Every once in a while I’m reminded that folks actually read this blog when someone comes in the shop and says they follow my blog – and, by the way, it’s been a while since I posted something. Too many times, I have an idea for a blog post when I’m out on a ride or run, but by the time I’m back with access to write down some notes to remember, I’ve already forgotten. There’s not a lot of time during the day when I have to be working on bikes and have no time to write about bikes. Working on bikes comes first.
I get phone calls at the shop to which I simply answer “Black Mountain Cycles.” Sometimes the caller will ask to speak with Mike. To which I might reply, let me check if he’s here. Joke. He’s always there. He’s the only one there. Black Mountain Cycles is me and only me, Mike. He’s going to answer the phone, clean the bathroom, vacuum the floor (um, Mike, you need to get on that one soon), build the bikes, build the wheels, unload the truck when frames arrive, and blog.
Blogging, unfortunately, has taken somewhat of a back seat to all the other tasks this past year or so. The shop’s been plenty busy and that has taken precedent over the blogging. There are other web based things I’ve started that somewhat take the place of blogging that are quick and easy to post up. There’s a couple of shop-based tumblr pages, the facebook page. I don’t own a mobile phone so there’s no Instagram account – although that one appeals to me since it’s simply photo based, but alas, no cell phone. I will get to posting things to the blog this year on a more timely basis. That is, at least, until something else comes up that takes more of my time. Because after all, I’m a mechanic.
Black Mountain Cycles tumblr – rarely updated
What’s In The Stand tumblr – regularly updated
Seen On The Ride tumblr – photos from rides
Black Mountain Cycles on facebook – updated frequently
These social media time sap all the spare time of a guy, but I’m trying to get back on track.
(What’s playing: Devo Clockout)