I decided to fly back to Colorado to sculpt the bike, after much back and forth, I finally made it back home to Leadville with a suitcase full of confetti.
Not much could be more ‘home’ than the We Love Leadville sign just outside the official town city limits. I grabbed a picture of the sign to commemorate my visit back home.
So here I am in Leadville with my bike, starting out by spray-painting it a nice DIA Bronco Blue
After a few hours of work it began to look okay, but still needed more paper.
And more paper…
Finally after a while it ended up looking pretty cool. The plywood background in this photo doesn’t help much, but ok.
And, the bike ended up looking MUCH nicer against a darker, or non plywood background.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with it. From concept to realization, it developed fairly on schedule and met the concept sketch very closely at 16 hours of work with a few pounds of paper.
At the finish of the construction, the weather began to get cold. Yes, it’s cold in July in the remote Rocky Mountains, so, my mom lent me this retro Trail 100 sweatshirt. It’s at least as awesome as the LT100 belt buckle.
More pictures soon! I can’t wait to unveil the bike.