Sitting here still reeling from an intense Interbike exhaustion hangover not long after I picked my face off my desk after falling asleep post work due to getting only 4 hours of slumber, I’m struggling to find a direction to pursue in order to produce content. However, as I pour over a relatively large amount of images—some fantastic, most absolutely horrid (learning to shoot with a flash, iPhone shots at night and in fluorescent convention land), one thing keeps rising to the top—my overall Interbike experience and my experience as it related to everyone I finally got to meet that I knew from Twitter.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

The Experience

This wasn’t my first Interbike, but it was my first since 2003 and it certainly was my first as WORKING MEDIA. However, it became immediately apparent I was in over my head when it came to covering the show in its entirety. There. Is. Too. Much.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

So, I sprayed and prayed and focused on the main reason voor being there: the meets and greets. This site needs to get to the next level and that involves involvement from the industry. Even in the digital social media age, the face to face meeting is still king and the only way to really get anything done. Without patting myself on my back too much, it was sweet validation hearing from so many that they knew of me, or enjoyed my site and the work I’m doing. I’m definitely on the right track.

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Ironically discussing the Kuku Penthouse in the Mandalay penthouse.

I may be in the minority, but I can’t get enough of Interbike and I love that it’s in Vegas. I’m physically and mentally broken and I couldn’t do any more than 4 days I was there but virtually everyone is there and so much oppurtunity to connect and network was there in the open that I wanted to continue.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

Guess this is as good a place to start as any.

As for the Vegas side of it, I go there expecting everything to be nuts. While I can’t #ballsohard like I used to, I still thoroughly enjoy the excesses Vegas allows us to relish in.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

Over the bridge from Hogwarts to New York more time than I can remember.

The People

There were so many I met that I know I’ll forget a bunch of them. Then there where those I recognized, but didn’t get a chance to say hello. And those who I recognized, but due to extreme fatigue, overwhelmed senses, I couldn’t recall their names. I wish I got more shots but I simply couldn’t bring myself to snap a pic of everyone I met, because creepy and annoying. Yet every encounter was delightful.

Here are just a few of those I did take a moment to capture.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience
@Helmeteer_Chris of @lazerhelmets and @RickTillery of @mercurycycling.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

@BikesAndBruises was pulling nonstop shots at the H2 booth.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

Finally meeting @dkcholo of @GrimpeurBros! Photo taken by @Cycleast.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

#BikeDC in Vegas! Katie of @RevCycles, Tim of @BikeArlington and Jakob of @BikeLeague.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

@CaleyFretz of @VeloNews and @KevMosaic of @MosaicCycles

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

ALL THE INTERNET!! @AttnKatDaley, @SpencerHaugh and @CyclismasEditor!!

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

@JeffKerkove of @Ergon_Intl.

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

THIS. Unicorn Tears shots with @HBStache crew!

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

HAIR BATTLE! FIGHT! Then I took a pregnancy test.

The Rest of the People and the Experience

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

Interboredom 2013: The People & The Experience

  • Lesli Cohen

    Where is the “LOVE” button for this Vegas edition of ScreenCap Recap?

    • Dan Gerous

      The love button… this sounds weird. Remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. 😉

      • Cycleboredom

        Hahaha! I was thinking the same thing!

  • Twisted Spoke

    Hey Boredom, glad to had a great time at Interbike. My first time was three years ago and it truly was sensory overload and that’s before you hit the town every night. Missed it this year but i will not let that happen next year!

    • Cycleboredom

      It’s definitely an overload, but not to be missed. Nearly everything/everyone is there.

  • http://helmeteering.tumblr.com/ Christopher Smith

    It was great to see you there!

    • Cycleboredom

      You too, breh! Never enough time to talk, but still great regardless.

  • Jeff Zaayer

    Tom Ritchey’s moustache impregnated Mario Cippolini merely from photos of both being in the same post