Its the end of summer. Its busy. Here is what is going on.
As you can tell by the title, Interbike is in the books- the annual trade show and gathering has come in and gone like a shower in the desert. It was a chance to look at the state of the industry, and the state of retail. And that is good, because retail, my friends, is dead.
That is why we are small, agile, adaptive….and focus on service….because lets face it, you can buy your parts for less than I pay on Amazon or Backcountry.
Woah, and if that bums you out, check out THIS.
Welp, as I said before, stay flexible my friends.
In good news, there is THIS from UDOT south.
But lets get to the big dance.
By the way, my favorite part of Interbike is the fact that some people go in costume.
So, first and foremost, the brains behind Interbike (Read Pat Hus) had registration available at Dirt Demo….meaning that we didn’t have to register at Mandalay Bay or drive to and from Bootleg Canyon just to get the show started. Great idea.
At the show, attendance was moderate……both by vendors and attendees. Many young mechanics come to the show to get free stuff and to shop for their next bike. That cool, they’ll grow out of it – or not.
At dirt demo, the only bicycle I rode was the Turner RFX. Its beautiful, it rides great, and it will help you shred if you are fast.
Another part of Interbike was the Ride 2 Recovery….which went from Bootleg Canyon to Lake Mead….the course formally known as the Hangover Ride.
While I prefer riding from downtown Vegas, this is also a great route – 12 miles down, 12 miles up.
Its super fun, and worth it…because of people like Chris.
Fancy handcycle, wouldn’t you say?
Well, after seeing friends and colleagues at the show, it was time to depart and get back to work.
Here is a great shot from Adam. He’s riding the backside of Bowhunter in upper Deer Valley.
And here is another great costume….”Radical RicK”