Monday, July 14, 2014

Rays ride out

Fancy a morning ride out. New to the scene or a veteran bike rider.  Meet Ray at the shop and go for a  jaunt in the sun.

Mike and his epic trip

Recently I took my KOM in travel configuration to Colorado.
 I had a great ride to Fort Collins and back to the airport on either end of a business trip.

Here's a map of my route minus all the inevitable getting lost:
On the ride up to Ft Collins, I took a route in the high plains with great views of the Rock Mts front range.  On the way back, on the advice of an LBS in Fort Collins, I took a more easterly route (Cty Rt 17 mainly). Both ways I had thunderstorms and hail in the afternoon, and on the return trip about 40 miles on dirt/gravel turned into muddy roads.  Glad to have brought the rear fender at least.  Overall something of an adventure, but just what the experienced Coloradan cyclists were telling me to expect!
Your bicycle handled it all with aplomb, even the incredible amount of sandy grit.

Attached are some photos.  We are up to about 7500 miles, Gates belt drive and Shimano gearhub holding up fine so far.  The frame and finish holding up wonderfully well considering the abuse it gets on a regular basis.

Thanks again,

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mercian T Shirts

We have just had a delivery of Mercian T shirts in some cool colours and all sizes.
Please call the shop to order.

Johns bike


Here is a picture of my new Mercian bike, with a view, for your gallery.


Johns steed

Thank you John for the photos