The bike shop has been painfully busy this summer, so the posts here on the old blog have been few and far between, but here’s some quality bike nerd musings for you from Vernon Felton over at Bike Magazine about the precarious fate of this country’s local bike shops: http://www.bikemag.com/web-monkey-speaks/web-monkey-speaks-support-local-rats/
In the bike business, travel for work and pleasure are often one in the same. The proportion of pleasure to work has never been more in favor of pleasure than it was this past week when we visited Kona’s HQ in Bellingham, WA.
The weather was gorgeous, the trails were amazing, and the days felt endless (though time’s elasticity may have been altered by Washington’s permissive attitude towards consciousness alteration).
The mountains, the ocean, the people, the bikes; I can hardly wait til next year!
Tomorrow is Cruiser Tuesday.
Meeting here at the shop at 7:30 for social lubrication.
Ride starts at precisely 8:17-ish.
Very mellow pace on a mix of natural and paved surfaces; slightly fatter tires recommended.