Back into good training routine tomorrow after the craziness of Vegas, but I’ll be posting my thoughts on the show on Slowtwitch in the upcoming week. Some initial thoughts:
- Carbon is still king. Every year, more and more things get made out of carbon
- Innovation is alive and well, and usually occurs in the most unexpected places. Again, small companies often had the biggest surprises. And I think there are some really great small products that can make a big difference for people. There were a few, very few, items where I said, “I would totally pay for that.” eSoles was that for me last year. This years, is going to be a surprise, I think. It certainly surprised me.
- Some bike companies still just don’t get it. I’m sorry (not really) if I rolled my eyes at you when you told me one of the many falsehoods of fit for timed races (aka fitting someone on a bike with aerobars, aka “tri/tt bike” fit) usually prefaced with the phrase “I’m sure you already know this…” What I know is that you don’t know what you are talking about.
- Vegas is awesome, though a bit overwhelming at times.
I’m especially happy to be settled in at the GTC, where my new Benriner mandoline was waitinf for me, as well as a copy of the new and revised 75th anniversary edition of Joy of Cooking (special for you, Paulo), and also a copy of the Thai cooking bible Cracking The Coconut. I also got some new and secret stuff that I’ll be testing and reviewing for Slowtwitch. And also some good leads on stuff that I will be testing.