2 February 2008 - 0:52Business News
There are going to be some exciting things happening in the next 2 months.
First of all, we’ve been sneaking a new look on our website, little by little.
One of the problems about “doing it yourself” sometimes, is that you run out of time to effectively “do it”. This was a problem with the webstore. Since the site was set up, component models changed, parts were redesignated, prices have changed etc. It was a lot to juggle. We now have a little help on the back end of things, and we’ll be streamlining the catalog as we go.
We’re going to be staying pretty 29er-centric on B29, but we’ll still be offering the parts and gizmos we use and love. Think of it as January Thaw Cleaning. Same great stuff we always sell, but without the fluff.
Five Hills Bikes is going to become a bigger part of the picture. Besides being the mothership for B29, it is a shop that services the cycling needs of local community and beyond. We’re making some pretty significant changes in it’s operation too. Still can’t divulge the whole picture yet, but let’s just say this, it will be a very big deal.
We are planning a spring kick off ride in April that I will announce this comming week.
I write this in the middle of a nasty bought of weather, that has pretty much brought the entire northeast to a standstill with freezing rain and high winds. It seems as if the precipitation has remained mostly frozen up here, which will make for some good turns in the morning!
Owning your own business is full of ups and downs, especially a seasonal business such as mine. It’s important to take the good with the bad. While I’m enjoying winter to the fullest, with lots of days on snow already (and many more to come) I look forward to warmer weather, wearing shorts, and cooking outside comfortably. I especially look forward to throwing a leg over the ole’ two wheeler again.