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Above-Average Temperatures Giving Roseville Bike Shop Boost In Business

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ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – The Sacramento region is going on 24 days of above average temperatures, which has been good for one Roseville bike shop.

With the sunshine and above-average temperatures, plenty of people are out running and riding, which means more business rolling into Roseville Cyclery.

“Bikes are selling like crazy,” said Roseville Cyclery owner Oliver Bell. “We’ve been full of people all week.”

Bell’s shop just opened in July and the owner is grateful for an uptick during what should be a slow season, when they normally do inventory.

“This year’s different. Everybody’s riding, all the high school kids are coming in, we have a mountain bike team that we support,” said Bell.

Coach and former member of the U.S. national team, Julie Young appreciates her extended cycling season.

“Last night we did a clinic in shorts and short sleeves, which is totally unheard of in January,” she said.

Young, who has won the woman’s equivalent of the Tour de France, is now spending her typical ski season holding cycling clinics, mountain bike training and doing bike fit classes.

Also a ski instructor, she would normally be on the slopes.

“Loving it; I feel almost guilty,” she said.

While part of the country is chilling in sub zero temperatures and snow, the Sacramento area has had above-average temperatures since Dec. 11.

“It looks like another beautiful day in California,” said Jim Oates. “Don’t tell the rest of the country we’re like this because it’s our little secret.”

The sun makes for more fun in Rocklin as competitors toss for par in the Ice Bowl — this weekends national disc golf tournament.

In Sacramento, when we should be around 52 degrees, we’ve been near or breaking records, which are prime conditions for athletes of all kind.

“All the way to the lower trails of Tahoe, you can ride mountain bikes right now,” said Bell.

Despite the boost in business, even this bike shop owner hopes the seasons switch gears because we do need the water.

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