blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Saturday, November 04, 2006

two trade shows

[a little background on my little post today, eurobike is looking to have a trade show in the usa, around the same time as interbike, this has been all the buzz in the bike industry this week, the following is my humble little take on it]

i say NEY to two shows, and it is simple, bike shop owners [and some exhibitors, the small indy entrepreneur, the up and comers, the backbone of the american economy] are 'PO and simply can't afford to go to two shows. afford in the sense of money and or time. most bike shops are also indy and are just making it happen. the large brand 'concept stores can afford to party, but who cares about them? they are going to carry what they are told to and only the big brands [some of which don't even exhibit].

these trade shows are just that, trade shows, not auto shows trying to sell product to consumers.

only one will survive over time.....

with that said, i think that interbike should see what it is that eurobike thinks sets them apart, better, can compete at the same time as interbike. interbike, learn from you competitor.

- now go ride

1 Comments:

  • At 8:28 PM, Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said…

    You sure are funny for such a funny guy.. no wait, that doesn't make sense...

    How about... nice post. This is far from done, but the real issue is that there is much more dialog happening now than there has been in years. THAT I like a lot.

     

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