Friday, February 25, 2011

Frostbike Recap

Where to begin...Last Thursday Nick,Russ,and Jacob headed up to balmy Minneapolis for the Quality Bicycle Products(our largest and best parts supplier) annual Frostbike trade show. This used to be a "mini" show and has quickly turned in to one of the industry's premier events. Lot's of seminars,vendors,happy hours,and all around "get ready for the season" vibe.
The first night included a stop at One on One bikes, a Bicycle Studio, Coffee shop, all around cool place. Classic bikes from the 30's to the 90's mix with present day beauties. There may be 15 new bikes on the floor, and 200 in the basement. A cool, unorthadox approach, but impressive. When Nick asked "should we be scared of anything in the basement?" and the response was "just the scary old man" Ididn't really belive them...WOW. We should get one of the those guys for the Chardon Basement! Friday was a bunch of seminars, as well as Sat morning. These are the real deal, designed to help us serve you better and run our business better fot the future. Mountain Road was even featured in the Social Media seminar (as a good thing!)Then on to check out all of the great vendors including Garmin, Michelin, Selle Itaila, Shimano, Sram, Pearl Izumi, Smartwool, Cateye and soo soo many more.We are all refreshed and ready for the season....
...that was until we tried to come home Sunday morning. Huge storm, cancelled flights, lost baggage, frozen car...and next thing you know we are home at 3AM on Tues. None the less, big props to QBP & their LEED certified building, truly a leader in the bike biz, helping us help serve you better...
and Russ achieved his dream of meeting the Michelin Man

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