Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February thaw, and a new start!

Two days ago, on Sunday, I was able to get my first road ride in of the year. 40 miles of sunshine and smooth tarmac makes Mark a happy boy. To smell the early freshness of the coming spring and the dream of long rides through the countryside, are enough to keep me looking to the days ahead. I'm also looking forward to a new part-time job, working at a local bike shop. I made my bike shop debut 30 years ago when I got a mechanics job at Rainbow Jersey Bike Shop. I learned many facets of the cycling world at RBJ, and am indebted to Jerry Pearce for giving me the chance to break into the world of cycling back in the '80s.

Now, I as I enter into a new phase of my life, and new dreams as a cyclist, I will be spending some of my days at Emery's Bike Shop this coming spring. The Milwaukee location, owned and operated by 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist, Brent Emery, has an extremely impressive history of supporting the cycling community in the Metro-Milwaukee area. Brent's knowledge and involvement of the sport from many aspects is mind-bogeling in itself. I'm really looking forward to being part of the team and, and helping other people enjoy the healthy, fun sport of bicycling!

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