Spent most of the day since 7am this morning doing trail maintenance here at Roger Williams Park in Providence for OutDoor Demo East. This is definitely not Bootleg Canyon in Nevada. Though I did see a bunch of bikes in the demo fleets that still had Bootleg Canyon dust on the tires and frames.
I’m way past ready to call it a day, but wanted to get at least a few photos up of setup. They were all taken with my iPhone since the van that I left the real camera in was out running errands all day so that’s why they look crappy. It was a gorgeous sunny day with not a cloud in the sky. Got close to hitting 60 degrees F. Hope the weather holds out for Tues and Wed.
First off, an overview of part of the demo area:
Santa Cruz bicycles tent:
Always great to see Civia bicycles. Come on out to try one yourself, retailers:
You can always count on a large presence for Specialized:
Rocky Mountain bikes:
Fuji has a lot of carbon fiber available to demo in their tent:
Spent most of the day pounding in the these stakes and running Interbike caution tape between them to mark the trails. Think we laid out about 3 miles of this tape today with Lance, Chip and Robert. That and raking, clipping, shoveling and picking up seemingly tons of garbage out of the woods. Why do people go out in the woods to experience nature and then trash it with urban waste? Shame. But I feel like if nothing else, we’re leaving this great park a lot cleaner. Can’t wait for the soreness tomorrow.