We just had this picture posted to our company facebook of the wheel I built for Daniel Burton's South Pole expedition. Not only did the wheel I built for him make it there fine but he also liked the little note of encouragement I threw on at the last minute so much that he kept it on the entire way.
This is what he said about it in one of the comments:
"I thought it was pretty cool so I left it on the wheel. It is really quiet biking in Antarctica. One of the few sounds was that tag hitting the derailleur as the wheel went around."
It always feels good knowing you helped on an expedition of this magnitude, even if just a little.
Obsession, or passion? Who am I to judge? Either way I simply love building wheels for those who appreciate quality!