I then hopped on a shuttle to get to QBP headquarters, where the Frostbike festivities were happening. Frostbike is a tradeshow showcasing all of the vendors that QBP distributes. It is NOT a small show… it is like a mini-Interbike show. Of course, all the cool kids were there. BMC, Saris, Shimano, Maxxis, Titec, Profile, Fizik, Fox Racing Shox, Lazer, does any of this sound familiar? Yes, nearly every sponsor I have is a QBP vendor and this was before I started working with QBP. It is a relationship that was meant to be, really. Anyhow, visiting BMC at Frostbike is also an opportunity to visit with some of my other sponsors and their sales people. A family reunion of sorts.
The first day was the most nerve wracking. I had a photoshoot in the afternoon in my new uniform from Pactimo and then I was speaking that evening to the QBP dealers. I was most nervous about that. I mean, when I speak to a corporate group it is unlikely I will ever see anyone again but this group would certainly contain people I would end up seeing again. Particularly if I bombed it, ha!
Of course, when I was supposed to leave at 11 the next morning, I discovered my flight had been cancelled. Instead, I left at 6pm and spent most of the day doing a lot of nothing. I arrived into Toronto at 11pm and had to fly out at 8:25 am the next morning. YUCK! I had about an hour to visit with my friends Chris and Sascha before Ross and I were up again at the crack of dawn to leave again. We nearly missed our flight but that is the next story… Bermuda! Stay tuned…
The Mel McQuaid Edition Shiver (you can’t see it but there is a SWEET XTR Shadow derailleur on it)