I did not go to Las Vegas or to Interbike.
There really only was a slim chance I would go in the first place, but for one reason I'm glad.
I am sick.
I feel pretty darn sure that one of Bob's children, fresh from the first full week of school, brought in the latest greatest middle-school germs. Children are wonderful, they're our future, and they're vectors for disease. I can't think of a SINGLE other major disease vector that we DO love-internal parasites, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, flies. Nope.
Here is a link to what WikiPedia says about vectors. The word "child" does NOT appear.
Somebody should edit that to add children but I don't feel up that right now.
Bob IS in Las Vegas helping to represent Stan's NoTubes and wouldn't you know it, he had the bug too when I called him last night. I felt horrible for him because instead of going out to dinner with his coworkers he planned to barricade himself in the hotel room and order in. Several OTHERS in the Twitterverse have also tweeted from Interbike about incubating something nasty.
So right now maybe a couple thousand industry reps, dealers, some pro racers, all sorts of people are tired and overstimulated and jetlagged and working and networking and putting in horrendously long hours at Interbike.
To sum it up, if this weren't just some nasty cold bug I'd call the CDC because wow, a whole lot MORE people are about to have a not very nice time soon.
So you know how they say, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?"
Not this time. Think Sick City, not Sin City.
Hey everybody, I hope you ALL start feeling better quick. I recommend Zicam. And hand sanitizer.
On the bright side I RACED last weekend! I actually RACED! First time since June. First cross race since last November.
I can't wait to tell you about it because it was fun, stupid, funny, sad and all of the wonderful things you normally associate with cyclocross.
But for now I'm sick. I'll get back to you on that.