21 September 2008 - 12:57Off to Vegas
This week is the yearly event many of us in the cycling industry dread. Interbike. While there are some folks that look forward to this dog and pony show of everything bike, I’m not so stoked. Interbike is held in Las Vegas, a place I hold with as much esteem as Obi Wan’s opinion of Mos Eisley, where you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Not only does it take a whole day to get there from the east coast, it also takes a whole day to get back. Then, because I can’t really afford to have the shop closed for a whole week, I try and cram everything in one day. Last year I tried to spread it out over 2 days, but it didn’t really work out. There was a lot of aimless wandering around. So I have scheduled a full day of meetings on Wednesday. Hopefully it will make the time fly.
It isn’t all bad though, you do get to see old friends, catch up, talk smack etc. I’ll hopefully run in to Guitar Ted, who is really good at the smack talk, and we share similar opinions of some things, which makes the rants really interesting.
Obviously the hottest news is Niner’s WFO, something I’ve had to keep my mouth shut about since June. I’m really looking forward to getting to see it up close and personal. I’ll give a detailed preview upon my return. For the most part, there hasn’t been too much else leaked to the general public in the realm of 29ers, the only exception I can think of off the top of my head is Turner’s completely redesigned line, now using the DW Link.
So that’s about it. I’ll be shipping out every thing I can on Monday, and will be out of the shop Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and will be back at the grind again on Friday morning.