Friday, February 21, 2014
For sure my favorite trip to date. Thanks Easthampton crew! You guys are always fun to watch shred. Thanks Central mass crew for keeping everyone entertained. ( If I rode with you on a regular basis, Gaspar, I might get good!) Thanks to John C and Zach for all the help. Thanks Norm and Beau for representing the hilltowns! Thankyou Norm B for your constant enthusiasm. Hope you enjoy the bars, Dean! You earned them! Thank you everyone for the positive vibe that was in the air all day long. Great time.
Tell me when you want to do it again!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
The Cranx trip is only 9 days away! There are still plenty of seats left, so grab a friend and Get on the bus! Cost is $80. That includes getting there and back, a full day of riding, pizza if I sell the bus out, and a chance to win something! We have a few movies picked out for the ride, but we are open for suggestions. The bus leaves the shop at 6 AM, sunday the 16th. Make sure you have your bike taken apart ( front wheel off, pedals off, bars folded down), Its very important to do this. Its the only way to get 55 bikes on a bus! Make sure you have a helmet and a Pillow ( its a long ride).
IMPORTANT!! : If you are UNDER 18, you MUST download Cranx' waiver from their website, and have it SIGNED and STAMPED by a Public Notary. Its very easy, and it has to be done. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have been to Cranx before, you are all set. But if this is your first time, which Im sure it is for a lot of you, you MUST HAVE THE WAIVER! :) I think that is all. Any questions call the shop. 413-585-8700
Get your payments in please! I dont want to deal with people paying the day of the trip at 6 in the morning :)
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
After you get yourself dug out, come visit the shop and see the FatBike we have in right now. Its our good friend, Don's bike. FatBikes seem to becoming more and more popular these days, and we carry a few different versions. A couple by Surley, and one by Origin 8. Prices range from 1450-2200 for these beasts. Once you have a Fat Bike, you wonder how you have survived without one.
And dont forget the $50 tuneup special we are running through February. This kick ass Independent Fabrication came through and got all spiffed up for the upcoming season. Such a sweet bike. Thanks, Jeff!
Lastly, DONT FORGET about CRANX! Sunday, Feb 16th. Bus leaves the shop at 6am! Still seats available, $80. ( covers the bus ride there and back, plus 7 hours of Riding, pizza, goodtimes, prizes...) Call the shop with questions. 413 585 8700
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Ill even buy everyone Pizza for Lunch!
Only 22 days left, so please get your seat on the bus soon. If we dont get at least 40, it wont happen...
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Waiver needs to be downloaded and signed and stamped by a Public Notary, just like RYE. If you are 18 and over, just bring ID saying so.
Because its ONLY bikes, your bike must be somewhat taken apart so we can be assured that they all fit on the bus. Pedals off, handlebars off and strapped to the frame, front wheel off... I know its a pain in the ass, but its the ONLY way to get 55 bikes on a bus!
I think you can buy food there.
Bring a pillow for the bus.
This will NOT be an overnighter. Bus will leave the shop at 6am and be back by 9pm.
More to follow...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I know its ass-freezin cold out there. Try to enjoy it... Go sledding or something. Build a huge roller, to berm, to jump, out of snow. Build a 20 foot long shark in your front yard. Snowpiles from plowing the driveway make for a perfect "block" to carve something out of... Just dont tell your Dad why his handsaw is all rusty and dull from carving things in the snow with it. Its up to 20 today and warmer the next few days. Basically, quit your bitchin and go DO something.
And if that doesnt work, think about what you might want to build out of dirt, and start planning for Spring. If you are lucky enough to have family with land and they let you build on it.. awesome. But if you cant build it on your own land or a friends land, just make sure its "O.K." with where-ever you do decide to build. On the edge of a field, in town, with "No Tresspassing" signs everywhere, in view from the road... Not a good spot. Deep in the woods, no houses or "signs" anywhere, out of town, good soil... Good spot. It should be somewhat Difficult to get to your spot. You dont want people to really see a bunch of kids walking in and out of the woods with shovels, bikes, wheelbarrows and such. If everything was easy, everyone would be doing it.
I have to go do my wednesday chores now. You know, the dump, pick up the kids from school...
Here is a shot from September 2010. I think we need to bring that "volcano thing" back, Mr Gaspar. Just a thought.