|The biggest surprise of the show was how many attendees were existing clients of ours and it was great to meet so many of you in person! It was also nice to hear so many “my friend has a pair of your wheels and loves them” stories. As a business owner I always hope we’re heading in the right direction but hearing so many complements confirms the excellent work that Gavin, Liam and James do.
I’ve never spent a lot of time in Melbourne: I’ve holidayed there, attended the F1 around Albert Park, and I mechanic’d at the Herald Sun Tour with it’s Yarra River opener, but I’ve never become familiar with the city. This short trip reaffirmed what I knew: the weather is good, there are bike lanes everywhere, and the food is fantastic.
The lighting in the Meat Market was incredible in real-life with a mixture of sunlight and warm incandescent bulbs giving the bikes a beautiful colour, however almost every cellphone photo I took or saw was washed out and flat so I suggest you take a look at the professional’s photos. David from CyclingTips put together two great galleries:
CyclingTips – The bigwigs (ps: when did Wheelworks become a “bigwig” ??)
CyclingTips.com – The newcommers
Various bicycle shows have been organised before but this one is the first under the organisation of Corporate Cycling who did a simply fantastic job of bringing together the exhibitors and the public in the beautifully restored Meat Market venue in North Melbourne. Nathan and Michael did a simply fantastic job and no detail was overlooked: our carpeted booth was vacuumed every morning before we arrived, and there was a cargo bike delivering beer and pizza to keep us fed and happy.
All up this was an incredible show. I’ve got no doubt it will be run again next year and I’d highly recommend making the trek to Melbourne for it. Were you at the show? What did you think?