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The handsome crew of MtnBikeRiders.com and BikeCommuters.com will be heading out to Vegas for Interbike! So stay tuned as we provide some show coverage to keep you busy during your work day.
OK the time is near, I feel it in my bones, like the birds that get the urge to go south for winter or the migration the whales do to baja, its time, time to make our trek to the city of sin, the city that never sleeps, the city where a beam of light shoots into the air and breaks into space never to be seen again. On the way we pass an old ghost, a road named Zyzxx, the worlds biggest thermometer. The pull, the pull its getting stronger. I start looking at the hills and mountains and think to myself how would I go down this hill, how would I climb it.
This place, this place in the desert that lights up so bright at night like a diamond waiting to suck the life out of some, but not me, not me for I’m on the way to my “MECCA”, my place of worship once a year where we gather, we the media, we the dealers, we the makers that give you the riders what you want.
Ohhhh I feel it, my place of worship, my “MECCA”, but the first stop at my “MECCA” is the place in the desert where we start our trek up and down the hills of this place that will torture our souls with dust, heat, beer. A place of tents with goods, but none to trade only to show, touch, and drool over, but this is only the start for their is much, much more to be had in the fallowing days. It is not just of feasting on what the makers bring for us to show you, but to also catch up with old friends, see new movies, go to feast, drink free beer, and more beer, and then some more AAahhhhhh, INTERBIKE is coming!!!!!
And in this time it is up to us the media to show you as much as possible to entice you as we get enticed by all that the makers bring to show us and the dealers what will be out in the coming months. You will start to see the pre spy photos and new lines of gear, parts, and bikes ( I have goose bumps just thinking about it.), and as we pass through the gates where only the chosen are allowed we will bring it to you through email, tweets, Skype, Youtube, and websites, and all manner possible.
So to give you your pre shot you need here is a taste of last year’s travel to my mecca, “INTERBIKE !!” Enjoy.
Friends come to share smiles, we walk along in the wonderful sunlight and ride all that is new to us, oh what a wonder time we live
There is so much to see while you are here you will surly miss much. One has to slow him or herself down to not miss anything, control, control, you must learn control.
If you love the things you do, do them to the fullest extent and never stop. I truly believe that you will remain younger at heart in your mind as well as your body.
While I’m here I make my peace with all that is cycling, from road to mountain, to BMX, cruiser, and yes even fixie ( The latest fade that has lasted for what over five years now, OK it’s not a fade anymore.)
LAST YEAR WAS TO BE THE LAST YEAR IN THE DESERT OF DECADENCE
Yes this was to be true 2010 was to be it for Interbike here in Vegas. The kegs were going off the parties were many, heck one group was doing it big by giving top notch whiskey shot as a toast fair well to the Vegas venue just about every hour and handing out mustaches to go with the toast. Now this is STYLE!!
And you would look for the popping open of the kegs of beer.
NIGHTLIFE IN VEGAS WE KNOW
As the show ends for the day it is time for us to venture out into the lands around us, to see the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people that walk about, ahhh it is quite the adventure here in our annul trek to our “MECCA” we call INTERBIKE. All that we suffer to bring you the newest pics of the the best bikes and products, the stories of things to be and the things that never will.
Now I won’t boar you with all the same old bike pics you see, but rather all that we go through to bring you what you want to see. We go through the hardships for you our reader so you won’t have to. You see this is hard for us, up early,to bed late, all day meetings, talking to so many people and so much more. Yes this is the “MECCA” for seeing all things bikes for the new year to come and the pull to go there is strong to make the trek here every year.
I look forward to this, but this year it is different for me, for I am going as the media. Not as a exhibitor or dealer, so does this mean more work, well I will find out.
“I feel the pull in me to go to the city in the desert getting stronger, my heart is beating harder and harder. I can’t wait.”
I do love me some Interbike! Here is a newcomer!
Tough Chik is around a year young and had some cute styles for the ladies.
Tough Chik offer cycling, yoga, and casual apparel for girls only!
About Tough Chik:
As Team Tough Chik, we are designers, marketers, runners and cyclists that feed on creative expression. We are proud of our shin splints, scars and pedicures. We strive to support women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds who celebrate life and seek to conquer its challenges and adventures.
This jersey would be one of my favorites.
Here’s one of my all time favorite booths to visit: SkirtSports. I’ve reviewed some of their clothing line in the past and I LOVE their stuff. I get compliments all the time on my riding skirt. SkirtSports didn’t disappoint this year with some new patterns and updates to some of their classics.
New Skirt. This skirt is padded!
I’m hoping to get my hands on these soon! A new knicker for biking!
Trademark pink chamois. The knicker is lined with this as well!
I loved the fun colors and patterns they are are offering. Keep an eye on this company. They have really expanded and are offering a lot more selection for all athletic woman.
Syndicate Riders, Rennie and Peat tells the world what they really think of RL Policar.
One of the highlights of Interbike for me is meeting and greeting friends new and old in the industry. We also can get a little star struck every now and then. RL is a HUGE Melissa Buhl fan. Melissa Buhl IS super cool but I get a little star struck when I see Dale Holmes. After I stalked him for two days, Joe finally asked Dale if he’d take a picture with me. Thanks Joe! He was kind enough to pose with me for a quick shot. I was too weak in the knees to say anything other then “Thank you.” *I am such a dork*
Note to self: When posing with World Champions, remove your backpack and put down the magazine!!
Dale Holmes is a UCI WORLD Champion with over 200 career professional wins!!! He is also a mountain cross rider for KHS. This guy has been racing since 82, and he is uber cool. My admiration is based strictly on his mad biking skills and his tattoos. lol.
His interests: Any Sports,working on the Free Agent World Team, hanging out with friends, Starbucks, working on his website DaleHolmes.com.
Ok. Ok. I’ll stop.
Also a little early “Happy Birthday” shot out to Mr. Holmes……
We caught up with Melissa Buhl, “World Champion of Everything” at Interbike. She answered a few questions for us. Did you know that she’s been dabbling in the Track Bike scene?
Mike Thomas of Tag Wheels talks about their new composite wheels. If you’re having issues with the video, make sure you let it buffer or go directly to our Blip.TV account to see most of our videos.