We’re fresh back from New York City where we had an awesome time at the New Amsterdam Bike Show. We spent most of our time with the one and only Sir Thomas of Horse Cycles and while there we made some new friends and caught up with some old ones, it was all around a blast and we didn’t even get a bike stolen!
We landed at Thomas’ place on Friday night and stayed until late Sunday evening. Just being in New York is such a treat for us because everything from the city itself to Thomas’ apartment carries a different ambiance than what we’re so accustomed to in Boston. He’s one heck of a hilarious banjo playing man’s man, has a sweet apartment, and even sweeter shop a few blocks away. And, the dude loves Raisin Bran.
The show was a lot of fun and a really different layout than your standard bike expo. Center 548 collected four floors of bike-friendly everything you could imagine and there was plenty of shmoozing to be had. We got to hang out with Brian of Royal H Cycles who made the trip with us, we saw the new Horse Cycles polo bike in the booth for the first time, and Thomas rocked our socks off not only with his sweet fade skills that had Bradford drooling but also his paradigm shifting game changing presentation of the ‘booth process bike’ by displaying a finished front triangle. Revolutionary.
We also got to see God’s gift to the art of frame building and World’s Best Human being as voted by Greg Ralich; Mike Flanigan of ANT. His booth oozed class (what else is new?) and we got to see the first finished bike from visiting student Neil, who pulled together a very classy cool truss bike in Mike’s frame building class.
We had fun in our booth too. We shared a space with NYC Velo and got to hang out a bit with Brett and Andrew. We enjoyed stopping by the shop, it’s been a while, and seeing the Geekhouses on display. We’ll be adding some of these bikes to the webstore soon, so stop by to check them out. Offering a combination of complete builds and frame/forks we love the attitude and attention to detail that NYC Velo puts out into the bikerverse and it’s nice to have a comfortable and friendly home base like this when the NYC overload feeling sets in.
We zipped back to Beantown last night and we’re diving back into the batch of Rockcity builds started last week. Should have some great progress on them by the end of the week and who knows, maybe even a whole new BOTW post or, if you’re good, a teaser of the newest RAWkicty headed to Jason in San Diego. It’s a special one- you don’t want to miss it!