Goodbye Las Vegas, I Like You, but I Don’t Want to Stay

English: Hotel / Casino New York-New York in L...

English: Hotel / Casino New York-New York in Las Vegas. Français : L’hôtel-Casino New York-New York à Las Vegas, dans le Nevada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Interbike was fun. It was the first time for me, and thanks to an awesome boss, I got to attend. It was a bit overwhelming at first, but once I got into it, I was the proverbial kid in a candy store. Really, candy flowed around as much as the alcohol, which I managed to stay away from.

I saw some cool products, some not-so-cool products, and some weird products. I’ll be posting what I found interesting at Interbike. I won’t go crazy, because bigger media outlets had the man hours and equipment to have better coverage, so you’ll be getting a personalized viewpoint from me.

Not sure if I would come back. If I was offered the opportunity again, I may, but I think once is probably enough. It is fun to see the industry constantly trying to innovate. I’ve been around bikes a long time, and it amazes me how many new things come out every year.

So I’ll end this with some of my highlights:

  • I saw Joe Breeze. I’m not the kind of person who goes all fanboy on someone, but it was cool to see him in person.
  • I met Todd Lyons, who happens to be a friend of the family that owns the shop I work at.
  • Saw Gary Fisher, and he is every bit as weird as people say he is.
  • China, Korea, Japan, and Italy all had areas dedicated to their companies. You could start a bicycle company with the manufacturing facilities that were represented in the China area.

That’s it, I have a flight to catch home.


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