|A sea of bike boxes awaits.|
2700 bikes in 4 hours. I built 4 myself (I think I built 5 last year). Would have gotten more done but that stupid front derailleur was seriously killing me. Spent nearly 45 minutes on it alone. Had to remind myself that the kid this was going to wasn't likely going to be able to adjust the thing on his or her own.
|Ooooh, right tilt.|
|Ooooh, slight left tilt.|
Also, big shout out kudos to whoever got the Andy's BBQ for lunch. The pizza was fine last year and all but the BBQ this year really was bitchin'! The only downside is that all the bikes were done being built by the time we finished eating and got back inside.
Some dedicated and very fast build teams. I think the Team Specialized team had something like 18 or 20 of the Raleigh mountain bikes (the ones with the wonkedity front derailleurs) all arranged out in front. It was definitely a competition for them and they ripped it up.
|Further on down the stack of bikes.|
And there were quite a bit fewer over-inflated inner tube explosions. But enough to make it fun!
Better, or at least more, pictures down below.
|Elf, Santa, Bike Angel! Sweet!|
|Cyco-somethings. Hard to remember, apparently easy to ride.|
|Wanted to try it, did not get a chance.|
|Final inspection and sorting area.|
|Eager bikes await some pumped kids to whale on them!|
|Even the pink bikes got all flashy excited too.|
|These guys did team handstands.|
|These ladies curtsied.|
|These toughies charged me!|
|A sea of health, hope, fun and happiness. (Needs helmets)|
|These green fellas wanted their bottom brackets rubbed.|
|Things get a little loose after graduation.|
|How many can you count on/in the dumpster?|
|Debris. Detritus. Splattzlegraffle. Whatever you call it.|
|Feets of cardboards|