Not everyone is stuck at home, and I’d like to say thank you to those of you who work in an essential service or are having to show up for work for some reason. This is particularly true of healthcare providers, who we are all relying upon right now, but it also extends to law enforcement, those in grocery stores, bike shops(!), and even those in media who are busier than ever. Thank you all, whatever your vocation, for your service. If you are working overtime during this wee bit of bother, I’m afraid there isn’t much I can suggest aside from riding to work to avoid public transit or close quarters in a car. Please know we are with you and we hope you’ll be back on the dirt soon.

The rest of you, who may be able to ride occasionally but not head to work, or maybe not ride at all, may need something to keep your mind off the terribly inconvenient global pandemic we’re in the midst of. If, for whatever combination of reasons, you have a little extra time on your hands, it’s time to give your bike some long overdue TLC. And I’ve got a few ideas for you. Some projects are bigger than others, and more complex, but based on what I know about our audience, most will be in your wheelhouse.


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