|My first Interbike badge|
Sitting at the airport and trying to count the number of times I have been to Interbike. I cant get an exact count. Between California, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia I do know it is over 20 times.
As much as I am not a fan of Vegas I am a fan of Interbike. The dynamic of the show has changed over the years. Some say for the better, some for the worse. I am not going to debate that.
Working in the bicycle industry is a blessing for me. I get to do what I love. Many people are not that lucky. It is an interesting thing though. My job requires that I drive 50,000 miles a year to sell bicycles. Often I joke that my office has a windshield.
Working independently means I rarely see my co-workers. Interbike gives me a chance to see them.It also lets me catch up with a multitude of friends and acquaintances that I see only once a year or at random events. 27 years in the industry means I know people at many of the companies in the industry.
So as I am asked to power down my mobile device I look forward to…. Selling some bicycles, seeing good friends, and being a part of this bicycle community.
Now I just have to keep people from slapping me on the shoulder.
Picture round ups to follow.