Well, we made it to Vegas and back, our whirlwind 48 hour trip went pretty well.
Flying out at 7am Weds morning, got in last night at about 1am.
Did a little partying for our one night there, no need to go into details though.
Actually, we're all pretty tame and lame. Went to the Hofbrauhaus for dinner, which remains my single favorite thing to do in Vegas. It's really nice that Interbike coincides with Oktoberfest. It is not nice, however, for the ol' liver.
We also made it to the New World Disorder premier. I don't remember which # they are up to, but it's pretty high. The movie was really good, the premier party and the club at which it was located left something to be desired, but we had a good time.
The show seemed to be pretty productive. Our experience was quite a bit different than last year, when Danny and I wandered around trying to get brands, getting generally ignored and blown off, mostly because we didn't actually have a shop yet.
This year, we're getting courted by reps from different brands, and people actually seem to care about meeting with us, you know, because, I don't know if y'all have heard, but, we're kind of a big deal around here.
I think the coolest bike I saw at the show was the 11th anniversary limited edition Surly 1x1.
The bike had 24" Large Marge rims (same width as the found on the Pugsley, I believe) with 3-something inch wide slicks on it. I don't know why, but I saw that bike, and instantly wanted to own it. Not many other bikes at the show had that effect on me.
Back at the shop this morning, all three of us operating at about 60%. I think we were all hoping for a nice and slow day, but that wasn't to be. We pretty much had everybody we know who rides bikes drop by to say hi at one point or another. It's really nice to be so busy, I just wish sometimes I could be in charge of what days we are busy, and what days are slow.
And as Danny's lovely special lady friend would say, "do you want me to call the wambulance?"
A lot of guys were getting ready to head up to Pajarito tomorrow for their last hoorah of the summer, which is reportedly going to include a collection of breweries, bands, and of course some lift assisted mountain biking.
Tony will be there, doing what Tony does best. If Danny and I weren't working, we'd be there to, and if you're not working, I'd strongly suggest that's were you get to.
It's going to be a good time.
That's about all I'm good for. Hasta la taco.