Summer is over??? October 31 2013

Hi all, Welcome back.  We took a break from blogging over the summer.  But seasons are changing, and I know you’d like to here what we’ve been up to. We added a line of bike touring bags (modernly referred to as ‘bike packing’). We’ve been partnering with our local bike shop Aloha Mt Cyclery and  through this effort we’ve generated a big increase in XtraCycle owners here in Carbondale.  With our ExtraHuge accessory bags, we’ve increased the XtraCycle's touring capacity and had some fun adventures. [caption id="attachment_446" align="aligncenter" width="614"]Recent Bike assisted trip to the local crag for a little trad climbing.  Until recently it had not been so easy to carry all our rock gear with out the iron horse.  Plus, we had the lucky discovery of a tape measure in the bottom of the bag... good for measuring our success, and the heights of the climbs up to 26feet.  Recent Bike assisted trip to the local crag for a little trad climbing. Until recently it had not been so easy to carry all our rock gear with out the iron horse. Plus, we had the lucky discovery of a tape measure in the bottom of the bag... good for measuring our success, and the heights of the climbs up to 26feet.[/caption] We are firm believers in bicycle transportation… and hope to see it expand beyond just a in town commuting tool…  Riding a bike is an opportunity to increase the ‘fun factor’ for any adventure.   For the record: yes, we have ridden with skiis & UpSkiis the entire 50miles & 6000’ of climbing from Carbondale to the top of Independence pass for a trifecta of sporting fun. [caption id="attachment_447" align="aligncenter" width="614"]In route to Pyramid Peak summit from Carbondale with Xtracycle & UpSki bags.  First bike ascent of Maroon Creek Road with a box of pizza?? In route to Pyramid Peak summit from Carbondale with Xtracycle & UpSki bags. First bike ascent of Maroon Creek Road with a box of pizza??[/caption] We've been working hard in the shop the last few months getting ready for winter again, and we've got some great improvements to the UpSki reducing weight and increasing performance...   Stay tuned for more