It was a black beret all winter
Spring brings announcements, some exciting, some bittersweet. In the latter category is Simon's departure to start his own brand, Hanford Cycles. I did a longer story about it on my Wheelgrinders blog. We all wish Simon the best of luck and miss his noisy presence (but NOT the BBC Radio 4. Not even a little.)
CXHairs came by the other day to work on a documentary on our Junkyard Cross. They're going to show it in the Bicycle Film Festival!
Here's one of last year's winners looking contemplative
Also, we have an unprecedented number of demos and display models for sale. If you want a Bilenky and don't want to wait, now's your chance.
Oh to be a few inches taller
NAHBS was a success as always. Our ridiculously fancy mixte won best lugs, and impressed everyone with its overwrought majesty.
Thanks to Urban Velo for the studio shot
Look for us at the San Diego Bike Expo next month, too.
Steve would like to add that he left two bananas in his bag and they totally mummified, without leaving any banana slime anywhere.
It's a good omen!!
So here's hoping for a good spring full of new ventures, shiny bikes, adventures, and panniers unsullied decaying organic matter.