NAHBS lucky #13 is coming soon! March 10th to 12th in beautiful Salt Lake City. As usual, Bicycle Times will be there enjoying some of the best company there is to be enjoyed. And looking at bikes.
Which got me reminiscing about all the NAHBS shows I have been to (8 out of the last 9 years, having missed Charlotte)
My first was Portland. The fourth NAHBS ever, growing rapidly, people starting to catch on. I had already seem all the bikeporn galleries on all the websites and wanted to shoot for something else. So I took photos of many of the people I appreciate around the show that year. And come to think of it the gallery was not that popular. People really do just want to look at bikes.
Or do They? Let’s see if anyone clicks here.
Anyhoo, here’s my photos from 2008 NAHBS Portland. We sure had a great time that year.
I’ve got mugs, mostly old white guys, but some formerly new women builders for sure! Well, one anyway.
And I’m happy to say that most of these peeps still look pretty good after 9 years. That’s what riding bikes will get you. Enjoy, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Best Road Frame: Bruce Gordon
Best Off-Road Frame: Engin
Best Track Frame: RetroTech
Best Tandem Frame: Craig Calfee
Best Titanium Frame: Black Sheep
Best Carbon Fiber Frame: Nick Crumpton
Best Lugged Frame: Bruce Gordon
Best TIG Welded Frame: Mike DeSalvo
Best Fillet Brazed Frame: Dave Kirk
Best City Bike: James Ahearne
Best New Builder: Courage
Best Paint: Brian Baylis
Best of Show: Naked
People’s Choice: Naked
President’s Award for Excellence: Naked