This piece I originally started in 2010 with the day of the dead type skull created from a bicycle fork and front brakes. I roughly sketched that in and finished the roses with colored pencil. It ended up collecting dust until 2012 when I penciled in the candle with the Virgin Marry created form a bicycle. Unsure about what to do with the background and thinking about abandoning this piece for good I ended up not picking it back up until 2013. Inspired by a Thom Devita interview I reworked everything in pencil and finished it off. It's now hanging above my drafting table as somewhat of a shrine to my more competitive years rinding along with my struggles to progress my skills as an artist.