Wednesday, March 07, 2007

back from NAHBS

I'm finally back from the show. All bikes are accounted for and the final piece of lost luggage arrived yesterday. It was great having Jason at the show with me as we could take turns watching the table so we could both get around and check out all the other exhibitors.

I was quite happy with the show and consider it a successful trip. Talked to lots of people, made lots of new contacts, sold some stuff.... I didn't win any awards, but I really didn't expect to. I was happy to have some of my favorite bikes at the show but with the exception of the pink bike (which should have had its own category) none of them were overly flashy attention getting bikes. I was happy to see that my favorite exhibitor (Carlos) won an award. It was also great to have a booth next to ANT. I met Mike and Betsy last year and it was fun to chat with them again. I purchased a copy of Richard Sach's new photo book which is great....everyone should have a copy!

Here is my unofficial awards list:

Tony Pereira of Pereira Cycles ruled the show with the most awards. Three. Best MTB, road, and fillet brazed.

Brian Baylis won best lugged bike and best paint job

Calfee got best carbon

Roark got best Titanium

Ahearne best town bike

Bohemian best Tandem and Peoples choice award

Bruce Gordon, best of show.

Best new builder was won by Carlos Martell of Maldoror Cycles.

Dario Pergoetti was awarded the "Presidents" choice award.

"Framebuilder of the Year" award on the table of Steve Garro of Coconino Cycles.

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