Does this website look crap on your computer? I need to know. Currently I have found one version of Internet Explorer which some how manages to make a right hash of interpreting the CSS scripting. Genius.
More Ears Than Gears III took place this week end. I wanted to go, but couldn’t. there are loads of photos and reports in these threads from Singletrackworld:
How cool are these saddles? It’s like an aramid fibre string vest (sort of).
Some of you might remember Big Dave who was posting updates from the Gulf in the run up to the recent US invasion, erm I mean, liberation, of the Iraqi people. He’s now back in the US and doing some good work within his local community.
Lots of people have been asking about financial donations. Since this is only my first week on the job, I’m still trying to gather my wits. Here are some better ways to help get more bikes to kids in El Paso, TX. Direct financial contributions should be sent to:
P.O. Box 16270
Fort Bliss, TX 79906
Be sure to indicate on the check that you want the money spent on bike tools or parts. Sometimes the PX gives us huge discounts on bicycle stuff. They sent us 150 pre-built bikes. The quality of these builds was questionable, but we could not keep parents from taking the ones we didn’t get a chance to check. It was like fingernails on a chalk board. I’m also in the process of opening an account with a wholesaler. So a direct contribution will be of greater impact.
If you want to help the local bicycle dealers by giving the program a gift certificate or credit card authorization for a specific amount, here is a list and description of our closest dealers.
4501 Dyer St.
El Paso, TX 79930
This shop is our closest. It specializes in lawnmowers and other gas powered lawn equipment. It does have a large selection of low-end parts. They have a good selection of tubes and kids tires as well. Their prices are fair.
Franklin Mtn. Cyclery
4601 Hondo Pass
El Paso, TX 79904
This shop is a one-man operation that specializes in medium quality road and mtn. bikes. Talk to Darrell. He has a good selection of parts, tools, tubes, and other stuff regularly needed by cyclists. His prices are good and the shop is not far from post.
8900 Viscount Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925
This is a nice and pretty new shop on the East side of town. It specializes in quality mtn. bikes and high-end road bikes. They have lots of high-end wheel sets and other chi-chi stuff like that. The shop is not too far from us, but it is further than the other two. If you habla espanol, talk to Robertini. He’s very cool and more than willing to help us out.
All the other shops in town are fantastic and they support us, but they are on the West side and it is like driving to another city. However, we will not turn down anything.
Thanks, SGT David Wilson
OPSANTA Bike Shop NCOIC