Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Swapmeet stuff...

The swapmeet was a great success for us and we sold lots of crap... I mean stuff... to a lot of people. Swapmeets are a great chance for me to completely geek-out over cool stuff from track disk wheels to old Raleigh 3-speed bikes and ratty old wool jerseys. It's pretty cool...


It was a little foggy and cold when we got there to get in line with the truck at 6:00AM on Sunday morning. That's 6:00AM people... that's what a bike geek I am.
The sun did come out during unloading. All those folks rummaging through our stuff; other vendors looking to score stuff before the real buyers were allowed in.
The buyers did show up though... in droves. At one point, we just kind of looked at each other and realized we had no way of knowing who was or wasn't paying for stuff. It was complete chaos!

The Haro Hotties did make an appearance later in the day and the crowds went wild. They've been crowd favorites for many a swapmeet.

Can you believe this guy owns a bike shop? Andrew Lee of Adams Avenue Bike Shop. Andrew has one of the coolest little shops in town. He doesn't even sell Masi and I love him anyway...


Meet Ernesto, also known as Beanerello (long story, ask me over a beer). He's a great guy, a great wrench and as you can see, quite the lady. That tank top was a small, but since he's about 6' 4"... it isn't anymore.

I didn't get any pictures of these folks, but they were a cool group. Bicycle Kitchen, in Los Angeles, is a really cool shop and concept. If in the area, you better go check'em out. Your cool factor will increase exponentially. What a cool concept they have. I'd love to see their project grow and spread all over.

Anyway, that's the wrap-up I promised. Gotta get back to creating something you are going to sell your car to buy. Working on the next big thing/s right now... busy, busy...

Tim

7 comments:

SanDiego81 said...

I'm an idiot. I missed the swap. To be fair, I was working out of town, but that doesn't make me feel any better about it.

Dammit.

masiwife said...

Swap meet? What swap meet? I thought you said you were participating in the "Save the Kittens" fundraiser.

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

See! I told you guys she reads this thing...

Umm, honey, plenty of kittens were saved during the swap. They very conveniently held both events at the same venue. It was all just a fluke of scheduling. Honest.

masigrandmother said...

You said you couldn't visit because you were sick. And I backed a pie!

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Would have been funnier if I had a Grandmother I could visit without going to a cemetery. Nice try though...

masisurrogatewife said...

Save the kittens...they saved them alright! For the taco's. They taste like chicken

masigrandmother who isn't dead, just a joke said...

Err, I was going to surprise you!!! I was only joking about death; I've been kicking it at leisure world...