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Thursday, November 15, 2012

simple things

So, I spent the better part of last night looking into some sort of invoice/receipt generating software in an attempt to streamline the "paperwork" part of my typical day at Mighty Mobile. Deciphering features, reading reviews, weighing the benefits of this and that.... it's yet another one of those things that turned into a three hour time suck in front of the computer that made my brain hurt and got me almost nowhere.
The desire to do something electronically with paperwork hit me the other day as I was filling out a work order for someone. I like to get "wordy" on my receipts so you know what I did, and so I know what I did. It's not too often I need to go back and look at a work order for someone, but it's nice to know exactly what was done to the bike shall the need to know arise.
Will tracking this information be easier with some sort of electronic gizmo? Will I find the magical program that does exactly what I want it to? Will the gizmo save me enough time to fit in a quick ride at the end of the day, or just confuse the shit out of things and force me work into the wee hours trying to fix a computer "glitch". Well... I'm not sure yet.
I wish all of this was as easy to figure out as my last bicycle accessory selection. I recently installed fenders on my cross bike. The joy and satisfaction that was obtained by the installation of two rainbow shaped pieces of black plastic to my bike is amazing. It's nice to arrive at my destination with dry feet and no "skunk stripe" of water on my backside. Fenders give my bike an invincible feel as I can now approach wet roads and puddles with reckless abandon. Nothing makes you feel more like a kid again than bombing through puddles on a bike. Only difference is that now, this kid doesn't have to spend all day with a dirty ass and cold feet.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Ah Truckee. Pretty neat spot really.
The past month has been a hoot here in the Sierra. Aside from a couple of cold snaps, the weather's had me donning shorts and a t-shirt most days irregardless of the fact that there's still evidence of a late October snow storm dominating the Truckee landscape. Although my first day on skis this year was officially October 25th, the weather has been warm enough that we've got some trails melted back out and I've been riding from the house every chance I get (which, unfortunately, isn't nearly as often as I'd like).
I'm sure the trail conditions in the foothills are getting really good but I won't find out for myself until we get REALLY snowed in locally, which could be happening as soon as tomorrow! Only time will tell, but "they" are predicting we'll get another 6-12" of the white and fluffy by Saturday morning.

Friday, November 2, 2012

pump for joy

If you like bikes and beer (c'mon... who doesn't like bikes and beer) then get yourself a designated driver and head on over to the Cottonwood Nov 13th to party down and support our local pump track.

Pumptracks just don't happen people. The guys and gals that make this thing happen have shovels in their hands almost as often as handlebars. Utilizing shovels to make dirt into perfectly sculpted mounds in which to ride ones velocipede over takes more than an afternoon of digging instead of riding... it takes money. Without money, all shovels are good for is this....

.... or this
Looks fun. But not as fun as this....

This photo was taken at the grand opening of the Truckee Pump Track earlier this summer. Opening day was HUGE! Safe to say there were more than a few people there.

And why not. The track was built by a group of people that live, eat and breath bikes. The track has enough variation to keep you busy all day long and irrigation to keep the dust down and the fun factor up. I've been told that this is only the beginning for the pumptrack. The crew has plans for expansion of the area with more lines and jumps in the future. So come on out and support something totally rad on Tuesday Nov 13th. See you there!