Interbike 2013 - Day 2

Sep 17, 2013
by Margus Riga  
 
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Day two of Interbike 2013 was the last day of the dreaded dirt demo. Dreaded not for the sick bikes, great people and free beer, but purely for the heat and blinding wind that can wreak havoc on everyone and everything.

Shuttle bus blues.
  Shuttle bus blues.

Mike Dettmers of Intense Bicycles.
  Mike Dettmers of Intense Bicycles.

Making sure you bike testers were legit. The bike patrol was giving out tickets to anyone caught walking their bikes on the trails.
  Making sure the bike testers were legit. The bike patrol were giving out tickets to anyone caught walking their bikes on the trails.

Bernd Stucke and Landon Sterling of Evoc.
  Bernd Stucke and Landon Sterling of Evoc.

Bootleg Canyon claims another victim.
  Bootleg Canyon claims another victim.

Dirt demo in one word HOT.
  Dirt demo in one word: HOT.

Desert hydration station.
  When it's past 12pm the desert hydration station picks up the pace.

 Hey your Margus Riga aren t you Go f*ck yourself.
  "Hey you're Margus Riga aren't you? Go f*ck yourself."

Seth Beiden of Camelback.
  Seth Beiden of Camelback.

Gabe Shroder of Smith Optics.
  Gabe Shroder of Smith Optics.

Demo board.
  Demo board.

Mechanic s best friend.
  Mechanic's best friend.

If you don t bring your own pedals to the dirt demo you re stuck with the dreaded flats bin.
  If you don't bring your own pedals to the dirt demo, you're stuck with the dreaded flats bin.

Yet another way to use bike components to open beer. It would be interesting to know how many different ways there actually are
  Yet another way to use bike components to open beer. It would be interesting to know how many different ways there actually are?

The faster the booths get pulled down the better the beer tastes.
  The faster the booths get pulled down, the better the beer tastes.

  Pack it and stack it... and party.

  Dirt demo done, indoor show to go.

70 Comments

  • + 148
 If you can't open a beer with whatever object you have on hand, you probably don't deserve the beer.
  • + 28
 Did a bottle of wine for my GF with a 3 inch drywall screw and a pair of tongs the other day....
  • + 15
 They make 3 inch drywall screws? I don't think I have ever seen a three inch drywall and I have put up some drywall in my time!
What the heck would be the point of a three inch drywall screw?
  • + 7
 Not a clue it may've just been a regular wood screw we found it in the closet at my Gf's apartment on campus and went with it...
  • + 10
 We use 75mm (3inch) drywall screws for overlaying lathe and plaster ceilings with plasterboard, commonly used in the UK.
  • + 9
 And there you go.
  • + 43
 "Today on This Old House....."
  • + 3
 I'm a drywaller for a living.....and they definitely make 3" drywall screws! Just Don't use them often. I've done 3 layers of 5/8" DW for fire rating then put 3/4" plywood over top of the DW....2 ⅝" of material...need a minimum of 3" screws...the ones we use were 3 ½" DW screws.
  • + 8
 3.5" Drywall Screws!
Man I need to get out of the office more!
  • + 11
 Silly drywallers
  • + 37
 Welcome to drywallers international convention, we would like to thank pinkbike for hosting this event.
  • + 1
 What's funny is that I too have used a 3" wood screw and pliers to open bottles of wine as well, hahaa.
  • - 2
 if you have teeth, you can open a beer!
  • + 6
 If you have teeth, you can destroy them on a beer.
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  • + 57
 Only thing those guys have been patroling is the buffet.
  • + 3
 Some of those older local guys have been riding there a long time and are really fast despite their..plus sized..stature
  • + 13
 10 to 1 there are donuts in that dudes' paper bag
  • - 3
 $10 on that bet.
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  • + 45
 "Flats bin" I see a set of mallets in there.
  • + 4
 they become flats when you break them... sorta
  • + 36
 I bet there were more of such bins, filled with CB products used only once
  • - 3
 I would just walk off with the bin Razz
  • + 8
 Bin raider!!!
  • + 1
 i see all 50/50 basicly... the old ones and new ones...
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  • + 18
 alcohol and spd's:
a match made in hell
  • + 5
 if you combine drinking and keep on riding on them .. well yes lol
  • + 1
 I remember entering a Coors Dual Descender years ago where they were giving all entrants free Beer...
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  • + 4
 As a local rider, I suffer the fuego del diablo at Bootleg Canyon every day the temp exceeds 90 F. You gotta check it out at dawn. That park has the desert magic.
  • + 1
 Bootleg canyon was super fun, you guys have some amazing trails here! Drastically different than where I'm from. I had a blast, can't wait to ride out here again.
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  • + 4
 Hey Mr bike patrol man, with the Santa Cruz. Get some lube on that sh1thouse chain of yours!!!
  • + 3
 and his stomach as well !! :-))
  • + 1
 Woods, I'll give his chain the benefit of the doubt, 'cause if the dirt and dust there is iron-rich, any chain will look 'rusty' from 8 feet away.
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  • + 3
 The photo of the bike patrol is a most accurate depiction of what I look like decked in my gear.
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  • + 1
 Jesus Christ people, I remember when this site was about riding...comments like most of those warrant rebranding as pinkbitch.com! Go ride for shit's sake!
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  • + 3
 I'm getting kinda annoyed with this washed out under exposed look.
  • + 2
 I works for some stuff, but not all the time. I had to desaturate my stuff for Rocky Mountain as it had "too much color and contrast" when paired up in an article with Margus. But on this it works 100%.
  • + 1
 I agree. I could also do without the vignetting. It's pretty over the top in a lot of his images if you ask me.
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  • + 1
 Hey! People flipping me off when I take pics is my thing! I want some copyright action here!
  • - 17
 it just kills me that PB doesnt pick a picture for POD if the rider isnt wearing a helmet because they dont want to set a 'bad example'. yet they post shit like that.. (and also use it for the pic on the home page)

c'mon pb, make up your mind!
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  • + 2
 middle fingers for days...so classy... :/
  • + 2
 They might as well put the caption: "smell my finger" after it!
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  • + 1
 Those USA tanks sure are trending hard of late! must be an obey design or ?
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  • + 0
 wtf is with all the middle finger posing with these IB articles ? It's really annoying and pointless.
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  • + 0
 Margus shots are simply awesome! I guess he could drop his camera and still get an awesome shot! tup
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  • + 1
 It's always past 12pm somewhere in the world, bottoms up!
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  • + 0
 Another great beer opening technique: shop.reef.com/leather-fanning/d/1020
  • + 5
 That's a flip flop
  • - 1
 Yeah, with a beer bottle opener on the bottom
  • + 19
 The flip flop only works until you step in dog sh*t. And you're 14 dude.
  • - 1
 well, I can still drink soda!
  • + 1
 I've got those Reef flips...work like a champ!
  • + 2
 forget the reefs, this is what i got on my DJ right now!

surlybikes.com/parts/small_parts/tuggnut
  • + 2
 There was also a trek commuter, I think the "Big Earl" that had an opener built into the toptube on the frame, and someone makes a headset spacer with an opener built in as well.
  • - 1
 Would be hilarious if one were to tap dance on a crate of beer with those flip flops!
  • + 1
 ive got the mandles as well, and the bottle opener gets caught on anything sticking out of the ground
  • + 1
 Are you sure that the Earth worms are not trying to get you to open their beer kegs?
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  • + 1
 My bike is one big beer opener
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  • + 0
 oh wow, tough guys and industry hipsters.....so dangerous!
  • + 7
 ...but always more dangerous than anonymous internet commentators.
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  • + 0
 raise your fingers!
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