Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ocala Bicycle Center

The Ocala Bicycle Center is THE place to go in Ocala for all your biking needs.  Dan and Carrie Miller have owned and operated the shop for a number of years and have come to be known for their integrity and the quality of their products. 

This gentleman, a serious biker, was captured testing one of the products!

And this is a bike stand located in downtown Ocala.  It has no connection to the Ocala Bicycle Center, but I thought it was appropriate to include it in this post because it is bike-related and because I promised RedPat up in Toronto that I'd show her one of our rather plain bike stands.  If you've visited her blog, you know Toronto is a leader in creative bike stands.

20 comments:

RedPat said...

I love this stand - so clean and graphic! Simple can be wonderful.

Memphis MOJO said...

That reminds me that my bike has a flat tire and I need to get it fixed and start exercising. If I live in Ocala, I could take it to them!

Halcyon said...

Hee! I was just thinking of the Toronto bike stands and then I read your last sentences. I think this one could stand its own in Toronto. It's neat!

David Thomas said...

I like my bike stands to be large at the top and close to a wall. I can imagine what kind of pain might be involved if they were further from the wall and less prominent, say, twenty to thirty inches from the ground or so. In which case they might have to be called a horse stand. An involuntary horse stand.

Taken For Granted said...

Like the bike center's slogan, "Ride the Best." They have that right. Life is too short to ride a cheap bike. Can't tell much about a bike riding it on a wind-trainer, unless he was testing the wind-trainer. Fine series.

Birdman said...

Neat bike stand too!

Olivier said...

belle photo sous l'effort. j'aime bien le signe sur la derniere photo

Jarart said...

What a coincidence! We just got home from the bicycle shop! I like that bike rack.

bfarr said...

Biking is really becoming quite popular these days.

hamilton said...

Nice bike stand. I was interested in David Thomas' comment about liking them close to a wall - ours are all at the curb or far away from structures.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shop for all the biking needs. But, I liked that bicycle stand.

Randy said...

Love the bike rack!

Gunn said...

Creative bike stands.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful Bicycle Center, modern and clean. I love the 2nd photo. Biking is also here very popular.

Cezar and Léia said...

This store looks like a playground for me, lots of cool stuffs!I like a lot the picture of that guy testing the bike,and also the facade, you got fabulous reflections in your picture!
hugs
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The popularity of bicycles is a good thing, for riders and for the country.

Linda said...

What a neat place! I love that stand!

Small City Scenes said...

I guess I'll be off to visit redpat. MB

magiceye said...

beautiful captures all!
you a biker?

EG CameraGirl said...

This is a pretty neat bike stand, I think. (Although I must admit Redpat has a fabulous collection of bike stand photos.)

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