La raison d'être of El Solitario is the strive of its founders to live a meaningful life, not to build bikes. As soon as the bike building became sort of a formula we lost interest. Then we decided to focus on what was really capturing our energy. Dealing with this aspiration, one hot October night, last year, we witnessed the planned devastation of our ecosystem. While the intentional flames destroyed our forests, and put our lives at risk, we realized how flawed human interaction with life is.