This week we’d like to begin by wishing everyone who observes them, a happy holiday – Passover and/or Easter. Sunshine abounds here in NE Ohio and for THAT we are very grateful.
I wanted to create a show about the 10th NAHBS – The North American Handmade Bicycle Show – and come at it from a couple of different angles.
The first is actually from someone who did NOT attend the show in Charlotte, NC last month. Rock Lobster’s Paul Sadoff‘s reasons for NOT attending were first brought to my attention in a blog post from Bicycle Times Magazine. And, he expands on those reasons and delves into the custom bike builder world in more detail as well as tells us about a new collaboration between himself and the venerable Bruce Gordon.
I also speak with Pamela Dorr who went from apparel designer for Victoria’s Secret in San Francisco to entrepreneur extraordinaire in Greensboro, Alabama. The NAHBS connection came from an incident that happened when her HERO (Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization) bamboo bike was Kidnapped from the Handmade Show and her story, her enthusiasm, and her successes will blow you away.