Gravel - Cycle Oregon

A visit from a guy named Lance

Posted by on February 8th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Lance at NAHBS-1.jpg

Lance Armstrong with NAHBS
founder Don Walker.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Just as I was leaving the opening day of the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS), none other than Lance Armstrong showed up.

He and few friends ambled in to gaze at the world’s most beautiful bicycles just as most folks had filed out for the night.

Rumor has it that a select group of locals will join Lance for a ride tomorrow morning. The crew that is invited to join him is likely some of same folks that are a part of the Teams of Portland exhibit that opened at Wieden + Kennedy last night.

The connection is that Wieden + Kennedy is the ad agency for none other than Nike, Inc., the Beaverton-based company who Lance has been partnered with for many years.

Lance at NAHBS-4.jpg Lance at NAHBS-3.jpg

No word yet on whether or not Lance will compete in the roller races tomorrow night.

Some special guests of a different type will be at the show tomorrow: Portland City Commissioner and mayoral hopeful Sam Adams and U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer are both expected to attend.

Please support BikePortland.

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Also, if you comment frequently, please consider holding your thoughts so that others can step forward. Thank you — Jonathan

2 Comments
  • jorge February 9, 2008 at 10:05 am

    bring it lance!

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • Murray February 9, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    My friend and I got the wave from Lance today up on Skyline. We were headed in the opposite direction.

    My observations on Lance: he\’s smaller than I imagined and his head is really big.

    Recommended Thumb up 0