Despite oppressive Virginia heat and humidity, Le Cirque du Cyclisme was well attended and a lot of fun. I took a few photos, which are posted here. And here a few of my impressions:
There was a lot of talk about high-end city bikes, not only among average riders, but among frame builders and collectors. Obviously this is a type of bike that people are becoming more and more interested in. Of course, this is not a new trend, but it sure seems to be picking up speed.
Some very knowledgable insiders who have been in the bike industry for decades are guardedly optimistic that we may soon see a new bike boom like that in the 1970s.
I was amazed at how few people seemed to be discussing racing bikes. Or perhaps I'm just not in with the right crowd?
The lower photo is of Johnny Coast and Annette.
09 June, 2008
Posted by Velo Orange at 11:21:00 AM