The second day of NAHBS exceeded all our expectations. After spending a grimy week of traveling along the beautiful roads of northern California, and rolling into the jewelry display of sweet bling bikes with our now well used machines, covered in road patina, we have felt a bit out of place. The last thing we expected was to win any awards.
Our plan for this year was more about showing the experience of building and riding custom naked bikes, rather than really showing them off. This is why winning the award for best mountain bike as well as most innovative use of a belt drive was a real shock.
The mountain bike was the biggest surprise. It had spent its last three months being hammered on by Dirt Rag for a review and was sitting in the Schwalbe booth covered in Pennsylvania mud.
Not much in the way of pictures I’m afraid as we have spent most of the time talking ourselves hoarse.
It has been an amazing show so far, capping off a wonderful trip filled with great people.
One more day of meeting more cool bike nuts like ourselves and back home tonight or tomorrow!