The bike shop that sold me my first road bike has closed its doors. Bikehaus is no more. I’m currently wearing shoes, shorts, and shirt I bought specifically for cycling, and my helmet is sitting right next to the keyboard, because I rode that bike to the coffee shop where I’m typing these words. I have all these things because Eric, the store’s erstwhile owner, made me a great deal that introduced me to what has become a cherished hobby. Alas, the same circumstance that got me the deal meant, in the end, that the place couldn’t stay open. I’m sorry to see it go, and grateful to Eric and Tim for the excellent service they gave me. My health and happiness are both greater for Bikehaus having existed.