Just a thank you note to Bikeland for the free tickets to the Seattle bike show.
Had there been no tickets available, based on last yrs show, I may not have gone. As for this years show, again thanks to Bikeland, as I would have actually complained to the organizers. If a motorcycle trade & product show is any indication of the status of a country, the U.S.A. is totally buggered now. Even the vendors are embarassed, and actually one guy, Rich's seats, says that Seattle is now just a warmup for Abbotsford.
I did get word that the chain Cycle Gear, which has been shutting down stores like crazy, is planning on opening up a shop close to the Cdn border with Vancouver, and even planning to open up stores in Canada & Australia, seeing that the U.S. 'leasure goods' market has no future, no money, and is dead. Very much an eye opener!!
Only new stuff, really, was the Ducati Diavel [uglier in person, universally agreed upon by everyone who looked at it] and the Yamaha Super Tenere [a big crowd around the two models there].