The day of load-in for any show is always a mine field of hungry, tired decisions compounded by anxiety. Details that matter probably to nobody but myself. Or do they……..?
We hit the ground running with a trip to the local television station for an interview about the up-coming show.
The rest of the day was spent finding things we needed for our booth display. We had brought a few items down with us but really our booth this year has very consciously been pared down to only us, the bikes we rode here on and a back drop of posters from the trip. All went well besides a failed mission to find string to hang the bikes. Currently we are using a couple of King cages and some custom hooks he bent for us. Looks a little funny but damn, who else can say they have custom King bike hooks.
Great debate was had over whether to clean the bikes or leave them dirty. So far we compromised and cleaned one of them. What do you guys think?
We had a nice surprise visit from Glenn Small, an old customer of mine from several years ago. He brought in his custom naked bike just for a photo. Really cool! Always fun to see a bike after it has been enjoyed for a few years.
Another short night of sleep and then a full day of cool handmade bike craziness starts tomorrow.