It's not so much about the stuff, although it is pretty damn cool (the new XT was very nice) it's more about the people: all walking and talking bikes.
Inevitably you see famous or at least semi-famous people just walking down the aisle next to you. In a 5 minute stretch I saw Tinker Juarez, Ned Overend, Phil Liggett and Nelson Vales.
I got to talk to Ned Overend while he was at the World Bicycle Relief booth signing autographs. I asked him what his secret was for staying so fast while getting older and he said basically staying fit and not getting injured.
Ned has been racing a long time: he won the the first mountain biking UCI World Championships in 1990, so I also asked him what he thought the biggest changes/improvements in technology had been over the years. He responded with 2 things: first, full suspension and second, lighter stronger wheels.
The cyclocross race tonight was cool. The course was laid out on some soccer fields, but it crisscrossed over them giving us a view of the whole race. It's 11:30 Vegas time and I've ben up since 3:00 a.m. Vegas time- time to sleep.