Okay, we're going to give this closing on Mondays idea a try.
Starting Monday July 20th, Bikeworks will be closed Sundays and Mondays, open from 10 to 6 Tuesday through Saturday.
We'll just see how it goes. Maybe it will stick, maybe we'll be out of business by August. Who knows. It will be a convenient time to start this experiment because Tony Baloney is leaving for an epic Whistler trip sometime shortly before that, and it will just be Danny and I in the shop for a couple of weeks or more.
Yea, I know what your thinking, "Tony gets to go to Whistler for a couple of weeks right in the middle of summer, when a bike shop is busiest?" And yes, we hate him too. But when he looks at you with those puppy dog eyes, you just can't say no. And somehow I'm pretty sure his trip will end up profitable for the shop. I'm not sure how yet, but I have faith in the powers of Tony.
Furthermore, we're going to be closed on the 4th of July, because we love America, and fireworks, and grilling red meat, and coolers full of beer on the patio. And we're also very fond of not working whenever we have a legitimate excuse.
You know when you drink a couple of cups of coffee in the morning without eating anything, and you get that fiery burning pit sensation in the bottom of your stomach? That's where I'm at right now.
I finished building Charlie's Spaverick (limited edition Maverick hardtail 29er, made by Spot) yesterday. Charlie promised to send me pics, since he whisked it away before I had the chance to take any. It's a pretty bike. I'm really excited to see what it rides like off road, because just around the parking lot you could tell it was something special, which I am going to attribute mostly to the wheelset. We love us some fancy wheels. Never underestimate the power of nice wheels.
And I'm out.