Sunday, July 18, 2010
As far as reworking....everyone has heard the news on Fisher Bikes.
Here is a good read on how Fisher, going into the Trek line-up, will positively effect the brand.
This was a quote that I feel really reflects the Trek/Fisher Brands from that article.
"The key for us(Trek/Fisher) has always been to offer affordable performance products. Last year there were a couple of inexpensive 29ers in the market that really weren’t up to par. We didn’t feel that the parts that we would have to hang on the bikes were up to standard. So, we worked pretty hard with the suspension makers to come up with some really reliable product so that regardless of the price point, a rider’s 1st experience on a Fisher Collection bike will be a good one."
I think that's pretty cool that as a brand, Trek isn't just trying to sell as many bikes as possible but rather trying to get out the best riding bikes as possible.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Above: Cory Cornbread winner of DK200 2010.
Long story short, the sun eventually baked 3/4's of the field in 96 degree heat, including last years winner, Mike Marchand, and all of the HG crew. Let me tell you everyone who attempted this years race can hold their head high because it was crazy hot....they're all winners in my book. Lastly congrats also to everyone that did finish, including The Adventure Monkey, who finished at almost 2:00am in the morning. I jokingly told him I was a little disappointed I didn't see him at church at 9:00am Sunday morning. He told me he didn't need to go as he had never prayed so much in one day as he did on the DK.
Lastly congrats to High Gear rider Shad Schreiner who pulled off a win down in Angel Fire, NM in the Cat 1 race. Also Cameron Chambers who won the Single Speed class. Boy those guys from Kansas are killing it....I bet those Rocky Mt State guys are wishing the boyz from Kansas would move back home.
We'll got the run....I have a skateboard order to work up.
Monday, May 31, 2010
If you have questions call us at the shop....we got details.
Nothing like a brick through the window and a couple of skateboards stolen to start off the day. The good news was our alarm system did it's job and the juveniles were apprehended not a block from the shop. When we finally opened that day we immediately caught a group of 4 more juveniles shoplifting and had the cops back at our shop for a second time in less then 6 hours. It was crazy. I have never had a day like this in all my life in working retail.
Then this past week we had major computer problems with our new point of sale system. It kept locking up every few hours. Oh the joys of running a business.
To keep our spirits high Steph and I had a trip planned down to Arkansas for Memorial Weekend. Burglary, shoplifters, sore back, broken point of sale....nothing was going to keep us from getting away....and we did.
Cabin we stayed at.
Arkansas Mountains...personally like them better then Colorado.
When we planned this trip we were going to race on Sunday but with all my back problems I knew this wasn't going to happen. Had to get off the bike and stretch it every so often. At least the views were good when we stopped.
Steph climbing up the fire road to the Ouachita Trail entrance at Brushy Mountain.
Trust me...not every road was shown on the county maps....it wasn't my navigation skills.
Also....driveways are not listed on the maps. But every driveway had a road sign making you think it was an actual road. So we rode 2 1/2 miles up a supposed road to discover it was a driveway. One of the neighbors stopped us and asked if we were lost, which I don't know why he asked because he already knew we were. He explained we were on a drive way which lead to "Dutton's" house. He then went on to tell us we could go on behind Dutton's house through 2 gates, a the field, around a fence, ford the creek and we'd be 1/2 mile from town. I didn't want to impose, plus I told him it's frowned upon riding through a farmers land back in Kansas without permission. The old boy told us. "Dutton ain't home and if he was he wouldn't mind, I'll show you the way." The picture below is the creek.
So much more to tell but time to get to bed.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
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On that note. Am I doing the DK this year?.....No this will be my second year sitting it out. However, I did hook up some of the front runners in this years race. Earlier this week I decked out Tim Mohn's(2 time, 3rd place finisher) bike with some new SRAM 10 speed Components and The Adventure Monkey with a new X01 Cross bike. Although my job was fairly easy compared to actually riding the 200 miles....I do hope my mechanical work contributes to them having a great ride.
Lastly, some people been asking to see pictures of the new shop. I need to get some taken but for now here is one of our E-Town Skateboard area. One of my personal favorite areas to hang out at in the new shop.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Thanks again to all those who made it out and again flew the High Gear Logo....Aaron(another first place) Dusty, Garret, Steph, Randy, Dustin. Also congrads to Chuck who raced his first sport race. Also thanks to Jena who was there to cheer us on. Lastly thanks to Bobby, Crystal, Donovan and my parents who held down the shop so Steph and I could escape for a second weekend in a row.
Want to give a shout out to my good friend and training partner down in Nevis, Reggie Douglas, who is racing in the Pan Am Cup in Mexico this weekend. Best of luck!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
....stay at the shop for the 100 Miles to Nowhere Ride and Fundraiser,
.....head up to St Joe, MO for the Robidoux Roundup mountain bike race?
Sunday is cut and dry.
....then Skillet and Red Concert in Topeka.