30 Days of Biking-Day 20

20 Apr

I wasn’t sure I would get a ride in today. We traveled to San Jose, CA where we are spending the night before meeting up with the group to start our next bike tour tomorrow.

Whenever and wherever we travel I like to check out local bike shops. One was within walking distance, Bicycle Express.

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What a great shop! Small, but filled with bikes, many vintage, and bike gear.Also filled with neighborhood customers and a friendly and enthusiastic owner and crew. Bicycle Express is to bikes what television bar Cheers was to beer. Great place!

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As some of you might know I’ve been considering getting (read: longing for) a mix-tee. They had one, a Virtue which is made in San Diego. Having never ridden a mixtee I asked if I could take her for a spin. I only rode a few blocks but I did get a ride in – 20 for 20!

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I liked the bike and when we come back to San Jose before heading home if they locate a small frame size I’m going to ride it and see.

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Check out Virtue bikes, many cool designs we don’t see in the US.

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