Thursday, October 23, 2008

RIDE OF THE LIVING DEAD 4! a proteus halloween ride/party

It’s that time again, the Proteus Halloween Ride / Party is upon us. The past few years we have had slow casual rides on a weekend morning, but this year we’re going to turn up the spooky (but keep the ride casual). At 7PM Thursday Oct. 30th we will meet @ the shop. At 7:30 sharp (no stragglers!) we will roll out for a casual, slow, fun night time ride along the local trail system. There will be some on-road riding, but most will be on trails. Dress warmly because it will probably be a little chilly. Bring a light if you have one, if you don’t it’s OK. Along the way, we are going to stop briefly, turn out most of the lights and enjoy some “spooky live music.” Then we turn around and hightail it back to the shop (probably arriving around 8:30 or a little later?) for some snacks, food and drinks.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New gift cards and a tip for squeezing in more ride time

Last year's gift cards are all gone. Instead of gift cards, they were framed 3-color linoleum reduction prints. We kinda like that idea so we are trying it again. This time, the gift cards are gocco riso prints of a front dropout, hub, axle, and spokes. 36 were made. Hopefully people like them. Here's a picture.

They should be available @ the shop by Thursday.

Fortunately, we all have lives outside of cycling. No matter how obsessed we may seem when talking to people who don't get it, we all still have other things going on in our lives. Sometimes the trivial things in our lives get in the way of riding bicycles, but hopefully riding bicycles never gets in the way of the important things.

I'm a fairly busy guy and I have a hard time squeezing in as much time on the saddle as I'd like. Today, I think I had a good idea. My wife and I had a number of errands to do and one of them involved going to IKEA and buying a set of shelves. The IKEA is about 12 miles from my house. Instead of trying to cram in a ride before we left, I decided to meet her there. I got on google maps, got what seemed to be a decent route, took off and she met me there. It took her about 30 minutes, it took me about an hour. She waited a bit before she left and everything worked out perfectly timewise.

Now, I realize I'm not the first guy to think of this. I'm sure I read this tip someplace else, but what's important is that I'm passing it on. So maybe give it a try, I definitely think that I'll try to do this more often.

Friday, October 10, 2008


We got a lot of 2009 bikes in recently. Please come in and check out.

For the mountain bikers (or future mountain bikers)
THe Jamis Durango - entry level MTB.

For the around towners and fitness riders
bianchi iseo
jamis coda sport
kona smoke

for the fast commuters or cyclocrossers:
the kona honky tonk (DOWNTUBE SHIFTER STEEL ROAD BIKE UNDER $900!!!)
kona jake and jake the snake

we have more in the back waiting to be built! come by.

More Customers and their bikes!!!

I've been slacking a bit. These pictures were taken a while ago.
Here's John and his new Felt Mountain Bike.

and here's a picture that Charlotte sent us of her trip to Washington State with her Felt Road bike.

Please feel free to send us pictures of yourself riding your bike. If you do, I will do my best to try and get it up here!

a little bit later, there will be an update on some great 2008 bikes we got in.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Las Vegas CX

if anyone wants to be bored with the details of the CX Vegas race. hop on over to the proteus cyclocross page. (look up and to the right for the link). Here's a picture jill took of me with her phone.