed of Durango, Colorado. Did this Black Cat live up to his expectations? The judges at NAHBS thought so. This bike was awarded Best in Show at the 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

Whoa.

Say wha'?

I know, right?