Somehow, even with everyone at the shop wanting to go, including Bryan, I wound up scoring the weekend off to head to Richmond for the Handmade Bicycle show.
It was a great time, and bet that I will do whatever I can to go back next year.
I was terribly excited with the range of skinny tire bikes, and there were more than a few "paint hangers" around, but it seemed the only thing you had to do to have a unique bike at the show was build a 26" mountain bike.
I was psyched to see a trials bike(which was maybe the only 26er I saw) from Caelifera, a side venture of what is mostly an Architectural design and fabrication company that happens to have some bike nuts working for them...
My vote for "People's Choice", which I later found out was the bike Chris King built for himself as his daily ride.
The Indy Fab Phil Wood 40th track bike was amazing, I cant imagine the process or labor involved with polishing a Ti frame.
Im sure most everybody has seen enough shots of this bike, but here is mine for good measure.
This Pegoretti was easily one of the most beautiful road bikes I have ever seen, and I'm not fond of yellow...
I would love to post twenty other things here, but, if you want to see more I have over two hundred photos available here.
Also the see all the official NAHBS award winners here.
The elusive Chris King was there, the guy on the left. Awesome...