Lets begin with some satire. HERE.
You know my feelings on 3rd party payers for health insurance.
And speaking of Humor, check this out. HERE
And since I’m on a roll, let me show you this….made right here in Utah.
And let me say congrats – because its good to be able to laugh at yourself as well as others.
One last pic – here is the Marine Corps tribute to Iwo Jima on it anniversary and the ton of snow the base got. Pretty cool.
And with that lets get on to bicycle stuff.
Big thanks to GroPromotions for the final cross race of the series. It was fun and I showed up….to be the first and only looser.
Life is cruel – I know.
There was also regular mountain bicycle style riding.
Mean while, 1500 miles away and 50 degrees cooler was Frostbike, the event thrown by our largest distributor QBP – where they showcase many of their products as well as help their customers (bike shops) be better.
They had a fat bike pump track.
Surly had their new Ice Cream Truck on display.
And speaking of good times, big thanks to DD from SRAM who came by the PC shop to update me on SRAM suspension.
As many of you know, Dharma Wheels is the authorized service center for component manufactures like SRAM, Fox, Shimano and Chris King
Owning a shop is a lot like being a bicycle racer. You imagine what you want to do, and then you train according to your desire and drive and then on race day – let the dice fly. Want to improve your finish – train more. Sure, better tools can make you better – but the tools are only one part of the equation.
Shop (business) ownership is similar to bike racing in that every day is valuable and each experience either makes you better or worse.
What is nicer about being competitive in the business world is the fact that your age doesn’t help or hinder you. In 1997 I became a DT Certified wheel builder and I was one of the youngest in the class. I got destroyed in the bike race on Saturday – but I can bleed a SRAM or Fox isolated damper in 8 minutes, make a rider happy, and turn a profit at my shop. And guess what friends – I only want to get better.
So BIG thanks to SRAM and Double D for helping me stay sharp. Guys like me – they do grow on trees…..
Red Rock Rampage is next weekend…..and True Grit and Hurricane Fat Tire Festival in March! Do It!