Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NAHBS 2013 final thoughts

Finally caught up on some sleep after the mega push from Denver to Phila.

Met a lot of really cool people, they're all super nice.  Some of the Moots crew, Rody from Groovy, Paragon Machine works guys, Tim from Shamrock, Andy who does a lot of a machining for Ericksen, Engin, and others, Jeff from Sputnik, etc. Sorry if I'm forgetting anyone.

The Moots party Saturday night was great.  I drank a lot.  That made functioning Sunday quite difficult.

After all the amazing landscapes we saw on the road, hands down western PA has some of the most beautiful if you can believe it.  Wonderful old farms and barns on rolling hillside leading in to layered blue round top mountains.  It really does it for me.  New Mexico and Texas panhandle had some really cool views but not as pretty as PA.

Lots of classic rock radio stations were listened to.  The song we heard most---  ready for this one?  I would  not have guessed it--
Steve Miller Band, Jet Airliner.
That was played pretty much on every classic rock station we drove through.

The best cup of coffee I had (and there were many ounces of coffee consumed) was from this not-particularly-nice looking hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint in Dumas, Texas called La Herradura.  The burrito was good too, but the coffee was amazing, I can't get over it.  Ed made the mistake of trying to put his contact lenses in after consuming particularly hot salsa verde.  This did not make his eyeballs happy.

So many cars in ditches from the snow.  Saw the aftermath of a 6+/- tractor trailer pile-up.  whoa. Has to have been somewhere between 50 and 75 cars in the ditch.  Insane.  If it's snowing, SLOW DOWN PEOPLE!!

Finally the List of states we drove through.  Would have been considerably fewer if it wasn't for snow on the way out and in.

Pennsylvania
Ohio
West Virginia
Indiana
Illinois
Iowa
Missouri
Oklahoma
Texas
Nebraska
New Mexico
Colorado

Also wanna thank my boss, Drew, of Engin/Wissahickon Cyclery for letting me help.  It was fun, now lets sell some bikes!

Thanks for reading.  Back to the various miscellaneous intermittent pointless content that is Rack n Roll.

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