It has been a theme lately, but once again, I am too way busy to think much about bicycle design or the blog. I have been slammed at work the last few weeks and a good portion of the small amount of time I have outside of work and family responsibilities is going toward local bicycle advocacy projects and other volunteer commitments. I have a lot going on right now and I am starting to wonder how long I can keep all this up. Still, bikes are pretty important to me (I bet you couldn’t figure that out), so I’ll do my best to keep all the balls I am juggling in the air. The Bicycle Design blog may be slow at times, but I won’t give up on it.
Anyway, I do want to quickly pass along a few links that you readers have been kind enough to send my way. For a while now, I have been meaning to mention that the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is coming up soon (Feb 8-10). Sure there will be a lot of handcrafted lugged steel frames, but the show is more than that. Just check out the photo of Brent Ruegamer’s blackbird concept bike from last years show if you have any doubts. You can see more shots of composite bikes from the 07 show on cyclingnews. I remembered seeing the Ruegamer bike last year, but thanks to Leslie for reminding me of it.
A few readers commented and one person emailed saying that the wood bike posts are getting old. If you are one of those people, don’t click this link that shows a wooden bike taken to the extreme. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Thanks to both Lawrence and Radio Freddy , who both sent me a tip on that one.
Now it’s back to the grindstone for me. Keep those tips coming.
Photo credit: James Huang for cycling news