It'll be a busy couple of weeks at VO.
Scott is off to man the VO exhibit at Frostbike, a trade show for shops held in sunny Minneapolis. This is a great little show and if you own or work at a bike shop I recommend attending.
Igor is headed to Sacramento to exhibit at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, where he'll be joined by John and Kate of Grand Cruz fame.
Clint and I are leaving for Taiwan where we'll attend, but not exhibit at, the Taipei International Cycle Show, one of the big-three international cycling trade shows. We'll have meetings with several of the factories that make VO products, and we'll be looking for new products, technologies, and trends. The following week we'll head down to Taichung and visit four factories to chat about new racks, frames, fenders, and other cool stuff. In between we'll be sampling lots of the street food at the famous Taipei night markets and fantastic Taiwanese eateries.
I'll head home while Clint continues on to Tokyo to visit some VO dealers and ride his fixie around that amazing city.
Since we'll be at all these shows and meeting with so many suppliers and factories, I thought I'd ask what new products would you like us to find or make. Please e-mail suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org; I promise to read every one.