The Newsletter that Makes You Wonder Why You Wonder About It


My goodness! What a tremendous Autumn. I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy it. Everybody around here is talking about how “they” say it’s gonna be a hard, cold winter with lots of snow and blah blah blah. Bring it on. It’s a fair price to pay for the past two months.

A customer asked about spinning a few weeks ago. I asked if he’d like to receive the newsletter, which had all the details. “Man,” said he, “that thing sure is long.” With that in mind, I’ll try to keep from drifting off topic too much this go-round.

So. Sure. Spinning. Signup begins at 11:00 am on 11/7/16 at the downtown shop. $150 gets you spinning two nights a week plus one winter service special. Dang! Spinning is Monday and Thursday evenings, 6:00, beginning December 1st. We have 45 openings, first come, first served.

What? Winter Service Special? You bet. November 1 through February 28. Bring that beautiful bike into the shop and we’ll make it sing. Clean drivetrain. Fresh grease. Round wheels. Perfect shifting and braking. All this can be yours for $90. March is four months away, and already I’m begging you to please avoid the spring service scrum. Let’s get that bike ready to ride for half the price — right now.

On a family trip this summer, I stayed in a neat hotel decorated almost entirely with black and white images of the city — famous buildings, statues, etc. I thought to myself, “Dang. I’d like to do something like that in the shops, but I am (as anyone who has read the Pedal blog can attest) a really terrible photographer.” Since you’re a better photographer than me, let’s have a contest. You put a cool pic of the Kalamazoo area on Instagram with a pedalbicycles tag on there, and we’ll pick the best to print and hang for posterity.

Current weather notwithstanding, trainer season will be upon us soon. What are your five favorite movies to make time pass more quickly? Fill out the survey here, and I’ll post the results next month.

I think I speak for all of us at Pedal when I say that we are lucky to live, work and play in this tremendous place with such wonderful people. Very lucky, indeed. Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you a few moments of reflection, a tasty meal and the company of someone you love.