Seven Observations From The First Week Of The Tour de France

1) Craig Hummer needs a nickname. I suggest The Leprechaun. Why? Because until this swim coach/bull riding commentator showed up at the Tour de France, I thought there was no announcer on earth worse than Al Trautwig. But nope, Versus achieved the impossible and found that mythical creature without all the hassle of going to the Land of Make Believe. Well, played Versus. Well played. A rodeo was a … [Read more...]

WHEN THE BARTER SYSTEM DOESN’T WORK THERE’S ALWAYS SUSAN B. ANTHONY

For the longest time, I've thought the spectrum of bike riding folks who shop at our store had no end or beginning. Lately though, I'm convinced that I beat Stephen Hawking in finding both ends of the universe. Granted, it's just both ends of a puny little universe confined by four concrete walls but it's still a universe. The funny thing though is that both ends look alike. We'll start … [Read more...]

Nadia: The 60 Year-Old Daughter I Never Knew I Had

Before Nadia could ride off into the sunset, she first had to walk into the shop. It was a morning like any other. AC/DC was on the radio and we were up to our usual hijinks. Our project was ironing out the logistics for the Red Bull Challenge, an utterly stupid test of stamina to see how many cans of Red Bull a person could drink before spazing into cardiac arrest. Did they need to be … [Read more...]

Nadia- the 60 Year-Old Daughter I Never Knew I Had.

Nadia- the 60 Year-Old Daughter I Never Knew I Had. Before Nadia could ride off into the sunset, she first had to walk into the shop. It was a morning like any other. AC/DC was on the radio.  We were up to our usual hijinks.  Our project was ironing out the logistics for the Red Bull Challenge, an utterly stupid test of stamina to see how many cans of Red Bull a person could drink before … [Read more...]

Spanning the Universe with Steve and Roger

Spanning the Universe with Steve and Roger. For the longest time, I've thought the spectrum of bike riding folks who shop at our store had no end or beginning.  Lately though, I'm convinced that beat Stephen Hawking in finding I both ends of the universe. Granted, it's just both ends of a puny little universe confined by four concrete walls but it's still a universe. The funny thing though … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution To Nowhere

New Year's Resolution to go Nowhere. Hello there. My name's Bobby. I work at a bike shop. Actually, I've worked in a few bike shops over the years. I didn't really set out to. It was just something that sorta happened on its own during college. I was enough of a fixture at my neighborhood shop-- a human drool fountain posted up near the purple anodized stuff-- that one day when the manager … [Read more...]