I finally got over to Kim's Bike Shop today. Timing is everything - I was able to get a parking space right in front of the shop. And that's saying a lot since it's a high-traffic area with very little available street parking. I was not as lucky when I returned later and had to park about a block and a half away. But, I'm not complaining - at least it was a spot at the end of the block and I was able to pull right in. I'm not sure I would have been able to parallel park an SUV with a bike rack in tow.
There must be several hundred bicycles on the floor at Kim's. Every available space is occupied. And the beautiful thing about dealing with a shop like this is the quick service and reasonable price - 4 new brake pads, adjusted brakes, realigned tires all for $20 and in one day. The chain bike shop on the highway wanted to keep the bike for a week!!! Well, it's nice to have brakes that don't announce my arrival!
And afterwards, on this gorgeous day, a stop at Rutgers Gardens - but more on that later.