I've been working for this for over three years. It was a slow process. It was also a huge learning experience. I'd done similar types of work involving the design and specification of frames and bikes. However, I'd not managed or undertake the whole process from design to purchasing to receiving to payment. That's about to change.
Got great news that my first order of frames will be on board the Ever Elite on January 3, 2011 with an ETA in San Francisco of January 19, 2011. The amount of information on the internet is quite amazing. It's possible to find and track a vessel as it makes its way from port to port. Here is the current location of the Ever Elite, just off the coast of Kaoshung, Taiwan.
Once the Ever Elite makes port in San Francisco, it's a few days to get the frames transported to Point Reyes Station. Guess I'd better figure out where to store 98 frames. Well, less than that because some are already spoken for and they'll go out or get built up right away. If you want yours let me know right away. Even though there are almost 100 frames coming in two models with two colors each and in 5 sizes, there's really just a handful of each color/model/size.
So, happy New Year. Here's to another exciting year at Black Mountain Cycles. And here's a couple pictures of the Ever Elite in San Francisco Bay.
(What's playing: Red Cliff)