We are riding from the shop today - should be around noon but check Facebook or give us a call to confirm. Supposed to be 50+ degrees out so shake those winter blues and get some January road miles in.
One thing I told Tom when we discussed me coming on board to run the blog and help out in the shop part-time was that when I see someone riding their bike it makes me smile and he agreed. It does not matter where I am, who it is, or what their situation is - it makes me smile. I try to ride outside 2-3x a week minimum during the winter and sure the conditions can be trying and deflating at times but I have never put my bike away and said well I am not ever going to do that again.
|This is near Point Reyes Station, California. I had stopped to chat with the owner of a Local Bike Shop and he pointed me in this direction. I was not disappointed to say the least!|
Just in case my friend Linda is reading this post I made a comment like my last sentence this past October when I was the bike relay leg for Beach2Battleship Full Ironman. Nothing like pounding away on a bike for 120+ miles and putting everything you have into it and then hoping off the bike and being asked how it went. I responded quite emphatically that I don't know if I will ever do that again! But you know what - I would do it again - as a matter of fact I would do it every day if I could find the time. Some days would be work, some days would be inexplicably awesome, and some days would be like every other day - just a day on the bike. But the key is that it would be a day on the bike!
|Sure you can have a lot of fun in the winter time as well but you had better be prepared for some hard work! I personally find the work is well worth the scenery and peace and quiet you get riding in these areas.|
|The Salsa Mukluk is good on creek beds as well. Your feet might get wet but the smile doesn't go away until long after you have showered!|
If you need more information on finding that special bike or would like to discuss our weekly group rides give us a call, send us an e-mail, or stop on by the shop. Remember if you have a particular bike or question you would like answered in the blog leave a comment or send us an e-mail. We have a lot of bikes in stock to cover but we also want this to be informative for you. Once the weather breaks for good I will be test riding and reviewing the bikes to give you more hands on reporting of a particular bike - can't wait to find someone to ride the Co-Motion Tandem with me!
STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER RACE SERIES!!!