Thursday, April 06, 2006

Cool spring riding days

We've been lucky this spring with some excellent riding weather. The plants need more rain, but I've enjoyed the lack of wet conditions throughout the spring. If you haven't been out riding, now is the time to get out there. It won't be long before the hot summer temperatures will make midday riding unpleasant.

Even though it's been a little cool, I think the conditions are ideal. A light windbreaker is all that's needed to keep you warm after a few miles. There are almost no insects, and on the cool days there aren't that many people out riding. When the temperatures are in the 60's and 70's the trails will be very crowded, so it's best to anticipate a slower pace or find a good on-road route.

If your bike needs work, the shop is a little backed up but we can probably get your bike back to you within a week or so for most tune ups and minor repairs. This is also the time to come in and check out our new bikes. The shipments come in daily and it's the time of year when you have the best selection of models, colors and sizes.

Don't forget that Bike to Work Day is next month on Friday, May 19. To register go to WABA's website. If you're not a member, now is a good time to join WABA, although you don't have to be a member to participate in Bike to Work Day.

See you on the trail.

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