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The store at Moskowite Corners closed a few weeks ago, making it more difficult for cyclists climbing over Cardiac Hill on Hwy. 128 to find water and supplies. The nearest store to Cardiac is now the Turtle Rock Inn, five miles farther north on Hwy. 128.
The Moskowite store, “The Crossroads at Lake Berryessa,” was in bankruptcy in 2008 when it was purchased by Jim Keller of Napa, according to a story in the Napa Valley Register. Keller fixed the place up and found a new tenant, Jim Winchell, to run the place in 2010, according to the Register story. Winchell ran the market, restaurant and bar with his family until last month. On March 11, they closed the doors to the store for the last time and sent out a letter on the internet to their customers. They also posted a large copy of the letter in the window of the closed store. Read the letter.
Posted from Napa, California, United States.
Nice wrap-up of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in the Bike World News. The site is reporting that the show had the best attendance ever with more than 8,000 people showing up for the three-day event. And, congrats to local bike builder Steve Rex (his booth is in the photograph) for winning “Best Road Bike” at the show. You can view the story here.
Also, there’s an interesting article by Jerry Hirsch in The Bellingham Herald about the bike show and the growth of cycling businesses even in the bad economy. Hirsch writes, “Though the entire industry probably doesn’t have much more of an economic effect than a couple of Target stores, one indicator of its popularity is that colleges and universities are starting to teach frame building.”
Posted from Sacramento, California, United States.
Check out the article, “Bike-crazy Davis spawns peddlers who pedal,” on sacbee.com by Bee reporter, Hudson Sangree, about the growing number of pedal-powered businesses across the nation. Sangree even interviewed realtors who peddle homes by bicycle. Consider the following quote from his article, “Today, Davis residents can get around by pedicab, have their yardwork done by landscapers who pull trailers on bikes, and sip Roth’s organic fair-trade coffee, delivered by bicycle to their doorsteps each week in reusable Mason jars.”
Read the complete story here.