My 1st time to Minneapolis in all of my years on this planet. A very cool city indeed. The 1st place we went was One on One, which is a bike shop/coffee shop/ and art gallery - cool concept.
Geno and Chris took us for a short cruise around the city. I got to borrow a sweet singlespeed road bike with silver bar tape, red chain and wheels...just a cool bike. The boys and girls at Swobo are hitting home runs with their bikes this year.
I almost parked my bike on the girl's bike rack at Whole Foods. Good thing Jackie caught it - that would have been a disaster ;)
We found a Lego version of Boba Fett - this one's for you Jesse.
Kevin from Freewheel bikes took us for a trip around the local bike paths. He let Jack take the 1st ride on his fully restored 1968 Schwinn - all pink and sparkly. I checked out a Trek Lime for the 1st time - it makes riding pretty darn easy. We led us to our venue - the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center - which is going to rock. It's all that and then some.
And we met with QBP - the supplier of bike candy to all bike shops. Also home to Surly, Salsa, BMC, and so much more. It's a huge facility - and it's all 'green' - paperless, solar, recycled material...it was right up our alley. So now I want a Madone, Swobo Del Norte, Surly Pugsley, BMC Pro Machine, and a Salsa Cassaroll. It's a good thing this recon trip is coming to a close - I can't wait to get back on the bike in Colorado.