Meeting at the shop at 6:45 AM. Hope to see everyone there.
The official Family Bike Shop blog that I try to keep up to date with current events, bike shop ride info, and Team Family Bike Shop/DCMTB race results.
If its dry in the morning meet 7:15 shove off at 7:30 from the shop. If its raining I'm sleeping in. Have a good weekend.
I had to work on Sunday so I wasn't able to race in the morning. So instead of heading down to Trade Zone, Jim, Tom and I headed out for a round the Severn River ride. It was a pretty cold morning and very windy. Unfortunately, we read the wind wrong and had a tailwind for the first half the ride and were straight into the headwind coming home. It was so windy that when we rode over the Naval Academy Bridge it was difficult to ride in a straight line. We had to lean into the wind just to avoid getting blown into traffic. Good times.
I seemed to spend most of the ride on the front pulling those 2 around as Jim is out of shape after a long winter and Tom prefers to hang in the back. The best part of riding was all the noise that Jim was making. Between his asthma and the cold air I thought that he was going to die on us. I think that he may have even left some of his lungs along the side of the road.
We ended up with about 40 miles in just under 2.5 hrs.
After work on Sunday, Sarah and I packed up the kids and headed over to my parents' for some corned beef and cabbage. I have to tell you, it was the best I've ever had. My dad is a great cook and he outdid himself this year. The Irish soda bread he made was awesome, too.
So even though I had to work it turned out to be a great day. We are getting extremely busy at the shop and the season isn't even in full swing yet! Get those bikes in for there for tune-ups so when the weather really breaks you are ready to ride!
Oh, and if anyone wants a part time mechanic job, come on by the shop and talk to me.
Keeping the rubber side down,
Well it's been a great winter for snow riding this year. Last night we got what will probably be the final one of the year. Great ride in fresh powder with a frozen ground. John, Trevor, Timmy and I went to Patapsco. John had to bail out early due to a failed light. Trevor forgot to charge his light, so it went out about halfway through. We all tried to ride without lights at that point, attempting to use the moonlight off the snow. Went well until Trevor had a nice "yardsale" crash (his gloves even popped off!). We topped the night off with beer and wings.
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Keeping the rubber side down.