Not too many things pull me away from the shop, but the industry trade show, Interbike, is one of them. Not because the trade show is essential to Chain Reaction (we see most of the new stuff on the ‘net, just like our customers do, long before the suppliers actually let us touch & feel it), but I’m on the Board of Directions of the dealer asssociation (National Bicycle Dealer Association, aka NBDA) and we hold one of our two yearly board meetings at the show.
But tonight was a bit of fun, as “Cross Vegas” was held a few miles away and one of our regulars, George Smith, was racing! He’s been doing very well in local events, and even pretty good at some national events, but at Cross Vegas, he ended up starting way at the back of the field and never was able to make it up to the front. But he put on a good show and had a good time.
Don’t look for me at the shop Thursday; I fly back Thursday night. Two missed days of riding. Three days of eating too much bad food. Sunday will not be pretty.