It was also a joy to meet so many folks from the various forums on the web. No more hiding behind those screen names now! Ha! Talking with people face to face is still my favorite form of communication, but again, putting faces with names will make online discussions even more fun.
And, of course, seeing old friends in the industry and meeting lots of new ones was worth the trip alone. What a great community we have. It's so wonderful to see it thriving.
Thank you to everyone for all of the support. The booth felt full the entire weekend. And everyone just wanted to talk about riding their bikes, which for me is the whole point of all of this. I'm already looking forward to Austin!
I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time with Bill Schieken from CX Magazine and In The Crosshairs. The video is here.
Now it's back to work. I brought home all of my incredible Anvil jigs and tooling and I am so psyched to start building bikes.
I'll close with the same thing I said above. Thank you so very much to all of my incredible customers. Without you, of course, none of this would be possible.
It was a great blank canvas and has taken shape since then. I've brought in two Bridgeports, a LeBlond lathe, and all of my other tools. I will be taking delivery of my new Anvil Super Journeyman frame jig and Anvil mitering fixtures at the show. But this will give you a little taste of the progress so far.
If you are going to Richmond, please stop by and say hi. I will be in booth 529/531 (across from Chris King's 20' x 20' I believe).
am ready to kick off another Zanconato clothing order. I'm very excited
to be partnering up with Vermarc out of Belgium for this year's kit. I have
been wearing Vermarc for a few seasons now through the club I belong to, and
it's the most comfortable and longest lasting clothing I have ever used. Of
particular note are the bibs, which make the long days in the saddle a dream.
You've no doubt seen Vermarc kit in use by pro teams Quick-Step, Silence-Lotto,
Milram, Landbouwkrediet, BKCP, Topsport and many others. We're talking
pro-level stuff here.
Please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact page of the website. I can forward all of the information and the order form to you. Deadline is 10/16. Delivery will be around the first of the year. I look forward to hearing from you!