I’ve arrived in Sacramento, California, to attend the North American Handmade Bike Show. It was a long journey here from New Mexico, first by Amtrak on an overnight train to LA, then on the CA Shuttle Bus - both of which, incidentally, take bicycles for just $5 a pop.
My travels did at least culminate on two wheels, with a ride from Oakland to Sacramento. Organised by Liz from My Dutch Bike and messenger bag fabricators Chrome, it was a day out to promote the Alcohauler, an incredible, keg-hauling utility bike – one of the many beautifully crafted bikes on show this weekend. Built by car-free living Josh Boisclair, the Alcohauler was inspired by bakfietsen, the barge-like Dutch cargo bikes, and infused with the spirit of the classic American roadster.
Thanks for inviting me along for the ride! Show pics coming soon…
Update: you can see what caught my eye here.