NAHBS is consumer friendly, the builders are open and available to chat with, and it's a great opportunity to meet up with people in the bike industry. The lovely Canadians from Momentum Magazine are there, as are the Urban Velo crew, along with Velo Orange with his wares (like the above mentioned Ostrich bag), Courtney The Shop Girl, and several other good people.
CONTEST If you're at NAHBS 2009, see if you can ambush any of these people and tell them hello from Cyclelicious, snap a photo of them holding a "I LOVE CYCELICIOUS" sign, and post it somewhere, and leave a link in the comments below. I'll select a winner at random and send a $20 Amazon gift certificate. Some people I know at the show that you can try to catch: almost anybody from Momentum, Urban Jeff from Urban Velo, Mark Nobilette and his daughter, show organizer Don Walker, Jon Norstag of Thursday Bicycles, one or two of the people from Calfee, the Wheeltags people, Jack of Sillgey, Renold of Yipsan,Tom Martin of Velo Orange, Courtney Chambers of Shop Girl Inc, and, of course, Russell Jobs who is covering the show for Cyclelicious.
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The photo you chose to illustrate your love for "classic simplicity" of lugs threw me -- those lugs are ANYTHING but simple! Beautiful job, in any case. Thanks for sending someone out to shoot photos.