14798InterBike convention next week
- Sep 14, 2013Is anyone at Xtracycle or this list going to InterBike next week? For a
little while it looked like I might not make it because of a petty hotel
issue, but now it definitely looks like I will be there. My flight gets
into McCarran airport at 1:40pm on Wednesday and I am flying out at
1:55pm on Friday. Unfortunately due to the BS airline fees and physical
hassle, I will not be bringing my Big Dummy with me. It would have been
sweet to ride around Vegas though.
In case anyone is wondering, the reason why I am going to InterBike is
because I will be inducted into the newly formed Urban Cycling Hall of
Fame for my creation of Cranksgiving. Cranksgiving is an open-course
scavenger hunt styled bike ride/race where designated stores act as
checkpoints and participants donate the purchased items from a shopping
list to a local charity. Back in 1999 I started Cranksgiving as an alley
cat race among the messenger community in New York City, but it has
since spread like crazy to other cities and towns across North America
and even the world via grassroots efforts of local organizers.
It would be great to hook up and possibly hang out with fellow
long-tail riders while in Las Vegas, either at the InterBike convention
or perhaps elsewhere as long as transportation is not a hindrance. I
know this sounds weird and maybe even slightly offensive to some women,
but I am staying at the Hooters Casino and Hotel. I am not at all happy
about that, and it was part of the drama involved with me possibly not
going to Vegas. The messenger bag company Chrome is sponsoring the
foundation of the Urban Cycling Hall of Fame, and the hotel coordinator
for the UCHOF got a deal on a block of rooms or something. Regardless,
that is where I will be staying in case anyone reading this happens to
be staying nearby. It is about a quarter mile or several blocks north
east of the convention.
Hopefully someone on this list is going to InterBike, and I would look
forward to meeting them.
Best wishes and ride safe,
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