Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Louis Garneau Stuff

It's not out yet, but we had a chance to see some of the Louis Garneau 2009 apparel and we're pretty stoked on it. It really seems like they hit the nail on the head this year. Anyone who has a pair of the high end LG shorts knows how comfy they are. We have been on a quest for really nice cycling attire that you can wear on and off the bike.

Here's some of the New LG Stuff modeled by US!. Also if you get a chance let us know what you think between the black plaid shorts and the brownish knickers. We might not carry both, but we are definitely going to carry one of them and customer input would be really nice. Keep in mind that the black shorts will be a lot shorter on most people, but I have extremely short legs so they look like knickers on me (the knickers we basically pants when I tried them on).

Here's a really cool bag, that is also a pannier!

the shorts. I'm not sure if you can see, but the pockets are closer to the center vs. the side.

the knickers and the shorts both have a removeable liner

katie, rocking one of the new jerseys!

so let us know. there is also a really cool riding skirt made with the same plaid as the black shorts (also with removeable liner) but the picture didn't come out.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kona continues to be a "fun" company.

if you're sitting at a desk looking for something to read while you kill time eating your lunch. check out the Kona On-Line Magazine. I really like the article about Eric Tonkin.

1st cx practice of the year!

starting last night, there will be a weekly cyclocross practice on the Univ of MD campus. Thursday nights. For now, they start at 6:30 and will run probably until 8. if you can't get there by 6:30, just wait in front of the steps of the comcast center and we will roll by soon enough.

Last night was a very low-key ride.

Both Bens were there, along with Hillary, Dale, Jen and Ryan from the Bike rack. we rode quite a few warm up laps and then maybe 4 total at pace. I broke out the helmet cam last night so check it out if you want.

Monday, August 18, 2008

speaking of Carbon Fiber...

It's not just for bikes anymore. We have some really cool jerseys by Louis Garneau that actually have carbon fiber threads in them.

WHAT!?! Jim, that's crazy talk. Why on earth would you put carbon fiber threads in a jersey?

well the LG carbon Ion Jerseys are:

extremely light. very breathable. very durable (a lot of ultra lightweight jerseys are on the delicate side of things)

so come check them out if you are still suffering through the summer heat and humidity.

I love the smell of carbon fiber in the morning.

we recently sold some really great bikes to some even greater people. check them out!
Melanie and her Orbea Diva!
Here's Melanie with her brand new Orbea DIVA!

And Here's Karen with her brand new Jamis Xenith Comp Femme!

Karen and her Jamis Xenith Comp Femme

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Please adopt me

My name is Sadie and I live next door to Jill in Baltimore. I am looking for a good home, if you would like to adopt me, please call the shop @ 301-441-2928 or e-mail jill (AT) proteusbicycles.com
I have already been treated for fleas and I am SUPER DUPER SWEET.

Friday, August 8, 2008

CARS!?!?! who needs a car?

We have been getting a lot of calls lately about Xtracycles. we are an xtracycle dealer, but they are sold out across the country. Surly came out with a cargo bike frame called the big dummy that works with the xtracycle. They sold out almost immediately also.

Another cargo bike that hasn't been on as many people's radar is the Kona UTE. it's rad. we love it. apparently our customers love it too. We sold 2 in a week. This made me a little bummed because now I can't ride it to the store for lunch. But at the same time, I'm super stoked that people are riding such a cool bike. So stoked that I took their pictures with their new cool bikes!

Here's Wendy. She's really tall and the Ute only comes in one size, but we were able to make it work

THis is Lee and his Ute. we swapped the bars for some risers, threw on some bar ends, and extended his stem and he's ready to roll too!