Making babies, moving CETMA, bikes on sale!


October is over and I couldn't be happier. This month sucked in almost every way.

Beginning early, October hurled an unrelenting succession of misfortunes at me: bad news, major mechanical failures, my wife in a bad car accident, daily blunders, and a stream of flat tires which compounded and grew into an utterly perfect cosmic shitstorm. Then, late last week, the Gods flipped a switch and everything seemed to go back to normal. What the hell?

Fortunately I'm a resilient optimist and recognize good things. Big events happen in clusters and there are a mountain of them happening now. Bring it on, universe.

1. My wife and I decided to make babies. During a recent trip to Hawaii, the topic became a romantic dare between us. Neither of us are backing down, so it's on. I'll have a vasectomy reversal in two weeks. My wife is a twelve-year childcare professional and I build family cargo bikes for a living--DUH.

2. CETMA is moving to Eugene, Oregon next spring. You heard me. LA beach life is paradise for us DINKs, but with kids coming, it's a justifiable trade for the small-town pastoral life, friends, family, and living standards of familiar Eugene.

3. For the first time in four years, my bike build queue is down to a handful of bikes. This is a milestone, since orders increased dramatically in 2016. I owe this to outsourcing my passenger box production, hiring good helpers, and continually trimming fat. If all goes well, November/December will be CETMA's best months in many years.

In celebration of October's end, I'm announcing a sale on CETMA cargo bikes coming November 1st. Details coming in a blog post on Tuesday, November 1.

Comment on this post (8 comments)

  • Lane says...

    Thanks, Yogi.

    November 16, 2016

  • Yogi says...

    Video .. or it did not happen… I’m talking about your build que…

    Good luck with the move…

    November 13, 2016

  • Luc says...

    I wish the both of you a lot of fun planning and building yourself a “new” life. Not everyone gets the chance and/or the courage to go through such changes. More power to you!

    And, yeah, duh!

    November 01, 2016

  • Dan Powell says...

    Holy Cow! I’m so excited for you guys, and excited to have you back in OR!

    Congrats buddy.

    November 01, 2016

  • Lane says...

    Thanks, Shane. See you soon.

    November 01, 2016

  • Shane says...

    Holy crap that’s HUGE. I had to check the date and make sure it wasn’t some sort of crazy April Fools. So glad you’ll be riding Kidical Mass in Eugene some day :-)

    October 31, 2016

  • Lane says...

    Thanks, David. Stay restless!

    October 31, 2016

  • David says...

    Wishing you the best for move AND baby making – my wife and I (newlyweds in our 40s) are also working on the baby part, as well as new career options. Being restless and creative keeps us happy…
    Keep rocking the racks and righteous rides,
    Regards from Toronto!

    October 30, 2016

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