Cherry blossoms, warmer air, excellent racing, it must finally be spring! Both Milan-San Remo and E3 Harelbeke were great races. Should make for an awesome Ronde van Vlaanderen. And again in the spirit of the greatest one day race, the Ronde von Whatcom is going down this saturday. Leaving from Mt Bakery at 10am. The course this year is very similar to last year's. With the addition of another "pavé" section. 90mi with approx 5700' vertical gain. Hope to see you there!
photo cred Graham Watson
The weather this weekend was terrible, but we still had a good time at the Seattle Bike Expo. There was good interest in the bikes I had on display, and sold some donkelope merch. Saturday featured a fashion show with models using a donkelope, Bike Snob NYC was there to read from his book, and plenty of bike stuff to keep just about everyone happy. Axel Merckx was there too. Of course saturday night was the night to go and hang out with people I don't see too often or at all. After having dinner and some beers with Eben, Bike Snob, we went to the Go Means Go party. Eventually we wanted to go somewhere else, and had quite the crew to go with! Rickshaw Bags, Momentum, and the San Fran bike show were ready to have a good time. Besides the night life, I met some new friends and made some great connections for bike projects. The one I'm excited about is a custom bike bag maker in Seattle, Swift Industries. Jason and Martina make some sweet bags. Check out the bag on my commuter, cruising around town. It's big, made of waxed canvas, and looks fantastic. A great weekend in Seattle.
Tonight was Ladies Night at Kulshan Cycles. Lots of people showed up for the raffles, cookies, and refreshments. I was there with a little set up along side Erin w/Red Boots Designs. Erin made the latest batch of donkelope tees and hoodies. It was a good time meeting new faces and talking to familiar ones. Heading down to Seattle tomorrow for the Seattle Bike Expo. Swing in and say "hi".