Thursday, March 27, 2008

Scoutin' Minneapolis

My 1st time to Minneapolis in all of my years on this planet. A very cool city indeed. The 1st place we went was One on One, which is a bike shop/coffee shop/ and art gallery - cool concept.
Geno and Chris took us for a short cruise around the city. I got to borrow a sweet singlespeed road bike with silver bar tape, red chain and wheels...just a cool bike. The boys and girls at Swobo are hitting home runs with their bikes this year.
I almost parked my bike on the girl's bike rack at Whole Foods. Good thing Jackie caught it - that would have been a disaster ;)
We found a Lego version of Boba Fett - this one's for you Jesse.
Kevin from Freewheel bikes took us for a trip around the local bike paths. He let Jack take the 1st ride on his fully restored 1968 Schwinn - all pink and sparkly. I checked out a Trek Lime for the 1st time - it makes riding pretty darn easy. We led us to our venue - the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center - which is going to rock. It's all that and then some.
And we met with QBP - the supplier of bike candy to all bike shops. Also home to Surly, Salsa, BMC, and so much more. It's a huge facility - and it's all 'green' - paperless, solar, recycled was right up our alley. So now I want a Madone, Swobo Del Norte, Surly Pugsley, BMC Pro Machine, and a Salsa Cassaroll. It's a good thing this recon trip is coming to a close - I can't wait to get back on the bike in Colorado.


  1. Thanks for stopping in Mpls! Next time you have to stay the weekend. We will really show you the town!
    Oh wait, you are coming back for a weekend. Yeah!

    You are right, the event is going to rock.

  2. Did you get a chance to visit Peace Coffee in the Green Institute building? Peace Coffee is the New Belgium of coffee...very bike/environment friendly.

  3. We saw some stickers for Peace Coffee, but didn't see the spot in the Green Institute. Sounds really cool. Is a Peace Coffee going in the new bike center? I know there's a coffee shop of some sort in the works.