Archive for October, 2014

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Well good morning out there!

So much radness out there. Lets begin with a lesson in how to decorate your bicycle for Halloween.

Winning, its what you do when you have a lot of time on your hands….or a lot of money to pay people with a lot of time on their hands.
SSCXWC’s happened. Next year, Vancouver BC bitches!

You know cross, where tall socks equal coolness.

They used to say the same thing about cigarettes.

But what do THEY know?

Round here we’ve been a’wheelbuildin’.

I’d like to remind everybody that the HFF is this weekend.

Be there or be the square.

Monday, October 20th, 2014

As the week gets off to another start, here are the happenings as I see them in the world.
To lead off with, its hunting season out there people, get ready.

Last weekend, Chris King – the man – the myth – the legend…put on the Gourmet Century in Sonoma, CA.
The day consists of about a 60 mile ride, it is of moderate pace, and there are many stops for gourmet food and wine pairings.
A wonderful series of events that you can learn all about HERE.
I mean come on, Bruce Gordon was there.

In bike swap news, other than Hurl having a garage sale, the Denver VeloSwap happened.

One of these years, I’d like to go – but being a retail shop, my customers don’t usually go for the 2nd hand stuff.
Speaking of, the shop has been humming right along. Many people have called and asked about the availability of Snow Bikes (AKA fat bikes).
I”ll say what I say every year…..there are a few in stock, tons will not be produced….and if you want one – lay your money down – or forever hold your peas.

Boutique bicyclery courtesy of Curtis.
Or you could just wait until next season…..because we’re all only getting younger.

And with that, its time to hit the trail.

Fall Events

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Years ago, fall meant only one thing…..cyclocross. And man, it was for me. A Roleur and sprinter by nature, there were no hills where the thin(er), wispy(ier) dudes could pull away. I like transitions…..and I don’t really like to run. As I always say, if you see me running, you better run too – because its prolly because I’m being chased by a bear.

Its nice to see Cross in full swing here in Utah.

One event that I forgot to mention in my last post is the Red Bull Rampage in SW Utah.

Cross is fun, but its also a blast to ride your bikes in 80 degree weather when its sleeting up in the mountains.
From Outerbike this year, I wanted to include a beautiful picture by Fixie.

And speaking of beautiful things, Yendra built up a bike-auto for some good people in Fort Collins.

And as the fall season winds on, let me share with you a few events that are worthy of attending.
On the left coast, Steve is putting on this…

And for some circles, the question of “will the Homie(y) be before of after Halloween” is now answered.

Look in your couch for some travel money, sell a finger, whatever it takes….
And Rock and Roll.

Lots to fill the pages

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

I can hardly believe that the last post was from August….well, at least it was a nice one.
Anyway, lots has happened and no better place to showcase the events than on the interwebs – “its like a megaphone for stupidity” is what I always say.

Looking back at my wordpress admin page, I see that in early August, a wonderful time was had a Kingston Trio Camp. Good times everybody – thanks for the music!
The next week I attended a family reunion in DisneyWorld.
It was fun. For a human of any age, it really is the magic kingdom.

Many thinks to my parents for a great weekend.

August is basically the end of the Summer season in Park City, and things were busy at the shop.
Service for very boutique gravity DH bikes…

Fork service…

Of course, sexy custom builds…

Mrs. Dr. Evil and I even got to sneak out for a night with the “silver twinkie”

And of course there were teeth to fix.

Now to see it, now you don’t.

In September, Interbike happened….the trade show. Our shop supports Interbike and let me say that Pat really puts on a great event and this year, there was more excitement then ever. Much of the excitement came in the form of a hurricane that washed out I-15 and delayed/almost canceled my participation in said event.

There was incredible flooding in St. George, Ivins and Santa Clara, but thank goodness, this was about it for our shop.

I know its ironic, but I have to say that I’m proud of the two years of landscaping that we’ve been doing – it really paid off during that storm, and then the subsequent storm that hit 3 weeks later.
Anyway, the main missions of Interbike are to learn technical skill and maintain/build our relationships with our vendors. It is also VERY fun to see old friends, some who have been in the bicycle business almost 25 years….just like me.
Troy

Hurl

Trevor

Of course, the riding in Santa Clara was perfect.

And then shortly after Interbike, was a favorite event of mine, Outerbike.
You can read about it by clicking on the link above.
For our out of state customers, it was a pleasure meeting up with you. Big thanks to Willie Warren from Kona for providing a space for the Bon Scott Memorial Whisky Bar…and of course, High West Distillery – for the hooch.
If you are an in Utah person, let me recommend this event. Sunny, 80′s, lots of bikes to ride, and shuttles to the most popular trails. Really, the best event in Utah BY FAR. Thanks Western Spirit!
We brought the Airstream again and had a lovely time – only wish we could stay longer.

And now its back to Park City, where the fall season has been warm and sunny. I’ll take it, it will snow this month and the seasons will turn.