Parker County Today PCT June 2018 - Page 35

Continued from page 21 Parker County in general,” Porter said. “I had already co-founded the Weatherford Mountain Bike Club with Larry Colvin, Scott Vick and Liz Blitzer earlier that year to start work on forming trails in Weatherford. Seeing the need for a good local bicycle shop, we decided to open up one ourselves. After going to school at the Barnet Institute in Colorado Springs to become a certi- fied mechanic and then gaining some experience in a shop in Fort Worth, we formed the company and started out of my home shop until we got our storefront open on York Avenue.” Porter works hard to understand and forge strong relationships with his customers. “I love the relation- ships that I get to build with each of my customers. I have worked hard to make our shop a place where people feel comfortable and welcome. It is a pleasure to see people leave smiling with a new bike or with an old bike that we have restored for them,” he said.   7. Splish-Splash Away Those Blues There are also several area lakes, which conveniently and inexpen- sively offer heat relief with swim- ming access. Some favorites within an hour’s drive include Possum Kingdom, Lake Mineral Wells, and our own Lake Weatherford. Lake Granbury is another favorite to catch some sun and swim. Lake Granbury is a long, narrow 8,310-acre lake with 103 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 75 feet. Lake Granbury also has five public boat ramps, two fishing piers, and four overnight camping areas. Their city beach is the perfect place to have a picnic with your kiddos and take a dip in the lake.  City Pool at Cherry Park in Weatherford Photo by Zach Peterson 33