Beer Me!

During the show, beer literally flows like water. In fact, if you get dehydrated during the show, you’re more likely to drink the free beer than pay $5.00 for a bottle of water…what I’m broke! So on Wednesday, happy hour started. We had seen one of the other media people toting around some beer and asked her where she found it. She gave us two spots, one was the Haro Booth, the other was the Power Bar booth. But we also found another booth that offered this delicious elixir.

While Moe stayed at the Media Center to upload some photos, Joe, Priscilla and I went on a trek to find some beer. We made it to the Power Bar booth and got in line. We noticed they were serving the beer in pint glasses and plastic cups. So we asked how can we get a glass. The fella that worked for Power Bar goes into this long explanation that only Dealers could receive the pint glasses and that everyone else would get the plastic Dixie cups. I jokingly tell him that we’re MEDIA and we should get some glasses since we’re the ones that tell the whole world about their products. As he went on and on about how he can’t risk his job to give us pint glasses, the bar tender gave us beer in glasses…hehe. So then I turned to the fell and said thanks, but Mr. Power Bar Employee got mad and scolded the bar tender…

Then we we were off to get Moe some beer since they only allowed 1 per person at Power Bar. We headed over to Haro, but they were all out. But Oakley was giving away some Coors Light right across the way, so Joe and Priscilla loaded up while I watched from a distance.

When we got back to the Media Center, Moe was pleased…well we all were. Beer was a much needed treat after working hard all day long.
interbike beer

KHS Flagstaff 29er

For 2009 KHS Bicycles didn’t really change much on the specs. They were pretty happy with the current set up, but they did decide to change up the color to white.

I do love me some black and white and this bike is dang sexy!
khs flagstaff

White Hot at Interbike 2009

This year’s common Interbike theme would be the color White. It was as if snow had hit the Sands Expo Center since there was an abundance of white colored products in almost every booth.

White bikes, wheels

Grips, saddles, pedals,stems, bars and we even saw white Nokon Cables…

We had spoken to our friend Wayne D. Gray, VP of KHS Bicycles and he told us about how this was a year where they carried bikes in the color of white than any other hue available. He mentioned that black is the safest bet for most manufacturers since the majority of people will purchase that color than a loud one like yellow.

I used the pic above to show us talking to Wayne, the picture below is a better one of Wayne. No I don’t have my eyes closed when I smile…and yes I can still see. Gosh!

You can check out more photos from the show HERE.

Interbike is Over and my back hurts…

We drove in last night around 9pm from Vegas and man, do our backs hurt! But you know what, we took one for you our favorite people in the world, our readers. Oh wait, my favorite people in the world are Priscilla, Moe, Joe and Jeremy, so you folks will be my second favorite.

Anyhow, we’re sorting through hundreds of photos of the event as well as hours of videos. As we work through those, we’ll get them up on the site. But for now here’s a few pictures of your crew hard at work…

At the Intense booth

Interview with Melissa Buhl

Moe working hard on a beer.

Moe working hard on a rib at a buffet…

RL impersonating a bug with crab legs at a buffet…

A photo of the two best “Vince” people in the entire universe. Look! I’m in a Vince Sandwich!

Ok like I’ve mentioned we’ll be working through all of our media to provide you with some of the things we’ve seen at the show. So sit tight and wait, or go ride your bike!

Interbike 2008

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay in posting things about the show. We’ve had meetings galore on Wednesday so that didn’t leave much time for us to sit down and post about the show.

But don’t worry we’ve taken a few hundred photos and a some HD quality video of things like the Crank Brothers new wheelset, the Pronghorn “ride on top” carbon bikes and a boat load of other things.

We’ll be spending more time today interviewing, creating videos as well as taking a few hundred more photos.

Leaving for Las Vegas-Interbike 2008

The staff of MtnBikeRiders and are leaving in less than 24 hours for Las Vegas! Woohoo!

We’re super excited to bring you interviews, photos and Interbike goodness for the next 3 days. Jeremy will be staying back to mind the store, but make sure you check out out stuff starting Wednesday. We’ll be posting as much as we can about the newest things we see.

Moe had secured a Limo (a Toyota Sienna) for us to take to the show, he’ll be arriving super early at our place to pick Priscilla and I up, then we’re heading to Joe’s house. Moe said that the ride to Vegas was “clothing optional,” I may jut have a surprise for him when he gets here….

Vegas is about 3 hours away, so that means we can party it up on our way to the show. I know I have these grand ideas and plans to “party” on the way there, but what will happen is, I will be the only one who is super hyper about the show, I’ll be talking way too fast. I’ll be doing all this while the rest of the crew are trying to catch a nap…

Ooh I just remembered Sea Otter. Jeremy, Moe and I shared a hotel room…and they got so mad at me because I’d wake up as early as 5am to start working on the postings from the event. Well since I’m a morning person, history will repeat it self.

Interbike is one of my favorite biking events that we go to. Sea Otter is up there because its fun, you can ride your bike around and all that. But Interbike is the show where beer flows like milk and honey, the swag is like mana from the sky, and seeing some of our bike industry friends is always fun.

As we’re heading over there, enjoy one of my favorite scenes from Dumb and Dumber:

Going to Interbike!

Just last week, the MtnBikeRiders crew received our registration packets to attend Interbike. This will be Joe Solancho’s first time to the show, so to say the least, he’s VERY excited.

I am too. I love Interbike. Sure the new stuff is cool to see, but what I truly enjoy about the show is the After Show, the BUFFETS! Last year, we went out as a crew to eat some grub…crab legs, sushi, steaks…you name it…we ate it.

This year we’re doing something different. We’ll be incorporating the use an HD camera to conduct interviews, product features and all that fancy stuff.

So make sure you check out the site during the show on Sept 24-26th, 2008.

Countdown to Interbike 2008

Interbike is happening on Sept 24-26, 2008. That’s pretty much right around the corner. If you remember last year’s Interbike coverage, we had a blast bringing you some of the newest and greatest products out there. But at the same time we went as regular folks. We still oooh and ahhh at some of the best things at Interbike, and yes we’re like teenage girls when it comes to mountain biking celebs!

We look forward to this year since we’ll have a bigger staff going for more coverage. We had our condo booked a few months ago, so that mean’s all we have to do is drive there!