Scott Introduces 2010 Line-up!

The Scott CR1 ushered in the ultralight carbon road bike wars just a few years ago but with Addict now running the show it has been retasked for 2010 to cater to a more relaxed audience. First and foremost is a softened ride quality in contrast to the original's occasionally harsh personality courtesy of so-called 'Scott Dampering System' seat stays and chain stays.
According to Scott, the flattened sections in the stays allow much more wheel movement over road irregularities than before – up to 2mm in fact depending on the weight of the rider and how hard the bump is hit. Though not suspension in the strict sense, Scott still expects that SDS's added cush will appeal to older or more casual riders looking for a racy-looking machine that is still comfortable over the long haul. More...


Walter Crash Update!

I wanted to give everyone an update on Walter (the BBC shop cat) after his crash with the bicycle on Saturday morning. He is resting comfortably at our house in Homewood and appears to be on the mend. He ended up with two sutures just above his left eye and bunch of bruises. The awesome vet at Oxmore Animal Clinic said that the wound on his head was quite deep and he is lucky he didn’t lose his eye. She had to sedate Walter while stitching him up and gave him a through physical examination for broken bones etc…and it looks like he lucked out and is just all bruised up. He is noticeably tender but he is not limping. The area around his eye was quite swollen and painful looking yesterday (Sunday) but the swelling has gone down overnight and looks a little better. Overall he is a tough and extra luck cat that probably used up one of his nine lives.
I want to say thanks to all the folks that helped out and took care of him after his crash. It was your quick action that keep him from getting hurt worse. I plan to bring Walter back to the shop after he gets his stitches out and gets clean bill of health from the vet.


Ride for Wishes training ride and rider registration, Saturday June 6th at 9:00am!

This training ride leaves from the parking lot at Birmingham Bicycle Company at 9:00am on Saturday June 6th and will feature 20 and 35 mile options. Post-ride food and drink will be provided. Representitives from the local Make-a-Wish Foundation chapter will be on hand and ready answer any questions you have and will help you sign up for the ride in October. Please come by and see what a difference you can make in the life of a child. The training ride is free to everyone!
October 3-4 2009: The Ride For Wishes 2009 is a two-day cycling event that will feature riding distances for all levels of cyclist- from a 17 mile fun loop to a true Century ride. Plenty of rest stops, great fellowship, and the white, sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast are all reasons to make this year's Ride For Wishes a trip for the entire family. All of the money raised through your fundraising efforts will support the wish-granting efforts in the state of Alabama. For more information and to register online, please go to www.rideforwishes.com.