So there we are drinking beer and talking shit at the bike show, and this guy comes up to us and says something like, "nice bike," and asks just a few low key questions about it, and then asks if he can take it for some pics.
We're like, "sure I guess, why no,." and then he walks away with it. I said to Mark, man I hope he brings it back."
"Did you see the camera he has, it's worth more than the bike," Mark said real cool and relaxed like, "it will be fine."
The dude brings our show bike back and says thanks and I'm like, "dang man, I bet those pictures turn out way way way better than the ones I take with my phone." (Also, yes, all the photos on this site are taken with my janky phone.)
"Yeah, sure," he said. Then he asked our names and shook our hands and walked away. Only then did Mark let me know he was The Radavist!
I've never been mentioned on one of my favorite bike blogs before, so you know, I kind of felt like gushing a little bit.
Any ways enjoy the pics!
I also stole this image of the official poster for the bike and beer festival from The Radavist site.
We didn't have any finished art done so we sent them in our drunken head-badge concept sketch. I think it looks pretty awesome!
Bicycling Magazine did a cool feature on our favorite patch maker, and included our Belladonna Cycles Patch! Hopefully We'll have a Norther Patch next time!
A fond fairwell from my first shop Kenton Cycle Repair
Hey I used to own another cool shop? I did the ever popular , Kenton Cycle Repair. It was my first legit repair shop. I'd had little shops our of my home garage for years so I could practice frame-building and work on my own bikes...and lots of other people's bikes. But, then one day I started a great little neighborhood repair shop, and made is something great with a partner and a few great friends wrenching there for us.
Kenton Cycle Repair is a cool little shop... very little. I wanted to take frame-building to the next level, and Kenton didn't. So Norther Cycles was born and the rest, as they say, is all the coolness you can check out and visit at any time!
The amazing Bike Portland dot Org!
We love Bike Portland and all the amazing work they do, and bike info they put out there. Including all the mentions they do about us!