Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wausau24 this weekend!

And that means one thing for sure; the shop will be closed on Saturday. That's the unfortunatel thing.

The GOOD thing is that the whole family will be up at the 9 Mile County Forest participating in the Wausau 24 mountain bike race. I'll be racing...er make that "racing" with Team Pugsley. And Lisa will be riding with a team as well too! Yep. Lisa. Race. Same sentence. She'll be rockin' the Singular Hummingbird she's grown to love. Of course I'll have the camera along, trying to get some cool shots. Got the cards cleaned off already. I think we're going to have something like 5 teams in the compound, with numerous children around, keeping the gnomes at bay.

in Singular news, I put an order in today for 30 mediums! I'll find out soon what a rough time line is for getting them in. My rough guess is going to be September at the earliest. I'm down to four Gryphons as well. Email me for size availability.

Listening to: Arcade Fire. And a fan, valiantly trying to keep me cool.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Repair, repair, repair!

And here I am, popping up for air, and releasing a bit of news! We've been having a knock out summer here fixing and selling bikes. Good thing. I like being busy.

To keep me in that way, a nice, pleasant bit of news for you Singular fans! I got resupplied with a few more Gryphons. I now have five of them in stock, ready to ship out. I have one XL, one L and three M's. Same cost and prepwork as always, $590 plus shipping. Give us a call, and we'll get you set up!

In more bike news, the Haro's are starting to show up! They really have put out great looking bikes! The 2011's are to be released on Sept 1, and I'll be there to check them out. Can't wait! With Haro, I'll be able to get adult and BMX bikes, as well as Masi road bikes.

Speaking of road bikes...Got news today that I'm also Focus Bikes newest dealer. Another nice feather in the cap here. Check out Focus' website to find out more about these bikes. The thing I like most about them? No, not that they're all fancy and carbon, but that they happily take nice BIG 28c rubber! The local friendly rep had his bike here, and I popped my Continental Gatorskin 28's in with full on success. I may have a carbon bike in my future...

So if you're after road bike that DOESN'T start with a T, an S, or a G, I am more than happy to provide you with really nice options from Focus, Masi and or course Jamis!

In riding news, I'm happy to say that the local riding season has been flourishing! The Tuesday roads rides are always a good time, the women on Wednesday consistently pull in more riders than the men do, and the classic Saturday am ride simply can't get better. What's really turning my crank this season though, is the Monday mountain bike ride. They're turning into Kids Mountain Mondays! Its fantastic to be seeing kids out in the woods, enjoying the trails. This will certainly become a staple of the riding season for me. They're having fun, and so am I. For them, its not about going fast. Its just about being there, in the moment. Sometimes as adults, we certainly tend forget that.

A well. Off to work some more! Stop on in...I'll be happy to see you.

Listening to: Cicada's singing in the summer heat.