If the wind and rain over the weekend were any indication, our Seattle summer is, shall we say… no longer with us. Thus begins our long annual crouch of perseverance against the steady, soggy elements. Kind of makes you want to find a blanket and some fuzzy slippers and settle into a Netflix-fueled hibernation.
Okay, I’m being dramatic.
Still, many people I spoke with over the weekend were having that thought of, “Oh, right. This again.” And for us bike-riders, that thought is often coupled with a mental inventory of what’s needed to keep up our commutes through the winter. Did my gloves wear out last year? Should I give wool a try this season? Maybe waterproof shoes makes sense for me… etc., etc.
Well, we’re starting to get our winter orders at the shop, and there are a number of new items worth mentioning, including locally-made waterproof rain spats for ladies, wool caps and head-liners for breathable warmth under a helmet, and a variety of socks, tights, and gloves to keep your extremities cozy. Come by if you’re filling gaps in your cold weather wardrobe.
…and if the weather keeps you indoors, you can still check out our new online storefront. It’s a (very) limited selection of items–currently only our own products–but we’ll be adding to it over time. For now we’re starting slowly, giving this whole e-commerce thing a try, focusing on those items you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a new way of doing business for us, but we’re excited that we can now serve HnB fans all over the U.S.
Thanks as always for your interest and support. Happy riding and we hope to see or hear from you soon.