I did a one-day walk-through at the NAHBS in San Jose today, and I won't bore you with a load of trivial detail, but it was mighty impressive to see so much eye-candy in one day! The show has grown bigger than ever and many of the displays have become more sophisticated, too. There was a huge display of Bruce Gordon's work from today back through history, and the usual fantastic slick stuff from Vanilla and Richard Sachs...I could blab on...But the thing I spent a long time examining was in the very humble display of Tom Ritchey's booth. He was showing a load of his Made-in-Asia Carbon Fibre fork and bars, but had just two old bikes he built himself on display, including a dark blue road bike he built for his Father (labeled "for my Pop") built in 1973...it was amazing. I hope somebody brought a camera and took many detail shots of this bike, the closer you looked, the more stunning the details were, including features you never saw on another bike, but subtle stuff. My opinion of Ritchey has grown astronomically: he was probably just out of High School when he made this, and it looks like the Masterpiece of...a Master.