Interbike and upcoming posts

So all the photos are uploaded, and I have a ton of reading to do. As usual, I spent the majority of my time visiting with the first-time exhibitors. It’s cool to see the small companies that are either just starting, or are doing their market research before investing the big bucks, or have been around and decided to see if the show will get them some exposure.

There’s the good and the bad. I saw several products that appeared to be the result of some serious thinking outside the box, along with some truly horrible ideas, that I really just don’t get. To that nice older lady who took the hard spill while taking a demo ride on the “electric chopper”, what were you thinking? I don’t think that 50+ is the key demographic for low slung chopper bikes with plastic v-twins, and don’t even know why they were at the show, but she hit the ground hard, and all she was doing was making a not so sharp right turn. Lots of electric devices with no human power required, and I’m happy to say that they didn’t get much traffic. Reinvent the (bicycle) wheel, not the scooter.

Anyway, it’s refreshing to meet people who have come up with a product designed to get more people on bikes. Two of them really stood out, and they’re among the first that I’ll be posting about shortly. In the meantime, I’m going to catch up on some much needed sleep.

If you’ve got any questions or comments on anything in my photos, just post a comment to the photo, and I’ll get back to you.

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