I moved the Portland Bicycle Studio out of my current office and finalized the details for my move up into the P.A.C.E. on MLK in NE Portland. Very sad to haul all of my fitting equipment out of the studio downtown yet also very, very excited to get started in the new space.
Here is a link to some of the resources at the new location of Portland Bicycle Studio. Of interest to the runners out there.
I am sharing the PACE Lab with Jeb Stewert, Russell Cree and running coach Sean Coster.
I’m taking a day off for the first time in a couple of weeks. My life has been lots of travel, lots of work, lots of training. Though today I am really just catching up on computer work, email, correspondence and scheduling. I’m not getting on my bike today and that makes it seem like a day off.
This is the time of year where I have plenty to write but little time. No racing (for me at least). Lots of base miles, lots of solo rides. The treefall in the forests of Portland has been amazing and beautiful. That is something. I spend a lot of time on farm roads with no shoulder and rides I would not invite other people on.
I was reading a racer pal’s blog and he was moaning about the crap midwest weather that is forcing them all to ride on trainers indoors and I was also reading other racer pals blogs about putting in 30+ hour weeks in Arizona. Portland is stuck somewhere in the middle: the weather is just nice enough but, I am sick of 30 degrees. wah wah! Yes, at least we can ride outside. Numb hands for hours and hours is tiring, boring. I want to take another training week (or two) down to California or Arizona!
Yes, a week ago my pal Kevin and I drove down to the Bay Area for a short week of riding, espresso and more riding. My laptop died again a day into being down there. Which fucked me for getting work done and Condron was getting annoyed with me borrowing his technology every 20 minutes.
I put a ton of photos up on flickr and have more to download and put up.
I am going to Minneapolis this Thursday for Frostbike. Which is one of my distributor’s in-house tradeshows. I’ll get to kick it with Emily from the Veloshop and a bunch of industry nerds.
Then we are back and I am off to the North American Handbuilt bicycle show in Indianapolis the following Thursday. For a long week of Vanilla-ery. We will see what that holds.
I need to make some business cards.
Ok, The sun broke through the rain clouds and I am off to buy some nice knives.