Well, is Hub Bicycle Co is a woman owned, bicycle repair shop in beautiful East Cambridge, Massachusetts, providing top notch, pro bicycle service and some selected gear (mostly for commuting and MTB at the moment). Right now it's a one woman show (that will be changing in the near future). Or, I guess, it's a one woman + one shop dog show.
I grew up in Maine, and got my first shop job while I was in high school at Southwest Cycle. I went to college, got a 'grown up' job, hated it, and got back into bikes in 2003. I moved to Oregon. While I lived there I was lead wrench at two shops, installed my body weight in fenders every week, rode some good single track, learned why 'rain bikes' exist, started cyclocross racing, worked on 'Burning Man bikes', managed a shop, learned to glue tubulars, got sick of the rain, enjoyed the bike boulevards, generally fell in love with my career and missed New England something fierce.
I like riding to get things done (groceries, laundry, A to B), and I love riding off road. I believe bikes are an important tool in changing how we impact the planet and that if it can be repaired it should be (the first two Rs are reduce, reuse...). I also believe it's important to support/advocate for safer streets for cyclists, trail access for cyclists, and women in cycling. Hub Bicycle Company reflects those beliefs.
So, that's the deal. And thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!