Chris, I was really angry with myself I never made it. I could blame long work hours in the brutal heat, but that's just a lame excuse. I woulda looked a fool anyway, carousing with people that built the beautiful bikes pictured here. I'll try to get a hold of you one of these weekends when I'm Chicago bound. Maybe I can redeem myself.
Dude, you would have fit in just fine. We had lots of guys on bikes that where not hand built. No feel bad, about 20 other people ditched out for one reason or another. Theres always next year!!! You got my number.