Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Interbike 2006 Entry #2: Hurry up and wait

So as often is the case with trade shows, you show up early, hoping to get things done for set-up and run into inevitable snags that grind things to a screeching halt. After seven or eight years of this, you develop a sense for these things and come up with things kill a couple hours while waiting for issues to get resolved.

And so it was on Monday with the crew heading over to Ceasar's mall...

Casey got down with Headless GQ at Banana Republic...

While Tom picked out some 24L, 32W jeans....

During dinner at Cafe BaBa Re Baah!, Jim bobbed for Kebobs....

And the Ricky Bobby helmets showed up at the booth!

This is my first YouTube post, so I hope it works...Chuck and I on some rediculous ab exerciser in Ceaser's mall.

More to come!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Interbike 2006: Day 1

Herein starts my possibly daily photorific coverage of the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas.

I'm always hopeful of a good omen when I arrive in Vegas...and it doesn't get any better than a cabby with a 3-F-15 super mullet (3 inches in the front, feathered sides, 15 inches in the back).

Casey and Chuck were shocked and amazed.

After some work, we had a nice team dinner at Tao, which has this 40-foot tall buddah statue. I liked the Laura Croft Tomb Raiderness of it.

The wait for the men's room was a bit long, however.

I had heard there were naked women at Tao, and found this to be true. This one seems aroused to see me.

We ended up at The Beach, which kinda sucked, but we made the most of it. Chuck and Toni dance on napkins while Tino turns away from the camera so his parolle officer doesn't see that he's crossed state lines.

They had these not very attractive, skanky Corona girls at the club that Chuck gave dance lessons to.

They were surprisingly quick learners.

Tommorow...the joys of booth set up!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Tool Time

Why yes I am using a shovel to install the bottom bracket on this expensive Italian bicycle.