Good surprise this morning for the V-Twin Expo grand opening. Unusual warm emperature for Ohio in winter. The last displays, bikes & parts were unloaded whithout risking to slip on ice. Nothing more depressing than to see 1 year of labor destroyed in 1 minute, and I have seen it before. Motorcycle dealers from all over the world were lining up 1/2 hour before show time and the show floor was dense with vendors from as far away as Japan. Everyting looking very good.
After a few miles of walking and stopping, of listening and talking, of hugging and congratulating for new bikes & parts, I ended up with all the participants in the uper floor of the convention center for the traditional Food/Drinks/V-twin Awards given by Easyrider Magazine to the most innovative products and bikes of the year. Too tired now to list all the recipients (promise I wil do it later), but special congratulations to friend Michael Lichter for his Lifetime Achievement for 30 years of exceptional photography to the benefit of all in our industry. Business being also conducted after-hours (I am serious), I have to leave you unti tomorrow morning.