On the road again

I’ve got a couple shorter trips happening during January. Once back in Louisville, it will be the big push to get this business off the ground. At the moment I’m in Connecticut for the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. Keegan designed a hell of a course, as I heard lot’s of riders complaining during the pre-ride yesterday, and that’s always a sign the course designer did their job well. It’s cold, it’s rainy, it’s muddy, it’s cyclocross.

Today, Tuesday, gets the week started with a non-championship race or two for the Portland Bicycle Studio crew. By the looks of things I should have plenty to do in the pits and after racing all week. I’m not going to lie and tell you I hate the dry dirt crit races like Dallas was, because the easy days are pretty awesome. This is cyclocross though and it’s supposed to be a mess. With the possibility of rain for the day mixed with the temperature hovering just above freezing, we should have a pretty sloppy day ahead of us, and week for that matter. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed and hope all the power washers at the venue keep working. Who knows, maybe I’ll even manage to take more than one picture of the venue today as well.

From the railhead to the boatyard


Please excuse my mess. This site is in need of major renovations and I just started it a week ago. However, this past week has been an intense exercise in the lessons of running before you walk, and I couldn’t be happier with the way this has started. More bikes than I expected were handed over to me this week, and I am happy to say they have all found their way home repaired, tuned, and happy. I cannot thank everyone enough for supporting what I’m trying to do, and by what I’m trying to do, I mean pay rent, feed my kids, and drink a couple beers when I can. Regardless, thank you.

Now, as that giant page header reads, Ritual Device isn’t only geared toward local bicycle service, but also Professional Race Support. As such, I have to board a plane around 6am this morning and head out west. I’ll be working with Portland Bicycle Studio at SSCXWC this weekend and then on to Resolution Cup in Dallas next weekend. After that I’ll be home and available for local service from what should be December 14 – 28. After that I’ll be back on the road for CX Nats in Connecticut before driving the van back out to Portland and finally flying back home. Let’s call my return January 16 to be safe.

With this time on the road, I should have the chance to get this site properly assembled and looking like it’s something I actually give a damn about. See you soon!