Good friends Matt and Nate, from Signal Cycles, won "Best City Bike" this year. Rumor has it they would have won last year, but the bike in question didn't have a rack. Brutal criteria? I'll let you decide.
I met Erik Rolf, full name Eriksen Rolf - which is why he can't/won't put his name(s) on the downtube, at the 2009 show in Indy. He was an apprentice at the time and is now the builder/owner of Alliance Bicycles. His bikes looked great and this one happens to be for sale.
Local GB Chris Urbauer got a new Kish 29" single speed. After plowing snow in Lincoln, he drove straight through to Austin for the show.
The conversation went like this:
Nate Woodman, "I brought you a shirt, I hope you like pink."
Richard Sachs, "The pinker the better."