Getting ready for Interbike

Posted by SuperClydesdale on August 31, 2011 under Commentary | 2 Comments to Read

I’m getting a little giddy.  It’s that time of year.

Back to my home town.  Back to all things bike.  I get to divorce myself from reality, and wallow in the bikey goodness that descends upon Las Vegas every year.

That, of course, can only mean one thing:  it’s time for Interbike.  And, like before, I’m going.

… and you’re not.

Interbike is like ComicCon, but for fit people, people with friends, and people that have at least a reasonable shot of having a relationship with someone of the opposite sex.   Actually, Comic-Con looks like it could be pretty cool.  But, only if I could hang with these people.

But, enough disparaging others.  For now.

Interbike has replaced that hole left in my psyche left by the discovery that Santa Clause was… my parents.

Imagine a massive convention center filled with every bike and bike component manufacturer on the planet.  What could be better?  If you think you had a plausible answer to that question, then you suck.

I am getting pumped!  I haven’t decided if I will bring the bike and drive down, trying to do a ride along the way, or just fly in.  Being from Vegas, and having attended Harvard of the Desert (a.k.a., UNLV), I still have some college buddies that live there and hopefully I can coax them out for a ride along some of my old routes (Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, or the Lake Mead Loop).

I plan on, once again, investigating issues near and dear to Clydesdales.

If you have anything that needs investigation, a product to research, whatever… send me a note, and if it strikes me as something of general interest to the gravitationally challenged, I’ll pursue it.

  • C6H12O6 said,

    I’d love to see some reviews/specs/weight limits for some less expensive wheels. The $$$$ info from last year was great, but high dollar carbon rims are not anywhere in my future. I’ve got one bike that needs to do a lot of different things (commuter, pleasure rides with the family, a cyclocross race every now and then, etc.) and some lower-priced upgrade options from the el cheapo OEM wheels would be great.

  • C6H12O6 said,

    I’d love to see some reviews/specs/weight limits for some less expensive wheels. The $$$$ info from last year was great, but high dollar carbon rims are not anywhere in my future. I’ve got one bike that needs to do a lot of different things (commuter, pleasure rides with the family, a cyclocross race every now and then, etc.) and some lower-priced upgrade options from the el cheapo OEM wheels would be great.

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