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  1. #1
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    SO we get this call at the shop...

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    I am putting this in the adventure stories section, because this guy is on an adventure.
    One day we get a call at the shop. Seems a guy is riding across country, and has broken his rear D in a nearby town. The guys load into the truck after closing and head out to do a little bike EMT work.
    Turns out the guy is pretty funny, and he video blogged about us.
    Check out the video for days 8-11 in the blog below. Tony is my husband who has a camera phobia, and Nick is our manager who obviously does NOT. OY!! Good thing he's such a rockin mechanic is all I have to say!
    Anyway, enjoy.

    http://walkingfool2.blogspot.com/

  2. #2
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    Hah! That was pretty funny. Your shop came nicely out of it. But I have to agree your husband seems a little shy - and your mechanic - not so much
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

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  3. #3
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    At first I thought the rider was this guy
    Is he riding alone? The quality of the footage was impressive!
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  4. #4
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    his video is pretty impressive huh??

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    He seems like an interesting guy! I'm glad you all were able to help him out, sooner or later.

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    walk

    The guy walked accross the US WOW!!!

    Thanks for helping the dude out

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    Nice of him, but the blog goes dead in Chicago where his bike was stolen. I wonder what happened? Probably lost his computer also.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Running Mommy, your mechanic--

    What an adventure! I hope he can continue on his journey despite the BIG setback in Chicago. Maybe someone can give him a bike so he can continue on.

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    His journey continues ... kind of

    Quote Originally Posted by sundial View Post
    Running Mommy, your mechanic--

    What an adventure! I hope he can continue on his journey despite the BIG setback in Chicago. Maybe someone can give him a bike so he can continue on.
    Looks like he is somewhat continuing his journey ... by foot to leave Chicago and then renting a car to get to SD.

    http://walkingfool2.blogspot.com/

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    Totally cool!

  11. #11
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    Mmmmmm... we haven't heard from Denise since then.

    Gal, if you're listening, hope everything's okay - I know you were struggling over the summer. Hang in there...
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

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    We miss you, Denise!

  13. #13
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    still around, just not around here much.

    I'm still hanging in there. Shop is too. Just decided that after some flaming pm's I was probably crossing the line between talking to my online friends about life as I live it, and needing to protect my professional business owner persona.

    I also was starting to see a trend here that I didn't care for. As always happen, forums change as people come and go.
    So I just decided to step aside.

    But if any of you care, you can "fan" the shop on facebook. Estrella Mountain Cyclery is the name of the shop.

    But all is well, and thanks for caring.

    Ride safe!

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Running Mommy View Post
    I'm still hanging in there. Shop is too. Just decided that after some flaming pm's I was probably crossing the line between talking to my online friends about life as I live it, and needing to protect my professional business owner persona.

    I also was starting to see a trend here that I didn't care for. As always happen, forums change as people come and go.
    So I just decided to step aside.

    But if any of you care, you can "fan" the shop on facebook. Estrella Mountain Cyclery is the name of the shop.

    But all is well, and thanks for caring.

    Ride safe!

    Hey Denise!

    I am going to become a fan TODAY!!!! You Rock! I was going to send you a PM but I can't!!! UGH!!!

    Trac'

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    I think it's really sad that Denise isn't around so much. What is up with people and the nasty PMs? Geez, you're going to make me revert to my "People are Scum" mantra, just when I was beginning to think maybe humanity wasn't so bad after all...


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