We made it home last night in one piece in spite of some snow squalls around Chicago which threatened to bring traffic to a standstill. By the time we got to the northern suburbs the snow let up and thankfully the rest of the trip was uneventful.
It was an exciting weekend in Indianapolis! and I have to thank everyone who helped make it a success for Ellis Cycles. Paul was kind enough to bring his recently completed single speed so I could show it off on Fri. afternoon and Sat. and I got lots of complements on both the frame and his build. My brother Steve has worked really hard getting the website together, printing all my cards and putting together press kits and the photo book I had in the booth.
There were also lots of my Milwaukee and Wi. friends who made the trip and stopped by with support. Thanks, to Jon, Scott, Pete, Jaime, Russell, Rick, Andy and everyone else I can't remember now.
And finally, a special thanks to my wife Lisa for all her help schlepping boxes, taking photos, and generally putting up my bike show insanity over the last couple months. I hope I can repay here with some success and a little more stability in the upcoming months and years to come.
OK, enough the sappy acceptance speech! Here's my photo post win for the 2009 "Best Lugged Frame". I usually don't like photos of myself, but I'm alright with this one, maybe it's because the frame distracts from the goofy mug holding it!
I'll post more photos soon of the rest of the bikes I brought to the show, so stay tuned.