Monday, September 22, 2014

CRANX II



Its that time again!!  Time to get on the bus and go to Cranx!  Oct 19th (sunday), the bus leaves the shop at 7am, and will be back by 10 pm.  Cost is $80.  If you have never been to Cranx, you MUST download their waiver from their website and get it signed and stamped by a Public Notary. ( most banks do it for free).  If you have been before, you are all set. 
Your bike ( sorry, no scooters at cranx), must be ready BEFORE you get here.  Take your front wheel off, your pedals off, and turn your bars to the side.  ( its the only way to get 55 bikes on a bus). 
You must have a helmet.  ( they rent)
I will provide PIZZA
Bring a pillow for the ride home.
Bring a GREAT Attitude.  ( lame ones will be left on the side of the road some where in NY)
Cranx is 90,000 square feet of awesomeness, and they now have an Outdoor section as well ( weather permitting).  Indoors there are pumptracks, small jump lines, medium jump lines, Big jump lines, a bowl room, foam pit, street section... Sooo Good!
Any questions, call the shop at 413 585 8700. 
Call soon and reserve a seat on the bus. ( cash or check only).
See you soon!  -J

Friday, February 21, 2014

Cranx is AWESOME!!!












If you ever get the chance, GO TO CRANX in Syracuse, NY.  It was just under 4 hours away, and totally worth it!  55 of us #gotonthebus and made the jouney there and damn... I wanna go back! From small roller pumptracks, to medium roller big bermed box lines to huge box lines ( all rollable too) this place had it.  Even the park people had fun with the amazing bowl room and a foam pit to huck yourself as well.
 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!
-J

Thursday, February 13, 2014

OPEN

 
We are OPEN today.  And you have the day off.  Perfect day to visit your Local Bike Shop.

Friday, February 7, 2014

CRANX is 9 days away!!!




 
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

Snow is comin!



   Looks like another snow day tomorrow!  I like it when they fall on my day off.  Get to go bomb down some hills with my kids! 
   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

Things I could use a little more of...











Elvin
Rumble Pits
Trails
My Buddy, Chuck Henshaw
Side Street Cafe and their Clam Chowda
Beastie Boys
Family Time
Fire Pits
My Oldest
My Youngest
Mi Wife
More Family








 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

WIN STUFF!!

All you have to do is #getonthebus and come to Cranx Bike Park with us Feb 16th!  Bus leaves the shop at 6am! Cost is $80.  Buy doing so, you will automatically be entered in the raffle for free parts! No lame free parts either. Odyssey bars, Demolition stem, ODI grips, GForm phone case!!  Winners will have to show that they can SHRED and  be a GOOD person, all day long.
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

Merritt/Animal



Merritt sprocket and Bars in stock.  Animal BPEs in stock

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Big Bikes




Our trip to Cranx is going to be sooo good! And Im sure you knew this, but in case you didnt, Cranx welcomes all sizes of bikes.  From 16" to 20, to 24 and 26... Whatever you have, bring it! We will make sure it fits on the bus! Call the shop for details. Cost is $80 which includes Motorcoach bus ride there and back, plus a full day at Cranx! #getonthebus :D

Thursday, January 9, 2014

CRANX TRIP!!!






Time to go to Cranx! We have set a date for Sunday, Feb 16th. Cost is $80.
Helmets required.
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

Think dirt


     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.

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