Sunday, December 24, 2006

Closed December 25-27/Join us for First Ride on New Year Day

We are an hour from closing for Christmas (3 PM on Sunday). The store will be closed on Christmas Day and then Tuesday and Wednesday which is our winter tradition. We'll be back on Thursday at 10 AM. We wish you a Merry Christmas.

On New Years Day we invite you to ride from bikes@vienna to Herndon on what we call First Ride. We'll leave the store at 9 AM. The 8 plus miles to Herndon will take about 45 minutes. Many of us will stop at Anitas for breakfast and then ride back to Vienna. Some members of our group will simply turn around and go home. Check here for more information as the time for the ride nears.

If you are traveling this holiday season we hope you will travel safely. If you are making resolutions for 2007 we hope you will include cycling and lots of visits to bikes@vienna.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Happy Holidays

Originally uploaded by bikes@vienna.
Towards the end of our day yesterday I decided to get Java ready for a holiday photo. I ignored W.C.Fields caution about working with children and animals. Bill Perlman had brought in a set of antlers and I had a Santa hat so it should be a breeze......right?

Java was cooperative. The antlers were to be worn by young people so a bit large for her. She'd move her head and the antlers would fall forward or backwards. She'd turn towards me and give me a big lick.

Now in this photo she looks demonic with those eyes. I'm holding the antlers on....not choking her. We'll practice some more and see if we can do better.

Have a Happy Holiday.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Recumbent Bicycle 3rd Edition

We recently received the latest edition of the excellent book The Recumbent Bicycle, 3rd edition, by Gunnar Fehlau and published by Out Your Backdoor Press. It makes a great stocking stuffer at $22. The 3rd edition contains "greatly improved text and hugely improved photos—many of them new. It also includes an updated info resources appendix. It has much nicer coated paper and thicker cover stock."

The book contains a good history of recumbents, explaining why recumbents did not become more mainstream after being banned from professional racing in the early 1900's. Check out the table of contents.

Friday, December 01, 2006

bikes@vienna receives Business Community Service Award

If you live in the Town of Vienna, there's a good chance that you receive the Town of Vienna Newsletter that is mailed out each month. This month bikes@vienna is featured:
When the Vienna Town/Business Liaison Committee requested nominations for the first Business Community Service Award last January, one of the first to respond was Jim Larson, chairman of CHO (Committee for Helping Others). The business he nominated was bikes@vienna on Church Street, owned by John Brunow.
John has been collecting bikes for CHO and for Bikes for the World for many years. It's one of the many community activities in which John participates. He doesn't say much about it, he just does it. It's nice to see that his good works haven't gone unnoticed. See the full article in the December 2006 newsletter.