Two Things Before Spring; Seed Exchange, Bikes Ready

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Specimens of both can be seen in this photo.  

You might be thinking about the seeds which you hope to help germinate soon.  Maybe your mind keeps gravitating to favorite roads you enjoy riding during the Spring budding season…

Last year, some friends and I started keeping seeds in the bike shop and exchanging freely; a number of us we’re leaving seeds or taking a few home to add to our gardens…  I offered seeds to many unaware customers who seemed delighted to take a chance at raising their own vegetables, flowers, melons, herbs or what not.

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This year we’re repeating the effort and seeds are available.  Feel free to take part in this project while visiting the shop- ask to see what’s available or bring seeds of your own to leave for distribution.  Currently I have varieties of tomatoes, corn, peas, green beans, eggplant, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, okra, spinach, collards, kale, cilantro, basil, catnip, sunflower and other miscellany.

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The mammoth sunflowers (8-12 feet tall) are a favorite and can grow to full height in 3 months. These proved to be hardy last season, planted an inch below the soil with a little vermicompost and watered twice each week if rain wasn’t cooperating.  Once they reached a few inches in height, they grew quickly benefiting from full sun and sufficient water.  I’ve had a few heads drying in the shop over the Winter and seeds are ready for dispersal (while they last).

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Road bikes might not be predominant in the shop (relative to track bikes) but they’re here in great numbers, equipped with Sram, Shimano, Campagnolo or as a partial builds or frameset only.  Over 30 road bikes are in stock and about a third are full carbon…
Full carbon frames range $700-2000; completes starting at $1500 including sales tax.  Alloy/carbon, full aluminum and chromoly road frames and bikes are available too, all are on sale.

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And don’t forget about everything happening this weekend.

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