Big Enough to Serve You, Small Enough to Know You
Nature on the Rail Trail
Enjoy the ladyslipper we found earlier this month, or go and find your own.
Here's the Problem
Many folks have been wondering why it has been so hard to get bikes, components and accessories. The sketch above (which we received from one of our suppliers on April 15th) shows one of the limitations - parts availability. You don't actually have a bike until EVERY part is received.
The other part of the problem is shipping. Click HERE: for a video showing the freight situation on the West Coast.
Our suppliers are telling us now that we have to place our bike orders immediately for 12 - 18 months down the road. We already have many hundreds of bikes on backorder, but anything we order today is 3 to 18 months away. We strongly suggest that you plan ahead too. Seeing us now, will increase your likelihood of getting a bike in the (relatively) near future.
Note: Additional Wahoo Trainers have just arrived. Place your order now.
Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon
A New Kind of Cycling
E-bike technology has come to road bikes. And it's done it in a big way; beautiful, elegant and efficient. The Specialized Turbo Creo SL is the lightest e-bike in its class. It's about HALF the weight of our previous e-bike models. The motor’s responsive torque curve delivers power perfectly in-tune with your normal riding cadence and leaves no resistance when riding unassisted.
With the Future Shock 2.0, you'll feel a reduction in shock and fatigue and an increase in speed, no matter the terrain. The 2.0 control knob atop the stem adjusts shock compression from fully-open to stiff, while hydraulically-damped internals control rebound.
Battery anxiety? Not on the Creo SL. With up to 80 miles of range from the internal battery, the Creo SL eats up big miles and long days. The optional range extender provides up to 40 additional miles of mountain-flattening power.
And, while your friends may not agree, using an e-bike is really not cheating. Studies reported in the The NY Times show that e-bike riders gain as much fitness as riders of conventional bikes. But, they tend to ride MORE, and experience lower perceived effort.
The future is NOW, and we have it at Pedal Power Bike & Ski.
Coronavirus Update VII
We’re Still Here
Pedal Power Bike & Ski is still open, but still in a modified lockdown. Staff members will be here from 10am to 5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; we’ll be closed Wednesdays and Sundays. There are significantly fewer staff members on hand, due to demographic issues. We're hoping that will change, but so far it has not.
We DO LOVE YOU, but we DON'T LOVE THE VIRUS. And we're still not comfortable with the potential for infection. So, beyond mandatory masking, we've installed, not just regular, but ultra HEPA filters (100 X finer than the virus), and we're still limiting entrance. However, in response to our current inclement weather, we do let customers into a restricted, filtered area. While somewhat awkward, and more time consuming for us, this system has permitted us to continue serving our customers. Call from outside when you arrive. If you have a problem getting here during these more limited hours, contact us and we’ll see if we can make additional arrangements.
Pedal Power has also launched an additional approach to help minimize everyone's physical interaction. Nearly a year ago we put our on-line ordering system into operation and it's been working quite well. Unfortunately, the site cannot handle non-cataloged, non-bicycle related items. Therefore used bikes, XC skis, and layaways (deposits) can't be done through the website, only by phone or in person.
- You can now buy bikes, bicycle clothing, and bicycle equipment directly from us at www.PedPow.com
- Unfortunately, because of the current chaos, the inventory count can be somewhat undependable.
- Supplies of a great many items are terrible, and we expect them to stay that way until AT LEAST 2022!
- If you see what you want, grab it. If your item is unavailable, be flexible. Plan much, much further ahead than usual.
- Be patient. The internet is NOT MAGIC . A human has to pick, process, and prepare your order, and that takes time.
Pedal Power Is Looking for a Few Good Men ... and Women!
As always, we're gearing up for Spring. Play your cards right, and you could find yourself working here ... with US! Wouldn't that be special? We need both technicians and sales folks, and will consider both full and part timers. Friendly enthusiasm is always a must, and a love of cycling would also be a plus.
We offer competitive pay, bonuses, the chance for industry certifications and conferences, vacation and health insurance for full-time employees, and a fun atmosphere. We understand that not everyone has been fortunate enough to have a career as a bike technician, and we've had good success re-training people from other mechanical and engineering fields. So if you're one, come in and see us. We've also been the first paid job for many high school students and we're looking for more of them; but you must be at least 16 years old to work here.
Of course, neither gender nor race is an issue.
Electra Townie - The Bike for the Rest of Us
Don’t think of yourself as a cyclist? A bit concerned about your balance? Never felt comfortable on a bike when your feet can’t touch? Got a significant other you just can’t hook on cycling? Maybe your youngster’s having trouble learning to ride on two wheels. Or maybe you’re just looking for cool styling. We’ve got the bike for you – Electra.Shop Electra Bikes