Elbow dislocation and Alchemist Custom

5 10 2010

Saw a fella the other night who came in for an injury to his elbow after a rather innocuous fall on his skateboard.  It wasn’t hard to diagnose the problem.  The deformity around his elbow would make anyone go, “Uh, that ain’t right.”

As we were turning off his lights for the reduction, I asked him what he does for a living.  Turns out he is starting a company that sells skateboard parts for do-it-yourselfers.  As he started to fade, he squirmed and muttered,”Woah, that’s weird. I’ve never felt like this before.”

A refreshing statement coming from what seemed like a typical skater dude.

Turns out he and his friend also do SEO and business/web development for small businesses.  Despite the mohawk and the strategically placed piercings, they weren’t the usual skater punks who seem to have no particular direction in life.  They were polite, well-spoken and smart.  I sat down and chatted with them for a while at the end of my shift.  I learned about what they did, and how they were motivated to succeed.  I could learn a thing or two from these “skater dudes”.

Looks like the custom t-shirt business is starting to gain traction.  I’m not sure how some of these folks find us, but somehow they do.  We did the Mountain Flyer shirts earlier this year.  U.S. Cycling Monument and the Colorado High School Cycling League orders are in the printer queue currently.  Full Cycle has almost sold out of their custom shirts, again. So they are ready to re-order. They also want to do hoodies.  I’ll release the design after they are in the stores.   Met with Gina from Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance (BMA) last week to talk about shirts for them too.  Gina is a graphic designer and did a really cool design for their shirts.  If you are reading this, and you want to do a custom order, or know someone who wants to do a custom order, check us out.  Alchemist Custom.

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