3 December 2006 - 23:24Busy Busy Busy
It’s been forever since I put a post up.
What on earth have I been up to? Well, this week I have been helping out at an old place of employment who needs it. It’s actually pretty nice to see all the old familiar faces again. It’s what some might call “moonlighting“, but what it really is, is insurance. By burning the candle at both ends, the shop will be ready for greatness this spring.
The web site has been taking a lot of my time as well. We have had some issues with certain parts of it, which basically created a lot more work than it ultimately needed to. It was really frustrating.
It looks as if we are on the other side of it now. Whew! It’s just the little annoying problems to contend with now…
We are now sponsoring the 29er forum on Dirt Rag’s website. Dirt Rag is regarded my many, myself included, as the “last” good bike magazine. They have always had an avant garde style that is truly unique, in a way that could only be described as analog. There is always something pure about analog. To me it seems real. I’m really stoked to be working with them.
We’ve also had a banner week at the shop. I’d like to thank any and everyone who reads this blog who is a customer. Without you guys, my dream has no wings.
And most importantly, a personal goal has been reached. I have now ridden in every month in 2006. While it may not be a big deal to some, 78 rides and counting is good for someone with my schedule. Starting a business takes time. Having a family takes time, and sometimes it’s nice to let your partner have fun, while staying home and watching a 3 year old destroy your livingroom. Sometimes you get to work while your friends get some epic riding in. Sometimes it rains for 2 months straight.
And today, we got the sore all gussied up for the holidays. It took me about an hour to wrap the early 80′s vintage Motobecane that adorns the front of my store with the tackiest Christmas lights I could find. I think it could use a few more strands…
More than anything else, it will be funny to see how long before someone asks me to take it down.