Through it all, though, I have neglected to mention the awesome ability of one Pony Shopper in particular: John Schultz. John has been there as long as I can remember, always quick to pick up a ticket and help out when I come crawling in the door with a sheepish look on my face. I really appreciate all that he does -- without him, I'd have been screwed more than once.
This week, John has gone above and beyond. The Rush needed a few tweaks after the beating it's been taking, and John has stepped up big-time -- pushing through repairs and making changes that will have me back on the bike and riding better than ever in no time. He's the man when it comes to mountain bikes -- letting me borrow some awesome videos and guiding me through this maze of new terminology and technology that I'd always heard about but was afraid to follow. Now I'm a convert.
John, thanks a lot -- I owe you some beer!
* The photo at the top is not the "real" John Schultz. This is an imposter who thinks he's the man, just because he has the same name. He's not. John's the man.
ONLY 93 DAYS TO NATZ!!