A New Cyclery in Town

20191111_155856With the snow falling, and a prediction for it to continue, I did what any normal person would do on their day off. I went to the bike shop.

A new bike shop opened up in town recently. This one came recommended by the Newmarket Eagles cycling club president.  A former Eagle is at the helm of this venture and a good cycling club never forgets one of their own.

The store is called Detour Cyclery. Ever since one of my work colleagues showed up with a t-shirt bearing the name Cyclery, I have thought it was a cool name.  To be fair, as I type this, Microsoft word does not think it is a valid word.  Maybe their denial makes it even cooler.


I entered the shop and right away I could tell they mean business. It has a solid industrial feel to it, escaping from the boutique style of a couple of the other shops in town.  I would be lying if I didn’t say I liked it from the get go.  The prices seemed fair and the owner explained that he was going to have more bike varieties than most shops do.


I spent some time with the owner. I am planning on getting a trainer for these winter months and was wondering what they had in stock.  I was also thinking about my cycling budget for next year and wondering what upgrades, if any, I should get.  Needless to say, like any good shop, there was time to impart a lot of information on me.  I appreciate a busy shop, but I also like it when they’ve got time to answer my questions and don’t feel the need to hard sell me on something.  Hopefully, some of what I learned has sunk in.

I didn’t want to leave, but the rest of the day was calling. I was clear, though, that getting a chance to check out a new bike shop, and get some good information was definitely Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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