Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's an Atomic Zombie life

Here we are at the beginning of March and no sign of spring yet. Just when we thought the melting snow was a sign that we were in for some warmer weather, over a foot of snow dumped on us last week. You never know what surprises are in store at this time of year. The best part is the sun rises at 7 am and sets around 7 pm. I love it when the days get longer. Just itching to get started on something – gardening, bike building, videos, etc.


I’m enjoying watching various types of birds at the feeders, many of which I’d only seen pictures of. Much more variety out here in the country. Every morning, the Blue Jays call me to fill the feeders with peanuts.  Spoiled birds!

They take turns with their cousins Whiskey Jacks (Gray Jays), and smaller birds – Hoary Redpoll, Goldfinch, Chickadees, Nuthatch – at the feeders, but when the squirrel shows up, the battle is on! Sometimes the birds manage to gang up on the squirrel and send it scurrying back to its nest.

Squirrel and Pine Grosbeak square off

Looks like we have at least a few more weeks of winter left, but in the meantime, we’re working on some new stuff for this year. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming up:

New Atomic Zombie web site. We’re about 75% done the site. It’s a complete overhaul. If all goes well, it will be online by the end of this month. It’s a huge project, but the end result is well worth it. 

New gallery. Forum members will be able to upload their own pictures, and maintain their own galleries. 

New videos. More DIY bike building tutorials and webisodes.  An exclusive look at your Atomic Zombie hosts Radical Brad and KoolKat and why they spend an insane amount of their lives promoting the AZ way of life.

New plans. Choppers, recumbents, trikes, maybe a velo? More on that later. 

New kits. Finally! We will be manufacturing parts to help with your bike building projects. 

AZ road trip. Will Radical Brad and KoolKat make an appearance at an event near you? Stay tuned.

So, as you can see, we’re planning a lot of new stuff. It will take up a huge chunk of our time, but with our new place and plenty of room to grow, we hope to keep you entertained and informed as we continue our journey.  ~ KoolKat