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Photos from NAHBS 2011 in Austin, Texas

Our dear friend (and former writer) Russ Roca is on the scene at the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Austin, Texas. We asked him to take photos of the commuter-friendly offerings to share with you, and photos have begun trickling in to his Flickr account.

Classy Retrotec, inspired in no small part by Dutch “Oma” bicycles:

A beautiful Littleford touring bike:

To take a look at the full set, please visit Russ’s NAHBS Flickr stream by clicking here. More photos will appear throughout the weekend, so check back here and at Russ’s photo page. One of these years, we’re going to have to go to this show ourselves and get an eyeful of some handmade bike beauties!

Panniers & Peanut Butter

Longtime readers of may remember Russ Roca, our good friend and contributor to the site. Russ and his partner Laura sold most of their belongings a little over a year ago and embarked on an open-ended bicycle journey across the United States.

Now, with all that experience under their wheels, they compiled a bunch of their tips, tricks and observations into Panniers and Peanut Butter:The Path Less Pedaled Bike Camping Gear Guide:


The book is a PDF-format e-book, and it is available for $20.00 by clicking this link (to secure PayPal shopping cart). Help support Russ and Laura as they continue their journey…if the writing on their website and Facebook presence is any indication of the contents of Panniers & Peanut Butter, this e-book should be pure cyclotouring gold!!!