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News about Chain Reaction Bicycles

So George tracked me down in Las Vegas when I didn’t ride Tuesday?

George Smith, regular on our Tuesday-morning ride, going in circles at Cross Vegas
George Smith, regular on our Tuesday-morning ride, going in circles at Cross Vegas

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.

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So what do you do while waiting at the hospital for someone’s surgery to finish? Work, of course! Trying to get ready for tomorrow’s TrekFest sale, trying to keep things moving along despite life getting in the way. My wife gave me a bad time, saying health first, work second, but without work, you can’t pay for the health. Funny how that is.

The question is, is it “safe” to include inside references to movies that many/most may not have seen? Not that anyone would have an excuse for not seeing “Field of Dreams”, one of the great movies of all time.  I can do worse; I could have used Robocop references! Although with this photo, perhaps something out of “War of the Worlds” or “Independence Day” might have worked too. “At this rate, we could be looking at the worldwide destruction of every major city in the next 36 hours.” Guess that might explain the flee from the cities shown in the photo!

Updated, after getting back from the hospital and thinking about it some more, I present V2 (Version 2) below. Missing are movie references, and included “Chain Reaction” by name.

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