Interbike 2007 Prequel

I’m in. Non-stop from the Burgh to Sin City, thankyouverymuch Southwest Airlines. Treasure Island, that’ll be my home away from home for the next five nights. I wonder if they picked the sign colors to match the crystal blue desert sky?

Treasure Island

Today’s the first day of the On-dirt Demo, but that’s not in the cards for me today. The Dirt Raggers who arrived yesterday are already out in the desert flogging fresh 2008 steeds. I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to saddle up. I just stopped by the convention center to register, and got the crazy idea to pop into the exhibit hall and snap some pictures of the mayhem that’s otherwise know as “show set up.” I just hope that I don’t get run over by a crane.


There are teams of union workers laying down padding and carpet.

carpet laying

And there’s plenty more carpet where that came from.


I wonder what goodies will adorn the now-empty Italia exhibit? Jet lag from Italy sucks. Note the workers crashed out on the hard wooden bed (lower left corner of photo).


How many union workers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Six, you got a problem with that?


Enough snooping. Back out to the heat of the strip. In the meantime, stay tuned to the Dirt Rag Blog for more reports from Interbike.