A few weekend ago I stopped by the Bicycle Fetish Day Block Party in Williamsburg with Margie. This was the place to gawk at cool/crazy/loud/expensive bicycles. I had only planned on staying a couple of hours until I learned that they were holding an open contest for best bikes in various categories. Categories included best track bike, best heavy bike, ugliest bike, best renovated bike, most unusual, etc.. I entered my bike and gave my story to a number of judges. When they started to announce the winners I listened carefully. To my dissmay, best track bike was awarded to some guy who attached a bottle opener where his water bottle cage usually goes. But all was not lost. As the emcee began to describe the next awardee, I realized that she was giving my story. Sure enough, moments later I was holding a City Reliquary Museum ribbon for Best Hand Built Bike! Needless to say, its quite satisfying to have my dream bike recognized by a group of my Brooklyn bike nerd peers. THANKS NYC!