Greg picked up his new Boxer today. We went for a short ride around Seward Park and got a little drizzled on to give us the full Seattle test ride experience.
There’s a nice selection of photos in the Gallery here.
A little saddle height and bar rotation adjustments and boom! he’s ready to go. When we got back, Greg asked me to explain how I design a bike to fit a rider.
With a rider’s contact point numbers (saddle height, saddle setback, bar reach & drop/rise and bar height off ground) I basically draw up a bike to fit those dimensions. Then I use the Rider Modeling function in BikeCAD to see if I’m in the right ball park. It’s really useful to me to have a few images of the rider on a bike when I’m putting this all together, especially if we never meet in person.
I relish working with my local clients because they can take delivery in Seattle and we can go for a ride. Greg was really patient with me as I “got my legs back” after Ramone was born. A month and a half of not working to spend time with our baby, stretched my motivation to get back in the shop pretty thin and Greg has been a saint throughout the whole process. Now that I’m back up to full speed, I can enjoy the shop time and my time spent with Ramone even more.
The summer went by too quickly and now we’re thick in it round here with rain, rain and more rain. Picked up a nice used Chariot Cougar trailer so I can take Ramone out for some sight seeing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I’ll finally get back on the bike with some regularity. Can’t wait.