Cheers to the great Matthew Moore!

Until last month, Matt worked here at CETMA headquarters, building racks while I made bikes and bored him to tears with the same stories over and over again. Matt recently moved to soggy Portland, Oregon--probably to get as far from those boring stories as possible.

Over the course of a year, Matt really knocked it out of the park. He became an excellent welder and seemed happy to work hard for all the right reasons. We recently calculated that he built over 400 5-rails and 100 HALFracks during his time here.

Matt was a huge improvement to CETMA. He streamlined production and was responsible for improving the HALFrack with smart redesigns. He also became a good friend to have--we shared humor and certain cultural viewpoints, although Matt still maintains the unforgivable opinion that Disneyland sucks. Yeah, I know.

More importantly, Matt's a genuinely pleasant person to be around. He's conscientious and bright and affable. Despite this very small workshop, Matt was always easy to share the space with. I'm really sorry he's gone. Cheers to Matthew Moore, a champion co-pilot and swell fella!