I was born in Mammoth Lakes California–learned how to ride a bicycle there. My family moved to the Sacramento Valley along the American River–a great place to pedal. And thanks to my grandparents, my family has always had a home in North Lake Tahoe–so I enjoyed a lot of life & pedaling there too. In college I followed a girlfriend to Chico–rode bikes there. Girlfriend and I transferred down to Davis, a bike town, and finished school there–I discovered I liked bikes even more. Turned girlfriend into “Wifey” and we moved to Marin County–a bicyclists paradise. Started careers there–mine was in bicycles. Traveled the world for a bit–brought our bikes. Returned to life and work in San Francisco–brought the bikes back. Guess what…I still do bikes!
Suffice it to say…I am a Northern Californian, and a bicyclist!
Well, in the heart of Northern California there’s Sacramento, and right now, in the heart of Sacramento there’s a bunch of really passionate bicyclists who are gathered there to celebrate a bunch of really nice bikes. It’s the 2012 North American Handmade Bike Show and it’s something I’ve been very excited about!
Part 1: “NAHBS in Nor Cal!” Let the photo’s be your guide…
And now that I’ve given props to a selection of the handmade bike industry right here in the VeloCouch homeland…I’ll take a break and look forward to posting more NAHBS photos tomorrow.