Every once in a while an event comes along where somebody asks a favor of you and you know from the moment they opened their mouths, you couldn't say no. Recently I was tasked with scoring a custom bike (not just a bike, an Equinox TTX) for a young man to bestow upon his beautiful bride (a coworker and good friend) the day before their nuptials. How could one deny such a noble quest?
Issue 1 was that the bride works approximately 5 feet from those who would have to put this operation into motion. We worked up the project name of "Slow Turtle" and came up with some sweet code names (Cool Breeze, Black Mamba, and Bald Eagle were just a few). Issue 2 was that the bike would be painted the colors of the wedding which our paint department had yet to have come up with. Now, thanks to this project, Trek has a "Becky Green" named after the very lucky recipient.
The reaction was a total freakout. I was in Huntington Beach researching cruisers (soon to be blogged about) so I wasn't there to witness it but I heard that it was one for the ages.
Kinda raises the bar for all those other Trekkies getting hitched this summer. Thanks a lot, Mark.
Wedding was on Saturday in the capital city. beautiful weather with gusty winds. two flower vases and a veil bit it and i lost $10 betting the whole altar was going down.