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Sunday, April 27, 2008

It's the busy season. What can I say? There is no time to post and no time to ride. People are buying bicycles and getting repairs done. Thank you customers.

I did get in a ride today. The weather was beautiful. I met up with Cody and Erin on the way down the River Trail. I took them through "the tube", did some hike-a-bike, and made them follow me along the canal leading to the golf course. Cody went to the house with me where we feasted on Patty's enchiladas and gogi berry tea. Delicious.

On my bike, a slug
Overworked, old, and slow
New pri0rities?

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Answer (Well, One Answer At Least)

Yesterday oil was up to $115 per barrel. Before we went to Iraq it was twenty-something dollars per barrel, but that is not the point of this post. My point is this:

This is the Redline R540, a fender compatible, lightweight, fast, flat-bar road bike. I just ordered a size run of these. I got a good deal on them and will pass the savings on to you. Ride one to work and for your errands for the next two months and it will pay for itself. You'll have nothing to loose but blood pressure and 10 pounds.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bike Shop Owners Ride A Lot And Work On Their Bikes A Lot

Sunday and Monday were the most beautiful days of 2008. Yesterday was actually hot. I never did get a ride in either day. There are no new baiku (I know several of you are reading this just for the poetry). There is still so much to do; It may take another six months just to move in to our new house. Sunday was spent working on the "to do" list. Yesterday, I paid my Utah Sales Tax for the first quarter and sent the US Treasury my quarterly estimated tax for 2008. Like my sister, Bonnie, I now work on my day off. I also worked on ordering more R.E. Load messenger bags, more bicycles. and various parts. The Redline 925's are finally available.
Lee R. and Lee M. have been waiting for a long time. Thanks for your patience, guys. There will also be two Redline d660's in the shop this week. Both may already be sold, but come on buy and look (drool) at them.

The bars on my beater bike have been creaking. Yesterday a stem bolt gave up the ghost. Who knows when I will get the chance to work on my own bike?

The price of oil is now $112 per barrel. Gas is well over $3 per gallon, soon to reach $4 per gallon. These prices are stirring a wave of change that is clearly visible. The two-wheeled revolution is beginning to churn. There are more lycra-clad, carbon-frame mounted riders on the streets of Logan. There are more hipsters on fixed gear bikes (and any old 10 speed that will roll, it's like 1972 all over again). There are more university types commuting on their early 90's rigid steel MTB's (when biopace was king). I had to stand yesterday on the bus, all the seats were taken. The stroller pushing Mommy Brigade has seen their ranks swell. The time is right. Stay tuned.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


The week has zipped by. The shop has been very busy. Yesterday was a thirteen hour day. Four bikes went out the door, and three or more others are scheduled to go out. Two were Recycled Bicycles, and that is a good thing. I have a lot of great news about used bicycles, but it will have to wait. Let's just say that I am going to be involved in the future Cache Bicycle Cooperative. Today, I am heading out for a ride, my first in more than two weeks. When I get back, I may even post a baiku.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Logan Alley Cat

There was supposed to be an unofficially disorganized Alley Cat last night. No one showed up. It just goes to show that if it's not on the internet, it does not exist. That said, I hear there will be another on Saturday May 3 at 10:30 pm at the Logan Post Office. That's what I hear.

There were prizes/treasure set up at each location last night. Patty and I pedaled around this morning and collected the booty. I gave a lot of it away during brunch at the Ibis.

"Where's Blaa Blaa Blaa," She Said

Well, my sister Bonnie, and everyone else, here you go. It's funny, there are actually a lot of people reading my blog. Some days I get more than 25 visits. When I fail to post, people let me know. It's just that life of late has been quite complicated and busy. I have the flu. We bought a house last Monday and are still moving in today. There are boxes all over the floors, and we are quickly "knocking off the new" in several places. Why didn't they leave me some touch up paint? Now that we have a house here, Logan is taking on a more special meaning. We are in town, close to everything. Recycled & New Bicycles is only two blocks away.

Normal shop hours should resume next week, as long as I don't get pneumonia. I am getting busy. I'm ordering more Redline Bicycles on Thursday. Call me if you want to add one to the list.

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