INTERBIKE: MEDIA PREVIEW DINNER

Last night Interbike had the Media Product Preview Dinner. This is where you get invited to see some new stuff and vote on the thing you like the most.
New innovative things from electric bike products, protective gear, security locks, just about anything.

Dinner was great, beer with a good meal, in all this was nice. It’s funny we never bothered to go to this in the past.

Here is a look at what we saw.

MEDIA MAKING THE ROUNDS TO VOTE ON THEIR FAVORITE  PRODUCT.
MEDIA MAKING THE ROUNDS TO VOTE ON THEIR FAVORITE PRODUCT.
THE COROS CREW SMILING WITH PRIDE SHOWING THEIR BLUETOOTH ROAD HELMET
THE COROS CREW SMILING WITH PRIDE SHOWING THEIR BLUETOOTH ROAD HELMET
BLUETOOTH CAPABLE, REAR FLASHING RED LIGHTS, ALL A NICE TOUCH.
BLUETOOTH CAPABLE, REAR FLASHING RED LIGHTS, ALL A NICE TOUCH.
ITS NEVER TO EARLY TO START YOU TODDLER OUT ON BIKES. JEFF GIESLER FROM FROG BIKES HOLDING THEIR SMALLEST BIKE FOR YOUR FUTURE MTB CHAMP.
ITS NEVER TO EARLY TO START YOU TODDLER OUT ON BIKES. JEFF GIESLER FROM FROG BIKES HOLDING THEIR SMALLEST BIKE FOR YOUR FUTURE MTB CHAMP.
ITS GREAT TO SEE A BIKE COMPANY FOCUS ON THE KIDS WITH GREAT PRODUCT. THEY ALSO BACK THEM UP WITH GREAT WARRANTY.
ITS GREAT TO SEE A BIKE COMPANY FOCUS ON THE KIDS WITH GREAT PRODUCT. THEY ALSO BACK THEM UP WITH GREAT WARRANTY.
HERE IS A DIFFERENT TAKE ON E-BIKES.  WHY BUY A WHOLE BIKE WHEN ALL YOU NEED IS A WHEEL TO DRIVE YOUR BIKE. HHMMM, DO THEY MAKE A MOUNTAIN BIKE SETUP?
HERE IS A DIFFERENT TAKE ON E-BIKES.
WHY BUY A WHOLE BIKE WHEN ALL YOU NEED IS A WHEEL TO DRIVE YOUR BIKE. HHMMM, DO THEY MAKE A MOUNTAIN BIKE SETUP?
WE ALL NEED TO SEE WHAT'S BEHIND US AT TIMES. EVT MAKES AN ADJUSTABLE REAR VIEW MIRROR THAT IS PRETTY GOOD.
WE ALL NEED TO SEE WHAT’S BEHIND US AT TIMES. EVT MAKES AN ADJUSTABLE REAR VIEW MIRROR THAT IS PRETTY GOOD.
NO YOUR NOT LOOKING AT A HELMET WITH AN OAKLEY STICKER ON IT. OAKLEY IS NOW ENTERING THE HELMET BIZ, THAT'S RIGHT HELMETS!! AND THEY HAVE A GREAT HELMET HERE. HUGE AIR PORTS ALL AROUND WILL KEEP YOU COOL.
NO YOUR NOT LOOKING AT A HELMET WITH AN OAKLEY STICKER ON IT. OAKLEY IS NOW ENTERING THE HELMET BIZ, THAT’S RIGHT HELMETS!!
AND THEY HAVE A GREAT HELMET HERE.
HUGE AIR PORTS ALL AROUND WILL KEEP YOU COOL.
SURE IT LOOKS LIKE AN ORDINARY TWIST ADJUSTER, BUT THIS ONE IS FAR FROM IT. OAKLEY IS THE FIRST TO USE THE BOA SYSTEM WITHIN THE HELMET ITSELF.
SURE IT LOOKS LIKE AN ORDINARY TWIST ADJUSTER, BUT THIS ONE IS FAR FROM IT.
OAKLEY IS THE FIRST TO USE THE BOA SYSTEM WITHIN THE HELMET ITSELF.
YOU CAN SEE THE BOA CORD SYSTEM HOW IT LIES ON THE SIDE OF YOUR HEAD. FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD THIS IS LESS PRESSURE AROUND THE SIDES OF YOUR HEAD GIVING A BETTER FEEL AND FIT. OAKLEY HAS MADE THE HELMETS TO FIT THEIR EYE-WEAR IN UNISON WITH THE HELMET.
YOU CAN SEE THE BOA CORD SYSTEM HOW IT LIES ON THE SIDE OF YOUR HEAD. FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD THIS IS LESS PRESSURE AROUND THE SIDES OF YOUR HEAD GIVING A BETTER FEEL AND FIT.
OAKLEY HAS MADE THE HELMETS TO FIT THEIR EYE-WEAR IN UNISON WITH THE HELMET.
OAKLEY DIDN'T MAKE A HELMET THEN ADD MIPS TO IT, THEY DESIGNED THE HELMET WITH THE MIPS SYSTEM AS A WHOLE PART OF THE HELMET. WILL MTB HELMETS BE NEXT??  LET'S JUST SAY A WINK AND A NOD WAS OUT THERE.
OAKLEY DIDN’T MAKE A HELMET THEN ADD MIPS TO IT, THEY DESIGNED THE HELMET WITH THE MIPS SYSTEM AS A WHOLE PART OF THE HELMET.
WILL MTB HELMETS BE NEXT??
LET’S JUST SAY A WINK AND A NOD WAS OUT THERE.
MAGICSHINE HAD SOME NEW STUFF ON THERE TABLE.
MAGICSHINE HAD SOME NEW STUFF ON THERE TABLE.
DUAL BLINKING LIGHT WAS COOL.  IT WAS BRIGHT BOTH FRONT AND BACK AND WITH FLASHING FEATURES THIS IS A GOOD THING NO MATTER WHAT YOU RIDE.
DUAL BLINKING LIGHT WAS COOL.
IT WAS BRIGHT BOTH FRONT AND BACK AND WITH FLASHING FEATURES THIS IS A GOOD THING NO MATTER WHAT YOU RIDE.
POC HAS MADE SOME CHANGES TO THEIR HELMETS.  A NEW SAFETY FEATURE CALLED "SPIN". SPIN IS A SILICONE THAT IS INCORPORATED INTO THE HELMET'S PADS.  THIS ALLOWS ROTATIONAL MOVEMENT IN THE EVENT OF A HIT ON YOUR HEAD DURING A CRASH.
POC HAS MADE SOME CHANGES TO THEIR HELMETS.
A NEW SAFETY FEATURE CALLED “SPIN”. SPIN IS A SILICONE THAT IS INCORPORATED INTO THE HELMET’S PADS.
THIS ALLOWS ROTATIONAL MOVEMENT IN THE EVENT OF A HIT ON YOUR HEAD DURING A CRASH.
LOOKING AT THE SPIN SYSTEM WAS IMPRESSIVE. WITH ALL THE HELMET COMPANIES MAKING SOME TYPE OF ROTATIONAL SAFETY, THIS SEEMS LIKE A SIMPLE WAY TO DO THE JOB WITHOUT A WHOLE MAJOR REDESIGN.
LOOKING AT THE SPIN SYSTEM WAS IMPRESSIVE.
WITH ALL THE HELMET COMPANIES MAKING SOME TYPE OF ROTATIONAL SAFETY, THIS SEEMS LIKE A SIMPLE WAY TO DO THE JOB WITHOUT A WHOLE MAJOR REDESIGN.
THE SPIN SYSTEM WILL BE AVAILABLE IN A ROAD BIKE VERSION AS WELL AS IN THEIR ALL- MOUNTAIN AND DH HELMETS.
THE SPIN SYSTEM WILL BE AVAILABLE IN A ROAD BIKE VERSION AS WELL AS IN THEIR ALL- MOUNTAIN AND DH HELMETS.
A NEW HELMET COMPANY ON THE MARKET IS "NOW" HELMETS. THEY HAVE A COOL LOOK WITH GOOD AIR FLOW FROM THE LOOK OF IT.
A NEW HELMET COMPANY ON THE MARKET IS “NOW” HELMETS. THEY HAVE A COOL LOOK WITH GOOD AIR FLOW FROM THE LOOK OF IT.
YOU LIKE TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR LID, WELL WHO DOESN'T.  NOW OFFERS COOL DECAL SET TO MAKE YOUR HELMET AND YOU LOOK LIKE A PRO. CAPTAIN AMERICA WOULD LOVE THIS ONE.
YOU LIKE TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR LID, WELL WHO DOESN’T.
NOW OFFERS COOL DECAL SET TO MAKE YOUR HELMET AND YOU LOOK LIKE A PRO.
CAPTAIN AMERICA WOULD LOVE THIS ONE.
YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR BIKE SAFE FROM THE BAD GUYS, WELL TiGr LOCKS CAN KEEP YOU FEELING GOOD YOUR BIKE IS SAFE. MADE WITH TITANIUM AND A LOCKING MECHANISM THAT CAN'T BE MANIPULATED SEEMS GOOD TO ME.
YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR BIKE SAFE FROM THE BAD GUYS, WELL TiGr LOCKS CAN KEEP YOU FEELING GOOD YOUR BIKE IS SAFE.
MADE WITH TITANIUM AND A LOCKING MECHANISM THAT CAN’T BE MANIPULATED SEEMS GOOD TO ME.
IF YOU RIDE MOTORCYCLES ON THE STREET, THEN CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE HEARD OF SENA. SENA HAS BEEN MAKING COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR THE MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY FOR AWHILE NOW, THEY ARE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP SYSTEMS.  WE DIDN'T KNOW THIS, BUT THEY ARE NOW ENTERING INTO THE CYCLING INDUSTRY. LIKE A FEW OUT THERE SENA IS MAKING THEIR SYSTEM BLUETOOTH CAPABLE WITH YOUR SMART PHONE. TAKE A CALL, MAKE A CALL, HEAR SOME MUSIC, OR GET TURN BY TURN INSTRUCTIONS. WOW SOUNDS KIND OD GOOD TO ME.
IF YOU RIDE MOTORCYCLES ON THE STREET, THEN CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE HEARD OF SENA.
SENA HAS BEEN MAKING COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR THE MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY FOR AWHILE NOW, THEY ARE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP SYSTEMS.
WE DIDN’T KNOW THIS, BUT THEY ARE NOW ENTERING INTO THE CYCLING INDUSTRY.
LIKE A FEW OUT THERE SENA IS MAKING THEIR SYSTEM BLUETOOTH CAPABLE WITH YOUR SMART PHONE.
TAKE A CALL, MAKE A CALL, HEAR SOME MUSIC, OR GET TURN BY TURN INSTRUCTIONS.
WOW SOUNDS KIND OD GOOD TO ME.
YOU CAN ALSO HAVE BUILT IN CAMERA SYSTEM IN YOUR HELMET. I LIKE THIS THE BEST BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOTHING HANGING ON THE SIDE OR TOP OF YOUR HELMET.
YOU CAN ALSO HAVE BUILT IN CAMERA SYSTEM IN YOUR HELMET. I LIKE THIS THE BEST BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOTHING HANGING ON THE SIDE OR TOP OF YOUR HELMET.
SENA ALSO HAD AN ACTION CAMERA TOO.
SENA ALSO HAD A ACTION CAMERA TOO.
LOOKS SIMPLE TO OPERATE TO ME.
LOOKS SIMPLE TO OPERATE TO ME.
HERE IS THE COOL THING, BUILT IN SPEAKERS AND MIC IN THE HELMET. NICE AND CLEAN.
HERE IS THE COOL THING, BUILT IN SPEAKERS AND MIC IN THE HELMET. NICE AND CLEAN.
SENA HAS NOT FORGOTTEN THE MTB MARKET. THEY HAD ON DISPLAY THEIR CONCEPT MTB HELMETS. THEY WILL OF COARSE WILL HAVE THEIR BLUETOOTH SYSTEM.
SENA HAS NOT FORGOTTEN THE MTB MARKET. THEY HAD ON DISPLAY THEIR CONCEPT MTB HELMETS. THEY WILL OF COARSE WILL HAVE THEIR BLUETOOTH SYSTEM.

More to come.

Art Aguilar MtnBikeRiders.com

“INTERBIKE TIME”

DIRTDEMO

DIRTDEMO HERE WE COME!!
DIRTDEMO HERE WE COME!!

Well we are here again and we kick it off with the Dirtdemo in Boulder City NV.
So take a look at what was around from all the vendor’s that were outside on this nice 80’s sunny day.

HERE'S ONE BADASS RIG. FULL SUSPENSION, DISC, HAND CRANK, AND E-BIKE CAPABLE.
HERE’S ONE BADASS RIG. FULL SUSPENSION, DISC, HAND CRANK, AND E-BIKE CAPABLE.
THE OWNER OF THIS COOL MACHINE IS JEREMY MCGHEE.  HE WAS THE FEATURE OF THE "DROP IN" FILM PROJECT BACK IN 2014 AND HIS NEXT CHALLENGE IS "THE UNPAVED TOUR".
THE OWNER OF THIS COOL MACHINE IS JEREMY MCGHEE.
HE WAS THE FEATURE OF THE “DROP IN” FILM PROJECT BACK IN 2014 AND HIS NEXT CHALLENGE IS “THE UNPAVED TOUR”.
HAND CRANK, THE ELECTRIC PART IS PEDAL ASSIST, YOU STEER WITH YOUR CHEST VIA THE CHEST PAD, HOWEVER IF YOU WANT TO A THROTTLE LEVER CAN HELP WITH THE FUN.
HAND CRANK, THE ELECTRIC PART IS PEDAL ASSIST, YOU STEER WITH YOUR CHEST VIA THE CHEST PAD, HOWEVER IF YOU WANT TO A THROTTLE LEVER CAN HELP WITH THE FUN.
PATROL MOUNTAIN BIKES DEMOING THEIR RIDES.  LOOKED A BIT EMPTY, THAT'S A GOOD THING.
PATROL MOUNTAIN BIKES DEMOING THEIR RIDES.
LOOKED A BIT EMPTY, THAT’S A GOOD THING.
PATROL'S ENDURO RIG
PATROL’S ENDURO RIG
G-FORM ONE OF OUR OLD REVIEW HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN THE FOR FRONT. THEY WERE BUSY DEMOING PADS.
G-FORM ONE OF OUR OLD REVIEW HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN THE FOR FRONT. THEY WERE BUSY DEMOING PADS.
A NEW PRODUCT FROM G-FORM IS GLOVES. USING THE SAME PROTECTION AS ON THE KNEE AND ELBOW.
A NEW PRODUCT FROM G-FORM IS GLOVES. USING THE SAME PROTECTION AS ON THE KNEE AND ELBOW.
$5 DOLLAR DONATION TO I.M.B.A. , A COLD BEER AND A COOL PINT GLASS FROM G-FORM. WHY NOT!!
$5 DOLLAR DONATION TO I.M.B.A. , A COLD BEER AND A COOL PINT GLASS FROM G-FORM.
WHY NOT!!
NOTING LIKE TEAMING UP FOR A GOOD CAUSE.
NOTING LIKE TEAMING UP FOR A GOOD CAUSE.
DAINESE SHOWED UP WITH A NEW RIG. THEIR OWN MOBILE SHOWROOM LOOKED LIKE THEY MEAN BUSINESS.
DAINESE SHOWED UP WITH A NEW RIG. THEIR OWN MOBILE SHOWROOM LOOKED LIKE THEY MEAN BUSINESS.
LIKE I SAID THIS SET UP WAS AWESOME, IT EVEN HAS ITS OWN TOP DECK ON THE ROOF OF THE TRAILER.
LIKE I SAID THIS SET UP WAS AWESOME, IT EVEN HAS ITS OWN TOP DECK ON THE ROOF OF THE TRAILER.
VERY CLASSY SET UP.
VERY CLASSY SET UP.

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DAINESE ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING NEW TO SHOW AND THIS YEAR WAS NO EXCEPTION.  DAINESE IS NOW OFFERING KIDS PROTECTION BASED FROM THE THEIR OWN PROPRIETARY SOFT IMPACT PROTECTION. THIS WILL COME IN A SHORT AND A SEPARATE TOP.
DAINESE ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING NEW TO SHOW AND THIS YEAR WAS NO EXCEPTION.
DAINESE IS NOW OFFERING KIDS PROTECTION BASED FROM THE THEIR OWN PROPRIETARY SOFT IMPACT PROTECTION.
THIS WILL COME IN A SHORT AND A SEPARATE TOP.
ALL THE IMPACT POINTS ARE COVERED WHERE NEEDED JUST LIKE THEIR BIG BROTHERS. SHOULDERS AND ELBOWS BOTH USE A DERIVATIVE OF DAINESE PRO ARMOR.
ALL THE IMPACT POINTS ARE COVERED WHERE NEEDED JUST LIKE THEIR BIG BROTHERS.
SHOULDERS AND ELBOWS BOTH USE A DERIVATIVE OF DAINESE PRO ARMOR.
THE KIDS BACK PROTECTION USES THE SAME TYPE OF MEMORY IMPACT MATERIALS AND THEIR BIG BROTHERS.  CRASH ABSORB AS THEY CALL IT, ALSO PROTECTS THE CHEST AND SIDES. YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE CUTS YOU SEE IN THE BACK PROTECTION ALLOWS FOR MORE MOVEMENT AND BREATH ABILITY.  OH AND HERE IS ONE THING THAT DAINESE WILL ALWAYS SEE AS IMPORTANT. THIS BACK PROTECTION IS LEVER CE1 RATED.
THE KIDS BACK PROTECTION USES THE SAME TYPE OF MEMORY IMPACT MATERIALS AND THEIR BIG BROTHERS.
CRASH ABSORB AS THEY CALL IT, ALSO PROTECTS THE CHEST AND SIDES.
YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE CUTS YOU SEE IN THE BACK PROTECTION ALLOWS FOR MORE MOVEMENT AND BREATH ABILITY.
OH AND HERE IS ONE THING THAT DAINESE WILL ALWAYS SEE AS IMPORTANT. THIS BACK PROTECTION IS LEVER CE1 RATED.
SIDE IMPACT ON THE SHORTS IS A PLUS AND ALWAYS WORKS WELL. THIS I CAN SAY FOR SURE.
SIDE IMPACT ON THE SHORTS IS A PLUS AND ALWAYS WORKS WELL. THIS I CAN SAY FOR SURE.
FULL CHEST PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT AND NOT FORGOTTEN HERE.
FULL CHEST PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT AND NOT FORGOTTEN HERE.
HERE IS THE BIG BROTHER TO THE NEW KIDS SAFETY JACKET. YOU CAN SEE HOW THE PROTECTION FEATURES FOR THE ADULT VERSION HAS CARRIED OVER FOR THE KIDS VERSION.
HERE IS THE BIG BROTHER TO THE NEW KIDS SAFETY JACKET.
YOU CAN SEE HOW THE PROTECTION FEATURES FOR THE ADULT VERSION HAS CARRIED OVER FOR THE KIDS VERSION.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED FOR THE NEWEST TRAILSKINS. HOPE TO TEST THESE SOON.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED FOR THE NEWEST TRAILSKINS. HOPE TO TEST THESE SOON.
ALL DAY LONG DEMO DAINESE LATEST KNEE AND ELBOW.
ALL DAY LONG DEMO DAINESE LATEST KNEE AND ELBOW.

E-BIKES

Still they seem to be the big thing this year. HAIBKIE had the biggest wait to try anything. this was incredible to see.

HAIBIKE'S DH RIG LOOKED MEAN AND FAST.
HAIBIKE’S DH RIG LOOKED MEAN AND FAST.

LONG LINES AT HAIBIKE DIDN'T DISCOURAGE ANYONE FROM WAITING.
LONG LINES AT HAIBIKE DIDN’T DISCOURAGE ANYONE FROM WAITING.
THESE ENDURO MODELS LOOKED FUN. THEY WON'T LAST LONG WITH THE LINES.
THESE ENDURO MODELS LOOKED FUN. THEY WON’T LAST LONG WITH THE LINES.
HAIBIKE'S PEOPLE WERE BUSY ALL DAY.
HAIBIKE’S PEOPLE WERE BUSY ALL DAY.
TIME TO HIT A TRAIL, I THINK THIS GUYS FRIENDS SHOULD GET A LITTLE HEAD START.
TIME TO HIT A TRAIL, I THINK THIS GUYS FRIENDS SHOULD GET A LITTLE HEAD START.
SHIMANO'S OWN E-BIKE MOTOR.
SHIMANO’S OWN E-BIKE MOTOR.

THE PEEP’S

YOU HUNGRY AFTER ALL THOSE DEMOS?? NO PROBLEM.
YOU HUNGRY AFTER ALL THOSE DEMOS?? NO PROBLEM.

DEMO SOME SHADES, AFTER ALL YOU HAVE TO LOOK COOL ON THE TRAIL.
DEMO SOME SHADES, AFTER ALL YOU HAVE TO LOOK COOL ON THE TRAIL.
THE MIGHTY "Q"!! KHS GUY KEEPING THE RIDES MOVING.
THE MIGHTY “Q”!!
KHS GUY KEEPING THE RIDES MOVING.
"OK THIS LITTLE BUTTON WILL HELP YOU PEDAL, THIS ONE IS FOR WHEELIES, THIS ONE IS FOR THE ROCKETS." "YES IT'S AN E-BIKE."
“OK THIS LITTLE BUTTON WILL HELP YOU PEDAL, THIS ONE IS FOR WHEELIES, THIS ONE IS FOR THE ROCKETS.”
“YES IT’S AN E-BIKE.”
MET SOME GUYS FROM A NEW PACK COMPANY OUT OF AUSTRALIA.  HENTY BACKPACKS CHANGES THE WAY TO CARRY YOUR HYDRATION PACK AND GEAR.
MET SOME GUYS FROM A NEW PACK COMPANY OUT OF AUSTRALIA.
HENTY BACKPACKS CHANGES THE WAY TO CARRY YOUR HYDRATION PACK AND GEAR.
HENTY BELIEVES BRINGING THE HYDRATION BLADDER LOWER TO THE CENTER OF GRAVITY HELPS PROTECT THE LOWER LUMBAR, GIVING YOU FREEDOM AND MORE AGILITY WHILE RIDING. PLENTY OF SPACE FOR ALL THE ESSENTIALS NEEDED ON A RIDE.
HENTY BELIEVES BRINGING THE HYDRATION BLADDER LOWER TO THE CENTER OF GRAVITY HELPS PROTECT THE LOWER LUMBAR, GIVING YOU FREEDOM AND MORE AGILITY WHILE RIDING.
PLENTY OF SPACE FOR ALL THE ESSENTIALS NEEDED ON A RIDE.
THIS LOOKS TO BE A GREAT IDEA FROM THE TRADITIONAL WAY WE LOOK AT PACKS.
THIS LOOKS TO BE A GREAT IDEA FROM THE TRADITIONAL WAY WE LOOK AT PACKS.
ZOIC WAS PASSING ON SOME DEALES TO THE MASSES. WAY TO GO ZOIC!!
ZOIC WAS PASSING ON SOME DEALES TO THE MASSES. WAY TO GO ZOIC!!
OTSO BIKES AND COMPONENTS HAD SOME NICE RIDES.
OTSO BIKES AND COMPONENTS HAD SOME NICE RIDES.
THE BUSIEST BIKE COMPANY OUT HERE WAS PIVOT. THEY HAD A LINE GOING MOST OF THE DAY.  NOW THAT ISA GOOD THING.
THE BUSIEST BIKE COMPANY OUT HERE WAS PIVOT. THEY HAD A LINE GOING MOST OF THE DAY.
NOW THAT ISA GOOD THING.

Well this is Dirtdemo in a nut shell. hope you liked it. You can go to our Facebook page to see our live feeds of Dirtdemo.
See you the next few days inside Interbike 2017.

From your roving reporter ART AGUILAR!!!

MILES WIDE INDUSTRIES

ROAMING THE AISLE WAYS OF INTERBIKE

When you are at Interbike there is so much to see you just can’t help but look at or try to look at everything.
You will see some cool stuff and some stuff that makes you wonder what one was thinking when they came up with it in the first place.
You’ll see old friends and make new ones. One of the best experiences I like when going to Interbike is meeting some of the small guys that are driven by their passion and belief in what they are doing for and in the industry.
One of those such people is Miles Schwartz, founder and owner of MilesWide Industries. Just talking to Miles for the first ten minutes you feel his love for the sport of mountain biking when he explains all his products he sells, designs and manufactures.

MilesWide is located in Asheville NC where Miles himself can test his product designs first hand. MilesWide manufactures six items. Below I will talk about each one and their function.

BOTTLE POD & STICKY POD

The first up are this really great organizers for our bottle cage, hydration pack, or jersey pocket.
The pods are made to be water resistant and carry the essentials you need when on the trail. Made to be light weight they look to be perfect to fit in your pack. the Bottle Pod is a made to fit snug in the water bottle cage.

THE STICKY POD ORGANIZER FOR YOUR STUFF
THE STICKY POD ORGANIZER FOR YOUR STUFF

BOTTLE POD WATER BOTTLE CAGE ORGANIZER
BOTTLE POD WATER BOTTLE CAGE ORGANIZER

STICKY FINGERS-BRAKE GRIPS

If you have ever slipped a finger off your brake levers at that crucial moment of truth, maybe you were riding in the rain and couldn’t keep your fingers on the levers if your life depended on it, well worry no more. The STICKY FINGERS will make you worry no more. Designed from a durable soft rubber that slips over your brake levers, they will do the trick for you when you grip the binders.

STICKY FINGERS BRAKE GRIPS
STICKY FINGERS BRAKE GRIPS

DUCK FLAP-MUD FLAPS

I’m sure you have seen these before and they are a life saver when in the mud. Specifically designed to fit the fork or the rear area of your bike, you simply zip tie them on and go. The perfect item to have in the wet or that Enduro race these should be a part of any ride gear.

EASY ON AND OFF WITH ZIP TIES
EASY ON AND OFF WITH ZIP TIES

THE DUCK FLAP MUD GUARD, JUST PICK YOUR COLOR
THE DUCK FLAP MUD GUARD, JUST PICK YOUR COLOR

PANOWRAPS BIKE GOGGLES

These unique goggles are made to be super light weight and durable. Miles was so excited to show us these, that when he did I was blown away by them, yes they don’t look like the main stream goggle, but who says you have to wear what everyone else is.
I had mentioned they look like the old World War II goggles you would see the German tankers wear, they were super light and they did feel comfortable on the face. You could roll them up and literally put them into your pocket.
They come in clear, amber, and smoke tint.

PANOWRAPS BIKE GOGGLES, SUPER LIGHT AND DURABLE
PANOWRAPS BIKE GOGGLES, SUPER LIGHT AND DURABLE

NORTHERN LIGHTS LED BIKE LIGHT

Miles even make a cool bike light that produces 1200 lumens with a range of 1950 feet. The body is finned to keep the aluminum body cool, powered by 4 Cell Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries, and pack with holder you can either mount the NORTHERN LIGHT on your handle bars or your helmet, mounts are provided for both.

NORTHERN LIGHT, A SMALL PACKAGE EQUALS ONE LIGHT WEIGHT HEADLAMP
NORTHERN LIGHT,
A SMALL PACKAGE EQUALS ONE LIGHT WEIGHT HEADLAMP

THE NORTHERN LIGHT HANDLE BAR MOUNT
THE NORTHERN LIGHT HANDLE BAR MOUNT

THE MAN BEHIND THE PASSION

FOUNDER OF MILESWIDE INDUSTRIES, MILES SCHWARTZ ONE COOL GUY
FOUNDER OF MILESWIDE INDUSTRIES,
MILES SCHWARTZ
ONE COOL GUY

Here he is Miles Schwartz a super nice guy that I see putting out some great gear for mountain bikes. Another great thing about Miles’ products is they won’t break the bank. MilesWide product start at $10.99 for the STICKY FINGERS and go up to $80.00 range for the NORTHERN LIGHTS. Not bad for being the little guy on the block.

HERE IS THE MILESWIDE INDUSTRIES TEST CENTER
HERE IS THE MILESWIDE INDUSTRIES TEST CENTER

If you would like to contact MILESWIDE INDUSTRIES you can go to their website at miles-wide.com
Thanks for the time Miles.

INTERBIKE 2015

READY TO ROCK AND ROLL INTERBIKE
READY TO ROCK AND ROLL INTERBIKE

Well the door are open and we came for the whole week, so I hope you will find what we saw as cool as we did.

CTS FAT TIRES
CTS FAT TIRES

THE BFT, NO ITS NOT WHAT YOU THINK. IT STANDS FOR "BIG FAT TIRE"
THE BFT, NO ITS NOT WHAT YOU THINK.
IT STANDS FOR “BIG FAT TIRE”

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COOL MOUNT

While walking In the Taiwan area I spotted a company called Juin Tech, they had this cool suspension mount for your phone, GPS, or POV cameras. I just had to get this and they were selling them, so I pick it up.
Stay tuned for a review.

THE JUIN SUSPENSION MOUNT
THE JUIN SUSPENSION MOUNT

A SUSPENSION MOUNT FOR YOUR PHONE, GPS, OR POV CAMERA.
A SUSPENSION MOUNT FOR YOUR PHONE, GPS, OR POV CAMERA.

HYDRATION FOR THE BODY IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT

PICKLE JUICE, fight the cramps of muscle fatigue?

HERE'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF ELECTROLYTE TO BEAT MUSCLE CRAMPS
HERE’S A DIFFERENT KIND OF ELECTROLYTE TO BEAT MUSCLE CPAMPS

IF THIS WORKS, I HAVE TO SAY IT THIS WOULD BE THE BEST TASTING HYDRATION DRINK
IF THIS WORKS, I HAVE TO SAY IT WOULD BE THE BEST TASTING HYDRATION DRINK

QORE PERFORMANCE

Wearable Hydration that will increase hydration by 40%, could this be? QORE PERFORMANCE says it will.
This is a whole different way of hydrating the body by wearing cool packs on the body.

QORE EXPLAINING HOW IT WORKS.
QORE EXPLAINING HOW IT WORKS.

WEARABLE HYDRATION
WEARABLE HYDRATION

THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC COMES FROM. A COLD PACK INSERTED INTO QORE'S CHOICE AREA POCKETS ON THEIR GARMENTS.
THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC COMES FROM. A COLD PACK INSERTED INTO QORE’S CHOICE AREA POCKETS ON THEIR GARMENTS.

ISORIDE bars, tabs and hydration drinks for your sport needs.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR BODY GOING.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR BODY GOING.

GUTR sweatbands for when you are dehydrating.

If you sweat a lot and your goggles don’t hold the seat back or your on that long XC/trail ride and you hate when the sweat hits your eyes, this could be your ticket.

GUTR SWEATBANDS FOR DEHYDRATION.
GUTR SWEATBANDS FOR DEHYDRATION.

GUTTER FOR YOUR SWEAT KEEPS IT OUT OF THE EYES
GUTTER FOR YOUR SWEAT KEEPS IT OUT OF THE EYES

CAMELBAK GEAR AND HYDRATION DRINKS

CAMELBAK ISN'T ABOUT HYDRATION PACKS ANYMORE
CAMELBAK ISN’T ABOUT HYDRATION PACKS ANYMORE

HYDRAPAK BOTTLES

Some of these may not be practical for ordinary mountain biking, but if you a a trekker with your mountain bike, Fat Tire bike, or you just want to pedal out somewhere for an overnight, HYDRAPAK bottles may have what your looking for.
A super tough collapsible water bottles will fit perfect in your pack or saddlebags.

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GEAR & PROTECTION QUICKIE

LEATT was in the house showing off their new helmet and of course all there gear. From their well known neckbrace to their pads, body armor, hydration pack, and new helmet. Its clear to see LEATT is in the game for the long haul.

YOU NEED A PAD LEATT HAS IT
YOU NEED A PAD LEATT HAS IT
NEW LEATT DBX V12 HLEMET HAS COOL STYLING
NEW LEATT DBX V12 HLEMET HAS COOL STYLING
LEATT'S BLUE CUSHIONS ARE PART OF THE SAFETY FOR YOU HEAD
LEATT’S BLUE CUSHIONS ARE PART OF THE SAFETY FOR YOU HEAD
LARGE VENTING BRING IN THE AIR
LARGE VENTING BRING IN THE AIR
CHOOSE YOUR COLOR AND LOOK BADASS
CHOOSE YOUR COLOR AND LOOK BADASS
LEATT BODY ARMOR ALLOWS GREAT PROTECTION FRONT AND BACK AS WELL AS ACCEPTING THEIR NECKBRACE
LEATT BODY ARMOR ALLOWS GREAT PROTECTION FRONT AND BACK AS WELL AS ACCEPTING THEIR NECKBRACE

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POC

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ALPINESTARS

NEW ENDURO GEAR
NEW ENDURO GEAR
ASTARS ENDURO TYPE SHORTS LOOK LIKE A GREAT SHORT
ASTARS ENDURO TYPE SHORTS LOOK LIKE A GREAT SHORT
COOL GLOVES HAVE A SMOOTH LOOK ON THE HAND
COOL GLOVES HAVE A SMOOTH LOOK ON THE HAND
ASTARS DH GEAR WILL DISTRACT THE OTHER RACERS
ASTARS DH GEAR WILL DISTRACT THE OTHER RACERS
THE WOMEN ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
THE WOMEN ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
ALPINESTARS MEMORY FOAM ELBOW LOOK TO HAVE GREAT COVERAGE
ALPINESTARS MEMORY FOAM ELBOW LOOK TO HAVE GREAT COVERAGE
KNEE USES SAME FOAM AS ELBOW, BUT THE KNEE LOOKS A LITTLE SMALL IN THE COVERAGE
KNEE USES SAME FOAM AS ELBOW, BUT THE KNEE LOOKS A LITTLE SMALL IN THE COVERAGE

100% “AWESOME”!!!

100% goggles, sunglasses, Aircraft helmet, and gloves are definitely cool as cool.

New color coming out for 2016 and I have to say chrome is cool.
New color coming out for 2016 and I have to say chrome is cool.
The other new chrome helmet coming out is this cool red, black, and chrome. Now I wanr one with blue chrome and I'm in.
The other new chrome helmet coming out is this cool red, black, and chrome.
Now I wanr one with blue chrome and I’m in.
The old red, white, and blue baby.
The old red, white, and blue baby.
100% sunglasses are made for the rider, they are also ultra cool too.
100% sunglasses are made for the rider, they are also ultra cool too.
100% has thrown a lot of time into design and function in mind when it comes to the rider and racer. If they don't have a color or style to meet your needs, well you my be to cool to wear them.  I'm sure you can find one in the bunch though.
100% has thrown a lot of time into design and function in mind when it comes to the rider and racer. If they don’t have a color or style to meet your needs, well you my be to cool to wear them.
I’m sure you can find one in the bunch though.
100% has your hand covered for your riding.
100% has your hand covered for your riding.

G-FORM PROTECTION

G-FORM had a great booth at INTERBIKE this year. With their pads being one of the lightest pads out there they have become one of the popular elbow and knee pads on the market.

G-FORM had a big booth this year and they were hopping.
G-FORM had a big booth this year and they were hopping.

G-FORM full shirt and shorts with protection
G-FORM full shirt and shorts with protection

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Well here is just some of the products we saw at INTERBIKE 2015. There was so much to see and do, it was and hard to put it all on here for you to see.
Next we will be posting those products that deserve a little more time and explanation.

INTERBIKE 2015: BELL HELMETS & STAR WARS??

OK ITS TIME TO GEEK OUT, YEAH I'M A STAR WARS FAN.
OK ITS TIME TO GEEK OUT, YEAH I’M A STAR WARS FAN.

GEEK TIME

Allow me to geek out for a minute OK. “YES, YES, YES!!! Limited edition Star Wars helmets!!! Yeah!!!”
Now that I got that out of my system, Bell helmets will be offering two Super 2R MIPS equipped helmets, plus the Segment and Segment Jr with Star Wars graphics on them for a limited time.
Now you can have the SUPER 2R MIPS BOBA FETT helmet and go collect your bounty at the Enduro races or trails.
Why not be STORM TROOPER TK-421. You remember him don’t you, the Trooper that HAN SOLO and LUKE called into the Falcon to get his armor while on the Death Star. I’m pretty sure HAN shot first on that one, but we will never know.
You also have the SEGMENT Darth Vader black helmet with Imperial Cog on the side and for that Jr shredder check out the BOBA FETT BOUNTY HUNTER SEGMENT JR, or Millennium Falcon SEGMENT JR.
I have to say this is a first time I have ever seen something like this before and find it very cool for all the SW fan boys.

The BOBA FETT SUPER 2R
The BOBA FETT SUPER 2R

The mark of the Mandalorian
The mark of the Mandalorian

The cool STORM TROOPER SUPER 2R helmet
The cool STORM TROOPER SUPER 2R helmet

Chinbar complete with TROOPER breathing ports
Chinbar complete with TROOPER breathing ports

"STORM TROOPER!!" "Your designation is TK-421!!"  "DO YOU HEAR ME TROOPER!!"
“STORM TROOPER!!” “Your designation is TK-421!!”
“DO YOU HEAR ME TROOPER!!”

SEGMENT & SEGMENT JR

SEGMENT DARTH VADER
SEGMENT DARTH VADER

BOUNTY HUNTER JR
BOUNTY HUNTER JR

MILLENNIUM FALCON SEGMENT JR
MILLENNIUM FALCON SEGMENT JR

SUPER & SUPER 2R MIPS

Some cool colors for the 2016 Super 2R and Super will pop out at you. Aggression Blue, Matte Kryptonite, and Matte White/ Glacier Blue.
Bell is also doing the Joy Ride Women’s collection which will have the Super and Super 2R with a cool color.
Here’s a look at what you can expect from BELL HELMETS.

BELL's cool colors
BELL’s cool colors

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JOY RIDE WOMEN’S HELMETS

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I love the Super helmet we reviewed when they came out and with the new SUPER 2R’s added quick release chinbar it makes for one versatile trail/Enduro helmet. Another thing that’s great, BELL did update the SUPER to allow you to purchase the chinbar separately if you want later.
Look for the BELL STAR WARS Limited Edition helmets other Bell Helmets at your local dealers near you.

WELL ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. “INTERBIKE 2015!!!”

LET THE FUN BEGAN.
LET THE FUN BEGAN.

Like the title says, its that time of year again where we make the annual trek across the desert to attend this years bicycle dealer show. We’ll get to see all the new 2016 bikes, gear, and parts that one could only fathom.
It will be long countless hours of walking, taking photos, talking to dealers, taking notes, posting, and lest us not forget the parties, yes being a media staffer you must attend at least one party, oh and not let us forget the fine dinners we will eat while there.
Yes the hard work is never done, so as we go to Dirt Demo and Interbike we at MtnBikeRiders.com will be posting on our site as well as our Facebook page. Drop us a line and let us know if you want to see something and if we can find it we will do our best to get it up on here our the FB page. Thanks to our readers.

INTERBIKE 2013: COMMITMENT

LETS TALK COMMITMENT

Commitment is a big word for some people, some will run from it, some will half commit and not fallow through, and some will go head long into it all the way knowing they have done their homework believing in what they are doing.
Now a lot of you may know already that GIANT BICYCLES has done just that, they have went head long into the 27.5 tire size for just about all their 2014 mountain bike line and have all but sent the 26″ mountain bike way of the Dodo (for our younger readers this is a saying referring to an extincted bird) except for their DH Glory and Reing X which I would bet will fallow next into the 27.5 line, after all their are others that are doing DH and Freeride bikes in 27.5 with some success.
For those who know GIANT this wouldn’t be the first time they have done this. In 2006 GIANT was the first manufacturer to bring the tapered headtube to market, known as OverDrive2. So you can bet that when Giant decides to do something big it won’t be on a whim.
Here is a look at why GIANT feels the 27.5 is superior performance without compromise and cool pics of the 2014 27.5 line.
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Overall Bike Weight
Compare the weights of identically equipped bikes with different wheel sizes and you’ll see substantial weight differences. As expected, the 26-inch-wheel bike is somewhat lighter than the 27.5, and substantially lighter than the 29 (up to two pounds of overall bike weight savings from 29 to 27.5). Every gram saved helps you ride faster.

Wheel/Tire Weight
The overall weight of a 27.5 wheel set (wheel, tire and inner tube) is only 5% greater than that of an identically built 26-inch wheel set. Compare this to the 12% increase of a 29-inch wheel set and you can see how a seemingly small increase in diameter results in substantial weight gain—and poorer performance when climbing or accelerating.

Weight Comparison
Static wheel weight
Lighter wheels/tires result in a quicker acceleration and lighter overall bike weight – a win-win combination.

ANTHEM ADVANCE O TEAM

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Snappier acceleration and a reduced angle of attack for a smoother, more agile ride.
Rollover
Increased wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle in which a round object intersects a square object). This is a good thing. A 29-inch wheel rolls over a 6-centimeter square-edge obstacle 14% more efficiently than a 26-inch wheel does. In comparison, a 27.5-inch wheel rolls over the same obstacle 9.8% more efficiently than a 26-inch wheel does.
Another way to analyze angle of attack is the degree of impact—where 26-inch equals X degree, 27.5 equals X-4 degrees and 29 equals X-6 degrees. Again, a shallower angle is better—so 29-inch takes the win, with 27.5 exhibiting nearly the same performance but without the weight penalty.

TRANCE ADVANCE O
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Acceleration
Arguably the most important benefit of 27.5 over 29 is quicker acceleration. This is the “snap” that a rider feels when they push hard on the pedals. It is affected not just by overall static weight but also where the weight is distributed throughout the wheel. The farther the weight is from the center of the hub, the slower the acceleration. So a similarly constructed 1000-gram 29-inch wheel is slower to accelerate than a 1000-gram 26-inch wheel—because the larger diameter rim and longer spokes place weight farther from the hub. The key to snappy acceleration is minimizing the weight of the outermost components (rim, nipples, spokes, tire, tube). As you can see, a 27.5-inch wheel is only 1.5% slower to accelerate than a similarly constructed 26-inch wheel, but a 29-inch wheel is 3.6% slower than a similarly constructed 26-inch wheel.

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A larger tire contact patch, increased stiffness, and optimized frame geometry improve traction, braking and handling.
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The larger the diameter of a wheel, the greater the contact patch of the tire. A larger contact patch results in better traction, which leads to improved acceleration, deceleration and cornering. As you can see, a 27.5-inch wheel has a similar contact patch to the 29.

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Frame Stiffness
Lateral (side-to-side) frame stiffness can be affected by wheel size. To accommodate larger wheels, frame dimensions must be elongated. Therefore, a size medium 29-inch wheel frame has more lateral flex (bottom bracket and headtube) than a size medium 27.5 or 26-inch wheel frameset. Additional flex compromises handling under heavy pedaling or sharp cornering
Frame Geometry
The larger the wheel, the more difficult it is to optimize geometry, especially on smaller frames. As the frame size decreases, headtube heights become higher (in relation to saddle height). On 26 or 27.5-inch frames, it’s less of a problem, but geometry limitations can affect smaller 29-inch-wheel frames.

XTC ADVANCE
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Their was quite the buzz around the GIANT both and it was great to see them back at Interbike. The Advance line was beautiful to look at and people were very interested in the bikes, with the reps super busy and questions being ask I have to say GIANT may have a very good year in 2014.
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FINAL NOTE
So you got a glimpse of the 27.5 tech and a look at GIANT’S Advanced Composite line, but if you don’t want the Advance bike GIANT also has their ALUXX SL aluminum framed 27.5 Bikes, and Frame sets for the ANTHEM XC and TRANCE in Advance composite, as well as ALUXX aluminum, so they have your taste cover one way or the other.

Commitment, a big word for most brands out there. Most will want to wait and see what and where the current trend will go before they commit major resources and time to something as big as this. GIANT has the resources, takes the time, and has always brought their brand one step further then most I have seen with a lot of bang for the buck.
You could go to GIANT’s website at giant-bicycles.com or see your local GIANT dealer today.

We want to say thanks to GIANT for the 27.5 Tech provided on their website and Mark Helms for the time at DirtDemo going over the 27.5 bikes.

Getting ready for Interbike

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.

INTERBIKE IS COMING!!!!

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!!!!!

The Start of MECCA

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.

Pro's show there spirit being here.
MECCA ALIVE!!!

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

They just wait for us.

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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.

My bro stash

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.

READY FOR FUN!!
Pouring the necter of the gods.

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.

ALL THE COLORS

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.

THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE NIGHT

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.”