Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Shopping at College Cyclery in Reno

We did some serious shopping today, mainly at college cyclery where Randy was supremely helpful as usual. He gave us many hours of advice about bikes and our big trip and spent a lot of time helping Kathryn to get a bike which fitted her well. She ended up with a Bianchi Volpe from last year, in red, with a steel frame and a touring orientated set up. Not a hugely expensive bike sale for Randy but from the amount of time he gave us you might expect it to have been a very expensive bike. Randy is clearly a cyclist first and foremost.

Randy called us before we left home saying he was feeling unwell but would come into the shop to meet us since he'd remembered we were headed in. Despite feeling ill we still got excellent service from Randy, his wife and the mechanics. It's a really friendly bike store where people have time to help you out and chat. A great place, highly recommended.

We just about made it home in time to go and eat Sushi with Scott and Amy at Wasabi's. Actually it was 'all you can eat' sushi and we all left feeling ready to burst. There are instructions that go with the 'all you can eat' menu which explain you must eat everything you order. Towards the end it felt very like the end of the scene from Cool Hand Luke where Paul Newman is eating 60 hard boiled eggs for a bet (a film borrowed from the DW & Family Movie library). We we're looking at those sushi roles the same way Paul Newman's character was looking at egg number 55+!


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