Dan Hughes’ Mothra Crux for Gravel Worlds Aug 21, 2015

Copy of Full Frame 2 (1 of 1)
Photos by Chris Riekert

The thing I admire about bicycle painters and designers in general is the ability to look at life’s struggles, or challenges as inspiration. In competition, it’s easy to get lost in the ferocity of rivalry. You can let it psyche you out, or take it as it comes. Here’s a back-story to this frame:

“Whats the point of racing without rivalry? In 2014, Dan Hughes of @sunfloweroutdoorandbikeshop and Yuri Hauswald (@yhauswald) were introduced as the “Mothra and Godzilla of cycling”. This weekend Dan and Yuri are going head-to-head at the Unofficial Gravel World Championship in Nebraska and to commemorate Dan’s winged persona, @swiznooski, dreamed up this metal-flake clad motif. Good Luck to the guys this weekend! And Yuri, you’re going down!”

See more photos of this insane project below…

Copy of Mothra Eye 2 (1 of 1)

Copy of HT (1 of 1)

Copy of Gravel Worlds Champion (1 of 1)

Copy of Dirty Kanza Wins (1 of 1)

  • Matt O’Donnell

    Oh man that’s so ugly in such a great way.

  • mywynne

    I can only dream of being fast enough to rock something this wild.

  • bicyclecrumbs

    Dan’s instagram is @dhughes101 if you were curious.

  • Dylan Buffington

    My eyes are bleeding with happiness.

  • Barry Gibb Jr is the man!

  • Josh Chacon

    I can’t help but be a negative nancy, but this paint job is god awful in my opinon :(

  • 亮瞎我的钛合金狗眼。

  • Andy Moore