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The IF Weekend was a blast as Danielle mentioned. Matt gave a wonderful presentation, Mamma Lucia’s kept the great food stocked, and the micro brews were cold! Turnout was fantastic which provided a unique social opportunity for area cyclists. I was thrilled to be one of the first people to see and ride the new 953 frameset. The ride quality was what one would expect from a premium steel frame: smooth, snappy and lively. It has the added benefit of additional corrosion and ding resistance as well as more finishing options. The bike in the shop was polished for IF by the good folks at Phil Wood. It had a beautiful chrome like appearance. I also rode Matt’s personal XS complete with gold head badge. The frame immediately draws you in begging you to pedal harder and smile bigger and goofier! It is simply amazing. There is no wonder this frame has been honored twice at the Worlds Best Dream Bike. Thanks to all attendees. If you missed the event we hope you can make it next year! I would like to thank all of the sponsors that participated in the event including: Independent Fabrication, Mamma Lucia’s, Serfas Optics, Hammer Nutrition, Carb-Boom, Park Tools, and CytoSport.

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IF weekend (Tom's Take) - The Bicycle Escape