Funny story - last year I went to this expo and breezed through in about five minutes because I was so nervous - at that time, I had only done a couple races and I felt like a total and absolute poser. I felt like anyone in the place would say "You aren't an athlete! And you definitely aren't a triathlete!" Of course, that wouldn't have been the case had I taken the time to actually talk to the folks there. That inner voice can sometimes be a total and absolute asshole.
Anyway, this year I am rushing out to the expo in hopes of catching up with a handful of people I now know in the sport - to say hi to my team sponsor, to go have drinks after with a fantastic local coach and some of his athletes, and to maybe even recruit some people for team: roll. I also plan on trying out any awesome and cool demo products, picking up lots of freebies, and I am actually going to ENJOY the expo. My how things change in a year!!!!! Maybe I will see you there??
AND if you are looking for something to do tomorrow night in Columbus, come check out the grand opening of roll's Bexley store. It's a custom bike event - talk to the bike distributors and drool on some awesome machines. roll is carrying Cervelo now, and I am pretty sure I may need to change my pants if I get the opportunity to maybe try one out on a trainer :-)
Click on the photo above to pre-register for the event!