LAS VEGAS -- The bicycle industry's annual trade show is a dream world for bicyclists.
For me, it's my first serious efforts to market Alan Snel Bicycle Energy, LLC in a face-to-face manner to bicycle manufacturers, dealers, companies and groups.
My Fast 5 Observations about Interbike:
-- The National Bicycle Dealers Association seminars are excellent. I liked the one where the speaker spent 90 minutes offering hints, tips and suggestions on how best to provide service and repairs to customers. Be empathetic, don't use techno language and use the word, 'we," a lot.
-- The accessories are to kill for -- it's delightful to see the array of colorful and cool bicycle bags, lights, baskets and clothing at the show.
-- The segments of urban bikes, cruiser bikes and electric bikes are growing.
-- It's fun just to float around the show and let your spirit take you from booth.
-- It's amazing how easy it is to talk bicycling with people from around the country.