23 September 2008

Interbike 2008

So it's that time of year again. Time for the infamous Interbike. For those of you who might not know what Interbike is let me sum this up for you. Interbike is the bike orgy of conventions. It starts off Monday and Tuesday with a two day outdoor demo period. Bike companies bring out the newest and best. The big guns, and let industry insiders abuse them out in Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, NV. Then Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday it moves to Vegas in side the Sands where (apparently) just about every cycling related company pedals their wares in, I just like to say this, an orgy of bicycle related bliss. I'm not sure, but I think it is, in fact, so sinfully good that if you are a Catholic you have to go to confession immediately after the show. Just saying.

If you've been reading for a while you remember my half cocked Interbike 2007 plan. The plan was to buy a bike shop just in time to have everything in place so that I hire people to run it, and be important enough to be at Interbike this year. Yeah, you guessed it, didn't work. There were some problems, not the first of which was realizing I would have to PAY for a bike shop in order to open it. Pretty much just fell the heck apart after that, and by fell apart I mean caught fire and crashed, then blew up, had a gas tanker crash into it, that blew up, was just starting to burn out when it was hit by lightning, flared up again, and... well, you get the point, right?

So, the bottom line is I am not a "qualified buyer", Heck, I'm not even a buyer. Well, I buy things, but not for the cycling industry. I can't afford to buy a bike shop to become a buyer for the bicycle industry. Bottom line; if anyone could figure out a way to get me into the 2009 Interbike, please let me know. Until then I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through the posting of the one and only Fat Cyclist who, according to his post yesterday is likely pulling into Nevada at any moment. Yeah, Fatty, I'm a bit jealous. Enjoy the ride (pun intended) and have some fun for the rest of us, cool?


Sher said...

Don't give up on you dream Don!

Harp said...

You can be considered a buyer if you associate with a shop or have them say you work there. I'm not going to the show this year but plan on going next year.