Ugh - I just realized that it's been almost a month since my last post. Shameful. But I don't know where the time has gone. It's been quite the few weeks. In one week my cat was killed by a coyote, I had to go to the mayo clinic for my annual "Do you have cancer again" check up and....I was laid off. From a job I have had for 17 years. Not that I didn't know it was coming sometime soon, the company has been in decline for a couple years but still. So...this is supposed to be about cycling right? Not a Lisa pity party? Well my friends...it is. Not in the riding sense because I have been so busy I haven't been doing much of that. But..THE UNLIKELY CYCLIST is coming to life as a women's cycling boutique!
Getting laid off forced me to make some life changes and I decided to go for what had been a dream for me for a long time. I have often wondered how I could be part of the process of getting more women on bikes. To make them comfortable in the sport - and I have decided to take a pro-active stance.
I am not a big believer in that whole "God's plan" thing, but I have to say that all the elements fell into place for me. I found a great little store for rent in Costa Mesa, only 10 minutes from my house, negotiated a killer lease and got to work. Pulling up tile, painting, making it pretty. Work that will take me until the beginning of October. Writing business plans, contacting distributors and reps and making my way into this industry.
Its a work in progress - but I hope you come along for the ride.
The Unlikely Cyclist will open the first weekend in October at 17th and Irvine across the street from Kean coffee in Costa Mesa, CA.