Toward the end of December, I mentioned that a bunch of us had been talking about putting together a shop space where we could hang out and wrench on bikes (or at least talk about wrenching on bikes while we eat pizza and drink beer). Well guess what? The dream is becoming a reality. The Adrian Bicycle Co-op is taking shape.
This past Sunday, John and I picked up where others had left off a couple of weeks prior, clearing a space in the corner of Moose’s pole barn, and constructing walls. Pretty much all that’s left is to add a ceiling, and to outfit it with bike stands, tools, and vintage race posters. Then we can fire up the heater and get to work.
I really wish I had documented the process with photographs, but I failed to do so. I’ll be sure to take some the next time I’m on-site.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what rolls out of here. To be sure, it’s going to be a great thing for folks who already know each other and ride with one another to get together for the purpose of refreshing old bikes and maintaining newer ones. But I hope it will one day be more than that, too. Time will tell. Stay tuned. (And if you’re local, please drop by.)