Oregon Manifest: Day 1 photo slideshow

Here are selected images (full gallery here) from my first day at the Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show:

Browse all my photos (143 total) from Day 1 and stay tuned for Day 2 photos and all the hot and raw action of the Rapha Roller Race event.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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Ralph
Ralph
14 years ago

Looks like you missed most of the builders there and focused on the ones that everyone already knows. Bummer.

jj
jj
14 years ago

to be fair, he only posted his pictures from day 1 – wait and see what’s to come.

and kudos to the organizers! i wish that we had gotten a sitter and gone to the w+k party on friday, but we had a great time at the show on saturday with the kids in tow. good food, tons of beautiful bikes, adorable wool cycling caps purchased for the boys, a great day to pull out the tandem for a ride to the show – who could ask for more? (ok, i could ask for a winning lottery ticket so i could actually buy bikes from several of the builders there)

Zaphod
14 years ago

Yeah JJ, I hear you. I had the kids with me and while I was physically present at the show, I saw very little when trying to chase the boys around.

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
14 years ago

“Looks like you missed most of the builders there and focused on the ones that everyone already knows. Bummer.”

hey Ralph,

yes, I did miss most of the builders. My first priority are the Portland-based builders. Sorry, but that’s how it is.

Also, I intended to spend the whole day at the show on Saturday and do each booth, but I spent almost the entire day with tech support trying to get my server back online.

I’ve got more photos to come… but it’s more Portland builders and their bikes. sorry.. but that’s where my heart is so that’s where my I spend my time.

i’m sure there are tons of photos from the show online if you’re looking for something else.

thanks.

Paul
14 years ago

Cool…hopefully we’ll get to see Ira and his work. Great to see Tori from Gracie’s Wrench.

Paul

Joe
Joe
14 years ago

Great Work and thanks for taking time
to capture everything best you could!
it was like woodstock for cyclists, any bigger and i would not have come home alive, wife picked me up Sunday, well I was green.. LOL outside of the ACE hotel
not good.. haha Portland does rock til 2am.
or later if you can make it. 😉

missed the cross race, ahh!

JJ
JJ
14 years ago

Wow. That poster really puts the “man” in “Manifest,” doesn’t it ? Apologies, fellows, but there’s something a little disturbing about that image.

bahueh
bahueh
14 years ago

Maus seems to have a love affair with John Howe…for whatever reason…

Carl
14 years ago

Just keep trying to pretend you don’t have a thing for John Howe, too, baheuh…

He pulled together the Team Beer Garden (and its lederhosen theme) and for that alone, he holds a special place in my heart (and watching him flamboyantly beat Shannon Skerritt at rollercross on Saturday night sealed the deal).

r
r
14 years ago

agreeing with JJ. is there some kind of obvious irony in this image that I am overlooking? if you are trying for irony on the conventional winner’s podium image, why not two guys in speedos kissing up to the female race winner? would not mind hearing an explanation from whoever came up with this.

shannon
shannon
14 years ago

JJ and R: what’s disturbing you about the image?

No one “came up” with this image: it was taken on the fly at a cross race last year by Nate Armbrust. The two women alongside John Howe are racing scene personalities in their own right, and I can assure you that they’ll hold their own against any Team Beer character in short-shorts.

I chose the image for use in the Manifest banner because it broadcasts the fun of Portlands cyclocross scene and the individuals within it. And in response to the implication of sexism in JJ’s post, I’ll mention that I’m female and I happen to LOVE the spirit of this shot.

Caroline
Caroline
14 years ago

I second that, Shannon (#11)!

The photo with John & Tina was purely candid (wholly unplanned) and just captured some pure hi jinx fun at SSCXWC last year.

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
14 years ago

Just want to add that not all photographs are editorial in their intent. I think I can speak for Mr. Armbrust (who took the photo) in that he was simply documenting what he saw… without intention to make any specific point.

mary
mary
14 years ago

I’m de-lurking to say that I had the same response to the photo as JJ and r — not saying anything about the intent of the photographer or graphics people, and knowing the context helps explain why it was used — but the initial impact on me was very negative and I was surprised to see it — it looks so unreconstructed. It’s funny how context changes so much. FWIW, I know nothing about cyclecross and didn’t attend the bike show — probably it speaks more accurately and less offensively to people who know the scene but to me it conveyed old-fashioned sexism. Thanks!

Caroline
Caroline
14 years ago

I suppose it was really sexist of me to take off my clothes and run around in a bikini with a cowbell last November cheering world champ cyclocross racers!

All those sexist jerks out there with cameras should have just taken pictures of people’s dogs, muddy shins, and tipped orange cones. 😉

Oh, the sexist woman who printed and hung my photograph – for shame! 😉

And the sexist people looking at my photograph… aroughphghgh! What is this world coming to?

(Hopefully they’re coming to the 2008 SSCXWC races this year!)

http://sscxwc.com/

poser
poser
14 years ago

wow bahueh, way to throw your little dark cloud into every post…

It would be an impossible task to cover the Portland bike scene without eventually developing a love affair with John Howe. The man attends, participates in, and/or helps with the organization of a huge number of bike events in this town (certainly every bike event I’ve attended or been a part of). I don’t even really know that guy that well; but I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve shown up at some bike event and had John run over, throw a beer in my hand, and make me feel welcome.

I think, bahueh, that if you were to put as much positive energy into any part of the Portland bike scene as you do negative energy into the comment on this site, Jonathan Maus would have a love affair with you too.

Mr. Maus is just calling it like he sees it – as always.

bahueh
bahueh
14 years ago

hey poser..I wasn’t initiating any sort of dark cloud…just noticing that maus seems to post a LOT of pics on Howe on this site…which isn’t difficult because Howe…IS…EVERYWHERE. 🙂 John’s a nice guy…I’ve talked with him a few times…so exactly what is it you think I said?

as for my positive energy…you have absolutely no idea who I am or what I do or what associations I have to the bike scene is this town…so please don’t try to guess, deal?…as it may only make you look uniformed.

shannon
shannon
14 years ago

I think that Poser thinks what most of us who read your post thinks, Bahueh: that you made a snide remark about John Howe’s presence on BP.

And while you’re certainly entitled to your opinion, you don’t necessarily need to share that with the rest of us who are in a more celebratory mood.

That is, unless you take pleasure in the role of Joy Killer.

bahueh
bahueh
14 years ago

shannon…where in my post did you get snide from?

it was a simple stated fact. I didn’t know people were deriving “joy” out of the post…what are you celebrating exactly?

Maybe its a fact that I know john and am used to ribbin’ him…ever come across that little thought?

dont’ like my posts? dont’ read them.

shannon
shannon
14 years ago

Thanks Bahueh, I’ll take you up on that advice regarding the reading of your delightful posts.

froot dawg
froot dawg
14 years ago

thank you shannon!!! thank for the banner, thank you for the best weekend ever!!! thank you shannon!! you rule!!! thank you caroline for my favorite candid moment!!!!!! and tina so happy that we are friends it makes the picture that much better!!! and nate amhurst thank you!! if you were not there you might not get it, mabye its not for you but if you were there or planning on it this year “BEEEEEEEEER”!!!! thank you jonathon your blog rules!!!!

bahueh
bahueh
14 years ago

oh shannon..don’t be grumpy..and try not to be over sensitive online…or misinterpret online posts…and we’ll all get along.
(but then again, you’re probably not readin this….are you?) 🙂

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
14 years ago

for all the John Howe fans out there, check out the just-uploaded photos of the roller races over on PDXCross.com.

warning: you’ll see a close-up of his sweaty, hairy stomach (which I plan to print out and hang in my office of course.)

bahueh
bahueh
14 years ago

see…I knew Jonathan had a thing for him. 🙂 (can I bum a print off ya, Maus?)

(now if others, besides the owner, would get a sense of humor around here….)