This past weekend was the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show in Portland. Angel and I traveled to the show, as we always do. The OHBS was one of the first events I saw in Oregon, even before moving here. I came to visit Angel on Halloween 2009, the show was going on that weekend and we went. I have been back every year. The show was great; I really enjoy looking at all the bikes, and talking with the builders and other people at events like this.
Here are some of my favorite things from the show.
Here are some other photos from the show, check out all 260 photos in an album HERE, or just click on some of the photos down below.
There were a lot of great things to see there, and if you didn’t make it to the show I hope you enjoy the photos. I also heard some good news about the show in up coming years. They are planning to hold the OHBS in Portland for 2013 and in Eugene in 2014, rotating around Portland, Bend, and Eugene every couple years. Can’t wait.
If you enjoy handmade bicycles, you can also see photos from our trip to OHBS 2012 photos HERE. (Now I just need to find the other photos I have)
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The Oregon Handmade bicycle show and Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival was held this past weekend in Bend. More information about it HERE.
Angel and I went there and had a nice trip there. Here are some photos from our adventure. More below the break.
Angel at the lava fields on McKenzie Pass
Ahearne Cycles at Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show
Starting line at Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival
More collections of photos from the trip below the break.
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The Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show is happening at GoodLife Brewing Co. in Bend, OR this year on October 29th & 30th. I have gone to the show the past 2 years in Portland. This is always a great event where builders from the Northwest can come and show off their great bikes they have built. With over 30 exhibitors, this event is put on by Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association. I will be posting photos from the event.
This event is happening during the same weekend as the Day of the Dead Cyclocross Race, which should be a great time as well. It’s happening just over a mile from the OHBS at the Old Mill District. There are a couple other bicycle related events going on as well, full list HERE.
This should be a great time for everyone.
These events will be held at:
Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show
70 SW Century Ave 100-464
Bend, OR 97702
Day of the Dead Cyclocross Race
Old Mill District/Deschutes Brewery
520 S.W. Powerhouse Drive,
Bend, OR 97702
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Tagged Bend, bicycle, bike, OHBS, Oregon, Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show, Portland, UBI, United Bicycle Institute
Here is a good article from NPR I heard this morning called Apprenticeships May Solve Skills Gap, Spark Economy. It talks about how apprenticeships might be a good addition to acquire skills for a career you would like to pursue. But here in the U.S. we have not been learning skill this way for a while now. I have thought about this ever since high school. I think there should be more than just going to a 4 year university to get your skill set for the career you would like to go into. I personally would like an apprenticeship, I am a “tacit” learner as Tim Brown is saying in the article, I easily learn skills visually and hands on, and would do better learning this way than I might other ways. Technical/Specialty schools (like UBI) fill the need for more hands on learning but more employers should think about apprenticeships before turning down an applicant that might not yet have the higher education they are looking for.
Read Full story here at NPR, Apprenticeships May Solve Skills Gap, Spark Economy
A nice clean red Schwinn Continental, reminds me of my old bike
We got cards for the Eugene Public Library, it’s a wonderful place probably the best library I have been to. It’s a lot of fun, large selection of everything. Great audio book choices.
Here are some of our books from the first trip there.
Went on a great trip to grocery store, filled up the trailer
My UBI classmates
Angel and her pie from Sweet Life
21mile Blackberry Bramble Ride
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