I just picked up Allie's bike from the powder coater and decided to bike it in to my shop. Lately I have been commuting a lot to the store and my shop at Lemp and have been putting a decent number of miles on my MTB/Commuter. I used some alternative methods with my rack attachments and hopefully by putting a lot of miles on the frame it will give it a good shakedown for future builds.
Right now to complete Allie's bike I just need to get the wheel set in and install the brakes and chain. Also the decals STILL need to be ordered. With this frame I am going to forgo the typical [Fe][C]ycles decals for one with the letter "A" on the head tube and Allie's name on the down tube.
This past weekend St. Louis hosted the MoPro bicycle races. The MoPro (formally the Tour de Grove) was a three day even that involved racers from the Cat-5 level to the Pro's. I was only able to see the Friday night pro races for the Men and Women, and they were amazingly fast.