Over the last few years, I’ve posted a handful of satirical “Frequently Axed Questions” sections on various posts and blogs. I’ve come to enjoy those quite a bit, and I hope you have, too.
I felt it befitting to sign off today with one last F.A.Q. since we have been bombarded with questions over the last month. If you aren’t finding the answer to your question below, you can email us.
Frequently Axed Questions.
Q. Wait, what’s going on? You’re leaving?
Tobie. Yep, today’s my last day, but the shop is not going anywhere.
North Central Cyclery. Yeah, I’m not going anywhere.
Q. Where are you going?
T. Good Question. Nowhere, right now. But I’m excited to explore the next chapter for me and my family soon. I have a couple opportunities to take what I’ve learned here and help apply it to a larger community. Ideally, I’d love to continue getting people to get together, build community, and ride bikes.
NCC. I just said I’m not going anywhere.
Oh, you were talking to him. Ok, I’ll be right over here if you need me. I’m not going anywhere.
Q. What’s going to happen to NCC? It’s for sale, right? It’s not closing, is it?!?
T. No, it’s not closing. No way.
It’s currently for sale, but we’re excited to report that we have a beautiful batch of people interested in keeping it going. We’ve been sorting through the inquiries and working to find the best fit. Things are running as usual around the shop during the transition.
NCC. It’s been really amazing to see who has inquired. We are confident the shop is going to be in good hands. The community around here is really supportive of the change and we’ve got big hopes for what lies ahead.
Q. Who’s going to be at the shop, now?
T. The only person leaving is me. The rest of the staff is still here. They’re going to be working hard to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved.
NCC. If you want to buy something from us to sell something to us, you’ll want to talk to Jeff first. If you have something that is broken and in need of fixing, you’ll want to talk to Chad first. If you have an excess of candy or beer and you need help disposing of it, pretty much anyone here can help you with that right away.
We’re still looking to fill a few spots, so if you’re interested in working with us, click here to learn more.
Q. What’s happening to Axletree? Is Axletree going away?
T. Axletree is a totally separate entity, so this doesn’t fundamentally change anything. Axletree will still be hosting awesome events and working on local advocacy. Be sure to tune in to the Facebook page for regular updates.
NCC. The stuff, Tobie, tell them about the stuff.
T. Oh yeah, thanks, NCC. Purely because we hate paperwork, we’re going to be selling all Axletree goods through the webstore for the time being. After the ownership change, you should be able to buy that stuff in the shop again. We’re currently low on most of the inventory, so we’ll be working on some new goods this Fall.
AT: Thanks, Tobie & NCC, for all your help. I’d like to take a sec to remind everyone that Ten Thousand is going to be in October this year. It’s going to be a beautiful time to ride out in the Driftless, so don’t miss out. We’ll have a new route this year, and it’s going to knock your wool socks off. Stay tuned to the site or Facebook to get updates. You can contact Dean, too, if you have any other questions.
Q. What about NCC’s events? Anything changing with those?
NCC. Nope, the calendar is unchanged. We’ve got the Custard Cruise coming up on August 20th, starting at Hopkins Park at 6:30pm. We’ll ride to Ollie’s and we’ll buy everyone a cone.
We also have a great Re-Tirement coupon running in August. Buy two tires over $30/ea and get free tubes and installation. Be sure to mention the coupon when you book the service.
T. Mmmmm, custard.
Q. Anything else you’d like to say?
T. I’d like to say again that it’s been a great pleasure to work for NCC and an honor to service this community for the last eleven years. I am so excited for the next chapter of NCC and the staff.
NCC. Thanks, Tobie. It’s been fun. Be good.
T. I will. Love you.
NCC. Love you, too.