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.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wet Morning Ride

So Jim and I were the only two who showed for the ride this morning. The roads were a little wet but we both had fenders so we didn't get wet at all. The temp. was just about perfect too and no wind. We rode for about 1.5 hrs. and at one point almost went over to Caribou but decided just to stay in town. Glad Jim made it out. Oh yeah I almost forgot. He also killed a squirrel. The poor thing never had a chance.

I have been riding my fixed gear lately. I didn't spend to much time on it in 2007. Such a blast to ride I think that I will ride it more in '08. Plus I have a fixed mountain bike now so I might as well be all fixed all the time.

Tomorrow we may take Dexter to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. It will be his first movie at the theater. The movie itself is supposed to be pretty good. I hope so. I think that he will have a good time either way and probably be overwhelmed.

Hope everyone has a good weekend heading into the New Year.

Keeping the rubber side down,

Heres some shots from last weekend at Rosaryville.




Friday, December 28, 2007

Ride: Saturday 12/29/07

Meet us at the shop Saturday morning for a road ride! We will be leaving at 7:30am. 1hr. to 1-1/2hr. ride. Alot of us will be riding fixed. Come join us to work off that Christmas ham and those Christmas cookies!


Friday, December 14, 2007

RIDE! Saturday!

Come out tomorrow for the Saturday shop ride.

Most of us monkeys will be on Fixed Gears! So make sure you don't miss out on some sweet bikes!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Snow Ride

Yee Haw I love riding in the snow. It was so bright we didn't even need lights. Ended up with 8 of us. Here are some pictures.

Didn't keep the rubber side down tonight,

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Frozen Trails and Gears

Started off the weekend with an early 6:30am ride at Patapsco State Park with Jim, Trevor, John C., Tom, and Bob. It was nice and cold and the ground was frozen solid. The kind of ride where those with gears on their bikes have them freeze after creek crossings... another nice thing about riding SS (my new 1x4 setup did get a little stiff). We did a nice loop about 10-12 miles long. It was Jim's first trip to Patapsco and he was on his new 29'er SS. A Redline Monocog Flight. Stopped for some coffee on the way home and had enough time to make Sarah some breakfast and play with the kids before heading off to work. Perfect morning.

The shop seems to be picking up for the holidays and we had a good day. We were able to decorate the shop which brings the festive feeling out in everyone. After work, Sarah and I took the kids to CPK for dinner and let them play in the always crazy mall playground.

Sunday we went to breakfast with Santa and got the kids pictures taken. After we got home I think I read about 10 books to Dexter and then feel dead asleep on the couch. I never take naps and I slept all afternoon. I think I got a 4 hour nap in. I must have been tired.

All in all a great weekend.

Keeping the rubber side down,