Well it’s over. I didn’t know what to expect at first, but man…. Vegas rocks. It does take a lot of energy to see it all, especially if you want to see the sights and hit up the $3.00 breakfasts after midnight. Watch out though, a cup of coffee is $2.50. They don’t tell you until you get the check. 2 eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, and coffee for under six bucks is still a good deal in my book though!
Interbike has defnitely been the most exciting trip I’ve taken all year. It’s crazy to fly in at night… Las Vegas is a huge cluster of lights in the middle of the black desert. Craziness.
Meeting Jeff Kerkove, Marla Streb and Hannah Steffens was awesome, too. Tim and I actually got to sit down and have lunch with Hannah, which was incredible. She has to be the most down to earth person I’ve ever met, and man…. she’s just so cool!
This is totally off topic, but I’ll say it anyway. I’m jealous of Tim’s messenger bag from Chrome. I used to make fun of the fact that he carried it everywhere, 24-7, for no apparent reason. I’d chuckle when he’d open it at lunch and I’d see a flashlight tucked into one of the pockets… secretly I thought he was a little goofy. I learned my lesson. Tim must have packed about 50 lbs worth of gear into his bag and he still managed to carry it all over the city. None of the seams ripped, the strap didn’t break, and he didn’t lose anything. That fool put more stuff in his “medium” sized pack than I could fit in my duffel bag. I want one!
Tim and I both caught flights out of Vegas early in the morning on Saturday, so we’re both still tired. The trip was exhausting…. but totally worth it. I’m already excited about Interbike 2006! Goodnight everyone…