Well, I think we made it through the winter at last.
A week ago the roads were clear and the bikes had started arriving; then the second biggest snowstorm in recorded history got delivered and we all found ourselves neatly dropped back into the dead of winter! Not that I'm complaining... I love the snow! It's been great to get back out on the skis which I so nearly put away until next fall, but I'll admit my mind was ready for the bikes and my body was really getting used to the warmer temps.
Ah, New England!
Now I am trying to get in as much skiing as I can while this snow is here. I don't think it will be long before we see the lawns and the rocks poking trough and things start to green up all around us! Make the best of what you've got; Alright, I'll try.
Meanwhile, in the shop, the rentals are set to go. Nordic skis and snowshoes. Bikes are in the wings, the glass cabinet is primed to be changed over to a charming bicycle motif. Some new bikes hang waiting. The wrenches are set and ready to work on bikes!
I've kept my hand in the mechanical end of the business this past winter with customer repair work, but also a few personal projects that keep me savvy and satisfied... A classic Robin Hood 3sp that has been converted into a 2-Speed, Kick Back, Coaster Brake commuter; and a Cannondale 26/24 mountain bike that will become my regular mountain bike this year, as soon as it's clear to get out onto the trails again. I'm excited for that!