Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday Morning road ride route

This is the route that we did this week, as always, it was a bunch of fun.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

offroad fix gear action

A while back i bought a Tomi Cog to put on my SyCip for riding the greenway with Savannah and Pony and so I could take it on the trails to see what riding off road fixed would be like.

I figured I would try pictures with thumbnails, click them for a bigger version, let me know if you like this better or not

At the trail head

Getting ready to turn right on Norwood Creek

Detail shot of the Tomi Cog bolted to where the the rear disc usually would be

If you see Big Bike Mike, make sure to thank him for this culvert

Front Brake only

LANO is a beautiful place

and just for Jim, I finally got a picture of this Dubwatch we see every time we go to LANO, it is right beside the Used Tire Jesus in case you would like to se it for yourself. I am partial to it since I owned a Cannondale the same color many moons ago
and yes that is Trogdor in the lower of my front window

I had a really good ride and was very surprised how smooth the riding was even fixed. I expected to ground my pedal a whole lot but never did. If you would like to give it a shot, let me know and I will let you take the bike out for a ride.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lake Norman Bike Route Meetings



May 11, 2009


_May 11, 12, & 19_

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Three regional bicycle planning public drop-ins are scheduled for May
11, 12 and 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the following locations:

Monday, May 11^th at the Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church
Road, Denver, NC

Tuesday, May 12^th at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 North Main
Street, Mooresville, NC

Monday, May 19^th at the Davidson Town Hall, 216 South Main Street,
Davidson, NC

The Lake Norman region is exploring ways to create a safe and lasting
bicycle network to encircle Lake Norman, and invites all interested
citizens and residents to attend one of these events. Come contribute
your thoughts and ideas in a highly interactive work session and learn
more about the issues involved in planning for bicycle needs. Your
input will go far in determining strategies for projects in months and
years ahead

The meeting will be facilitated by Centralina Council of Governments, a
regional planning organization committed to vital, prosperous and
sustainable environment. Centralina is working with staff from each of
the counties and municipalities of the Lake Norman area, along with a
steering committee made up of a variety of stakeholders.

* *

For more information please contact Bjorn Hansen, Centralina Council of
Governments at 704-688-6501 or e-mail at bhansen@centralina.org

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Last Saturdays morning road ride

This is the route that we did for the Saturday morning ride, I will try to post up every route that we do each week in case anyone is looking for a new route or if you just cannot make the ride and want to ride what we did to feel like you were with us!!!

guess I need to practice more

holy cow!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

bike display finished and some info about bike jerseys

We finally finished the three bike display yesterday and now just need to make two more to match(ish).

Finished product

on another note, a question that I seem to get a bunch at the shop is "what are the pockets on jerseys for?" well, if you must know


Monday, April 13, 2009

New FFB t-shirts in stock

We had our logo updated last year and finally got around to having some shirts made up for them. We had our buddies Tim and Windy at www.tnzsilkscreen.com make them for us and they look great. We have done a small batch of safety green and pink along with quite a few grey(or is it gray?) anyways, here are a couple quick pics of them, swing by and pick one up to look oh so good.

New logo on pink

all three colors in the box

and YES, Sean drinks his beer with a straw

Thursday, April 9, 2009

shop displays and a ride at LANO

Work on the three tier bike racks is coming along

and I tore down the wall between helping customers today, here it is with the temporary setup after the wall was gone


Sean got his picture taken with the fallen wall


and now for some "one handed hold the camera in your hand while riding to take some video action"

make sure to make the NASCAR sounds as the riders come by you, in order(Jim, Sean, Jeff and Seth)

I like this one where I crashed into a tree not paying attention.

yes I know they are some sad videos but come on, gotta put up something different!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

new racks and old ones going down

Today saw three new bikes going up in the front display windows and the beginning of the new racks on the right side of the shop.


I started taking apart the rest of the center rack at the end of the day and should have it all apart by tomorrow, come by and see us and the new look and also come ride at LANO with us tomorrow night @ 6:15

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Even more new shop displays and a birthday

even with the weather going up and down the shop is staying busy and we are still changing out the store. Since Sean finished up the bathroom and has it all respectable-like we have moved along to new displays on the right side of the shop as you walk in the front. To do that we have to get rid of some stuff first, and the first to go was the helmet display which is now taken over the old changing room with show helmets on the outer door and storage in the room. It worked very well and I think it will work out smoother than our previous show/storage of the helmets.
You can see the helmets on the front of the door for display and inside for storage

The other is that we are replacing the center bike rack that has been in the shop since the location opened in 1995 and BOY, what a difference just taking off the top row of bikes has made. The shop looks even larger and will be easier to get around once the bottom is gone. We will have some really neat

Here we are with one row off the top and ready to take off the trays

same side but now both top rows have trays left, you can really see across the shop better now

Today is also Sean's birthday so we got him a little gift that he graciously shared before the Tuesday night mountain bike ride.

Lets all hope that the weather stays good for the Thursday night ride at LANO and the Saturday morning road ride(LEAVING the shop @ 8am)

Friday, April 3, 2009

enjoying the beautiful day

Since I was off today I decided that i should go for an excursion around the casa on the road bike with its 29 x 1.8's. Boy was it windy out there but since I really was just out to enjoy being on a bike and see the wonderful green pastures. I will jsut let the pictures do the talking.

Everything is sooo green out

My tracks in the gravel

The clouds were amazing

One lane bridges are cool

and watch out for tractors...the cow crossing sign picture didnt come out well

I love this shot

It was a hilly route, especially for just 13 miles

cool rock fence around a grave yard

paint on the road from our CCC rides

my ride

more gravel roads

I stopped at an old barn to take a few pics of my X0-1

the hill back to the house

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Trek Card Promotion for April

Well, its April so we have another Trek Card promotion for everyone. If you use your Trek Card during the month you will receive 10% off all spring and summer jerseys and shorts. You dont have a Trek card? Come into the shop and we can get you set up with one and the 10% on the same day. As always let us know if you have any questions about this promotion or any other questions. Thanks, wESd