Monday, March 05, 2007

16 Years and counting

Well as of today I've been in the Bike Business for 16 years!
I start at Cycle Sport Bicycle shop in North Platte on this date in 1991. Damn that a lot of bikes!
Cycle Sport at the time was one of the smallest shops in Nebraska.
The Bike Rack was the next shop. While I was there, The largest Bike Shops in the Midwest.(it might still be)
Highgear (AKA Midwest Cycling) was the next shop. The up and coming shop in the Midwest.
So I guess that its safe to say that I have seen the full range, smallest to largest. And the new up and comers in Nebraska.
Now I'm in Wisconsin, Cronometro, one of the top Custom Bike shops in the country.
Bike's have done a lot for me. I meet my wife, and have made friends for a lifetime while being in the bike business.
It has taken me to France, Twice. Seeing thing that I would have never gotten the chance to see.
I guess the long and short is. IT BEATS HAVING A REAL JOB!

To all those that I have meet Thank you! And for those of you I haven't meet, I hope to soon!
Here to another 16 years, at least!
Peace and Grease.
Grump

2 comments:

munsoned said...

That's just assum, Scott. Any bike shop that is lucky to have you (put up with you?) is one worth visiting. The knowledge (berating) you bestow upon customers (your personal emotional punching bags) takes them to a new high (new low) of cycling knowledge (self worth).

So here's to many more years (not too many, you old fool) of wrenching (your co-workers necks) and passing on (gas) wisdom to all those (soon to be denigrated) customers and friends.

Cheers! ;D

Peter said...

man, scott, I'm getting old. I remember I was in highschool getting laid back in 91. but at least I'm not as old as you.

good job. you must be a masta mechanic (insert certain touvhy person's voice). 16 years, thousands of beers, and a few extra pounds later and you're about as fine tuned as they get when it comes to the bike industry.