We have a new addition to the art collection here at the shop. Last weekend Glenn picked up this very cool piece of Haitian Metal Art entitled "Pineapple to Market" by Cherabain Jean at the Vermont International Festival from Vermont Amber Designs.
We'll be hosting free winter biking clinics the next three Saturday's (Dec. 4,11,18) at 9 am here at the shop. Stop by for this informal discussion about all things cycling in cold weather.
There's a crispness in the air, a sure sign that winter is just around the corner. Now this doesn't mean you have to stop riding your bike,
Art Hop as a whole was great this year. The Crank show was definately a highlight, Stefan and the crew at Selest Design went all out.
Of course we have to mention Hunt whose three bikes and one frame were very well recieved and a crowd favorite.
This past Saturday was the infamous Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee a.k.a the D2R2. With 600+ riders heading out on to three different courses a 180k, 100k, and the Green River 40 miler, there was a lot of Western Mass. and Vermont back roads to expierience.
Saturday started early riding in to the shop at 4:00 a.m. with no cars on the road and with the only sounds being the crickets and my freehub body it was really peacful. 30+ riders started showing up around 4:30 a.m. for the sign in.
After some last minute mechanicals we were on the road by 5:10, rolling out as a group through Burlington to the bike path and out to the causeway.
The newest member of our crew Greg has brought this beautiful Gazelle back to life. Greg and his family just moved to Burlington from Philadelphia where he work with a good friend of the shop's Curtis, at Via Bicycles. The Gazelle belongs to another good friend of the shops Liz Roberts who just bought Terry Precision Cycling and moved the company here to Burlington. The Gazelle was her first bike and we were honored to help bring it back to life for her.
A few before shots of a nice Gazelle thats in for restoration. Finished photos to come.