September 21, 2009

Hotter N Hell 100 Expo

For the past 28 years, Wichita Falls, TX has played host to one of the largest bike rides in the US - Hotter N Hell 100. Part of the festivities surrounding the ride is the biggest consumer bike trade show in the state. All near-by bike shops attend, as do many other vendors including Clif Bar,, SpiBelt, REI, Koobi Saddles, Pearl Izumi, and this year Skeese Greets!

Working an expo can be difficult and tiring, especially when you're there alone, but I still love doing it. Since I know many people in the industry, they offered me the chance to take a few short breaks over the three day period. One stranger even brought me BBQ because he knew I couldn't leave the booth (& it was probably the best BBQ I've ever had!) I had the opportunity to introduce many new people to the product and also talk to those who are familiar with and love the cards.

Will I make the 5 hour trek again for HH100 2010? I don't know. But I will be at two other expos coming up the weekend of October 23-25 - Longhorn Ironman 70.3 and at the LiveStrong Challenge. Stop by and say, "Hi!"


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