"Oh, how can I say in a few minutes what it has taken me a lifetime to understand" - Young Frankenstein
As we peer into 2011, it seemed like a good time to reflect on the 1st year of ownership of Two Wheel Transit. Our first sense is that of sincere gratitude for the great customers, employees and support of the community. After our purchase in November 2009, we continually had people coming in to see what was new at the store and wish us well - it has been humbling to say the least - thank you.
Here are some of the things that stand-out from our 1st year under new ownership:
Fondest Memory - Almost 50 riders at our last official shop ride of the year. It was a glorious evening for a ride out to 7 mile followed by David's Pizza back at the shop - still brings a smile just thinking about it.
Least Favorite Memory - The weather. Nuff-said.
Best Efficiency - Adding a second check-in station for tune-up and repairs and alleviating the bottleneck in the front of the store.
Biggest Accomplishment - Meeting his goal of finishing the Leadville 100 race in under 12 hours by none other than Gage Stromberg of Team Two Wheel. Congratulations Big Guy.
Worst Performance - The 2nd Avenue repaving project - Nuff-said.
Best New Ride - Thursday night Shop Rides - Thanks to Gage, Andrei and Paul of Team Two Wheel and everyone who participated.
Bike Garnering Most Attention - Surly Pugsley - 4" tires for riding on soft stuff like snow, sand and sometimes slush. http://surlybikes.com/bikes/pugsley_complete/
Best New Line - Ibex Wool Clothing - nothing beats the feel, wear, comfort and versatility of Merino Wool. http://www.ibexwear.com/shop/index.php
Muddiest Race - Final race of the Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Series where shop employee, Tom McFadden clinched the Overall Champion Title. - Congratulations, Tom
Best New Event - Summer Parkways by Spokefest Association. So cool to see so many people out having fun without cars.
Most People out on Bikes - 2010 Spokefest - such a cool event on so many levels of which we are proud to be a sponsor. We look forward to supporting the event again in 2011.
Best Explanation for Impact Related Catastrophic Damage - "I was just riding along and...."
New Motto - "We Don't Mess Around"
Favorite Quote - "Winning the C Class in the Tuesday Night Race is like being the tallest midget in the circus." - Rider 3 Team Two Wheel
Great Associations - Moms in Motion, Women on Wheels, Team Two Wheel, Union Gospel Mission, Pedals 2 People, Spokefest Association, The Morning Ride, Gonzaga University Cycling Club and the Christmas Bureau.
Best Shop Employees - Dave, Tomas and Tom
Best Customers - All of you who walk through our doors each day.
Thank you and wishing you all the best for the New Year.