Fun Things To Do
In the Shop
Yeah. We have those fancy Vector pedals in stock and on display. You power nerds are most welcome to come check ’em out. They’re drool-proof.
We’re located in downtown Kalamazoo and we love mountain biking. We know it’s tough for customers to ride a sweet 29er or 650b around the parking lot and say, “Holy heck! I’m going to slay my foes on race weekend!” To that end, we’re making a big effort to have more mountain bikes available for demo purposes. Jamis, Kona and Scott all support us in this effort. Some demo bikes are here and more will arrive soon. Curious? Give us a holler and we’ll spill the beans.
2014 Bikes have started to arrive, particularly the new Kona cross bikes. Yum.
As alluded to above, the days are getting shorter. There. It’s out in the open now. Days are getting shorter and it might be worth thinking about a light source for your ride. We have a nice supply of rechargeable headlights — from something just right for riding in town to something that’ll embarrass a car headlight. Blinky lights for the back of your bike? Yeah, we have those, too. Armed with a good headlight on these warm, sultry mornings I’ve had a great time looking at fog in the fields, the beautiful full moon and wonderful sunrises.
On the shorter of our shop rides we’ve begun riding back into town on Ravine. It’s a nice gradual downhill to Douglas and is really fun to ride briskly. On a couple of occasions recently I’ve had folks in cars enthusiastically share unsolicited advice and legal counsel. One of the things I like about the folks I ride with is that they don’t get all up in arms over this kinda stuff. There are no fingers or unpleasant gestures; they (we) continue to ride legally and safely. One of my buddies even said something to the effect of, “More and more people are cycling on these roads all the time. Pretty soon people in cars are going to get used to us.” I do like this longer view.