I owe some of you some pictures. I've been um, a bit too busy to play with a post of late. I'm sure y'all understand. Anyways.
Lots of midnight nights preceded by 14 hours in the shop has led to this day. To tomorrow. To doing something I've been wanting to do for years. Time and opportunity have finally presented themselves. I'm gonna take this, and I'm gonna run with it, and dammit, I'm going to enjoy it. While I've been building the shop, I've maintained an open door policy, welcoming any snoopers inside, and showing them around. Telling them what I've got going, and what riding opportunities we have here. People are at one both excited to have me open, and surprised to hear of the variety of riding opportunities that I/we have here in the Prairie du Chien area. I can't wait to start building the community.
Along the way, many people have helped out. My parents, and specifically my dad, have put a TON into this, helping me bring it to fruition.
Ryan and Seth for helping build bikes and drink beer.
Count the bottles.
Jamie and Sherri at Citizen's Bank for believing in the concept. The Art Circle for the creative support. The Courier Press for article in the paper. All the friends (and strangers too) for reading this here blog and leaving comments and ideas. And most of all, my family. My wife and kids for their enthusiastic and energizing support. Enough can't be said about Lisa. Thanks.
All right, this is too 'oscars' like.
Enough of that. Onto the pics.
First off, for Capt. Bob; the mess.
Its not all hard work at the shop. There's always time for a game of foot-hockey.
Start 'em early. She'll be building wheels before you know it!
Did someone say beer?
And now, the cleanest this place is likely to be for a long time. The Prairie Peddler as she'll open tomorrow morning, at 9 am.
I'm very happy to say that I've made all the fixtures in the store - except for the bike racks that is. It was fun to do that.
So that's it. It's time to slow down on the creatin', and ramp up on the sellin' See ya in there, eh?