Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Chin-up!" ..............

The last 2 days have been about as slow as it gets. We sit here all day and stare at each other, occasionally we get the home owner through the door who just happens to have a few days off here at the end of the year, but overall it's slow.

Don't get me wrong, thanks for coming by, when the economy was slow the walk-ins were a big help to our bottom line. BUT it's really hard to spend an hour with someone who has no ideal what they want "to do". For a single door sale or one room worth of crown moulding. We are not a design center.

Point is it makes these last few days every year drag by. With that thought, I sat at a stop light this morning and was really dreading the day when I looked up and the car tag in front of me said; "Chin-up".

Not sure why, but it seemed to be exactly what I needed. I started smiling and that right there changed my whole day....

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Back On The Feet ,,,,,,,,,,

I got one ride in, that was on the road. Then it's back to running today. I put new tires on my mountain bike and every since I did that it's rained. The woods will be wet for the next month. I can still hit Uhwarrie or Cheraw SC but that's about the only option.

I think I might even sign up for a trail race at the White Water Center. Not sure why other than they give you a really neat sweat shirt. I have way to many of them now. But it would still be fun. The only draw back to this would be if the rain continues.

I did this race 2 years ago and it was nasty muddy! Not really fun to be honest, but I still got a cool sweat shirt!

So today it's back to the paved nature trail....

Sunday, December 27, 2015

This Ain't Right............

As I sit here and pen this, it's about 70 degrees outside! AND it's two days after Christmas. Yesterday I hooked up with a buddy and we did a 40 mile road ride, we met at 9am 4 miles from the house and when i got there I was already sweating.

Either this is gonna go down as the warmest-wettest winter on record or we are gonna get killed with some really bad weather in the next few months. I haven't even started looking for my cold weather riding gear yet!

Plus I really need to think about hitting a tanning bed if this is gonna keep up. My legs are way to white for the short riding shorts. For now I guess I can appreciate it for what it is. I just hope we don't have to pay for it later....

Friday, December 25, 2015

Coming Back To Life..

Yep I know the blog has been dead for the last month, I just don't always have time to do it during work. That's when I have always done the updates.

But now I have a new laptop! Thanks to the wife I am back in business! I used to always do the update at home then my laptop crashed and I continued the updates at work. Then i got to be a pain and I stopped.

Now I'm back!!! Merry Christmas... And see ya next week.........

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Frank's Gone ............

Yep we ate him. Until next year the turkey is done. Cooking a turkey seems to be a lot of work so once a year is about all we do. Christmas is a pre-cooked Honey Baked ham. Yes I am looking forward to that! The family came over and it went well actually.

So we ate, I rode and just like that 4 days came and went. Now we are already 2 days into December and Christmas is coming fast. Of course I along with everyone else, start to reminisce about this time of year. We'll save that for a post at a later date though.

Today I want to give some kind words to one of the Charlotte area's fine bike shops. Bicycle Sport to be exact. I actually work about 2 blocks from a shop here in the Matthews area and would rather drive across town to do business with them over the shop next door. That was even before today.

As of today Bicycle Sport is my main deal from here on out! A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how I was kinda aggravated with my Cannondale bicycle. I am on my third frame and third fork rebuild as of now. When I dropped of my bike I asked them if they could see if Cannondale would do anything about this. Every rebuild is 250 bucks!

I am tired of paying out 250 each time. Until today I had pretty much decided that would be my last Cannondale purchase. BUT, I got there today and they had made a few phone calls and stepped up for me and got my bill down to a 100 bucks! That's the deal there.

I am in the market for a new bike and it will come from Bicycle Sport! My new go to shop!! Check'em out if you ever get a chance there are really good guys...