Pick up & delivery service starts today! You can now call us to schedule a pick up or delivery anywhere in the Idyllwild/ Pine Cove area. We’ll come to your doorstep to coordinate your repair, or even deliver whatever items … Continue reading Pick up & delivery service
We need to find homes for these 2016 carbon Marin demo bikes! Each of these bikes were custom builds, valued between $6000 and $7000… we’re selling them off for nearly half that! Each of these bikes are tuned in, ready to ride and will serve for years to come. Each of these bikes are size Large, though the Attack Trail & Mt Vision fit more like most size Medium bikes. Please call the shop or drop us a message if you have ANY questions about these bikes. 2016 Rift Zone Pro, 29er $3400 Marin’s flagship 29er, this carbon bike can … Continue reading Marin demo bike SALE
The 2017 ride will start on Friday March 10th. This group start ride will be counterclockwise, as we did in 2016. We found it made the ride more pleasurable for most of the group and had a lighter impact on … Continue reading → Continue reading 2017 Stagecoach 400 date announcement
“That sidewinder almost got me!” said Rod as he emerged from darkness at the top of a sand wash. KC and I were waiting at the road intersection at the top of the wash, contemplating the newfangled casino lights flickering in the distance. Apparently we’d taken a slightly different route to the road and avoided the hostile snake. An hour earlier, I’d just rolled into town, unloaded my bike and stuffed a sub sandwich into my pack. Sunset came like a light switch, and we were in the desert, amongst sidewinders, tarantulas, and other critters. 29 Palms is a desert town … Continue reading Bike Shop Dad: The Reset Button- Camp Dirtbag
When Jim landed in Seattle and called the contact’s he’d made on Couchsurfing.com, they were so nice he wondered if it could even be true. “Are they going to bury me?” he asked himself. His hosts- Chris & Jaclynn- ended up showing him the film Inspired to Ride that evening. He enjoyed the fellowship of like minded folks, and knew his trip was off to a good start. Jim had decided to set out on his 1600 mile ride over the course of 18 days some time earlier. He’d known a guy in college who’d made the trip, and decided … Continue reading Jim’s Seattle to Oceanside Ride
“If you can’t get out of it it, get into it.” A number of my friends and Stagecoach 400 riders have heard me preach this– usually in the middle of a hike-a-bike in the middle of the night, in the middle of the desert somewhere or in a mountain range with a horizon that seems impossibly far away. The phrase came to me as a young Airman on my first deployment to Kuwait in 1998, when a wise old Staff Sergeant (probably in his early 30’s!) shared it with all us young guys as a way to boost morale. The … Continue reading Bike Shop Dad: If you can’t get out of it, get into it.
Contemporary parenthood is taxing, demanding, work pulling us in all directions at any given moment. The kids have constant day-to-day needs (preparing meals, logistics for school and activities, household chores) and their special, fleeting needs (social challenges, behavior corrections, etc) require timely response or the opportunity is missed. Us parents heap plenty on our own plates as well– career challenges, maintaing a house & car, and the complicated grown-up issues stemming from relationships, planning for the future, maintaining physical & mental health, and maybe even some spirituality. We deal with everything, we take care of it. We get it handled. But all too … Continue reading Bike Shop Dad: Finding Ground