30 Aug Vacation Time

It’s time for a little time off for me (Lucero).

Heading out tomorrow afternoon for a few days in San Diego, to see what all the excitement is about with these “beaches” and this “ocean” I keep hearing about. I’ll let you know if it’s all that it’s cracked up to be.

The interesting part may turn out to be flying with my 2 year old for the first time. I know people do it, but I’m a little nervous about it. Anybody have suggestions, a sedative perhaps? Maybe a bloody mary at the airport bar before takeoff.

I’ve got some new gear coming to the shop soon that I’m excited about. We’re bringing in Wingnut bags:


I picked up one of these bags (the Hyper 3.0) at the beginning of the summer, and it has since become my favorite and caused envy amongst Danny and Charlie.

So in a week or two, I’ll have a full selection available. Why in a couple weeks? Well, they have to finish building the packs, since they are hand made in the USA, and you get to choose colors and such. My general impression is that they have much the same effect as an Ergon pack, with about a 100% simpler design. And, they have large pockets that are accessible while the pack is on, which is so convenient (and also, Wingnut came first, the packs are way lighter, and the pockets better organized).

If you have ever checked out our links section, you might have noticed a little blog called “How to Avoid the Bummer Life”. And then you might have noticed that it no longer gets updated. It has been replaced:


which is where we came across this:

Which is amazing in its stupidity.

Also, we will be closed on Saturday September 12th. Why you ask? Well, come in the shop and ask Mr. Swinton.

Then, we will be closed again Tuesday Sept 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd, to attend the Interbike tradeshow in Vegas (assuming one of us gets around to buying some plane tickets). Don’t worry though, we promise not to have any fun.

We will be open Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of September, but I’m going to be in Durango racing in the Single Speed World Championships.

We will be open the Tuesday, Weds and Thursday of that same week, but Danny will be off doing something that has something to do with the Sept 12th thing.

And also, working backwards, we will be open Saturday the 5th, but Tony will be off attending some pre-wedding brou-ha-ha for some friends of his.

So basically what I’m getting at is September is going to be pretty nuts around Bikeworks.

Okay, time to pack my swim trunks. It’s nearly time to unleash my farmers tan on the unsuspecting beach-goers of San Diego. Bwa ha ha ha.