We are making our way out to Denver this weekend for the NorthAmerican Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). A 3 day event where bicycle frame builders from the U.S, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and The Netherlands exhibit their craftsmanship. This is one of our favorite shows to exhibit and are really happy it is in Denver this year. If you are planning on attending make sure to swing by our booth- #907 and say hi. We will also be selling tee shirts and bags for killer prices during the show.
On my latest Journey to the Northwest, my co-worker and I were cruising around Seattle–to hit our bi-annual clam chowder experience on the water front. Being the consumer I am for cool stuff, I ran into Erickson Longboards. Mr. Erickson was there himself selling the boards. All handmade out of reclaimed wood. Really cool stuff. He was telling us that he started skateboarding at age 40–and then he started to make them. He also makes beautiful cutting boards and wooden knives. (word of advice- don’t try to carry on a wooden knife on a airplane) Check out his site
A few weeks ago I was traveling thru southern California and stopped at the Levis store in Malibu. I would admit as much as I love bikes and riding dusty trails in southern Utah, I love denim just as much. Not just any denim, but denim that’s made one pair at a time with the care and love that goes into anything good.
While there I gawked at every pair of vintage denim they had…ahhhh the sweet history of the American legend! My dear wife and beloved business partner would probably have had me sleeping on the couch for weeks when I came home if I bought a few pairs, so I refrained, but I did see a pair of selvage chino’s that I put on my Christmas list!
After talking to the manager for a few hours and he gave me the complete history of the vintage line, he handed me a small bottle of this soap. I gave him that weird look that men give men when handed soap. I have to be honest, no man has ever handed me soap! It was a bit weird and I quickly left, but not without my notes for what I was putting on my Christmas list!
Its been a few weeks since I’ve had the soap in hand and I’m going to admit, it’s the greatest stuff I’ve ever used. Its total ‘man’. Smells like a man should smell, the outside, the woods, the trees, the perma-smell from a wind scorched face, flannel, the mountain air…need I go on?
here is the link to Juniper Ridge…you should buy some…yes its all that in a bottle of soap.