Sunday, September 23, 2012

Somewhere Around Average

Each year I attempt to ride about 5,000 miles because it is achievable, but far from easy.  I ride that much because I like to eat pretty much whatever I want and drink a pint of IPA once in awhile.  Realistically, that means hitting 4,000 miles somewhere before the end of October to have a chance at 5,000 for the year.  Otherwise the weather gets bad and the daylight too short to be able to get some long rides in to make-up missed mileage earlier in the year.  Things like travel, illness, weather, work and injuries often make mileage a challenge.

Since I began keeping record, the earliest I have hit that milestone is September 2 and the latest is December 8.  Last year was October 24 after I had switched over to cyclocross tires on my Superfly.  This year seems to be about average - occurring on Septemer 22.  Nothing heroic, just solid miles 18 - 20 at a time somewhere around 18 miles an hour if I am riding solo.

Someone popped in the shop the other day and asked if I was going to achieve 5,000 miles this year.  My reply - I don't know.  Last year was an all-out effort in December which came down to the wire.  This year is about average for those in which I hit 5,000 - we will have to see how it goes.

See you on the road.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Getting Things Updated Today

A lot of trips up and down the ladder to update the sign today, but we feel it was worth it.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

News and Stuff

817 S Perry Street
Work on our future home at 817 S Perry Street continues as the builders have almost all of the sheet rock hung and covered in mud.  The next phase will include the front wall penetration providing approximately 18 feet of glass in the form of windows and 6 feet of entry doors.

We are the leftmost "Available"
This is going to be a very extensive phase given that it also involves reinforcing the remaining sections of wall to meet engineering and code requirements.  It seems that a lot of folks are interested in our move and we appreciate all the questions and comments - stay tuned for updates.

Gonzaga Cycling
We had the privilege of meeting with representatives of the Gonzaga Cycling Club yesterday and going over the details of our renewed sponsorship for 2012 - 2013.  Expect more visibility from the team as they have added a record number of new members this year.  Some of the plans year include: expanded shop rides, a joint community project, team events at the shop and a meet the team ride and bbq.

Two Wheel Transit Jersey and Kit
The new shop location of course requires a new jersey/kit.  Plan on seeing the new design and kit offering in a couple of weeks.  We will also have details on our pre-order program for those who wish to be the first on their block to wear the new kit.

2012 Inland Northwest Cyclocross Series
It is hard to believe, but the first Cyclocross race of the season is this Sunday at Riverside State Park.  This is an awesome series and a great venue so come out to race or view if you can.  The weather looks spectacular.  You will likely see some Two Wheel Transit jerseys in the different races along with quite a few Gonzaga Cycling Club.

This week's venue will also include the vendor fair so stop by our green awning and say hello.  We will have some pretty cool bikes, including Trek and Moots, plus a couple of surprises.  We are pleased to be able to support this excellent series and want to thank Emde Sports and other sponsors for their tireless efforts in organizing great cycling events.

Help Us Move and Save Some Dough
We are excited about the upcoming move in November to our new home, but not particularly thrilled about moving all of our stuff.  You can help us and save some dough in the process by checking-out our pre-moving sale. All in-stock summer clothing is 30% off and select Bontrager cycling shoes are 50% off.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

We Got Walls!

Progress continues at the future home of Two Wheel Transit at 817 S. Perry Street. 

It's hard to believe that we are less than 2 months away from a move in November.
The crew was punching holes and hanging sheetrock when these were taken.  Be sure to check back for updates and news.

Our south wall looking from the entryway

Looking through the main store area from the entryway.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thanks for Your Support!

Thanks to everyone who made it out for the final ride of the year with Two Wheel Transit from our future location at 817 S Perry Street.  We also heard from many who tried to make it but could not because of scheduling conflicts - thanks for thinking of us and we will look forward to when you can make in the future.  We had a few new faces with both Baddlands Cycling Club and GU Cycling Club rounding-out the group

It was a perfect evening for a ride and it felt really cool riding down Perry Street in a big pack of riders with the farmers market, South Perry Pizza, Title Nine, The Shop and Casper Fry all packed with people.

Thanks to Teresa, Dave and Eli for handling all of the details of food and refreshment for everyone when we returned.  The sun seemed to set a little to quickly so we had to cut the ride about 3 mile shorter than planned.  It seems we need to have a couple of rides each week or different distances at the least to ensure that more people can participate.  So stay tuned as we get all that sorted-out between now and when the rides start-up again next spring.

After pizza we had a tour of the new shop under construction and though it has a long way to go, it is progressing well for our move and opening in November - more to come on that later.

Thanks again to everyone for their support of the shop - we could not do it without you.  We will continue to give progress updates on construction and an opening date in November.

See you on the road.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2012 Shop Ride Finale - From the South Perry District

Well, another season of Two Wheel Transit Shop rides comes to a close.  The weather this spring caused a slow start, but we were rewarded with good weather this summer and a steady group of riders. The final shop ride of 2012 is Thursday, September 6 leaving at 5:45 pm. 

This ride will have a twist in that it STARTS at 8th and South Perry and ENDS at 8th and South Perry where fresh pizza will be awaiting all who wish to ride and stay for a bite.  We will weave our way over the south hill and onto the edge of the Palouse before heading back to the starting point.  

We wont be moving to our new location at 817 S Perry Street until November, so it only seemed appropriate to host an event there this Thursday.

We like to use all the rides, including the final ride of the year to say "Thank you" to shop customers and friends for their support.

The weather looks fantastic, so we hope to have a great turn-out - See you on the road.

For those of you who just like the facts - here are the details:

What: Road Bike Ride from Two Wheel Transit’s future South Perry location to Willow Springs and S Palouse Highway and back – complementary pizza served afterward.

When: Thursday, September 6 - 5:45pm

Where: 817 S. Perry Street (under our Coming Fall 2012 Banner)

Why: We are always looking for a reason to ride and a chance to thank our customers and friends for their support

Distance: Approximately 18 miles

Pace: Recovery