Good timing

Yesterday, our first pop-up shelter we can call our own showed up in the mail.  It couldn’t have come at a better time, since it poured while we were at the artisan market today.  In fact, no sooner had the top been strapped onto the EZ-up did the downpour come, and we huddled underneath it with Ryan and Ed and their coffee trike.  By the way, the coffee trike coffee is a life saver on Sundays.  You guys are the best.  You’ll have to forgive me for not getting photos of the mayhem, but immediately afterwards I got Justin admiring Richard’s rack:

I also didn’t get a photo of critical mass celebrity Chris Carlsson who stopped by to chat for a while.  Although, he did get a photo of us, so maybe you can find another picture of the white tent and goofy mechanics on his blog soon.  He has some pretty cool stories, and it just goes to show you that you never know who’s going to show up to the mobile repair stand.

While it was a little disappointing to not have the foresight to get me grinning like an idiot with Chris, I did have the wherewithal to snap this bad boy last night:

Oh yeah, that’s a common cycle spoke card on a bike I don’t recognize at German Park.  Way to show the love!  By the way, reflective clothing and blinky lights are a must-have for the bike ride home from German Park.  There is a lot of beer consumed there, and I’m pretty sure nobody spends the night.

In other news of good times to come, the Bike Maintenance 101 workshop we’ve been talking about for a long time is tentatively scheduled for June 13th at Sic Transit.  Please contact us so we can gauge interest and focus our attention on the skills you want most.