A few days ago I wrote about what Wes and I are riding. Today I'd like to talk about Nate's bike, the beautiful brown Kona Jake the Snake. Jake has endured Nate's punishing riding style for years, but never complained. And this trip will be no different. Nate has invested in an updated drive train (yes, even the stupendously strong Mr. Defrees decided he needed a few more "granny gears") and many other enhancements, and from the looks of it, his Kona will be ready to haul him for many thousands more miles.