Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cranksgiving Leftover Sale!!!! 50% of some awesome bikes

So the sale went really well, but everyone knows about Thanksgiving leftovers. Well we're not making turkey soup, turkey tetrazini, or turkey casserole, but we DO still have some ridiculous deals on some 2006 bikes. 50% off!!!

  • Lisa FS (14") for $700. this bike rules. I want to buy it for myself.
  • F80 (49 cm, 52 cm) for $500. if you want to get a road bike and start riding, but don't want to buy a bike that you'll burn through and need to replace, get this one.
  • F55 (56cm) $1000. Awesome Frame and did someone say Dura Ace?
  • F5C (56cm) $1250. A FULL CARBON bike for that much?
  • Dr. Dew (49cm) $499. hydraulic dis brakes and everything!
  • Sutra (52) cm. $700. Fully loaded touring/commuter rig. drop bars and disc brakes....rad.
  • Orbea Vuelta (54 cm) 50% off a hand painted Spanish beauty.
  • Koga Miyata (medium) The Cadillac of Bicycles.
  • Kona Scrap (size sm and med) $440. This is for people who want to jump off things.

Friday, November 16, 2007

2nd annual Cranksgiving Sale. Huge Deals!!!
3 DAYS ONLY. Fri Nov 23-Sun Nov 25
SPECIAL HOURS: 9AM-9PM all three days!

Huge Deals. Friendly People. and Snacks!

Thanksgiving is here, the season is winding to a close and the 2008 bikes are starting to roll in. To help make room for the new bikes we are having a big sale!

We'll have some BLOWOUT CLEARANCE BIKES 40-50% off! I don't want to give all the details but some of these bikes are being sold below our cost.
  • Killer road bikes from full 105 to full carbon dura ace on sale for as
    little as $600 - $1250

  • Full Suspension XC and Freeride Mountain Bikes with Hydraulic Disc Brakes $700-$850
  • And More!!!!!

All 2007 Bikes are 20% off Here are just some of the awesome deals:
  • Kona Jake $640 (was $800)
  • Kona Paddywagon $519 (was 649)
  • Bianchi Volpe $720 (was 900_
  • Bianchi Nirone $800 (was 1000)
  • Jamis Sputnik $560 (was 700)
  • Jamis Exile Singlespeed 29'r $800 (was $1000)
  • Bianchi San Jose $480 (was $600)
  • Orbea Aspin $1000 (was $1250)
  • Orbea Vuelta $1320 (Was 1650)
  • Felt F1X $1159 (was 1500)

We have lots of 2008 bikes too... and they are 10% off. THESE BABIES ARE FRESH OUT OF THE BOX!!!
  • Get started on your 2008 Road training
    • Felt F-85
    • Orbea AQUA
    • Orbea ONIX
  • Commuting, Day to Day Riding, and Cylcocross
    • Kona Jake the Snake
    • Kona Jake
    • Kona AfricaBike
    • Kona Dew
    • Jamis Aurora Elite
    • Jamis Nova Pro
    • Jamis Commuter 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
    • Jamis Coda
  • 2008 Mountain Bikes from Kona and Felt!!!

Select Accessories and Apparel will be heavily discounted also (up to 50% off)
  • Jerseys
  • Heart rate monitors
  • Select Components
  • and other good stuff.

Come See Us :)
It's hard for us to do things at the shop without food. So we will have Free Hot Food, Coffee, Tea, HOT CHOCOLATE, and more. Maybe you already have enough bikes and gear to last you forever. That doesn't mean we don't want to see you. Come on by, have some food and hang out for a bit. Because we're still that kind of shop. Hope to see you.

3 DAYS ONLY! Come get your dream bike and start your best journey ever.

9217 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, Maryland 20740

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday in November

So this is a cross post from the cyclocross blog (pun intended). This weekend was a huge weekend for the proteus cyclocross "team". We've had more and more green jerseys coming out at the 'cross races as the season has progressed (you would think that it would go the other way since it's getting colder and colder) and yesterday's race was a big one. We had six riders who in the women's B and Men's C race. But along with that, we had a number of friends and family also there. I put the word "team" in quotes because we're not a team in a conventional sense. If you go fast and do well, that's cool. But if you don't, that's cool too. So here's two pictures compliments of CJ's camera (I can only assume that she didn't take both, because she's in one of them). The first is Greg, who raced for the first time because he thought it looked like fun. He's in a borrowed jersey on a borrowed bike. And the second is 3 friends on a cold Sunday in November.

more photos here.

Friday, November 9, 2007

fun stuff from interbike

So the blog wasn't around when I was @ Interbike so I never got to do a proper report.

I can hardly do one now more than a month after the fact, but I figured it was a good chance to mention a few cool things and put up some funny pictures.

SRAM has a new gruppo coming out called RED. It's Ultralight and works on the same principles as Force and Rival. They had a lot of bikes set out so you could try it. It shifted super smooth and looks pretty slick.

I got to do the photo/autograph thing. I'm not one to get starstruck but there are a Greg Lemond is an exception. I also got a picture with Phil Ligget, because you know...he's Phil Ligget.

I also got pictures with Cyclocross Phenoms Barry WIcks and Ryan Trebon who seem like pretty cool guys. I met them last year and they were nice. Here's a conversation I had with them:

- My friend Wes said I should get a picture with you guys because you're so tall and I'm short.

- Yeah, you are really short=


As always, there was some pretty fun stuff there. We ordered some of it. SOmething we got in a few weeks ago but you may not have noticed are KRIEG CYCLING Seat Bags. I actually recognized the guy because he also makes Chalkbags for rock climbing. The cool thing about them is that they are not boring! It's easy to get tired of black nylon everything. If you want to add a little flavor to your bike, you can pick up one of these bad boys. They're not too big and not too small, just enough to hold all the essentials. We have a lot of different styles in the shop, but this one (although flashy) is pretty photogenic as well.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My first mountain bike ride!

I must admit that mountain biking always scared me a bit. I am a dreamer, what can I say. While riding I tend to look off at something and start drifting my thoughts off to art and people and things I'm curious about. I figured that I'd last 2 minutes mountain biking before running into a tree.

Not the case at all. Jim took Yo and I out to Rockburn for my virgin attempt at mountain biking. I must admit that I had a blast! Bear in mind that while this was an easy route by mountain bike standards, it nonetheless qualified as mountain biking. It was a single track, dirt trail in the woods climbing some loose rocky stuff, crossing a creek, and rolling over some rocks and tree roots. One could do it without suspension, but I found the front fork was dreamy and gave me, I think, better control and traction. I rode on the slower side taking my time to look at everything and learn how the bike works. I'm not a particularly aggressive person and am happy plodding along.

We saw lots of deer, biked through an open meadow, sat down on a log near a creek and took in all those woodland autumn smells. It reminded me of all the hiking I used to do in the Adirondack mountains.

Honestly, I can't wait to go again!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Another cool and noteworthy group of people doing cool things on bikes!!!

Women's Garden CYcles Bike Tour

This sounds pretty cool. Oh yeah. And they are hosting a scavenger hunt race on Saturday Night. Click the LInk for details. Sounds like FUN!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


The course has been shortened. It's mostly on bike paths. Come out. Bring a towel and some dry clothes. Or, show up a little bit later. Bring some drinks or snacks to share. Bring a pumpkin to carve. Watch some Rock and Roll. CLICK HERE TO HEAR A GREAT SONG BY CALEB STINE.

Ride starts at 10AM sharp. music starts around 12pm(ish)

And here's the flyer again, because I'm really proud of it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bicycles rule for transportation!

This is a chart based on energy consumed per kilometer of distance traveled. Pretty amazing!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Got 10 minutes?

Watch this short documentary about Sacha White of Vanilla Bicycles.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What's shakin?

So the shop now has a blog, a flickr site, a myspace, a blog for the cyclocross practices. Remember the good old days when people used telephones and letters?

New information will still go up on the site, but any random musings we have throughout the day might be posted here.

The regular Wednesday Night Cyclocross practices have begun. Last week was our first, and they will continue on rain or shine until cross season is over. If you are interested in hearing what's new in the world of Proteus Cyclocross, head on over to the Proteus 'Cross Blog.

Halloween is coming so that means the return of the Ride of the Living Dead (part 3).

Keep your ears to the ground to listen for the zombies.