We went and picked up Team Rider Dave Weins yesterday from the airport. Anyone who knows Dave will confirm that he is one of the nicest, gentlest and warmest people in the whole scene. It is an honour to count him amongst my friends, and that his face genuinely lights up in friendship when he greets you.
He is leading a 100 mile ‘Grand Fondo’ today at the Otter. It involved a 7am start for him. I am sure that at the end of it, he will still be pretty fresh and joking around.
The show itself is pretty cool. We were massively busy yesterday selling product and explaining it to people. Fans of the brand were also out in force, willing to consume anything related to the brand at all. They wanted plastic bags, jerseys, t-shirts, grips, whatever (we’re a grip company). We didn’t have any t-shirts in the size they wanted, so I literally took the one off my back and sold it to them (it was fresh that morning, and brand new, so I didn’t feel that bad). Funny though to to sell the shirt off my back.
The night before last we were at the premiere of ‘Ride the Divide’. We sponsored this movie, and watching it at the IMAX was pretty good. It sees riders taking on the great divide riding from Canada to Mexico, none stop.
On another note, I am facing up to the prospect of my flight being cancelled due to the volcano. I am planning going to LA and staying in a hotel or at a colleagues house. I presume that this is all a travel insurance thing, but need to check it out. I think it may be defined as ‘an act of God’ – although given I don’t believe – I don’t know what that means for me!?