Sunday, June 8, 2008

Updates and cool stuff.

Some of you may have been aware that I've been with out a home computer for a while. Its amazing how much time the shop work takes up. Doesn't let me get much posting here done from there. So its good to be back here. I've got a few tasty tidbits for update here.

One; the Family Fun ride Friday went off great! Three families attended with kids far and away out numbering the adults. The jungle gym was played on. Food was ate. Frisbee thrown, and bubbles blown. We really look forward to doing this again. Probably the second week in July.

I've had some cool bikes in the shop, getting work done. Fillet Brazed road bikes. Really nice old school MTB's, more old cruisers. Good stuff. Blingy wheels. Fancy road bikes sold.

A sweet Colorado made GT Edge with Mavic parts. Belongs to local rider, Eric.

And herloom Ross Mt. Whitney with full Shimano Deerhead(precursor to XT for the non-geeks in the house)

A neat old Sears & Roebuck 20" kids cruiser.

And 29" bling. Hope SS hubs laced to Salsa Delgado race with DT 14/15 spokes and black brass nipples. Loud. That's all I gotta say.

Casey bought a Surly Pacer road bike that I lovingly put together for her. I've also got a CrossCheck frame in stock now too. 50cm w/a 54tt. Want it? lemme know!

And all this business despite this:

I understand my friend Ben up in Faribault, MN is going through the same thing. All I can say Ben is, enjoy it while you can. It really is fun to watch these guys work. The business will come. And that goes for the rest of my business compatriots here in Prairie du Chien. Yes, its hard to have the streets ripped up, but they work quick. So long as you are prepared, it'll be ok!

Listening to: KDEC - a great local station out of Decorah, IA. I'm soooo lucky to have them to listen to! We've been innundated with water this week, and the DJ's there are doing a fantastic job of keeping us up to date. They RULE! One day soon, we'll all be able to listen online.


Tman said...

Crazy man! Glad to see you back in circulation!

Ben said...

Marty, good stuff with Family Friday! That's great to see people out like that. I really like the construction really. You're right, it is fun to watch, and there's really no use complaining about it. We have a parking lot behind the shop and a back door, so it's not all that big of a deal for us. Just seven more weeks to go from what they tell me! Good to see you busy and to see things working out. Here's to self employment, and I'll see you in a few weeks!