The last two days I had an opportunity to work a million hours, but did not and are now kicking myself for it! Besty went to a conference and I was free to work forever on Sunday and had big plans [getting ready for our Open House and making lots of bikes for it etc…]. However I found out about this ride in the city that looked like fun http://www.cambridgebikes.org/Fall2008/index.html I decided to go and if I did not and was working all day Sunday that I would regret it. I was 5 minutes late! and missed them I rode around looking for the ride, but to no avail. I ended up riding around Somerville and Cambridge and visted many friends [Bomber Dave and Geekhouse Marty] that I have not seen in 6 months or more [a year?] Marty is doing well and has a great looking little space in Allston. Dave is still making stuff out of metal [I worked with Dave at Fat]. I was riding through Harvard Sq and bumped in to some guy that is starting a Urban bike shop in the Sq and he got me a free pizza at Veggie Planet…good bike love there too. I miss living in Boston area and all the people I used to be close to and can just drop by to see. That is the way it was in the city and knowing so many people in the bike/art/music world…being able to just drop in on a friend and hang out…not needing to make a date. Lastly I went to see Mike and Ruchi. I used to work with Mike at Fat. They bought a house last year and have been working on it steady and had a great garden going on. I stayed for dinner along with Mike’s bro and another friend Jason. I had a great time and did not get home until midnight or so.
On Monday Rick from Minneapolis came to pick up his bike and was planning on riding down to RI to visit his uncle. I had planned on riding with him out 10 or so miles too. The bike came out great and he was very happy with it. The day was a perfect cool sunny fall day:) We went on a few new nice back roads I had not been on and will now be a new way for me to get down to Providence. I was very happy to have gone on a little ride with Rick, but now it is Tuesday and the Open House is closing in on me…which leads to my not working enough remorse! But the Open House is going to be the best one yet and a lot of people are planning on coming in town for it from All over the Northeast. I have Janet Attard [Janet Bike Girl] coming down from Toronto and Mark Lerberg coming up from Arizona
I have to say that the Lerberg Brothers have now moved into ANT history! Mark and Justin bought a two framesets a few years ago, then placed an order for cross frames last year [still need to make them] and have now bought 4 demo bikes over the last few months! That is the most of any family out there…except mine, but very close. I have a lot of return customers, which I really like and appreciate and is a great feeling. I think that may happen with many builders too, but not sure?
Well I feel better writing about not working enough and now will get my ass going! Stay tuned for more pictures on Flicker