Last weekend didn’t turn out to be our most active weekend ever but we did manage to get a pretty good road ride in on Saturday and then we did a bit of shopping and following that a birthday party for our friend Christian Borst. The ride was about 70 km and had a few hills along with a mid-ride stop for a snack. The party was fun as we got to meet some of Borsts friends from college and the rest of his family. It was his 30th so everyone wanted to come celebrate with him. Yes, we hang out with people that I could be their parent from time-to-time.
Sunday, we got up early and headed off with another Christian in tow to the European Handmade Bicycle Expo in Schwabisch Gmünd. This was the first EHBE ever and from all indications, it was a resonding success. The list of wonderful builders is long. Click this link if you’re interested.
I know that I’ll miss some but a few standouts for me were.
Crisp Titanium (a sponsor of BWR Europe and possibly the builder of my next mountain bike)
Not a bike maker but great to see there just the same were also our friends at
I got the above jersey and Stefano is doing our European BWR uniforms as well. Kera got the Chicken jersey as well.
Also our buddy Jelle who runs
In other news… I turned another year older on the 13th of May. I’m now an aging 47 years old. Ugh!
My loving wife got me two great bottles of Scotch, A great wool jersey/hoodie from EWB and Indy Fab. She also gave me a great Icebreaker wool t-shirt and a pair of wool underwear. They’re Merino wool which feels great to me.