Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A book, a good book

Everyone comes here looking for bikeshop dudes talking about the bikeshop life. But there ARE other things. Hence the movie reviews.
Today, instead of the planned, "Just Bring the Bike in" episode, I have got to tell you about Neil Gaiman's, The Graveyard Book. Just fantastic. As you well know, I enjoy the graphic novel, so Gaiman is not an unfamiliar name(He wrote the Sandman graphic novels, great stuff) I had only read one collection of his short stories early last year but I had just seen in the local screed that his new children's book(Screw that "children's book" hype, a book is a book) had won a Newberry medal. So I had to run around the corner to the LBS(Also stands for local book shop) Quail Ridge Books, to see if they had a copy. Alas, the shelf was empty, but the kind lady in the children's sections searched thru the UPS delivery and found me a copy. They provide the same kind of great service the other LBS(That would be us, the Local Bike Shop, duh)brings every day.
So short post. Go buy the book, The Graveyard Book, then make some tea or pop a beer and settle in for a quiet evening. It is a great read(on page 221), gotta go.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


is the resistance of an object to a change in its state of motion.
That pretty much sums it up right there. I got a bad case of inertia. Time was, I would sit down and crank out a column a day, then I came upon an obstruction(Fallout3, we shall speak of it no more) Suddenly it is two months later and not a word has been written.
It is amazing how hard it can be to start something up again. Back in November, the rides came easy. It was great, everybody wanted to go and GO we did. Several times a week. Sure it was cold, sure it was dark, but that didn't matter we were on a roll. Then it started raining, we missed a ride, then another. Holidays came up and people were missing more and more rides. Finally the rides just stopped. Inertia grabbed us with its knobbly hands and then let go, because we were not going anywhere.
It can be tough to motivate this time of year, but the gang is going to do it, we are getting back up to three rides a week(Tuesday and Saturday night as well as Sunday morning. If you are in the area give us a call to see what is going down)
I am motivating as well, Another day is back and will be bringing you my wonderful pralined misanthropy as well as the three asterisk movie review.