So much to report these days.
Its official, I”m making Outerbike happen. Yes, I’d rather be in Santa Clara the first week of October, but its also important to me to show up and support our vendors.
If you are a bicycle consumer, and especially if you want to get that “trade show” experience. Do Outerbike.
Just to remind you, Turner will be there. Ibis will be there. Fox will be there. Kona will be there. Shimano will be there. SRAM will be there. There will also be other bikes to try and companies to see, so get your shit together, and pony up the $150. And if I didn’t make it abundantly clear, those of you who “have to ride a bike before you buy it”, this event is for you.
And since we’re on said subject. Let me remind all of you that I sell 99% of my bikes sight unseen and un-testridden. Why? Because a new bike needs to be broken in, mated (to use a motorcycle term), and setup for YOUR experience. You can try and get there off the bat…but your not going to. It takes ME a month to dial in a new bike of mine….and I”ve been doing this for over 20 years.
On to local bike news….There is some sort of Enduro event happening at the canyons. The link is here.
The most exciting part of this for me is that DJ and Quentin from OTE are racing it and maybe we can hang out a little after.
Also, there is a trade show at Deer Valley next week. This is one of those two sides of the coin thing…..Its for retailers which sucks for my customers because I can’t bring in my high rollers who actually buy product. Its also nice that the event exists and brings revenue to the town. I guess the solution is to keep it as is….if customers want to go to a trade show, go to Sea Otter or Outerbike.
In not so much news, Big props to Dave, the BassMan Alderbases for rocking opening night with UltraGoat….Kiss the Goat.
David sends me things like this.
Thats cool, because I send Dave pics like this…
I”d like to share an inspiring story about Detroit.
Yes Detroit. HERE.
Oh, and I’m sending my best positive energy to the RAGBRAI crew….that would be Evil/Team AssClown/Team Marley as they make their way from Portland to SF.
Next year my friends, I”ve got a lot spinning around me at the moment.