Archive for September, 2017

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Well friends its the end of the summer here in Park City.
Did you all see that it snowed in Steamboat?

Round these parts here, fall is in full effect.

You know that ski season is just around the corner.

Here is one of our custom snow bikes all decked out for the summertime environment.

Today is Tour De Suds in Park City….and its also the night before Interbike begins.
This is the last year the show will be in Fabulous Las Vegas (next year its in Tahoe). Many people don’t care for the Crystal City, but I love it…..not the strip….but its the entertainment capital of the world, and there is so much to do…..Bootleg Canyon, Black Rock Canyon, Lake Mead and the list goes on and on. Cheap Hotels, Cheap Booze and plentiful inexpensive flights for bike shop people that make $15,000 a year.
Interestingly enough, Interbike used to be the “party” that people outside of the bike industry would try and sneak into. I always thought it was funny how the trade show dolled itself up for the employees, but not the consumers. Now, we have the internet – and anybody with a computer and the WiFis can observe the daily goings on of the show from the comfort of work home.
Well, as my life partner says, “you can never go home”.
Single Speed World Championships had a similar Interbike vibe for a lot of years. Now there are many splinterings and SSUSA seems to have gotten back to the roots of riding bicycles and having fun. Here is a pic from Opie, because the celebration was in Bellingham, WA.

I’ve been there with Kona.

My gosh, that young lass was terrified…I’m old enough to be her fathers younger friend and I’m sure I smelled like Old Crow.
Good Times.
Well, stay rad out there.