It has ended up being a good week after all;) I got some good work done to Mike G’s and Charley S’s bikes, both Rohloff 26″ wheel super bikes. They will be very much just ultimate do all bicycles. David’s MT and Jon B’s bikes were delivered safely [but the cardboard boxes trashed].
My powder coating oven blew out all of it’s bulbs [$70 each] and I had to replace them and sort of rewire it too, but got it going again. It has been raining everyday…not just rain but a storm everyday with lots of lightening. I have been riding everyday and only got caught in it once [I have a rain suit]. Been getting somewhat hassled on the road a lot. It is funny when I have a almost death experience with a truck or speeding car I forget about it pretty quickly, but when someone yells at me or does something mean [having some interaction with a person] it really bums me out. I got some hate mail in my comments on the blog that got me down too. In the 6 years on the web I have only gotten about 3 hate mails or hassled, so that is pretty good, so I should not let it get to me. The first one I agreed with the guy. He said that after reading my Q&A page that he thought I was an ass!. After I read it I thought the same thing too and changed it [now it is gone], the next one was some guy complaining about the green page that Betsy made and I kind of snapped at him. He sent me this huge long email detailing all the flaws with it….way to much time on his hands. All well the week ended up good…got some frame work done and I finally re-built my mtn bike after about 6 months of it being torn apart. Nice to have it back and in better condition….to wet to ride, so maybe this fall.
I am off with my family to Cape Cod for a little while and this is our last trip of the summer. We will have a great time and then I will be back in the shop 6/7 days a week for many months leading up to Open House on Oct 18th.
Oh yea, I was interviewed by a reporter from Market Place on NPR. It will air on Aug 18th at 6;30PM on 90.9 in Boston [not sure around the country for the time]