Sunday, June 7, 2009

First Day

This pedicab business is about to start, I just put in the permit application at city hall on Friday. ( if you haven't been in Minneapolis City Hall you should check it out just for the amazing father of waters statue)
The rain made me think today about getting the $700 awning with full frontal coverage for the pedicab. I don't mind riding in inclement weather, but I know from driving around my roommates how much chillier it can get back there.
Hopefully the weather will be nice for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. It will be nice to get some business cards done before it to hand out to people there. I just watched the Dauphane Libere on Versus, and it's amazing to see the popularity of bicycle racing on the streets in Europe, maybe someday it will be like that here as well.
I hope that Minneapolis will like a pedicab business on the streets. One of the nights I was out with the roommates a cabbie pulled up next to us and gave us a thumbs up, yelling "I like what your doing". I took that as a good sign.

Bicycling has been getting a lot of push the past couple years. I think the youth of today will help spur the cycling popularity forward, the environment more then Lance Armstrong will give it the popularity it deserves, and might have had continuing the boom of the 1890's. Being a History major I love looking at old pictures of bicycles.
This one is from a bicycle race in Red Wing. circa 1896.
I got it from this article I found on the Minnesota Historical Society Website about the bike boom in the Red River Valley.
The rain is nice, hopefully the food will grow well in the world to feed everyone. Work on the website and logo continues...

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