Family Bike Shop

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.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Shop Ride

Shop Ride is tomorrow at 7:00 am leaving from the store, be there or be square.



Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday @ Patapsco

The kids allowed Sarah and I to sleep-in this morning (8:15am is sleeping-in when you have kids) so I awoke to my phone ringing. It was my buddy John saying that there was a ride going out at 9:15am. Wow! One hour to get dressed, loaded up, get to the shop to grab my bike and stop for some breakfast to be able to meet. Well, I pulled it off and it was worth the rushing around.

Met up with John, Melanie, Bob, Di and Tracy. We had an awesome mellow ride of about 15 miles. Even with all the recent rain the trails were in great shape and everyone had fun. There were tons of people out and we rode by many different groups of friends.

Over the weekend I switched my SS to a 1x4, so this was the first ride on that setup. It worked great and it was nice to have a couple of gears to play around with. I still need to dial the gearing in, but I think I will enjoy this change for a bit.

This Thursday is the annual Thanksgiving day ride. We're meeting at the park-n-ride at Patapsco at 8:15am and riding with about 80 people. A great social ride. Good way to get ready for turkey later in the day. It's one of my favorite rides of the year. I can't wait. Hope to see you there!

Keeping the rubber side down,

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Our New $Money$ Shop Area

We're very excited about the new shop area! We've been working for almost a month now destroying, remodeling, reorganizing and restocking the bicycle build and repair wing of the shop. We'll have 4 complete benches complete with Pedros tools for any repair, tune-up, overhaul, etc. that you can throw at us! Today we had Jim driving the Pedros van visit the shop... a big deal! Jim replaced some old tools, gave us a goody bag and spread peace and love "tool style" all over Family Bike Shop. Thanks, Jim! Pictured to the right- Jonathan, Lee and Tom chillin' in front of the Pedros Love Van.

Mention this blog and get $50 off your overhaul thru Dec. 31, 2007 (Sale: $150, Reg: $200).

See ya at the shop!