Imagine knowing with complete certainty that today is the last day you will ride for the entire winter. It’s a last chance, a curtain call. Collect everything you have stored on your imaginations back burner and either light it up or leave alone until spring. It’s motivating if anything. Less motivating is the sting of a cold November hard wood floor shattering against your naked feet, or the absence of a warm bed and cozy morning spent refusing to rise. But in certain circumstances, certain details are easily overlooked. A thick frost on my window and a saddened sun struggling to break through a concrete sky made it hard to grab my bike, but sometimes my desires reach beyond a conventional warm winter morning indoors. I guess my priorities are shifted slightly, dragging me further away from what appears to be comfortable and closer to the things that really make me happy. Read More→
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Allegro Cyclery is a medium-sized, downtown Walla Walla bike shop, with a casual vibe, that’s owned and run by riders Michael Austin and Steve Rapp. It’s the cheerful culmination of a love and appreciation for cycling born from decades in the saddle.
“Pedaling for the first half century of my life has led me to where I needed to be, surrounded by bikes and the people who enjoy the lifestyle,” says Austin.
Rapp and Austin opened the shop in 2005.
“We’re exactly where we want to be,” says shop manager, Justin Bannerman who joined Allegro in 2008. He came to the job with 22 years of bicycle racing and retail experience, previously managing or owning shops in Anacortes. Read More→