Winter Blues and some thoughts that go with them
First of all, this has been one of the easiest winters I can remember! I have had less snow shovelling, less CAA calls and less torn kid’s snow pants. Yet at the same time every year as a bicycle shop owner winter blues set in. Less people in the store, trails are not really accessible and the days are short, dark and cold!
At this time of year, I start looking for things to spend my money on, kind of like a mid-life crisis but only I call it, mid-winter crisis. The new road bike, the new cross bike and which mountain bike I will ride next year. At this time podium finishes and endless trail days are the on board movie in my brain. I just know the next year is going to be amazing. There is something to be said for flipping through a new supplier catalogue, could relate back to the first day of school when those shiny new text books were passed back in each row in class.
So what will change this year, well, nothing, my kids and wife will ride a bit more, we will have a few more family excursions, I will see lots of happy faces as people leave with new bikes or tuned up bikes. 2016 is going to be a kick ass year! We will be here handing out a lifestyle that only bicycles can offer. Come on by and check out the bicycle lifestyle at The Hub!