Or JRA as its knows.
Hey, first and foremost. Congrats to Fixie Dave Nice for making it not just across the US Continental divide, but all the way to Banff….I guess that was actually his end point in his quest, because even I myself was wondering why he didnt’ just stop at the boarder like everybody else. Well, extra cool….I’d like to go to Banff…especially by way of the divide.
This is Dave pulling in to town at 10pm afer 2745 on his rigid single speed fixie.
In TDF news, the tour is on. And I only realized last night that my TiVo was not set. Oh well, our good friends at NBC sports play the tour all day and night…..as they should, so it was possible to see Thio Pinot win like a champ. 22 year old man….holds a break….all the way….nobody else in the picture. Baller.
Alright, well, good news is that I’ve been riding.
This picture was taken on July 4th, and man, even the weeds in the mountains are burning up. I can honestly say I’ve never seen it so dry here before.
The good news also is the alpine fire is 95% contained. Good lord.
Mrs Dr. E and I scurried away from down in the afternoon hours of the 4th to check on the Santa Clara Shop. As you can guess, it was hot….102 or so.
There was some business to do.
And we officially got our business license.
And I know this may seem cheezy to 99.999% of you. But we got our 1st QBP shipment at Dharma Wheels South. Yee Haw!
We all have goals in this world…and mine is to run an honorable set of businesses. And its harder than it looks – both on the dental side and the bike side. If you want the honest shake, we’ve dumped over $300,000 into our businesses over the past 8 years and it feels exactly like your sowing a field. Lots of effort, lots of investment, the hope of return. And we have had return. Maybe its my midwest roots, but I’m enjoying the slow and steady returns of that effort….And you wonder why I buy gold.
Let me be honest, we actually did spend most of the weekend indoors re-arranging the shop.
And playing with out cats. We’ve decided to name Apricot Alpha and the Black one Bravo since Margo is named Mika. Don’t think about it too much.
I would now like to post a picture that I will title…..”Exactly 100% how trouble starts”.
Last but not least I’d like to bring you all up to speed on that warranty situation with Easton.
My outside rep Ali called me on the 4th – impressive. He’s going to have the inside guy at Easton send him parts it seems. It seems my badmouthing of the bicycle business caused a little shitstorm out there. I actually don’t care. When your on the front lines of bicycle sales in a competitive market, you take every advantage and opportunity to outshine and perform the competition. Its just like bicycle racing.
Just Riding Along.
Or JRA as its knows.